'Miracle' Young Blood Infusion Treatments Unproven, Potentially Harmful: FDA

Print this page TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 — They’re often called “vampire” treatments, in which people undergo infusions of a young donor’s blood plasma to treat everything from aging to Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. But these expensive “fountain of youth” therapies are unproven and potentially unsafe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday.… Read More »

FDA Approves Egaten (triclabendazole) for the Treatment of Fascioliasis, a Neglected Tropical Disease

Print this page Basel, Switzerland, February 13, 2019 – Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Egaten (triclabendazole) for the treatment of fascioliasis in patients six years of age and older. This makes Egaten the only FDA-approved drug for people with this disease and is expected to facilitate broader… Read More »

Younger patients dissatisfied with healthcare's status quo, more willing to try nontraditional services

Healthcare consumers are changing, and their expectations are changing, too. They want convenience, affordability and quality, and younger patients especially are dissatisfied with the status quo and more likely to adopt nontraditional healthcare, such as virtual care and retail clinics. According to a new Accenture survey, consumers of all ages are showing more willingness to… Read More »

Overcoming Overeating: A former food addict’s road to recovery and self care

For award-winning journalist Mara Schiavocampo, the journey to losing 90 pounds began with confronting the truth and writing a single list. (photos courtesy of Mara Schiavocampo.) It’s often said that the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. For me, the journey to losing 90 pounds began with a single list. I remember… Read More »