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IVX Health provides providers and patients with new information about their condition, how to prepare for their first infusion, tips from others in their community and more.

5 Best Activities for Chronic Illness Patients and their Families

News of a chronic illness diagnosis can be discouraging to patients and their families as routines and family dynamics adapt to accommodate the new normal. However, accessing the right resources can help alleviate this challenge for families, caregivers, and patients. Most importantly, finding the right activities to indulge in will boost the family’s morale and help patients cope with flare-ups.

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The Best Exercise Options for Rheumatoid Arthritis

When you live with RA, you may not feel like walking or stretching – but finding the right balance between rest and exercise can help your mobility and even your mood. Before you start exercising, talk to your doctor about light, gentle exercises that will not stress your joints and are safe for people with RA.

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You Were Just Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness… Now What?

Chronic illnesses (diabetes, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, etc.) and autoimmune diseases (Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, etc.) are something we’ve all heard about. But how equipped are we to deal with them should they come knocking at our front door? 

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How to Manage Your Next Lupus Flare-Up

Lupus is an intermittent autoimmune disease where at times you might feel completely normal, and other times when your symptoms — such as joint pain, muscle fatigue, fever, and skin rashes — seem to worsen.  These stretches of worsened symptoms are known…
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Five Fun Fourth of July Recipes for People with IBD

Having an irritable bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the Fourth of July food festivities. Here are five fun and festive recipes to try during your Independence Day celebrations.

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How to Prepare for a Gastroenterologist Visit Amidst a Potential Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosis

After visiting with your primary care physician to discuss your ongoing digestive and bowel issues, you’ve now been referred to a gastroenterologist (GI) who specializes in treating chronic forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). You fear you may receive a diagnosis of a condition like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. The range of treatments for those with IBD can vary, from alterations in diet to the prescription of a biologic infusion therapy such as RemicadeEntyvioTysabri, or other medication.

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Preparing for Your First Remicade (or Infliximab Biosimilar) Infusion

Starting a new medication of any kind – especially an ongoing biologic infusion – often brings fear and anxiety with its prescription. What should you do to prepare? What should you expect? What happens afterwards? Whether you’re new to Remicade (infliximab) infusions or have been receiving Remicade (or an infliximab biosimilar such as Avsola, Inflectra, or Renflexis) infusions for years, we’ve provided tips to making infusion day at IVX Health just a bit more manageable. 

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Woman with severe asthma holding an inhaler outside around trees
Woman with severe asthma holding an inhaler outside around trees

How to Manage Severe Asthma with Spring Allergies

There are three forms of asthma; exercise-induced asthma, chemical and dust exposure asthma, and allergic asthma (aka allergy-induced asthma). According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), in excess of 25 million people in the United States have asthma. Of these more than 25 million people, approximately 60% have allergic asthma. During different seasons, asthma may flare due to the changes in the environment. For many, spring particularly can cause an increase in asthma flare-ups.

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March 30 is National Doctor’s Day: Why We Celebrate

On March 30, 2022, IVX Health is proud to celebrate National Doctor’s Day. We honor the contributions that physicians make in the lives of each individual patient and their communities. It’s a day to recognize all the benefits physicians bring…
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