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Keep Taking Blood Pressure Medication Despite Possible Link to COVID-19 Complications, Say Cardiologists

Keep Taking Blood Pressure Medication Despite Possible Link to COVID-19 Complications, Say Cardiologists

Apr 15// Coronavirus COVID-19
‘Abrupt withdrawal of [ACE inhibitors or ARBs] in high-risk patients, including those who have heart failure or have had myocardial infarction, may result in clinical instability and adverse health outcomes.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. People who have high blood pressure and contract COVID-19 [...]
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I Was Dreading My Biologic Infusion Because of COVID-19 Fears. Instead, It Made Me the Most Grateful I’d Felt in Weeks.

Apr 14// Coronavirus COVID-19
It was an agonizing decision to go for my infusion to treat my ankylosing spondylitis, but I’m so relieved I did. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Gina Catalano is a 40-year-old living with ankylosing spondylitis in Columbus, Ohio. She was diagnosed with this [...]
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Cardiologists’ Warning: Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin Could Be Dangerous as a Coronavirus Treatment for Some Patients

Apr 13// Coronavirus COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin are being touted as lifesavers, but in some cases, they could cause sudden death. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. While scientists are scrambling to develop new treatments for complications in COVID-19, doctors on the frontlines need to act quickly with […]

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Add Your Name: Support More Investigation & Publicity Around COVID-19 Health Disparities

Apr 10// COVID-19
Add Your Name to Demand More Investigation and Publicity Around COVID-19 Health Disparities During a recent meeting of the Global Healthy Living Foundation COVID-19 Patient Leadership Council, high-risk patient leaders across autoimmune, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other chronic disease communities expressed concerns about the growing health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Specifically, African-Americans are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. These concerns were not limited to [...]
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Patient Support Programs From Drug Manufacturers During COVID-19

Apr 09// COVID-19
In even the most normal of times, drug manufacturers play an important part in supporting patient access to medications through various programs that help cut out-of-pocket costs and provide education about their products. During this pandemic, these programs play an even more important role to ensure that patients do not struggle to continually receive and [...]
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The 9 Types of Chronic Illness Patient Personalities You Encounter in the Age of Coronavirus

Apr 09// Coronavirus COVID-19

Are you a Busy Bee, Know-It-All, or Daredevil? Chances are, you’ll identify with at a few of these. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Being quarantined at home for more than a month means we’re all spending a lot more time on social media these […]

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What It’s Like to Battle COVID-19 with Ankylosing Spondylitis — When You Can’t Get Tested

Apr 09// Coronavirus COVID-19

I fought for testing — and couldn’t get it — but my symptoms were all red flags for coronavirus. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. One of the few upsides of living with a chronic illness is that you know your body very well. You […]

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