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Health

CDC: 63 children dead from flu, season bad as 2009 swine flu

February 9, 2018

By Mike Stobee NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of…

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Chronic conditions more common in Hispanics

February 9, 2018

Family Features Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke are among the most common causes of illness, disability and death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These chronic conditions and the factors that lead to them can be more common or severe in minorities, including Hispanics. For example,…

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Five tips to help care for your child’s eczema

February 2, 2018

BPT The daily routine for a parent can be hectic and stressful, and having a child that is living with atopic dermatitis (eczema) can be difficult. Eczema is a common skin condition that may develop during childhood.2 It typically occurs in characteristic areas of skin and is often identified by scaly or dry patches. Nearly…

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Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire creating new health care company

January 30, 2018

Photo: Shutterstock SEATTLE –Amazon is diving into health care, teaming up with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase, to create a company that helps their U.S. employees find quality care “at a reasonable cost.” The business giants offered few details Tuesday and said that the project is in the early…

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Dermatologist debunks top five skincare misconceptions

January 26, 2018

BPT Figuring out what’s best for your skin can feel like solving a difficult mystery – everyone’s condition is unique, there are countless treatment options and people will do almost anything for a clear complexion. “When it comes to your skin, there are many elements to consider,” says Dr. David Lortscher, board-certified dermatologist, CEO and…

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Say goodbye to winter blues with vitamin D-rich foods

January 19, 2018

BPT Winter got you down? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect 10 million Americans, according to Psychology Today. Another 10 percent to 20 percent may have mild SAD. Even if you don’t have diagnosed SAD, it’s not uncommon to have bouts of the winter blues. There are many reasons people experience a “winter…

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Federal pot policy change sparks confusion, crackdown fears

January 12, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Shoppers at Medithrive browse cannabis variants on an electronic display during the store’s first day of recreational marijuana sales on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in San Francisco. The announcement that the U.S. Department of Justice would no longer adopt a “hands-off” approach to states that have legalized marijuana use initially sent some in…

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Five physician-approved nutrition tips to look and feel your best

January 5, 2018

BPT Looking and feeling your best go hand in hand. When you take charge of your well-being, you’ll feel healthier inside and out. Small efforts every day add up to a big impact. “By taking specific steps each day, you can optimize your beauty hormones,” says Dr. Shelena Lalji, founder of Dr. Shel Wellness &…

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Seven tips to support Alzheimer’s caregivers

December 29, 2017

BPT Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias is exceptionally demanding, and especially challenging. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Association indicates many caregivers are not getting the help and support they need – 84 percent of caregivers say they would like more support in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, especially from family members….

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Resolve to get more shut-eye? Here are four sleep hacks to help

December 29, 2017

BPT As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, millions of people vow to eat better, work out more and lead a healthier life. But something is missing from this equation. While eating well and getting exercise are extremely important, too often people neglect the keystone of good health: sleep. While few people like…

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