Yearly Archives: 2019

New blood test for heart attacks helps to shorten ER wait times

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(BPT) – Waiting in an emergency room frustrates patients across the country. Billboards are even popping up on local highways advertising the wait time and a promise for faster care. Chest pain is estimated to cause more than eight million visits annually to overcrowded emergency departments, but a small fraction of patients actually are experiencing…

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8 ways to banish spring allergies

8 ways to banish spring allergies (BPT) – Spring. The time of year when, as poet Alfred Lord Tennyson famously said, a young man’s (and woman’s) fancy “lightly turns to thoughts of love.” That is, of course, if you’re not sneezing, coughing or dealing with itchy eyes. Spring allergies seem to get worse every year….

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Heroes helping heroes: Shining a light on military caregivers

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Heroes helping heroes: Shining a light on military caregivers (BPT) – “You’re sitting at home one night and get a phone call that your husband is being medevaced and he’s coming home. They said it was for spinal injuries,” recalled Mandy Spooneybarger, 36, caregiver to her husband, Charles, an Army veteran. “You have to live…

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Common cold or pulmonary fibrosis? Know the symptoms

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Common cold or pulmonary fibrosis? Know the symptoms (BPT) – Persistent dry cough. Fatigue. Shortness of breath. These symptoms are sometimes associated with a passing virus, especially during the peak of cold and flu season. Coughs can last an average of 18 days; however, if your dry cough is still lingering after two months, another…

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