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Cystic Fibrosis: Science is Working Hard to Reverse the CF Curse

During the end of the middle ages, chronic diseases were frequently considered curses. Case in point, in 1595, Professor Pieter Pauw wrote about an autopsy he performed on “a 11 year old girl said to be bewitched.” His description of the child’s lungs, pancreas, liver and heart are consistent with a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Hexes, curses, bewitchment--these were the only explanations Read more [...]

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Axium to Join Oncology Innovators at ASCO 2015

The 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting is taking place May 29th through June 2nd at McCormick Place in Chicago Illinois – and Axium Healthcare Pharmacy will be there! If you plan to attend this premier symposium that highlights the advances in cancer treatment and oncology therapies, please make it a point to stop by and see us at booth #4098. We would love to Read more [...]

The Purpose of Sleep

5 Minute Health Tips: Just Sleep On It

What Does Sleep Do For Us? Researching sleep may seem like a snooze but it is, in fact, far from boring. Indeed, sleep may be one of the most dangerous things animals do. That’s why some animals have worked out ways to stay alert while they sleep. Marine mammals like dolphins and whales are unihemispheric sleepers. During “logging,” one half of their brain is asleep the other half stays Read more [...]

Multiple Myeloma Treatment Advances

Multiple Myeloma Treatment Advances: Crowd Control is Within Reach

  Crowd control “prevents disorder and possible riot.”(1) Likewise, the crowds of multiple myeloma cells and the antibodies, which are produced in the bone marrow, create havoc in a patient’s immune system and body functions. However, thanks to new technologies that target the reproduction of multiple myeloma cells, crowd control is within reach. What is Multiple Myeloma? Multiple Read more [...]

Your Environment Affects the Amount You Eat

5 Minute Health Tips: Environment and Eating

Did you know that where you eat, and even your serving dishes, may influence how much you eat?  It’s true. Members of Cornell University’s Food Psychology program have been researching this very issue.  Their research provides ideas that may make it easier to lose weight, just by changing your dishes. Research On Plate Size In one series of experiments, researchers found that size matters.  Read more [...]

Nurses Week Celebration by Axium Healthcare Pharmacy

Nurses Week: May 6 to May 12, 2015

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. ~Margaret Mead Defining Nursing What is a nurse?  According to the American Nursing Association: “Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, Read more [...]

Specialty Pharmacies Privacy

Specialty Pharmacies Aren’t All Alike

What do you know about specialty pharmacies?  If you are a prescriber, payer or patient who uses Axium Healthcare Specialty Pharmacy, you are in a unique position. Axium Prides Itself On Relationships: “We believe in relationships that make life easier, and where a helping hand and better clinical, economical, and overall health outcomes are always within reach, 24 x 7 x 365.” Patients Read more [...]

New Technology Options for Medication Adherence and the ePatient

New Technology Options for Medication Adherence and the ePatient

Tools To Enhance Healthcare New technologies don’t have to be scary.  They can be helpful.  There are a number of exciting new tools out there to enhance healthcare. Remembering To Take Your Medicine Made Easier Remembering to take your medicine is an age-old problem.  Several products have come out to address this issue.  GlowCaps works wirelessly using AT&T’s mobile broadband service.  Read more [...]

A Positive Attitude Does Not Stop Cancer From Growing

The Gift of Storytelling

Is Having A Positive Attitude Important In Fighting Cancer? When people dealing with a diagnosis of cancer ask this question: “Is having a positive attitude important in fighting the cancer? My friends say it is, but I feel sad and discouraged.” Or when a “support” group markets itself in this way: “Are you “fed up of wallowy online chronic illness communities?” Denying Feelings Read more [...]

New Treatments For Hepatitis C 2015

Emerging Treatments – The Changing Face of Hepatitis C Therapy in 2015 and Beyond

What’s Next For Hepatitis C Treatment? With Vertex’s discontinuation of Incivek in 2014, and Merck lined up to soon follow suit by discontinuing its Victrelis® therapy by the end of this year, many healthcare workers may be wondering: What’s next for the Hepatitis C treatment arena? There are exciting changes on the horizon in the form of newer, easier tolerated, and less invasive therapies.  Read more [...]