Posts By: sean

Tips for talking about Alzheimer’s with a family member

Tips for talking about Alzheimer’s with a family member (BPT) – It’s a conversation no family wants to have, but one that can be vitally important — talking to a loved one about memory loss or cognitive decline. Mary Foss of Eagan, Minnesota, said she knew it was time to broach this sensitive topic with…

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Osteoporosis FAQs: Am I at risk?

Osteoporosis FAQs: Am I at risk? (BPT) – As people age, they become more likely to develop osteoporosis, a disease that occurs when bones lose density and mass, which can cause bones to be brittle, weak and easily broken. During Osteoporosis Awareness Month, at-risk Americans are encouraged to take positive actions to monitor their bone…

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5 ways to help your child deal with stress

5 ways to help your child deal with stress (BPT) – “Stress isn’t the same for all children, and it impacts every one differently,” said Dr. Cheryl S. Al-Mateen, medical director of the Virginia Treatment Center for Children. “In fact, in some cases this stress can even be traumatic. If left unnoticed, it can lead to…

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Are you ‘in tune’ with AFib-related stroke risk?

Are you ‘in tune’ with AFib-related stroke risk? (BPT) – In 2017, nearly seven million Americans were estimated to have AFib, a type of irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem. This condition increases the risk of having a stroke by five times. ‘Tune in to AFib,’ an educational campaign from the Bristol-Myers…

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