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Planning knee replacement surgery? How innovative new tech can help your recovery
(BPT) - Nearly one million Americans will have a total knee replacement this year. In the past five years, knee replacements have received a high-tech enhancement, thanks to the world’s first …
3 days ago
3 tips for preventing heat stroke
As a primary care physician who often treats patients with heat-related illnesses, I know all too well how heat waves create spikes in hospitalizations and deaths related to “severe nonexertional hyperthermia,” or what most people call “heat stroke.” …
Gabriel Neal, Texas A&M University, The Conversation
4 days ago
Millions of U.S. Adults Have Gum Disease, But New Survey Shows Many Don’t Know It
(BPT) - Gum disease. Nearly half of all U.S. adults over 30 years old (or nearly 65 million people) have it1. However, only 16% of adults 30+ (referred to as “consumers” throughout) …
4 days ago
Counseling, therapy, and psychology careers: What's the difference?
Psychology.org outlines the differences in counseling, therapy, psychology and psychiatry curricula to help make career decisions easier for students.
Ann Feeney, Janice Monti
5 days ago
Working from home: Better or worse for mental health?
Way.com reports on remote and hybrid work schedules and how they affect workers' lives.
Jeannie Assimos
Wednesday, June 12
Health news for your family
New Films Explore the Power of AI and Technology in Mental Health
(BPT) - Lenovo released the newest iteration of its Work For Humankind project, titled Meet Your Digital Self. The project highlights the role that smarter technology and AI can play in helping to …
Wednesday, June 12
Dr. Jacob Sands
Hitting a Home Run for Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients
(NewsUSA) - Not long ago, small cell lung cancer was considered the forgotten cancer, and treatment was generally chemotherapy and radiation. But now, there is a new treatment that is showing great …
Wednesday, June 12
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Navigating a Rare, Lifelong Condition Often Diagnosed at Birth
(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a rare, lifelong genetic condition involving the adrenal glands that is …
Tuesday, June 11
Navigating chronic migraine: One woman’s quest to find the right doctor and preventive treatment
(BPT) - As a nursing student, Nicole, 32, has a busy yet rewarding life. She works 12-hour hospital shifts as a nursing assistant and spends her free time traveling and playing with her dogs, Bailey …
Tuesday, June 11
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 101: What every student-athlete should know
(Family Features) Heart conditions may be more often associated with older individuals, but you might be surprised to learn hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common condition responsible for sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
Monday, June 10

Staying Safe During Summer Vacations: 5 tips for traveling with health conditions

(Family Features) From staycations and road trips to Caribbean getaways and coastal cruises, summertime offers the chance to escape and unwind with a much needed (and deserved) vacation.
Monday, June 10
Health Matters

You Can Help People Living with Sickle Cell Disease

Tymia Green, who has sickle cell disease and has received 130 blood transfusions, participates in a ridealong with an American Red Cross transportation specialist to deliver blood products for hospital patients.
(NAPSI)—At 18 years old, Tymia Green has already accomplished remarkable feats. She’s graced fashion runways as a teen model, clinched the title of Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen, lobbied Congress …
Friday, June 7
More health news
5 key differences between youth and adult mental health
Charlie Health provides data that highlights how youth and adult mental health differ—from prevalence rates to treatment options.
Kayla Levy
Tuesday, May 28
States that most often prescribe opioids to Medicaid patients
Ophelia explored how U.S. prescription opioid dispense rates in 2021 varied by state using Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data.
Martha Sandoval, Data Work By Elena Cox
Wednesday, May 22
Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think
Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. …
Laurie Archbald-Pannone, University of Virginia, The Conversation
Monday, May 20
Stay Safe and Healthy During and After Emergencies
(Family Features) As you're making your emergency preparedness checklist, it's also important to protect your heart and overall health in the wake of a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster.
Monday, May 20
Knowing the Signs of Stroke
(Family Features) Stroke can happen to anyone - it happens to more than 800,000 people every year in the United States. Knowing the signs of stroke and how to prevent it can help protect you or your loved ones from disabilities caused by stroke.
Monday, May 20
New Program Helps COPD and Asthma Patients Afford Their Medicine
(BPT) - For many patients, a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can come as a shock. COPD, a chronic respiratory condition, can drastically impact quality of life, making …
Monday, June 3
World Hypoparathyroidism Day: How an Advocacy Organization is Driving Change to Transform Patients' Lives
(BPT) - This World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day, a global awareness and education event observed annually on June 1, the HypoPARAthyroidism Association (HPA) is calling for urgent change within …
Friday, May 31
Pet Peeves
Linthicum Heights, MD, letter carrier T.J. Jackson shows how mail carriers can use their satchel to protect themselves from aggressive dogs.
Don’t Let Your Dog Bite The Hand That Serves You
(NAPSI)—Incidents involving dog attacks on Postal Service employees rose to more than 5,800 cases last year—but you can help get those numbers down and keep your own mail delivery up.   …
Friday, May 31
5 Things Previvors Should Know
(BPT) - 1. “Previvor” means a “survivor of a predisposition to cancer.” Previvors are people who have an elevated risk, but who have never been diagnosed with cancer.The term …
Friday, May 31
Stroke Prevention: TCAR Procedure Offers New Hope for Carotid Artery Disease Patients
(BPT) - Did you know carotid artery disease (CAD) is responsible for up to one-third of all strokes? Early detection and treatment of CAD can significantly reduce your risk of having a stroke, and …
Thursday, May 30
News for a healthful life

How a 28-Year-Old Woman Kept Her Sense of Adventure Following a Rare Disease Diagnosis

(BPT) - In 2018, a vibrant young woman with a passion for theater and education set off on the quest of a lifetime: spending a month walking 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage from France …

Thursday, May 23

Not getting results from your Vitamin C serum? Here are 4 reasons why

(BPT) - One of the most praised skincare ingredients on social media is Vitamin C, with influencers and dermatologists alike touting its benefits of brightening the skin, adding luminosity and even …
Tuesday, May 21

New Prescription Topical for Common Skin Condition

(BPT) - Beyond the appearance and irritation of physical symptoms, seborrheic dermatitis is associated with a decrease in quality of life and may affect emotional well-being, self-esteem, and …
Monday, May 20

Navigating Childhood with Hemophilia A: Samuel’s Journey to Treatment

(BPT) - Article is sponsored and developed by Sanofi. Natalie and Samuel were compensated by Sanofi.When Natalie and her husband adopted four-year-old Samuel from China, they were excited to learn …

Monday, May 20

Fitness Enthusiast Unexpectedly Finds Cancer through New Screening Test

(BPT) - Putting Health FirstGym owner and avid fitness enthusiast, Rich, has always prioritized his health. He prides himself on being health conscious, taking steps to maintain his health and …
Thursday, May 16

Ask your primary care provider about screening for signs of cognitive impairment

(BPT) - By Dorsey GriffithIn a cruel irony, one of the most significant health challenges facing older Americans is also one of the least diagnosed, especially in the early stages when steps can be …
Wednesday, May 15

Difficulty swallowing? You may have eosinophilic esophagitis

(BPT) - Do you find it difficult to swallow food? Does food feel like it gets stuck in your throat when you eat? These are common symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a disease that affects an …

Monday, May 13

Journey to type 1 diabetes diagnosis, helping to reduce the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis

(BPT) - Sponsored by Sanofi At just 25 years old, Amy Hsieh began experiencing a series of health-related symptoms that ultimately changed her life. Hsieh explained: “I was extremely thirsty, …
Monday, May 13

7 mental health benefits of exercise

(BPT) - Exercise is much more than just cardio and weights. You may not realize that as you're working up a sweat, you're taking a load off your mind, too. Many people face the nagging effects of …
Wednesday, May 8