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Know the facts about pulmonary fibrosis

September 17, 2020

BPT Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a progressive and debilitating disease that leads to scarring of the lungs, with no known cure. Yet, while more than 200,000 Americans are living with the disease, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding causes, treatments, diagnosis and more. The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is here to set the…

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Chronic pain management can’t wait for the end of the pandemic

September 10, 2020

BPT When COVID-19 halted all non-essential health services, it begged the question – what types of care can’t be delayed? Treatment for chronic pain, for one. Not only is pain management essential care, it’s even more critical during stressful times. The good news is the pandemic has inspired innovations, such as telehealth and minimally invasive…

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Yogic breathing techniques support respiratory health

August 14, 2020

BPT Because it happens automatically, you probably don’t put much thought into your breathing. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought focused attention to respiratory health. Conscious breathing — the yoga practice of pranayama — can help support respiratory health, mental wellness and the body’s physical ability to protect itself. Pranayama basics and benefits Pranayama is…

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Reduce your risk of another heart attack or stroke

July 17, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic highlights importance of maintaining healthy routines FAMILY FEATURES After a heart attack or stroke, as many as 1 in 4 survivors will have another one. However, lifestyle changes and working closely with your doctor to manage your health may minimize the risk of a repeat event. Sticking to secondary prevention routines -– by…

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Engage virtually: Tips for keeping older adults connected

July 10, 2020

Family Features Connection and a sense of community can be critical to well-being as people continue to distance and isolate. It can be challenging, especially for older adults, but there are ways to engage, explore and unwind.  There is no one-size-fits-all solution, so choose a few things that suit you and commit to them. Remember…

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Worried you may have COVID-19? Here’s what you can do

July 3, 2020

BPT Whether you’ve had exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms you’re worried about, or you belong to a vulnerable population (such as being over 65), you may be worried. You also may be unsure about how or where to get tested. It’s understandable that you may have concerns about going out…

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Know the facts about pulmonary fibrosis

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