Maddy Boehme’s Journey with Autoimmune Encephalitis

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In the field of rare diseases, all too often patients can find themselves caught in a long, stress-invoking diagnostic odyssey. Finding a name for the condition that plagues them can take many years that are filled with seemingly endless tests, procedures, and physician visits. Here is Maddy Boehme’s story about her search for a diagnosis. […]

Heart Failure Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management

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Heart failure is when the heart cannot pump enough blood through the body. People with heart failure can become weakened and bedridden, because the heart can’t do its job well. Diagnosing heart failure early can help your doctor keep it under control. However, symptoms can be easy to miss when the heart first starts to […]

Diabetes: Risk Reduction Through Knowledge and Action

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The number of people with diabetes (high blood sugar) is increasing every year. In the United States, about 1 in 10 people have diabetes.1 That’s about 34 million people in total. And about 1 in 4 people with diabetes do not know they have it.1 Most (90-95%) have type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes […]

Hereditary Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women.1 Fortunately, treatment options are available that can help save lives. Finding breast cancer before it spreads to other parts of the body is key. Of women who get breast cancer, 90% will live for 5 years or more; when breast cancer is found early, […]

Advanced Testing for Cardiovascular Disease

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Cholesterol is a substance in the blood that can build up and clog arteries. This can lead to cardiovascular disease (disease of the heart and blood vessels), which can cause a heart attack or stroke. To stop this from happening, healthcare providers recommend keeping the cholesterol level low.1 But many people who eat healthy, exercise, […]

Melanoma: Prevention and Early Detection

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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that is common in both men and women. Its ability to spread to other parts of the body makes it one of the most dangerous forms of cancer. But, if melanoma is found early, treatment can be very successful. In fact, melanoma is one of the most preventable […]

Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Laboratory Testing Can Guide Treatment

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Just like other parts of your body, blood can get cancer. One type of blood cancer is called acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. AML is not a common disease, accounting for only 1 in 100 of all cancers.1 But it is very serious. People with AML get very sick, very quickly. Because symptoms start off […]

How You Can be a Hero in a Post–COVID-19 World

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Americans have adapted and adjusted to a new way of life over the past few months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all learning to survive in a socially-distanced, work-from-home environment as we take precautions to protect ourselves and those around us. However, as restrictions are being lifted, there are people that […]