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6:25 PM / Thursday January 20, 2022

Seniors

Three ways to stay active and keep your mind in shape

January 7, 2022

BPT Aging brings about many changes. Beyond graying hair and wrinkles, your brain is also changing as you grow older and wiser. According to McKnight Brain Research Foundation, 87% of people 65 and older experience cognitive changes associated with normal aging. The good news is that these changes don’t have to be a normal passage…

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Four things to know about acute respiratory illness RSV

December 30, 2021

BPT Washing your hands. Covering your cough and sneeze. Staying home when sick. These actions help limit the spread of common respiratory illnesses like colds, influenza, and coronavirus. To help keep yourself and your communities well, there is another potentially life-threatening virus that should be on your radar. Respiratory syncytial virus — commonly referred to…

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How to help reduce the chance of a second heart attack or clot-related stroke

December 17, 2021

BPT Sponsored by Bayer According to the American Heart Association, one in four heart attack or ischemic (clot-related) stroke survivors will have a second heart attack or clot-related stroke.1 To help prevent a second heart attack or clot-related stroke, lifestyle changes and communicating closely with your health care team can help make a difference. Taking…

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Retinal disease can steal your vision, but it doesn’t have to

November 25, 2021

BPT For decades, Glenroy Washington happily worked as a professional musician, a passion that led him around the world. Then while on tour in Europe, he noticed something was wrong with his eyesight, and that’s when his life began to change. Washington has diabetes and tried to keep his A1C, or blood sugar, under control….

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Beyond calcium: Tips for building strong and healthy bones

November 5, 2021

BPT Experts have found better alternatives to increasing bone density than calcium alone. Approximately half of all adults aged 50 and older are at risk of breaking a bone, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Even seemingly safe activities like exercising and driving can become troublesome for individuals with osteoporosis. Debilitating fractures and long-term issues…

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Dermatologist recommends effective way to fight fine lines, wrinkles

October 15, 2021

BPT Daily life takes a toll on your skin. Ordinary stressors, toxins, and pollutants — plus sunlight and light emitting from devices you use — these things can all show on your face in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. But what can you do about it? Dermatologists today agree on one solution: Boost…

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Best sleeping tips for heading back to work this fall

September 10, 2021

BPT After summer breaks and trips are over, it’s time for everyone to head back to their regular routines of work and school. While getting back on schedule can be a hard adjustment, re-establishing a good sleep routine can also be challenging. According to a recent study conducted by SleepScore Labs, 68% of Americans are…

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New clinical trial open for patients with a specific form of lung cancer

August 27, 2021

BPT According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which makes up over 80% of lung cancers, is the single leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. NSCLC is typically diagnosed in patients over the age of 65. And according to the National Cancer Institute, non-small…

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Shining a light on ALS disease

August 20, 2021

BPT When Phil Green, a husband and father to four children, was diagnosed with ALS in 2018, he decided he was going to dedicate his life to advocating for other people and families affected by the disease. “To me, I was still the same person that I had always been,” Green says as he recounts…

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