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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you or someone you love has Alzheimer’s disease, your search for treatments or a cure may lead you to consider a range of unproven remedies. To be clear, there are medications, treatments and strategies that can slow declines and help people with the disease have the highest possible quality…more.
Childhood cancer survivorship is a journey. Survivors and their families need to be prepared for life after cancer, and the National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) is committed to them every step of the way. Real World Health Care recently interviewed NCCS’s Jessica Cook, MSW, vice president of Patient & Family…more.
Access to health care and the opportunity to achieve optimal health should not depend on where people live, their socioeconomic status, or their race and ethnicity, but as the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, that is not always the case. COVID-related disparities served to shine a light on other areas of…more.