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(BPT) - From spices and oils to gadgets and gizmos, it seems like there are always new, trendy items that you should add to your kitchen. Trying to separate the handy from the hype, however, can be a time-consuming and expensive process.

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(BPT) - With growing concerns about diabetes, obesity and dental health issues, many Americans are trying to limit their sugar intake and are turning to other types of sweeteners. But with so many alternatives out there, how do you know the choices you make to replace sugar are actually heal…

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(NAPSI)—Regular checkups at the doctor’s office are a familiar routine for most people: blood pressure checks, blood tests and health history questions. There’s something else you should know, however: Your overall health can affect your eyes.

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(BPT) - When Judy Metzler was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 54, she was in shock – she felt too young to have a chronic disease. Judy wanted to learn more about it, but didn’t know where to turn. That’s where her husband, Jeff, stepped in.

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(BPT) - “I’ve experienced a lot since I started riding this prostate cancer rollercoaster,” said Glenn D., a patient with advanced prostate cancer. “There were some tough days when I was so sick I thought I wouldn’t make it. And, by working with my doctor to develop an individualized regimen…

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(BPT) - “When dealing with my husband Glenn’s cancer, I have learned a few things,” said Penni D., a caregiver and wife of a patient living with advanced prostate cancer. “I enjoy the good days together even more and don’t waste time worrying about the future – we take each day as it comes.”

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(BPT) - When could feeling sad mean something more? Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), also known as clinical depression, is a common but serious mood disorder that can affect how you feel, think and handle everyday activities.1 MDD is one of the most common mental disorders in the United Stat…

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(StatePoint) The journey to parenthood is not always easy. For some, it is definitely a harder process. But there are many natural steps you can take to boost your fertility, say experts.

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(BPT) - More than half of Americans say they can judge how healthy a family’s lifestyle is by the contents of their refrigerator, and more than a quarter admit that they would eat healthier if they were better organized, according to a new national survey. They’re right to associate the stat…

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(NewsUSA) - There are two things that older adults have in spades these days: time and knowledge. And both make them the perfect match for volunteering.

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(BPT) - Imagine sitting in a doctor’s office and being told you have an incurable form of blood cancer that you’ve never even heard of. A disease that sometimes has no symptoms and no known cause. A type of cancer that leads patients to go through ongoing cycles of relapse and remission befo…

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(NewsUSA) - Healthcare in the United States is one of the hottest topics of conversation these days, in large part, because there are no easy answers on how to affordably offer it to everyone.

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(NewsUSA) -Did you know that colorectal cancer is expected to kill more than 50,000 American men and women this year?

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(NAPSI)—We all love art—music, painting, literature, theater, dance. All these things bring us joy and enrich our lives. But art also plays a very important role in healing. Art therapy is becoming an increasingly effective way to treat trauma, especially among our country’s wounded warriors…

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(NAPSI)—The latest statistics from the American Heart Association (AHA), one of the world’s oldest and largest voluntary organizations dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, show that the number of people living with heart failure has now topped more than 6 million—and that number i…

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(BPT) - For 15 years, the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has led Patient Safety Awareness Week. NPSF is a nonprofit organization whose vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. Held annually in March, Patient Safety Awareness Week i…

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(NAPSI)—Even though most people do it every night, science still has had a hard time understanding sleep. Greek philosophers argued about it; scientists studied it for millennia and just about everyone recognizes it's important. For thousands of years, people believed sleep was a passive sta…

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(NewsUSA) - Lower back pain, it's been said, is very democratic.

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(NewsUSA) - Pro sports stars may grab all the headlines, but college and high-school athletes also suffer from the negative effects of prescription painkillers.

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(BPT) - Giovanna was a successful composer and pianist playing alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry when she experienced bouts of abdominal pain so intense she made repeated visits to the emergency room (ER). Over the next several years, Giovanna found herself in the ER …

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(BPT) - The latest breakthrough in hearing aids is not what you’d expect.

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(BPT) - There are countless reasons to maintain a healthy weight — and you can add protecting your kidneys to the list. If you have kidney disease or are at risk for it, maintaining a healthy weight is even more important.

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(BPT) - If surgery is in your future, it’s never too early to prepare. Whether you’re having an outpatient procedure or a major operation involving a hospital stay, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) encourages you to take simple steps to be ready for the big day, starting with …

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(BPT) - In spite of the well-documented drawbacks of not eating breakfast, approximately 30 percent of Americans are still failing to fuel themselves in the morning, according to WebMD. And many of those moving through their days with empty stomachs blame a lack of convenience.

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(NAPSI)—Although March is officially National Nutrition Month, anytime is a good time to eat more nutritiously, points out the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). It offers 12 tips to help.

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(StatePoint) When constantly struggling to juggle the unending daily responsibilities of both work and family life, trying to squeeze in time to exercise can be a daunting task.

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(NewsUSA) - Young adults have ambitious future plans and want to experience a lot throughout their lifetime.

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(BPT) - Does it ever seem like a lot of healthy-eating advice is about “less,” “giving up” and “taking away?” Reducing fat and sodium intake, avoiding high-calorie foods and trimming portion size are commonly heard pieces of advice when you’re trying to lose weight or improve your diet. But …

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(BPT) - More than 26 million American adults are currently living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and many more are at increased risk for developing the disease.1 It is important to take steps to keep the kidneys healthy - this includes getting blood and urine checked and managing conditi…

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(NAPSI)—While many people are familiar with the phrase "strength is in numbers," not everyone realizes the important role community and social interactions play in achieving exercise goals and balanced nutrition.

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(NAPSI)—A revolutionary new treatment for relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) may soon be available. For decades, the only treatment for CLL was toxic chemotherapy that provided limited benefit. However, over the last 20 years, major strides have been made in the quest to develop a n…

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(BPT) - Chastain, whose son was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, encourages people living with inflammatory bowel diseases to work with their healthcare providers to create plans to live with these diseases

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(NAPSI)—When it comes to internal organs, hearts tend to get all the attention. But when your kidneys don’t work, the rest of you won’t work, either. That’s why now is a good time to show these two fist-sized organs on either side of your spine some love. It’s time to “Heart Your Kidneys.”

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(StatePoint) Spring and summer can be particularly difficult times of year for those with respiratory health challenges, when simple activities like gardening, walking the dog and reading a book on the patio can cause itching, wheezing, sneezing and trouble breathing.

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(BPT) - As you get closer to your delivery date, many decisions lie ahead, all centered around care, maternity leave and even decorating the baby’s room. But one question may rise to the top: Where will you give birth?