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Minding Your Skin

The connection between psoriasis and depression is clear. Finding the right treatment can help you heal inside and out.

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How to Reduce Your Risk of a Stroke With Psoriasis

There is increasing evidence that psoriasis is associated with a higher risk of stroke and other cardiovascular disorders as compared to the general population.

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Thyroid, Psoriasis, and Psoriatic Arthritis: How Autoimmune Conditions Are Related

Why does having psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis also raise your risks for thyroid conditions? Find out how these autoimmune conditions are related.

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World Psoriasis Day: Treat Psoriasis Seriously

Start taking your psoriasis seriously on World Psoriasis Day. Learn from the National Psoriasis Foundation what you need to do to to live your best life with psoriasis.

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The Link Between Osteoporosis/Osteopenia and Psoriatic Arthritis and How to Protect Your Bones

Read the science behind the connection between psoriatic arthritis and osteoporosis and osteopenia, as well as tips for preventing bone damage.

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Psoriasis: 5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes

The inflammatory nature of psoriasis can increase risk of developing eye disorders such as uveitis, dry eye, and conjunctivitis. Learn five tips for protecting your eyes.

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Treat Your Psoriasis

It’s not about being rid of flaky psoriasis patches. Treating psoriasis is about averting significant health risks, including joint damage and heart disease.

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Anti-Aging Treatments With Psoriasis?

If you live with psoriasis, you might think anti-aging treatments — from microdermabrasion to chemical peels — are off-limits. The truth is more complicated.

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How to Navigate Step Therapy for Psoriasis

You could be going through step therapy — when insurance companies try less expensive treatments before offering the goods — and not even know it.

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Exploring the Link Between Sleep Apnea and Psoriasis

Psoriasis and sleep apnea share a common link — inflammation. Does this mean these two conditions are connected?