FDA Advisors Recommend Approval of New ALS Drug Act
ALS is a vicious disease with no known cure. We've all seen tragedy unfold as victims of this neurodegenerative disease claim the lives of about 30,000 just in the US. The new drug, AMX0035, …
US Life Expectancy declines again in US due to Covid and vaccination deniers
A new scientific study reports Americans are living shorter lifespans. The study says Americans lost another .4  years of life expectancy in 2021, following a dramatic decline in 2020 when …
Kraft Heinz is recalling 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drinks, including those sold to consumers.
Capri Wild Cherry Capri Sun Drinks recalled due to cleaning solution found in some drinks
A recall is underway of Kraft Heinz Wild Cherry Capri Sun drinks. The company said the Capri Sun drinks are being recalled since they are contaminated with cleaning solution.  Check the …
This photo is from Australia, where a bounce house was sent soaring into the sky.
You May Want to deflate that Bounce house. Here’s why.
Who doesn’t love a bounce house? Turns out the answer to that may be everyone. A new study reports that bouncy houses, a mainstay at birthday parties, town fairs, and backyard events, are …
Drink Coffee & Live Longer? Study reports you'll add 7 years to your lifespan
Coffee Adds Longevity: 3 1/2 cups a day = 7 percent lower chance of dying     If you’re like me, you consider your coffee to be an integral part of your daily life. Some …
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Working from home: Better or worse for mental health?
Way.com reports on remote and hybrid work schedules and how they affect workers' lives.
New Films Explore the Power of AI and Technology in Mental Health
(BPT) - Lenovo released the newest iteration of its Work For Humankind project, titled Meet Your Digital Self. The project highlights the role that smarter technology and AI can play in helping to …
Dr. Jacob Sands
Hitting a Home Run for Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients
(NewsUSA) - Not long ago, small cell lung cancer was considered the forgotten cancer, and treatment was generally chemotherapy and radiation. But now, there is a new treatment that is showing great …
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Navigating a Rare, Lifelong Condition Often Diagnosed at Birth
(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a rare, lifelong genetic condition involving the adrenal glands that is …
Navigating chronic migraine: One woman’s quest to find the right doctor and preventive treatment
(BPT) - As a nursing student, Nicole, 32, has a busy yet rewarding life. She works 12-hour hospital shifts as a nursing assistant and spends her free time traveling and playing with her dogs, Bailey …
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 101: What every student-athlete should know
(Family Features) Heart conditions may be more often associated with older individuals, but you might be surprised to learn hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common condition responsible for sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
Staying Safe During Summer Vacations: 5 tips for traveling with health conditions
(Family Features) From staycations and road trips to Caribbean getaways and coastal cruises, summertime offers the chance to escape and unwind with a much needed (and deserved) vacation.
Tymia Green, who has sickle cell disease and has received 130 blood transfusions, participates in a ridealong with an American Red Cross transportation specialist to deliver blood products for hospital patients.
You Can Help People Living with Sickle Cell Disease
(NAPSI)—At 18 years old, Tymia Green has already accomplished remarkable feats. She’s graced fashion runways as a teen model, clinched the title of Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen, lobbied Congress …
New Program Helps COPD and Asthma Patients Afford Their Medicine
(BPT) - For many patients, a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can come as a shock. COPD, a chronic respiratory condition, can drastically impact quality of life, making …
World Hypoparathyroidism Day: How an Advocacy Organization is Driving Change to Transform Patients' Lives
(BPT) - This World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day, a global awareness and education event observed annually on June 1, the HypoPARAthyroidism Association (HPA) is calling for urgent change within …

Don’t Let Your Dog Bite The Hand That Serves You

Linthicum Heights, MD, letter carrier T.J. Jackson shows how mail carriers can use their satchel to protect themselves from aggressive dogs.
(NAPSI)—Incidents involving dog attacks on Postal Service employees rose to more than 5,800 cases last year—but you can help get those numbers down and keep your own mail delivery up.   …

5 Things Previvors Should Know

(BPT) - 1. “Previvor” means a “survivor of a predisposition to cancer.” Previvors are people who have an elevated risk, but who have never been diagnosed with cancer.The term …
Stroke Prevention: TCAR Procedure Offers New Hope for Carotid Artery Disease Patients
(BPT) - Did you know carotid artery disease (CAD) is responsible for up to one-third of all strokes? Early detection and treatment of CAD can significantly reduce your risk of having a stroke, and …
5 key differences between youth and adult mental health
Charlie Health provides data that highlights how youth and adult mental health differ—from prevalence rates to treatment options.
How a 28-Year-Old Woman Kept Her Sense of Adventure Following a Rare Disease Diagnosis
(BPT) - In 2018, a vibrant young woman with a passion for theater and education set off on the quest of a lifetime: spending a month walking 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage from France …
States that most often prescribe opioids to Medicaid patients
Ophelia explored how U.S. prescription opioid dispense rates in 2021 varied by state using Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data.
Not getting results from your Vitamin C serum? Here are 4 reasons why
(BPT) - One of the most praised skincare ingredients on social media is Vitamin C, with influencers and dermatologists alike touting its benefits of brightening the skin, adding luminosity and even …
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Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think
Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. …
Stay Safe and Healthy During and After Emergencies
(Family Features) As you're making your emergency preparedness checklist, it's also important to protect your heart and overall health in the wake of a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster.
Knowing the Signs of Stroke
(Family Features) Stroke can happen to anyone - it happens to more than 800,000 people every year in the United States. Knowing the signs of stroke and how to prevent it can help protect you or your loved ones from disabilities caused by stroke.
Here’s sunny news: To enhance your immune system, improve your heart function, increase calcium absorption, and promote bone density you can take one dietary supplement with both the ”sunshine vitamin” D and its helper, vitamin K.
Better Health, Naturally
(NAPSI)—If you’re like most Americans, you take a dietary supplement every day, according to a report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).   Yet, adds the Cleveland Clinic, …
Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains
Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where …
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New Prescription Topical for Common Skin Condition

(BPT) - Beyond the appearance and irritation of physical symptoms, seborrheic dermatitis is associated with a decrease in quality of life and may affect emotional well-being, self-esteem, and …

Navigating Childhood with Hemophilia A: Samuel’s Journey to Treatment

(BPT) - Article is sponsored and developed by Sanofi. Natalie and Samuel were compensated by Sanofi.When Natalie and her husband adopted four-year-old Samuel from China, they were excited to learn …

Fitness Enthusiast Unexpectedly Finds Cancer through New Screening Test

(BPT) - Putting Health FirstGym owner and avid fitness enthusiast, Rich, has always prioritized his health. He prides himself on being health conscious, taking steps to maintain his health and …

Ask your primary care provider about screening for signs of cognitive impairment

(BPT) - By Dorsey GriffithIn a cruel irony, one of the most significant health challenges facing older Americans is also one of the least diagnosed, especially in the early stages when steps can be …

Difficulty swallowing? You may have eosinophilic esophagitis

(BPT) - Do you find it difficult to swallow food? Does food feel like it gets stuck in your throat when you eat? These are common symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a disease that affects an …

Journey to type 1 diabetes diagnosis, helping to reduce the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis

(BPT) - Sponsored by Sanofi At just 25 years old, Amy Hsieh began experiencing a series of health-related symptoms that ultimately changed her life. Hsieh explained: “I was extremely thirsty, …

7 mental health benefits of exercise

(BPT) - Exercise is much more than just cardio and weights. You may not realize that as you're working up a sweat, you're taking a load off your mind, too. Many people face the nagging effects of …

Balancing Act: Blood Sugar Levels and Longevity

(BPT) - Glucose is fuel for all the cells in your body — when it's at normal levels; however, when levels are off it can lead to a host of irrevocable health problems. That’s why …

How this baseball All-Star steps up to the plate when it comes to pneumococcal pneumonia

(BPT) - Professional baseball player JD Martinez is at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia because he has asthma, and he doesn’t want to let it stop him from taking his shot on — or …