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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.

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.

Opioid Safety Starts with Informed Mutual Decisions

Giving patients a decision-making role in their pain plan and providing them with the information they need to arrive at informed mutual decisions is foundational for opioid safety.
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Addiction is a Chronic Brain Disease, Not a Character Flaw

We must apply clinical and payment models to the treatment of addiction that acknowledge that it is a chronic condition that requires treatment for months and sometimes years.

My Life with Sacral Agenesis: Meltdown

Sometimes, life with sacral agenesis can be too much even for Julie Hemker who has had more than 40 surgeries and many more complications. Sometimes, you need a meltdown.

On Engaging Patients and Having the Patience to Make it Work

How can providers help patients become more engaged in their own care? It takes strategies and it takes patience.