ENTYVIO (VEDOLIZUMAB) APPROVED FOR TREATMENT OF IBD

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We all know that finding a medication can be time consuming, a lot of trial and error, and sometimes when you find one that works it may work for you for awhile and then stop. Though biologics are very helpful for many patients, about 40% of patients do not have success with the current anti-TNF therapies available (remicade, humira, and cimzia). For these patients a medication with a different mechanism of action may be beneficial. Today the FDA approved Entyvio (vedolizumab) for treatment of adults with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

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DEHYDRATION PROBLEMS? WANT TO WIN SOME SAMPLES AND SWAG?!

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Hydration is so important it can cost you your life. Picture it: A cholera outbreak in 1993. Children are dying from diarrhea and dehydration. This is exactly what Mayo Clinic medical student Eduardo Dolhun experienced while traveling through Guatemala. 

For patients like us it isn’t cholera we have to worry about (I sure hope not, anyway!) but rather short bowel syndrome, j-pouches and ostomies with high output, vomiting, and diarrhea from inflammation.  If like me staying hydrated is a challenge, then you’ve probably found yourself in the hospital from time to time hooked up to an IV to replenish your fluids. Is your refrigerator stocked with pedialyte, gatorade, and vitamin water? Mine too…until now.

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WANT TO SPREAD AWARENESS FOR WORLD IBD DAY? DON’T KNOW HOW?

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Do you want to raise awareness or share something on your facebook wall but don’t know how to find the right words or exactly what to say? This is what I am posting to my facebook wall. You can use it as your status too or use it as a guideline or inspiration to get you started!

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Just a little teaser to get you excited about my Sleek Sleeves PICC Line covers. Opened this mail a few days ago but I of course have to try out products before I actually tell you about them. Actually you can see me wearing their cover in my beach pictures. It’s the yellow cover but it was a little big on me so these ones are in extra small and I will tell you all about them soon. 

AND! Guess who is the first person to get their newest color PICC cover? ME! And it’s coral! I’m about to sound like such a girl here but I love the color coral. It’s so in season right now. ;)

My question for you guys is if you prefer to hear about things in blogs with lots of pictures or in videos? 

**Disclaimer** I was not asked to review these products and purchased my first Sleek Sleeves cover myself. I ALWAYS give my honest opinion on products I tell you about and I am always looking for things that you may be interested in. You can always trust that what I am telling you is the truth. <3