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Health

Stay Healthy During the Holidays

November 15, 2019

BPT Holiday travel, endless parties and hours waiting in long shopping lines can take a toll on your health. As the season ramps up, it’s a great time to take some steps to support your immune system for extra protection. These common-sense health tips can go a long way toward keeping yourself healthy this holiday…

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The American Diabetes Association applauds the Insulin Price Reduction Act introduced by the House Diabetes Caucus

November 8, 2019

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) strongly supports the introduction of the Insulin Price Reduction Act in the United States House of Representatives. The ADA thanked Congressional Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Diana DeGette (D- Colo.) and Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) for their leadership in introducing the House version of this legislation, which will lower the cost…

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Black Health Matters and Alnylam partner to raise awareness of hereditary attramyloidosis within the African American Community

November 1, 2019

Black Health Matters and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today that they are expanding their partnership to educate at-risk communities about hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis by hosting a series of local events across the United States. hATTR amyloidosis is a rare, inherited, progressively debilitating, and often fatal disease that disproportionately impacts…

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How the internet can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

October 24, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES Over the past 10 years, researchers have learned Alzheimer’s disease starts much earlier than the onset of symptoms — 10-20 years before an individual, family member or friend might notice the signs of the debilitating disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.5 million Americans of all races and ethnicities, age 65 and older…

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Coping with the Uncertainty of Blood Cancer Recurrence

October 18, 2019

BPT For the growing number of cancer survivors in the United States, many face the shared question: will my cancer come back? In fact, fear of cancer recurrence is one of the top concerns among people with cancer and their loved ones. Cancer can impact people in many ways and every person diagnosed with cancer…

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The Benefits of Service Dogs

October 11, 2019

Supporting veterans when they return home FAMILY FEATURES Service dogs offer countless benefits to help combat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but they can also be instrumental in rebuilding and uniting families after veterans come home from serving their country.  According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 30% of American military veterans…

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Technology Advances Benefit Women Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatment

October 11, 2019

BPT One out of eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. It’s a staggering statistic, but one made less ominous by the fact that finding breast cancer early makes it easier to treat or cure. Thanks to technological advances in detection and new treatment approaches, women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer have options….

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Philadelphia forum focusing on challenges facing small and diverse businesses takes place

October 4, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Hosted by AmeriHealth Caritas and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, the Small & Diverse Business Forum included interactive panel discussions and audience networking. Pictured on-stage from left to right: Valarie Cofield, president and CEO, Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council; Ron Baldwin, director of supplier management and diversity, AmeriHealth Caritas; Mia Mendoza,…

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Maternal morbidity and mortality: Your guide to healthy pregnancy

September 20, 2019

BPT Every year in the United States, approximately 700 women die as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications, and more than 50,000 experience unexpected health problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some pregnancy complications (for example, morning sickness) are not usually serious, but others, such as high blood pressure,…

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Six keys to the best possible stroke recovery

September 13, 2019

Strokes change more than 795,000 lives in the United States each year.  In fact, according to the American Stroke Association, brain blockages or bleeds are one of the most common causes of disability and the fifth-leading cause of death. Starting the right rehabilitation program as soon as possible may help survivors recover better. One patient’s…

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