Amy Tudor, Patient Expert

Amy wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Psoriasis.

When Picking Your Skin Goes Too Far: A HealthCentral Explainer

Nearly everyone picks his or her skin from time to time to free an ingrown hair, trim a hangnail or cuticle, or to “take care” of a pimple or other skin blemish. It’s pretty normal, right? Well, if you’re over the age of, say, 35, you may recall that ...
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Does Gum Make You Dumb? It Depends, Study Finds

Credit: Thinkstock Many people – including those with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – swear that chewing gum helps them perform better on schoolwork and other tasks that require concentration. Some even suggest that chewing gum shou...
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The Carbohydrate Quiz

Are you counting your carbs" One of the most important parts of maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is keeping a careful eye on how many carbs you’re eating so you can take enough insulin to turn those carbs into energy! The better we become ...
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Are You Sun Savvy?

Studies show that not getting enough sun can lead to dangerously low vitamin D levels, while getting too much sun exposure ups skin cancer risk. So how do you achieve balance? Take this quiz to see how you fare.
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Understanding the Stages of Melanoma

If you’ve been diagnosed with melanoma, you may have heard your doctor talk about the stage of the disease. But how does your doctor come to this specific diagnosis, and what do the different stages mean? First, it’s important to know that melanoma h...
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How Much Do You Know About Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition affecting more than 7.5 million Americans. Although psoriasis is considered a common skin condition, many people do not know much about it. Test your knowledge of psoriasis by taking our quiz.
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