Yearly Archives: 2013

The nation’s most deadly disease

The nation’s most deadly disease (BPT) – Few people understand just how much a threat cardiovascular disease (CVD), or heart disease, can be. Consider this: heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. Cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease and accidents combined. According to the…

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Eye diseases may go unnoticed in individuals with diabetes

Eye diseases may go unnoticed in individuals with diabetes (BPT) – With more than 8 percent of the American population having been diagnosed with diabetes, regular dilated eye exams are critical to prevent vision loss. Diabetes is a disease that interferes with the body’s ability to use and store sugar, which can cause many health…

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Dealing with dry eye – more common than you think

Dealing with dry eye – more common than you think (BPT) – They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but did you know eyes also say a lot about your health? A number of eye ailments are limited to the eye, but often they can be an indicator of a systemic problem….

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‘Tis the season for holiday pressure [Infographic]

‘Tis the season for holiday pressure [Infographic] From battling long lines while shopping and hosting in-laws to airport congestion and sinus congestion, pressures abound during the holiday season. According to a recent survey from the makers of Sudafed, 79 percent of people have pressure-inducing experiences during the holidays. And they’re not just talking about sinus…

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Four steps to outsmarting diabetes

Four steps to outsmarting diabetes (BPT) – Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and while many of those individuals manage their condition through a combination of treatment options, each year thousands still face one of the most devastating side effects of the disease: amputation. About half of those with diabetes will experience peripheral neuropathy –…

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