Tag Archives: Patients

John Ivison: The math of saving lives — Canada’s drug battle leaves patients caught in the middle

Article content continued We feel that everyone is blaming someone else and patients are caught in the middle Vertex has done spectacularly well from Trikafta this year, reporting sales of US$ 918 million in second quarter of this year, from zero last year. That helped the company’s net income to soar 213 per cent year… Read More »

Over 80 percent of COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency, study finds

Over 80 percent of 200 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in Spain have vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Vitamin D is a hormone the kidneys produce that controls blood calcium concentration and impacts the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency has been… Read More »

Healthcare Costs, Access to Data, and Partnering With Providers: Patients’ Top User Experience Factors

As patients returned to in-person, brick-and-mortar health care settings after the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic, they re-enter the health care system with heightened consumer expectations, according to the Beryl Institute – Ipsos Px Pulse report, Consumer Perspectives on Patient Experience in the U.S. Ipsos conducted the survey research among 1,028 U.S. adults between 23… Read More »

Corona Havoc: COVID-19 patients has crossed 12.6M in Six Months

Coronavirus has wreaked havoc after affecting more than five million people over the world. More than 12.4 M million coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide. According to WorldMeter data, the number of corona positive has reached 12,675,441, and 563,928 people have died due to the epidemic. Corona havoc is not only causing death, but it… Read More »

Dr. Pimple Popper Popped ‘Popcorn Butter’ Cysts on a Patient’s Back

Fan favorite Dr. Pimple Popper client Momma Squishy is back in the dermatologist’s latest Instagram video. Momma Squishy has a condition called steatocystoma multiplex where benign, fluid filled cysts form on the skin. When Dr. Pimple Popper pops these tiny cysts, they come out looking like “popcorn butter.” In a recent Instagram video, Dr. Pimple… Read More »

In Poor Countries, Many Covid-19 Patients Are Desperate for Oxygen

As the coronavirus pandemic hits more impoverished countries with fragile health care systems, global health authorities are scrambling for supplies of a simple treatment that saves lives: oxygen. Many patients severely ill with Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, require help with breathing at some point. But now the epidemic is spreading rapidly in… Read More »

Learning to cope with the pandemic from palliative care patients 

I’m a palliative care chaplain who provides spiritual support to patients with serious, life-changing, and for some, life-threatening, illnesses. A common story they tell is an illness, like a storm, blew them off their life’s map.  They find themselves lost in the unfamiliar territory of sickness. The future, once certain and promising, is now uncertain… Read More »