Yearly Archives: 2021

Is it allergies or COVID-19? 7 symptoms to watch

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(BPT) – COVID-19 is complicating the 2021 spring allergy season. From watery eyes to dry coughs, people are left wondering exactly what their symptoms mean. “Many people are asking about the differences between COVID-19 and seasonal allergies,” says Dr. Luz Fonacier, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). “While it isn’t…

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What You Need to Know about AMD to Save Your Sight

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(BPT) – Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Month serves as an important reminder for people to stay on top of their eye health. AMD is one of the most common causes of vision loss later in life, affecting millions of Americans. We talked to Dr. David Eichenbaum, an ophthalmologist at Retina Vitreous Associates of Florida in…

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6 tips for controlling your high blood pressure

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(BPT) – Did you know high blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and “The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension,” nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, yet only 1 in 4 has their…

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