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What You Should Know About Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Health
(BPT) - When you’re living with type 2 diabetes, there is a lot to think about when it comes to your health. Most people know that eating healthy, staying physically active, and following a prescribed treatment plan are important to successfully manage the disease. What many people may not know is ... Read More

Taking Control of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
(BPT) - For years, Susan struggled to use the stairs in her home, due to her osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain. The discomfort she felt when trying to walk up or down them was so unbearable that Susan and her husband were forced to sell their beloved home in order to find a ranch-style residence that w... Read More

Patient thanks her caregiver after successful transplant
(BPT) - The holiday season presents the opportunity to pause and express gratitude to those that have touched our lives. For former dialysis patient and recent kidney transplant recipient Ingrid Codrington, her biggest “thank you” is to a woman who changed her life when she needed it the most.The b... Read More

5 health evaluations you shouldn't put off
(BPT) - In the new year, lots of people will make resolutions to get healthier. When it comes down to it, no one is in charge of your health but you. Sure, you can use technology to track some health issues, but that will only get you so far. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to ensure you get ... Read More

Protein-Packed Breakfast Foods to Energize Your Busy Family During the Holiday Season
(BPT) - Families trying to navigate through a busy holiday season — whether it’s running to planned activities or hosting out-of-town guests — often engage in unhealthy breakfast habits or skip breakfast altogether. Studies show on-the-go families that eat a healthy, protein-packed breakfast can en... Read More

Living with Knee Pain - Regaining a Positive Outlook
(BPT) - Living with knee pain can become part of a daily routine for many, and some resign themselves to thinking it’s just part of the aging process. Often, people live with the pain for years and delay having important conversations with their doctors.According to a recent survey of more than 500... Read More

Go from red to red carpet ready in 30 minutes
(BPT) - Ruddy, red complexions or blotchy skin can mar your red carpet look, and there was little that could diminish this redness and erase broken blood vessels in time for your big event — until now. Beauty A-listers know that the secret to a flawless complexion is not just about camouflage makeu... Read More

Understanding the Risks and Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer
(BPT) - In 2018, an estimated 55,440 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Diagnoses during early stages of the disease have been shown to improve survival. Take a minute to learn about the risk factors and symptoms that may help lead to an earlier diagnosis. ... Read More

Celebrating Survivorship: Heart Attack Survivors are Not Alone
(BPT) - You’ll never forget that moment. Whether it impacted you or a loved one. It stopped you in your tracks and changed everything.Life after a heart attack can feel overwhelming. Survivors can feel vulnerable, afraid, or sometimes weak. And while every survivor’s journey is unique, the initial ... Read More

Revealed: The secret to ageless skin
(BPT) - Psst: Want in on a secret that can put the brakes on wrinkles and other signs of aging skin? Who doesn’t? More than 70 percent of us are bothered by fine lines and wrinkles, not to mention the skin texture and discoloration that come with advancing age, according to data from the American S... Read More

ASMR: The Incredible Impact of Sound and How It Affects Human Emotion
(BPT) - Maybe it is the rustle of canvas unfurling, or the sharp snipping of the stylist’s shears as they tidy up your bangs. Whatever it is, it resonates down your scalp and spine like a tuning fork. Certain noises can trigger the senses and make us feel a variety of ways. In fact, researchers are... Read More

Treatment with Novel Stroke Device Has 39-Year-Old Stroke Survivor Returning to Marathon Form
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What to Know When You Can't Go, So You Can Get Moving Again
(BPT) - No one likes to feel held back, and in today’s busy world, it’s hard to miss a beat. So imagine if you had a chronic condition that made you feel like you had to put your life on pause – yet, nobody understood the negative impact it had on your daily life. That’s what it can be like to live... Read More

Act now and learn about recommended cancer screenings
(BPT) - Cancer Screen Week is a public health initiative launched in 2017 by Genentech, the American Cancer Society, Stand Up To Cancer and Rally Health to elevate public awareness and foster understanding of the potentially lifesaving benefits of cancer screening. This year’s nationwide initiative... Read More

Look better in the buff: Get your sexy back without giving up everything you love
(BPT) - Looking sexy, svelte or built in your clothing is one thing. Looking better in the buff is a whole other ballgame. Clothing — even low-cut necklines, short-shorts or tight-fitting tees — can hide your flaws and accentuate your assets, but when you are nude, there’s nowhere — or way — to hid... Read More

Putting your best face forward: 5 holiday beauty tips
(BPT) - Now that the holiday season is here, you’ll likely be attending more parties, gatherings and social events than normal. After all, this is the season for celebrating with friends and family, while also meeting fun new people.As you relax and socialize, you’ll also want the confidence that c... Read More

Beat the Bah Humbug: 6 Tips to Relieving Holiday Season Stress
(BPT) - 'Tis the season! While the holidays are synonymous with peace, love and joy for many who celebrate, the holiday season can be filled with discomfort. According to the national “Beating the Holiday Burn” survey of 2,000 Americans 18 and older, from long to-do lists to disagreements with love... Read More

How You Can Take Control This Flu Season
(BPT) - The 2017-2018 flu season will unfortunately be remembered for years to come. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)[i], the 2017-2018 flu season was the only season to be classified as “high severity” across all age groups. In addition, there were an estimated nea... Read More

Empowerment through Positivity: The Journey of Two People with Brain Cancer
(BPT) - Pat Ponticelli is a 61-year-old retired registered dietitian living in Massachusetts and George “GJ” Gerner is a 30-year-old man living in New York and working in accounting. While their circumstances are very different, they both are facing glioblastoma (GBM), a rare and aggressive type of... Read More

Tips for Those Caring for a Loved One with Cancer
(BPT) - We are now well into November and entering the holiday season. The holidays are a time of year to cherish time with family and friends. It’s also a great time to recognize and give thanks to those who tirelessly provide care for those living with an illness, such as stomach cancer — the fif... Read More

Persistent respiratory symptoms could mean more than COPD
(BPT) - Patients experiencing the symptoms of a chronic condition often feel a sense of relief when their doctor provides a diagnosis. They are no longer left to wonder what’s wrong — there’s a name for what they’re feeling and a path forward to address it.But not everyone gets this lucky. For pati... Read More

Bullying prevention: 5 tips to encourage parent-child conversation
(BPT) - If you're a parent, you bring your kids to their annual checkups, get their teeth cleaned twice a year and help them eat well and get enough sleep. You do this to keep them physically healthy, but what about their mental health?  For parents, it can sometimes seem difficult to monitor and g... Read More

4 easy health hacks to stay tough this winter season
(BPT) - With never-ending holiday gatherings, travel, Sunday football tailgates and early morning snow-shoveling, everyone’s looking to stay strong and healthy this winter season. Along with colder temperatures, winter also brings a host of preventable sicknesses. In fact, the CDC estimates that th... Read More

Eating healthy, eating safe
(BPT) - You try to eat healthy, but the one thing you can’t control is who has been handling your food and whether they are practicing adequate food safety. Each year, foodborne illnesses sicken close to 50 million Americans and lead to more than 130,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. A lot of ... Read More

Laughing or crying uncontrollably? 6 signs you or your loved one may need to see a doctor
(BPT) - Laughing and crying are normal human responses to emotion, but when it becomes sudden, frequent, uncontrollable and doesn’t match how you feel, it might be a sign of a medical condition called PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA).1What is PBA?PBA causes uncontrollable laughing and/or crying that occur... Read More

Your health care options explained with this handy guide
(BPT) - When you're shopping for something, it's good to have options to help you decide on the best choice for you.This remains true when shopping for health care providers. However, determining which of the numerous health care options is right for you can be difficult. Like what's the difference... Read More

5 clever hacks to simplify any family's morning routine
(BPT) - Getting the family out the door on time every morning is no small feat. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, packing backpacks and making breakfast can quickly turn into chaos. Before you know it, you're running late and the kids haven't even eaten as you dash to the car.Stop dreadi... Read More

Farming program helps neighbors in rural America fight hunger
(BPT) - Although the United States produces much of the world's food, 48 million people in the country are food insecure, lacking access to enough food to sustain a healthy, active lifestyle. What's even more surprising is that many of the counties with the highest rates of food insecurity are loca... Read More


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