Month: May 2021

Why now is the time to talk to your allergy specialist about ragweed

Spring has sprung, and for many of us, that means the start of bothersome allergy symptoms. In fact, between 30 and 60 million Americans are affected by environmental allergies each year,[1] making it one of the leading causes of chronic disease in the U.S. Allergies are caused by the body’s immune system overreacting to substances …

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One nurse’s message to sickle cell disease patients during COVID-19: Get the care you need and deserve

As a nurse practitioner traveling the country to help fill the ongoing nursing shortage, Lakesha Dickerson has had a front-row seat to the COVID-19 pandemic. But Dickerson has viewed the pandemic through another lens, too — she is a Black woman living with sickle cell disease (SCD). When she was diagnosed with SCD, Dickerson was …

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One woman’s story of dealing with bipolar disorder and uncontrolled movement symptoms

Carol Conn’s bipolar disorder went undiagnosed for 10 years, and it wasn’t until she was in her mid-40s that she experienced a psychotic episode and was admitted into the hospital.[i] “I was imagining all sorts of crazy things,” she said. “I thought a friend of mine was watching me by satellite.” One of Carol’s sisters …

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Considerations for Maintaining Stability in Bipolar-I Disorder

This article is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck. In the United States, an estimated 4.8 million adults are or will be diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder, otherwise known as BP-I, at some point in their life. BP-I is a serious, chronic mental illness that generally requires lifelong treatment and is characterized by …

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