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home : news : health and wellness May 21, 2022

The National Paralysis Resource Center celebrates 20 years of providing life-changing resources
(BPT) - Dealing with a spinal cord injury is devastating. Facing isolation and lack of information makes an already difficult situation even more challenging. Fortunately, one organization is striving to make a difference by providing free resources to help individuals and their families navigate l... Read More

Reaching New Heights in Relief from Painful Diabetic Neuropathy with High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation
(BPT) - By David Caraway, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer of Nevro Corp.A diabetes diagnosis can feel like taking on a round-the-clock job - from which you receive no benefits, vacations, or breaks. Managing diabetes can take an enormous physical, mental, social, and financial toll. For people w... Read More

Psoriasis Patient’s Story Offers Hope for Those Struggling with Symptoms
(BPT) - Six years ago, 65-year-old grandmother and storyteller Nancy reached her breaking point. A full-time caregiver to her mother who was in hospice care, she began noticing an uncomfortable rash on her chest. After her mother passed away, her symptoms became severe and painful. Rashes and flake... Read More

Trading skepticism for support: How parents can support kids with thinking and learning differences
(BPT) - One in five kids - nearly 70 million Americans - have learning or thinking differences (LTDs), like ADHD or dyslexia. While LTDs are common among families, friends, neighbors and peers, new research from, a guide and resource for people with LTDs, finds that there are still h... Read More

Older Americans Month: Am I too old to be an organ, eye and tissue donor?
(BPT) - May is Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate older Americans and their contributions while also raising awareness about aging and age-related issues. Beyond the time, experience and talents older Americans give to enrich their communities, many have also saved lives through organ, eye ... Read More

A New In Silico Study Finds Nitric Oxide Supplement May Increase Vitamin D Production and Bioavailability
(BPT) - A recent in silico analysis has found that supplement-induced bioproduction of endothelial nitric oxide may also increase the endogenous production, bioavailability, and efficacy of vitamin D3. These findings are the work product of a Connecticut-based biotechnology company, Emergent System... Read More

The unexpected emotional burden of vision loss from geographic atrophy
(BPT) - Liz Tully loved to read. In addition to reading for her own pleasure, she enjoyed helping others and would regularly meet up with a friend to read the newspaper out loud because he could no longer read it himself. Then, in her early 60s, something changed.As she read the newspaper to her fr... Read More

Reach your body goals with the fastest non-invasive body sculpting treatment
(BPT) - Squats, planks, crunches, and cardio, leg days, keto, and fad diets, who has time to keep up? It's no question that achieving your body goals can be overwhelming and time-consuming. It can be a challenge for most to find the right fitness and health habits that work with your schedule as yo... Read More

5 ways families can make the most of their outdoor space this summer
(BPT) - Are your kids getting enough time outside? A survey commissioned by the makers of Claritin® of 5,000 American parents of children aged 5-13 found that 81% agreed their children are excited to be outside - yet 55% are worried their kids aren't spending enough time outside.Getting out... Read More

How movement can spark connections and help manage osteoarthritis pain
(BPT) - If you're coping with pain, such as joint pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA), you may feel like you've been sitting out on life. Pain can make you reluctant to participate in activities that you enjoy and miss out on connecting with those you love. But experts will tell you that if you can ... Read More

Pure Foundation Fund Opens Nominations to Honor Heroes in Maternal and Infant Care
(BPT) - Moms and their babies need support throughout their health journey. Access to quality maternal and infant care is crucial to helping ensure positive health outcomes for both mom and baby.According to the WHO, 'Skilled care before, during and after childbirth can save the lives of women and ... Read More

Do you know what’s in your water? 10 reasons why water quality matters
(BPT) - Water is one of the most essential resources on the planet. Whether you know it or not, almost everything you do, use or consume relies on water. Simply having access to water isn't enough. The quality of your water matters - it impacts the quality of everything it goes into.Take a minute t... Read More

Mind and body self-care: How to heal mentally and physically
(BPT) - Everyone has physical scars. Maybe it's a scrape from a childhood stumble or a burn from cooking a special meal. Some scars come from body changes or physical conditions, such as acne scars, while others might be from serious events, like a surgery or an accident.It's not uncommon for peopl... Read More

Staying Focused On Your Adolescent’s Health
(BPT) - Sponsored by Merck & Co., Inc.Stay-at-home guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic has kept many people behind doors for more than a year, but it is important that parents continue to focus on ways they can help protect their adolescent's physical and emotional well-being.Pediatrician Dr.... Read More

3 key ways to prepare your home for an extra-long pollen season
(BPT) - Warm weather brings people outdoors where they are greeted with sunshine and breezes, as well as allergens like tree, grass and weed pollen. This is a big problem if you have allergies or asthma, and to make matters worse, research shows allergy season is starting earlier and lasting longer... Read More

Four Truths that Will Change the Way You Think about Teens Experiencing Foster Care
(BPT) - There are more than 150,000 teenagers experiencing foster care today in the United States. These teens are like any teenager - each with their own unique dreams, passions, personality and potential for the future.Being a teenager can be a bumpy road for everyone. But the difference for teen... Read More

Taking back control from disease
(BPT) - Breaking up is never easy, but often it's necessary. For some, it might be ending a romantic relationship that's not working or a friendship that no longer serves you. For others, it could be regaining power from a debilitating health condition that takes a major physical and emotional toll... Read More

5 tips for creating a sparkling living space this summer
(BPT) - The warmer months offer a great opportunity to refresh your living space and create a sparkling clean home for months to come.Because of their eco-friendly nature and versatility, steam cleaners have grown in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Superheated steam can clean, sani... Read More

It's time to focus on whole person health
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has shined much needed light on 'whole person health' by highlighting the correlation between behavioral health and overall wellness. Many people with behavioral health challenges experienced worsening symptoms throughout the pandemic, while others struggled with condi... Read More

5 expert tips to help family caregivers living with osteoarthritis
(BPT) - Did you know that one in five American adults are unpaid caregivers? That means approximately 53 million people actively care for family members or friends, most often because that loved one simply needs daily care. If you're one of them, you know that taking care of someone else can be phy... Read More

How to keep 1.4 billion bottles out of landfills every year
(BPT) - No one enjoys seeing plastic floating in lakes and streams. No one likes seeing it crushed and filthy on the roadside. Almost everywhere it ends up, plastic waste is unwelcome. Even at the recycling plant.The EPA reports less than 10% of plastics in the United States get recycled. Some plas... Read More

How a new technology is bringing dialysis to the home
(BPT) - Despite being a kidney disease patient for over 30 years, Dick Henry and his wife and care partner Liz still try to participate in their favorite pastimes like travel and golf. However, over the last five years, Dick struggled to enjoy his life to the fullest because of his seven-day-a-week... Read More

Potential new options for those living with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)
(BPT) - Do you have primary biliary cholangitis or know somebody who does? If so, you know that people living with PBC, a chronic, serious and potentially life-threatening liver disease, are frequently challenged by symptoms of their disease, including pruritus (itching) and fatigue,1 which may be ... Read More

Don’t let spring and summer heat affect vaginal health
(BPT) - 4 tips from Yale OB/GYN Mary Jane Minkin, M.D.With spring upon us and summer on the horizon, increasing temperatures, and time spent outside swimming, cycling, walking and running can all affect vaginal health. Sweat and moisture around the vulva, the outside skin surrounding the vagina, ca... Read More

5 ultra-easy self-care tips for busy women
(BPT) - The start of warmer months means everyone is ramping up their schedules. Between work, kids, social lives, family and more, prioritizing your own mental, emotional and physical health can easily fall down the daily to-do list. It's not always easy to put yourself first, but addressing aspec... Read More

Your weekend, your time: 5 great tips for shaking the Sunday blues
(BPT) - Do you sometimes find yourself feeling less than optimistic as your weekend draws to a close each Sunday? If so, you're far from alone. Stats recently published on indicate 81% of workers have experienced the "Sunday scaries" in anticipation of the work week ahead. Still, it's impor... Read More

Medicare Enrollment Basics [Infographic]
(BPT) - Timing matters when you are considering your Medicare options. When you turn 65 or otherwise become eligible for Medicare, enrollment windows open. Some close quickly and you could face penalties if you wait too long to make a decision. After you've registered for the first time, there are ... Read More

The State of Depression in the US [Infographic]
(BPT) - The mental health crisis is a public health emergency that cannot be ignored. After COVID-19, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) - a mood disorder where depressive symptoms can last consistently for at least a two-week period and affect all aspects of someone's life - may be one of the most pr... Read More

The Hidden Cost of Debt on Your Mental Health and Tips to Overcome
(BPT) - May is Mental Health Awareness Month and one of the biggest factors impacting mental health is the burden of debt. The Hidden Cost of Debt survey by National Debt Relief revealed that 70% of people believe that debt makes them feel like a black cloud hangs over them, in addition to one-in-t... Read More

Are your IBS symptoms more challenging to manage than they were a year ago? You're not alone
(BPT) - If you live with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), does it seem like your symptoms have not improved in the last 12 months? According to recent survey results, this has been the experience for many adults living with IBS. This data comes from a recent Salix-sponsored survey of more than 700 I... Read More

How you can support your body before, during and after exercise
(BPT) - Any form of exercise benefits your body, and you don't have to be an elite athlete to experience those benefits. Just moving your body impacts your muscles, lungs, heart and brain - in other words, your entire body."The moment you decide to get up and move, your body is working. Any movemen... Read More

5 easy tips for giving Mom the gift of self-care for Mother’s Day
(BPT) - Your mother has done so much for you and your family, often putting everyone else's needs before her own. This Mother's Day, help remind your mom that self-care isn't selfish - by finding her gifts that encourage her to put her own health and wellness first. And if you're a mom, take time o... Read More

4 simple tips to ensure cleaner, safer drinking water at home
(BPT) - Clean drinking water is easy to take for granted - especially at home, where many assume it can be obtained with the simple turn of the faucet. But as you enjoy that cold glass of water, you may be missing subtle signals that it's time to get your home's water supply tested.Over the last de... Read More

Technology inspires radical change thanks to visionary social entrepreneurs
(BPT) - Wireless is at the heart of modern life, and 5G - the fifth generation of wireless - has the potential to transform how people connect and inspire change in their communities. Social entrepreneurs are recognizing the opportunity to influence the greater good through these new 5G networks, t... Read More

Discover the remarkable healing power of therapy cats
(BPT) - You're probably familiar with therapy dogs visiting hospitals, schools, senior centers and nursing homes to help alleviate stress and provide comfort in times of need. But did you know that time spent with therapy cats provides scientifically proven emotional benefits as well? A white paper... Read More

This May, get outside to ease your mind
(BPT) - Physical activity and time outside are two wonderful gifts for your body and mind; they're proven to reduce stress and anxiety, and offer a greater sense of well-being. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, L.L.Bean has partnered with Mental Health America to provide 10 tips to q... Read More

5 health benefits of eating the whole egg
(BPT) - Many of us enjoy adding eggs to our daily diets, appreciating the fact that they're nutritious, satisfying and delicious in a wide variety of sweet and savory dishes.Still, some people may be missing out on the full nutritional value from their eggs by leaving the yolks out of their recipes... Read More

Ready to jumpstart your STEM career? A biological sciences or biochemistry degree can help
(BPT) - If you haven't considered a STEM career, now may be the time to explore your options. Advancements in recent years have highlighted the need for positions in science and medicine, resulting in an industry boom and a growing job market for potential STEM program graduates.Two burgeoning care... Read More

2022 State of Science Index
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The value of culturally competent care: How centering health equity can improve quality and lower costs
(BPT) - By Daniel Sanchez, Director Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity, UpHealthAs our healthcare system emerges from the COVID pandemic, the price of medical care is continuing to skyrocket. Care remains the number one driver of overall healthcare costs.Efforts to maintain quality while redu... Read More

Let’s play catch-up on routine childhood vaccinations
(BPT) - For many of us, life over the past two years has been anything but routine. We missed out on playdates, reunions with loved ones, in-person school activities, sports - in some cases, even our children's regular doctor visits, putting them at risk of not being up to date on their routine vac... Read More

New tools to detect cancer recurrence: What cancer patients need to know
(BPT) - Without a doubt, cancer is one of the scariest diagnoses anyone may face, typically triggering a roller coaster of emotions - from fear and anxiety to anger and sadness - and sending families into turmoil. But thanks to major advances in cancer treatment, survival rates are increasing, and ... Read More

Smile! How to invest in your confidence by elevating your oral health
(BPT) - When you get dressed in the morning, do you smile in the mirror and like what you see? Your teeth are part of your overall well-being and have the power to change how you look and feel. Having a solid oral health routine enables you to look and feel your best with a brighter, whiter smile. ... Read More

Could a drug therapy reverse hearing loss?
(BPT) - 'I can hear you. I just can't understand you.'This is a common refrain heard from millions of Americans with the most common form of hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL).The reason? Healthy hearing is much more than the 'loudness' of sound. Today's treatments for hearing loss, de... Read More

Ongoing research study could help children with rare form of epilepsy
(BPT) - Did you know that over 65 million people worldwide have some form of epilepsy?What is epilepsy?Epilepsy is defined as having unprovoked seizures, which are sudden surges of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain. These seizures can be brief lapses of attention, episodes of involuntar... Read More

What is it like to grow up with a rare endocrine disorder?
(BPT) - Being diagnosed with a rare disease presents unique challenges for patients and caregivers alike. From symptom management to feelings of isolation, growing up and living with a rare disease can be difficult. In some cases, it can even be difficult to find doctors who specialize in treating ... Read More

Employer health care costs are lowered by increased transparency and employee engagement
(BPT) - In an extensive analysis of patient claims data, health plan member engagement has emerged as employers' single best-practice solution for controlling costs and improving outcomes for their employees.In the fifth joint white paper by the Health Action Council and UnitedHealthcare, a compreh... Read More

How a new innovation can help improve diabetes care
(BPT) - Denver native Matt Callis has a busy, active lifestyle to balance, and he doesn't want his diabetes to interfere with either enjoying time playing with his young kids or riding his motorcycle. Like the 37.3 million other people in the U.S. who have diabetes[i], Matt relies on available ther... Read More

Acute myeloid leukemia in first remission? Learn about an important treatment option today
(BPT) - For the more than 20,000 patients diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the U.S. each year, managing and coping with disease symptoms can be incredibly difficult.AML, a rare blood cancer, causes the buildup of abnormal white blood cells in the bone marrow, which can interfere with ... Read More

3 ways to make your oral care routine more sustainable
(BPT) - More people are looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of everyday habits and actions, and some companies are helping them do just that. Did you know sustainability actions can include your oral care habits and the oral care products you use daily, like your toothbrush and toot... Read More

Healthcare’s obligation to fight climate change
(BPT) - By Kees Wesdorp, Chief Business Leader, Precision Diagnosis at PhilipsAs we contemplate our planet's health on Earth Day, we are mindful of the unique set of challenges the healthcare industry faces in expanding access to care while developing more sustainable technology and systems. With m... Read More

Maintaining Conversations with Your Care Team About Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
(BPT) - Sponsored and Developed by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.Receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) can be a life-changing event, and navigating care options throughout the course of this neurodegenerative disorder can be overwhelming for people with PD and their loved ones. A PD diagn... Read More

Technology Paving the Way to a Better Life for All
(BPT) - Today, technology plays a pivotal role in the way people work, play, learn and live. To ensure that everyone, regardless of age, disability or lifestyle, can reap the benefits of the latest advancements, leading tech companies are developing new solutions to make their sophisticated product... Read More

Are you at risk for colorectal cancer?
(BPT) - Five years ago, LuAnn Valentino was given just an 11% chance of survival.At just 53 years of age, she had been diagnosed with colon cancer during her first colonoscopy. With colorectal cancer being the third leading cause of cancer and one of the most common causes of cancer death, the diag... Read More

Top 5 items for new parents to have on hand
(BPT) - If you're expecting a new family member, you probably have lots of things on your to-do list, including that all-important list of baby supplies and equipment. But you're probably wondering: Do we really need all this stuff? While everyone's parenting journey is unique, there are some items... Read More

5 ways science and nature can benefit wellness
(BPT) - Authored and Sponsored by NateanIn recent years, wellness has become more top of mind for many of us. Our wellbeing is directly affected by the choices we make such as how we work, travel, decompress and care for our bodies. Because of this it is important to ensure our daily routines prior... Read More

Adults Living With Someone With Recently Diagnosed, Symptomatic COVID-19 May Be Eligible For A Clinical Study
(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

How to spring clean your wellness
(BPT) - With the sun emerging from the clouds and the weather warming up, it's time to take stock of your wellness. Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dalina Soto says that springtime calls for a review and refresh of your mind and body.By looking at your holistic wellness and tweaking your habi... Read More

Common misconceptions about U.S. water infrastructure
(BPT) - Most Americans don't often think about where their water comes from and how it gets to their taps. When you turn on a faucet, wash clothes or start the shower, you expect water to be there when you need it. However, this is only possible thanks to water utility workers maintaining an aging ... Read More

Straining to read the fine print? Here are 3 things you can do
(BPT) - It starts in your 40s: Suddenly you're having trouble reading smaller print on the computer, electronic devices and books. You feel frustrated holding a menu farther from your face to make out blurry letters. You may even get headaches as you strain to read print that just seems smaller tha... Read More

Managing Thyroid Eye Disease (TED): One woman's journey to regain her sight
(BPT) - Meet Franka - a 74-year-old retired high school teacher who enjoys volunteering, teaching in her retirement community, and exploring Arizona's local art scene. But a few years ago, Franka struggled to see the art she loved, as her vision was affected by Thyroid Eye Disease (TED), a rare aut... Read More

Are you prepared for spring allergens? 6 tips for managing allergy triggers
(BPT) - Many people are looking forward to the warmer months ahead, but spring means allergies for many Americans. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million Americans experience various types of allergy symptoms every year including:SneezingItchy eyesA runny no... Read More

It’s time to take control of your liver health
(BPT) - World Liver Day on April 19 serves two purposes. For patients and health care professionals that have been touched by liver diseases like hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), it's a moment in time to reflect on the severity of these diseases and highlight the importance of self-awareness on a he... Read More

Smart travel snack ideas for the whole family
(BPT) - After limiting travel for the past two years, people are now ready to satisfy their wanderlust. Whether it's travel by air, sea or land, the journey to the destination can be part of the adventure, and it's important to pack delicious foods to fuel you during your travels."Part of successfu... Read More

Make moon milks a part of your self-care rituals
(BPT) - Your well-being is a priority no matter your age, but the busier life gets, the more self-care is often overlooked for other to-do's. In 2022, there's a growing movement to refocus on the importance of self-care and incorporate things that bring comfort into your daily routine.Start shiftin... Read More

Celebrity makeup artist shares 5 secrets to feeling fresh this spring
(BPT) - With springtime comes a sense of renewal. Each new season creates an opportunity to check in on your beauty routine and make updates that help you put your best self forward.'Getting into a spring state of mind isn't just about good glam,' said celebrity makeup artist Priscilla Ono. 'Spring... Read More

Nonprofit Funds Research to Fight Against Childhood Cancer [Video]
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Calling all bearded men who are making the world a better place
(BPT) - Do you take as much pride in bettering your community as you do in bettering your beard? If so, now's your chance to put that good grooming toward goodwill.Men's grooming leader Wahl is looking to reward guys who are doing good, while looking good. The Wahl 'Benevolent Beards' Contest will ... Read More

Put a spring in your step with these energy-boosting tips
(BPT) - Days are getting longer, temps are warming up, and you have lots of plans - but do you lack the energy to make them happen? After spending winter mostly indoors, it can be tough to transition to the change in seasons. Fortunately, simple meal and snack swaps, plus new approaches to your exe... Read More

After two years, it’s time to resume health screenings and procedures, anesthesiologists advise
(BPT) - The pandemic caused massive disruptions in health care, from cancellation of elective surgeries to patients putting off critical screenings and procedures, including colonoscopies, mammograms, knee or hip replacement surgeries, and even in some cases more urgent heart procedures. As a conse... Read More

Pandemic leaves chronic pain patients waiting for relief, survey finds
(BPT) - Severe back pain dominated Letha Baines' life for seven years, making everyday tasks like standing, climbing stairs and gardening difficult. Despite medications and even surgery, the pain persisted. And Letha is not alone. A new survey commissioned by Medtronic, a global leader in healthcar... Read More

Are your kids safe online? How you can protect your kids on the internet
(BPT) - It's never been more important for parents to ensure their children are safe and staying productive online. With so many popular apps, websites and streaming services, keeping track of what your children are exposed to can be difficult. Even the most cautious kids can become victims of cybe... Read More

Protect yourself from Medicare scams: Learn how to spot and report Medicare fraud
(BPT) - Since 1965, Medicare has provided health care coverage to millions of Americans. Almost 64 million people in the United States were enrolled in Medicare as of October 2021, with more people becoming eligible and enrolling each year. Anyone on Medicare is at risk of Medicare-related fraud, a... Read More

Universal design walk-in showers bring comfort and safety to the entire family
(BPT) - Do you want a bathroom update that will be stylish and functional for many years to come? More homeowners than ever are renovating using universal design principles that allow these spaces to serve people of varying ages and abilities. This provides numerous important benefits, including hi... Read More

Expert Series: A Vision of Health Equity and Inclusion for All
(BPT) - By Robert Tompkins, Group VP and General Merchandise Manager for Health & Wellness, WalgreensCall me an optimist, but I'd like to believe - even in the midst of the division and tension in this country - that there are more of us committed to empathy, compassion and care than you think.... Read More

Tap Into Technology for Better Health
(BPT) - Technology can do so much, but perhaps one of its most exciting qualities for everyday living is its capacity for convenience - especially when it comes to healthcare. Patients can see a specialist who lives hundreds of miles away or attend an appointment without leaving home, and providers... Read More

Summer countdown: Top 7 ways to support your weight management goals
(BPT) - Looking forward to summer? You're probably also looking for ways to support your wellness goals as you start shedding your winter clothes. Fortunately, warmer months bring many opportunities to stay motivated, boost your well-being and achieve your personal best weight.Here are seven ways t... Read More

Extinguish home fire fears
(BPT) - Did you know there is one tool that you can keep on hand to make sure your home is ready for a fire emergency? Having fire extinguishers - and knowing how to use them - will allow you to act quickly should a fire start.'Many people may not know just how quickly a fire can start and spread i... Read More

Rally behind the GVHD community during Donate Life Month
(BPT) - Allogeneic stem cell transplantation, a type of stem cell transplant that uses stem cells from a donor and is used to treat certain types of cancers, can come with a lot of anticipation, questions, and concerns. While many will be cured of their cancer, some are faced with a new, incredibly... Read More

This spring: Spring clean your diet in 4 easy ways
(BPT) - In addition to decluttering your home this spring, why not declutter your diet? We've all heard the phrase 'clean eating' or eating minimally processed foods and getting rid of the excess 'clutter' in the form of added fats, sugars, salt and unnecessary additives. But for some, creating a d... Read More

A Lupus Patient’s Journey Living with the Disease
(BPT) - This content was sponsored by GSK. Nadine is a real patient who was on treatment at the time of these interviews. GSK paid for her time and expenses in sharing her unique experiences. Individual results may vary. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation and pain in ... Read More

6 steps to help you protect your vision
(BPT) - When improving your health and wellness, it's essential to take care of your eyes too. For African Americans, this is especially important because of increased risk factors for eye disease and vision loss.According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, glaucoma - a disease that damages ... Read More

Treatment Hope for People with Bipolar I Disorder Symptoms
(BPT) - Paid for by AbbVieMatt Poldrugach, 44, is the owner of a Texas-based electric company and has been living with his bipolar I disorder diagnosis for several years. Matt believes it is more important than ever to have an open dialogue with your healthcare providers and loved ones to help red... Read More

Thriving with Heart Failure: One Woman’s Advice
(BPT) - More than 6 million people in the U.S. are living with heart failure, including Angel, a 56-year-old mother of three from Charleston, SC. Symptoms are different for everyone, but before her diagnosis Angel was often short of breath. Something as simple as turning over in bed at night made h... Read More

What People with Bipolar I Disorder Want You to Know
(BPT) - Sponsored by Alkermes, Inc.If someone you know is living with Bipolar I Disorder (BD-I), you probably have a lot of questions about what they're experiencing and how you might be able to support them. A BD-I diagnosis can be overwhelming. Having information might be able to help you support... Read More

What does a health and fitness coach do? Is it the career for you?
(BPT) - Health solutions and preventative wellness have never been more crucial. Today, six in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease, many of which can be prevented by eating well, being physically active, avoiding tobacco and alcohol, and getting regular health screenings.People are ... Read More

Curious about radical self-care? It's simpler than you think.
(BPT) - Self-care is a hot topic that often relates to activities like exploring a hobby or heading to the spa. But what happens when to-do's hijack your day and life is so busy that you can't even manage a basic self-care routine such as getting a full night's rest or pausing to sit down for a nut... Read More

New documentary sheds light on rare, genetic disease that can take up to 15 years to diagnose
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It’s not too late: Clinical trial seeking participants with chronic Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)
(BPT) - Imagine living for years, sometimes decades, with debilitating eye symptoms that not only affect your day-to-day activities, but often get written off or misdiagnosed by doctors. This is the unfortunate reality for many people living with a rare autoimmune condition called Thyroid Eye Disea... Read More

What can your breath reveal about your gut health?
(BPT) - Your body's alarm system triggers uncomfortable symptoms to alert you when something isn't right. When it comes to persistent bloating and other gastrointestinal symptoms, answers about the underlying cause may actually be found in your breath. Data from your breath can help your doctor dev... Read More

In critical illnesses, a spark of hope can change everything
(BPT) - A child's fight against a critical illness is not only physically exhausting - it is emotionally traumatic. A spark of hope can change everything. For wish kid Tyler, this hope was found through the life-changing power of a wish.Tyler was in and out of the hospital and emergency rooms throu... Read More

Chronic Heart Failure: The Fight This US Veteran Wasn’t Trained For
(BPT) - At the age of 40, Jon Rotenberry was working full-time as an air traffic controller, and as a proud U.S. Navy veteran, he considered himself young and healthy. His wife, Jennifer, was pregnant with their first child when a surprise changed everything: Jon was diagnosed with chronic heart fa... Read More

Top ways to get the most out of your food and exercise
(BPT) - Eating well and exercising regularly are key components of a healthy lifestyle. Rather than thinking of these two efforts independently, it's important to understand the connection between eating and exercise so you can maximize your workouts and feel your best.Registered Dietitian and Nutr... Read More

Do your community schools have a clean air action plan?
(BPT) - When you think about K-12 student success, positive teachers, quality curriculum and classroom size likely come to mind. However, for students to truly succeed they must be healthy and focused, and often that boils down to basics including the very air they breathe while at school.Air quali... Read More

5 ways to keep your home clean and healthy this spring
(BPT) - Temperatures are warming up and flowers are blooming, which means it's time to make a spring-cleaning plan. After a long winter, it can feel good to do a deep clean of your home, clear away the mustiness of the previous year and welcome the change of the season.With viruses like the flu and... Read More

MAC Lung Disease: Managing a chronic lung disease during the COVID-19 pandemic
(BPT) - The past few years have reinforced the importance of overall health, particularly respiratory health. For those living with a chronic lung illness, such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) lung disease, taking precautions against respiratory illnesses is nothing new. However, for those liv... Read More

How you can walk to make a difference for people with lupus
(BPT) - During a time when health and wellness are top of mind, many are looking for creative ways to boost their own well-being - and at the same time seeking opportunities to do something truly meaningful for others. Whether you or someone you care about is living with lupus or not, you can make ... Read More

Opening the Dialogue about Bipolar Depression
(BPT) - By Dr. Greg Mattingly, Physician and Principal Investigator in clinical trials for Midwest Research GroupThis article is sponsored by Intra-Cellular Therapies. Dr. Mattingly provides paid consulting services to Intra-Cellular Therapies.The Current State of Bipolar DepressionBipolar disorder... Read More

What Do Continuous SARS-CoV-2 Mutations Mean for the COVID-19 Pandemic? [Infographic]
(BPT) - All viruses mutate over time, and this is especially common in RNA viruses like influenza and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These changes help the virus to survive by exploiting mechanisms of genetic variation. Multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2, such as Alpha and Omicron, have e... Read More

For Individuals with Prostate Cancer, “Creating Space” During Radiation Treatment Could Make All the Difference
(BPT) - Three years ago, Alex Lamb, an active retiree just shy of 80 years old, was happily preparing for a big move to be closer to his son. Then he received a prostate cancer diagnosis.'It was a total shock to me. I found out by going in for a regular check-up,' said Alex, who didn't experience a... Read More

5 ways to make your home coffee experience even better
(BPT) - These days, everyone is seeking the best gadgets and products to help them savor their own home-brewed coffee, looking to enhance the flavor and even turn coffee making into a soothing daily ritual. Fortunately, there are many ways to enjoy your cup of joe that don't require more work - but... Read More

Aspirin 101: What You Need To Know About This Foundational Therapy
(BPT) - There is no more familiar item in your medicine cabinet than a bottle of aspirin. In fact, aspirin has been sold for over a century as an over-the-counter medication and millions of people take aspirin. Aspirin is used to help treat pain associated with headaches and arthritis, and for feve... Read More

Eco-friendly home improvements that can help save you money
(BPT) - Today's home improvements aren't just about updating your home to make it more functional. Many homeowners are making strategic improvements that also help green their home and boost its resale value. One of the best places to start is also one of the most frequented rooms in the house: the... Read More

The Powerful Relationship Between Patient and Provider When Living with Multiple Sclerosis
(BPT) - Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (CNS) and is thought to be an immune-mediated disorder, in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue in the CNS.Erika, who works in Government and Public Affairs, was diagnosed with relapsing-r... Read More

Could importing medicine save you money? 5 facts about personal prescription importation
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of having access to safe, reliable and affordable medications. This is especially critical for Americans with underlying medical conditions who struggle to afford medications. To offset rising drug costs, many Americans import pharmaceuti... Read More

The insider's guide to surprise medical billing
(BPT) - Americans may be tired of hearing about COVID-19 but a slew of new healthcare regulations are significantly impacting how people are charged for healthcare services. On Jan. 1, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) kicked off the New Year by celebrating the consumer p... Read More

4 myths about the rewarding profession of caregiving
(BPT) - The number of baby boomers, a demographic with 52 million people who are 65 and older, is projected to double by 2060. Many from this group will want to stay in their homes. In fact, a recent AARP study from November 2021 finds that 77% of older adults want to remain in their homes for the ... Read More

7 tips for choosing a primary care doctor
(BPT) - How well does your primary care provider know you? Do they see you at least once a year? Maybe during these last few years, when health has been at the forefront, you renewed your efforts to see this critical caretaker more regularly.A primary care provider is more than just a provider. Ove... Read More

Worried about your lung health? Take a deep breath, and give Kundalini Yoga a try
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all reconsider things we used to take for granted - like in-school learning, eating out, blowing out birthday candles and ... less exciting ... lung health.The American Lung Association estimates that there may be as many as 24 million American adults livin... Read More

In honor of Earth Day, make sure you’re disposing of medications properly
(BPT) - Did you know that in 2019 up to 200 pharmaceuticals were detected in the surface water, ground water and drinking water in the U.S., according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development? Unfortunately, conventional wastewater treatment plants are not designed nor equipped... Read More

Breathe in a happy home: 4 benefits of good indoor air quality
(BPT) - Indoor air quality is an aspect of a healthy lifestyle that is often overlooked. Even if you lead an active lifestyle and spend a lot of time outdoors, you likely spend more time indoors than you think. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans spend about 90% o... Read More

Spring cleaning for your health: Are you at risk for pneumococcal pneumonia?
(BPT) - As the weather changes and seasons transition, you've probably already started spring cleaning or it's on your to-do list. But what are some of your health and wellness goals as you spring into 2022?For example, you could:Start or increase your exercise, such as yogaMake mindfulness a part ... Read More

How you can help find a cure for Parkinson’s
(BPT) - Did you know, whether you have Parkinson's or not, you can make a difference in the future of brain health? Michael J. Fox, award-winning actor, author and founder of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), who himself has lived with the disease since 1991 at age 29, ... Read More

The CDC now recommends hepatitis B vaccination for adults. Are you protected?
(BPT) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that it recommends hepatitis B vaccination for all adults ages 19-59[i]*. While there is no cure for hepatitis B, vaccination can prevent the disease. Fortunately, with two trips to your local pharmacy, you can get prot... Read More

The intersection between loneliness and social isolation
(BPT) - These past couple of years have been challenging in lots of ways and many people, particularly older adults, have felt the weight and impact of loneliness and social isolation.This has been especially true when staying home and sheltering in place has been recommended to increase safety. Wi... Read More

Seeing clearly shouldn't be painful: The truth about contact lens intolerance
(BPT) - More than half the adults in the United States wear contact lenses or glasses to correct their vision. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a whopping 45 million people choose contacts. Contact lenses, which today include more comfortable materials and advanced techn... Read More

A winter lesson about respiratory health inspires year-round attention
(BPT) - Jill loves learning. She has a natural inclination to find and share information. Her career in early childhood education is one way that she has been able to pursue this interest in her life. Another is in her enthusiasm for passing on invaluable information that could help others. Like so... Read More

5 beauty and style tips for staying fresh this spring
(BPT) - The sunshine and gentle breezes of spring inspire people of all ages to update their style so they look and feel their best. While fragrant flowers are blooming all around, the warmer weather can leave you feeling less than fresh."Feeling fresh is a state of mind," said Dr. Maiysha Jones, S... Read More

5 ways to show your pet some extra love
(BPT) - Your pets are part of your family, and you would do just about anything for them. From the tail wags and face licks to the head bumps and purr fests, your pets show their unconditional love in many ways, every single day. If you're looking for ways to reciprocate, consider the following tip... Read More

Shaky hands or something more? 5 must-know facts about essential tremor
(BPT) - Everyone has had shaky hands at times. Maybe it was because you were nervous or cold. Now imagine if your hands and potentially other parts of your body were trembling whenever you ran errands, ate lunch, or attempted other typical daily tasks. Challenges like these represent the reality fo... Read More

Before COVID-19, There Was Tuberculosis
(BPT) - If you were to meet someone who works full-time as a dentist, spends the rest of her time with her husband and two young children and appears to be in good health, there would be no indication that just 10 years earlier she had been diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). When a Baltimore ... Read More

Worried about your vision? Watch out for these 5 common eye problems
(BPT) - Our eyes are delicate. Even using precaution, you can end up with eye damage and loss of vision. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in the U.S., 12 million people over the age of 40 have some form of vision impairment.Many vision problems are caused by disea... Read More

5 ways to make working from home more comfortable
(BPT) - As many Americans have traded their work commute for a home office, interest has focused on creating more comfortable remote workspaces. Ergonomic furniture, acoustic soundboards and high-speed broadband technology are a few investments designed to make working at home more comfortable. But... Read More

How to protect your hearing from 5 common hazards
(BPT) - Did you know hearing trouble is the third most common chronic health condition? According to the CDC, about 40 million Americans between 20 and 69 experience noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in one or both ears. The CDC reports that noise above 70 decibels (dB) over a prolonged period may ... Read More

Advocating for Yourself: A Patient’s Experience with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma (RRMM)
(BPT) - Kathy, a 59 year old woman with RRMM, shares her diagnosis and experiences. This is her personal story and others may be different.Kathy, a wife, mother and avid traveler, received the shock of her life when she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at 39 years old. Her diagnosis was uncommon... Read More

What employers can learn from the Great Resignation
(BPT) - By Shareen Luze, head of culture and field experience, RBC Wealth Management-U.S.It's a startling fact - people are quitting their jobs at a higher rate than normal. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released in November of 2021, a record 4.5 million people resigned that mont... Read More

Why you need to know about postbiotics in 2022
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What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer: Keys to Feeling Empowered
(BPT) - This content is sponsored and provided by Myovant Sciences and Pfizer Inc.For many, the beginning of the year signifies a fresh start, offering an opportunity to re-evaluate priorities and reflect on what is truly important in our lives, including our health. For example, annual check-ups a... Read More

With an ebbing pandemic, patients look to nurse anesthetists for their care
(BPT) - Throughout the nation, pandemic restrictions are easing as COVID-19 cases drop. By now, we are familiar with mask mandates and vaccine card requirements, but how has the pandemic impacted our healthcare delivery system?Recognizing the need for patients to receive the care they need, and hea... Read More

5 tips for supporting brain health
(BPT) - As you get older, you might take steps to develop healthy habits, whether exercising, eating healthier or limiting your consumption of alcohol. But did you know that there are steps you can take to help with your brain health? Such preventive measures might even reduce the risk of Alzheimer... Read More

Helping to support older adults with diabetes through coordinated care
(BPT) - Diabetes is one of the greatest health threats Americans face, especially as they grow older. It impacts an estimated 34 million adults in the U.S., and nearly 27% of those 65 and older are believed to have the disease. In addition, one-half of older adults have pre-diabetes.'Diabetes is a ... Read More

Frustrated with acne? A first-of-its-kind prescription cream recently became available
(BPT) - Did you know that acne is the most prevalent skin disease, affecting up to 50 million Americans?1 If you are one of the millions of people who have 'acne vulgaris,' a skin condition commonly known as "acne," you may have already tried a number of over-the-counter (OTC) products. While some ... Read More

Breathe easier and enjoy spring thanks to expert allergist tips
(BPT) - Spring is a stunning season full of life as plants grow, flowers bloom and the sun shines. The downside of this abundance of beauty is seasonal allergens. Pollen from all those growing and blooming plants spreads via warm breezes and can make you feel awful."Allergic rhinitis, commonly call... Read More

If You are 50 and Older, You May be At Risk for Shingles. But You Can Take Action.
(BPT) - If you are 50 years of age or older, the virus that causes shingles is likely already inside of you. In fact, nearly all - 99% - of adults carry the virus that causes shingles, yet research has showed that only 7% of adults over 50 believed they were at an increased risk of developing the d... Read More

Navigating a multiple myeloma diagnosis – what you need to know [Infographic]
(BPT) - Sponsored by Takeda OncologyIn 2021, approximately 35,000 people in the United States were estimated to be diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM),1 a rare disease that represents about 1% of all diagnosed cancers worldwide.2 Despite therapeutic advances over the last few decades, MM remains a... Read More

3 ways sweet cherries support your winter wellness routine
(BPT) - Sweet cherries may conjure images of hot summer days, so who knew that they could be a year-round staple for good health? These sweet snacks provide just the wintertime boost needed to stay on track with any fitness and nutrition New Year's resolutions.Winter can pose a challenge to eating ... Read More

What is Your Period Telling You? The Truth about Uterine Fibroids
(BPT) - This content is sponsored and provided by Myovant Sciences and Pfizer Inc.Menstruation (your period) is a normal and necessary process for the human body - yet stigma around menstruation remains common. While it's a completely natural and well-known process, menstruators often feel embarras... Read More

5 Healthy Oral Care Habits to Protect Big Kid Teeth
(BPT) - It seems like just yesterday their grins were all gums. Now your kids are proudly showing off their transforming smiles and their new permanent teeth. No matter how big they get, parents always want to help their children smile with confidence. Oral health is important at any age, but as pe... Read More

Expecting More: One Man’s Psoriasis Journey to Clearer Skin
(BPT) - If it were just one year earlier, Paul wouldn't have had the guts to strike up a conversation with a woman in the lobby of their office building - an interaction that would lead to 19 years of marriage. He would have lacked the confidence because of what he now knows was an undiagnosed case... Read More

Tips and Trends for Better Health and Wellness [Video]
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Heart health: A focus on fish
(BPT) - When it comes to heart health, lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise make a huge impact. As one of the most important organs in the body, keeping your heart in tip-top shape is essential. Luckily, according to registered dietitian Bianca Tamburello, foods that support a healthy heart ... Read More

Older adults are more vulnerable in house fires – here’s what to do
(BPT) - Fire safety is important for all ages, but it's especially crucial for seniors. The more advanced in years, the higher the risk related to fire safety and evacuation.From January 1-31, 2022, adults aged 50 and older accounted for approximately 50% of known age fire fatalities in the U.S., a... Read More

Top 8 ways to improve heart health according to an interventional cardiologist
(BPT) - Most of us know that maintaining optimal heart health is essential to living a long, healthy life. Yet still, in the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death, and we are not putting adequate attention toward prevention. Fortunately, cardiologists, heart health experts, and... Read More

How the guarantees of whole life insurance can help secure your financial future
(BPT) - This year, many people are making financial wellness resolutions. From budgeting better to saving for a big-ticket item or investing more income into a 401(k), there are plenty of financial goals to choose. However, one that you've likely overlooked is whole life insurance.According to the ... Read More

5 tips to keep your immune system strong this season
(BPT) - With health top of mind during cold and flu season, it's important to support your body's immune system. Fortunately, a number of lifestyle habits can boost your overall health, at the same time helping your immune system function as effectively as possible.Even if you do come down with a c... Read More

3 ways to aid muscle recovery
(BPT) - Working out year-round can be extremely beneficial to your long-term health and wellness. But did you know that keeping active during the colder seasons can put you at increased risk for muscle injuries? Cold weather can make it harder for your muscles to recuperate after exercise, so rest ... Read More

Navigating High Cholesterol Management Through a Health Crisis
(BPT) - Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, people have adjusted to the 'new normal,' finding ways to safely continue to work, socialize and manage their health. But while many have managed to keep their health routines at the top of their priority list, a national survey conducted in late... Read More

To better protect older adults from the flu, we need to follow the science
(BPT) - By Elaine O'Hara, Head of North America Commercial Operations for Vaccines at SanofiOlder adults have different needs and biology than younger adults: the aging process affects metabolism, weakens the immune system, and increases the likelihood of underlying chronic illnesses. While the sea... Read More

Now’s the time: Why clearer recommendations are needed for flu vaccines
(BPT) - By Michael Greenberg, MD, MPH, Vice President and North America Medical Head of Vaccines at SanofiPublic health agencies have one objective above all others - keeping people healthy. Vaccines are the greatest example of a public health tool with profound impact on reducing illness and death... Read More

Calling on ACIP to address disparities in flu vaccinations
(BPT) - By Thomas Triomphe, Executive Vice President of Vaccines at SanofiWhile flu seasons can vary in severity, one thing is clear: older adults bear the greatest burden from severe complications of seasonal flu. Year over year, about 90% of flu-related deaths and 50-70% of influenza-related hosp... Read More

Unexpected ways kindness improves kids’ health
(BPT) - Mental health in children has been a forefront discussion since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an October 2021 announcement by a coalition of pediatric health experts even declaring children's mental health to be in a state of national emergency. Because of this, parents are const... Read More

Actress and TV Personality Sherri Shepherd Shares Her Three-Step Plan for Managing Diabetes
(BPT) - Growing up, Sherri Shepherd was very familiar with diabetes. Her family and community called it 'the sugar,' a non-threatening name for a serious condition that ended up taking her mother's life. 'The sugar' was something that sounded sweet, but later turned her life upside down - thankfull... Read More

2 derm-recommended skincare ingredients to look for in a skincare routine
(BPT) - When researching skincare, it's easy to get lost in a sea of products with different ingredients. To make matters more complex, some ingredients might be effective but are harsh on your skin if not formulated optimally or used correctly. To cut through the skincare chaos and help you find g... Read More

5 ways to ensure wellness year-round
(BPT) - With continued uncertainty stemming from the pandemic, maintaining overall wellness continues to be a priority for many to avoid burnout and languishing. If you're feeling unsure how to navigate life during this time, consider upping your routine by consuming nutritious foods that pack a pu... Read More

Expert Series: The Language of Health Equity: Expanding Providers’ Access and Delivery of Care Through Virtual Medical Interpretation
(BPT) - - By Andy Panos, President of Digital Health U.S., Martti by UpHealthAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put a spotlight on health disparities and unequal access to care, innovative solutions have emerged that are paving the way to better healthcare for everyone.For decades, language acce... Read More

Introducing the updated cuddly robotic companion that helps comfort children with sickle cell disease
(BPT) - Aflac is expanding its My Special Aflac Duck program to offer the cuddly, animatronic companion - which has helped more than 13,000 children deal with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis - to kids with sickle cell disease. Hospitals, medical professionals and certified cancer and blood dis... Read More

4 reasons to plan your own funeral
(BPT) - At some point, most of us will need to make final arrangements for someone we will miss. Coupled with overpowering grief, making even the simplest decisions about a funeral or cremation service can be confusing and overwhelming, especially since those decisions often need to be made in the ... Read More

Smart and simple bathroom updates for aging in place
(BPT) - Many changes come with age, but one thing most people agree they don't want to change is where they live. Aging in place is important to many people, and fortunately, some updates to frequently used rooms such as the bathroom can make a big difference in helping people stay safe and secure.... Read More

A love story to inspire registrations and donations on National Donor Day
(BPT) - Meet David and Linda: Their first date was in Linda's apartment, writing a Sunday school lesson while making beef stroganoff. Linda decided that day that she would marry David. While it took David a little longer, he was smitten and four years later they were married and living out their lo... Read More

National Donor Day: Colorado Mother Hopes Her Story Will Inspire Families to Talk About Organ Donation
(BPT) - February 14 might be known best as Valentine's Day, but it is also fittingly National Donor Day. On a day dedicated to showing friends, family and neighbors how much they mean to us, there isn't a better way to spread the love than having a heartfelt conversation with loved ones about organ... Read More

More Than Skin-Deep: Why Your Skin Color Matters When It Comes to Plaque Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
(BPT) - People living with a chronic condition may experience stigmatization on a daily basis. Diane Talbert can relate; a patient-turned-advocate, she has fought her own battle with plaque psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) for decades.Diane often felt misunderstood and dismissed as the... Read More

Psoriasis and the winter months: How one patient found relief to enjoy the holiday season
(BPT) - Sponsored by Eli Lilly and CompanyThe winter season is a special time of year. Many look forward to spending time with family and friends, sipping hot cocoa or getting cozy by the fire. Unfortunately, however, this festive time of year can also be accompanied by stress and discomfort for so... Read More

Man Living with Rare Disease Starts New Chapter Thanks to Targeted Therapy
(BPT) - Jeff was in his late teens when he broke out into a rash of dark, itchy spots that eventually drove him to see a dermatologist. This doctor diagnosed him with systemic mastocytosis (SM), a rare disease that causes the body to overproduce mast cells - a key cell type of the immune system. Wh... Read More

Kick cold and flu season to the curb with these simple steps
(BPT) - Between the flu virus and COVID-19, germs are spreading rapidly this season. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do to help keep you and your loved ones healthy.'We have to make many decisions to protect our family and ourselves. This is why prevention is the most important tool ... Read More

What moms-to-be should know about non-invasive prenatal testing
(BPT) - Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman's life but it can also be a period full of great uncertainty. Thanks to recent technological advancements, moms-to-be can opt to have non-invasive prenatal testing, or NIPT, the most accurate type of prenatal screening test. Through... Read More

Delicious recipes the whole family will enjoy for Heart Health Month
(BPT) - February is Heart Health Month, the perfect time to think about making simple wellness choices to better your family's heart health. One of the most important lifestyle aspects you can control is your diet. Take a moment and think about your eating habits. What do you tend to cook for yours... Read More

This hearing symptom affects 50 million Americans. Are you one of them?
(BPT) - According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus. It's also the most reported disability among veterans who have returned from active duty.In addition, the CDC has received several reports during the pandemic that peopl... Read More

Finding the Best Fit for Your New N95 [Video]
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Allergies, Cold or Chronic Sinusitis?
(BPT) - A runny nose that won't let up. Congestion to the point of discomfort. Is it allergies? A cold? Or could it be sinusitis?Sinusitis affects about 1 in 8 adults in the United States, resulting in more than 30 million annual diagnoses, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head a... Read More

Choosing the right weight-loss program for long-term success
(BPT) - Everywhere you look, you're bombarded by ads offering solutions to help you lose weight. Each product or program claims to have 'the secret' to weight loss. Celebrity endorsers and before-and-after photos offer compelling testimonies, but how can you sort out fact from fiction? Here are som... Read More

A Minimally Invasive Approach to Treating Enlarged Prostate
(BPT) - Like many healthy, active men in their 50s, Michael Brennan felt that age was just a number and didn't spend much time thinking about the health issues that older men often experience. But in 2006, he started noticing problems with urination, including the near-constant feeling of needing t... Read More

Fred’s Story: Shining a Light on a Rare Bile Duct Cancer on World Cholangiocarcinoma Day
(BPT) - Sponsored by IncyteAlabama resident Fred didn't worry too much when he felt a kidney stone coming on. He'd had minor kidney stones before, so he knew what to expect. This time was different, though. When he noticed a large amount of blood in his urine, he called his doctor right away.The CA... Read More

Navigating Atopic Dermatitis: Tips from a Dermatologist to Help Manage the Most Common Type of Eczema
(BPT) - By BRANDPOINTSponsored by Incyte CorporationAs a dermatologist, Dr. Amy Spizuoco has a front-row seat to the experience of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). For many of her patients, controlling AD can be challenging despite having tried at-home remedies, over-the-counter treatments, an... Read More

5 important questions to consider asking when thinking about contraception
(BPT) - This content was sponsored by Organon.Sexual and reproductive health are an important part of overall wellness, yet some women may hesitate to bring up concerns with their doctors due to embarrassment or confusion. Expressing your needs in conversations with your doctor regarding contracept... Read More

New Year, New Vision: Considering LASIK Surgery
(BPT) - Now that we are in a new year, it's a great time to get caught up on your to-do list, so you can enjoy a fresh start knowing that you're taking care of business - and yourself. This is even more timely if you have rollover HSA funds, as you may only have 60 days to use them. One vital appoi... Read More

Now in its third year, apply for an Incyte Ingenuity Award and receive up to $100,000 to support the GVHD community [Video]
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5 Nutritionist-Approved Tips to Support Your Gut Health
(BPT) - Aside from the traditional New Year's resolutions we see many people make each year, gut health is taking center stage in 2022. A recent survey showed that 1 in 4 of today's consumers are prioritizing gut and immune health in the new year.1 The nationwide survey conducted by the #1 probioti... Read More

VA proposal removes physician anesthesiologists from surgery, potentially jeopardizing Veterans’ safety
(BPT) - The nation's Veterans deserve nothing less than the highest-quality surgical care. Yet a proposal by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) lowers the quality of care, potentially threatening the lives and safety of Veterans by eliminating physician anesthesiologists from the surgical... Read More

Want to know the secrets of the world's healthiest people? Here they are
(BPT) - Every New Year's Eve, millions of people around the globe celebrate with the hope that next year will be better than the last. People of all ages set intentions to become better, healthier versions of themselves in January - only to be broken by nearly 80% right around … now.Well... Read More

A Couple’s Unique Experience With Coronary Disease
(BPT) - Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States[1], but many healthy and physically active families do not expect heart disease to affect them. Mary Anne and Rod Norling experienced firsthand how important it is to take symptoms seriously and seek proper care.'My family had... Read More

One patient’s journey to managing a chronic lung disease
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3 ways to take care of your scalp and prevent hair loss
(BPT) - Hair loss is stressful. Some try to embrace it as an unavoidable aspect of aging, but most people would prefer their hair stayed on their head. An increase in shed strands caught in a brush or shower drain can be particularly disheartening for people who know hair loss runs in their family.... Read More

5 ways to keep you and your dog healthy in 2022
(BPT) - The beginning of the year is a popular time to build good habits and work on life goals. If you're making plans to improve your life in 2022, think about setting health goals for your dog as well. Dr. Brian Zanghi, research nutritionist at Purina, shares five ways below that you can invest ... Read More

Studies show that Kundalini Yoga can lower blood pressure and slow heart rate
(BPT) - Most people who picture hearts in February think: Valentine's Day. But if you ask a cardiologist, you may get a different answer. February is National American Heart Health Month.When President Lyndon B. Johnson announced February 1964 as the first American Heart Month, he had a singular mi... Read More

Lifestyle Secrets & Trends in Wellness [Video]
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New Year, Healthier You: 7 Unexpected Ways to Improve Your Health in 2022
(BPT) - Although a 'return to normal' in 2022 may still feel like a pipe dream, that doesn't mean you shouldn't continue to prioritize all aspects of your health this year. Rather than focusing on those longer-to-achieve New Year's resolutions, experts recommend simple lifestyle improvements in the... Read More

Want to support your immune system? Explore all the unique flavors of citrus
(BPT) - Your health is top of mind, so you're always looking for simple ways to stay well, such as receiving vitamins through fresh citrus. To support your immune system, it's important to make mindful choices about what you eat, so you feel your best. Plus, eating wholesome foods like oranges prov... Read More

How to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your home [Infographic]
(BPT) - If someone in your house is sick, it's important to understand how you can limit the spread of the virus. Disinfection plays an important role in killing germs that might remain on surfaces. Clorox shares some simple steps you can take to help prevent infection in household members who are ... Read More

Your DNA could unlock doors to better health
(BPT) - Did you know that all human beings are 99.9% identical in their genetic makeup? The remaining 0.1% of your DNA can tell an important story - like why your hair is curly or straight, whether you love or hate the taste of cilantro, and your genetic ancestry and origins.Most importantly, your ... Read More

Got a case of winter doldrums? Yoga and meditation can help.
(BPT) - Suffering from a case of 'the blahs'?The holidays are over. Our get-up-and-go is more of a sit-there-and-stay. Those resolutions? Maybe not working out so much. The days are shorter. We're not getting as much sun. We're isolated, we're cold, we're crabby.Now what?Recent studies have shown t... Read More

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