Glaucoma: What you need to know about ‘the sneak thief of sight’

“Will I go blind?” It’s a frightening thought that most people have when they are first told they have glaucoma. “Patients are almost always concerned that they are going to lose their vision,” said Dr. Andrew Iwach, executive director of the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco. “The good news for the majority of patients is …

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Getting Candid About Lung Cancer Diagnosis in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant disruption in cancer care and treatment.1 As the leading cause of cancer death in the US, the potential impact on lung cancer is especially alarming.2,3 Recent studies predict a significant increase in the number of cancer deaths over the next five years due to missed screenings, delays in …

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Overcoming the stigma of addiction is key to treatment

Addiction is a chronic but treatable medical condition. Often unintentionally, many people still talk about addiction in ways that are stigmatizing—meaning they use words that can portray someone with a substance use disorder in a shameful way, which may discourage them from seeking treatment. To reduce harmful stigma and negativity around substance use disorders and …

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4 Things to Know When Shopping for a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

About 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day and by 2050, seniors will represent more than 20% of the population.[i] If you are 65 or older, staying healthy is more important than ever. One step includes picking a Medicare prescription drug plan during Open Enrollment, which began Oct. 15. If you pay out-of-pocket for your prescription …

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What you need to know to prepare for a low blood sugar emergency

When Alejandra Marquez was 12 years old, she suddenly started to scream during an otherwise typical Sunday church service. There was a loud buzzing that only she could hear, and she soon began to have trouble standing. “It sounded like a mosquito loudly humming in my ear,” Marquez said. “It was a terrifying first episode, …

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Programs Available to Help People with Diabetes Afford Insulin

It’s no secret that many people with diabetes are struggling to afford their insulin. Chances are you may know one of them. That’s because more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes.1 Some of these people may have health insurance, some may not. Others may be facing new financial challenges including job loss …

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A Different, More Severe Form of Asthma. GSK’s Doctor Nestor A. Molfino, Shares Signs You May Be Living With Severe Asthma and an Option to Manage the Condition

This content was sponsored by GSK. Not all asthma is the same. It is estimated 1 in 13 people in the U.S. have asthma, and of those, 5 to 10 percent have severe asthma. Generally, asthma can be controlled through prescribed medication; however, people living with severe asthma have a more difficult time controlling their …

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