Yearly Archives: 2015

5 steps to beating seasonal allergies

5 steps to beating seasonal allergies (BPT) – If you find yourself using more tissues and sneezing up a storm during certain times of the year, you’re not alone. More than 45 million Americans are living with seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly known as nasal allergies. For many, allergies occur seasonally and are mild, but others…

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Living with asthma? Get smart about the flu

For asthma sufferers, a cold or flu can require extra care (BPT) – It’s that time of year again — cold and flu season. Across the country, Americans are arming themselves by receiving the annual flu vaccine, defending themselves against the telltale sniffles, sneezing, chills and fever. While the flu virus can be unpleasant for…

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Fibs or facts: Misconceptions about a common heart health issue

Fibs or facts: Misconceptions about a common heart health issue (BPT) – How well do you know your heart? Approximately 6.4 million people in the U.S. were diagnosed with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem in 2014 and there are a lot of misconceptions. Atrial fibrillation, commonly called AFib, is a type…

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Carotid artery ultrasound screening: is it beneficial?

Carotid artery ultrasound screening: is it beneficial? (BPT) – New research, appearing in The American Journal of Cardiology, shows non-invasive ultrasound evaluation of the carotid arteries in the neck is helpful in identifying patients at high risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack, even if they have few traditional risk factors and no symptoms….

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