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8:02 AM / Friday December 13, 2019

Health

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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Reluctant to smile? You could be paying a higher price than you realize

September 6, 2019

BPT For millions of individuals who are missing teeth, smiling is no easy task. The decision to get dental implants can prove to be life-changing. Several years ago, Dr. Natalie Wong, president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), treated a shy 18-year-old man whose front teeth were knocked out in a bullying incident…

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Struggling to focus on things up close? You might have presbyopia

August 30, 2019

BPT Do you use the flashlight on your phone to read the menu at dinner? Are drugstore reading glasses scattered throughout the house? Or perhaps you do the “so-common-it-should-be-patented” arm stretch to read text messages and emails on your phone? If any of these ring a bell, you may be among the millions of Americans…

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Patient registry breathes new life into pulmonary fibrosis research

August 9, 2019

BPT Over 200,000 people in the United States are living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a progressive, debilitating lung disease. More than 50,000 new cases of PF are diagnosed each year — with many more that are likely misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. Most cases are idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), meaning of unknown cause. And sadly, today the…

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How one idea — big or small — can help change cancer care

August 2, 2019

BPT Anyone who has confronted cancer or helped a friend or family member battle the disease knows that the challenges go far beyond diagnosis and treatment. Managing the cancer journey and life after treatment calls on support from family and the surrounding community. It is this community that may have the greatest potential to improve…

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Black Health Matters and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. partner to launch Precision Oncology initiative

July 26, 2019

Black Health Matters, the leading integrated health and chronic disease management platform, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the preeminent African American fraternity, will partner to launch Precision Oncology, a prostate cancer and clinical trial education initiative at its 84th Grand Chapter meeting in Philadelphia on July 31, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the…

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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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