Entries by Lina Kirby

Survey Finds ‘Scanxiety’ Is Common Challenge for Lung Cancer Patients

Living with lung cancer is accompanied by a considerable level of anxiety, with 86 percent of respondents reporting at least a little bit of anxiety on any given day. However, what is often referred to as “scanxiety” – the anxiety, fear and worry associated with scans, specifically before the results are revealed – can exacerbate those feelings. Of those who experience scanxiety, three-quarters reported either “more” or “a lot more” anxiety around the time of scans than at other times.

Health Union Announces Acceptance to Present at APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo

Health Union, LLC has been accepted for an oral presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in San Diego. The presentation, based on the abstract titled “Perceived treatment satisfaction and effectiveness facilitators among patients with chronic health conditions: A self-reported survey,” will occur at 3 p.m. on Nov. 12.

What People Fear the Most About Their Future With Asthma

“Asthma In America 2018” asked questions about diagnosis, medications, treatments and more to over 800 respondents. Surprisingly, the survey revealed four things people with asthma fear most about their future, all of which have a profound impact on the way they view their condition and rate their quality of life.