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home : news : health and wellness September 20, 2020

After Her Unexpected Diagnosis, Danita Knew Her Sister’s Symptoms Required a Conversation With a Doctor
(BPT) - Shortness of breath. Heart palpitations. When Danita first noticed these occasional abnormalities, she didn't give them much thought. After all, she figured, aging and menopause can bring their fair share of physical changes, and the feelings would always go away.'I'd be walking around the ... Read More

Once a crisis moment, now a manageable situation: First autoinjector to treat severe hypoglycemia
(BPT) - As the country continues to navigate uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, it seems like there are new questions and decisions that pop up each day. What does heading back to school or work look like? How should my family commute in the safest way? How can I continue to minimize the risk of e... Read More

5 fall tips for protecting your pet’s health
(BPT) - Whether fall is when you switch out your exercise regimen or schedule your annual flu shot, staying healthy is at the top of most 'to do' lists right now. Just remember your four-legged family members when considering seasonal changes to your wellness program. Fall is the perfect time to ta... Read More

The benefits of biking for kids
(BPT) - For kids, biking is one of the gateways to growing up. Popular films and TV hits such as 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' and 'Stranger Things' highlight the joy a bike can bring as a fun way to explore or spend time kicking around the neighborhood. Yet, according to a study from the Outdoor In... Read More

Bridging the Gap: Tips for Young Adults with SCD Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care [Infographic]
(BPT) - In recognition of Sickle Cell Awareness Month, we take the opportunity to highlight the challenges young adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) face when transitioning from pediatric to adult medical care. SCD is a lifelong inherited blood disorder that mainly affects people of African ances... Read More

How to boost mood and memory at home
(BPT) - Society has become much better at recognizing the importance of mental wellness practices. It's now common knowledge that exercise, a healthy diet and quality sleep are essential to both physical and mental health. This is great progress, but many people overlook other ways to take care of ... Read More

Go with the flow: Why good circulation is important, especially now
(BPT) - When you think about circulation issues, cold hands and feet probably pop to mind. It's true that cold extremities are frequently the result of poor blood circulation, especially if you have anemia, arterial disease, diabetes or hypothyroidism. But as your blood travels all over your body, ... Read More

Premixed chemotherapy mitigates risks of drug exposure for healthcare workers
(BPT) - Medication is essential for cancer patients in treating their disease. However, there are inherent risks associated with compounding and administering chemotherapies for intravenous infusion. Risk mitigation is important for the well-being of healthcare workers who may be exposed to hazardo... Read More

Treat Your Allergy Symptoms from Home and Avoid COVID-19 Fears
(BPT) - If you're a seasonal allergy sufferer, there's never been a better time to get your symptoms correctly diagnosed, treated and under control.Why? Thanks to greater accessibility, it's easier than ever to take care of your symptoms from home, observing safe social distancing without having to... Read More

3 essential tips to keep families healthy this fall
(BPT) - For many families across America, fall is viewed as a time to reset and create new rituals, especially with key moments like back-to-school. We all know common routines have been disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which makes parenting more challenging than ever. This year, preventing ... Read More

Tips for the best back-to-school skin-care routine
(BPT) - It's that time of year again - the new school year is starting, and this year is like no other. Whether you've headed back into the classroom or you're continuing to learn remotely, this year presents new challenges for everyone. Amid all these changes, it's easy to get so busy that you don... Read More

Engage virtually for good health [Infographic]
(BPT) - Staying connected is essential to good physical and mental health. From letter writing to attending online performances, these ideas can help you to learn, relax and socialize virtually.... Read More

Now is a good time to head back to your allergist
(BPT) - Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many Americans have canceled or postponed non-emergency doctor visits. At first, practices were temporarily closed, but later patients avoided visits out of fear of exposure to COVID-19.In a Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll from May of this year, ... Read More

Tips to make the most of more time at home this fall
(BPT) - Between social distancing, quarantine, remote working and distance learning, it's likely you're at home more than you've ever been before. Add to this the change of seasons and dropping temperatures for the remainder of 2020 in most places across the country, and most families will be spend... Read More

How this KUWTK star is empowering people with migraine to Take Back their day
(BPT) - Khloé Kardashian has joined efforts with Biohaven Pharmaceuticals to launch the Take Back Today campaign to empower people with migraine to share their stories in a new online community.'Many people may not realize that I've been living with migraine since the sixth grade,' says Khloé Karda... Read More

Take Control of Your Health: 5 Steps You Can Take to Help Keep Your Family Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
(BPT) - SPONSORED BY MERCK - As we all adjust to new routines during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering how to help keep your family healthy. Here are five ways you can help protect your health, and the health of your family, during these uncertain times:1. Make (and keep) well-child appoi... Read More

Now more than ever, it is important to get a flu vaccine
(BPT) - Flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the United States yearly. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself, your family and your community from... Read More

How moms really feel about navigating the pandemic and discovering silver linings
(BPT) - They've become teachers overnight. They go beyond kissing the occasional bump to now being on-call nurses. They've learned new skills to serve as coaches and mentors. Moms' roles have evolved tremendously during the global pandemic as they're stepping up to meet new challenges and support t... Read More

Your optometrist has to do this, no matter what [Infographic]
(BPT) - Optometrists are required by federal law to give you a copy of your prescription - without you even having to ask for it. However, special interest groups and optometrists are trying to undo the Federal Trade Commission's unanimous ruling that ensures the protection of your vision care righ... Read More

Fighting Food Insecurity to Build a Brighter, Healthier Future
(BPT) - Access to nutritious foods is a key ingredient in overall health and well-being. Yet food security is the most commonly reported unmet social need in the United States.1 This need has grown into a crisis as the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the struggle in communities everywhere, raising th... Read More

How to use yoga to engage kids during remote learning
(BPT) - Full-time, hybrid and supplemental distance learning have become a fundamental part of education. This isn't just a big adjustment for students; parents and teachers face new challenges as well. Whether you are trying to meaningfully connect with students over Zoom, or stay engaged at home,... Read More

From deductibles to donuts: Key terms to know about Medicare Part D
(BPT) - Navigating the ins and outs of Medicare can be an intimidating experience if you're not familiar with certain terms.Medicare Part D, which helps cover prescription drug costs, has its own terminology. Medicare Annual Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, so now is a good time for a refres... Read More

Caregiver self-care: Tips to help address your emotional health
(BPT) - Caregiving for a loved one can put a strain on even the most resilient people. Add in the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic and it has the potential to feel challenging. This means that finding ways to thrive and continue to take care of your own well-being is more important than ever.... Read More

Get to know Medicare with these resources
(BPT) - Medicare's Annual Enrollment Period is almost here - the time (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7) when people can make changes to their Medicare coverage for the year ahead.Thankfully, there are tools and resources to help you navigate the process and select a plan to meet your needs. Here's a roundup of f... Read More

New to Medicare? Choosing coverage for next year? Know these key dates
(BPT) - When can you sign up for Medicare? When can you switch plans if your health needs have changed? Understanding Medicare's enrollment periods helps you get the coverage you need when you need it.If you're signing up for Medicare for the first time, your enrollment window is unique to you and ... Read More

Medicare Part D: Three factors that could save you money
(BPT) - Many people are surprised to find out that Original Medicare doesn't generally cover prescription drugs. For help with the cost of your medications, you can choose a stand-alone Part D plan or a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription drug coverage.With Medicare Annual Enrollment fast app... Read More

5 tips for remote caregiving during COVID-19
(BPT) - If you're one of the millions of caregivers in the United States, you know that COVID-19 - and the realities of social distancing and isolation - may complicate the day-to-day tasks of caregiving. But even now, it's important to remember that you can continue to make a positive impact on yo... Read More

Midday slump? How to stay alert during the day
(BPT) - You've probably felt it - that time of day when your brain gets foggy and you have trouble concentrating. All you can think of is taking a nap. For some, it happens right before or after lunch, for others in the late afternoon. You may reach for a caffeinated beverage or sugary snack to try... Read More

5 tips to help you thrive during stressful times
(BPT) - Life is unpredictable. Between these stressful times and your own personal challenges, you're probably dealing with more today than perhaps ever. Stress can throw your body, emotions and routine off course, but sometimes even the worst of situations can provide a silver lining. A recent sur... Read More

Medicare open enrollment help at no cost [Infographic]
(BPT) - Medicare open enrollment begins October 15. State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) provide free, in-depth, unbiased insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare-eligible individuals, their families and caregivers.... Read More

Tips for keeping your home pest-free this fall
(BPT) - Autumn is a wonderful time of year - leaves show brilliant colors, there's a refreshing crispness in the air - but, unfortunately, more bugs and rodents are finding their way into your home. As the season changes, insects and other critters are searching for places to hunker down for the co... Read More

Falling into home safety
(BPT) - While the crisp autumn air signals the change of seasons, it also brings fire safety risks associated with fall activities, such as getting cozy around a campfire and burning candles. While spending more time at home and cooking more indoors as cooler weather approaches, it is important to ... Read More

How healthy sleep can set students up for success
(BPT) - Healthy sleep is vital as students prepare for success in school. Yet, a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)* shows that many students are not getting enough sleep, according to more than half of American parents surveyed. No matter where classes are held - in-pers... Read More

Use these 5 annual insurance benefits before the end of 2020
(BPT) - Are you one of the 48% of adults who says they or someone in their household has postponed or skipped medical care due to the COVID-19 pandemic?1 If so, you may not have yet taken full advantage of your insurance benefits this year.Taking care of yourself is a critical component of maintain... Read More

The story of a family impacted by blood cancer
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Maintaining Hope While Navigating a Rare and Complex Urinary Cancer
(BPT) - At age 76, Jim Mulligan considered himself lucky as he had been healthy for most of his life - he was active and enjoyed traveling. After returning from a trip to Ireland with his wife, he wasn't feeling well and went in for a simple checkup, including a scan. Jim didn't think much of it un... Read More

Need Medicare? Easy ways to get the benefits you – or your loved ones – deserve
(BPT) - Some 60 million Americans receive Medicare benefits each year to help pay for health care and prescription drugs, according to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that runs the program. Yet, many don't get the right benefits for their health need... Read More

A Devastating Rare Tumor Many People Have Never Heard Of: One Woman’s Journey
(BPT) - For many women, a cesarean section can present numerous physical challenges. So, when Kayla Riggs, a chiropractor from Kansas, felt pain in her pelvic area nine months post-partum, she assumed it was related to the recent birth of her child. When the pain didn't relent, she went to a series... Read More

How to find safer alternatives to trendy European baby formulas
(BPT) - It's no secret how much research parents put into raising a child, especially when it comes to nutrition for their baby.In recent years, American parents have taken interest in European baby formulas, believing them to be purer and more nutritious. As these formulas are not approved by the ... Read More

Parenting an online student? 5 reasons to include exercise
(BPT) - As the pandemic continues, health experts and physicians are concerned that with home and online schooling replacing in-person curricula - including PE classes - our children may not be getting the physical activity they need to promote their health. And that may be a bigger deal than paren... Read More

Free Robot Companion Comforts Kids with Cancer [Infographic]
(BPT) - In 2018, Aflac debuted an innovation that revolutionized its 25-year, $146M commitment to childhood cancer research and treatment: My Special Aflac Duck®. Engineered with purpose to help kids cope with cancer, the duck can be ordered online by health care professionals free of charg... Read More

Is the Heat Causing My Dizziness, or Something Else?
(BPT) - As the country begins to emerge from the stay-at-home restrictions resulting from COVID-19, people are anxious to get back to life before lockdown. Even with some restrictions still in place, it's important for physical and emotional health to get outside and take in the fresh air. Now, wit... Read More

Chronic pain management can’t wait for the end of the pandemic
(BPT) - When COVID-19 halted all non-essential health services, it begged the question - what types of care can't be delayed? Treatment for chronic pain, for one. Not only is pain management essential care, it's even more critical during stressful times.The good news is the pandemic has inspired in... Read More

Know the facts about pulmonary fibrosis
(BPT) - Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a progressive and debilitating disease that leads to scarring of the lungs, with no known cure. Yet, while more than 200,000 Americans are living with the disease, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding causes, treatments, diagnosis and more. Th... Read More

How to use yoga to sleep better during the pandemic
(BPT) - Whether due to illness, altered work schedules, homeschooling or social distancing, COVID-19 has impacted us all personally. Stress levels are high, and the resulting anxiety makes it much harder to get a good night's rest. Despite the efforts of the $70 billion sleep-aid industry, many exh... Read More

Five warm weather tips for people living with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
(BPT) - In the United States, there are an estimated 140,000 adults living with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, or ADPKD.This is a rare, inherited, genetic disease that causes cysts to form in kidneys and progressively grow over time. As the cysts grow, a person's kidney function grad... Read More

Keep all kids safer by following these water safety tips
(BPT) - It might be heading toward the end of summer, but the weather is still warm around the country, and swimming to enjoy continued fun in the sun remains a warm-weather ritual that families love. Whether you're at a lake, beach - or this season in particular, due to the COVID-19 restrictions -... Read More

Simple steps for healthier, more vibrant skin during menopause
(BPT) - Lower levels of estrogen and collagen during menopause can cause dehydration, which leads to thinning, sagging, fine wrinkling and dryness, accelerating changes to the skin from head to toe. Houston-based Dermatologist Elizabeth Mullans, M.D., and Yale OB/GYN Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., offer t... Read More

How desk booking software can help colleges go back to school and businesses return to work
(BPT) - Since the COVID-19 pandemic, university administrators and employers alike are searching for ways to welcome people back safely. Their needs are complex: Higher education institutions must schedule for multiple buildings and even multi-campus environments while trying to maintain social dis... Read More

New Treatment Option for Those Looking to Help Stop Migraine Attacks Before They Start: Here’s What You Should Know
(BPT) - If you are one of the 39 million people affected by migraine in the U.S., you know that migraine is more than just a headache.1 Migraine can be a highly symptomatic and debilitating neurological disease that impacts three times as many women as men.2 Because migraines can be unpredictable, ... Read More

Taking Control of AFib: What You Can Learn from One Patient’s Journey
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5 car seat tips to keep your kids safe
(BPT) - From the moment your child is born, you do everything in your power to keep them safe. Most parents and caregivers know the importance of car seats for protecting children, but it's also important to make sure you are choosing and using them correctly. Free online resources can help.Child P... Read More

Maintaining oral health in the time of coronavirus
(BPT) - Since the beginning of the pandemic, many normal aspects of everyday life have been put on hold - including dental checkups. For months dental offices were closed, or available only for dental emergencies. Now dental offices are opening again, with new health and protocols to help protect p... Read More

Making Everyday Meals that Connect to Your Hispanic Heritage
(BPT) - Across the U.S., over half of consumers have reported cooking at home more often during the pandemic and 49% of consumers have reported eating together as a family more often due to COVID-19.1 In turn, Google searches for 'online cooking classes' have increased fivefold2 and 'cook with me' ... Read More

3 ways to boost eye health amid virtual learning
(BPT) - Whether students are attending class in person, virtually or a hybrid version of both, there's one thing everyone has in common: a lot more education will be happening digitally. Screens are a valuable tool in education, but they also can have health implications, including stress on the ey... Read More

Financial expert reveals top grocery store savings tips
(BPT) - Now more than ever, parents are struggling to provide for their families during these uncertain and challenging times. A recent survey conducted by the Brookings Institution finds 1 in 5 young children in the U.S. are not getting enough food during this pandemic, and food insecurity is risi... Read More

Don’t let COVID-19 Prevent Your Child’s Annual Doctor Visit
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the way of life in our state, in our country and across the world. In recent months, stay-at-home orders, mask wearing and social distancing measures have created a 'new normal,' and all of us have put activities on hold to reduce the spread of the virus.... Read More

The connection between protein and exercising
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How to stay safe during home DIY projects
(BPT) - Quarantine and social distancing means spending more time at home. This has inspired renewed interest in home improvement and DIY projects. While warm-weather months are ideal for many projects, they also can bring high temperatures and dangerous heat.Heat-related illnesses include heat str... Read More

Heart attacks and strokes don’t stop during a pandemic
(BPT) - During the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors across the nation are reporting a sharp decline in patients coming to the hospital for heart attacks and strokes. These conditions don't stop during a pandemic, and the decline has doctors worried that many people experiencing symptoms may not be seekin... Read More

5 common home pests and how to eliminate them
(BPT) - Who's enjoying your home the most, you or your household pests? Consider this: If you've seen just one pest, there could be hundreds that have been living in or around your home for at least a year.With more time spent at home and the summer heat often sending pests on a quest for cooler en... Read More

COVID-19 Impacts Treatment Access for Many with Serious Mental Illness — The Mental Health Ecosystem has Responded
(BPT) - Sponsored by Alkermes, Inc.COVID-19 presented new challenges that have taken a toll on our nation's collective mental health. In fact, nearly half of U.S. adults report that their mental health has been negatively impacted during the pandemic. As the pandemic wears on, the mental health bur... Read More

3 ways to bring compassion into your yoga practice
(BPT) - Yoga and service to others are two popular activities, but most people don't think about how much they have in common. Both activities enrich your life, connect you to the community, help you meet new people, and facilitate learning new ideas that can positively impact your world view. It's... Read More

Turning Skin Insecurity into Triumph: How to Face Up to Rosacea
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Tips to make hand washing fun and effective for the whole family
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How to care for your eyes while working from home
(BPT) - If you are one of the many people now working or attending school from home, you know that there are many challenges involved. One of the major changes to your life may be how much time you're now spending staring at a screen for hours at a time.If you're feeling the effects of increased ey... Read More

Detecting autism: What every parent should know about screening
(BPT) - For a child with autism, an early diagnosis is one of the most important steps to help them achieve their brightest possible future. That's why, even in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it's vital for families to look out for the signs of autism in young children and seek diagnosis and... Read More

How to help your children cope with the pandemic
(BPT) - By Dr. Bela Sood, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist and senior mental health policy professor at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.This pandemic is unlike anything we've ever experienced, so how can we help our children cope, especially when we're also feeling anxious? The key lies... Read More

Immunity Boost or Bust [Infographic]
(BPT) - Debunking the facts vs. fiction for optimal ways to boost immunity!... Read More

What you need to know before scheduling a well-child visit
(BPT) - Over the past several months, families have been helping stop the spread of COVID-19 and keeping their loved ones safe by staying home as much as possible. As communities across the country begin to reopen, you can help your child stay healthy by keeping any scheduled appointments for well-... Read More

4 ways the FTC’s new contact lens rule impacts you
(BPT) - Do you wear contact lenses? If so, then you should know about a new rule that would negatively impact you and the 45 million Americans who rely on contacts to see clearly.The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently finalized their Contact Lens Rule that creates new and unnecessary contact l... Read More

5 ways to protect your family – people and pets – from germs
(BPT) - -Chances are, you've developed all kinds of new routines to help keep your family safer and healthier due to the pandemic. However, many people have given less attention to the four-legged members of the family.While it appears that the likelihood of humans catching COVID-19 from animals is... Read More

How to start the best back-to-school routines
(BPT) - Back-to-school time can be exciting for kids, but it can also be a challenging transition for the whole family. This fall, whether your kids are back in the classroom or participating in remote e-learning, it helps to develop a routine that works - and then stick to it. In fact, trying out ... Read More

The latest in home fire safety
(BPT) - While the office, school and home now share one roof, keeping your house and family safe has never been more important. Thanks to enhanced safety technology, you can better protect against the threats of smoke, fire and carbon monoxide (CO), allowing you to go about your busy lifestyle with... Read More

A Psoriasis Journey: What Worked for Me
(BPT) - It all started during the lead-up to Allen's wedding, a less-than-ideal time to start experiencing red, flaky skin on his face. With plenty to focus on, he applied lotion and moved on. But the dry, itchy patches didn't go away. In fact, they started spreading to other visible areas of his b... Read More

Don’t wait until it’s too late to save your teeth! [Video]
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Top 5 ways to encourage your cat to drink more water
(BPT) - Water is an essential nutrient for humans - and it's the same for our pets as well. Cat owners might not know that felines are inefficient at drinking fluids compared to dogs or other pets, which can lead to dehydration or other issues."Although water is the most necessary nutrient for cats... Read More

Study finds 1 in 5 dogs has parasites: How to stop the spread of worms
(BPT) - If you're like 68% of dog owners, your pup has become even more of an emotional companion during the pandemic. You love your pup so you've stayed on top of tick and flea medication and are trying to remain diligent in scheduling annual exams with your veterinarian. But even great dog owners... Read More

The value of COVID-19 testing [Infographic]
(BPT) - Highly accurate COVID-19 testing is key to reopening communities, businesses and the economy. There are numerous tests to detect the virus or antibodies to the virus; however, only a few are highly accurate. With the right tests at the right time for the right person, we can make informed d... Read More

Yogic breathing techniques support respiratory health
(BPT) - Because it happens automatically, you probably don't put much thought into your breathing. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought focused attention to respiratory health. Conscious breathing - the yoga practice of pranayama - can help support respiratory health, mental wellness and the ... Read More

4 simple ways to keep indoor air fresh at all times
(BPT) - Americans today are more focused on cleaning and sanitization - not to mention the air they breathe - than ever. Indoor air quality has already been a growing concern in the United States for some time. According to a study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, indoor a... Read More

How A Very Low Blood Sugar Emergency Changed One College Student’s Mind About Being Rescue Ready
(BPT) - Sponsored by Eli Lilly and CompanyIt was Valentine's Day weekend when Emily Marcum's parents traveled from Nevada to New York City to visit their daughter. Emily had always dreamed of living in New York, and that dream came true when she was accepted to study elementary education at Queens ... Read More

Want to Impact Cancer Care Beyond Medicine? 5 Reasons to Apply for the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize
(BPT) - Sponsored by Astellas Oncology Anyone who has been impacted by cancer knows that cancer care is complex - in addition to medicine, we need to find solutions to the everyday challenges within the cancer care journey. That's why Astellas Oncology launched the C3 (Changing Cancer Care) Prize i... Read More

Heart Valve Disease: 5 Questions to Consider Before Treatment
(BPT) - More than five million Americans are impacted by heart valve disease each year. Of those, 1.5 million suffer from aortic stenosis, which occurs when the aortic valve does not open properly and affects how oxygen-rich blood leaves the heart with each beat. This increases pressure within the ... Read More

Protecting your eyesight against the silent advance of glaucoma
(BPT) - 'Will I go blind?' It's a frightening thought that most people have when they are first told they have glaucoma.'Patients are almost always concerned that they are going to lose their vision,' says Andrew Iwach, M.D., executive director of the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco. 'The good new... Read More

4 reasons why pre-planning your funeral Is the best gift you can give your kids
(BPT) - Death and dying can be a challenging subject to broach, even with loved ones. No one likes to consider the possibility of losing a mother or father, and parents don't want to leave their children in a predicament during incredibly challenging times. As parents, the best gift to give your ch... Read More

Meet the voice-activated diabetes expert for free 24/7 help and support
(BPT) - Managing insulin-dependent diabetes is no easy task. Often, people living with diabetes could really use an expert close by who can answer questions and motivate them to stay on their management plans. Now, that someone is Sulli the Diabetes Guru.Sulli the Diabetes Guru, a new, free voice-a... Read More

More Lives are at Risk Now – And Not Just Due to COVID-19
(BPT) - Many Americans have adjusted to a 'new normal' during the COVID-19 pandemic, from embracing takeout, avoiding crowds and mastering virtual get-togethers to delaying elective healthcare procedures. Yet at least one important thing hasn't changed: if you experience a serious health condition,... Read More

Finding Support After an NTM Lung Disease Diagnosis: Facing Challenges with a Care Team and Loved Ones
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Find peace during pandemic uncertainty with Kundalini yoga and meditation
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has made the world far more uncertain. It's impacted our work and finances, our relationships, and of course, our physical and mental health. Finding the sense of surety we all crave is almost impossible, which leads to stress, anxiety and powerlessness that drains us ... Read More

Have Epilepsy? Bring Up These 5 Topics In Your Next Medical Appointment.
(BPT) - Have you ever left your doctor's appointment and realized that you forgot to ask some important questions? If you have epilepsy, speaking up is key to creating a true partnership with your healthcare provider to help achieve your personal and health goals. However, many people still strugg... Read More

A Different, More Severe Form of Asthma. GSK’s Doctor Nestor A. Molfino, Shares Signs You May Be Living With Severe Asthma and an Option to Manage the Condition
(BPT) - This content was sponsored by GSK.Not all asthma is the same. It is estimated 1 in 13 people in the U.S. have asthma, and of those, 5 to 10 percent have severe asthma.Generally, asthma can be controlled through prescribed medication; however, people living with severe asthma have a more dif... Read More

Face the facts: Survey reveals common skincare misconceptions and mistakes
(BPT) - Do you associate a 'squeaky clean' feeling with an effective cleanse? Do you believe the more a cleanser foams, the better it works? Have you ever used dish soap to clean your face?If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're not alone, but according to a top dermatologist, these a... Read More

5 Tips for parents to be the best backyard coaches possible
(BPT) - With so many youth leagues cancelled this year, families across the country are missing the time spent together during the athletic season. Fortunately, even though the official season may not have happened, you can still inspire your children to enjoy the benefits of the game.While on-fiel... Read More

How to keep youth active outdoors – and safe – this summer
(BPT) - While this has been a challenging year with many youth sports leagues and activities in play at limited capacity or canceled entirely, the good news is there are still plenty of ways kids can stay active and healthy.Healthcare professionals agree that physical activity is critical for child... Read More

How to take charge of your health: 9 tips to try
(BPT) - Women have the power to proactively take control of their feminine health during all stages of life from the first period through post-partum, during perimenopause and beyond.Maria Sophocles, MD, OB/GYN, the Medical Director of Women's Healthcare of Princeton, offers these tips to help chan... Read More

The pandemic’s financial (and emotional) toll on Americans
(BPT) - Unfortunately, no matter how hard some people work to be financially responsible, obstacles outside their control can sometimes prevent a person's ability to keep up. In fact, Prudential's 2020 Financial Wellness Census found that both before and during the pandemic, nearly half of American... Read More

3 ways families can better prepare for the school year
(BPT) - The beginning of a new school year always means change, but this back-to-school season will look a bit different. Whether students are taught virtually or in a classroom environment, it will create challenges for teachers, families and kids alike. Kleenex® brand child wellness exper... Read More

What every parent needs to know about myopia
(BPT) - Did you know school vision exams can miss up to 75% of children's vision problems such as myopia, or nearsightedness? Even vision tests given by your child's pediatrician are not as comprehensive as an exam by an eye doctor, and can miss crucial early signs of eye disease.Myopia, a conditio... Read More

How does telehealth really compare to in-person health care?
(BPT) - Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the adoption of telehealth services has been on the rise and people are turning to digital technology more than ever to address their personal health care needs without having to leave their homes.But while many have begu... Read More

New Treatment Options Offer Hope for Those with Small Cell Lung Cancer
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I thought shingles was an old person’s disease: What everyone 50+ needs to know about this disease
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How to have a happy and hydrated kid
(BPT) - We're in the thick of the dog days of summer, and as the temperature continues to swelter, don't forget to start thinking about how to help keep your kids hydrated. Sounds easy, right? You might be surprised. According to the American Journal of Public Health,* 1 in 2 kids is underhydrated.... Read More

Programs Available to Help People with Diabetes Afford Insulin
(BPT) - It's no secret that many people with diabetes are struggling to afford their insulin.Chances are you may know one of them. That's because more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes.1 Some of these people may have health insurance, some may not. Others may be facing new financial ... Read More

How to help maintain your immune system with fermentation
(BPT) - No matter what season or time of year, we all know the importance of a healthy immune system and the central role it plays in overall well-being. While sleep, healthy eating and a balanced lifestyle are all essential for a healthy immune system, clinical studies show fermented supplements a... Read More

5 Simple Ways to Dig into a More Plant-Based Diet
(BPT) - If you're considering a more veggie-forward diet or have incorporated a plant-based approach to meal planning in recent years, you're not alone. According to an OnePoll study, one-third of Americans now consider themselves 'flexitarians' and more than half of Americans are currently trying ... Read More

6 cherry-licious health benefits to preserve year-round
(BPT) - It's hard to beat summertime and its boon of fresh produce harvested at the peak of flavor, from farm-fresh vegetables to sun-ripened superfruits like sweet cherries. A surge in sweet cherry research in recent years has uncovered six health-promoting benefits packed into these snackable tre... Read More

Protect your child’s health: Don’t delay well-child visits
(BPT) - Over the past several months, families have been helping stop the spread of COVID-19 and keeping their loved ones safe by staying home as much as possible. As communities across the country begin to reopen, you can help your child stay healthy by keeping any scheduled appointments for well-... Read More

How Americans can save on prescription costs
(BPT) - Did you know prescriptions cost more in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world? If you or a loved one need daily medications, you may already know about the high cost of prescription drugs.Access to affordable prescription drugs is an even more vital concern due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More

When You Should Take Notice of Those Unexplained Joint Problems and See Your Doctor
(BPT) - Joint issues, which can be experienced in the form of pain, stiffness, swelling, clicking, numbness and more, can be very debilitating and have a significant impact on daily life. As joint pain and other issues can be caused by several conditions, some people may live with their symptoms fo... Read More

Your eyes are a window to your health: Why you need regular exams
(BPT) - Like many Americans, you may be putting off regular health appointments like eye exams because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, your optometrist may have been closed for some time, depending on where you live.It may seem less urgent to have an eye exam if you're not experiencing visio... Read More

Saving Babies' Lives – The Importance of Newborn Screening in all 50 States for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Leading Genetic Cause of Infant Death
(BPT) - Regina Philipps' son, Shane, was born a happy, healthy and strong baby - holding his head up on his own, rolling, and pushing himself up on his arms. But at six months old, Regina noticed something might be wrong.'He started moving less, and some of the strength he had seemed to be disappea... Read More

4 Ways to Boost Immunity Through the Gut Microbiome
(BPT) - Everyone's heard the phrase 'trust your gut' but ever wonder where the saying comes from? One could argue that it comes from an age-old belief that the gut is a powerful human function with a mind of its own. It's made up of trillions of microbes, more than 1,000 species of bacteria and mil... Read More

At-Home Acne Mistakes to Avoid
(BPT) - Spending more time at home has shifted the way we solve our problems. More than ever, people are turning to online platforms and social media, like YouTube and Instagram LIVE, as primary resources for mastering new skills and finding solutions. However, some problems are more complicated th... Read More

Summer’s Hidden Health Concern
(BPT) - Face mask? Check. Hand sanitizer? Check. Sunscreen? Hmm. If you're busy worrying about how to avoid the coronavirus, you may not have thought much about your skin health. And you're not alone. Thirty-nine percent of Americans say they are so focused on handwashing and avoiding germs that th... Read More

Having Heavy Menstrual Bleeding? It Might Be Uterine Fibroids. Here’s What You Need to Know.
(BPT) - Sponsored by AbbVie'Normal' Versus Heavy Menstrual BleedingWhen does menstrual bleeding stop being 'normal' and start being considered heavy? Doctors often use the following examples as signs of heavy bleeding: bleeding that lasts more than seven days, bleeding that soaks through one or mor... Read More

Handwashing Tips For People With Eczema And Other Skin Conditions
(BPT) - Pfizer SponsoredIf you are one of the 31.6 million people in the United States living with some form of eczema, continual handwashing and sanitizing to avoid spreading illness this season might be a source of added stress and anxiety, as this can dry out your skin and cause eczema to flare.... Read More

What’s the Secret to Getting the Best Skin of Your Life?
(BPT) - Your skin is your body's largest organ, which means that it needs extra care every day to keep it in tip-top shape, whether that means avoiding sun exposure, not smoking, limiting your consumption of Merlot, drenching your skin with hyaluronic acid, or exfoliating weekly. But these good hab... Read More

An Unexpected Diagnosis – the Risks of Underestimating Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
(BPT) - James Whelan is a performer. As a lifelong musician, he has spent most of his life writing music in his studio or out performing for a crowd. But a life devoted to art came to a screeching halt with a startling and sudden diagnosis: a skin cancer called cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CS... Read More

The push to the suburbs drives demand for smaller, flexible space away from cities
(BPT) - As businesses strive to carry on normal operations during COVID-19, many are seeking smaller, suburban work areas that let their employees find meaningful connections while avoiding crowded buildings, throngs of people and long, stressful commutes to the city.Companies are already enabling ... Read More

To beat COVID-19, science must lead the way: An inside look at the development of a vaccine
(BPT) - Around the world, more than 10 million people have been infected with COVID-19, more than a half million have died, and thousands are still diagnosed daily. In an effort to stop its spread and eradicate COVID-19 forever, the global scientific community has been working together to develop a... Read More

5 steps companies might consider before reopening their office spaces
(BPT) - Sponsored by Office DepotAfter weeks of having employees work remotely whenever possible, many organizations are developing plans to reopen their physical workplaces. For many business leaders, this is a challenging time as they try to determine how to reconfigure their offices after quaran... Read More

Roadway safety on the weekends [Infographic]
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How are we equipping students to succeed in science?
(BPT) - Scientists across the world are charging forward in the fight to prevent and treat COVID-19. And they're harnessing the latest tech and science as they press down on the accelerator at a speed unattainable to date.But another fight is also playing out during this unprecedented challenge: th... Read More

A Police Sergeant Fights Crime and a Chronic Disease - Plaque Psoriasis
(BPT) - When he was younger, Eli knew he wanted to become a police officer and fight crime in his community. Today, he gets to do just that as a police sergeant in Mesa, Arizona. Yet, when he was younger and preparing for his law enforcement career, he did not suspect that he'd be fighting an equal... Read More

Healthcare heroes you haven’t heard about
(BPT) - As the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are eager to celebrate healthcare workers on the front lines who cope with the disease every single day. You've probably heard countless stories of the amazing acts of kindness and courage exhibited by the doctors, nurses a... Read More

4 tips from a dermatologist to keep skin protected during backyard summer fun
(BPT) - Summer is here, which means fun outdoor activities for kids will fill the long, sunny days. While the season is typically marked by family vacations and trips to the beach, new memories can be created right in the backyard or driveway! When used to its fullest potential, your outdoor space ... Read More

How self-determination is changing elderly and disability care in the age of COVID-19
(BPT) - The threat of COVID-19 in nursing homes and assisted living facilities has led elderly individuals and people with disabilities or underlying health conditions to seek safer administration of their care. For some, the most desirable place to receive ongoing services is in their own homes. A... Read More

Staying secure beyond National Home Safety Month
(BPT) - Assessing and updating your home's security measures should be a year-round focus for homeowners. While timely reminders, such as National Home Safety Month, are great for encouraging immediate action, these considerations should remain top-of-mind 365 days of the year.Data collected in rec... Read More

Thinking about a road trip? How to get back behind the wheel safely
(BPT) - As the nation considers a safe and socially-distant return to work and travel, states are loosening restrictions on stay-at-home orders. As your car may have sat relatively idle over the last few months, the following tips can help ensure your vehicle is ready when you are, while you, the d... Read More

Caregiver Fatigue in a Global Pandemic
(BPT) - The past few months have been a challenging time for all of us. As difficult as COVID-19 has been for the general population, people serving in a caregiving role - whether in the long term for someone living with a disease or injury or short term for someone who has contracted COVID-19 - ar... Read More

Patient with kidney disease feels hopeful at home during COVID-19 pandemic
(BPT) - For the last three years, Terry McCallum, 75, has been receiving dialysis treatments from the comfort of his home. When he initially considered the change from in-center hemodialysis (ICHD) to peritoneal dialysis (PD), it was because he was having a hard time adjusting to dialysis and exper... Read More

Expert tips to help people living with diabetes prepare for low blood sugar events
(BPT) - People living with diabetes know that the condition comes with highs and lows - especially when it comes to managing blood sugar. For those on insulin, blood sugar can get so low that it's considered a medical emergency (known as severe hypoglycemia or a very low blood sugar emergency). Thi... Read More

Worried you may have COVID-19? Here’s what you can do
(BPT) - Whether you've had exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms you're worried about, or you belong to a vulnerable population (such as being over 65), you may be worried. You also may be unsure about how or where to get tested. It's understandable that you may have c... Read More

Taking on lung cancer is worth the fight
(BPT) - You have cancer.Three small words that impact a person in a very big way. For advanced lung cancer patients, the emotional response to a diagnosis can be especially complex as lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths - each year, more people in the U.S. die of lung cancer t... Read More

Mental health on the farm: Don't let pride stand in the way of getting help
(BPT) - American farm life is often portrayed with images of a happy family, healthy animals, sunshine and green fields. Working in agriculture is a source of pride for many people, but reality is not as perfect as the commercials and storybooks.In fact, depression and anxiety on the farm are press... Read More

If you’re taking blood thinners and fear bleeding risks, staying educated and talking to your doctor can help
(BPT) - For many people today, anticoagulants or blood thinners are a normal part of everyday life. In fact, it's estimated that more than eight million people in the U.S. use these medications daily to prevent dangerous blood clots.1 Blood thinners are life-saving medications, but as with any medi... Read More

How to get paid sick leave if you fear you have COVID-19
(BPT) - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workers everywhere have struggled with what to do about their jobs if they have symptoms they fear may be due to the coronavirus.For essential workers, and for those whose workplaces are beginning to open up again, this is a very real dilemma. If you've got sym... Read More

7 ways technology can help you make the most of your summer
(BPT) - With summer upon us and travel plans likely on hold, it's time to figure out what's on your family's summer bucket list. Whether it's learning a new language, reading one book a week or exploring your culinary skills, there are many different ways a smart home with Amazon Alexa can make thi... Read More

Cervical cancer screening: 3 things every woman should know
(BPT) - Women's health can be complex, and every woman has unique considerations and needs. Well-women exams are an important time to bring up these needs and take proactive steps to protect your health, including important testing for things like cervical cancer.Results from a new survey conducted... Read More

Calling all COVID-19 survivors: Now you could help others defeat it.
(BPT) - Time is of the essence.If you or someone you know has recovered from COVID-19, the vital antibodies in your blood plasma could be used to help another patient fight off the disease or to create a medicine to potentially treat it.Please join us to unite against COVID-19 by donating your plas... Read More

Reinstating Trust in the COVID-19 Testing Process
(BPT) - Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needed to act at an incredible speed to determine how much of the U.S.... Read More

Probiotics: Expert insight on what this good bacteria can do for you
(BPT) - A common misconception is that all bacteria are bad; however, there are thousands of different strains of bacteria, both good and bad, and many of the good bacteria can actually support health and wellness. The digestive system is an example of where 'good bacteria' can make a difference."I... Read More

Sweet relief! 4 reasons to reach for fresh cherries when coping with stress
(BPT) - Stress is a common part of anyone's life, and individuals have long sought natural remedies to alleviate it. Surveys have shown that Americans are turning to plant-based diets for reasons such as improving overall well-being and mood, and with good reason. Many fruits and vegetables contain... Read More

Tips for staying safe as society opens [Video]
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Parenting pain is prevalent, majority of moms and dads are suffering [Infographic]
(BPT) - Being a parent is one of the greatest joys in life, but it's no secret - raising children can be hard. Besides the stress and worry, it can also take a physical toll on the body. In fact, a majority of moms and dads suffer from pain related to parenting, according to new research commission... Read More

Tips for millennials to improve overall wellness
(BPT) - Improving wellness is all about eliminating the negative, focusing on the positive and taking steps to live your best life. Embracing a mind, body and spirit approach to wellness can be the best way to enhance your general well-being and experience the world on your own terms. And it can be... Read More

The water is open: 5 tips to relax and recharge on a boat this summer
(BPT) - Looking to get away this summer while social distancing? With annual traditions such as camps and sporting events cancelled, the best way to seek relief and recharge with your loved ones may be to 'Get On Board' for a summer on the water. Recent data suggests that interest in fishing and bo... Read More

Feeling lonely? How to manage mental health challenges during social isolation
(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. As millions of people around the country practice social distancing and are staying at home for weeks on end, many people may find themselves feeling lonely and alone, maybe even anxious or uneasy, for the first time.Ot... Read More

New Survey Shows COVID-19 is Having a Significant Impact on the Mental Health of America’s Frontline Healthcare Providers and First Responders [Infographic]
(BPT) - New national survey shows nearly three in four healthcare providers feel their job is putting the lives of their family at risk because of the coronavirus (73%).... Read More

Must-haves to ease your body after your fitness routine [Video]
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How to lose the Quarantine 15 and reach your body goals
(BPT) - If you're like most of us, you may have drifted away from a healthy eating plan during self-quarantine to help you cope better with the stress of it all. In particular, nutritionists say that it's normal to crave sweets, salty or fatty foods, and carbs for a quick energy boost as these comf... Read More

Coping with serious mental illness during challenging times
(BPT) - Jason was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2004 and now lives with schizoaffective disorder. As a way of coping with his day-to-day symptoms during COVID-19, he has developed a strong daily routine and treatment plan. Here, he shares his perspective.The outbreak of coronavirus has rocked my ... Read More

5 tips: Now's a prime time for a car seat safety review
(BPT) - Although many families aren't driving as much these days, it's always important to make sure you are keeping your kids as safe as possible in the car.Now that we're spending more time at home, this is a good time for parents and caregivers to brush up on expert advice for choosing, installi... Read More

Have Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis? 5 Things You Should Know
(BPT) - Relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) begins with a malfunctioning immune system.1 Among MS patients, the immune system allows immune cells to move out of the lymph nodes into areas of the body where they don't belong: parts of the central nervous system (CNS).1These immune cells attack and dam... Read More

Family Finds Gratitude and New Hope through Experience with a Rare Childhood Condition
(BPT) - When Cooper Norris was just two years old, his pediatrician noticed some freckling and café au lait spots on his back. The pediatrician told his parents, Kirsta and Michael, they would need to monitor this. But by age four, Cooper had developed a lump on the left side of his neck. An ultras... Read More

Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Serious, Sometimes Unheard of Lung Disease
(BPT) - Currently, when people experience shortness of breath and/or a cough, they may think of COVID-19. However, if those symptoms are chronic, it could be a warning sign of another condition: pulmonary fibrosis (PF).PF is a debilitating lung disease that remains largely unknown, yet 50,000 new c... Read More

Managing glaucoma from home
(BPT) - Did you know that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide?1 If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with this debilitating disease, you're probably aware of the need for consistent eye care and attention to your disease management plan.However, due to the COVID-19 pand... Read More

What COVID-19 Antibody Tests Are, and How You Can Be Certain of Their Results
(BPT) - Antibody testing has become a focal point for policymakers and consumers alike in the ever-evolving conversation around managing the SARS-CoV2 pandemic. As of June 4, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), which means the test was rev... Read More

Finding unity under the American flag during COVID-19
(BPT) - Some moments are etched in our national memory - and the American flag stands at the center of them. Six U.S. Marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima during World War II. Buzz Aldrin saluting the flag on the moon's surface in 1969. Three New York firefighters hoisting the flag above the rubb... Read More

4 smart steps to manage cat allergens at home
(BPT) - As millions of Americans spend unprecedented amounts of time at home, it also means spending unprecedented amounts of time with their pets. And for cat owners who have sensitivities to cat allergens, this can create unforeseen challenges.According to a recent study by the Human Animal Bond ... Read More

Finding Strength in Weakness: Living with Myasthenia Gravis
(BPT) - 'I tell people it feels like when you're drunk, but without the alcohol. So that means you can't see straight, you can't walk straight, you can't talk. You're wobbly and all over the place. That's how I feel when I am having a myasthenia gravis flare up.'Leah Gaitan-Diaz was 40 years old wh... Read More

From victory gardens to garage greatness: 5 big jobs to tackle for summer
(BPT) - Summer is here, and that means it's time to tackle the big outdoor tasks.The importance of getting work done is especially true in this season of social isolation, when Americans are enjoying their homes' outdoor spaces more than ever. Outdoor work may require some extra sweat and elbow gre... Read More

Communities assist frontline medical workers: How you can help
(BPT) - During the pandemic, healthcare workers are being challenged like never before. Coping with this emergency has taken a toll on hospital staff around the country - and communities are stepping up efforts to help with donations of goods and services that provide immediate support, sometimes i... Read More

Shining a Light on Hidradenitis Suppurativa, a Chronic Inflammatory Skin Condition
(BPT) - A person's early 20's are supposed to be a time for exploring new opportunities, not a time to isolate while struggling with painful bumps in sensitive areas of the body.But that was Athena's story. The bumps first appeared during puberty. Assuming they were pimples, she didn't do anything ... Read More

Four things to consider when rescheduling elective surgery
(BPT) - For the past few months, patients around the country have had to postpone elective surgery due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you're one of them, you're probably wondering when you may hear from your doctor about rescheduling that surgery. As states begin easing restrictions, hospitals and cl... Read More

Making the most of workplace benefits
(BPT) - Quite often, it is not until we have experienced a difficult situation like an accident, illness or COVID-19-related events that we start to appreciate employer-provided benefits like disability insurance and leave policies that protect income and jobs. According to a recent MetLife disabil... Read More

Fuel your fitness at home: 5 tips and tricks
(BPT) - Face it, finding time to achieve your fitness goals while balancing work and home life can be a struggle. However, while many people are spending more time at home, here's a great opportunity to start fresh with a new fitness routine.Here are some helpful tips for helping you live your best... Read More

Flourishing in 6 dimensions: How to choose a senior living facility
(BPT) - 'Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can,' wrote Danny Kaye, beloved Hollywood performer. Kaye's advice certainly reflected his colorful career. It's true that the more one expands one's palette of experiences, the more vibrant life becomes.As you evalua... Read More

Concerned about asthma and allergies during COVID-19?
(BPT) - Allergy season is causing congestion, coughing, itchy eyes and other classic symptoms for people across the country. However, this year brings new concerns as COVID-19 has dramatically impacted everyone's lives, and people with asthma and allergies have many questions."With the coronavirus ... Read More

New campaign offers resources for thyroid cancer patients
(BPT) - Every year in the United States, more than half a million people with a thyroid nodule undergo testing to determine whether they have thyroid cancer. Recent research has shown that many of these patients aren't fully informed about the possible outcomes of this testing and don't know what q... Read More

Financial anxiety weighing on your mental health? Try these tips
(BPT) - The global coronavirus pandemic has caused emotional distress and financial upheaval for people around the world. Many Americans are dealing with daunting issues that could jeopardize their financial future, whether it's unexpected health care costs, unemployment and loss of income, the mar... Read More

Three Things to Know About Gout Today
(BPT) - 3-D imaging shows uric acid build up in a person with gout. Used with permission.1Sponsored by Horizon TherapeuticsAn estimated 9 million Americans are living with gout,2 but despite its prevalence, many misconceptions keep people from prioritizing getting the help they need to address this... Read More

5 simple ways to protect the ocean
(BPT) - It's sometimes easy to get caught up in how vast the ocean is, but we need to be reminded of its importance and vulnerability. The ocean contains up to 80% of life on Earth, and provides an important source of fish protein to more than 3 billion people on our planet. To celebrate National O... Read More

Help is out there for struggling pet owners
(BPT) - In uncertain times, there is one source of comfort we can all agree upon, and it is the unconditional love provided by our beloved four-legged friends. Pets are family and are there for us when we need it most. And when tragedy strikes a family member, whether through a natural disaster, do... Read More

Living with Huntington’s Disease: One woman’s journey
(BPT) - When Ashley Fajardo tested positive for the Huntington's disease gene at 18 years old, she was devastated but not surprised. Having lost her mother to the rare genetic disorder five years earlier, she knew her odds for having the gene were high.'It's a terminal illness so of course I was sa... Read More

A dermatologist debunks top sunscreen excuses
(BPT) - As routines shift, people often have to make behavioral changes to adapt to their new daily schedules, which can come with excuses. Whether it's learning to cook healthy meals more frequently, adapting to outdoor exercise or adjusting a skincare regimen, people tend to make excuses as they ... Read More









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