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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New guidelines may alter the way you see your MS treatment

New guidelines may alter the way you see your MS treatment (BPT) – For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), many of the treatment options surrounding their condition are well known. However, in the past, many people with MS decided to delay using MS drugs for as long as possible and allow the disease to run…

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10 things you don’t know about meningitis

10 things you don’t know about meningitis (BPT) – By Jamie Schanbaum, GSK spokesperson, U.S. Para-athlete and meningitis survivor Before I contracted bacterial meningitis in 2008, I had never heard of it. I didn’t know how it was transmitted, what the symptoms were or how to help prevent it. After spending seven months in the…

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