Tag: treatments

Valley Symphony Orchestra to feature Asiya Korepanova, Russian pianist on October 20

The Valley Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Peter Dabrowski presents “Exquisite Chopin,” at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg. Doors open as early as 7pm where guests can enjoy a fully stocked cash bar before and during intermission. Patrons will marvel over classical favorites such as Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro Overture, KI. 492,” Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suites” and Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1, E minor, op. 11” with Russian virtuoso guest pianist, Asiya Korepanova sponsored by Acura of the Rio Grande Valley. Korepanova’s piano repertoire includes over...

Read More

Will Shaming Drugmakers Discourage Price Spikes?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Frustrated by the rising cost of prescription drugs, California health advocates hope sunlight and a dose of shame will discourage drugmakers from raising their prices too quickly or introducing new medications at prices that break the bank. They’re promoting legislation that would require drugmakers to provide advance notice before making big price increases. Pharmaceutical companies have come out in force against the measure, warning it would lead to dangerous drug shortages. Attention to prescription drug pricing has mounted since Turing Pharmaceuticals bought an old drug commonly used with HIV patients and raised the price from...

Read More

When to give up: Treatment or comfort for late-stage cancer?

CHICAGO (AP) — Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment. He had suffered through more than a year of chemotherapy that produced painful sores in his mouth, last-ditch major abdominal surgery had left behind excruciating scar tissue, and hope had dried up. But the end of treatment had a surprise effect on Clark and his wife. “It was a whole new way of thinking to wrap our minds around,” his widow, Amanda Evans-Clark recalled. No more “fight mode,” she said. “We finally felt...

Read More

Nit Picking: Teen With Autism Withdrawn From School For Head Lice

Lice may be gross but they’re pretty harmless, unless they’re left untreated. Constant itching and scratching can lead to head sores, and bacterial infections. Basic lice infestations can be cleared up within a few days, even hours. But severe cases can take much longer. 14-year-old Marissa Hensley has been struggling with lice for the past year and a half. Marissa has autism and is intellectually disabled. Her mother, Resa says she didn’t know about the lice until she picked up on her daughter’s non-verbal cues. “I would spend 8-10 hours a day picking her hair, and it just seemed...

Read More

Nit Picking: ‘Super’ Lice Cases Spike as Parasite Becomes Resistant to Drugs

If regular lice weren’t enough, there’s a new strand of the parasites, which are harder to get rid of. They’re called ‘super lice’ and Hannah Mackenzie tells us more about them…in part four of ‘nit picking’. A study in 2015 done by researchers at southern Illinois University reveals lice in 25 U.S. states were resistant to over the counter and traditional treatments… Texas is one of those states. “The majority of states in the united states head lice have become resistant to drugs.” Dr. Sergio Ramirez associates ‘super lice’ with the recent spike in lice cases he’s seen come...

Read More
  • 1
  • 2