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What To Do When Your Child Is Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

For parents of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus the diagnosis often comes as a bolt from the blue. There is always a huge amount of information to digest and process and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sudden influx of information on medications, blood glucose testing, dietary...

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Glossary - Open Enrollment & Health Insurance

Are you ever bewildered by Open Enrollment and the myriad health insurance options out there? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Our quick reference glossary of terms and phrases will help you make sense of Open Enrollment and put you on the right track to getting the best health coverage...

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Open Enrollment 2019 & Health Insurance – Your Guide

It’s that time of year when millions of Americans are starting to look into their health insurance coverage options ahead of the 2019 Open Enrollment period. With the relatively short sign-up period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, it’s...

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HPV vaccine uptake among American adolescents ‘on the rise’

Nearly half (49 percent) of all adolescents aged between 13 and 17 were up-to-date with their human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in 2017, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The organization’s latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)...

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CDC warns of record rise in STD cases in US

Last year saw record levels of diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), according to the latest data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In 2017, nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States,...

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What you need to know about the EpiPen shortage

The background to the EpiPen shortage Since May this year, the EpiPen shortage has caused problems for many people with severe allergies. The epinephrine delivery system is used to counter anaphylaxis, a serious life-threatening allergic reaction that can be caused...

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Take Control of Your Diabetes Management Plan

A diabetes diagnosis may seem overwhelming at first, but learning to manage diabetes mellitus enables you to start taking control of your condition, reducing the risk of further diabetes complications and improving your quality of life. Many healthcare professionals can help...

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Top 5 Alternatives to Medication for Chronic Pain Management

Everyone has experienced physical pain at some point in their lives, sometimes severe or unbearable pain, yet with proper pain treatment and time, pain recedes in the majority of cases. However, as many as 100 million Americans suffer from persistent or chronic pain (pain which lasts several...

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Ritalin ‘the best medication for children with ADHD’

Methylphenidate drugs, of which Ritalin (methylphenidate hcl) is probably the most well known, is the safest and most effective medication for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a recent study concluded.  Published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, the study...

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Back-to-school checklist: Pens, books… vaccines?

Summer vacation is nearly over, which for many parents means it’s time to draw up back-to-school checklists and ensure their children have everything needed to return to classes. Most lists will feature the usual items; stationery, a new backpack, books, uniform; but there is one more...

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Azedra: First treatment for rare adrenal tumors approved by FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Azedra (iobenguane I 131), the first drug approved for treatment of rare unresectable adrenal gland tumors that spread beyond the original tumor site and need treating with a systemic anti-cancer therapy.  Adrenal glands, situated above...

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Biosimilar for cancer drug Neupogen approved by FDA

Patients with neutropenia may have improved access to treatment following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) approval of Nivestym (filgrastim-aafi), a biosimilar for Amgen biologic Neupogen (filgrastim).  The FDA’s approval of the biosimilar was based on a review...

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