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1-800-LAW-FIRM Recognizes Rare Disease Day 2018

Feb 28, 2018 - Blog by

Disease is something that has touched us all in some way. Most of us are familiar with well-known diseases like cancer and diabetes because these often affect our friends, family and even ourselves.  Rare Disease Day thankfully reminds us that there are people who suffer from rare diseases that need our acknowledgment and support.    According to the Orphan Drug Act of 1983, a rare disease is classified as affecting less than 200,000 people in the United States.  The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences states that there are a total of 25-30 million Americans living with rare diseases today.  Research continues to be a driving force in determining new ways to treat and cure rare diseases. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects approximately […]

A New Year Can Bring a Healthier and Wiser You

Jan 19, 2018 - Blog by

A new year always brings new resolutions—most of which revolve around health. You may want to lose a few pounds, eat better and head to the gym more often. These resolutions can help you improve your health, but have you ever thought about checking out your medicine cabinet? Some common prescriptions and over the counter drugs can have an adverse effect on your health and that of your family’s. Let’s make 2018 a time to review what you currently have in your medicine cabinet and see if any of the below listed drugs have a home there. It may be time to talk with your doctor about alternative medications. Invokana Canagliflozin is the active ingredient in Invokana and is commonly prescribed to treat type 2 […]

Winter Weather Driving Tips

Dec 22, 2017 - Blog by

According to the Federal Highway Administration, 24% of all weather-related accidents occur on snowy or icy pavement. Out of those crashes, over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,800 are injured. This doesn’t even include the number of those who are killed or injured during snowfall. With winter weather now affecting many in the U.S., it is extremely important to remember safe driving habits while traveling through snow and ice. Here are our top 10 winter driving tips: Drive slowly. Take your time while driving in snowy/icy weather conditions. Make sure that your windshield wiper fluid is filled completely and keep an extra gallon in your car. You can go through a lot of fluid during a snowy commute. Keep moving while going up […]

Diabetes Awareness: National Diabetes Month

Nov 20, 2017 - Blog by

November is National Diabetes Month. During this time, we want to bring awareness to the condition that affects 9.4% of the U.S. population. Diabetes causes the body to either not produce insulin or to not use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that enables the body to use sugar for energy, or store it for future use. When insulin levels are not being used properly, energy levels are effected and long-term health complications can occur. This can include heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, and in some cases; death. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 causes the body to not produce insulin and only accounts for about 5% of those diagnosed. Type 2 is more common and causes the […]

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