AHA News: Deadly Heart Problem Might Not Be So Deadly

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — An incurable condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may be less deadly than previously thought, according to a new study of sudden cardiac deaths among young people. At least 1 in 500 people worldwide are thought to have HCM, though estimates vary. The heart muscle enlarges and thickens, […]

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Nplate® (romiplostim) now approved for earlier use in adults with immune thrombocytopenia

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Amgen’s Supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Nplate® (romiplostim) to include new data in its U.S. prescribing information showing sustained platelet responses in adults with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), a rare, serious autoimmune disease characterized by low platelet counts. The updated indication expands treatment […]

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Health Tip: Prioritizing Your Wellness

News Consumer News Health Tip: Prioritizing Your Wellness — The strains of everyday life can affect overall health, says the National Safety Council. To focus on wellness each day, the council encourages you to: Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Go for a walk at lunch. Find nearby exercise classes. Choose healthy snacks. Take […]

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How to Manage Your Osteoarthritis

SUNDAY, Oct. 20, 2019 — Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting about 31 million Americans, and is the leading cause of disability among adults. Known as OA, it causes pain and other symptoms in joints, which can affect the ability to do everyday tasks. There’s no known cure, but there are treatments […]

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