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Health

Heart health: A focus on fish

April 21, 2022

BPT When it comes to heart health, lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise make a huge impact. As one of the most important organs in the body, keeping your heart in tip-top shape is essential. Luckily, according to registered dietitian Bianca Tamburello, foods that support a healthy heart are also great for overall wellness….

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EXPLAINER: BA.2 variant takes over. What’s known about it?

April 15, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A sign advising visitors to don face coverings stands outside the main entrance to UCHealth University of Colorado hospital Friday, April 1, 2022, in Aurora, Colo. An extra-contagious version of the omicron coronavirus variant has taken over the world. The variant scientists call BA.2 is now dominant in at least 68 countries, including…

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COVID pandemic’s end may bring turbulence for US health care

April 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, is interviewed by the Associated Press, March 17, 2022, in Washington. When the end of the COVID pandemic comes, it could create major disruptions for a cumbersome U.S. health care system made more generous, flexible and up-to-date technologically through a raft of temporary emergency measures. (AP…

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Four myths about the rewarding profession of caregiving

April 1, 2022

BPT The number of baby boomers, a demographic with 52 million people who are 65 and older, is projected to double by 2060. Many from this group will want to stay in their homes. In fact, a recent AARP study from November 2021 finds that 77% of older adults want to remain in their homes…

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Experts worry about how US will see next COVID surge coming

April 1, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A second grade student is give a at-home COVID-19 test at H.W. Harkness Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. The Sacramento City Unified School District began distributing the tests to elementary and middle school students, and families are to submit the results before returning to class. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) By…

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Understaffing leaves after-school programs with unmet demand

March 25, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Kiara Beard works with children in a before- and afterschool program operated by the YMCA of Middle Tennessee in Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. The return to classrooms for the nation’s schoolchildren has not meant a return to work for many of their parents who – with workdays that outlast school…

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Breathe easier and enjoy spring thanks to expert allergist tips

March 25, 2022

BPT  Spring is a stunning season full of life as plants grow, flowers bloom and the sun shines. The downside of this abundance of beauty is seasonal allergens. Pollen from all those growing and blooming plants spreads via warm breezes and can make you feel awful. “Allergic rhinitis, commonly called hay fever, has been around…

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How to protect your hearing from five common hazards

March 18, 2022

BPT Did you know hearing trouble is the third most common chronic health condition? According to the CDC, about 40 million Americans between 20 and 69 experience noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in one or both ears. The CDC reports that noise above 70 decibels (dB) over a prolonged period may start damaging your hearing, and…

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