Important Update

Our hotline team continues to work remotely and is focusing their time on helping our patients!  As the re-enrollment period is now upon us, our team is handling a higher call volume than normal. In an effort to assist as many patients as possible during this busy time, we would like to remind pharmacies, providers, and their staff to use our Pharmacy and Provider Portals rather than contacting a HealthWell representative through our hotline. If you have a question that cannot be answered by visiting the portal, please send an email to grants@healthwellfoundation.org. We appreciate your continued patience and look forward to continuing to serve you. Wishing you all continued safety and good health during this difficult time. The HealthWell Team

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By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Nov 11, 2020

Parkinson’s Foundation Partners with VA to Help Veterans Living with Parkinson’s Disease

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Parkinson’s Foundation have teamed up to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of veterans living with Parkinson’s disease. The collaboration is designed to ensure that veterans diagnosed with Parkinson’s have access to the information and resources they need to…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 30, 2020

Tourette & Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics

This week on Real World Health Care, we continue our series on Movement Disorders with a conversation with Matthew Capriotti, PhD, associate professor of Psychology at San Jose State University. Dr. Capriotti, who collaborates actively with the Tourette Association of America (TAA) to conduct research, advocacy, and educational events, has…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 8, 2020

Tardive Dyskinesia: Shedding Light on A Serious Medication Side Effect

An estimated 44 million adults in the United States—close to 20 percent of the population—have a mental illness. While only a fraction of those adults use antipsychotic medicines to treat their illness, about one in ten who take certain forms of antipsychotics eventually develops a movement disorder called Tardive Dyskinesia…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jun 10, 2020

Answers, Acceptance and Advocacy: Growing Up with Tourette Syndrome

The symptoms started in pre-school: vocal tics including throat clearing to barking like a dog, anxiety, and difficulties with fine and gross motor skills and mental processing. Young Adam Fishbein quickly became confused and frustrated—for years, school would be “a nightmare”—and his parents became increasingly alarmed. What was happening to…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Apr 29, 2020

Growing Up with Huntington’s Disease

Next month marks Huntington’s Disease (HD) Awareness Month and Real World Health Care is dedicating this column to an important part of the Huntington’s patient community: children, teens and young adults. “Whether youth have a parent with Huntington’s or if they themselves have the early-onset form of the disease called…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Apr 8, 2020

Navigating Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease

Editor’s Note: The following has been excerpted, with permission, from Navigating Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease, published by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). It was written by MJFF Vice President of Medical Communications and movement disorder specialist Rachel Dolhun, MD, in collaboration with Parkinson’s experts, the…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Mar 25, 2020

What Are Movement Disorders?

Throughout 2020, Real World Health Care will focus on Movement Disorders. Movement disorders are related to the nervous system. They include a variety of neurological conditions that cause increased, abnormal movements (voluntary or involuntary) or reduced, slow movements. Some movement disorders are inherited, while others are caused by infection, medication…more.

By Krista Zodet, President, HealthWell Foundation  |  Jan 15, 2020

Welcoming 2020 with New Insights for Patients with Chronic Diseases

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.

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