opioid overdose reversal medication

Accessing Naloxone at Your Local Pharmacy

from the editor: This article focuses on accessing naloxone to reverse opioid overdose. Patients Rising is keenly aware of the sensitivity and misrepresentation that sometimes accompanies talking about the opioid crisis. On our Patient Helpline, we talk to a lot of chronic pain patients as they encounter difficulty accessing sufficient …

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cancer terms and acronyms

45 Cancer Terms and Acronyms: A Glossary by a Survivor

Hello friends, your friendly editor, Jim, here. I’d like to introduce you to Anj Oto. Anj is a communications professional and breast cancer survivor from Honolulu, Hawai’i. She is here to improve our health literacy by introducing us to several cancer terms and acronyms. Here’s Anj… Getting Diagnosed with Cancer …

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social support in chronic illness

Surveying Young People About Their Social Support as Chronic Illness Patients

There is an opportunity for young people to share their experiences finding social support as chronic illness patients. Dr. Kateryna Sylaska, Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at the Department of Psychological Science at Carthage College, along with undergraduates Anne Ewart and Ashley Lundell are running investigating this. The objective is …

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addiction treatment available

Why Addiction is a Chronic Illness

Guest writer, Patrick Bailey, penned this article for us, “Why Addiction is a Chronic Illness”. This topic is of interest to Patients Rising because if we accept that addiction is a chronic illness, then conversations need to be had about making addiction treatment available. Patrick covers some of those talking …

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covid testing for the uninsured

The Uninsured: Who Pays the Covid Bills?

Covid testing for the uninsured The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was released in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to protect people. Provisions within the Act included coverage for uninsured individuals seeking diagnosis and care for COVID-19–related conditions, so that hospitals and clinics providing care to these …

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