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Hum bug: The flu is the holiday gift no one wants to receive

The flu

Hum bug: The flu is the holiday gift no one wants to receive (BPT) – Is influenza on your gift list this year? December is typically the height of the flu season and holiday parties can be a swap meet for pathogens. Holiday hugs, handshakes and conversations may include germs that will make you sick….

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6 simple tips for thriving with diabetes

6 simple tips for thriving with diabetes (BPT) – Randy Jackson is best known as an award-winning producer, music industry expert and beloved television personality. But what many people don’t know is that Jackson has also been managing the everyday reality of living with diabetes for 18 years. More than 30 million Americans live with…

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Hepatitis C testing important for veterans

Hepatitis C testing important for veterans

Hepatitis C testing important for veterans (BPT) – When you go to the doctor for a physical, you’ll probably have a variety of tests done to check for health concerns like blood pressure and cholesterol. One important test you should consider requesting is for hepatitis C. Why? A simple blood test now could save your…

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Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers: What you need to know

Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers: What you need to know (BPT) – Peggy Lavender, 63, of Brookhaven, Georgia, knew her life would change when her husband, Jim, 66, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago, but she never expected it to be this challenging. Following Jim’s diagnosis in 2014, Lavender managed to balance her career as…

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About 27 Million People in the US Have Difficulty Breathing: But Many Don’t Breathe A Word To Their Doctors

About 27 Million People in the US Have Difficulty Breathing: But Many Don’t Breathe A Word To Their Doctors (BPT) – Candyce Norris clearly remembers her wakeup call. In 1996 she was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a common respiratory disease that makes breathing difficult. Yet despite her diagnosis, she downplayed her…

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