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How to Manage CLL Treatment Side Effects

If you're being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), you may experience side effects like fatigue or nausea. Here are some ways to lessen the impact of your side effects.

By Katherine Malmo

Surviving Leukemia Treatment and Its Long-Term Side Effects

As leukemia treatments become more effective and patients live longer, long-term and late side effects have become an area of growing concern.

By Katherine Malmo

Leukemia Treatment Offers Many Options

Leukemia treatments today encompass chemotherapy, stem cell transplants, radiation, immunotherapy, vaccine therapy, and close monitoring during early stages.

By Eileen Bailey

Cholesterol Drug Lowers Risk in Heart Attack Survivors

A large clinical trial suggests the cholesterol-lowering medication alirocumab (Praluent) reduces heart problem and stroke risk in heart attack survivors.

By Diane Domina

Older Adults Often Don't Take Statins as Directed

More than half of older adults who are prescribed statin drugs don’t take the medication as recommended and many stop taking the drug altogether.

By Diane Domina

Can Diabetes Meds Lessen Alzheimer's Symptoms?

People with Alzheimer’s disease who are treated with diabetes medications have significantly fewer brain markers of the disease.

By Diane Domina

Want to Know How You Might Metabolize Your Meds? Get a DNA Test

The FDA approved a direct-to-consumer genetic test to provide information about a person’s ability to metabolize medications based on their genetic make-up.

By Diane Domina

New Tool Compares Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

How do you decide which rheumatoid arthritis medication is right for you? A new tool can help you and your doctor compare your options.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Anxious about Taking Anti-Anxiety Medication? Weighing the Pros and Cons

Maybe you have been suffering from anxiety related problems for awhile. You have tried meditation, yoga, deep breathing techniques, exercise,and even supplements to help ease your anxiety. Therapy has helped some but despite all your efforts your anx...

By Merely Me

FDA Okays First New Drug to Fight the Flu in Nearly 20 Years

The FDA approved baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza) for acute influenza without complications in people over 12 who’ve had flu symptoms for no more than 48 hours.

By Diane Domina