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BARRINGTON, Illinois (February 20, 2006) -- While the often-devastating impact of rosacea on facial appearance is well recognized, a new survey shows that physical discomfort is also experienced by the majority of people with this red-faced, acne-like disorder now estimated to affect more than 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (January 11, 2006) -- The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced that five new studies have been awarded funding as part of its research grants program to advance scientific knowledge of the potential causes and other key aspects of this chronic and potentially devastating disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (August 15, 2005) -- No matter whether a person has a mild, moderate or severe case of rosacea -- a red-faced, acne-like disorder affecting an estimated 14 million Americans -- it can be devastating to one's social life, often making it difficult to appear in public or establish new relationships because of its effect on personal appearance, according to a new survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society and published in Rosacea Review.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (May 13, 2005) -- The National Rosacea Society today announced that new grants are available in 2005 to support research into the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea, a chronic and often life-disruptive disorder of the facial skin and eyes, now estimated to affect 14 million Americans. The awarding of six research grants totaling $146,419 was announced earlier this year.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (May 13, 2005) -- The National Rosacea Society today announced that new grants are available in 2005 to support research into the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea, a chronic and often life-disruptive disorder of the facial skin and eyes, now estimated to affect 14 million Americans. The awarding of six research grants totaling $146,419 was announced earlier this year.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (April 21, 2005) -- Although rosacea has been classified into four common patterns of signs and symptoms known as subtypes, a new survey by the National Rosacea Society suggests that most of America's estimated 14 million rosacea sufferers experience a progression in their condition beyond one subtype.

CHICAGO (April 1, 2005) -- An estimated 14 million Americans suffer from an embarrassing and potentially serious facial disorder known as rosacea, but most of them don't know it. April has been designated Rosacea Awareness Month by the National Rosacea Society to alert the public to its warning signs and to encourage those who may suffer from this widespread acne-like condition to seek diagnosis and treatment before it increasingly disrupts their daily lives.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (March 1, 2005) -- While exercise may promote good health, a new survey shows that fitness without flushing is often essential for many people with rosacea, a red-faced, acne-like facial disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (January 11, 2005) -- The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced that six new studies have been awarded funding as part of its research grants program to expand scientific knowledge of this widespread but poorly understood skin disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (September 24, 2004) -- The National Rosacea Society has introduced the first standard grading system for the study and clinical assessment of rosacea, developed by a consensus committee and review panel of 17 rosacea experts worldwide and recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (August 9, 2004) - The National Rosacea Society has introduced an innovative consumer booklet called the "Rosacea Diary" to help rosacea patients find and avoid environmental and lifestyle factors that may trigger or aggravate their individual cases of this conspicuous facial disorder estimated to affect 14 million Americans.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 3, 2004) -- Researchers have successfully demonstrated a possible role for bacteria associated with microscopic mites -- known as Demodex folliculorum -- in the development of subtype 2 (papulopustular) rosacea, an increasingly common facial condition characterized by persistent redness with papules (bumps) and pustules (pimples), according to study results presented during the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology here. It is estimated that rosacea affects more than 14 million Americans.

CHICAGO (March 1, 2004) -- Red or watery eyes go along with red faces for many of the estimated 14 million Americans with rosacea, adding to their discomfort and even threatening their vision if allowed to become severe. March has been designated Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the early warning signs of this widespread and often embarrassing facial disorder, and to encourage those who may have this condition to seek medical help before it increasingly disrupts their daily lives.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (February 11, 2004) -- A new survey by the National Rosacea Society found that certain alcoholic beverages may aggravate rosacea more than others, while also dispelling the common myth that this red-faced condition -- estimated to affect 14 million Americans -- is caused by heavy drinking.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (December 12, 2003) -- The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced that five new studies have been awarded funding as part of its research grants program to expand scientific knowledge of this widespread but poorly understood dermatological disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (October 27, 2003) -- A traffic stoplight may just be the visual reminder people with rosacea should keep in mind when visiting the cosmetic counter, as a new survey found that green-tone and yellow-based makeup often help control the redness of this acne-like facial disorder affecting an estimated 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (September 23, 2003) -- The National Rosacea Society has introduced the first consumer education booklet on rosacea that incorporates the new standard diagnostic criteria for this common but poorly understood facial disorder affecting an estimated 14 million Americans. The new diagnostic guidelines were developed by 17 rosacea experts worldwide, and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (July 17, 2003) -- From hot peppers to horseradish, strong flavored fare may have no place on the plates of many people with rosacea. A new survey by the National Rosacea Society has identified a broad range of hot spicy foods that often trigger or aggravate this red-faced, acne-like facial disorder affecting an estimated 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (May 16, 2003) -- The common and often life-disruptive facial disorder known as rosacea is much more than a cosmetic problem and may require broader awareness within the medical community, according to a new patient survey by the National Rosacea Society. The red-faced, acne-like condition is now estimated to affect more than 14 million Americans.

BARRINGTON, Illinois (December 6, 2002) -- The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced that five new studies of rosacea have been awarded funding as part of its research grants program to expand scientific knowledge of this widespread but poorly understood facial disorder, estimated to affect 14 million Americans.

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