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What the Prime Minister of Japan Taught Me About Navigating My ‘Invisible’ Crohn’s Disease at Work — and in Life

What the Prime Minister of Japan Taught Me About Navigating My ‘Invisible’ Crohn’s Disease at Work — and in Life

Aug 31// Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Witnessing a world leader step down to prioritize health reminds me that doing this is not admitting defeat, but rather taking charge of the fight.

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‘Leaky Gut’ Might Be an Early Warning Sign of Crohn’s Disease, New Research Shows

Aug 25// Inflammatory Bowel Disease

People who went on to be diagnosed with Crohn’s disease were significantly more likely to have had ‘abnormal intestinal permeability’ than people who did not have a Crohn’s diagnosis.

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Chemo Side Effects, Radiation, and COVID on the Rise: My 2020 Breast Cancer Battle Continues

Aug 25// Cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer patient Marisa Sullivan shares what it’s like to recovery from chemotherapy and start radiation treatment during this fraught and frightening time.

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Managing Migraine With Medical Treatments: Acute Treatments to Stop Migraine Attacks When They Happen

Aug 18// Migraine
Migraine is a complex disease of the brain and nerves that causes attacks of headache, nausea and vomiting, hypersensitivity to light and noise, and other symptoms. Attacks can be disabling. For most people with the condition, both lifestyle management and medication are needed. This article covers medications for treating migraine attacks when they happen—called acute [...]
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Managing Migraine With Medical Treatments: Preventive Treatments to Reduce Migraine Attack Frequency

Aug 18// Migraine
Migraine is a painful and disabling disease of the nerves and brain that can be treated with a combination of acute treatment to stop attacks when they occur and preventive medication ad lifestyle changes to reduce the frequency of attacks. In this article, preventive medications to reduce frequency and severity of attacks are covered. When [...]
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Managing Migraine With Lifestyle Changes

Aug 18// Migraine
Although migraine is a complex brain disease not fully understand yet, much has been learned in the last decade. Increased knowledge has led to better understanding and new ways of managing and treating migraine to reduce the frequency and severity of attacks. There are two main branches for managing migraine: lifestyle changes and medical treatments. [...]
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Study Finds New Type of Psoriasis Cream (a PDE-4 inhibitor) Effectively Clears Plaques

Jul 29// Psoriasis

An oral PDE-4 inhibitor is already approved, but research is promising for topical version to target plaques.

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The 5 Worst Things People Say Because of Migraine Myths

Jul 16// Meningitis
"It's just a headache." No matter how many times you have heard these words or perceived this attitude from someone else, your migraine is so much more than just a headache. Not only is a headache not the only symptom of a migraine attack, it is also not mild or just anything. Migraine is a [...]
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Easing the Pain of Migraine with Nurse Practitioners

Jul 15// Migraine
The Burden of Migraine About 1 in 7 people experience migraine, which are the second highest cause of disability in the world. Not just a headache—migraine is primary headache disorder, which means headache that is not caused by something else. Migraine is a serious condition that causes more than just headache pain, although the pain [...]
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HIV Therapy Truvada Is Linked to a Lower Risk of COVID-19

Jul 13// HIV

In a recent study, people using this type of antiretroviral therapy were the least likely among all of the HIV patients to develop coronavirus.

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