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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

What To Know About Fibromyalgia

According to the CDC, Fibromyalgia affects approximately 4 million Americans, or around 2% of the entire adult population in the country. It is a chronic illness that affects your friends, your neighbors, your family, and possibly even yourself. Although it is a condition that has some visibility, the full scope of what it is actually

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The Best Way to Travel With Meds (When Flying)

If you’re someone who relies on daily medication, traveling can be a bit stressful. Your things are displaced, your schedule is off, your routine is altered–when and how you take your medicine can be upended completely by your travel plans if you don’t prepare carefully.  Here are a few things to know about traveling with

What is Thyroid Disease? An Explainer.

Thyroid conditions can affect any of us. There are lots of ways the thyroid can encounter problems—and those problems can have significant, systemic effects. An estimated 20 million Americans are impacted by thyroid disease, and up to 60 percent of those people are unaware and undiagnosed, according to the American Thyroid Association. Here’s some basic information

Understanding Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, and in honor of that, we want to bring into focus the experiences of those affected by this chronic disease. Awareness and understanding are an important part of putting the widespread impact of diabetes into the proper context, and accurate information is key to building a deeper understanding of the

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The Keys To Aging Healthfully

Taking care of your body is important at all ages, but it becomes crucial for living the life that you want as you get older. Eating a healthy diet and staying physically active are necessities for living a long, healthy, and happy life. As we get older, making sure we’ve struck the right balance of

October 26th is National Take Back Day

Why is it Important?   According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused prescription drugs in 2016 alone. These drugs were most often obtained from family members and friends, typically from, “the home medicine cabinet.” Considering the ongoing opioid crisis occurring in the United States, it is especially

5 Things You Need to Know About Living With Chronic Disease

Chronic, ongoing illness affects around 133 million Americans, according to a National Health Council analysis, which amounts to over 40% of the total population and about half of all adults. Chronic illness has widespread effects, both in a broader economic sense as well as on a personal level; caring for chronically ill patients accounts for