Health & Wellness

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

One issue that should unite us is World Hepatitis. Did you know that World Hepatitis Day takes place every year on July 28th? It’s purpose? To bring the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. One of just four disease-specific global…

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Odds for Receiving a Kidney Transplant Now Equal for African-American Candidates

Improvements in national kidney transplant policy have evened the rates at which African-American transplant candidates receive kidneys from deceased donors, according to data from United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). UNOS serves as the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under federal contract.  National kidney allocation policy has been refined a number of times over the…

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Blink Health Giving Away $10 Million Worth Of Free Diabetes Medications

Blink Health recently launched a program to help #TreatType2 diabetes by committing to give away $10 million worth of diabetes medications. People living with diabetes who create an account on Blink Health’s website or free mobile app, starting today, will receive a free, one-year supply of the three most commonly prescribed generic medications for type-2…

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Ask Dr. Kevin: Understanding Sickle Cell Disease

Ask Dr. Kevin is a new feature brought to you by Pfizer Rare Disease in collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to increase understanding of sickle cell disease. Dr. Kevin is currently the Chief Medical Officer for Rare Disease at Pfizer. He pursued medicine after being inspired by his father’s work as a…

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Aeroflow Breastpumps Partners with Molina Healthcare to Serve Mothers in South Carolina

As of July 2017, Aeroflow Breastpumps will be the exclusive provider of breast pumps for Molina members Aeroflow Breastpumps announced their partnership with Molina Healthcare of South Carolina, a health care company that offers health insurance plans to families and individuals who qualify for government-sponsored programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Aeroflow Breastpumps will be…

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2017 Donate Life ECHO Focuses on the Importance of Donation and Transplantation in Multicultural Communities

Video contest storytelling, Spanish language web registration and DLA National Partner Walgreens drive outreach of 2017 Donate Life ECHO Multicultural communities are disproportionately in need of lifesaving organ transplants – especially kidneys. Currently, 58 percent of the U.S. transplant waiting list is comprised of ethnically diverse patients. To address this need, Donate Life America (DLA)…

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8 Ways to Optimize Your Sleep

While a healthy lifestyle requires a balanced diet and exercise, sleep is another pillar of overall wellness that is both essential to your health and success, and often overlooked. By simply making small changes to your daily routine you can improve your quality of sleep. Follow these tips from Dr. Sujay Kansagra, Mattress Firm’s sleep…

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Be The Match® To Rally Black And African American Marrow Donors

Marrow donor registry teams up with Mike Conley to launch new campaign, Heritage Holds the Cure Be The Match®, the organization that operates the world’s largest and most diverse donor registry, and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, have teamed up on a new public service announcement campaign, Heritage Holds the Cure, to urge Blacks…

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