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A woman is anxious about her IBS diagnosis.

Diagnosis of IBS Is on the Rise, but Where’s the Relief?

For many chronic conditions, obtaining a formal IBS diagnosis can lead to validation and relief, allowing the patient to then find an effective treatment. With IBS, however, this does not appear to be the case. Since 2017, annual IBS In America statistics have shown an increased rate of formal diagnosis from a healthcare professional year over year, with 90% of respondents reporting a formal diagnosis in 2019 up from 87% in 2018.
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Taking Care of the Care Partners

When thinking about the resources and the type of attention they need, it’s important to remember that care partners are not simply tools or a way to ensure better patient care. Consistent with the needs of those they care for, care partners – as people – also have needs including physical, emotional, mental and financial.

Living With RA: Kelly M

Kelly Mack has been living with rheumatoid arthritis since the age of 2, but she hasn’t let it slow her down. She shares about life in her “hot rod” wheelchair, coping with treatment challenges and insensitivities, and how she keeps her positivity throughout it all.

People With Psoriatic Arthritis Are Discussing Financial Topics With Their HCP: What Pharma Can Learn to Better Support Patients

Recent results from Health Union’s Psoriatic Arthritis In America 2019 survey reveal what more than 1,100 people diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) want others to know about their condition experience. This year’s survey results show a population of patients who regularly see a healthcare professional for their PsA (97%), in which 66% perceive their condition as moderate and 23% perceive it as severe.

Living With Diabetes: Toby S

Toby Smithson personally lives with diabetes and helps others with diabetes through her work as a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator, as well as her contributions to Type2Diabetes.com.