Is your child protected from preventable illnesses at school?

Is your child protected from preventable illnesses at school? (BPT) – Fall is an exciting time for kids — seeing old friends, getting to know new classmates, learning new skills and exploring classrooms. But with all this fun and interaction, it’s important to remember one of the best ways to keep your child safe and…

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New FDA-approved method of lung cancer detection gives many hope

New FDA-approved method of lung cancer detection gives many hope (BPT) – Each year, more people die of lung cancer than any other form of cancer — more than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. The American Cancer Society estimates of the 224,000 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed each year, 155,000 will succumb to the disease. Many have heard…

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Managing the Unpredictability of Multiple Sclerosis in the Heat

Managing the Unpredictability of Multiple Sclerosis in the Heat (BPT) – Heat and humidity can make anyone feel uncomfortable, but for the 400,000 people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the United States, warmer weather can make life particularly difficult to manage. “When it’s warm and sunny, that’s when I want to spend the most…

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Beat the heat: Tips to stay healthy and hydrated

Beat the heat: Tips to stay healthy and hydrated (BPT) – Americans love summertime and with good reason. It is the best time for outdoor fun and travel with family. Many people enjoy outdoor activities such as bicycling, kayaking and hiking, and kids are more active with sports. One thing to keep in mind when…

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Pancreatic cancer: Know your family, know your risk

Pancreatic cancer: Know your family, know your risk (BPT) – Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, with a mere 29 percent one-year survival rate. In 2016, pancreatic cancer became the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, surpassing breast cancer. The time frame between diagnosis and death is often…

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