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Posted: 03/12/2010

Although subtype 3 (phymatous) rosacea often involves excess tissue, it can be effectively treated with a range of options appropriate for the severity of the case, according to the standard management options for rosacea recently published by the National Rosacea Society.1

Posted: 02/16/2010

The Winter Rosacea Review is now online. This issue discusses the growing incidence of rosacea, as well as results of research funded by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) that point to a new cause of flushing.

Posted: 02/04/2010

Although the number of people with rosacea continues to rise with the growth and aging of the U.S. population, most fail to recognize the warning signs of this potentially life-disruptive disorder now estimated to affect well over 14 million Americans. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the signs and symptoms of this chronic and conspicuous facial condition and to emphasize the importance of seeking medical help.

Posted: 01/28/2010

Rosacea is the featured topic of a recent segment on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America Health. Dr. Doris Day, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University, discusses signs and symptoms of the disorder as well as treatment options and avoidance of triggers.

To watch the entire interview, click here.

Posted: 01/21/2010

Heat often brings on the signs and symptoms of rosacea, and this can be a problem even in the frosty winter months, according to a recent National Rosacea Society survey of 424 rosacea patients.

Posted: 01/11/2010

Researchers have now identified the molecular pathway for flushing caused by niacin -- also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid, and found in many foods -- according to a study recently completed by Dr. Robert Walters and colleagues at Duke University and funded by the National Rosacea Society (NRS). The new findings may lead to future improvements in the treatment or prevention of rosacea, which is commonly associated with flushing.

Posted: 12/10/2009


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Posted: 11/19/2009

The Fall Rosacea Review is now online. This issue announces the publication of new standard patient care options developed by a consensus committee of 26 rosacea experts as well as results of ongoing research that is increasing medical understanding of the disorder.

Posted: 11/12/2009

The best offense against a common skin problem such as rosacea is a strong defense, according to Charla Krupp, noted beauty expert and best-selling author, in offering some "makeup makeover" tips and other advice to help rosacea sufferers look their best.

Posted: 10/23/2009

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has published new standard patient care options for rosacea, developed by a consensus committee and review panel of 26 rosacea experts, and articles on the various options for controlling the many potential aspects of this widespread disorder will appear in future issues of Rosacea Review.1

Posted: 10/01/2009

Results of research funded by donations from members of the National Rosacea Society (NRS) are not only increasing medical understanding of the disorder, but are now revealing potential causes that may lead scientists toward important new advances in therapy.

Posted: 08/25/2009

The Summer Rosacea Review is now online. This issue highlights the National Rosacea Society’s efforts to increase awareness of the condition, as well as new study results on the potential link between emotional stress and rosacea.

Posted: 07/27/2009

New grants are available from the National Rosacea Society (NRS) to support research on potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its treatment and potential cure or prevention. Medical researchers can obtain application forms by contacting the National Rosacea Society, 800 South Northwest Highway, Suite 200, Barrington, Illinois 60010, telephone 888/662-5874, fax 847/382-5567, e-mail rosaceas@aol.com or by filling out the request form here.

Posted: 07/10/2009

The same biochemical process that causes people to flush when alarmed or embarrassed may be linked to the development of rosacea, according to findings presented by Dr. Richard Granstein, chairman of dermatology at Cornell University, during the recent Society for Investigative Dermatology annual meeting.

Posted: 06/04/2009

While the sunny days of summer may be associated with outdoor fun, new survey results show that it is also the time when people with rosacea must take the most precautions to prevent flare-ups of this unsightly, red-faced disorder now estimated to affect well over 14 million Americans. For many, the survey also found that even the cold days of winter can present special challenges.

Posted: 05/11/2009

The Spring 2009 Rosacea Review is now online. This issue announces the awarding of four new research grants by the National Rosacea Society, plus an article on essential steps to successfully manage rosacea.

Posted: 04/06/2009

As if today's economy were not stressful enough, growing millions of Americans now face the embarrassment of a mysterious red-faced disorder that can wreak havoc on their emotional, social and professional lives. April has been designated as Rosacea Awareness Month by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) to alert the public to the warning signs of this chronic but treatable facial disorder now estimated to affect well over 14 million Americans.

Posted: 03/27/2009

A new section on Skin Care & Cosmetics, a topic of interest to many rosacea patients, is now featured on rosacea.org. There you will find information and tips on facial cleansing, skin care and makeup for rosacea, key components of personal care that can make a visible difference in managing rosacea and improving appearance.

Posted: 03/18/2009

Both a blistering sunburn and a family history of rosacea were associated with the presence of rosacea, according to study results presented by Dr. Alexa Boer Kimball, associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

In the study, 65 individuals with rosacea and 65 healthy control subjects underwent a facial skin exam, completed a questionnaire, and were measured for height, weight and blood pressure. In general, Dr. Kimball said, the cases of rosacea were moderate to severe.

Posted: 02/26/2009

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has awarded funding to four new studies as part of its research grants program to advance scientific knowledge of the potential causes and other key aspects of this chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.


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The National Rosacea Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people with rosacea by raising awareness, providing public health information and supporting medical research on this widespread but little-known disorder. The information the Society provides should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace

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