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Psoriasis and Obesity: An Unlikely Duo that Might Share a Genetic Cause
A new study has uncovered a potential shared genetic source between psoriasis and obesity, which could also address a connection among psoriasis, type 2 diabetes, and body mass index (BMI).
Rosacea patients are at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to new research.
Patients afflicted with psoriasis have higher odds of developing abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Although popular acne treatment isotretinoin (Accutane) has been known to cause birth defects, many women still fail to follow simple contraception rules.
Patient adherence to oral antibiotic therapy for skin and soft tissue infections after hospital discharge appears to be low and associated with poor clinical outcomes.
Physicians, hospitals and large provider groups are beginning to understand the high costs of physician burnout.
Layoffs are tough. But, the economic downturn, lower insurance reimbursements, increased business expenses and the expectation that medical practices “do more with less” may make layoffs unavoidable.
Top-line results from a phase 3 trial indicate that twice-daily tofacitinib 5 mg and 10 mg are both superior to placebo in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.

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