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Understanding the mRNA Vaccine

Let’s take a deeper look into what mRNA vaccines are in relation to Covid-19.  Traditionally vaccines used to prevent the flu, or polio, contained either a purified signature protein of the virus, or a weakened strain of the virus. These are known as Killed Vaccines or Live Vaccines.  Messenger RNA vaccines, also known as mRNA

An HS Hero’s Journey

We are sitting in his car. There is one thought running through my mind, and one thought only: Please don’t leave a stain on his seat. Please, please, please don’t leave a stain on his seat.  The thought taunts me, circling my mind incessantly, until the moment of truth arrives and I find myself saying

Position Statement on Biosimilars

HS Heroes Biosimilars Position Statement: October 2020 Biosimilars are a safe and effective treatment for people living with Auto-Immune/Auto-Inflammatory Disease.  The decision to switch a patient from an Innovator Biologic Drug to its Biosimilar should be based on patient/doctor choice.  Non-Medical switching from an Innovator Biologic to its biosimilar, while safe, is not always in

Scarred for Life

In January 2020 The Canadian Skin Patient Alliance team collaborated with Health Care professionals, and a patient representative to conduct a survey to identify if progress had been made in improving the diagnostic process, and the ongoing care and treatment for HS.    Click on the links to see the results of those surveys  

HS Clinical Guidelines

In 2019 the United States and Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa foundations published the North American clinical management guidelines for Hidradenitis Suppurativa.   Part I Addresses Diagnosis, evaluation, and the use of complementary and procedural management. https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(19)30367-6/fulltext   Part II addresses Topical, intralesional, and systemic medical management. https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(19)30368-8/fulltext    

Voices of HS Unite

As part of #HSAwarenessWeek, check out the Voices of HS Unite campaign, a photo compilation made possible by Abbvie Canada. Events may be cancelled, but hope and community support are not. Thanks to everyone who shared a message! #HSHope #HonestWithHS #VoicesofHSUnite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB6sIZn9tM4&t

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