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Diabetes patients often skip eye exams: Survey

February 17, 2017

BPT The leading cause of blindness, diabetes, is steadily growing and is expected to affect one in 10 people worldwide by 2040, the International Diabetes Federation predicts. As prevalent as the condition is, 79 percent of Americans don’t know diabetic eye diseases have no visible symptoms and more than half do not know comprehensive eye…

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Four things you can do today to support your heart health

February 17, 2017

BPT On the path to good health, it pays to follow your heart – literally. A healthy heart is essential to supporting good overall health, yet many people ignore the warning signs that their heart is not as healthy as it could be. A 2016 survey from the American Academy of Family Physicians, conducted by…

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Three ways heart disease can sneak up on you

February 11, 2017

BPT As Americans, our health is far from perfect, but over the decades, we’ve seen great improvements to medical care and lived longer lives. But new health data in a recent report might shake up our complacency: The federal government finds that life expectancy for Americans has dropped for the first time in 25 years….

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Greater professionalism could be the key to better hospital care

January 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Charter on Professionalism for Healthcare Organizations aims to encourage hospitals and healthcare organizations to radically change the way they operate. BPT Healthcare reform has been in the headlines for years, and it seems like the only point everyone agrees on is that something needs to be done to improve the system. While…

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18 million more uninsured if Obamacare is repealed, not replaced

January 20, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Molly Brechtel, at left, and Daniel Doubet join about 15 protestors gathered at the Federal Courthouse in Erie, Pa., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, to deliver signatures to U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., who has an office at the courthouse. The protestors urged Toomey not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a…

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Coughing? Bring a healthy dose of sick-etiquette to work

January 13, 2017

BPT Being considerate of others when you’re sick is one of the first steps to good sick etiquette. For example, you may think you’re going to score points for showing up at work despite feeling under the weather. However, if you were to run this by an etiquette expert like Diane Gottsman, she would probably…

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How big data will help save lives this year

January 6, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  UNOS creates a unique collaboration between hundreds of transplant, organ procurement professionals and thousands of volunteers, to help make life-saving organ transplants possible each day. BPT Each day, 144 new names are added to the national organ transplant waiting list. That’s about one person every 10 minutes. At any given moment, 120,000 people…

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The truth behind two popular ‘health’ foods

January 6, 2017

BPT Did you dance in delight the first time you heard that dark chocolate is good for you? Did you think that your favorite indulgence just became an official “health food?” Popular culture often makes too much of health benefit claims, especially when it comes to food and drink that many people consider guilty pleasures….

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Kicking off the New Year with a heart healthy start

December 30, 2016

BPT It is almost time to ring in the New Year, which means it is an opportune time to focus on your health and wellness. If you or a loved one is living with cardiovascular disease (CVD), you may be dealing with many burdens, including access to medications – an increasingly common problem. When prescribed…

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