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November 22, 2017

A Rare and Life-Threatening Disease with Common Symptoms: Highlighting Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
(BPT) - Determination. Strength. Resilience. These are just a few qualities that may characterize people around the world living with pulmonary hypertension (PH), a sometimes debilitating disease of the lungs.[1] But a particularly rare form of the disease, called chronic thromboembolic pulmonary h... Read More


Eating Well During the Holiday Season
(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 healthy can b... Read More


Caring for a Loved One with Liver Cancer [Infographic]
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Survey Results Show Fewer Than Half of U.S. Women Taking Recommended Vitamins Prior to Pregnancy
(BPT) - Prenatal vitamins are an important part of pregnancy, supporting the health of both moms and babies. While the 'dos' and 'don'ts' of health and nutrition during pregnancy are familiar, it is also important to focus on these before becoming pregnant. For example, taking the recommended multi... Read More


Actress Bellamy Young shares her Chronic Dry Eye story and tips for starting the conversation with your eye doctor
(BPT) - Between the bright lights and dusty film sets, actress Bellamy Young found herself switching contact brands and going through a bottle of artificial tears a month to try to help her dry eyes. After years of dealing with symptoms and assuming it wasn't a serious issue, she was recently diagn... Read More


Planning A Total Knee Replacement? Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pain Management
(BPT) - A Total Knee Replacement (TKR) is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures. In fact, the number of TKRs performed annually in the United States is expected to grow exponentially to 1.5 million additional procedures by 2030.1If you are currently talking to your doctor about a... Read More


Personalized treatment approaches can help patients with lung cancer breathe easier
(BPT) - Seventy-four year old Sandy Sargent of Seattle was an avid hiker who had always found it hard to sit still, so she never expected her nagging cough would turn out to be anything beyond a seasonal cold. When an X-ray confirmed a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis and her doctor estimated she had ... Read More


Cyclists complete 3,400-mile cross-country ride to raise awareness of multiple myeloma and accelerate cancer research
(BPT) - A team of cyclists personally impacted by multiple myeloma has crossed the finish line of a 3,400-mile cross-country journey to raise awareness and critical funds for cancer research. The Road to Victories cycling event from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is sponsored by Ja... Read More


It takes two: Battling a devastating lung disease
(BPT) - (BPT) - Theta Rone and her husband James have been together, side-by-side, through it all - from the grade school classroom to the birth of their two children. They're the perfect example of 'it takes two' even when the going gets tough.In 2014, the couple was just settling down to enjoy th... Read More


Brain cancer patient leans on circle of friends for support
(BPT) - Laura Rowley has always been a social person.'Part of it is that I like people so much and I like having good relationships,' said the 53-year-old Seattle resident.Her affinity for building relationships became apparent when she was diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM), the most common and agg... Read More


The opioid overdose epidemic: The time to act is now
(BPT) - The opioid epidemic is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose -- that includes prescription drugs and heroin --and more than 6,000 children (0-5 years of age) experience unintentional opioid exposure each ... Read More


Depressed? Drug-free treatments can make life enjoyable again
(BPT) - The cloud of depression darkens many lives, affecting 300 million people around the world, according to the World Health Organization.While antidepressant medication works for some depression sufferers, research is increasingly revealing what those suffering from depression have said for ye... Read More


Save Your Breath Facebook community offers tips for living with respiratory disease
(BPT) - Breathing isn't something Orlando, FL, resident John Coffey takes for granted. Five years ago, the software company owner could barely make it through a conference call without a coughing episode or feeling winded. Days he used to spend with his daughter at the local theme parks became few ... Read More


Survey Findings Highlight That Most Survivors Don't Realize Another Stroke Can be Prevented
(BPT) - Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and also a leading cause of disability in the United States. Approximately 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke every year[i] with nearly 1 in 4 being recurrent strokes.[ii] World Stroke Day is observed on October 29th to raise awareness of str... Read More


Taking Back Moments: One Man's Quest to Conquer Eosinophilic Asthma
(BPT) - As the summer sun begins to set and the air becomes cooler, many find themselves beginning to fall in love with the green leaves transitioning to warm reds, yellows and oranges. However, if you are one of the 25 million people in the United States affected by asthma1, harvest time usually c... Read More


6 Things You Should Know about the Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive
(BPT) - Are you interested in a long-acting form of birth control that doesn’t have any hormones? You’re not alone! Meet PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive), a non-hormonal, copper-releasing device that is placed in a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years.Teva Women’s Hea... Read More


The Myths and Facts About Depression: Be in the Know About One of the Most Common Mental Health Conditions
(BPT) - There are some myths about major depressive disorder (MDD, depression) that may make it difficult for people experiencing symptoms to reach out for help. It's time to learn the facts.MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT DEPRESSION:MYTH: Depression only affects mood.FACT: Many people think of depression as... Read More


Embarking on a New Adventure: One Woman's Courageous Battle with Metastatic Breast Cancer
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Cancer and Your Bones: What You Need to Know
(BPT) - This article is sponsored advertising content from Amgen, Inc. Being diagnosed with cancer is devastating. Patients instantly have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to treatment plans and often don't think about how the cancer could impact their bones. However, it is important to kno... Read More


How One Mom Made Sure Her Preemie's Little Lungs Were Protected During Cold and Flu Season
(BPT) - As the sights and smells of fall begin to emerge, October is a time to be enjoyed; but the chilling weather also brings reminders that cold and flu season are fast approaching. In an effort to keep children healthy, parents often take precautions to ensure their children avoid contracting g... Read More


Charitable help provides access to life-saving care
(BPT) - Elaine could be described as a woman with great determination and patience. She experienced kidney failure seven years ago and faced the reality of life with a chronic illness. She began receiving dialysis, a four-hour treatment three times a week, and anxiously awaited news of a kidney mat... Read More


Dispelling some common type 2 diabetes myths among Hispanics
(BPT) - Diabetes disproportionately affects the Hispanic community,1 but cultural differences, common misconceptions and language barriers may keep people of Hispanic heritage from taking insulin if they need it.2 Myths about diabetes and insulin treatment could hinder Hispanic-Americans from effec... Read More


It's Time to Get a Grip!
(BPT) - We all rely on our hands to a certain extent. So what would you do if you had a medical condition that caused your fingers to bend, making everyday tasks like gripping a doorknob or shaking someone's hand difficult and awkward?That is something all too familiar for four-time PGA TOUR winner... Read More


Why more Americans need to prioritize sleep
(BPT) - As you head to bed, you may be thinking, 'Tomorrow's going to be great.'It's a new day and you probably have too much to do on your list, but that's a good thing. Whether you plan to catch up with a friend over coffee, take another look at that long-standing project at work or head to the g... Read More


Creating a Game Plan to Help Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes
(BPT) - As a former professional football player and host of a national sports talk show, Mike Golic knows a few things about having a game plan both on and off the field. So when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Mike decided to take control of his condition in the best way he knew how-by dev... Read More


Prenatal Health & Nutrition [Infographic]
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Lymphoma and Your Subtype: What You Need to Know
(BPT) - Have you been recently been diagnosed with lymphoma? Finding out you have lymphoma means you have a certain form of blood cancer. But what form of blood cancer specifically? Learning your lymphoma subtype plays a key role in the treatment your physician will recommend for you and how the ca... Read More


Test your cholesterol knowledge: Help protect your heart health
(BPT) - More than 100 million U.S. adults have high cholesterol, a major risk factor for developing heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two out of three don't have the condition under control and more tha... Read More


Intimacy after prostate cancer diagnosis
(BPT) - Sexual activity is a key component of healthy adult relationships, but for many men with prostate cancer, expressing this in the traditional sense is not always possible. Despite improved therapies, many men diagnosed with prostate cancer face erectile dysfunction as a side effect of some o... Read More


3 Tips for Planning Your Next Doctor's Visit
(BPT) - It was nearly ten years ago that Sherry recalls she just didn't feel like herself. 'I loved travelling, swimming, and snorkeling,' she says. 'But I was so tired, I would come home and drop. I felt like a wet mop.' So, when Sherry went to her doctor and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, sh... Read More


5 tips to make sure your teenager with diabetes is ready for college
(BPT) - Parents across the country are preparing their teens for their first year of college. It's an exciting time, but a stressful one as well. If you're a parent with a child with diabetes, it may also be terrifying as this may be the first time your teen will be completely responsible for their... Read More


What to know before you go [Infographic]
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The different faces of tuberculosis: A silent disease
(BPT) - Picture coming home from traveling the world for six months to find out the cough you couldn't kick was active tuberculosis (TB). Or imagine finding out your senior year of high school that you've been carrying around latent TB for most of your life, which progressed to active TB, infecting... Read More


Understand what you need to do to stay healthy over 65
(BPT) - Today's Boomer generation feels young at heart. They're living an active lifestyle, they have no intention of slowing down, they're booming. Many Boomers feel that because they are healthy and taking care of themselves, they are not at risk for potentially serious infectious diseases, such ... Read More


Living with Psoriasis - The Inside Story
(BPT) - Are you living with psoriasis? Did you know it affects more than 7.5 million people? While your diagnosis can be daunting, you don't need to let this stop you from living your life and doing things you love - spending time with family, traveling and building relationships. Every psoriasis j... Read More


Increasing hope for some patients with a common type of lung cancer
(BPT) - Numbers touch nearly every aspect of our life, from social security number assigned at birth, to the ever-growing list of passwords, addresses, telephone numbers and miles traveled. You never know at what point one previously insignificant number might suddenly become fundamental.Take 14 an... Read More


In metastatic breast cancer, attitude and knowledge are power
(BPT) - A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) can turn a woman's life upside down. The disease, also known as Stage IV breast cancer, occurs when cancer has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body, including the bones, liver, lungs or brain.[i],[ii] MBC is not just one disease -... Read More



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