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How to Cope With Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety affects 18.1% of the adult population, which is around 40 million Americans. That’s nearly 1in 5 adults in the country, which makes anxiety disorders the most common mental illness in the country. It is always important to reach out to a healthcare professional if you

Dermatitis Explained

According to the National Eczema Association, 31.6 million- or around 10%- of Americans have some form of atopic dermatitis, otherwise known as eczema. Despite its prevalence, not everyone is totally familiar with the condition, and some who experience it may not even know that they have it. Read on to learn all about dermatitis, from

5 Ways to Manage Stress While Social Distancing

An immediate and unexpected change in lifestyle and habits can be the cause of an increase in stress, and the recent COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has been especially hard on New Yorkers and their usual way of life. According to the CDC, pandemic outbreaks can lead to an increased sense of fear, anxiety, and an elevated

How to Get Better Sleep

Good sleep is important, but getting good sleep isn’t always so simple. In fact, according to a 2016 survey by Consumer Reports, 27% of people have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep regularly, and 68% of people have trouble sleeping at least once a week. If you’re one of the nearly ¾ of Americans who

Ways to Fight Drowsiness

Being chronically drowsy can be a real inconvenience: it can make it hard to focus at work, and hard to be engaged in social situations. Many people experience drowsiness for a number of reasons, from having a sleep disorder to working long hours to medical conditions. Luckily, just because you are experiencing chronic drowsiness doesn’t

Dispose of Medicine at Home For National Take Back Day

What is National Take Back Day?  National Take Back Day is a part of the DEA initiative to limit the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by safely and anonymously collecting unused or expired prescription medications at approved collection sites. It usually occurs twice annually nationwide, once in the spring and once in the fall.

Foods to Help With Diarrhea and Constipation

Diarrhea and constipation can at times be an uncomfortable topic to cover, but the truth is that both are frustrating and pervasive. According to a 2014 University of Texas study, there are approximately 179 million cases of acute diarrhea each year, and constipation affects between 2% and 7% of the world population each year according

Sun Sensitivity Explained

According to the Mayo Clinic, sun sensitivity can be the source of serious skin irritation, and is a relatively common occurrence. Understanding sun sensitivity is an important part of being able to both identify and mitigate some of it’s more severe effects. We put together an infographic (below) to help you understand what types of

Introducing MAT.org

PhRMA wants to be a resource when it comes to accessing and understanding information about your brand medicines, which is part of the reason PhRMA launched a new search engine designed to help patients, caregivers and health care providers identify potential assistance programs: the Medicine Assistance Tool. This platform can be accessed at MAT.org.  What

Everything You Need to Know About Telemedicine

Telemedicine has become increasingly integrated into the medical field, especially in recent years with access to rapid communications technology continuing to be a part of everyday life. Telemedicine has plenty of benefits: it’s highly accessible, cost-effective, and lends itself to quick and efficient information transfer between patient and doctor. Telemedicine has actually been in use