Yearly Archives: 2021

5 Facts You Should Know About Leukemia

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(BPT) – Heather, of Yorba Linda, California, was diagnosed with a form of leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), in late 2017. One morning, when she woke up extremely pale and covered with bruises, she sought medical help to see what was wrong. After contacting her doctor, who ran her bloodwork and found her levels were…

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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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Reasons to stop delaying a colonoscopy

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(BPT) – Thinking about a colonoscopy may make you uncomfortable, and maybe even a little worried — especially if you have never had one before. But a colonoscopy is a relatively simple procedure that may help save your life by identifying the early signs of colorectal cancer. While you may have delayed some medical visits…

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