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Undertreated Psoriasis Patients Need Answers

Undertreated Psoriasis Patients Need Answers By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH A 2021 study concluded that psoriasis continues to be a common inflammatory disease, affecting more than 7.5 million adults in the US alone --  3.0% of the US adult population.1  By far the most common form (80% of cases)2 is plaque psoriasis, [...]

What’s one of the top ten mysterious diseases? Sarcoidosis

What’s one of the top ten mysterious diseases? Sarcoidosis By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH Rare disease sufferers may be few in number for a particular condition, but they are an army of survivors when they’re together.  Sarcoidosis is one of the 3000 rare diseases represented in Inspire’s community.  With 600,000 Inspire members [...]

Living with a Mysterious Illness: Scleroderma

Living with a Mysterious Illness: Scleroderma By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH Unless you’re a specialist, you might not recognize a chronic disease that is named for its effect on the skin -- but might not appear there. It’s scleroderma. In fact, the symptoms vary greatly for each person: From 75-90% of patients [...]

For Psoriasis Awareness Month: The Psoriasis Support Community on Inspire Talks Treatments

For Psoriasis Awareness Month: The Psoriasis Support Community on Inspire Talks Treatments By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH Try to list chronic illnesses that you think have a major effect on the person’s daily quality of life. You can probably think of several, but is psoriasis on the list? It ought to be. [...]