Real World Health Care Blog
Primary category: Caregiving

Help for Pediatric Cancer Patient Caregivers

By definition, parents are their child’s number one caregiver. However, when that child has cancer, “caregiving” takes on a completely new meaning and many new challenges. Consider the journey: A child is born, and the proud parents wait for a little cry.  They count ten fingers and ten toes and … (read full article)

Categories: Caregiving, General
Primary category: Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Where Does NASH Stand on the Global Public Health Agenda?

This week, Real World Health Care continues our series on Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) by featuring an interview with Donna Cryer, JD, president and CEO of the Global Liver Institute (GLI). Cryer founded the GLI on the 20th anniversary of her liver transplant due to an autoimmune disease. Today, four years … (read full article)

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Calling for A Culture of Caring

When someone becomes ill with a chronic disease such as cancer or multiple sclerosis, theirs is not the only life that changes. Indeed, their illness can impact friends, co-workers, and most particularly, their family members. Nowhere is that impact felt more strongly than by the family caregiver: the person whom … (read full article)

Primary category: Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

NASH: A Disease without Symptoms but Lots of Hope

What if you had a liver disease but nobody told you until it was too late? Typically, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are silent diseases. They have no symptoms. Even if cirrhosis has developed, there are often no symptoms until the liver has become so damaged … (read full article)

Primary category: Migraine

The Cascading Effect of Migraine Disease

Editor’s Note: June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Medical experts don’t fully understand what causes migraines, making the condition difficult to diagnose and treat. This week, Real World Health Care brings you insights from the perspective of a family caregiver supporting a loved one with chronic migraine. “I … (read full article)

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First in Class Migraine Approval

Editor’s Note: June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Medical experts don’t fully understand what causes migraines, making the condition difficult to diagnose and treat. This week, Real World Health Care delves into the science behind migraine and its treatment, with this article written by Emily Burke of Biotech … (read full article)

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Lung Cancer: Being a Better Caregiver

This week, Real World Health Care continues our series on caregiving by speaking with Deborah P. Brown, Chief Mission Officer of the American Lung Association. Brown oversees strategic planning and implementation of the Association’s health promotions programs, advocacy efforts and research programs. We talked about lung cancer programs and services … (read full article)

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Talk about your Health Care Choices before you’re Faced with a Crisis

A family is gathered by the bedside of a loved one who has been seriously ill, and now is likely near the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what their loved one would have wanted. That’s the point … (read full article)

Categories: Caregiving, General
Primary category: Caregiving

Sjögren’s Syndrome: Reflections of a Caregiver

April is Sjögren’s Awareness Month. This article is reprinted with permission of the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation. It was originally published in The Moisture Seekers, Volume 37, Issue 03. Today is not terribly different from any other day. It begins….slowly. There is no way to know how my wife will feel. … (read full article)

Categories: Caregiving, General
Primary category: Caregiving

Lung Cancer Caregivers in the Spotlight at COPE Summit

This April marks the LUNGevity Foundation‘s second COPE Summit, held during its 9th Annual International Lung Cancer Survivorship Conference, April 26-28 in Washington, D.C. Directed toward caregivers of loved ones with lung cancer, the COPE Summit is one of three simultaneous summits at the Conference, which features a full weekend … (read full article)