Diabetes is among the strongest risk factors for heart and vascular disease – up there with smoking and having high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Cardiovascular disease is the top cause of death among people with type 2 diabetes. Compared with those who do not have diabetes, women with the…more.
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In September 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a series of initiatives being undertaken by non-profit organizations to deliver on the promise of the White House Cancer Moonshot: to end cancer as we know it. One of those initiatives is a campaign to make tobacco cessation education materials more readily available…more.
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Inflation Reduction Act, signed by President Biden in August 2022, provides financial relief for millions of people with Medicare by improving access to affordable treatments and strengthening the Medicare Program for the long term. In the first year since the…more.
Editor’s Note: November is National Family Caregivers Month, an initiative spearheaded by Caregiver Action Network, which has established the theme #CaregiversConnect for NFC Month 2023. #CaregiversConnect highlights the many ways in which caregivers connect. These can include talking with another caregiver in the waiting room at the doctor’s office and…more.
Family caregivers of a loved one with cancer wear many different hats: nurse, chef, driver, financial planner, housecleaner, physical and emotional supporter, and more. Many caregivers also find themselves playing another vital role: care coordinator. Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting and strengthening people impacted…more.
The HealthWell Foundation was honored to recently have been recognized by the Cancer Moonshot Initiative for its past efforts and future commitments to assist oncology patients. The Cancer Moonshot Initiative, coordinated through The White House, is mobilizing efforts nationally to prevent more than four million cancer deaths by 2047 and…more.
Oral oncolytics – targeted cancer medications self-administered in pill form at home instead of intravenously in a cancer clinic or the hospital – have freed patients from the burdens associated with commutes to and from, and hours spent in infusion centers. However, while these oral medications are equally as efficacious…more.
Food as Medicine: Free Program Provides Medically Tailored Meals to People Living with HIV, Cancer in the St. Louis Region
Swamps. Deserts. Mirages. The terms refer to more than just our geographic environment. They also can be used to refer to our food environment or the food that is available to us day-to-day. Food deserts are geographic areas in which residents have limited access to healthy food, such as fresh…more.
Caregiving for an elderly or ill loved one is a labor of love that can have plenty of rewards for both the caregiver and the care recipient. However, it also can come with some real costs. In fact, AARP estimates that family caregivers spend an average of 26% of their…more.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), there is growing evidence that diet, physical activity, and related factors can help some cancer survivors live longer, lower their risk of the cancer returning (or a new cancer developing), and limit some side effects of treatment. It can also lower their risk…more.