Yearly Archives: 2018

The surprising health benefits of decluttering

The surprising health benefits of decluttering (BPT) – Getting your house in order can be a struggle, especially as we age. Sorting through decades of belongings is often emotional and stressful, as questions and decisions pile up: Is this jewelry valuable? What should I do with all these tools I no longer use? Will this…

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CDC Urges Public To Start The Conversation About Sepsis

CDC Urges Public To Start The Conversation About Sepsis (BPT) – Each year, at least 1.7 million Americans develop sepsis, and nearly 270,000 die as a result. While anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection can lead to sepsis, only 55% of Americans have heard of sepsis.[1] Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to…

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More Research is Leading to More Cures for Cancer Patients

More Research is Leading to More Cures for Cancer Patients (BPT) – A Patient’s Journey to Surviving the Odds In 2010, Kristin Kleinhofer was feeling healthy when she found a bump on the top of the right side of her head and thought it was just a “harmless cyst.” After her mother suggested she see a…

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Myths and facts about pain management in childbirth

Myths and facts about pain management in childbirth (BPT) – Nearly half of first-time moms (46 percent) said the labor and delivery pain they experienced with their first child was better than they expected, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). The survey findings suggest that being proactive in managing pain…

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Tips for talking about Alzheimer’s with a family member

Tips for talking about Alzheimer’s with a family member (BPT) – It’s a conversation no family wants to have, but one that can be vitally important — talking to a loved one about memory loss or cognitive decline. Mary Foss of Eagan, Minnesota, said she knew it was time to broach this sensitive topic with…

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