Author Archives: Real World Health Care Editorial Staff

Primary category: Movement Disorders

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 … (read full article)

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Special Report: Managing Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Crisis

By now, most Americans are familiar with the physical symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, fever, and shortness of breath. However, coronavirus fears and COVID-19 diagnoses can cause more than just respiratory illness. They can lead to a range of mental health issues as well, including isolation, anxiety and stress. According … (read full article)

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Special Report: HealthWell Launches New Fund to Assist At-Risk or Quarantined Patients with COVID-19 Costs

Editor’s Note: Real World Health Care is pleased to share with our readers an announcement from our founding sponsor, the HealthWell Foundation, which has responded to the needs of its patient community with a new fund that promotes social distancing and provides assistance for needed services and products. We invite … (read full article)

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Primary category: Macular Degeneration

People with Macular Degeneration Live Full Lives with Help from Ophthalmologists

Does a diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) mean you can’t live a rich, fulfilling life? Not necessarily, according to the experts. “The initial diagnosis can be scary,” said Purnima S. Patel, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology at Emory University who also works at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and … (read full article)

Primary category: Macular Degeneration

American Macular Degeneration Foundation Piecing Together the Puzzle of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in those over 55. According to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF), it affects more than 10 million Americans.  After the age of 75, one in three Americans is at risk of developing this incurable disease. While the cause … (read full article)

Primary category: Caregiving

The Many Moods of Heart Failure and the Caregiver Challenge

Caregivers play an important role in the well-being of chronic heart failure patients. In addition to helping their loved one manage the physical and medical aspects of heart failure, they are called on to help with the patient’s emotional health. According to Ann Laramee, APRN, Cardiology Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology … (read full article)

Categories: Caregiving, General
Primary category: Caregiving

How To Support a Friend with Heart Disease

Editor’s Note: When a family member or friend is sick with a chronic disease like heart failure, the role of caregiver often falls to women. However, more than one in three women is living with some form of cardiovascular disease themselves: It is the number one killer of women in … (read full article)

Categories: Caregiving, General
Primary category: Caregiving

Understanding Chronic Heart Failure: Advice for Caregivers

Are you caring for a loved one with chronic heart failure? Being a family caregiver can feel overwhelming and isolating, but you are not alone. According to the American Heart Association, more than six million American families have an adult member dealing with heart failure. And while living with any … (read full article)

Categories: Caregiving, General
Primary category: Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease: The Link Between Metabolic Disorders and NASH

For decades, the general public has been aware of the many health risks of being obese, including diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. However, many are not be aware that obesity is also linked to liver disease: specifically Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), which in its most severe form, becomes … (read full article)

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)