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Casey Nilsson

Patient Advocate

Casey Nilsson, an award-winning journalist and magazine editor based in Rhode Island, writes about autoimmune disease for HealthCentral. Casey is a 2018 Association of Health Care Journalists fellow, and her reporting on unfair labor conditions for people with disabilities was a finalist for the City and Regional Magazine Association Awards. Diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2016, Casey enjoys digging into rheumatologic news, research and trends.

Latest by Casey Nilsson

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Tests

Decoding Your Psoriatic Arthritis Bloodwork

Psoriatic disease is all about inflammation. Your blood work will tell you the full story, but it helps to know how to decode the results. Learn what your results are saying.

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Treatment

9 Ways to Keep Costs Down for Psoriasis

Psoriasis treatment is expensive – costing the average person $8000 a year. Casey Nilsson offers some creative ideas for cost savings, from coupons to patient assistance.

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Symptoms

Try Home Phototherapy for Psoriasis

Phototherapy can be a great way to treat psoriasis. Find out why at-home options can be just as effective as treatments in a doctor’s office.

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Cost of Care

The Real Cost of Psoriasis

Americans spend $112 billion in psoriasis costs a year. Casey Nilsson discusses the price of treatment, health insurance reforms, and how to control the costs.

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Parenting

Tips For Parenting With Psoriatic Arthritis

Managing PsA as a parent is no small feat. It requires organization, creativity, and patience. Here's how to make your job easier.

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Symptoms

11 Signs You Might Have Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis attacks joints all over the body. Here are 11 signs and symptoms that you should get checked out right away.

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Diagnosis

Psoriatic Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The right treatment for psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis begins with a diagnosis. Here's how you can tell these two conditions apart.

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Living With

9 Quick Ways to Tidy Up Psoriasis Flakes

Need some clean-up interventions to keep your psoriasis flakes at bay? Health writer Casey Nilsson offers some quick, easy ways to tidy them up.

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Top 9 Sources for Psoriatic Arthritis News

Live better with PsA by getting the right information through these 9 easy-to-access psoriatic arthritis news sources.

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Complications

Debunking 9 Psoriatic Arthritis Myths

Is there a cure for psoriatic arthritis, does it always include psoriasis, and do biologic medications give you cancer? Let's finally debunk these PsA myths.