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Step Therapy: Why Fail First for Everyone is Not a Good...

Physicians may endorse step therapy for medical reasons but when it is used solely to save the system money, it can harm people with chronic illnesses.
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Teens and the Challenge of Living with Chronic Illness

What are the barriers to managing chronic conditions for teenagers and how can their parents, families, and caregivers help.
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What You Need to Know About Plant-Based Diets

Many people believe that a plant-based diet is good for you. But to really qualify for this designation, it must be supported by well-designed studies.
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Coughing and Short of Breath? Is it COPD?

Experiencing shortness of breath, chronic coughing, and wheezing? Don’t overlook the symptoms

How to Optimize the Treatment of Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that is manageable through medications and by eliminating or avoiding triggers (e.g., allergens, poor indoor air quality).
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Failing Kidneys and the Risk of High Potassium

Potassium is important for normal functioning of the heart. When the kidneys don't function properly, blood potassium can rise to dangerously high levels.
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A Unifying Hypothesis of Chronic Disease and Aging

Accelerated aging and disease in the skin are largely driven by excess oxidative particles generated by sun exposure and other environmental factors.
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3 Innovations that People with IBD Will Want to Know About

Three passionate researchers in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease have developed innovative solutions for problems related to the disease.
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The Powerful Benefits of Digital Self-Efficacy Support

Research shows that Canary Health's Digital Self-Efficacy Support program, Better Choices, Better Health, improves lives and reduces costs.
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How to Fix Part B Drug Fail-First Policies that Harm Seniors

Adding step-therapy to Medicare Advantage Part B drugs can delay access to effective medications putting patients at risk. 3 easy tweaks can mitigate the risk.
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4 Things Doctors Can Do to Improve Medication Adherence

A new study found that 1/4 of patients say there have been times when they forgot to take some of their medications or took the wrong ones. Yet, less than 1 in 10 patients report medication adherence as a concern. Here are 4 steps physicians can take to improve medication adherence and get patients on the same page as their primary clinicians.

This New Generation of Wearables Empowers People to Take Charge

The newest wearable technology advances are empowering people to take control of their health and, ultimately, their lives—delivering care when and where they need it, without being confined to a hospital visit for treatment.