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5:41 AM / Monday July 22, 2019

Health

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

July 17, 2019

By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN GENEVA (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people . A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health…

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Five signs you should seek medical treatment for your headache

July 11, 2019

BPT You’ve been there before — you wake up and immediately feel the pulsing in your head, you get to work and can feel the pounding pressure mounting as you move between looking at your computer screen and meetings, you’re gearing up for a fun day out with your kids but you cringe as the…

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Baby Boomers should be wary of Medicare changes

July 9, 2019

By Sandip Shah Baby boomers are aging rapidly. Around 10,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday every day.  Unfortunately for these seniors, the government health care to which they’re entitled may put their lives at risk. That’s thanks to a new proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services that would impose price controls on…

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Understanding common myths about prostate health

June 28, 2019

Family Features When it comes to your health, misconceptions about treatment options and their potential side effects can have a negative impact on your overall wellbeing. One common condition that is shrouded by misinformation is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Also known as enlarged prostate, BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate that typically occurs…

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Incontinence is nothing to sneeze at

June 21, 2019

BPT Today, we’re inundated with TV ads promoting the use of pads and adult diapers. We hear about mesh surgery going awry and about meds being prescribed. Urinary tract, bladder control and bowel problems are a major issue for men and women alike and it’s one of the most embarrassing aspects of aging, tearing of…

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New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

June 14, 2019

By Dave Klepper ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly voted Thursday to repeal the exemption, which allows parents to…

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Seven steps toward superior sleep

June 7, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES While it’s fairly common knowledge that quality sleep is essential to overall wellness, there are several factors that can keep you from getting the rest you need. However, overcoming them is well within your control. “A lack of sleep can often be the result of poor habits, environmental variables or a combination of…

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Winning the mental health battle with genetics

May 31, 2019

BPT Mental illness is relentless. Patients and their caregivers face stressful days and restless nights – filled with profound physical and emotional challenges. For Brandon B.*, a patient with bipolar disorder, life was like being on a roller coaster, rotating mercilessly out of control. “After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in November 2017, I was…

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Three easy health changes with big benefits

May 17, 2019

BPT Making changes to improve your health can feel overwhelming. But just a few simple modifications can impact your health dramatically. Here are three easy changes you can make now to transform your health: Drink your water Are you thirsty? Up to 75 percent of Americans may be functioning in a chronic state of dehydration….

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R. Kelly girlfriends deny reports that federal authorities evicted them from Kelly’s Trump Tower Chicago home

July 19, 2019

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Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Pernell Whitaker By Tim Dahlberg ASSOCIATED PRESS Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division...

Sports

Phillies Ryan Howard Retirement Ceremony

July 19, 2019

Last weekend former Phillies MVP and 2008 World Series Champion Ryan Howard retired, finishing a 13-year career...

Oasis

Russell M. Nelson, President of the Mormon Church, to Speak at the NAACP Convention in Detroit

July 19, 2019

Taking another step toward solidifying the growing partnership between the LDS Church and the NAACP, the nation’s...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of July 21

July 19, 2019

All Signs: The movement of the Sun through the 12 signs each year is important. The energy...

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