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Growing Up with Huntington’s Disease

Next month marks Huntington’s Disease (HD) Awareness Month and Real World Health Care is dedicating this column to an important part of the Huntington’s patient community: children, teens and young adults. “Whether youth have a parent with Huntington’s or if they themselves have the early-onset form of the disease called … (read full article)

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Special Report: How do We Get People to Think Beyond Their Own Personal Risk?

Does the best science always inform the best behavior change? “In times of distress, human nature drives us toward each other. After 9-11, people came together. Physical contact with the people we cared about brought comfort. Maybe that’s why the public health messages about social distancing are not always getting … (read full article)

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Navigating Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease

Editor’s Note: The following has been excerpted, with permission, from Navigating Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease, published by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). It was written by MJFF Vice President of Medical Communications and movement disorder specialist Rachel Dolhun, MD, in collaboration with Parkinson’s experts, the … (read full article)

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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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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)