The heart is too good to lose

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(BPT) – This article is developed and sponsored by the Amarin Group of Companies. In popular culture, the heart is often seen as a symbol of love and passion. Unfortunately, we sometimes take our hearts for granted. The heart is the amazing centerpiece of the human cardiovascular system.i It’s the first organ to begin functioning…

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7 ways to protect yourself from Medicare fraud

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(BPT) – Every year, many seniors are targeted by scammers who want to steal their Medicare numbers to do things like rack up fake health care charges and commit identity theft. These scams hurt seniors and other people eligible for Medicare, cost taxpayers money, and result in higher health care costs for everyone. The good…

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5 tips to help keep kids healthy during cold and flu season

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(BPT) – It’s here again — that time of year when everyone seems to unwittingly pass colds and other illnesses around. As every parent knows, kids can bring germs home from school and share them with the entire family, spreading illness at warp speed. In fact, 60 million school days are missed every year by…

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Your voice can make a difference for Rett syndrome

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(BPT) – Imagine having a healthy pregnancy, a normal birth and a beautiful baby girl who is growing wonderfully. However, at some point between 6 to 24 months, you notice that she begins to miss developmental milestones. You visit with your pediatrician, who may counsel patience, as children often develop differently and not always at…

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