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  • Holiday Travel Is Possible in Early Stages of Alzheimer’s
    This post was originally published on this site A record number of people are expected to travel this holiday season. The travelers will undoubtedly include familial caregivers journeying with loved ones who have dementia. These are courageous individuals, perhaps seeking one last hurrah before Alzheimer’s disease prevents them from traveling to faraway destinations. Taking a […]
  • Stop in the Name of Leukocytes
    This post was originally published on this site I rolled onto the neurology ward of the hospital that has been dealing with my disease from the beginning. The nurses, whom I’ve met innumerable times, opened with their normal jolly, “How are you?” I can never resist, “Well, I have got MS!” It was 8 in […]
  • Similar Symptoms Found in Scleroderma Patients in the U.S., Regardless of Their Immunosuppressant Use, Study Finds
    This post was originally published on this site About a third of people diagnosed with scleroderma in the U.S. were prescribed immunosuppressive therapies in the first year after their diagnosis, but their symptoms were found to be similar to those of other scleroderma patients — possibly indicating the low efficacy of these treatments, a study […]
  • Young CP Adults Report Overall Good Quality of Life, But Problems with Pain, Fatigue and Sleep Persist
    This post was originally published on this site Health-related quality of life in young adults with cerebral palsy (CP) is comparable to people in the general population, a study has found. However, problems with pain, fatigue, and sleep were found across all physical functioning CP categories.  Significantly, however, higher levels of physical activity were associated […]
  • Study Supports Patient-reported Tool Measuring Fatigue’s Impact on Daily Activities
    This post was originally published on this site Fatigue has a major impact on quality of life in people with systemic lupus erythematosus, and measuring it using a patient-reported tool may prove useful in clinical trials, new research shows. The findings were presented at the recent 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Association for Rheumatology Professionals Annual […]
  • Bemcentinib-Keytruda Combo Effective in Some Advanced NSCLC Patients with Poor Prognosis
    This post was originally published on this site Combining bemcentinib with Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is effective and delays disease progression in people with previously treated advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), particularly in those with AXL-positive tumors. Those updated results from a Phase 2 clinical trial show, to researchers’ surprise, that benefits also were seen in people with low levels of PD-L1 […]
  • Showing Gratitude for My Loved Ones
    This post was originally published on this site Since my diagnosis with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), I have learned something about myself. I realize that when making plans, I must consider my needs, including accessibility, and I try to help other people understand, too. When I arrange an outing with my family or friends, I easily […]
  • Starting a New Medication Can Be Overwhelming
    This post was originally published on this site “Don’t Google it. Don’t Google it.” This is the internal dialogue I was having as my pulmonologist gave me a new prescription. I was told about the potential benefits and the possible side effects before I left the office. And while I appreciate that there is a […]
  • Learning from a Friend’s Perspective on My Huntington’s Status
    This post was originally published on this site For this column, I interviewed my best friend about her thoughts on Huntington’s. Here are my questions and her answers: During your freshman year, you had a lecture on Huntington’s. Do you remember your thoughts about it at that time? I was taking an introductory biology class, […]
  • Getting Through Cold and Flu Season with Crohn’s Disease
    This post was originally published on this site This past week or so, I have been plagued by a nasty cold. My sickness got me thinking about cold and flu season with Crohn’s disease and IBD. Most Crohn’s patients manage their disease with some form of medication: steroids, immunosuppressants, immunomodulators, antibiotics, biologics, or another type. […]