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One in Seven: Rheumatology Patient Nonadherence

COVID-19 has created a difficult environment for immunocompromised people due to many medications that treat rheumatic diseases.

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Psoriasis and Depression: The Lesser-Known Impact of the Disease

“Many people are familiar with the physical appearance of psoriasis, but most are unaware of the severe psychological impact it has on the patient,” says Clinical Nurse Educator Samara Ashley.

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Alzheimer's Disease: The Challenges Family Caregivers Face

Alzheimer's disease is the number one illness faced by caregivers of patients over 65 according to the 2020 Caregiving in the U.S. study by the National Alliance for Caregiving.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Alzheimers Treatment and Diagnosis

We often attribute forgetfulness to growing older, but could it be a sign of a more serious condition? Alzheimer’s and dementia deaths increased by 16% during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Let's Talk Bone Health

Several risk factors for osteoporosis are not within our control, but we do have some control of our bone health using nutrition tailored to our needs. Read Katie Driessens tips on our blog.

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From Nurse to Educator: Making the Transition from Bedside Nurse to Nurse Educator

As a nurse, you play many roles in healthcare, but one of the most lasting and impactful roles is that of a patient educator.

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Healthy Living - Why is Proper Nutrition so Important?

As a Clinical Nurse Educator, Liza Maricle sees the negative impact of easy-to-obtain meals that are consumed out of convenience. Read Liza's tips for better nutrition.

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For People with Rare Diseases, it is Often a Long and Winding Road

The patient journey is rarely linear for those with a rare disease. Jill Doran shares how patients and families who receive education and support can typically manage it bettter.

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A True Warrior and a Force To be Reckoned With

VMS Clinical Nurse Educator Jessica Schulte shares a heart-warming story about her nephew Weston, born with a rare congenital heart defect. Jessica shares tips for caregivers who receive a devastating diagnosis.

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Men and Women – Heart Attack Symptoms May Differ

The heart is an amazing machine. Each minute, this muscle pumps 1.5 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of heart vessels!

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Help Your Patient Be an RA Warrior

VMS Clinical Nurse Educator Mary Schmalfeldt has tips for how HCPs can help their patients become an RA Warrior.

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VMS BioMarketing Pharmacists Play a Vital Role in Patient Education

This National Pharmacist Day January 12, VMS BioMarketing extends a heartfelt thank you to the many pharmacists who work in our Clinical Educator networks.

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7 Ways to Support Families of Alzheimers Patients

During this National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, I've been reflecting on the many fond memories I have of my grandmother when I was a young child.

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A Bad Traffic Jam - how HCPs can explain the correlation between diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

One way healthcare professionals can explain to patients the correlation between diabetes and heart disease.

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Easing the journey for a newly-diagnosed breast cancer patient

As an oncology nurse specializing in breast cancer, I have witnessed the struggles patients endure and offer these suggestions for healthcare professionals working with people newly diagnosed with breast cancer.