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Taking a holiday vacation with your pet? 4 tips from a veterinarian for keeping them safe during travel
(BPT) - Are you planning to take your pet with you on your holiday travels? You're not alone. According to Lodging Magazine, 54% of pet owners planned to travel with their pets in 2022.Holiday trips and get-togethers can be fun for the whole family but it's important to prepare the four-legged memb... Read More

Senior Fitness: You May Have More Choices Than You Think
(BPT) - Do you struggle with starting or maintaining a fitness routine? Don't worry, you're not alone. While most of us know that exercise is beneficial, fitness can be daunting, especially if you're over 65 and want to be sure that you work out in a way that is safe and effective. The good news? P... Read More

Testing for osteoporosis: Assessing your risk for bone breaks
(BPT) - As people age, they become more likely to develop osteoporosis, a disease that occurs when bones lose density and mass. This can cause bones to be brittle, weak and easily broken. The good news is, if you're at risk of osteoporosis, there are proactive measures you can take to monitor your ... Read More

Money worries making the holidays less merry? 5 tips from a financial therapist to rein in financial anxiety
(BPT) - It's the most wonderful time of the year, and this season, consumers are prepared to spend extra on festive gatherings, gift-giving and spreading holiday cheer! However, the holiday hustle can also significantly strain financial and mental well-being, especially in today's challenging econo... Read More

4 things U.S. workers need to know when health worsens after COVID
(BPT) - The American workforce has been hit hard by COVID-19 in the past few years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that by November 2022, there have been 97.6 million cases in the U.S. In addition, a recent report from Brookings found that about 16 million working-age Americ... Read More

How to restock your diabetes emergency kit before the end of the year
(BPT) - The end of the year is fast approaching. For patients living with diabetes, this is a great time to check your emergency kit and replenish it with any supplies and prescriptions while maximizing your insurance benefits.The end of the year means your insurance deductible and FSA will soon re... Read More

4 Strategies to Improve Infection Control Knowledge Among Healthcare Workers
(BPT) - Every healthcare worker plays a critical role in infection control and protecting their patients, their coworkers and themselves from infectious disease threats in healthcare settings.Over the past few years, the U.S. healthcare system and healthcare workers faced unprecedented challenges -... Read More

Myth-busting 4 misconceptions of moderate-to-severe eczema
(BPT) - Sponsored by PfizerLiving with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis - also known as eczema - can be challenging.[1] In addition to having the physical burden that includes flare-ups of red, itchy, painful skin, there can also be a significant emotional and social impact.[2],[3],[4],[5] But ... Read More

Top health benefits of incorporating fresh pet food in your dog’s diet
(BPT) - If you're worried whether you're giving your dog the best food for their health, you're not alone. The newest generation of pet parents consider their pet's food choices to be just as important as their own. Compared to previous generations, the next generation of pet parents are five times... Read More

What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 to Help Stay Safe this Winter Season
(BPT) - By: Danielle Hambrick, PharmDAs colder weather drives us to spend more time indoors, it's critical to plan for the spread of respiratory infections and get vaccinated, especially for those who are the most vulnerable - adults over the age of 65 and those with chronic conditions. The Departm... Read More

What is DME and why it matters if you have diabetes
(BPT) - Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or are a caregiver for someone with diabetes, you know managing the condition requires diligence. Eating well and exercising are a priority, but there are other aspects of your health that are important too - like your eyesight.Approximately 34.2 ... Read More

6 tips to prevent winter injuries
(BPT) - The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can get the best of even the most organized of people, leaving you frazzled and distracted. During the rush of the holiday season, another thing that can be neglected or overlooked is the risk for injuries.Accidents can happen throughout the seaso... Read More

Learn about PPP, a rare disease that causes temporary paralysis
(BPT) - Imagine you're a college student performing with your musical theater troupe. It's summertime and swampy-hot at the outdoor venue, and it doesn't help that you're wearing a pioneer dress that weighs about 10 pounds. But you're singing and dancing under the spotlights, and your partner is pi... Read More

5 better holiday baking tips to elevate your celebrations
(BPT) - Baking during the holidays is a great way to bring family and friends together. Whether you're trying out a new recipe or following old traditions, there are plenty of ways to elevate your holiday baking! Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dalina Soto shares some better baking tips below... Read More

How a HouseCalls visit changed – and may have saved – one man’s life
(BPT) - A knock on the door at Roy Gault's home may have saved his life.Roy, who is in his late 70s, was feeling fine when nurse practitioner Diana Dombrowski showed up at his home for a HouseCalls visit.Mentally and physically, Roy felt sharp, and the last thing he thought he needed was an in-home... Read More

How one test can determine your food sensitivities — and help improve your health
(BPT) - Research has found that 70% of illnesses can be prevented by changes in lifestyle and diet. While many Americans may believe that food affects their health, most don't know what to believe when it comes to eating healthfully. Many people don't think much about the connection between food an... Read More

5 tips for remote caregiving
(BPT) - If you're one of the millions of caregivers in the United States, you know that caregiving can be difficult. The last few years may have brought unexpected new challenges, such as the need for social distancing and isolation during COVID-19. But even now, it's important to remember that you... Read More

New options for affordable insulin
(BPT) - In the United States, there are 37.3 million people with diabetes. And for many, diabetes is an expensive and complex medical condition, often requiring multiple medications - including insulin - and regular doctor visits. In fact, diabetes is the most expensive chronic condition in the nat... Read More

Planning for the unexpected: When caregiving happens without warning
(BPT) - When a medical emergency or sudden change in health occurs, loved ones may be thrust into a caregiving role they did not expect. Oftentimes, this can be an overwhelming change to their routine, their life and their mental health. As they begin to manage this new reality, it can sometimes be... Read More

Suffering from Constipation? It Could be IBS-C or CIC
(BPT) - While many adults experience constipation at various times in their lives and know how uncomfortable it can be, when those symptoms are severe and stick around for long periods of time, you may be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic consti... Read More

Understanding Endometrial Cancer [Infographic]
(BPT) - Take charge of your health. Click here to learn more about endometrial cancer; resources are available for you, including a helpful discussion guide on when (and how) to talk to your doctor.... Read More

Understanding Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) [Infographic]
(BPT) - To access more information about cancer, click here.... Read More

How People Living with Classic Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Can Help Advance Research
(BPT) - Patient registries are a way for researchers to collect data outside of clinical trials to increase understanding of the natural history of a particular condition. The data are used to study outcomes, monitor best practices within the framework of the standard of care, and accelerate the de... Read More

Get the Facts: Things to Know About Prostate Cancer and a Treatment Option
(BPT) - This content is sponsored and provided by Myovant Sciences and Pfizer Inc.Did you know that men are less likely to go to the doctor than women? A study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in 2018 found that nearly a quarter of men had not seen a doctor in the past year - while... Read More

Don’t let the end of 2022 sabotage your New Year's resolutions
(BPT) - Have you ever thought that, since you're starting a healthy new lifestyle tomorrow, you may as well throw all your healthy goals out the window - just for today? If so, you're not alone. As one year ends and a new year approaches, many people considering health-related resolutions are alrea... Read More

Managing Life With COPD [Infographic]
(BPT) - While COPD is a progressive and serious disease, it can be treated. There are steps that people with COPD can take to better manage their condition as they continue to live their lives.Viatris and Theravance are dedicated to providing resources and information to those living with COPD, as ... Read More

New year, best you: 4 practical tips for investing in your health in 2023
(BPT) - A new year means a fresh start and a new set of earnest attempts at self-improvement, especially when it comes to health and wellness. According to Statista, last year's top three U.S. New Year's resolutions included wanting to exercise more, eat healthier and lose weight.However, according... Read More

Three Myths That Might Be Standing Between You and the Right COPD Therapy
(BPT) - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that gradually makes breathing difficult - especially as the disease progresses. If you (or someone you love) are one of the nearly 16 million people in the United States currently living with COPD, you may have misp... Read More

3 convenient meals to incorporate more fruit in your busy life
(BPT) - Do you eat enough fruit? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 87.7% of American adults do not meet the daily recommended fruit intake of 1.5 to 2 cups.To function well and feel your best, it's important to increase one's fresh fruit intake - but it's easier said than... Read More

Which of the following is true about routine childhood vaccines?
(BPT) - Now that kids are back in the classroom, it's important to remember that their brains aren't the only things that will be put to the test - their immune systems will, too. Parents can make sure children are up to date on all recommended vaccinations to help prevent them from getting vaccine... Read More

Know Your Testing Options [Infographic]
(BPT) - With experts predicting a spike in respiratory viruses like COVID-19 and influenza this season, it's important to know your testing options. Learn about the types of tests available to diagnose these respiratory infections below and visit for more information.... Read More

Breathless: Living with pulmonary arterial hypertension
(BPT) - Provided by Merck.When Colleen was 35, her life was going exactly as she'd planned. She had a management position in a large company that she loved and was thrilled to be expanding her family with her husband after giving birth to her second child.But shortly after, she noticed something wa... Read More

How many times have you had a close call with a fire in your kitchen? [Video]
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Diagnosed with liver cancer? Baseball legend Bernie Williams shares tips on liver health
(BPT) - A liver cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Navigating this complex and often misunderstood disease can be challenging and, like many others before them, the more than 40,000 Americans who will be diagnosed this year may feel stigmatized, lost and alone. Some people living with liver canc... Read More

How One Woman’s Condition Impacted Her Style Choices
(BPT) - *Gina is an actual SKYRIZI patient, compensated by AbbVie for sharing her story.As a Texas native, Gina is no stranger to the scorching temperatures, which for most people means a wardrobe of short-sleeved shirts and shorts. But when Gina experienced a rapid onset of moderate to severe plaq... Read More

A sweet way you can make a difference for kids with critical illness
(BPT) - When Bella received a kidney diagnosis, her childhood was turned upside down. Her whole family rallied to help her, but as someone who always puts others first, she wanted to turn her personal experience into something that would bring hope to others.Bella was connected with Make-A-Wish&... Read More

What everyone should know about lung cancer screening
(BPT) - by Timothy W. Mullett, MD, MBA, FACSThis holiday season, prompting conversations about lung cancer screenings (an imaging test to see if cancer may be present) could save the life of someone you love.As a thoracic surgeon and Chair of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, I... Read More

The power of caregivers: How one mom helped her son through a series of misdiagnoses
(BPT) - A mystery illness. Decades of unexplained pain and fatigue. A mother's boundless love. This might seem like a description from a movie, but this is reality for Bryan Bosch who credits his mother's support for helping him finally get answers about the rare disease disrupting many aspects of ... Read More

More than just fresh air, time spent outdoors has the power to boost physical and emotional strength
(BPT) - Whether you're taking a stroll in a local park or ambitiously hiking a new trail, being outdoors helps you feel more grounded and connected to nature. But you may not realize the numerous physical and mental benefits that time spent outdoors has on the human body.Mother Nature has a profoun... Read More

Do you have the winter sniffles? 5 ways you can manage indoor winter allergies
(BPT) - Do you suffer from itchy eyes, a runny nose or a scratchy throat during winter? Do you often find yourself coughing, sneezing and having trouble breathing? Chances are you may have indoor allergies.Allergens are not just found outside in trees or grass. The indoors can host many allergy tri... Read More

Duffy's CAD Comeback: How One Patient Got Back to Where She Belonged After a Rare Blood Disorder Diagnosis
(BPT) - Article is sponsored and developed by SanofiNavigating a rare blood disorder is not easy, but for those with cold agglutinin disease (CAD), there is hope to take back control. Hear about Duffy's comeback from CAD. The information conveyed in this article is not medical advice. Throughout he... Read More

HGTV’s Egypt Sherrod Shares Tips for Keeping Her Family and Home Safe During the Holidays
(BPT) - The holidays are the perfect time for families and friends to gather and enjoy time together over good food and celebrations. However, holiday revelry shouldn't preclude safety. In fact, you may want to be even more vigilant than at other times of the year given the increased risks the fest... Read More

5 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays [Infographic]
(BPT) - Holiday season is in full swing, and between family parties and work events, it can be challenging to maintain healthy habits. To keep your wellness in check this winter, here's five simple Registered Dietitian-approved tips including how to choose wholesome and nutritious ingredients such ... Read More

Cough won’t go away? Smart tech app can help you keep track of a persistent cough
(BPT) - Did you know coughing is one of the most common reasons to visit a doctor? For those who have a persistent cough, including the estimated 12 million adults in the U.S. who live with chronic cough (a cough lasting longer than eight weeks), it can be difficult to explain to your health care p... Read More

Caring for Babies’ Skin with Confidence on World Prematurity Day
(BPT) - Every year an estimated 15 million babies worldwide are born prematurely, according to the World Health Organization. Premature, or preterm, infants have a higher risk of health complications compared to full-term infants; thus, it's important for parents to understand the differences in ne... Read More

Get Answers and Information About Aging from the Eldercare Locator
(BPT) - While growing older can be amazing, sometimes we all need a little help to remain independent. Whether it is finding transportation to a doctor's appointment, taking a falls prevention class or signing up for a volunteer opportunity, it is important to know how to get connected to local agi... Read More

No Surprises Act may surprise patients by disrupting access to health care networks
(BPT) - Nobody likes unexpected medical bills - such as for an ambulance, or an out-of-network doctor at an in-network hospital - and the No Surprises Act enacted Jan. 1, 2022, was designed to fix the problem. Unfortunately, flawed implementation of the act has caused new problems that could ultima... Read More

Protect your most valuable asset during open enrollment and beyond: The importance of an annual eye exam
(BPT) - When was the last time you had an eye exam? If you can't remember, it's time to make an appointment. Even if your vision seems fine, it's important to get an eye exam every year.It helps to have anchor points throughout the year that serve as reminders for things like important appointments... Read More

Company that’s all about giving helps grant wishes to kids with critical illnesses
(BPT) - Is it true that it's better to give than to receive? Many people really do believe that's true, especially when they're donating to kids facing critical illnesses. One example of an organization that loves to give is Snappy, which has just reached the donation milestone of giving $1 million... Read More

Narcolepsy, Heart Health and Salt: The Connection You Might Not Know About
(BPT) - Narcolepsy is often dismissed as a minor sleep issue, but in reality, it's a serious, chronic sleep disorder that can negatively impact overall health and increases odds of having heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and a stroke. What's more, a study that compared 9,312 ad... Read More

What makes GI issues worse for children during the holiday season?
(BPT) - The holidays are fast approaching. From Thanksgiving turkey to other holiday comfort foods, this time of year is synonymous with eating, which can present challenges for some children living with chronic GI issues. While festive treats can upset all tummies, children with conditions such as... Read More

3 things to know about life with rare kidney disease
(BPT) - Imagine going to the doctor for a routine appointment and being diagnosed with a disease you have never heard of, can barely pronounce, and for which there is no cure. Stuart Miller of Cartersville, Georgia, doesn't have to imagine - he lived it. Miller discovered in routine lab work while ... Read More

5 Tips for Traveling with a Chronic Disease from a Patient with Psoriatic Arthritis
(BPT) - Sponsored by Lilly USA, LLC Vacations present an opportunity for relaxation, spending time with loved ones and indulging in new activities. While vacation is enjoyable, many find traveling stressful and uncomfortable, especially when living with a chronic disease such as psoriatic arthritis... Read More

Ten dermatology professionals share their personal and professional experiences with acne
(BPT) - Acne is the most prevalent skin disease in the U.S., affecting up to 50 million Americans. Most common among teenagers, acne can affect people at any age. A common misconception is that acne is due solely to one's diet or skincare routine, but in fact the causes of acne are complex. While c... Read More

CRNAs are the solution to delayed surgical care for veterans
(BPT) - As we honor veterans this month, it can be easy to forget about the challenges some continue to face at home: challenges that include undergoing critical medical procedures in a timely manner.Long wait timesVeterans have to wait too long for surgical care in U.S. Department of Veterans Affa... Read More

Get Back to a Healthy Back
(BPT) - Do you ever have pain, numbness or tingling in your lower back, legs, or buttocks? Do you often find yourself seeking a place to sit to relieve the pain? Or have you ever leaned over a shopping cart while grocery shopping to alleviate the pain? If you answered yes to any of these questions,... Read More

How to help loved ones hear the joy this holiday season
(BPT) - Spending time with people you love is what makes the holiday season special. But for parents and grandparents who suffer from hearing loss, gathering with family and friends can be grueling.One in three adults over 65 experience hearing loss, which can be exhausting. People with even mild h... Read More

Epilepsy: One Student’s Journey to More Seizure-free Moments
(BPT) - November is recognized as National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the US. Epilepsy is a brain disorder involving recurrent, unprovoked seizures. The CDC reports that about 3.4 million Americans live with epilepsy today [1].For anyone living with epilepsy, coping with the challenges of the dise... Read More

Someone to Lean On: Caring for a Partner with Psoriasis
(BPT) - Sponsored by Lilly USA, LLCFriends and family in our lives play a significant role in shaping who we are. They are the people we trust, love most and find comfort in when times grow challenging. With a chronic disease, a reliable support network becomes more important than ever. Many lean o... Read More

Find a routine: Working with your doctor to create an Ulcerative Colitis management plan
(BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Samantha partnered with Pfizer to share her experience living with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC). Samantha, an e-commerce marketer from California, was excited to celebrate a new chapter in her life as a mother. But soon after giving bi... Read More

Well-child visits help you prioritize your child’s physical and mental health
(BPT) - Annual well-child visits are doctor appointments for preventive health services which are essential for ensuring a child's growth and tracking developmental milestones. The well-child visit is also the time for routine immunizations to prevent diseases like measles, polio, hepatitis B, chic... Read More

5 reasons steam cleaning is a powerful cleaning tool
(BPT) - Do you feel like you're constantly cleaning and it's never enough to stay on top of all the dirt, grime and germs? Do you wonder how professional cleaners get everything so sparkling and fresh in so little time? The trick is to work smarter, not harder, and one of their best-kept secrets is... Read More

Painful diabetes complication now being treated with established therapy option
(BPT) - Living with diabetes had always been manageable for Kent Apple by eating healthy and remaining active. However, he knew he needed to see his doctor when he started experiencing pain in his legs and feet.'As a retired construction worker, I noticed the pain the last several years that I was ... Read More

4 reasons why Northwest Pears are the fall sweet to eat
(BPT) - Fall, comfort food and carbs often go together, but that doesn't mean you have to trade off on nutrition. Northwest-grown pears offer ample ways to add a sweet twist to your favorite fall recipes while ensuring the carbohydrates you consume are fueling energy, not pounds.Carbohydrates tend ... Read More

Shining a light on cancer care teams during National Family Caregivers Month
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Self-care strategies for around-the-clock unpaid caregivers
(BPT) - Before Wanda Green Scott became a caregiver for her mother nine years ago, she was the one needing care. Wanda has lived with lupus for almost half of her life, and as an only child whose parents divorced when she was a toddler, 'it has always been just me and Mama,' she says.But the tables... Read More

U.S. veterans turn to hemp-derived cannabis as alternative to opioids
(BPT) - Veterans are frequently underserved or abandoned while facing opioid addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), homelessness, physical disability and other issues. Too often many veterans turn to opioids for relief or self-medication with other drugs or alcohol.Dave Walden, a veteran... Read More

4 myths and misconceptions of living with moderate-to-severe eczema
(BPT) - Sponsored by PfizerLiving with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis - also known as eczema - can be challenging.[1] In addition to having the physical burden that includes flare-ups of red, itchy, painful skin, there can also be a significant emotional and social impact.[2],[3],[4],[5] But ... Read More

Advocating for yourself while living with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis
(BPT) - Sponsored by PfizerLiving with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) - also known as eczema - can be challenging.[1] In addition to having the physical burden that includes flare-ups of red, itchy, painful skin, there is also the emotional and social impact.[2],[3],[4],[5] Those living ... Read More

Reaching personal goals: Partnering with a doctor to help manage a chronic inflammatory condition
(BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Jason partnered with Pfizer to share his experience living with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC). When Jason retired from his sales job in California, he looked forward to his personal goal of staying active in the next stage of his life. ... Read More

Pro Football Hall of Famer Discusses Battling Epilepsy and the Steps Toward Zero Initiative [Video]
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National Family Caregivers Month: The Impact of OFF Time for People With Parkinson’s Disease and Their Care Partners
(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.Approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months. With November being National Family Caregivers Month, it's a time to recognize care partners and celebrate the ... Read More

Setting goals: How to manage a chronic inflammatory disease
(BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Ashley partnered with Pfizer to share her experience living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Growing up, Ashley was active, played sports, and exercised regularly. So, when she began feeling joint pain, she attributed it to typical ... Read More

Four safety tips to help prepare your home for storms
(BPT) - Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and snowstorms can occur at any time, so preparing ahead is key. However, a study by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that only 44% of Americans are prepared for an unexpected natural disaster.'Unfortunately, severe weathe... Read More

How to shop for the right Medicare plan and avoid costly mistakes
(BPT) - Inflation is putting the squeeze on all Americans, but no one is feeling the pinch more than those on Social Security and Medicare who are on a fixed income.Over 64 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare. Once a year, between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Medicare offers all beneficiaries the opp... Read More

World champion skier Lindsey Vonn on insomnia and scoring better sleep
(BPT) - Lindsey Vonn has been tackling challenges all her life as a professional skier. However, one of her biggest challenges didn't happen on her skis, but rather, in her own bed. A knee injury took her off the slopes to recoup in 2013. Around this time, she began having trouble falling and stayi... Read More

Finding my routine: Managing my daily life while living with a chronic inflammatory disease
(BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Michael partnered with Pfizer to share his experience living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Michael retired from being a professional figure skater to pursue his dream of becoming a fashion designer. He was enrolled as a student i... Read More

How do you know blood donations are safe?
(BPT) - Every two seconds, someone in the United States (U.S.) needs blood. A single donation can save lives. However, only 3% of eligible Americans give blood each year.'When you give blood, you're giving the gift of life,' said Simone Glynn, M.D., chief of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst... Read More

Can you save $3,000 in 2023? See what’s new for Medicare insurance plans
(BPT) - The countdown is on! The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period ends Dec. 7, and it's that time of year when you can change your Medicare plan (that is if you want to!). Now is the time to evaluate your current plan and see if it's still a good fit.This year, the top carriers have added several ... Read More

5 tips for keeping your pet comfortable during holiday travel
(BPT) - As the seasons begin to change, the time to start planning your holiday travel is now. While you write out a packing list, map out your routes, and decide what dish you'll bring to Thanksgiving dinner, don't forget to also think about your furry family member and how to make travel easier f... Read More

Facing Lung Cancer: Keith’s Story
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3 time-saving tips for a nutritious breakfast
(BPT) - With the winter months fast approaching, life can get pretty hectic, often leaving families little time to enjoy a wholesome and nutritious breakfast each morning. Because busy schedules shouldn't get in the way of a hearty meal, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dalina Soto offers a fe... Read More

Music may be a helpful tool for caregivers to cope with mental, emotional burden of their role
(BPT) - For people living with interstitial lung disease, the burden of their diagnosis may feel, at times, overwhelming and isolating. An umbrella term that refers to a category of more than 200 types of rare and potentially serious lung diseases that can cause scarring of the lungs, interstitial ... Read More

7 Facts Every Dog Owner Should Know About Canine Cancer
(BPT) - Have you ever locked eyes with your dog and felt certain that no other being would ever understand you like this creature? Have you been anxious or sad and felt the nudge of a sympathetic nose or a furry body lean against you in support? If so, you know the bond that exists between a dog an... Read More

Considering goals: Partnering with your doctor to help manage a chronic inflammatory disease
(BPT) - Dr. Sharma and Ashley were compensated for their participation.Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Ashley and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) rheumatologist Dr. Tarun Sharma partnered with Pfizer to share their different experiences with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Not... Read More

First ever recommendation on flavanols issued by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
(BPT) - Newly released authoritative guidance recognizes the heart health benefits of flavanolsEarlier this month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the world's largest organization of nutrition and dietetics practitioners, issued a first-of-its-kind dietary recommendation for flavanols... Read More

Supporting children facing the challenges of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)
(BPT) - Fighting blood cancers at any age is a battle, but for children diagnosed with these cancers, the challenge is likely the greatest they have faced in their young lives. While battling their blood cancers, some may get a stem cell transplant, as it offers the hope of a potential 'cure' for t... Read More

Supporting a Loved One Living with a Mental Health Condition and Tardive Dyskinesia
(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. Amy and Kim were compensated by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. to share their story. For the approximately 40 million people who care for loved ones, this November is a time to recognize their important role during Natio... Read More

Only one pill a month? Breakthrough may reinvent medicine
(BPT) - Imagine a world where you could toss out your daily pill box and simply take a single pill that would deliver a week or month's worth of medicine. A world where you wouldn't have to worry if your loved ones remembered to take their pills each day; where instead, adhering to medicine was a o... Read More

What retina specialists want you to know about diabetes and vision
(BPT) - If you or a loved one live with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you likely know how the condition can impact one's overall health. But it's also crucial to focus on how diabetes can affect your vision, according to the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). People with diabetes are at ri... Read More

How to get health insurance coverage – and get help if you need it
(BPT) - Health insurance can help protect you from unexpected costs if you or someone in your family gets injured or becomes ill. If you do not have health insurance through a job, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source, Individual and Family Plans ava... Read More

How cutting-edge RNA-based gene expression testing can help tailor treatments and improve outcomes for women with early-stage breast cancer
(BPT) - One of the best tools available to personalize treatments to help improve outcomes for women with breast cancer is gene expression profiling. The ability to determine highly specific information about an individual tumor by analyzing how the genes express themselves differently provides an ... Read More

3 expert tips to help your family stay safe in the event of a house fire
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Challenge and hope: How people experience and manage living with acromegaly
(BPT) - Living with a rare disease can be an isolating experience that is difficult to navigate. Between delays in receiving the correct diagnosis to learning how to change daily habits for symptom relief, people who live with rare diseases must overcome many obstacles. Those living with acromegaly... Read More

5 ways parents can support children, teachers and schools during cold and flu season
(BPT) - Kids of all ages are enjoying their time in the classroom, learning and socializing in person again. While the focus is on making friends and growing their skills, they also might be picking up a few less desirable things, like germs. Cold and flu season is upon us, but parents can take ste... Read More

The daily impact of Parkinson’s disease through the lens of a care partner
(BPT) - Kim Pfleeger was ready. Clad in gym clothes, she leaned against the wall outside the locker room, eager to return to the basketball court. Her dad, Randy, would be out any second, and they'd finally settle who really was the best free-throw shooter in the family - or maybe they would just p... Read More

Fire Safety Inequity in America is Cause For Alarm [Video]
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The Healthcare Heroes You May Not Have Heard Of
(BPT) - It's no secret there's been a spotlight on the vital work of healthcare heroes in recent years. From social media shout-outs and yard signs to daily claps and cheers, the impact of healthcare workers like nurses and doctors is recognized daily. But there are other heroes working behind the ... Read More

Eat more intuitively by trying these 7 bean-based recipes
(BPT) - At its core, intuitive eating is a philosophy that encourages you to get in touch with your body and become aware of your hunger cues, according to Healthline. This approach to eating doesn't give you a laundry list of foods that you should or should not eat. If you have avoided eating cert... Read More

How to learn more about gene therapy for adults with Hunter syndrome
(BPT) - When someone has a genetic disease, the disease is lifelong. Many rare diseases are caused by a single gene not functioning correctly, and approximately 90% do not have any available treatment. Of those that do, most treatments are chronically administered, meaning a person must take the me... Read More

New clinical trial evaluates gene editing therapy for adults with PKU
(BPT) - When someone has a genetic disease, it is lifelong and can have a daily impact on the person's and their loved ones' lives. Some rare diseases are genetic metabolic disorders, which require intense dietary management that adds significant daily burden and does not get easier with age.Howeve... Read More

A non-invasive, affordable alternative to injectables
(BPT) - As you age, you may notice that crow's-feet, 11 lines, and smile lines pop up or deepen over time. There are many ways to treat these signs of aging. Many people opt for injectable fillers because they can have immediate and noticeable effects.However, there are some drawbacks to injectable... Read More

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Enjoy the unique taste of pomegranates using 3 easy tips
(BPT) - From Mesopotamia to the Renaissance to modern-day California - artists, civilizations and scientists have had a fascinating love affair with pomegranates. While pomegranates originated in Iran and surrounding countries, 90% of today's pomegranates in the United States come from California.I... Read More

Screening for Colorectal Cancer Can Save Your Life – Making Sense of Your Options
(BPT) - Sponsored by Exact SciencesRecent news reports have caused confusion about recommendations for colorectal cancer screening. 'Media reports inaccurately implied colonoscopies are ineffective at reducing colorectal cancer deaths,' said Dr. Paul Limburg, Chief Medical Officer of Exact Sciences... Read More

Protect your health: Get a flu shot today
(BPT) - Flu season is here, and adults with certain chronic health conditions, like asthma, heart disease, and diabetes, are at higher risk of serious flu complications, including hospitalization or even death. In fact, during past flu seasons, 9 out of 10 adults hospitalized with flu had at least ... Read More

4 Questions About the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period to Answer Right Now
(BPT) - One of the most important times for healthcare coverage - and most dreaded - is upon us: the Medicare Annual Enrollment period. It starts October 15 and runs through December 7. A recent poll conducted for ClearMatch™ Medicare, a brand dedicated to helping 'de-complexify' Medicare... Read More

Millennials: Help boost your financial health this open enrollment with benefits
(BPT) - Millennial workers are struggling with financial anxiety more than other generations, according to MetLife's 2022 Open Enrollment survey. As U.S. economic challenges persist, more than half (55%) of millennial workers admit they will soon be at a 'breaking point' with their finances. While ... Read More

The importance of removing barriers to care for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
(BPT) - You may not know it, but chances are you have received care from an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) at some point in your life. Whether you've been attended to by a nurse practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), nurse-midwife or clinical nurse specialist, they'... Read More

Navigating the Vast World of Mental Health Apps
(BPT) - This article is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.Mental illness is a growing crisis in America that has been compounded by the pandemic1,2. In fact, more than 52 million adult Americans reported experiencing a mental illness in 2020 alone, according to the National Institute ... Read More

Weight loss surgery can lead to diabetes remission
(BPT) - For the more than 643 million people worldwide with type 2 diabetes, the disease's health-related issues can be serious, deadly, and costly. Diet and exercise can help control diabetes. But a recent study shows that the remission of type 2 diabetes is achieved more effectively and with long... Read More

A flu shot can protect you and your baby too
(BPT) - Do you have a baby on the way? While there are likely many things on your mind during pregnancy, don't forget to plan for flu this season.It's important for pregnant people to know that flu can pose serious risks to their health, as well as the health of their baby. The good news is, a flu ... Read More

4 ways to protect your holiday packages
(BPT) - A recent survey conducted by Chamberlain Group found that 69% of homeowners worry about their package deliveries going missing during the holidays, adding to the stress they feel this time of year. Adding to the already hectic holiday season, the survey also found that 74% of homeowners tak... Read More

Stop Drug Overdose Deaths Now
(BPT) - From 2019 to 2020, drug overdose deaths increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the United States alone, nearly 92,000 overdose deaths occurred in 2020. This increase has had a devastating impact on our nation's communities, affecting people of all racial and ethnic groups, ... Read More

5 Tips to Boost Immunity This Cold & Flu Season, According to a Registered Dietitian
(BPT) - It's finally fall - a favorite season for so many. The leaves are changing color, the pumpkins are on the front steps, and the weather is cooling down. Unfortunately, that also means cold and flu season is here - and experts are predicting it to be a rough one.While we tend to be more aware... Read More

Notice yellow teeth? Might not be what you think
(BPT) - You may have noticed something about your teeth - that they're not as white as they used to be. If that's something you've considered improving, it's important to know what actually causes your teeth to yellow, how it can affect your dental health - and what you can do to protect your teeth... Read More

Aches, pain and bone breaks are not just normal ‘signs of aging;’ you could have a common, yet treatable, disease
(BPT) - Authored and Sponsored by AmgenSusan Fuschino, an elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania, experienced early menopause and, at 47 years old, was forced into early retirement after suffering from extreme back pain. She initially attributed the back pain to being on her feet every day while... Read More

A flu shot helps keep older adults healthy
(BPT) - As we age, it becomes more important to take care of our health. For example, adults 65 years and older are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications due, in part, to changes in the immune system caused by aging. While flu seasons vary in severity, during most seasons, people 6... Read More

High-impact home improvements to prepare for a clean energy future
(BPT) - The energy supply in the United States is getting cleaner and more renewable every day. Not only is this good for the planet, it's also good for your wallet. By taking action now you can help prepare for a clean energy future, while enjoying energy savings and a more comfortable home today.... Read More

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America Celebrates Nearly 2,000 ALS Patients Treated with RADICAVA ORS (edaravone)
(BPT) - Nearly 2,000 U.S. HCPs Have Prescribed RADICAVA® (edaravone) and RADICAVA ORS Since the Products Became Available in August 2017 and June 2022RADICAVA and RADICAVA ORS Have Been Used to Treat 8,000 Patients with Over 1.1 Million Days of Therapy Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc.... Read More

Don’t sweat the 'fall' stuff: Parents’ guide to a great fall season
(BPT) - Fall is a busy time for families to connect. From enjoying outdoor celebrations to cozy gatherings indoors, autumn is packed with activities - and you do not want your kids to miss out on any of it. To make sure your whole family has a blast and feels great all season long, here are a few t... Read More

How to optimize vision, eye comfort, and make use of your HSA and FSA funds this year
(BPT) - As the year winds down, it is a great time for you to knock things off your checklist, such as annual doctor visits, gift lists and travel plans, so that you can enjoy the holiday season. One crucial doctor's appointment that many put off is an annual eye exam. Annual eye exams can help you... Read More

Taking Charge of a Cancer Diagnosis With Biomarker Testing
(BPT) - David was in his thirties and living a healthy life when doctors discovered a cancerous mass in his neck. He began treatment immediately, unsure about the journey ahead, and after enduring several therapies that left him feeling worse, his thyroid cancer was still spreading. Luckily, throug... Read More

Is that covered? Review your Medicare plan during annual enrollment
(BPT) - Have your health needs changed over the last year? Medicare plans can change every year, and your health situation can also change. That means your current plan might not meet your current needs.Medicare Annual Enrollment, which runs Oct. 15 - Dec. 7, is the perfect time to review your plan... Read More

Age Gracefully with These Dietitian-Recommended Foods
(BPT) - Graceful aging is about enjoying a long and healthy life, full of time spent doing the things we enjoy with the people we love. It's about quality of life just as much as longevity. While aging may not be top of mind, it's never too early (or late) to take charge of your health. In fact, th... Read More

How a digital tool may help college students living with mental illness
(BPT) - This article is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. Britney Pridgen, NP, is a paid consultant for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.Attending college is one of the most exciting times in a young adult's life. During this time, many students begin to experience more independenc... Read More

6 ways to care for your eyes as you age
(BPT) - As you age, you'll notice several parts of your body change. You may find that you're achy or can't move as fast as you used to. One area of your health you may not think about changing as you age is your eyesight.'Vision changes are a natural part of aging,' said optometrist Dr. Inna Lazar... Read More

4 tips to stop covering up and start opening up. It’s time to expose psoriasis.
(BPT) - Psoriasis impacts around nine million people in the U.S., with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Itch is the most commonly reported burdensome symptom. This chronic skin disease most often appears as raised, scaly red plaques; yet, because it can occur anywhere on the body, it may look ... Read More

Bold actions help provide more equitable period care products and services for women
(BPT) - While menstruation and periods are topics that are becoming more mainstream, there are still hidden costs and inequalities for many girls and women. In fact, 64% of individuals have never heard the term period poverty before, and less than half (42%) are aware that some states have sales ta... Read More

The best place for pets is with their people and you can help
(BPT) - Pets bring us joy in so many ways. But what if something changed and you weren't able to care for your pet properly, like an illness, injury or job loss? For many people, the idea of not having their pet in their life is heartbreaking.This scenario happens across the United States for vario... Read More

Ear pain, pressure, crackling and ringing: What is it?
(BPT) - Ear pain, pressure, ringing, crackling and popping in the ears? These symptoms can often be mistaken for allergies, a cold or wax buildup - but it could be Eustachian tube dysfunction. And for people who fly, it is a major inconvenience.The Eustachian tube is a dynamic, tubular structure li... Read More

5 Ways to Evolve Culture in a Hybrid Work Environment
(BPT) - As many employers are welcoming employees back to the workplace, others have committed to the shifts they made during the pandemic and embracing the opportunities that come with working hybrid or remotely. The most successful organizations are going so far as to take advantage of the opport... Read More

4 nutritionist-recommended tips to upgrade your egg game
(BPT) - While eggs are always tasty on their own, there are many ways to enhance their already delicious flavor by using simple ingredients, without taking away from the egg's nutrition. To help you upgrade your family's egg game, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dalina Soto has provided the f... Read More

Fire Safety Tips for Around the Home [Infographic]
(BPT) - Did you know you and your family might only have two minutes to escape from a fire in your home? Because fires can start and spread quickly, it's important to take steps to prevent fires from starting, learn about fire safety in the home, and develop an escape plan.For Fire Prevention Month... Read More

5 tips to improve fire safety around your home
(BPT) - Take advantage of National Fire Prevention MonthDid you know you and your family might only have two minutes to escape from a fire in your home? Because fires can start and spread quickly, it's important to take steps to prevent fires from starting, learn about fire safety in the home and d... Read More

New survey: In challenging times, Americans appreciate simple things most
(BPT) - What makes you smile? While you may think fame and fortune are what would put a smile on most people's faces, a new national survey reveals that it's actually the small, simple things Americans appreciate the most. The national survey, which Smile Train commissioned The Harris Poll to condu... Read More

3 steps to save money on Medicare
(BPT) - Medicare can help you save money on your health care costs, but the reality is, your bills can add up quickly.If you have Medicare and need help paying your bills, there are steps you can take to help bring down your health care costs. Here are three ways you may be able to save money.1. Ap... Read More

3 ways to save money on Medicare
(BPT) - Medicare can help you save money on your health care costs, but the reality is, your bills can add up quickly.If you have Medicare and need help paying your bills, there are steps you can take to help bring down your health care costs. Here are three ways you may be able to save money.1. Ap... Read More

When Pregnant and Postpartum People Speak, We Should All Listen
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5 tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle after 50
(BPT) - While 50 may not be the new 30, you still have a lot of time and energy to do the things you love in this season of your life. You may even find that you have more time now and less stress than in previous decades, which means you can do more of the things you love.However, to make sure tha... Read More

Prioritizing Vision Health for Healthy Aging: Top Tips
(BPT) - When did you last have your vision checked? As we age, we become more likely to develop cataracts or other vision issues. While many doctor appointments are top of mind, eye health may be overlooked - but because cataracts affect over 24.4 million Americans aged 40 and older, it's vital to ... Read More

Comfort food to fuel fall
(BPT) - Cooler breezes, crackling leaves and earlier sunsets are a few of the signs that fall is here. So is the availability of fall fruits and vegetables, like grapes and squash. Whether fall means football games, walks in the woods, fairs and festivals, or outings with family and friends, it's e... Read More

The cause of hot flashes, and why it's time to talk about it
(BPT) - Hot flashes and night sweats - the common terms for vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause - are experienced by up to 80% of women during the menopausal transition.1 They can be sudden1, disruptive2 and downright embarrassing.3 VMS can range in severity and frequency, and also l... Read More

New survey: What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur?
(BPT) - If you're asked for names of well-known entrepreneurs, a few obvious contenders might come to mind, like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. A recent survey asked questions about who are the most successful entrepreneurs - revealing insights into what people think it takes to make it big.In the new s... Read More

Prevent Cancer Foundation presents new research on women’s cancer screenings [Infographic]
(BPT) - New research by Prevent Cancer Foundation® reveals some alarming statistics, and the Foundation encourages women to get their cancer screenings 'Back on the Books' as soon as possible.Women of average risk should begin breast cancer screenings at 40 and continue to get screened annu... Read More

4 tips for making the most of the vintage clothing craze
(BPT) - Love scouring thrift stores and yard sales for unique, retro finds to boost your wardrobe? You're not alone. If you haven't noticed the vintage clothing craze over the past couple of years, you haven't been paying attention. This latest trend offers many benefits, with especially Gen Z and ... Read More

3 proactive steps to ensure the health and happiness of your cat
(BPT) - If you're a cat owner, you know your furry family members enhance your life in many ways with their curiosity, cuddles and unique personalities. Being a pet parent, you want to return the love by doing everything you can to ensure their health and happiness, but it's not always clear how yo... Read More

The Truth about Living with Plaque Psoriasis
(BPT) - For millions of people around the world, hitting the snooze button in the morning offers a few more minutes of relaxation - a little quiet time before the day starts or some time to catch up on the news before breakfast. But for the millions of people like Lori who are living with plaque ps... Read More

Gvoke HypoPen (glucagon injection) is premixed and ready-to-use for low blood sugar emergencies
(BPT) - Michelle Trites, her husband and their 3-year-old daughter all have Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is an ever-present part of their lives and ensuring that they have tools in their tool kits to handle low blood sugar emergencies is a top priority.Ever since Michelle was diagnosed at 13 years old... Read More

5 expert tips for tackling stinky workout clothes
(BPT) - You've probably smelled it: Clothes from yesterday's workout, your kids' ball games, the contents of your spouse's gym bag. Few things are tougher to tackle than the stink from these kinds of clothes.Why is that? According to the Cleveland Clinic, when bacteria that naturally occurs on your... Read More

Parents, flu season is around the corner
(BPT) - The weather is beginning to cool, leaves are changing, and soon children will be carving pumpkins and picking out their Halloween costumes. However, fall also usually brings flu season, a time when kids are more likely to get sick with flu. That's why it's important to get children a flu va... Read More

Maintaining a viable tool box: The benefits of atrazine for weed control
(BPT) - A valuable weed control product could come under tighter use restrictions if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves forward with a new aquatic ecosystem concentration regulation for atrazine, decreasing the equivalent level of concern (LOC) from 15 parts per billion (ppb) to 3.4 pp... Read More

Breakthroughs in cancer testing could impact lives
(BPT) - Jim Ford felt completely healthy. He didn't have any symptoms and kept up with recommended cancer screenings. When his doctor suggested he participate in a clinical trial for a new cancer screening test that could detect a shared cancer signal across 50 different types of cancer, he figured... Read More

This respiratory disease you probably haven’t heard of can impact adults 60+ (hint: it's not COVID or the flu!)
(BPT) - Falling temperatures don't just mark the start of cold and flu season. There's another virus that can have serious consequences for older adults.Here are three things you need to know about RSV.1. What is RSV?Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common and contagious virus that affects... Read More

What the hack: 3 tips to keep you safe online
(BPT) - Your digital accounts and online activities may make your life easier and perhaps even more enjoyable, but did you know every time you log in, it's a chance for cybercriminals to hack your information and exploit it in numerous ways?Hacking threats are constant. According to research from t... Read More

How to clean, freshen and whiten teeth without harsh bleaches [Video]
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Overcoming addiction: What to expect when you go through inpatient rehab
(BPT) - Addiction is a disease that can be mentally and physically debilitating. If you or a loved one struggle with addiction, you know how dark it can be. Taking the next step and exploring rehab options can bring light into the darkness so you can fight - and ultimately win - the battle against ... Read More

Managing Mental Health and Tardive Dyskinesia (TD): One Woman Shares her Story
(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences.Each year, millions of Americans are impacted by mental health conditions. Recognized during the first week of October, Mental Illness Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the 1 in 5 Americans experiencing mental illnes... Read More

5 tips for getting your home feeling refreshed and cozy for fall
(BPT) - As autumn gets underway, leaves change colors, temperatures cool down and days get shorter. During this time of change, your home and wardrobe go through a transition as well. This is the time of year you get sweaters and jackets out of storage bins or the back of your closet, and blankets ... Read More

Milk that doesn’t have to be refrigerated? How does that work?
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Mother of 5 offers tips to help kids have more fun outdoors this fall, even during allergy season
(BPT) - Fall is here, which means cooler weather and outdoor family activities like apple picking, youth sports and more. It can also mean pollen and allergens (like ragweed) are in the air. If your children suffer from seasonal allergies, it can be tough for them to enjoy spending time outside. Fo... Read More

Fall into fitness to improve balance and mobility
(BPT) - Falling is a common concern among seniors, particularly as a fall has the potential to be more devastating for an older adult than the small scrape or bruise many might expect. While Fall Prevention Awareness Month is in September, it's always a good time to learn more about these very real... Read More

America Manages Risks Differently After Pandemic
(BPT) - Over the last two years, Americans' resolve was tested by an onslaught of stressful events that changed how people navigate risks and what they are doing to protect their finances and health. However, not everyone reacted the same.According to a new survey on risk, sponsored by Aflac, nearl... Read More

Nurse Wins $9,000 Pure Foundation Fund [Video]
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5 tips for finding friends as an adult from a friendship coach
(BPT) - Making new friends as an adult can be challenging. Unlike when you were younger and had a built-in community or network through school or social clubs, adulthood seems to offer fewer opportunities to meet others organically.The increasing number of people working remotely has also impacted ... Read More

Meet 5 PTSD service dogs changing the lives of veterans
(BPT) - Did you know that roughly 3.5 million military veterans suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? PTSD can severely affect a veteran's life, but there is hope for those who are impacted. Research shows that veterans with properly trained service dogs show lower symptoms of PTSD, red... Read More

7 Things Everyone Should Know About Hereditary Cancer
(BPT) - People go to great lengths to reduce their odds of getting cancer. Many of us wear sunscreen, avoid processed foods, have regular checkups and eat organic produce, but what if your risk is hereditary rather than environmental? Read on to learn more about hereditary cancer and what you can d... Read More

3 elements to transform your shower into a soothing oasis
(BPT) - No place in your home has the potential to blend utility and luxury quite like the shower. When you step into that space, it's about more than getting clean. It's your own little oasis in a busy world where you can rejuvenate and focus on self-care.If your current shower leaves something to... Read More

Keep your home and family safe with these 3 smart cybersecurity steps
(BPT) - Your home is your sanctuary, a place you want to feel safe. While you may rely on locks and security systems to keep your property secure, are you taking the same level of precautions when it comes to your digital security?Cybercriminals are getting smarter and more sophisticated every day,... Read More

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Comprehensive Cancer Center
(BPT) - Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) - part of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest and most comprehensive academic healthcare system in New Jersey - is completely reimagining cancer care.The Livingston, New Jersey-based facility recently broke ground on a five-story, 137,000-square-foot can... Read More

4 Tips to Manage a Beach Day with Moderate-to-Severe Eczema
(BPT) - The beach is an ideal place to make memories with friends and family, the perfect way to unwind, relax and soak in the sun. But for those living with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common form of eczema, going to the beach can get complicated when the heat,... Read More

A less painful approach: New non-invasive test to predict progression of liver disease
(BPT) - Each year, 9 to 15 million Americans may unknowingly be affected by a silent, sometimes deadly attack on their liver. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, a serious form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is the underlying cause of these attacks. An estimated 80-90 million Ame... Read More

5 Free Support Resources for Young Adult Blood Cancer Patients & Survivors
(BPT) - Young adults between the ages of 18 and 39 are often embarking on new journeys or pursuing personal and professional goals. A cancer diagnosis can bring their plans to a screeching halt. The experience can cause physical side effects as well as psychological and psychosocial effects that ca... Read More

Seniors’ drug costs are about to be slashed — here’s what you need to know
(BPT) - Today, Medicare beneficiaries across the country face a devastating predicament: Often, they can manage serious conditions like cancer by taking daily prescription drugs - but there's no limit to what they might owe for the drugs that keep them alive.In many cases, this puts the treatment o... Read More

4 tips for committing to family mealtime
(BPT) - With the school year in full swing, it can be challenging for families to find time away from their busy schedules and spend quality time together. One easy way to make sure there is quality time to connect between classes, sports and work is by prioritizing family meals at home.Studies hav... Read More

Survivor of meningococcal meningitis, a rare but potentially deadly disease, shares his story to help underscore the importance of vaccination
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LeVar Burton Sits Down with Young Caregiver and His Mother to Learn How they are Managing a Rare Blood Cancer
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Recognizing urgent pregnancy-related warning signs
(BPT) - By Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, RADM USPHSDirector of the Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionFar too often, pregnant and postpartum people in the United States die from complications related to their pregnancy. Recognizing the warning signs and getting th... Read More

4 wellness tips to help you revamp your routine this fall
(BPT) - Autumn is a busy time for families. Between back-to-school shopping, sneaking in end-of-summer trips, and getting back on track with your routine, you may find that you don't have time to prioritize your wellness. However, the changing of the seasons is a reminder that you should review and... Read More

Taking your shot at some new things? Pneumococcal pneumonia shouldn’t stand in your way
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Tackling climate change means leveraging beef’s benefits
(BPT) - Beef is valued for its flavor and nutrition in cuisines worldwide. However, recently you may have heard that eating beef is bad for the environment, so you're unsure if you should limit consumption. What you may not have heard about are the benefits that beef cattle provide for the planet.B... Read More

The Importance of Quick, Accurate Detection of Respiratory Tract Infections [Infographic]
(BPT) - Different pathogens can oftentimes lead to diseases with overlapping symptoms, such as flu, the common cold, COVID-19, and others causing runny noses, scratchy throats, coughing, and other respiratory issues. However, each may need to be treated differently. PCR testing is the gold standard... Read More

A Family’s Journey: Taking Action to Manage a Rare Hereditary Disease
(BPT) - Olga watched her mother battle unexplainable and debilitating symptoms for years without an answer. It began with a burning sensation in her hands and feet that, over time, progressed to her arms and legs. It wasn't until a trip to visit relatives in Portugal at age 60 that her mother would... Read More

The One Thing Nobody Tells You About Recovering from Breast Cancer
(BPT) - For all the education that's out there on breast cancer and various treatment options, there's one thing you probably aren't aware of: Women who undergo a mastectomy can experience anywhere from partial to complete numbness in their chest - sometimes permanently.'I remember taking my newbor... Read More

3 smart fall sweets swaps and tips
(BPT) - As the leaves begin to change color and the temperatures get a little cooler, it can be challenging to stay on track with your nutritional goals. Cooler months often come with less outdoor activity as you begin to hunker down indoors. But the change in seasons doesn't have to mean giving up... Read More

Save a life by signing up: The critical role of donors in developing new cancer therapies
(BPT) - Cancer is poised to become the number one killer in the U.S., and hundreds of thousands of patients need people like you to participate in clinical research trials evaluating new treatment options. But you don't have to be sick to be part of a clinical trial. In fact, many research trials n... Read More

Working from home? This lifesaving upgrade protects you from fires
(BPT) - Do you work from home? Did you know home fires can become deadly in just minutes? Your work building probably has a fire sprinkler system to help people escape safely and contain fires, but many residential homes do not have this important, life-saving feature.This is even more concerning w... Read More

Taking Charge of Your Care This Blood Cancer Awareness Month
(BPT) - Being empowered often comes from being informed. And when it comes to diseases like blood cancer, having or not having information can make a significant difference in outcomes.This Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Lorna Warwick, CEO of the Lymphoma Coalition, is on a mission: to prove how ear... Read More

New Research Reveals The Germy Truth About Back-to-School [Infographic]
(BPT) - To help parents protect their homes from illness-causing germs and prepare for an unstoppable school year, Clorox conducted a recent swab study with parents of school-aged kids to determine just how many germs are hitching a ride home with kids. And you may find the results surprising. Clor... Read More

With Back to School Comes Back to Sleep
(BPT) - The start of the new school year is the perfect time to renew habits that keep students happy and healthy - including sleep. Unfortunately, many children and teens don't get the amount of sleep they need to thrive at school. One culprit robbing many of their much-needed sleep is right on th... Read More

Understanding Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC): What Every Woman Should Know
(BPT) - We often talk about breast cancer as if it is one disease. 'Yeah, she had breast cancer,' or 'she had a lump removed.' Even, 'she has breast cancer. She's going through chemo.' But all breast cancers may not be the same. And chances are good that unless you or someone you are close to has b... Read More

Have a dated, drafty fireplace? Inserts are affordable and boost efficiency
(BPT) - As weather cools and daylight hours shorten, many people naturally spend more time indoors and there's no place more inviting than the fireplace. The problem is that while a traditional, open wood fireplace offers the ambiance and nostalgia homeowners cherish, they are often dirty, drafty a... Read More

The leaves are falling, but your proactive health measures don’t have to—help protect yourself against pneumococcal pneumonia.
(BPT) - There are many things to enjoy about fall. From cooler temperatures to the colors of the leaves, and all the fun activities that come with the changing of the season, it is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. But along with the changing seasons and a slight chill... Read More

Pain Awareness Month and HypoPARA: The need for treatment options is clear
(BPT) - Living with chronic pain makes day-to-day life incredibly challenging. It can interfere with everyday activities such as cooking, housework, and even just running simple errands. Dealing with pain can sometimes lead to depression and anxiety, creating a difficult cycle for people living wit... Read More

Preparing for an emergency: 4 things you didn’t know you needed
(BPT) - Natural disasters are becoming more and more common. The fact is that unexpected things can happen at any time. Disasters come in every form imaginable and the last thing that you want is to be unprepared to face them. A little bit of strategic preparation can help you weather any storm thr... Read More

Tips to keep your home safe this National Preparedness Month
(BPT) - 'Expect the unexpected' is a common mantra when preparing for emergencies. However, with severe weather becoming more frequent in recent years, nearly everyone can expect to encounter a natural disaster within their lifetime. This uptick means storm-related property damage costs have also b... Read More

How you can Be the One to save the life of one veteran
(BPT) - September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and there has never been a more pressing time to discuss the number one issue facing veterans today: suicide. According to the National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, approximately 17 veterans take their own lives every day - totali... Read More

Tips for patients and healthcare professionals to help close the 'insomnia conversation gap'
(BPT) - For approximately 25 million American adults, insomnia is an unfortunate and ever-present reality, impacting a person's ability to sleep and creating debilitating repercussions within their daily life.1 While often thought of as only a nighttime problem, insomnia also impacts functioning du... Read More

Survey: Impact of OFF Time on People With Parkinson’s Disease and Their Care Partners
(BPT) - Survey Assessment: Impact of OFF Time on People With Parkinson's Disease and Their Care PartnersThe Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance) and Neurocrine Biosciences conducted a survey to uncover the awareness among people with PD and their care partners regarding the occ... Read More

Baby Treated for Rare Disease Shortly After Birth Reaching New Milestones
(BPT) - When Jessica and Brad first brought their baby, Waylon, home from the hospital after four days in the NICU, they thought they were in the clear.Unfortunately, just one day after the family's return home, a geneticist called with devastating news from his newborn screening results: Waylon ha... Read More

Feeling burnt out? 5 self-care tips from an expert that provide therapeutic benefits
(BPT) - Self-care is such a popular buzzword that it can be hard to understand what the term means, let alone what counts as self-care. Broadly speaking, self-care is anything you do to care for your physical, mental and emotional well-being. However, not all self-care tips can provide therapeutic ... Read More

A Delicious Way to Invest in your Family's Cardiovascular Health this Cholesterol Education Month
(BPT) - Heart health is an important issue for everyone but is a particular concern for the Hispanic community. According to the American Heart Association, 52% of Hispanic men and 43% of Hispanic women nationwide have a form of heart disease, which can often lead to death.Celebrity chef, cookbook ... Read More

Why HIV Testing Should Be an Important and Normal Part of Your Self-Care Routine
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic introduced unprecedented challenges and altered ways of living across the globe. Now, more than two years later, the effects are still felt widely. Many non-emergent clinical services were limited or suspended during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US,... Read More

Father Living with ALS Shares 5 Tips for Coping and “Embracing Your Now”
(BPT) - For U.S. Air Force Veteran and father, Juan Reyes, being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was a 'devastating blow.' Reyes, who had just adopted three children, knew his diagnosis would redefine their lives. According to the National Institutes of Health, ALS - more commonl... Read More

Worried about your loved one? How to help veterans at risk of suicide
(BPT) - Returning to civilian life can be difficult for veterans, especially if they struggle with mental health. Too often, veterans experiencing mental health challenges are embarrassed to ask for help. This fear of what others will think is a stigma that often prevents them from seeking care.Acc... Read More

More Screen Time Means Less Blinking. Here are Four Tips to Preserve Your Vision
(BPT) - For many people, the transition to working from home demands spending endless hours in front of a computer screen. In fact, according to a study from Nature Human Behavior, remote workers are now spending 10% longer logged in each week - that's the equivalent of an additional four or more h... Read More

5 simple wellness tips for a balanced lifestyle
(BPT) - Are you looking to revamp your habits and focus on your wellness? You don't have to follow a strict program or completely change your schedule to have a balanced lifestyle that benefits your physical, mental and emotional health. Small, simple changes can make a big difference. Before you k... Read More

Prioritizing the Mind, Body and Spirit During Healthy Aging Month
(BPT) - Life often changes as we age. We might find ourselves with more free time or in new social circumstances, or that we enjoy different activities than we used to. Whatever we experience, a great way to stay healthy as we age is to focus on all three components of well-being - physical, mental... Read More

One woman's journey with lymphoma and taking an active role in healthcare decision-making
(BPT) - Fulfilled by her loving marriage of more than 50 years, her faith and her family, Maggie was living the life she always dreamed of having. Then a car accident changed everything. At the hospital, while the doctors evaluated Maggie's injuries from the incident, they also discovered enlarged ... Read More

This National Cholesterol Education Month: It’s time to start protecting your heart health
(BPT) - By JoAnne Foody, M.D., FACC, FAHA, Chief Medical Officer at EsperionThis fall, we recognize National Cholesterol Education Month - a time to reflect upon the importance of heart health and highlight the impact of high cholesterol on cardiovascular disease (CVD). As a cardiologist and physic... Read More

Little ears are listening: The importance of using positive self-talk
(BPT) - Think about how often you say remarks out loud like: 'This outfit looks terrible on me,' or 'I don't like the way my hair looks,' or even, 'I wish that my nose was straighter.' Beyond appearances, oftentimes we can be hard on our abilities, saying things like, 'That was so careless of me,' ... Read More

Seven health factors that may point to hATTR amyloidosis, an inherited rare disease
(BPT) - Hereditary transthyretin-mediated (hATTR) amyloidosis is a rare, inherited and debilitating condition characterized by the buildup of amyloid deposits throughout multiple parts of the body, including the nerves, digestive system and heart.While there are an estimated 50,000 people worldwide... Read More

Artery Awareness – A Matter of Life and Limb
(BPT) - Heart disease is often referred to as a 'Silent Killer,' and for good reason. According to the CDC, approximately 650,000 lives are lost from heart disease each year, more than chronic lower respiratory disease and all forms of cancer combined.1,2 Many people are aware of the risks of heart... Read More

Rethinking Drinking When Alcohol Is Everywhere
(BPT) - Sponsored by Alkermes, Inc.By Michelle Smith, alcohol-free since 2016 and founder of Recovery is the New Black'This cocktail's on me,' the flight attendant whispered with a sly smile. On a recent business trip, the crew accidentally missed me during drink service. It was early, and I was so... Read More

Wish you ate more fruits and veggies? These 5 clever hacks will help
(BPT) - You know eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, but you don't always eat as many as you should. And you're not alone.September is National Fruits & Veggies Month - a month-long celebration of America's favorite and flavorful plants - and the plants that no one is eating enough of... Read More

5 steps to reduce your risk of falling
(BPT) - When you're active and young at heart, it's easy to forget that you may be losing some strength, flexibility and balance as you age.Because these changes happen gradually, you may be unaware of the added risks of falling. That risk can sneak up on you as you're busy enjoying life.But the fa... Read More

Understanding Addiction to Support Recovery
(BPT) - September is National Recovery Month, an opportunity to promote and support treatment and recovery practices. To stop drug overdoses and raise awareness about addiction and recovery, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control launc... Read More

Need to disconnect from work? Here are 5 ways to recharge and avoid burnout
(BPT) - If you feel like the stress of work is making it difficult to relax and unwind, you are not alone. Earlier this year, the American Psychological Association found that 79% of Americans experienced work-related stress leading to emotional exhaustion and physical fatigue.Research shows that p... Read More

Four Ways Families Can Combat Back-to-Routine Fatigue
(BPT) - The back-to-school season means much more than just a return to the classroom for kids, it also means new rigor to the routine as families manage life in and around school, work and after-school activity schedules. In fact, 60% of parents say they've lost sleep during the back-to-school sea... Read More

Officers are increasingly acting as first responders. Here's how one organization is helping.
(BPT) - Imagine a life-threatening medical emergency, like a car crash, violent attack or overdose. When you think of the first responders on the scene, you likely picture the paramedics or emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. However, it's often law enforcement officers that arrive first on... Read More

Fit Family Guide for a Healthy Back-to-School Season [Video]
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Is your pain caused by nerve damage?
(BPT) - 'The pain was so bad. It felt like a bolt of lightning,' said David Murphy, a 50-year-old gunshot-wound survivor. Only, David wasn't describing the pain he felt when the bullet entered his leg during the burglary of his home - he was talking about the pain he felt months later.The gunshot s... Read More

Surgeon shares heartfelt coping tips for doctors, caregivers and patients
(BPT) - Anyone facing a medical challenge experiences many difficulties — and the journey that patients, families and even healthcare providers go through is not just physical, but emotional. To help those affected by illness or surgery, internationally renowned heart surgeon Dr. Ehsan Natour draws... Read More

Advice From Leading Gynecologists for How to Feel Your Best During Menopause
(BPT) - During menopause, levels of the female sex hormone estrogen decline dramatically, and this can affect everything from your hair, heart, and bones to your skin - especially your skin down there.While hot flashes and night sweats are the most common symptoms of menopause, over 50% of women ex... Read More

Young man’s battle with genetic heart disease inspires hope
(BPT) - Many people start their stories with, 'Heart disease and stroke run in my family.' But 'runs in the family' is not a diagnosis.Genetic cholesterol disorders are often the hidden cause of early heart attack and stroke.Like many men in their 20s, Chad Gradney led a healthy, active lifestyle a... Read More

Busy this summer? 5 seasonal self-care tips to keep you healthy
(BPT) - As summer heats up with travel plans, social gatherings and lots of good food, it can be challenging to stick to a wellness routine. However, practicing self-care doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming. To ensure your body is supported and thriving throughout all of your summer ac... Read More

Vitiligo: What to know about this chronic autoimmune skin condition
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Super Bowl Champ Ryan Harris on impact organ donation has had on his family
(BPT) - By Ryan Harris, Super Bowl 50 ChampionProfessional athletes are often celebrated as 'heroes.' I witnessed this during my time playing for the Denver Broncos and other teams. But during the month of August, which is National Multiethnic Donor Awareness Month, I'd like to talk about some true... Read More

Dueling Epidemics: One Man’s Story of Overcoming Pain and Addiction
(BPT) - A decade ago, life was good for Carion Young. He was playing competitive tennis, fixing cars and enjoying life. Carion was also living with Type 1 diabetes, and all this activity began taking a toll on his body.His glucose levels weren't under control, and he experienced burning pain, tingl... Read More

How quitting vaping nicotine can improve mental health
(BPT) - By Truth InitiativeMental health and nicotine use are connected in ways many may not realize with a large body of evidence revealing troubling links, including the fact that nicotine can amplify feelings of depression and anxiety. This connection is increasingly important as two health cris... Read More

Living with myelofibrosis? What you need to know
(BPT) - Myelofibrosis is a rare blood cancer that develops when a disruption occurs in blood stem cells, resulting in excessive scar tissue formation (fibrosis) in the bone marrow, where most blood cells are produced. To help compensate for abnormal blood counts, splenomegaly (enlargement of the sp... Read More

5 tips for getting your brain in better shape for back-to-school season
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Embracing life after an aggressive brain cancer diagnosis
(BPT) - Gill Doyle is a self-proclaimed numbers guy. He loves statistics, research, and anything that can be quantified with a number. When he was diagnosed with a fast-growing and aggressive brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), it was devastating. Not only would his life change, but t... Read More

The Mind-Body Connection: Migraine and Mental Health
(BPT) - When migraine strikes, it can mean days of excruciating head pain combined with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound for those affected. The World Health Organization considers migraine to be one of the top 10 most disabling illnesses, affecting a significant number of peopl... Read More

Smart eating: Feed your MIND for back to school and beyond
(BPT) - If you haven't heard of the MIND Diet, consider it the greatest hits of foods that support brain health. The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) Diet combines powerful brain-supporting foods of two well-known eating plans, the Mediterranean and DASH diets. Con... Read More

Why Food Is Not Enough: The Role of Supplements
(BPT) - These days, we know more about healthy eating than ever before. But in reality, it's a constant struggle for many of us to consistently consume an optimal diet. Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, one of the Consumers' Research Council of America's top physicians and chair of the Solaray... Read More

Understanding Melanoma [Infographic]
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The 4 supplements a registered dietitian says to add to your daily routine ASAP
(BPT) - You know the guidelines: the best way to give your body the vitamins and nutrients it needs is through healthy eating, including consuming lots of fruits and veggies. And while getting vitamins, nutrients and other components from food, such as bioactives to help our bodies perform their be... Read More

Study Available For Adults Living With Someone Recently Diagnosed With COVID-19
(BPT) - In the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there continue to be surges in cases in parts of the United States.Many of these cases may occur when people catch the virus in their communities, and bring it home, where it can spread to other members of their household. Some doctors are current... Read More

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