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(BPT) - Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for friends, family and good health in your life. If you are one of 25 million Americans affected by asthma1, you might not be feeling so grateful if you’re unable to find relief from your symptoms. However, for some, knowing they aren’t sufferin…

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(BPT) - More than 700,000 people in the U.S. suffer from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), also known as kidney failure. These patients often cope with multiple chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. They may also have financial difficulties, which limit their abilit…

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(BPT) - Everyone has their holiday favorites. From turkey and stuffing to eggnog and apple pie, these comfort foods signal time with family and friends as another busy year comes to a close. But for people living with type 2 diabetes, celebrating holiday traditions while trying to eat health…

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(NAPSI)—The majority of Americans are unaware of several major risk factors for cancer—most notably obesity, which will soon overtake smoking as the largest preventable cause of cancer in the United States. This is one of the many findings from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO…

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(BPT) - Summer seems to inspire people to work on their health and fitness goals, yet progress toward wellness objectives doesn’t have to pause when the weather turns cooler. Registered dietitian Amy Gorin and lifestyle expert Chassie Post offer some tips for staying on track with health goa…

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(BPT) - The holiday season is full of wonder and merriment, but in between the hustle and bustle, there are challenging moments that hit at the essence of what it means “to adult.” You can either say bah-humbug or build up the guts to conquer these holiday responsibilities … literally and fi…

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(NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of fatal opioid overdoses has quadrupled since 1999. A 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that every day, more than 1,600 young adults and about 3,100 adults aged 26 or older misuse a pain medicati…

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(StatePoint) If you prepped an emergency supply kit for your family, you most likely have the basics covered: batteries, first aid and non-perishable foods. Here are five often overlooked items that can help keep your family safe, comfortable and informed should the unexpected occur.

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(StatePoint) According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), approximately 30.3 million Americans are living with diabetes, which affects people of all ages.

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(BPT) - Liver cancer may be talked about less than other cancer types, but it claims the lives of nearly 29,000 Americans per year. In 2017, it is estimated that the number of diagnosed cases of liver cancer in the U.S. will rise to nearly 40,000. That is why monitoring everyday lifestyle ch…

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(BPT) - Feeling good about yourself these days? If so, you’re ahead of the game, since a recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world.

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(BPT) - While 48 million Americans have significant hearing loss, many of them do not wear a hearing aid. In fact, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 80 percent of people who would benefit from wearing a hearing aid do not wear one.

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(StatePoint) More than 100 million Americans will travel this holiday season, according to AAA estimates. Holiday travel can seem daunting, between flight delays and bumper-to-bumper traffic. What’s more, it has potential health impacts, including leg swelling and increased risk for cold and flu.

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(BPT) - Controlling the “ABCs of diabetes,” namely A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, is difficult enough, but when you add that second C — costly medications — it’s easy to see how one’s levels can spiral out of control very quickly.

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(BPT) - Chances are you know someone with type 2 diabetes (T2D) – whether it be a parent, cousin, neighbor or a co-worker. Yet, did you know that diabetes disproportionately affects the Hispanic community in the United States? In fact, nearly 16.9 percent of Hispanic-American adults in the U…

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(NAPSI)—It can be confusing and scary when someone first finds out that he or she has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a leading cause of death in the United States—but there are ways to keep living life to the fullest.

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(NewsUSA) - If you're like most Americans, you probably view benefits open enrollment as somewhat of a chore. After all, 67 percent of employees describe shopping for benefits as complicated, long or stressful according to the 2017 Aflac WorkForces Report.

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(NewsUSA) - Infertility can be a difficult topic to understand for couples trying to conceive a child. Many questions arise during the conception journey concerning health, timing, and fertility treatments. So where do most couples go for guidance and support?

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(BPT) - Results of a new study among pregnant women with impaired glucose intolerance during gestation (GIGT) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) — commonly known as gestational diabetes — show that eating pistachios may help manage blood sugar levels. The study is the first to evaluate t…

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(NAPSI)—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages patients and families to Be Antibiotics Aware by learning about safe antibiotic use. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people get infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. At least 23,000 die as a result.

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(StatePoint) Between all those holiday festivities and extra seasonal chores, it can be difficult to always stay on top of your health. Here are some easy ways to prioritize wellness this time of year.

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(StatePoint) As the end of the Medicare enrollment period approaches, new research shows that healthcare costs rank among the top living expenses seniors find hardest to afford. Yet, each year many seniors neglect to review their Medicare coverage to make sure they have the right plan for th…