Month: February 2021

Coping with health challenges: Three unique journeys with a rare disease

Anyone who suffers from health challenges knows how difficult it can be — not only physically, but also emotionally. For those coping with rare disorders, navigating life can be even more challenging. Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a rare, often life-altering disease caused by inflammation in the central nervous system characterized by immune-mediated damage …

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National Rare Disease Day: Recognizing Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension

In the United States, a rare disease is defined as a condition that affects fewer than 200,000 people. Each year on February 28, the rare disease community joins together on Rare Disease Day to raise awareness of as many as 7,000 rare diseases affecting an estimated 25-30 million Americans. It is a day where the …

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Prostate Cancer Screenings on the Decline with Concerns Surrounding COVID-19: What Men Should Know

In the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic, many areas of the country banned nonessential medical procedures in an effort to slow the spread of the disease. As a result, many physicians saw fewer patients for routine medical care, such as physical exams and screenings. A recent survey by The Physicians Foundation polled 3,513 physicians …

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Is it allergies or COVID-19? 7 symptoms to watch

COVID-19 is complicating the 2021 spring allergy season. From watery eyes to dry coughs, people are left wondering exactly what their symptoms mean. “Many people are asking about the differences between COVID-19 and seasonal allergies,” says Dr. Luz Fonacier, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). “While it isn’t always cut …

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New Year, New Policy: Insurance Considerations for the Road Ahead

As we move away from a year unlike any other, Americans have developed a newfound tolerance for uncertainty—and the need to prepare for it. The start of a new year is a time for resolutions, especially financial ones. As part of this process, it is essential to review your insurance coverage across the board—from health …

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5 tips to get you back on your feet after a cough or cold this season

While there may be no “cure” for the common cold, there are certainly a number of ways you can help you or your family feel more comfortable while battling a cold. There are a plethora of tips and advice for coping with cold symptoms, but following a few tried-and-true methods to overcome the coughs and …

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