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Understanding Psoriatic Arthritis

August 4, 2021

Psoriatic arthritis is caused by an immune reaction that affects your joints and skin. The actual cause of psoriatic arthritis is unknown, but medical experts believe it’s caused by a combination of environmental factors and genetics. Understanding this chronic illness...

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What You Should Know About Evenity®

July 19, 2021

Did you know 1 in 2 women in the US over 50 will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in her lifetime?  Here’s what you need to know about treatment with Evenity® should you be diagnosed.     What is Evenity®? Evenity® is the...

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ADUHELM™ for Alzheimer’s: A New Treatment

July 19, 2021

On June 7, 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accredited approval for Biogen’s drug ADUHELM™ for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.  ADUHELM™ was given approval using the accelerated approval pathway. When a drug can be used...

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The History of Infusions

June 4, 2021

How did medical practitioners begin performing infusions? Here is the history of infusions. While infusion pumps are a new invention, intravenous therapy began in the Middle Ages. The first infusion device was successfully created by Oxford scientist Sir Christopher Wren...

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The Importance of Hydration Before Your Infusion

May 25, 2021

What is the importance of hydration before your infusion? Here we explain how proper hydration benefits you.   Most Americans are Dehydrated Here’s a scary thought—doctors say that 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. So, three out of four...

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Why are Some Medications Given IV?

April 9, 2021

A lot of patients ask, “Why are some medications given IV or injected?” Here we explain.   The Background on the Medications First, let’s start with the background about the medications. According to the FDA, “biologics” include a wide range...

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Should I Exercise If I Have MS?

March 9, 2021

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) often ask, “Should I exercise if I have MS?” Here’s why we suggest they do exercise.   Background In the past, people with MS were advised not to exercise. The medical community thought exertion exacerbated...

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas for a Loved One with Chronic Illness

January 29, 2021

The right Valentine’s Day present for someone with chronic illness may be easier to find than you think. Here are some great Valentine’s gift ideas for a loved one with chronic illness.   Give People Permission to Share What They...

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Should I Get My Covid Vaccine?

January 14, 2021

In December the FDA made the monumental decision to approve Covid vaccines made by Pzifer and Moderna. You may be asking, “Should I get my Covid vaccine?”   Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Get a Vaccine Both Covid...

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How to Have a Crohn’s-Friendly Holiday

December 17, 2020

The holiday season doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself if you have Crohn’s disease. Here’s how to have a Crohn’s-friendly holiday.   Keep in Mind Your Trigger Foods Remember, food doesn’t cause Crohn’s disease, but certain foods can trigger your...

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