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Health

The value of prescription drug benefits for Medicare enrollees

November 21, 2018

NEWSUSA If you are eligible for Medicare, prescription drug benefits should be an important consideration when it comes to choosing among various Medicare coverage options. It’s important to know that Original Medicare provides very little prescription drug coverage. Therefore, if you have Medicare and want drug coverage – known as Medicare Part D – you…

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Understanding eczema in skin of color

November 16, 2018

BPT Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a skin condition that may affect people of all races and ethnicities, but may occur more frequently in African-American children.[1] According to US research, 19.3 percent of African-American children have eczema compared to 16.1 percent of European-American children.[1] There are many different treatment options available to consider…

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Seven mistakes to avoid when buying a new mattress

November 9, 2018

NEWSUSA A mattress is one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make. You spend approximately one-third of your life in bed and how well you sleep can affect your health and well-being. But shopping for a mattress can be confusing for even the wisest consumers. Here are seven mistakes to avoid when you’re ready…

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Where does your turkey come from? It does matter

November 9, 2018

BPT It’s 6 a.m. in Bell County, Texas. The sun is yet to peek over the horizon on what will become a steamy summer day, but Darrell Glaser is already strolling through his turkey houses to ensure the birds on his family farm are comfortable. The farm has been in Glaser’s family for nearly 100…

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Three workouts everyone over 60 needs

November 2, 2018

BPT You want to live the healthiest life possible and you realize that to do so, you can’t rely on the same old exercise routine. You need to change it up and adjust your plans as you grow older. It may seem daunting, but the good news is that staying fit can be easier than…

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Center offers hope and help for binge eating disorder

October 26, 2018

NEWSUSA Many individuals who struggle with food and weight may be undiagnosed with the mental health illness of binge eating disorder (BED), according to a leading health psychologist. “The good news is that BED is highly treatable,” says health psychologist Dr. Julie Friedman of Eating Recovery Center. “The bad news is that most people have…

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Key to better sleep: cherry juice

October 12, 2018

NEWSUSA Many busy adults in the United States ignore or downplay sleep problems because they underestimate the importance of quality sleep for overall health. Travel with time changes can be especially disruptive to sleep, as can daylight savings time, according to Randy Bird, a nutritionist at the University of Virginia. One tasty and effective way…

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Demystifying the mammogram discussion

October 5, 2018

NEWSUSA Women have been told to get a mammogram every year starting at age 40. Why? What are the downsides to getting checked – or not – each year for breast cancer? The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging recommend that women get a mammogram each year starting at 40….

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