Living with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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When people refer to “lupus,” they refer to the most common form, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). SLE is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its tissues, causing widespread inflammation. Tissue damage in the affected organs is the result. It can affect joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels and can be …

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National Healthy Skin Month

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Did you know that the skin is your body’s largest organ? The skin has vital job functions like protecting against trauma, regulating body temperature, keeping crucial nutrients in the body, and helping to prevent dangerous substances from entering the body. It’s only fitting it should have a month that promotes how to keep it healthy, …

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How to Recognize Migraines in Children

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Anyone who’s experienced a migraine knows what the pain is like. Knowing that children get them too with the same severity, is heartbreaking. 1 in 5 children and teens are prone to headaches, with around 5% struggling with migraines as young as four. Children and teens may react differently than adults when a migraine hits, …

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What Happens During A Skin Cancer Screening?

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Skin cancer occurs when there is an out of control growth of abnormal cells in the skin’s outermost layer. The growths are caused by unrepaired DNA damage that triggers mutations and can cause malignant tumors to form. According to the AAD, One in five adults will develop skin cancer before the age of 70. Fortunately, …

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What’s the Difference Between Migraines and Headaches?

Headaches, migraines

Migraines and headaches are different things that do have some similarities. They are both bothersome, vary in frequency and strength, and also have different classifications within them. Headache disorders cover both headaches and migraines, and naturally, people tend to get them confused. If you are suffering from frequent headaches, knowing the difference between them may …

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Why We Need Volunteers for Research

Why we need volunteers for research

Have you ever wondered what our research side of the business does here at ForCare? Though all of our patients are equally important, the work we do in research ensures future treatment options for everyone. These new possibilities would never make it to the public without the work of volunteers participating in research studies. Why …

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Psoriasis Awareness Month

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, and for the 8 million Americans with psoriasis, it’s a big deal. This month is an opportunity to inform and educate those that have psoriasis about what triggers it and how it is managed. It also serves as a time to make the public aware of the signs and symptoms …

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The Most Common Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints’ lining. The immune response causes joint inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints and is the main differentiating factor between RA and osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis results from mechanical wear and tear on the joints. 1.5 million Americans have rheumatoid arthritis, …

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July is UV Safety Awareness Month

Protecting your skin throughout all stages of your life is essential. July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and summer is the perfect time to remember how vital sun safety is. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer before the age of 70. …

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Are Hives Triggered by Summer Heat?

Hives, or urticaria, appear as itchy welts on the skin. They can be caused by many different things and are never fun to experience. Some people get them a couple of times in their lives, while others have them chronically. When your body temperature rises, your skin may react to heat or sweat. But one …

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Our office will now require face masks or face coverings to enter our facility due to COVID and Tampa mandate.