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By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Oct 13, 2021

Cystic Fibrosis Patients Struggle to Afford Medication Delivery Devices

For patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), the struggle to breathe is real. The progressive, genetic disease causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Thick, sticky mucus clogs the airways and traps germs, like bacteria, leading to infections, inflammation, respiratory failure and other complications. Mucus buildup…more.

Categories: Cystic Fibrosis
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 29, 2021

Get Tested, Get Cured: Hepatitis C Infections Rising Among 20-39 Year-Olds

Viral hepatitis is a serious, preventable public health threat that puts people who are infected at increased risk for liver disease, cancer and death. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a 90 percent reduction in new hepatitis infections and a 65 percent reduction in deaths by 2030. Unfortunately,…more.

Categories: Hepatitis C
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 1, 2021

Coping with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

A diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can leave patients and their loved ones feeling uncertain, anxious and overwhelmed. Patients have important treatment decisions to make, emotional concerns to manage, and insurance and financial paperwork to organize, among other practical concerns. One of the many sources of information and support…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Aug 18, 2021

Treating Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that usually gets worse slowly. It is one of the most common types of adult leukemia, often occurring during or after middle age. With CLL, the bone marrow makes too many of a type of white blood…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Aug 4, 2021

Understanding Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow and is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. With AML, the bone marrow (the center of the bone containing many blood vessels) makes abnormal white blood cells, red blood cells or platelets. Normally,…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 23, 2021

Hepatitis C: Fighting the Stigma as Well as the Disease

Warren Hall has grown accustomed to the fear and trepidation in the voices of people who have been diagnosed with hepatitis C. As National Manager of Support Services for the American Liver Foundation (ALF), Hall regularly speaks with callers to the ALF helpline and participates in live chat sessions to…more.

Categories: Hepatitis C
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 7, 2021

Pulmonary Complications in Sjögren’s

Lung diseases are a potentially serious complication of Sjögren’s and often go unrecognized by health care providers. To help improve the early identification, evaluation and management of Sjögren’s-related pulmonary complications, the Sjögren’s Foundation led development of a new set of clinical practice guidelines for physicians, rheumatologists and pulmonologists. Real World…more.

Categories: Sjögrens
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jun 23, 2021

Did People Delay COVID Care Because of Cost?

Lockdown orders during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a massive increase in unemployment, leaving millions of workers without employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a report published earlier this year by the Commonwealth Fund. Those early days of the pandemic also saw about one-third of adults falling…more.

Categories: COVID 19
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jun 9, 2021

Lessons Learned: Cancer Care during COVID

Last March, as the COVID-19 pandemic started its relentless progression across the United States, hospitals and clinics nationwide closed their doors to all but the most gravely ill patients. While certain elective procedures and well visits were paused temporarily, patients with cancer didn’t have the luxury of waiting for things…more.

Categories: COVID 19
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  May 12, 2021

May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month

This month, Real World Health Care focuses on Hepatitis C, a viral disease that affects 2.4 million people in the U.S. and infects about 50,300 new people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For some, hepatitis C is a mild illness lasting a few…more.

Categories: COVID 19, Hepatitis C
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