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  • My Family Is Thankful for the Nurses Who Care for Me at Home
    This post was originally published on this site In January 2011, I had a period of illness that sparked an emergency tracheostomy surgery. It also marked the time that home nursing care was unexpectedly thrust into my family’s lives. In the years since then, my nurses have become an important part of our household. They […]
  • This Week, I Feel Like I’m Growing Up Again
    This post was originally published on this site As I sit down (nothing unusual there — all I do these days is sit down!) and write this, I’m 62 years and one day old. On Saturday morning, it felt like I still had a few days to go before I reached the heady height of […]
  • Long-term Adempas May Heal Digital Ulcers in Scleroderma Patients, Phase 2 Study Finds
    This post was originally published on this site Patients with scleroderma may need longer-term treatment with Adempas (riociguat) to heal their digital ulcers, results of a Phase 2 clinical trial suggest. Findings were published in the study, “A multicenter randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study to assess the efficacy and safety of riociguat in systemic sclerosis-associated […]
  • Swedish Study Seeks to Find Ways of Improving Healthcare, Access for CP Patients and their Families
    This post was originally published on this site A Swedish research program — involving a multidisciplinary team of professionals in collaboration with individuals with cerebral palsy and their families — will evaluate the existing healthcare conditions in Sweden, look at ways to equalize access to care, and develop new technologies to improve the healthcare management […]
  • HIV-positive, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Patients Should Receive Chemotherapy Along with Antiretrovirals Therapy, Retrospective Study Says
    This post was originally published on this site People with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who are HIV-positive and have not received antiretroviral therapy — a treatment that stops HIV from replicating — have similar outcomes on standard R-CHOP chemotherapy, compared to those who have already started their HIV treatment, a retrospective study found. The study suggests that HIV-positive […]
  • First Patients Dosed in Phase 1/2 Trial Testing Galinpepimut-S, Keytruda Combo in Advanced Cancers
    This post was originally published on this site A Phase 1/2 clinical trial assessing the cancer vaccine galinpepimut-S in combination with Keytruda (pembrolizumab) as a treatment for WT-1-positive advanced cancers has started dosing patients, Sellas Life Sciences announced. Galinpepimut-S is a cancer vaccine developed by Sellas to target the Wilms tumor 1 (WT1) protein. WT1 […]
  • Keytruda-chemo Combo Best for Clearing Tumors in Early TNBC, Latest Trial Data Show
    This post was originally published on this site Adding the immunotherapy Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to chemotherapy increases the number of women with early triple-negative breast cancer who clear all signs of cancer, and tends to prolong survival without complications or symptoms, according to the latest results from the KEYNOTE-522 trial. “The data suggest that the improved pathological […]
  • Taking Care of Yourself and Your Loved One
    This post was originally published on this site I have spent a lot of time writing about self-care and mental health as a caregiver. Even if the term “self-care” sounds silly to you, I recommend dedicating time every day to your mental health. If for no other reason than to help prevent caregiver burnout. Another […]
  • Our Wedding Vows Took on New Meaning After My PH Diagnosis
    This post was originally published on this site On March 14, 1992, when my husband said, “In sickness and in health,” he had no idea just how important those five words would become. I’m sure that like most couples, we repeated our wedding vows quickly so that we could share that first “married couple” kiss. […]
  • How Climate Change Matters in the Search for a Huntington’s Cure
    This post was originally published on this site In a previous column, I wrote about how I believe it is likely for a medical breakthrough to happen by the time I am old enough to have symptoms. I need to add a caveat to that statement: It is only true if there are people doing […]