Month: June 2022

The Importance of Speaking Up: One Woman’s Journey to Chronic Heart Failure Diagnosis

Despite having asthma, Nichole Steward (pictured, right) considered herself a typical 39-­year-­old living an active life, frequently visiting the beach and participating in roller derby. Though she was surprised when she began experiencing heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and fatigue, Nichole figured that it was nothing serious and might resolve on its own. As many …

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As children catch up on summer fun, catch them up on their routine vaccines

Posted: June 28, 2022 | Word Count: 372 For kids, summertime comes with a lot of pent-up excitement. It’s that time of year when kids can get out, take a break, try something new and make lifelong memories. It’s the return of favorite summer activities, like riding bikes through the neighborhood, swinging at the playground …

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Help for older adults on a budget may be a few clicks away

Food and gas prices continue to rise, on top of record-high housing costs in many cities across the U.S. If you’re an older adult who is already living on a tight budget, today’s inflation can be particularly difficult. Fortunately, there are programs available that can help you save money on health care, prescriptions, food, utilities …

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Being your own best advocate while living with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis

Sponsored by Pfizer Living with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) – also known as eczema – can be challenging.[1] In addition to having the physical burden that includes flare-ups of red, itchy, painful skin, there is also the emotional and social impact.[2],[3],[4],[5] Those living with eczema aren’t alone – in fact AD is one of the …

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Protect yourself from Medicare scams: Learn how to spot and report Medicare fraud

Since 1965, Medicare has provided health care coverage to millions of Americans. Almost 64 million people in the United States were enrolled in Medicare as of October 2021, with more people becoming eligible and enrolling each year. Anyone on Medicare is at risk of Medicare-related fraud, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) …

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Aspirin Still Recommended to Help Prevent Another Heart Attack or Ischemic Stroke

Aspirin is one of the most common, useful, and effective over-the-counter medicines in the world and has been trusted by physicians for more than 120 years but more and more people are confused when it comes to appropriate usage. This confusion is a result of recent media coverage around the updates to the United States …

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6 ways genetic testing could make a difference for people with kidney disease

(BPT) – Did you know chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects an estimated 37 million adults in the United States? Even more surprising, 90% of people in early stage CKD are unaware that they have the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 10-30% of CKD cases have an underlying genetic …

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Entered a coverage gap? Don’t compromise your health by skipping blood thinners

Navigating insurance coverage, especially with recent changes to prescription drug plans, can be confusing and stressful. This may be true because of increasing out-of-pocket medical costs. A 2017 Agency for Health Care Quality (AHCQ) study found that 11.5% of low-income adults with 2 or more chronic conditions enrolled in high-deductible health plans pay 10% of …

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