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(BPT) - While overall visits to hospital emergency rooms have dropped since the COVID-19 pandemic began, visits to the ER for certain product-related injuries have risen over the past year. According to a new report, some types of risks for injury have actually increased since most Americans…

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(BPT) - People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Some are healthy volunteers who want to contribute to moving science forward, and others are coping with an illness or disease and want to receive the newest treatment options and additional care from clinical staff. Yet…

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(BPT) - A growing number of children are practicing yoga. In 2012, 3.1% of American children were taking yoga classes, and that number more than doubled to 8.4% in 2018. With many schools and parents embracing at-home yoga classes to give kids a physical outlet during distance learning, it’s…

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(Family Features) When Judie Burrows, an adventurous, retired teacher, broke her hip during a bicycle accident, her family trusted the doctors and the hospital. They were not worried about a routine hip surgery.

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(Family Features) To take care of your heart, it’s important to know and track your blood pressure. Millions of Americans have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, but many don’t realize it or aren’t keeping it at a healthy level.

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(Family Features) As seasons change, there’s often a great deal of shuffling and movement, including common allergy triggers like trees, pollen, mold spores, dust and dander along with pesky sinus pressure. Combined with changes in barometric pressure and weather patterns bouncing up and dow…

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(Family Features) Nasal congestion, due to colds or seasonal allergies, affects almost everyone at some point. This year, with both seasonal allergies and COVID-19 running rampant, it may be especially difficult to pinpoint what’s causing congestion. For those with chronic nasal congestion t…

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(Family Features) Eating a balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner each day is an important part of maintaining a healthy diet, but what you eat between mealtimes can have just as much of an impact.

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(Family Features) A budget is one of the most important financial tools in your arsenal, but budgeting isn’t one size fits all. In order to be successful, your budget should reflect your income and spending, but also your desires and need to live a balanced life.

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(Family Features) As both commuters and tourists return to the roads this year, they'll likely find even more commercial trucks, which are currently moving freight at unprecedented levels amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many people often wonder how safe those 80,000-pound tractor-traile…

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(Family Features) With more people getting vaccinated, many are looking forward to reuniting with loved ones and making up for lost vacation time. However, budget is often a primary concern when planning a trip.

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(BPT) - While Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative conditions second only to Alzheimer’s, one might assume that the disease is well understood. Many people recognize the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, like tremors at rest, loss of balance and difficulty moving…

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(BPT) - How long has it been since you got to indulge in your favorite getting ready routine before a fun night out? For over a year now, many simple pleasures have been put on hold — like going out to places you love, celebrating special occasions and even just hanging out with your friends…

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(BPT) - Did you know there are almost 437,000 children and youth in foster care? According to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, 45% of foster children are living in non-relative foster family homes, and they may spend an average of 20 months in foster care. The average …

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(NAPSI)—There could be promising news for the more than six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the people who care for them. The Problem Although nearly one in every three people will eventually be afflicted and it’s the third leading cause of death of older adults in the …

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(NewsUSA) - Are you doing all you can to reduce your risk? Research shows people with elevated #triglycerides have 35% more cardiovascular events compared to people with normal triglyceride levels who are on statins. Fish oil dietary supplements and some commonly used medications, like fibra…

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(NewsUSA) - Although COVID-19 continues to grab the health headlines, women in particular should not lose sight of a chronic problem -- heart disease.

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(NewsUSA) - After a year like no other, we are beginning to see glimpses of a return to our pre-pandemic lives. Public health guidance and scientific advances mean we are trickling back into our favorite restaurants, joining together to share meals, and toasting to a year of missing family a…

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(StatePoint) Collectively, we’ve all paused to assess and adjust as we navigate a new normal amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, yet understandably, this has included a pause in consistent medical care for some. Nearly half of Americans surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation say t…

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(BPT) - A lot of people take their eyesight for granted, but eyesight allows you to connect to your surroundings, keeps you safe and helps you maintain mental clarity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 12 million Americans have vision problems. …

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(BPT) - Pam and her husband always lived a very busy lifestyle, even in retirement. They spent their time boating, fishing and enjoying the company of their children and grandchildren. Pam couldn’t wait to watch her grandchildren grow up, go to college and become successful in life. She assu…

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(Family Features) Many childhood memories include sitting on mom's lap and reading stories together. This year, you can show your mother how much those memories mean to you by giving her a Mother's Day gift that harkens back to those special moments spent together.

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(NAPSI)—Asthma affects more than 24 million people in the U.S., including more than 6 million children, reports the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In addition, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. If any of them is someone you care for, you should know t…

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(BPT) - A strong immune system is essential to help the body fight disease. Some aspects of immunity are beyond our control, such as age. However, it turns out that some common habits that contribute to overall health and wellness may also help give your immune system a boost. Read on to fin…

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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic represents an enormous threat to public health and an extreme challenge to physicians. The American Medical Association (AMA) has closely monitored the global outbreak of COVID-19 and compiled the most frequently asked questions from patients about the COVID-19 …

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(BPT) - Physical and mental wellness are equally important and often intertwined, given many people take part in activities that simultaneously enhance both categories of health. However, the everyday demands of life paired with challenges during the pandemic have caused people to de-priorit…

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(BPT) - More than ever, there is a wealth of information available on gynecological health right at a woman’s fingertips — specifically on social media feeds. From questionable at-home remedies to conflicting information on feminine hygiene and care — sometimes it’s hard to know what the rig…