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3:25 AM / Wednesday July 24, 2019

Health

Eight ways to banish spring allergies

February 23, 2019

BPT Spring. The time of year when, as poet Alfred Lord Tennyson famously said, a young man’s (and woman’s) fancy “lightly turns to thoughts of love.” That is, of course, if you’re not sneezing, coughing or dealing with itchy eyes. Spring allergies seem to get worse every year. Is there anything you can do to…

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Simple ways to be heart smart

February 15, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Banana Pecan Cherry Oatmeal Discover recipes chock-full of heart-healthy pecans FAMILY FEATURES Sometimes making small changes can have a positive impact on your health — including heart health — like drinking more water, taking the stairs instead of the escalator and adding nutritious ingredients to your snacks and meals.  Incorporating nutritious ingredients is…

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Could you have a heart attack? Reduce your odds through these tips

February 8, 2019

BPT Many Americans consider themselves well-informed and attentive when it comes to their health. That’s why it’s so puzzling that many remain unfazed by the threat of heart disease. That was among the findings of the MDVIP Heart Attack IQ Survey, a national study showing Americans are more concerned about cancer than a heart attack…

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Temple Heart and Vascular Institute receives grant to join national organization focused on improving the lives of women with heart disease

February 8, 2019

The Temple Heart and Vascular Institute has received a grant from “WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease” to support Temple University Hospital’s (TUH) membership in the WomenHeart National Hospital Alliance (NHA). The NHA is comprised of a network of hospitals committed to advancing women’s heart health and seeks to ensure that women…

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Hug more, stress less

January 25, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES Whether circumstances are good or bad, exciting or stressful, there are several simple ways to improve emotional and mental fitness.  As one example, sharing a hug with a loved one has been found to boost immune system responses, help fight disease and increase overall health, according to an article published by “The Guardian.”…

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Implement these winter skincare tips into your daily routine

January 19, 2019

BLACKNEWS.COM In the dead of winter, the memory of having glowing, hydrated skin seems like a dream. Winter weather shows no sympathy, as it often leaves skin feeling irritated and dry. Luckily, a few changes to your daily routine can leave your skin soft and hydrated. Below are six winter skincare tips that will help…

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San Francisco Health Plan renews PBM contract with PerformRx

January 11, 2019

San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP) and PerformRx, a Philadelphia-based pharmacy benefit manager providing customized solutions and adaptable technology from coast to coast, announced today that SFHP and PerformRx will continue their relationship to bring pharmacy benefit management services to over 142,000 SFHP Medi-Cal and Healthy San Francisco members.  SFHP and PerformRx began partnering in July…

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What to look for in a daycare center for your baby

January 10, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES Between coordinating childcare, figuring out a new schedule and beginning to feel like a normal person again, life with a newborn can be a lot to handle. Finding the right daycare center on top of it all can seem like a nearly impossible task. Consider these suggestions to find the right daycare for…

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Four things you might not know about prescription drug costs

January 4, 2019

BPT The high cost of prescription medications is an ongoing health crisis for millions of Americans who are desperate for relief. These high prices often force people to choose between buying their medications and paying for gas, food or even their mortgage. Many people are either skipping doses, splitting pills or forgoing medications completely, which…

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Take charge of your child’s vision health

December 29, 2018

FAMILY FEATURES Although many children receive a vision screening at school or by their pediatricians, those evaluations aren’t enough to identify vision issues and manage overall vision health. Parents who take a proactive role in their child’s vision health can help identify and correct problems before they impact everyday life. One common issue affecting children…

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