Monthly Archives: August 2021

20 years later: Ground Zero work led to pulmonary fibrosis

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(BPT) – Twenty years after 9/11, some World Trade Center first responders still struggle with long-term health complications brought on by the catastrophic event. For Tom Frey, a former New York City detective, the consequences started with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – a blood cancer that can be linked back to inhaled dust from his rescue and…

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Living with paralysis? Free resources answer questions, provide support

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(BPT) – Paralysis is life altering for the person impacted, their families or friends, and their caregivers. Whether you are newly paralyzed or have been living with paralysis for many years, it’s normal to have questions. Fortunately, there are free, high-quality resources that provide answers and information to help no matter the concern. What causes…

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Overcoming learning loss begins at home

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(BPT) – School closures. Widespread distant learning and hybrid classrooms. Two summer breaks. Since the pandemic started in March 2020, students in the United States have faced numerous challenges. While educators nationwide have done their best to shift learning to reach all students, studies show cumulative learning loss could impact students for years to come,…

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5 things you may not know about the power of plasma

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(BPT) – You’ve heard all the stories about the importance of donating blood, but you might not be as familiar with the other lifesaving substance flowing through your veins — plasma. While the world is focused on the important issue of a blood donor shortage, there’s an equally critical need for plasma donors as a…

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