Huntington’s Disease: Here is What You Need to Know

Huntington Disease

Having a rare disease comes with its own difficulties. Huntington’s disease is only one of many diseases that brings with it unique and difficult symptoms. It is a life changing diagnosis to receive and there is a lot of misinformation that follows about this condition. This article means to explain what Huntington’s disease is, what …

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Four Ways To Care For Your Lungs

Care For Your Lungs

Since October is Healthy Lung Month, let’s take a look at a few ways you can better care for your lungs. After all, chronic lower respiratory disease is the third-leading cause of death for U.S. adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Some common known causes of lung damage in the U.S. include …

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Newsmaker Q&A: Dr. Gerald Salen – About CTX

CTX

The community recently spoke with Gerald Salen, M.D., internist and gastroenterologist at Rutgers New Jersey School’s Department of Medicine, about the cause, symptoms, and treatment for cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX). What Is CTX? The first challenge is the name: Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis. We call it CTX for short. It’s rare. There are only about 200 people in …

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Learning To Live With Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension

48-year-old Mari Jackson had worked since the age of 12. But last year, a diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension forced her to slow down and approach life differently. When Diagnosed With Pulmonary Hypertension? I got diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension last March. The symptoms started in February of last year, right around my husband’s birthday. It …

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Short-Term Health Insurance: A Basics Guide

Short-Term Health Insurance

CVC Director of Patient Services Lauren Ruiz explains the basics about short-term health insurance plans. As a result of recent changes to federal health care law, short-term health insurance plans are more widely available in 2019. These plans may seem like a good option because the premiums tend to be much cheaper than those for …

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