SOURCE: Lerner Medical Devices, Inc.

Lerner Medical Devices, Inc.

August 27, 2010 11:30 ET

Lerner Medical Observes Psoriasis Awareness Month and Introduces a New Information Blog

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 27, 2010) -  Lerner Medical Devices, Inc. (LMD) announces the launch of "Ask Nurse Linda," a consumer education blog focused on topics related to skin health and the treatment of skin diseases, such as psoriasis and vitiligo, in honor and commemoration of Psoriasis Awareness Month.

Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disorder in the United States, affecting 7 million Americans. The disease causes skin cells to grow more rapidly than they shed, presenting itself on the skin or scalp in patches of raised, red skin which are painful and itchy. Psoriasis can have a devastating effect on the quality of life of patients who also have an increased risk of many other health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. In addition, many suffer from emotional and social side effects.

"In my daily work, I see many psoriasis patients who are frustrated with their treatment options, and have lost hope in ever getting 'clear' of their condition," said Linda Hornbeek, Senior Nurse Educator, LMD. "I want to communicate to them that there is reason for optimism. Hopefully one day there will be a cure but until then, treatment methods are improving dramatically."

Nurse Linda is the face and voice behind the blog. She is passionate about the patients she treats and with 17 years' experience as a dermatology nurse, she seeks to provide both information and support to her readers. She welcomes consumer dialog, questions and topic ideas.

LMD is dedicated to advancing ultraviolet phototherapy solutions for the treatment of psoriasis, and has recently launched Levia®, a personal targeted phototherapy device for the self-treatment of small area and scalp psoriasis at home. LMD's blog, "Ask Nurse Linda," is dedicated to posting educational information on topics related to general skin health, and specifically the treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis and vitiligo.

To view the blog, visit For more information on Levia, visit

About Lerner Medical Devices, Inc.
Lerner Medical Devices is focused on the use of ultraviolet B (UVB) phototherapy for self-treatment of psoriasis and other photo-responsive skin conditions. Levia® is the first of their Personal Targeted Phototherapy® products. Levia® provides Personal Targeted Phototherapy® for the self-treatment of psoriasis in the privacy and convenience of a patient's home. Levia incorporates easy to use software for physician control of dosimetry, and includes two proprietary beam delivery attachments, the LiteBrush and LiteSpot, which ensure precise and safe delivery of therapeutic UVB light.

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