Glaucoma: What you need to know about ‘the sneak thief of sight’

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(BPT) – “Will I go blind?” It’s a frightening thought that most people have when they are first told they have glaucoma. “Patients are almost always concerned that they are going to lose their vision,” said Dr. Andrew Iwach, executive director of the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco. “The good news for the majority of…

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5 reasons doctors urge everyone to get a flu shot now

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(BPT) – As our country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, a potentially dangerous season is beginning: flu season. The threat of the pandemic will become more complicated by increasing cases of the flu, making more people ill and putting further strain on the U.S. health care system. Pediatric epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist Dr. Emily…

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5 tips that help simplify health insurance open enrollment

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(BPT) – As many people head to the polls to cast their vote in the 2020 presidential election, there is another important decision millions of Americans will make: choosing their health care coverage for 2021. Open enrollment season is here, a time when millions of Americans across the country will have the opportunity to select…

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How to do laundry during COVID-19: Do’s and dont’s

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(BPT) – Good laundry practices in the home are more important than ever. Recommendations from the North American Cleaning and Sanitization Expert Panel, which recently convened in a workshop hosted by the University of Arizona, offer guidelines to help reduce the spread of infections and illness when it comes to laundry practices in your home….

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Healthy sleep is vital for school success

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(BPT) – Healthy sleep is vital for student success. Yet, a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) shows that many students are not getting enough sleep, according to more than half of American parents surveyed. No matter where classes are held — in-person, online or in a hybrid format — the…

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