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Should CAR-T be used earlier for NHL patients?

Should CAR-T be used earlier for NHL patients?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2022 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma |

CAR-T therapy is a relatively new immunotherapy treatment for advanced B-cell lymphomas, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL).  It is usually reserved for patients who have had more than one previous line of treatment but relapsed anyway. The standard course of treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is chemotherapy, which cures about 70% of...

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Diabetes prevalence differs by race

Diabetes prevalence differs by race

Posted by on May 25, 2022 in Diabetes mellitus |

Diabetes is complex. Many factors influence your risk of developing diabetes, including race. The way race is associated with diabetes risk may change the way physicians screen patients for the disease. Size  Being overweight has been identified as a factor in diabetes, and may serve as a cue for screening. The United States Preventive Services...

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Taking daily aspirin? Talk to your doctor.

Taking daily aspirin? Talk to your doctor.

Posted by on May 10, 2022 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Stroke |

Do you take a dose of baby aspirin once a day? Are you doing this under doctor’s orders or just because you heard it prevented heart attack or stroke?  There is growing evidence against taking a low-dose aspirin daily for preventing cardiovascular events. But many well-intentioned people still take daily aspirin. A 2019 report by Harvard...

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Every Month is Stress Awareness Month, right?

Every Month is Stress Awareness Month, right?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2022 in Blog |

Welcome to April, which is also Stress Awareness Month. For many of us, every month feels like stress awareness month. You don’t need one more article that says “stress is bad,” and that “you should go for a walk.”  Or do you?  Ask yourself this question:  Do you think that stress is just a feeling? Maybe you think stress is...

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ADA updates Diabetes Standards of Care for 2022

ADA updates Diabetes Standards of Care for 2022

Posted by on Mar 31, 2022 in Blog |

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) published another update to its standards.  What’s the ADA Diabetes Standards of Care and why is it important?  For over 30 years, this living document has been developed by the ADA. It is important because it looks at research conducted over the last year to learn and share what the best quality of care is...

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Vacations for Adult Cancer Patients: Update

Vacations for Adult Cancer Patients: Update

Posted by on Mar 4, 2022 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

Two of our most popular previous blog posts described free vacation opportunities for adults with cancer. Given the uncertainty of the past two years, we thought it was time for an update.  Here is a short list of organizations that have made it their mission to provide needed respite to those affected by cancer. Each has been verified to have...

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Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together: Understanding Comorbidities

Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together: Understanding Comorbidities

Posted by on Apr 11, 2021 in Blog |

You may have heard the word “comorbidity” before, but do you know what it means? Comorbidity refers to the presence of more than one disease or disease process in the human body.  Derived from the word “morbid” the term suggests a seriousness that may not always be considered. Yet as the population ages, comorbidities increase. A study...

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A Silent Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease

A Silent Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Kidney stones, Stroke, Urinary tract infection |

March is National Kidney Month. People don’t think about their kidneys until something goes wrong with them. Several Medivizor blog posts have described the structures in the kidney, the connection between kidneys and blood pressure, and  kidney stones and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Chronic Kidney Disease is another kidney problem but it is...

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and COVID-19

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and COVID-19

Posted by on Mar 14, 2021 in Coronavirus / COVID-19 |

People living with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) have had a difficult time finding physicians and others who believe that they have this debilitating condition. They’ve been told “it’s all in your head” or “physical activity will make you feel better.” They’ve gone to psychiatrists...

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