Month: September 2020

Everyone Can Take Action on Metastatic Breast Cancer Today

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month is not just about making people aware of metastatic breast cancer and celebrating survivors, it is also about taking action so we can improve the lives of people living with breast cancer. Despite all our advances, about 42,000 people in the U.S. will die from breast …

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3 ways being a label reader helps protect people and the planet

We’ve all seen people reading the labels of food, beverage and supplement packaging to look at the ingredients and nutrition facts — chances are you have, too. More than ever, shoppers are looking at labels to make sure products match up with their values, whether it’s protecting people or the planet. Over the past decade, …

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How A Very Low Blood Sugar Emergency Changed One College Student’s Mind About Being Rescue Ready

Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company It was Valentine’s Day weekend when Emily Marcum’s parents traveled from Nevada to New York City to visit their daughter. Emily had always dreamed of living in New York, and that dream came true when she was accepted to study elementary education at Queens College. On that cold February …

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Shedding light on a rare bile duct cancer for the second annual Rare Cancer Day

While there is growing public awareness about cancer in general, there are many types of cancer that are not well known or are misunderstood. On September 30, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and its Rare Cancer Coalition are spearheading the second annual Rare Cancer Day. This awareness day aims to activate, inspire and …

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Knowledge is power: Why genetic testing is essential for patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Roughly 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States in 2020, according to the National Cancer Institute.[1] Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)—the most common type of acute leukemia—is an aggressive blood cancer characterized by the rapid growth of cells that accumulate in the bone marrow.[2],[3],[4] AML can occur at any age but …

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Medicare insight: Three ways to advocate for lower out-of-pocket costs

Medicare Part D provides coverage for prescription drugs that save and extend lives for millions of older adults and people with disabilities, many of whom would otherwise struggle to afford their treatments. However, despite the important purpose it serves, some people on Medicare, especially those taking expensive medications, still struggle to fill their prescriptions and …

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New Treatment Option for Those Looking to Help Stop Migraine Attacks Before They Start: Here’s What You Should Know

If you are one of the 39 million people affected by migraine in the U.S., you know that migraine is more than just a headache.1 Migraine can be a highly symptomatic and debilitating neurological disease that impacts three times as many women as men.2 Because migraines can be unpredictable, there is also the added stress …

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How moms really feel about navigating the pandemic and discovering silver linings

They’ve become teachers overnight. They go beyond kissing the occasional bump to now being on-call nurses. They’ve learned new skills to serve as coaches and mentors. Moms’ roles have evolved tremendously during the global pandemic as they’re stepping up to meet new challenges and support their family. These extra demands have had a multitude of …

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