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Seaton (pictured) described the pain of her monkeypox infection as being an 87 out of 10. It was so bad she had a hard time performing some household tasks

Georgia woman, 20, says she wasn’t offered vaccine or treatment for monkeypox

A Georgia woman has revealed her experiences with monkeypox to the public – one of the few cases among a woman to have been recorded in the United States during the outbreak so far. Camile Seaton, 20, first noticed bumps on her face on July 11 and assumed it was acne. By July 16, more …

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Less than a third of insured hepatitis C patients get timely treatment, study shows

Less than a third of insured hepatitis C patients get timely treatment, study shows

The researchers on the study, published Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that among about 48,000 people who tested positive for the potentially life-threatening disease from early 2019 to late 2020, the percentage who started treatment within a year was 35% with private insurance, 28% with Medicare and 23% with …

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Donated wedding helps ease heartache as Staten Island man, 34, undergoes treatment for terminal brain cancer

Donated wedding helps ease heartache as Staten Island man, 34, undergoes treatment for terminal brain cancer

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Next week, Michelle Narducci-Aubry and Andrew Aubry will celebrate their marriage in front of their closest relatives and friends. The road to tie the knot has been extremely difficult for the loving couple. When Narducci-Aubry first saw Aubry while they lived in the same apartment complex in Westerleigh, she knew he …

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What is Tpoxx? The Monkeypox Treatment Drug That’s Hard to Get

What is Tpoxx? The Monkeypox Treatment Drug That’s Hard to Get

The only drug available to treat monkeypox is so difficult to access that just a fraction of the nearly 7,000 patients in the United States have been given it. Health officials have designated tecovirimat, also called Tpoxx, an “investigational drug,” which they say means it cannot be released from the strategic national stockpile without a …

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LGBTQ monkeypox patients use social media to help each other get treatment

LGBTQ monkeypox patients use social media to help each other get treatment

Grassroots monkeypox support TPOXX is an antiviral that can be used to treat monkeypox. But the prescription process is complicated and not widely known. So members of the LGBTQ community built a shareable Google document to help patients find doctors who know what TPOXX is and how to navigate the cumbersome prescription process. NEW YORK …

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An Effective New Treatment for Chronic Back Pain Targets the Nervous System

Summary: A newly developed method called sensorimotor retraining appears to be effective at treating chronic back pain. Source: University of Neww South Wales People challenged with chronic back pain have been given hope with a new treatment that focuses on retraining how the back and the brain communicate, a randomised controlled trial run by researchers …

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At Last! An Effective New Treatment for Chronic Back Pain

Sensorimotor retraining alters how people think about their body in pain, how they process sensory information from their back, and how they move their back during activities. An effective new treatment for chronic back pain targets the nervous system. A new treatment offers hope for people challenged with chronic back pain. It focuses on retraining …

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Three Pressing Questions About Monkeypox: Spread, Vaccination, Treatment

Three Pressing Questions About Monkeypox: Spread, Vaccination, Treatment

Monkeypox, once a relatively obscure virus endemic to Africa, has bloomed into a global threat, infecting more than 20,000 people in 75 countries and forcing the World Health Organization to declare a worldwide health emergency. On Thursday, New York State and San Francisco declared emergencies of their own. But even as the national tally nears …

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