Monthly Archives: February 2016

Award-winning musician raises awareness of rare and fatal lung disease

Award-winning musician raises awareness of rare and fatal lung disease (BPT) – Watching a parent suffer from a serious, rare disease is devastating, as award-winning country music artist Joe Nichols knows firsthand. Nichols lost his father to a fatal lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis – or IPF – after numerous misdiagnoses and years of…

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5 myths and one truth about the cold and flu

5 myths and one truth about the cold and flu (BPT) – Some people are always on the move. Their weekend begins with a list of things to do and ends with a bunch of checked boxes. Lunch hours are time to squeeze in a visit to the gym or take advantage of sale. Each…

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7 steps to allergy relief with spring cleaning

7 steps to allergy relief with spring cleaning (BPT) – Longing for allergy relief? To stop the endless cycle of sniffles, sneezes and wheezes, it’s time to ready your vacuum and rubber gloves. Spring cleaning helps eliminate allergens so you can relax, breathe easy and enjoy the season. “People who suffer from allergies may not…

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Starting the conversation about opioid-induced constipation

Starting the conversation about opioid-induced constipation (BPT) – Results of a survey of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain sheds light on constipation, a common side effect of opioid therapy. The online survey was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of AstraZeneca. The survey results show that out of the 2,797 survey respondents who were…

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