Many times uninsured sufferers delay getting care, often until it’s too late. Our nation’s 46.3 million uninsured individuals live sicker and die younger. As Congress gets back again to work, the plight of the growing number of uninsured should be front and center in the health reform debate. Professor C. Current therapies usually do not prevent the development of disability in such patients. The ADAGIO study, which utilized a novel trial design with three primary endpoints, suggests that the drug has a positive effect on slowing the progression of patients’ disability, beyond its already known symptomatic advantage.Patients were followed-up with at 8 and 16 weeks by researchers to see how their allergies were performing. Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, could cause itchiness, runny nose, sneezing, teary eye, congestion, sore throat, dark circles or puffiness under the eyes, among other symptoms. The researchers found patients who received acupuncture got statistically significant improvements in their reported standard of living and in reducing the amount of allergy medicine they took, compared with the other two groups. The effects, however, waned two months at the 16-week follow-up later. The article was published Feb. 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.