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Health

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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Five blood clot risk factors

May 10, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES Blood clots can affect anyone and may lead to significant health problems, but some people are at higher risk for life-threatening blood clots.  One in four people worldwide die of conditions caused by blood clots, also known by the medical term “thrombosis.” In fact, thrombosis is the third leading vascular diagnosis after heart…

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What you need to know about Age-related Macular Degeneration

May 3, 2019

BPT The ability to see the people, places and things in front of you is one of life’s most precious gifts. Imagine a life without the ability to see these things clearly — what steps would you then take to protect your vision? Life with Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, can potentially lead to vision…

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Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes , The DIVA Foundation and Autism advocates will light it up blue at the Divine Lorraine Hotel

April 19, 2019

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, actress and honored activist Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes will host the inaugural DIVAS for Autism Awareness reception Friday,  April 26th at the Divine Lorraine Hotel 5pm-7pm.  Ralph-Hughes and her The DIVA Foundation is partnering with Au-Some Lives Inc., a local grassroots organization based in the Philadelphia area to raise…

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Shaquille O’Neal to help Black people ‘get real’ about heart disease

April 12, 2019

BLACKDOCTOR.ORG Research has shown that Black people are 20 times more likely than other ethnic groups to develop heart failure before the age of 50, and they are more likely to be hospitalized or die from heart failure than White Americans. Earlier this month, Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC partnered with Shaquille O’Neal to help shift those…

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Black journalists to tackle education, inequities and legalization during “More than Just Green: The Color of Cannabis Conference” on April 6

March 29, 2019

The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) will assemble more than 100 journalists, legislators, patients, and community community leaders for “More than Just Green: The Color of Cannabis,” an educational engagement conference starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Quorum at the Science Center, 3675 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The event…

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