Boomer Health Starts With Prevention

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(BPT) – Baby Boomers may be aging, but that doesn’t mean they’re slowing down anytime soon. As a group, these adults continue to lead active lifestyles, pursuing their goals and relishing new experiences. A key to maintaining an active way of life is staying healthy – particularly when it comes to avoiding vaccine preventable diseases…

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Don’t let hidden holiday allergies ruin your good cheer

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(BPT) – The holidays are a time to gather for food, friends and festivities. While everything may seem merry and bright, if you have asthma or allergies, this is when you need to be cautious. A season full of tradition and good cheer can often come with hidden allergy triggers if you’re not aware and…

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Active aging: 5 important questions to ask to help prevent falls

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(BPT) – Despite the common belief, falls are not a normal part of aging, and they are largely preventable. In fact, the best way to prevent falls is with a proactive, team approach. Be empowered and engage your health care professionals, community providers and family by asking these five important questions recommended by the National…

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What brushing teeth and homework have in common

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(BPT) – Did you know over 34 million school hours are lost each year due to children’s dental health problems in the U.S.? Tooth decay is actually one of the top chronic infectious diseases in the country, but is 100% preventable. Children who experience untreated oral health issues are also more likely to have lower…

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CDC Foundation program makes a difference for people with cancer

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(BPT) – Imagine being diagnosed with cancer, going through chemotherapy, and then getting sidelined by an infection. Unfortunately for people with cancer, this is a serious potential side effect of chemotherapy. Each year, more than half a million people with cancer are treated with chemotherapy, which may weaken their immune system (a condition known as…

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