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8:08 AM / Friday February 21, 2020

Health

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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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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Black History Month and telling the (whole) story

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Diaspora

Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala dies at 78

February 14, 2020

By Mogomotsi Magome ASSOCIATED PRESS  JOHANNESBURG  — The founder of the South African multi-Grammy-Award-winning music group Ladysmith...

Oasis

72% of U.S. pastors concerned about ‘watered-down gospel’

February 14, 2020

By Stephanie Martin  churchnews.com In a new study that kicks off its “State of the Church 2020”...

Entertainment

Director Tom McCarthy and lead actor Winslow Fegley discuss ‘Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made’

February 16, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine  The new Disney Plus film “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made” is an invigorating coming...

Sun Report

A victory, a caution: Takeaways from New Hampshire’s primary

February 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets supporters at a primary night election rally...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of Feb. 16

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