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Fast Facts: Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression can place a heavy burden on new mothers. In the midst of caring for a newborn, mothers may experience intense bouts of depression and anxiety, amid an array of other harmful symptoms. Read Fast Facts              

Fast Facts: Understanding Precision Medicine

Cancer patients have more treatment options than ever. Knowing which treatment provides the best chance at overcoming their disease or minimizing symptoms and side effects during treatment, however, can be a challenge. Precision medicine allows patients and providers to identify more targeted, effective treatments. Read Fast Facts          

Fast Facts: Prescription Drug Affordability Boards

Lawmakers say that making medications more affordable to patients is a top priority. Yet some policy approaches overlook what matters most to patients and providers—and even make it more difficult for patients to access the treatment they need. One such approach is prescription drug affordability boards. Read Fast Facts

Understanding High-Deductible Health Plans

More than half of Americans were enrolled in a high-deductible health plan as of 2021. As these plans grow more popular, it’s important to understand both the potential risks and the potential benefits, especially for people with chronic conditions like heart disease. Read One-Pager

Supporting Patients with Serious Mental Illness

An estimated one in 20 Americans has a serious mental illness. When these patients can’t access the right treatment, it harms not only them but also their families and communities. Read One-Pager

Next Steps to Hepatitis C Elimination

For states working to eliminate hepatitis C, acquiring curative medications in bulk is a critical step. But it is only part of a comprehensive elimination strategy. Available medication won’t cure people with hepatitis C unless it’s coupled with several other important actions.

Comprehensive Treatment for Tardive Dyskinesia

Involuntary facial expressions. Difficulty eating, speaking and swallowing. Embarassment. These are common experiences of people who live with a disorder of the nervous system called tardive dyskinesia.

Huntington’s Disease: The Need for a Cure

Uncontrollable movements. Memory loss. Personality changes. Difficulty eating and drinking. These are all common experiences for patients with Huntington’s disease, making independent living and interpersonal relationships tremendously difficult.

Understanding IgG4-RD

From difficult symptoms to an accurate diagnosis to effective treatment, the rare disease journey is a long one. But despite the challenges patients face, innovation and education are regularly improving lives.