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dry skin and dehydration
10Jan, 2019

Dry Skin and Dehydration

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Winter is here, and for many of us, that means dry skin. Whether your skin flakes, turns red, cracks, or a combination of all of these, dehydration is very likely playing a part. Let’s take a look at how dry skin and dehydration are linked. The Dry Skin and Dehydration Link Dehydration is the biggest cause of dry skin. A lack of moisture can cause the natural fluid in your skin to dry up, leading to itching, dry, or flaking skin. While it seems like grabbing an extra glass of […]
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Chemotherapy MedicoRx®
26Jul, 2017

What Does Chemotherapy Feel Like?

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Chemotherapy for cancer treatment can be scary, especially when approaching the first session. What will I feel like during the treatment? What will I feel like afterward? The answer is that everyone responds to chemotherapy differently, but here are some of the most common reactions. Pre-Chemotherapy Experience Many chemotherapy drugs are delivered intravenously similar to a standard IV. Some are delivered by infusion therapy, with a wearable to mounted pump, which can allow patients to be treated at home. A typical chemotherapy session starts with a blood test to ensure […]
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Infusion Therapy MedicoRx®
13Jun, 2017

Infusion Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a vexing disease because there isn’t really a clear cause for the condition, there is no cure, and symptoms can be unpredictable. Some classes of infusion drugs are able to slow the progression of the disease and/or alleviate symptoms. What is MS MS is considered an autoimmune disease, which usually describes conditions that suppress the immune system, making it difficult to fight off illness. In the case of MS, the immune system becomes overactive and attacks healthy tissue. MS causes the body to attack the central […]
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Exercise Chronic Illness MedicoRx®
30May, 2017

Exercise Benefits for People with Chronic Illnesses

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If you ask a doctor for advice about how to treat almost any condition, he or she is likely to say, “eat right and exercise,” as the first recommendation. Nutrition and fitness are indeed keys to recovering from and preventing many health problems–including managing chronic illnesses. Diabetes Diabetes is a chronic condition that can be helped and even reversed by exercise and healthy eating. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that one of 10 diabetes patients that exercised were able to stop taking medication. […]
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Iron Levels MedicoRx®
22May, 2017

How Iron Levels Impact Your Health

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Iron is what doctors call an “essential” mineral. This means that iron is essential to human health. When it comes to iron, this important role it plays is a carrier of oxygen in the blood. Why We Need Iron? According to WebMD, “Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. Hemoglobin represents about two-thirds of the body’s iron. If you don’t have enough iron, your body can’t make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood […]
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Chemotherapy MedicoRx®
27Apr, 2017

Post Chemotherapy Safety Issues

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Chemotherapy is a difficult process to go through in the best of cases. Patients are often stressed and anxious, as are caregivers and family members. Side effects can be anywhere from uncomfortable to debilitating. In addition to the emotional and physical challenges of undergoing chemotherapy, there are safety considerations that need to be implemented for patients and household members after therapy. Because chemotherapy drugs are present in the body after therapy, it is important that caregivers and family members are not inadvertently exposed to the drugs. According to the American […]
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Chemotherapy MedicoRx®
20Apr, 2017

How to Prepare for Infusion Chemotherapy

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Chemotherapy can be scary. First, the fact that you have cancer is frightening, and chemotherapy is known mainly for its unpleasant side effects. Most people have heard stories of (or experienced) people losing hair, experiencing extreme nausea and fatigue, and other side effects. Part of the fear comes from the unknown. Because everyone responds to chemotherapy differently, it is difficult to know just what to expect. What is Chemotherapy? According to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, “chemotherapy is a medication or a combination of medications prescribed to kill […]
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infusion-therapy-medicorx
10Apr, 2017

What to Expect from Infusion Therapy

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According to the National Home Infusion Association, “Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications. Typically, ‘infusion therapy’ means that a drug is administered intravenously.” How it Works The most common type of infusion therapy is prescribed to treat infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics. Chemotherapy for cancer patients is also often delivered through infusion. Other chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, and rheumatoid […]
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iron-infusion-medicorx
15Mar, 2017

Anemia, Iron Deficiency, and Iron Infusion for Cancer Patients

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The human body contains a number of minerals, with iron being one of the most important. Iron contributes to the formation of hemoglobin, the red blood cells that are responsible for supplying the body and its organs with adequate quantities of oxygen. Iron Deficiency from Cancer Iron deficiency, commonly known as anemia, can result from the loss blood due to internal or external bleeding, from a metabolically low production of iron in the body, or can be a side effect intestinal disorders and some cancers. Cancers known to cause iron […]
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palliative-care-medicorx
3Oct, 2016

Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life for Cancer Patients

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The word “palliative,” technically, means “relieving pain or alleviating a problem without dealing with the underlying cause,” according to one dictionary. That definition suggests that palliative health care might be short sighted or superficial. Thinking Beyond Illness Far from it. The World Health Organization defines palliative care as, “an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, […]
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Women Near Menopausal Age are Most Likely to Experience Hair Loss
16Jul, 2015

Treatment of Hair Loss in Women

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Although baldness in men is often accepted as a genetic sign of ageing, hair loss for women is not only less common, but can also have a greater impact on self-esteem and quality of life.  Although this is largely due to social miens, the lower ratio of hair loss in women in the population also contributes to the impact of the condition. It should be noted that some thinning of the hair over time is not uncommon, although this tends to present more as a general loss of volume rather […]
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30Jun, 2015

MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy Receives URAC Accreditation

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Specialty pharmacy accreditation demonstrates commitment to quality and accountability Van Nuys, CA — June 24, 2015 — MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy announced today it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. “Providing exceptional clinical care is at the core of every interaction with our patients, physicians and broader healthcare community,” said Vladimir Lenchitsky, CEO of MedicoRx® Specialty. “We are proud to have received accreditation as a specialty pharmacy provider from URAC. This substantiates our […]
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Infusions and Transfusions are Used to Treat Many Conditions
3Mar, 2015

Infusion vs Transfusion

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A number of treatment therapies may seem to utilize similar mechanisms in order to enact an effect, although the treatments themselves can be quite different.  This is often the case when people refer to infusions and transfusions.  Both of these treatments come under the same general heading, but they are used to describe different aspects of the similar processes. As both an infusion and a transfusion are given through IV drips, it can be easy for people to assume that they are the same.  Infusions essentially refer to when an […]
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Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery is a Lifelong Commitment
24Feb, 2015

Drug Addiction Rehab Treatment at Home

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Recovery from addiction is a process that is ongoing, although appropriate support networks can often make the greatest impact with rehabilitation, especially over time.  In many cases, the first steps to rehabilitation are detoxification, treatment, and therapy that are conducted in a safe and isolated facility.  This practice can be highly effective, especially since it removes patients from possible triggers, including the substances themselves. While treatment centers can be highly effective there are a number of considerations that should be evaluated before making this choice for rehabilitation. Expenses – some […]
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12Feb, 2015

What is Home Infusion Care?

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The use of home infusion care allows patients who require regular intravenous treatments to receive this form of treatment in the comfort of their home.  Normally, patients would have to regularly travel to the clinic of a doctor to who administers this type of therapy, or to a clinic that specializes in IV treatments.  Home infusion care incorporates medications and a trained nursing staff that is able to tend to patients within their place of residence. This accommodation has gained good support from the public, since many patients who do […]
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7Feb, 2015

About IVIG Therapy

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The use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatments has increased significantly since this type of therapy was initially developed in the 1950’s. The initial use of human plasma for treatment of autoimmune diseases and other conditions which are difficult to diagnose, came about from the isolation of antigens which can bind with receptors to offer relief from the chronic conditions. Although beginning efforts were entirely composed of pooled plasma treatments from donors, current infusions are more widely synthesized. In recent years, IVIG treatments have become more refined, with the use of […]
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27Jan, 2015

What is a Long Term Care Pharmacy?

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The ideals of a long term care pharmacy are actually re-exploring the initial role of an apothecary within communities.  Before the privatization of healthcare, most individuals relied heavily upon pharmacists as a form of primary care physician.  By visiting the local apothecary, individuals were able to receive both basic diagnosis and treatment for a variety of common ailments. Urgent care centers, emergency rooms, and specialty physicians have come to fill this role in modern times, with the pharmacy as an ancillary care provider for medications, either prescription or over the […]
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8Jan, 2015

Alzheimer’s and Long Term Care for the Elderly

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With a growing elder population across the nation, the concerns of elder care are becoming a precedent for healthcare.  This type of wellness concern can include basic accommodations such as independent living facilities and medical care that is administered within the home environments, but it can also include facilities that provide more comprehensive attention for elder patients who are suffering from chronic illness.  This makes elder care in the nation a diverse set of interventions that are all intended to provide more individualized attention that can meet personal needs. Long […]
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21Nov, 2014

What is a Specialty Pharmacy?

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Although a number of specialty pharmacies exist as stand-alone treatment providers, the rise of chronic and complex conditions has also led to specialty pharmacies that may operate out of a traditional pharmacy setting. The brief definition is that these providers are trained and certified to handle specialty pharmaceuticals, which can include chemotherapy drugs. What are Specialty Pharmaceuticals? The specialty pharmaceuticals definition is any class of drug that often has a complex process for manufacturing or administering. These will often include biological or bio-pharmaceutical drugs, but can also include synthesized compounds […]
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