Do Celebrities With Psoriasis Help the Cause?
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Do Celebrities With Psoriasis Help the Cause?

Patient Advocate Alisha Bridges appreciates hearing about psoriatic disease on a bigger stage — but is it enough to help viewers truly relate?

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