10 things you don’t know about meningitis

10 things you don’t know about meningitis (BPT) – By Jamie Schanbaum, GSK spokesperson, U.S. Para-athlete and meningitis survivor Before I contracted bacterial meningitis in 2008, I had never heard of it. I didn’t know how it was transmitted, what the symptoms were or how to help prevent it. After spending seven months in the…

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Use these sleep tips to stay safe and productive at work

Use these sleep tips to stay safe and productive at work (BPT) – It’s time for America’s workforce to wake up. If you are one of the tens of millions of adults sleeping fewer than seven hours each night — the amount recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) — you are likely jeopardizing performance,…

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How does diabetes affect kidney health?

How does diabetes affect kidney health? (BPT) – The kidneys play an important role in maintaining our overall health. While these bean-shaped organs perform multiple functions, a primary role is filtration, critical to clearing waste such as urea and to keeping the body’s fluids and electrolytes in balance. Good kidney health is essential for everyone,…

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Nutrition takes center stage for people with chronic conditions

Nutrition takes center stage for people with chronic conditions (BPT) – Nutrition is important for everyone. The proper vitamins and nutrients help the body stay healthy and function well. For people with chronic conditions, the right nutrition is essential in helping to ward off potential health hazards. Depending on your state of health, some nutrients…

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Healthy and at home: 5 ways to prevent a life-changing fall

Home sweet home: 5 ways to avoid a life-changing fall (BPT) – Most of us who are aging hope to live comfortably and self-sufficiently at home well into our golden years. And, of course, we wish the same for our parents. The good news is advancements in healthcare and other technology are increasingly allowing aging…

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