Month: February 2021

Coping with health challenges: Three unique journeys with a rare disease

Anyone who suffers from health challenges knows how difficult it can be — not only physically, but also emotionally. For those coping with rare disorders, navigating life can be even more challenging. Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a rare, often life-altering disease caused by inflammation in the central nervous system characterized by immune-mediated damage …

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Prostate Cancer Screenings on the Decline with Concerns Surrounding COVID-19: What Men Should Know

In the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic, many areas of the country banned nonessential medical procedures in an effort to slow the spread of the disease. As a result, many physicians saw fewer patients for routine medical care, such as physical exams and screenings. A recent survey by The Physicians Foundation polled 3,513 physicians …

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Navigate the tax impacts of small business stimulus relief in 3 easy steps

Even during the best of times, managing a small business is a daunting undertaking, let alone doing so during a pandemic. If your business has survived COVID-19, it’s likely you’re still struggling just to make ends meet and don’t need the added stress of figuring out complicated taxes. You started your business to pursue a …

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Is it allergies or COVID-19? 7 symptoms to watch

COVID-19 is complicating the 2021 spring allergy season. From watery eyes to dry coughs, people are left wondering exactly what their symptoms mean. “Many people are asking about the differences between COVID-19 and seasonal allergies,” says Dr. Luz Fonacier, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). “While it isn’t always cut …

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When You Can’t Stomach Your Migraine Medication, Make Sure Your Migraine Toolkit Has You Covered

How do you prepare for a migraine that threatens to derail your day? Many health care professionals recommend assembling a migraine toolkit, one stocked with essentials for easing migraine symptoms on the go, such as bottled water, instant hot and cold packs, ear plugs and sunglasses. Most importantly, however, health professionals agree that your toolkit …

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Driven to Distraction: The Impact of Acne in a Digital Era

With millions of people living, working, attending school and socializing through the lens of a computer camera, self-image and confidence are quite literally on display, especially for the 85% of teens and young adults with acne.1 New routines, habits and mindsets have been established in this virtual world that created new insecurities, but also unexpected …

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