Monthly Archives: May 2019

Men’s Health Month in June: A time to take action

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Good Health for Men Often Depends on Wellness Awareness and Early Screenings (BPT) – The statistics for men’s health are alarming. For men, life expectancy is 76.3 years; for women, it’s 81.2 years. The Kaiser Family Foundation points out that nearly 71 percent of men are at risk of being overweight or obese, compared to…

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Developing a plan to ensure the safest pregnancy, childbirth and recovery

pregnant woman and doctor

(BPT) – Many people would be surprised to learn that among developed countries, the United States not only has the highest rate of maternal mortality (death during pregnancy or within one year of birth), but that it increased 56% between 1990 and 2015. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) says expectant mothers should talk with their obstetrician…

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Ask the expert: Oral health as you age

dentist and patient

(BPT) – We all know brushing our teeth twice a day is crucial to keeping our smile bright, but most of us probably don’t understand how dental hygiene can impact our overall health, especially as we age. Going to the dentist is one of the most important things we can do for our health. Each…

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How one mother took control of her asthma – recognize the signs

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(BPT) – Donna Matlach struggled with asthma for years, but it wasn’t until she noticed how much it was interfering with simple, everyday tasks that she realized she needed to do something about it. That’s why the mother of four became a patient advocate for people with severe asthma. “I noticed that I started getting…

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