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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.

Why It’s So Important to be a Patient Advocate for Your...

When a loved one is ill, you can play a critical role by being their patient advocate. This means working with the medical team to help ensure all goes well
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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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The Benefits of Peer Support Providers in Addiction Treatment

A key benefit peer support providers bring to addiction treatment settings is their lived experience with SUD recovery. There are many more.
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How Healthcare Staff Shortages Will Affect Seniors

As Americans get older, more people will need home health services, nursing home placement, or hospice care to remain well.
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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
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Overwhelmed After a Serious Diagnosis? Think Travel

There's a lot think after a serious diagnosis (treatments, doctors' visits & health insurance), but one thing you may want to add is planning some travel.

Why a Liver Donation May One Day Save My Life

Alyssa Klemm was born with biliary atresia, a condition that almost always requires a liver transplant. Now in college, she is passionate about organ donation.

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.