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Primary category: CAR-T Cell Therapy

Search & Destroy: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cells (CAR-T)

Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted, with permission from Biotech Primer. The original version appeared in the Biotech Primer WEEKLY. To subscribe to the Biotech Primer WEEKLY, click here. The first (and so far, only) chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies—tisagenlecleucel and axicabtagene ciloleucel were approved in 2017, and … (read full article)

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: Macular Degeneration

Spotlight on Macular Degeneration

Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Biotech Primer WEEKLY newsletter. To subscribe to the WEEKLY, visit www.weekly.biotechprimer.com. Spotlight on Macular Degeneration Getting old is for the birds. Time has its way with nearly every part of us: skin, hair, muscles. Few changes are more alarming, … (read full article)

Primary category: General

Welcoming 2020 with New Insights for Patients with Chronic Diseases

Topics in Focus: ALS, CAR T Therapies, Macular Degeneration and Movement Disorders The HealthWell Foundation is proud to be a founding sponsor of Real World Health Care. Since 2013, Real World Health Care (RWHC) has brought you compelling content on health care issues facing Americans. From features on the people, … (read full article)

Primary category: Migraine

What People with Migraine Attacks Hate to Hear

Editor’s Note: Real World Health Care is pleased to close out our 2019 series on migraine by sharing an article originally published by the National Headache Foundation. Here, they share advice for helping patients respond to caregivers and others when faced with stigma associated with migraine disease. You can read … (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: Caregiving

Caring for a Child with Migraine

Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted with permission from the American Migraine Foundation. Visit the American Migraine Foundation web site to download a copy of the full guide, which includes additional information on pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. Nothing hurts more than seeing your child in pain. Between four and ten … (read full article)

Categories: Caregiving, General