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Heather Durocher

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Heather wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Psoriasis.

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Scalp Psoriasis: How to Treat this Tricky Area

Scalp Psoriasis Is Tricky

Don't let flaky scalp psoriasis consume your life. Here's how I reduce flakes and keep scalp psoriasis to a minimum.

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Choosing the Best Treatment for Your Psoriasis

While there’s no one-treatment-fits-all approach when it comes to psoriasis, the good news is that numerous options are available to help manage this autoimmune disease. My last post was about the five kinds of psoriasis - plaque, guttate, inverse, p...

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Different Kinds of Psoriasis

The most common form of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis - about 80 percent of us who have the disease experience this kind - and typically you only have one type at a time. But psoriasis can appear in a number of forms; I’ve personally had two kinds: p...

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Pregnancy & Psoriasis: Your Treatment Before, During & After Having a Baby

At the times I became pregnant with my three children, my psoriasis wasn’t at its worst. I had spots here and there, though it definitely wasn’t widespread (that would come later). Looking back, I realize how fortunate I was to have mild psoriasis at ...

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Joint Pain? How to Know if You have Psoriatic Arthritis

As many as 30 percent of people with psoriasis actually have psoriatic arthritis, a form of inflammatory arthritis. How do you know, though, if the aches and pains you’re experiencing are of the normal, everyday variety or are something more serious? ...

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LeAnn Rimes Talks Psoriasis and Healthy Living

You’ve probably seen or heard more of singer-songwriter/actress LeAnn Rimes lately, if not on the radio belting out one of her well-known country-music tunes in that amazing voice of hers, then on TV - she sang the National Anthem during the Final Fo...