As I sat down to write my year-end column for 2021, I was struck by how much had changed over the course of the year…and how much remains the same. Thanks to the efforts of brilliant scientists, dedicated clinicians and determined citizens, we now have readily available vaccines (and boosters)…more.
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As 2021 begins and we look back on the stress and devastation the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed last year, much of the future still remains uncertain. As I write this column, COVID-19 infections and deaths are at an all-time high, especially among those with pre-existing medical conditions and those in underserved…more.
Editor’s Note: The HealthWell Foundation is the founding sponsor of Real World Health Care. This Real World Health Care column is not like others I’ve written. But then again, this year is not like any other we’ve lived through. I would typically use this end-of-year column to thank you for…more.
Topics in Focus: ALS, CAR T Therapies, Macular Degeneration and Movement Disorders The HealthWell Foundation is proud to be a founding sponsor of Real World Health Care. Since 2013, Real World Health Care (RWHC) has brought you compelling content on health care issues facing Americans. From features on the people,…more.
As the founding sponsor of Real World Health Care, The HealthWell Foundation is honored to have a forum in which to shine a spotlight on the organizations making a positive impact on patient communities. We understand the physical, emotional and financial devastation involved in having a chronic or life-altering illness.…more.
This post marks the final article in our series on cancer-related behavioral health. As the founding sponsor of Real World Health Care, the HealthWell Foundation has been honored to raise awareness of the behavioral health needs of cancer patients and to shine a spotlight on the organizations that participated in…more.
Mental health is the costliest medical condition in the nation, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). It devastates individuals, families and communities. For many, behavioral health problems do not exist in a vacuum; they are inextricably linked with serious medical illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, cancer…more.
Susan, from Columbia, S.C., is among the millions of Americans struggling to manage a chronic and life-altering disease without the financial means to afford needed medication. Here at HealthWell, we’re honored to be able to help Susan and other patients like her. It always warms our hearts to receive letters…more.
“Have you heard from mom and dad recently?” My sister’s question caught me off-guard. Without realizing it, I hadn’t actually heard from my parents in a while. She had already asked my brother the same question and he reported not hearing from them lately either. With no imminent trips back…more.
I remember visiting my grandmother in the hospital in late 1989. She was in the final stages of pancreatic cancer; her hospitalization was primarily meant to keep her comfortable until her passing. She had a “button” that added morphine into her IV line. Although the machine was programmed to deliver…more.