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(BPT) - “Oh the weather outside is frightful.” For many, this sums up the blustery season known as winter. With cold temperatures blanketing cities and towns, many have been spending more time indoors with friends and family. While everyone should take steps to stay healthy during this season, a cancer patient is at greater risk for picking up an infection because their immune system is not as strong as usual. If you have cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy treatment, there are some important things you can do this winter that may help you avoid getting an infection.
(BPT) - A popular social media meme holds that “growing old isn’t for sissies.” Plenty of older women would probably agree with that sentiment as they cope with age-related issues specific to their gender, such as osteoporosis and increased risk of breast cancer. Yet the greatest health risk women face as they age is one society most often thinks of as predominantly affecting men: heart disease.
(Family Features) Borrowing money can help you manage your way out of a tight spot, but doing so without knowing all the facts can make your finances even tighter in the long run.
CNN: Saudi Arabia's longtime king, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, died early this morning at the age of 90. The cause of death has not been released.
(StatePoint) Whether you live for culinary adventure or unfamiliar items on your plate make you nervous, trying new foods is a worthwhile endeavor. But even avid foodies don’t have the time to try everything.
(NAPSI)—Emerging research suggests a link between obesity and the risk of developing and dying from many common cancers. Obesity is quickly overtaking tobacco as the leading preventable cause of cancer, with as many as 84,000 cancer diagnoses attributed to obesity each year in the United States. It is also estimated that obesity or excess weight contributes to as many as one in five cancer-related deaths.
(NAPSI)—While strokes are a leading cause of death and disability in adults in the United States, there are ways to reduce your risk of having one.
(BPT) - Americans’ love affair with pets continues to grow with approximately 69 million households owning a pet, according to American Veterinary Medical Association. In fact, pet ownership has tripled since the 1970s, and today there are 74.1 million owned cats alone. Felines are great companion animals, but there is still a surprising amount of widely accepted misinformation about cats – and it’s causing a multitude of issues.
New York Times: A Nebraska research center is trying to use surgery and breeding to engineer cattle to better suit modern farm needs. The goal is to make animals that produce more offspring, yield more meat and cost less to raise.
A new strain of flu for which there is no complete vaccine has made national headlines and created murmured concern locally after Pima County saw its first pediatric flu death since 2009.
(NAPSI)—1. All women are at risk.
(BPT) - Some people don’t think that “talking” alone can make a difference when it comes to someone’s health. But when it comes to helping prevent potentially life-threatening pregnancy complications, conversations can be a powerful tool.
(NAPSI)—Good news: Stroke has dropped from the nation’s fourth-leading cause of death to No. 5, according to new federal statistics.
CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which is commonly performed when someone goes into cardiopulmonary arrest. CPR does not have to be performed by a medical professional. Anyone can learn CPR so that they can use it in a situation where a medical professional has not yet arrived on the scene.
(BPT) - If it weren’t for a woman named Sandy, Brenda T. might have a very different story to tell.
Over the weekend, like many, my heart sank when I heard the news of two New York officers sitting in their patrol car when a man came up and basically assassinated them. Apparently, the suspect, who is now also dead, did this in the name of officers killing “unarmed” African American men Michael Brown, from Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner, who died in New York after a police officer restrained him in a choke hold.
On December 23, 2014, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Sheriff’s Department Crimes Against Children Unit responded to the 7400 block of North Desert Post Road to serve a search warrant reference Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. The detectives were there to search for physical and technological evidence to further their investigation.
(BPT) - The pressure to prepare for the holidays can be intense – decorating your home, wrapping gifts, preparing family meals…
The Pima County Health Department and the Arizona Department of Health Services have confirmed that a minor who was cared for at a Pima County hospital has died due to complications from the flu virus. The patient had other underlying health conditions that may have led to a higher risk for complications from the flu. This case marks the first reported pediatric flu related death in Arizona this season, and the first in Pima County since 2009.
(NAPSI)—Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a malfunction of the electrical rhythm of the heart, can strike anyone, at any time—but you can lead the way to save a life.
(NAPSI)—It takes a tough man to build a thriving business, and Frank Perdue was certainly the man for the task.