A “cancer moonshot” refers to an ambitious effort to accelerate progress in cancer research and treatment, drawing inspiration from the determination and focus that drove the United States moon landing in 1969. While eradicating cancer may be a monumental task, significant advancements have been made in understanding and treating various types of cancer.
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Lowering the cost of prescription drugs is a complex issue with various potential approaches, but it can be done. We must remember, however, that it starts with individual responsibility to take care of one’s health. Here are some strategies that can be considered:
The exact cause of Alzheimer’s disease is not yet fully understood. However, extensive research has shed light on several factors contributing to its development, so we need to see ALL the data on Lilly’s new drug.
It is essential for individuals who suspect they may have cancer or have received a cancer diagnosis to consult with healthcare professionals promptly. Early detection, diagnosis, and timely initiation of appropriate treatments are vital in improving outcomes and increasing the chances of successful cancer management.
The term “preventable health condition” can encompass various diseases or conditions that can be mitigated or avoided through preventive measures. While there are several preventable health conditions, some of the most notable ones include:
The worst words in healthcare are “a private equity firm has acquired us.” Private equity firms make money by buying, gutting, and selling companies. Companies bought by private equity firms are far more likely to go bankrupt than companies that aren’t and they are killing patients in the process.
More than 18 weight loss drugs are in development because drug companies know that the market is worth billions of dollars even though insurance companies are still debating their coverage for weight loss. It’s going to be a knockout, drag-down battle.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle could substantially reduce premature mortality and prolong life expectancy in US adults. The BMJ study states, “adherence to a healthy lifestyle at mid-life is associated with a longer life expectancy free of major chronic diseases.” That message is missing in patient communication with HCPs.