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Word Count: 916 US Government Closes Investigation Into Landmark PLATO Study Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced that the United States Department of Justice is closing its investigation into a clinical trial with BRILINTA....
Word Count: 540 Indulging in a bite of pie and taking a nap could keep you healthy this holiday season The holiday season is full of celebrations. From office parties to family events, everyone gathers to spread a little extra cheer. While people may be wary of what all of the holiday treats will mean...
Word Count: 892 Understanding the Treatment Options for Thyroid Cancer The good news is that with treatment, survival rates range from 71-93%, even for patients with the more severe forms of thyroid cancer. The bad news is that treatment can be challenging for many patients,...
Word Count: 1286 The Truth about Epilepsy Epilepsy is a neurological condition, and as many as one-third of people living with epilepsy are unable to sufficiently control their seizures....
Word Count: 1222 A Fresh Look: Consider These Ways to Help Manage Major Depressive Disorder Major depressive disorder (MDD), also known as clinical depression, affects a large number of people. In fact, in the United States, it’s been estimated that more than 30 million people have suffered from MDD over...
Word Count: 1072 The Road to Recovery Cheryl Edwards was the host of her own radio talk show. But what she wants to talk about these days is how she made it through what she says was the darkest period of her...
Word Count: 892 Acne 101 for moms: How to outsmart your teen's pimples for the first day of school Relieve teens' stress over acne as they head back to school....
Word Count: 430 Natural, non-hormonal therapy provides big relief for menopause-related hot flashes Today in the United States, an estimated 50 million women have reached menopause, and most will spend at least one-third of their lives beyond their final period, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center....
Word Count: 585 Preparing to survive: considerations for life after cancer As cancer survivorship improves, people everywhere are learning new ways to enjoy life after cancer....
Word Count: 1149 Are you a weekend warrior? Don't let joint pain slow you down If you’re thinking about discussing joint pain and possible replacement surgery with your doctor, but find yourself procrastinating, you’re not alone. Delaying treatment may prolong pain and deprive you from doing the things you love....
Word Count: 1036 Prostate Cancer That Has Spread to the Bones: Speaking Up About Symptoms of Advanced Disease William "Rick" Richter was diagnosed with prostate cancer 10 years ago. Now, the avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and outdoors-enthusiast is sharing his story in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September....
Word Count: 965 When an allergic reaction turns life-threatening, will you know what to do? Know the signs of anaphylaxis and what to do if it occurs....
Word Count: 890 2014 may be one of the worst allergy seasons in years When it comes to fall allergies, waiting until symptoms develop to find a solution isn’t the best approach. ...
Word Count: 1064 Get to Know Your Permanent Birth Control Options As a woman, there comes a time when you’re faced with an important question: “Am I done having children?”...
Word Count: 1548 What's the Curve? Is It Peyronie's Disease? Peyronie’s disease is a wound-healing disorder affecting the connective tissue within the penis....
Word Count: 1467 Putting Your Finger on a Challenging Hand Condition Dupuytren’s disease can lead to contracture of the fingers2 and may affect how much a person can move or straighten his or her fingers.2 This is known as Dupuytren’s contracture, and approximately 3-6% of Americans...
Word Count: 1330 Tips for Women to Talk to Their Men about Sexual Health As men age, they may develop a number of health conditions that some might consider too embarrassing, sensitive or difficult to discuss with others. Some conditions they might not even talk about with their partner,...
Word Count: 768 New Drug Manages Osteoarthritis Pain, Provides Effective Pain Relief at a Low Dose Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the U.S. The most common type is osteoarthritis (OA), which affects approximately 27 million adults nationwide....
Word Count: 999 Leg pain that can be much more: peripheral artery disease After experiencing a long period of pain and cramping in his legs, a 61-year-old man working as a machine operator in a factory outside of Tulsa, Okla., was diagnosed with peripheral artery disease, or PAD,...
Word Count: 710 Continuing to Create Change for Hemophilia When parents first learn of a child’s hemophilia diagnosis, they often feel scared and frustrated. However, by becoming more educated on the rare bleeding disorder, they often realize how fortunate they are to have access...
Word Count: 1114 Actor James Van Der Beek Insists on the Facts About Flu Vaccination Actor and father James Van Der Beek joined forces with MedImmune Specialty Care division of AstraZeneca and FluMist® Quadrivalent to create a short video, which encourages families across the nation to become educated about the...
Word Count: 431 Did You Know One in Four Shift Workers May Have Shift Work Disorder? On his weekend off work, Brian was looking forward to a relaxing Saturday running errands with his wife. But when his wife was driving them home from the grocery store, Brian fell asleep in the...
Word Count: 1586 Taking Care in Sunny Weather: Answers To Important Questions About Metastatic Melanoma With sunshine and warm weather upon many of us, it’s a particularly important time to familiarize yourself with metastatic melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions...
Word Count: 691 How one sailing boat is empowering those living with multiple sclerosis despite any challenges from Mother Nature, the crew of Oceans of Hope will not let anything get in their way, even multiple sclerosis - a condition that attacks the central nervous system and in some...
Word Count: 488 Tips for Parents: Growth Patterns and Potential Health Issues This year, Congress is recognizing the first-ever Growth Awareness Week to put a spotlight on the need for parents to better educate themselves on proper growth patterns for children....
Word Count: 1110 School-Year 'Checkpoints' and ADHD: What You Need to Know With each school year, children and parents alike must adapt to new teachers, new classes and new activities. For children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD), the condition can add increased complexity to...
Word Count: 1262 An Irregular Heartbeat Could be Sign of Something More: Atrial Fibrillation For an estimated five million Americans, an irregular heartbeat is a sign of a potentially life-threatening health condition called atrial fibrillation, or AFib....
Word Count: 867 New Pill Approved by the FDA Offers Different Treatment Option for Patients with Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis Participating in outdoor activities, getting your hair cut, wearing a bathing suit – all of these may seem like ordinary activities but, for people with moderate to severe psoriasis, these activities can be a source...
Word Count: 660 Researchers Aim to Prevent Hospital Superbug Infections Clostridium difficile, commonly known as C. diff, is a potentially life-threatening bacterium responsible for at least 14,000 deaths in the U.S. each year....
Word Count: 53 5 steps to getting the most out of your rheumatologist appointment [Infographic] These five tips will help you get the most out of your next visit with your rheumatologist when discussing rheumatoid arthritis (RA)....
Word Count: 801 Can sharing data make the world a better place? Cures for disease, increased food production and higher graduation rates are most likely not the first outcomes you associate with big data. Worrisome incidents of data being stolen from major retailers and other businesses that...
Word Count: 867 Living with an Uncommon Cancer: A Carcinoid Patient's Story Ten years ago, Hollywood actress and producer Christina Simpkins was going about her regular activities – eating a healthy diet, writing, making films and practicing yoga. Then, Christina started experiencing symptoms that were nagging at...
Word Count: 1212 Beyond baby: Planning for the next life stage Are you ready to say goodbye to diapers, strollers and bottles? Are your kids starting school and becoming more self-sufficient? Now is the time that women may consider focusing more on their career, making time to...
Word Count: 966 When an allergic reaction turns life-threatening, will you know what to do? When Schuyler Morris’ son, Bear, experienced his first life-threatening allergic reaction to dairy from a piece of buttered toast given to him by a well-meaning babysitter, Morris wasn’t initially sure the reaction warranted an epinephrine...
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