(Family Features) Thanks to a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, efforts are underway to streamline licensing for medications known as “biosimilars,” which are similar – but not identical – to cutting-edge biologic medicines. However, the development has some concerned about patient safety, especially among older Americans who tend to suffer from more chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
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If you have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), you are probably familiar with many of these statistics, just as well as you know the pain that occurs in your joints during an RA flare-up. Chances are good that symptoms of your RA have caused you to miss social events or even work. But there is good news. Although RA is not curable, there are multiple ways to effectively manage your condition and improve your quality of life.
The My Diabetes Emergency Plan, provided by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), has three components that provide peace of mind: a pocket-sized checklist, an instructional video and an educational website, www.mydiabetesemergencyplan.com.
Health News: Uncontrollable Laughing and Crying – an Unexpected Diagnosis for The Survivor of a Stroke
(BPT) – At the age of 33, Delanie Wilson had everything she’d ever hoped for. She married the love of her life, had two wonderful children and adored her job as a history teacher. She had recently lost 78 pounds and was in the best shape of her life. In Delanie’s eyes, life couldn’t be better. That was until June 2012, when Delanie fell victim to a stroke, which left doctors questioning whether Delanie would ever be able to talk or walk again.
(BPT) – Whether welcoming a newborn, adopting a child or becoming a stepparent for the first time, bringing a child into your life means big changes – and a big impact on your finances.
(BPT) – The American health care environment is rapidly changing. One model of health care that’s expanding across the country is the patient-centered medical home. A medical home is not a physical location, as the name implies, but a team-based model of health care delivery led by a physician or other qualified provider (for example, a physician assistant or nurse practitioner) that emphasizes a life-long, personal relationship between patient and physician from birth to old age.
In this article, former all-star shortstop and professional baseball coach Larry Bowa discusses his painful case of shingles, with health advice on how to cope with this increasingly common condition.
(Family Features) As a parent, you make decisions every day to keep your child safe and healthy, which include keeping your child up-to-date on vaccines to help protect against serious diseases. Learning about vaccines will help you better understand why the disease protection they provide is so important for you and your family.
(BPT) – With the 2013-2014 flu season officially here, it’s important to consider the single best way to prevent influenza (commonly known as "the flu") – the flu vaccine. What many older adults don’t know is that the immune system weakens with age, meaning older adults are at a higher risk for flu and related complications.
Although it has been around for years, fat transfer has been making headlines recently. What is it, and why is it so popular now?