Author Archives: Real World Health Care Editorial Staff

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)

Primary category: Caregiving

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: Caregiving

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)

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)

Primary category: Secondary Progressive MS

MS Care Partners Crucial to Circle of Support

This week, Real World Health Care closes our observance of MS Awareness Month by highlighting the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) and the full circle of support it offers to patients and their care partners. We spoke with Angel Blair, MA, client services specialist, who stressed the importance of … (read full article)