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Mysterious Red-Faced Disorder Leaves 16 Million Feeling Blue

CHICAGO (April 2, 2012) — While rosacea has become increasingly recognized as a common and conspicuous red-faced disorder, mounting evidence has shown that it can cause far more emotional stress and physical pain than previously known. 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 and often progressive condition now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

Rosacea Awareness Month Spotlights Effects Of Rosacea Beyond Appearance

BARRINGTON, Illinois (February 2, 2012) — Emotional stress and physical pain are among the invisible components of rosacea beyond its red-faced, conspicuous appearance, according to new patient surveys by the National Rosacea Society (NRS). The NRS has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the warning signs of this chronic and often life-disruptive facial disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

National Rosacea Society Awards New Grants For Medical Research

BARRINGTON, Illinois (November 7, 2011) - The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced that it has awarded funding to three new studies in addition to continuing support for five ongoing studies as part of its research grants program to increase knowledge and understanding of the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea, which is now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

Critical Clues Can Save Millions from Ravages of Facial Disorder

CHICAGO (April 4, 2011) -- Today's expanding knowledge of the many potential signs and symptoms of rosacea can help unmask this widespread but poorly understood facial disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the warning signs of rosacea and to encourage those who suffer from this conspicuous and often embarrassing condition to seek diagnosis and appropriate treatment before it increasingly disrupts their daily lives.

Rosacea Awareness Month Sheds Light on 'The Great Impostor'

BARRINGTON, Illinois (February 9, 2011) -- The many potential signs and symptoms of rosacea may so closely mimic other skin conditions that it has often been called "The Great Impostor." The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the warning signs of this chronic and conspicuous facial disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

National Rosacea Society Awards New Grants for Medical Research

BARRINGTON, Illinois (July 16, 2010) -- The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced that it has awarded funding to three new studies and continues to fund three ongoing studies as part of its research grants program to advance scientific knowledge of the potential causes and other key aspects of this often life-disruptive disorder, which is now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

New Survey Finds Rosacea Worsens with Exposure to Heat Sources

BARRINGTON, Illinois (May 25, 2010) -- While many adults still look forward to summer as eagerly as schoolchildren, new survey results show that increased exposure to sun and hot weather can wreak havoc on those with rosacea, a widespread, red-faced skin disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. The survey also found that a variety of common heat sources can affect the condition year-round.

Rosacea Riddle Now Threatens More Than 16 Million Americans

CHICAGO (April 1, 2010) -- The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced today that the estimated number of Americans now suffering from rosacea has increased to 16 million, while untold millions more may be in temporary remission. April is designated as Rosacea Awareness Month by the NRS to alert the public to the warning signs of this red-faced, acne-like and often life-disruptive disorder, and the importance of seeking early diagnosis and treatment.

Rosacea Awareness Month to Highlight Growing Incidence of Widespread Disorder

BARRINGTON, Illinois (February 4, 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.

National Rosacea Society Awards New Grants for Rosacea Research

BARRINGTON, Illinois (July 9, 2009) -- The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced that four 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 life-disruptive disorder now estimated to affect well over 14 million Americans.

New Survey Cites Summer and Winter as Times for Special Rosacea Care

BARRINGTON, Illinois (May 27, 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.

Untold Millions Suffer Embarrassment of Conspicuous Red-Faced Disorder

BARRINGTON, Illinois (April 2, 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.

Rosacea Awareness Month to Spotlight High Incidence and Emotional Toll

BARRINGTON, Illinois (February 6, 2009) -- While the negative impact of rosacea on personal and professional life is increasingly recognized, new research continues to suggest that this often life-disruptive disorder may be far more common than is widely believed. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the warning signs of this conspicuous, red-faced condition now estimated to affect well over 14 million Americans.

Widespread Facial Disorder May Be Linked to Genetics

BARRINGTON, Illinois (June 2, 2008) -- Rosacea, a chronic and often embarrassing disorder of the facial skin that affects an estimated 14 million Americans, may be linked to genetics, according to a new survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) and published in Rosacea Review.

The NRS survey of 600 rosacea patients found that nearly 52 percent of the respondents had a relative who also suffered from the condition and that people of some nationalities are more likely than others to develop the disorder.

Red-Faced Disorder More Prevalent and Devastating than Widely Believed

BARRINGTON, Illinois (April 1, 2008) -- While rosacea has grown increasingly common as the baby boom generation enters the most susceptible ages, mounting evidence has shown that this conspicuous red-faced disorder may be more devastating and prevalent than widely believed. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to this chronic and often embarrassing condition now estimated to affect well over 14 million Americans.

Rosacea Awareness Month to Highlight Importance of Seeking Early Diagnosis

BARRINGTON, Illinois (February 6, 2008) -- Although surveys have found rosacea can inflict significant damage to quality of life and emotional well-being as it becomes increasingly severe, medical help is available to control or prevent its potentially devastating effects on facial appearance. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the warning signs of this chronic and conspicuous disorder of the facial skin, now estimated to affect more than 14 million Americans.

National Rosacea Society Awards New Grants for Rosacea Research

BARRINGTON, Illinois (January 18, 2008) -- The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced that four 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 life-disruptive disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.

New Study Shows Mite-Related Bacteria May Induce Rosacea Bumps and Pimples

BARRINGTON, Illinois (December 3, 2007) -- Although they are normal inhabitants of human skin and cannot be seen, microscopic mites known as Demodex folliculorum may actually be something to blush about, as a new study funded by the National Rosacea Society demonstrated for the first time that these invisible organisms may be a cause or exacerbating factor in rosacea, a red-faced, acne-like disorder affecting an estimated 14 million Americans.

New Survey Maps Emotional Toll of Rosacea as Severity Increases

BARRINGTON, Illinois (June 8, 2007) -- Rosacea inflicts significant damage to quality of life and emotional well-being in direct proportion to its physical effects, according to a new patient survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) and published in Rosacea Review. Rosacea is a red-faced, acne-like facial disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans and is becoming increasingly widespread as the populous baby boom generation enters the most susceptible ages.