Podcast Series Offers Help For Psoriasis Sufferers

October 15, 2009

(NewsUSA) – Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects
as many as one in 50 Americans, yet many sufferers may feel isolated as they struggle to understand
and treat this life-altering disease.

To help these individuals feel less alone and increase their understanding of the disease,
Psoriasis Cure Now, a nonprofit patient advocacy group, is offering a series of free educational
podcasts on its Web site,

Featuring interviews with
leading psoriasis experts and psoriasis sufferers, these podcasts are like mini radio shows that
people can download to their computer or iPod, Apple's portable music device. This new technology
gives users the flexibility to learn more about the disease whenever they have the time.

"These podcasts enable anyone with access to a computer to learn from top experts about their
psoriasis treatment options," said Michael Paranzino, president of Psoriasis Cure Now. "They will
also hear successful strategies from other patients for coping with this troubling

Listeners will learn about treatment options they can discuss with their doctors.
Topics range from treatment strategies for hands and feet, treatments for children, how to deal
with obesity and depression that can accompany psoriasis and the latest "biologic" treatments.

In addition, the podcast series will give psoriasis sufferers the chance to hear
inspirational stories about how others have dealt with their condition and regained the freedom to
live their lives.

Tim Savage, who is featured in one of the podcast interviews, knows about the
challenges of living with this condition.

"As a sign language interpreter, I felt very uncomfortable about the psoriasis on
my hands. I struggled with treatments for years before I found the right one that helped change my
life," said Savage. "I hope that listeners who download my story will learn that they are not alone
and that they should talk to their doctor about new treatment options, like Raptiva, that helped

To learn more about this new educational tool and download a podcast to your computer or
iPod, visit