Tag: Congestive Heart Failure


The health care promises we cannot keep

December 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

It was a promise Matt Perrin wasn’t able to keep. “I’ll never take away your independence,” he’d told his mother, Rosemary, then 71, who lived alone on Cape Cod, Mass., in a much-loved cottage. That was before Rosemary started calling […]

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Chemotherapy can wreak havoc on the heart

June 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Cheryl Krafft was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was put on a very high-powered chemotherapy regimen to rid her body of the cancer. What she was not counting on was the chemotherapy causing another equally deadly […]


For elder health, trips to the ER are often a tipping point

January 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Twice a day, the 86-year-old man went for long walks and visited with neighbors along the way. Then, one afternoon he fell while mowing his lawn. In the emergency room, doctors diagnosed a break in his upper arm and put […]


Patients with rare diseases and congress square off over orphan drug tax credits

November 30, 2017

Via: The Medical News

As President Donald Trump talked tax reform on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Arkansas patient advocate Andrea Taylor was also meeting with lawmakers and asking them to save a corporate tax credit for rare disease drug companies. Taking the credit away, Taylor […]