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State and city proclamations raise Alpha-1 awareness during Alpha-1 Awareness Month

State and city proclamations raise Alpha-1 awareness during Alpha-1 Awareness Month
Monday, November 11, 2019
November has been marked as Alpha-1 Awareness Month to increase knowledge and spread awareness about Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) with several activities across the United States. You can read the official press release here. Many Alphas from all over the country are requesting proclamations from their state governors and city mayors to recognize November as Alpha-1 Awareness...
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Most Alpha-1 children with liver disease have few symptoms, normal growth

Monday, March 16, 2015
Most children with liver disease due to Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency have few symptoms and normal growth, according to a new medical journal study. The report comes from a study of Alpha-1 ZZ and SZ children already known to have liver...
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Foundation Fla. testing coordinator, and patient, joins doctors on March 23 panel to discuss Alpha-1

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Laura Pearson, a Registered Nurse who has lived on Key Biscayne, FL since 1980, has always been active. She ran the New York Marathon in 1996. But on the trip home, she developed a bad cold. It progressed to pneumonia, and Pearson found...
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20 years: Salute to Alpha-1 volunteers

Monday, March 9, 2015
The Alpha-1 Foundation kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration on February 3. Each month throughout this year, we will highlight groups and people who have played significant roles in the Foundation’s growth and success. In...
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Ireland passes EU’s first tobacco plain-packaging law

Friday, February 27, 2015
Ireland on Thursday became the first European Union member state to pass a law introducing mandatory plain packaging for tobacco products, prompting the tobacco industry to threaten legal action. Under the new rules all forms of branding,...
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Smoking declines but lung screening guidelines the same, leaving many undiagnosed

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
More people may die from undiagnosed lung cancer because they don’t qualify for low-dose CT scans, according to a study by Mayo Clinic researchers. The researchers blame current screening guidelines that have remained the same despite the...
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Early Obamacare tax filers won’t have to file amended return or pay more

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
People who have already filed their taxes using one of the erroneous health insurance forms sent by the federal government will not be required to file an amended return or owe additional taxes, the Treasury Department said Tuesday. About...
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‘Hand in hand,’ community joins to raise awareness on Rare Disease Day, Feb. 28

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Rare Disease Day, an international advocacy day to bring widespread recognition of rare diseases as a global health challenge, is celebrated on the last day of February every year. This year, its eighth, it’s being observed on Saturday,...
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TAP collaborator Arrowhead begins clinical trials on ARC-AAT to treat Alpha-1 liver disease

Monday, February 23, 2015
A groundbreaking trial of a potential treatment for Alpha-1-related liver disease has begun in Australia. Arrowhead Research Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, on Monday announced it has started...
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Obamacare to hold second enrollment period, March 15-April 30, to help people avoid tax penalty

Monday, February 23, 2015
The Obama administration will hold a second enrollment period for the federal insurance exchanges this year to give people a chance to avoid a new tax penalty for going without insurance. The enrollment period will run from March 15 to April...
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‘I had to keep going — that’s what he would have wanted’

Friday, February 20, 2015
Five months after completing his 2,200-mile trek of the Appalachian Trail, in which he raised $30,000 for the Alpha-1 Foundation’s research programs, Alpha Jonathan Maidment spoke to a church group in his hometown of Bolton, CT, about his...
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‘Med sync’ program aims to help patients manage multiple prescriptions

Friday, February 20, 2015
In order to help people manage their medications and adhere to their regimen, Pfizer, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) have collaborated to develop a medication synchronization...
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‘I had to keep going — that’s what he would have wanted’

Friday, February 20, 2015
Five months after completing his 2,200-mile trek of the Appalachian Trail, in which he raised $30,000 for the Alpha-1 Foundation’s research programs, Alpha Jonathan Maidment spoke to a church group in his hometown of Bolton, CT, about his...
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