By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jan 25, 2023

Social Determinants of Health Create Barriers to Care

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. They are the conditions in the environment where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. SDOH contribute to wide health disparities…more.

By Krista Zodet, President/CEO, HealthWell Foundation  |  Jan 11, 2023

Breaking Down Barriers to Care Throughout the Patient Journey

As President and Chief Executive Officer of the HealthWell Foundation, I am acutely aware of the significant cost barriers that keep patients from accessing life-changing, and oftentimes lifesaving, medications. Decades of scientific breakthroughs have created a world in which many patients with chronic illnesses have real hope for relief of…more.

Categories: Barriers to Care
By Krista Zodet, President/CEO, HealthWell Foundation  |  Dec 14, 2022

A Look Back at 2022: Celebrating Patient Advocates

Many of us can find reasons to celebrate at this time of year: the upcoming holidays. The promise of a bright new year. Our good health and general well-being. Here at the HealthWell Foundation, we have lots of reasons to celebrate. We celebrate our generous donors for helping us assist…more.

By Krista Zodet, President/CEO, HealthWell Foundation  |  Nov 28, 2022

Give the Gift of Health and Hope on GivingTuesday

For years, GivingTuesday has inspired millions around the world to unleash the power of their generosity to help others. The concept behind the movement is one that Real World Health Care and the HealthWell Foundation hold close to our collective hearts as part of our shared commitment to supporting patient…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Nov 1, 2022

Removing Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment

In August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a sobering report: Only one in three people with health insurance receive timely treatment for their hepatitis C. The figure is even lower for people covered by Medicare: nearly three in four (72 percent) are not treated. What happens…more.

Categories: Hepatitis C
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Oct 19, 2022

Understanding Different Types of Dementia

As Real World Health Care continues our coverage of Alzheimer’s Disease, we are grateful to the National Institute on Aging for this informative infographic. To learn more, visit www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-is-dementia.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Oct 5, 2022

Parkinson’s Foundation: Putting People with Parkinson’s Disease First

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can face numerous challenges. Some lack adequate access to high-quality, specialized health care and treatments. Others can’t find local resources and community programs for support. And many cannot afford or take advantage of genetic testing to help them qualify for enrollment in clinical trials. The…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 21, 2022

American Cancer Society Funds Pioneering Research in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, an observance recognized by health care institutions, advocacy organizations, patients and families around the world. While childhood cancer is rare, it is the leading cause of disease-related death past infancy in children and adolescents, according to the National Cancer Institute. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 7, 2022

Is a Blood or Marrow Transplant Right for You?

People with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may have a range of treatment options available to them, including chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. These options will vary depending on the patient’s ALL subtype, age, state of health and other prognostic factors. A patient’s cancer care team may also…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Cancer Support Community  |  Aug 24, 2022

Managing Side Effects of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment

As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC), including its Gilda’s Club affiliates, is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct…more.

Categories: Leukemia
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