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(Family Features) Tis the season for holiday feasts, but making smart food choices and stepping up your oral hygiene routine can help you have a healthy, holiday season and a fresh, bright smile.
(BPT) - Major depressive disorder (MDD), also known as clinical depression, affects a large number of people. In fact, in the United States, it’s been estimated that more than 30 million people have suffered from MDD over a lifetime. Symptoms of MDD include saddened mood, loss of interest or pleasure, significant changes in weight or appetite, trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, lack of energy, restlessness or slowed thinking or movements, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, difficulty concentrating, or indecisiveness, and recurrent suicidal thoughts or actions.
(NewsUSA) - Nearly everyone gets heartburn now and then. But the fiery sensation that grips your chest and throat after eating spicy food, for example, can also be a symptom of a more serious condition: gastroesophageal reflux disease, which in its most chronic form can lead to cancer.
Arizona voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Proposition 303, which aims to allow terminally ill patients to gain access to experimental drugs that have passed the first phase of FDA approval.
(BPT) - When Schuyler Morris’ son, Bear, experienced his first life-threatening allergic reaction to dairy from a piece of buttered toast given to him by a well-meaning babysitter, Morris wasn’t initially sure the reaction warranted an epinephrine injection. Although Bear had previously been tested and diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy to dairy and peanuts by an allergist, in the moment, Morris questioned whether the signs and symptoms her son was experiencing were truly an emergency and didn’t want to overreact. Instead, she headed for her pediatrician’s office. Morris wasn’t even halfway there before she realized she needed to take action immediately.
(BPT) - Probablemente su madre le haya dicho alguna vez que “el pescado es el alimento del cerebro”. Pues resulta que tenía razón.
(BPT) - Your mother probably told you “fish is brain food.” Turns out she was right.
(BPT) - Cheryl Edwards was the host of her own radio talk show. But what she wants to talk about these days is how she made it through what she says was the darkest period of her life and how there’s hope for others to do the same.
(BPT) - New parents have plenty of concerns when it comes to raising a newborn, and pediatricians have heard them all. While some questions are unusual – “When can I feed my baby fast food?” or “Is it OK for my newborn baby to go kite surfing on my back?” – the most common ones are about the most basic of necessities: food.
(BPT) - Allergic rhinitis, or nasal allergies, affects an estimated 50 million people in the U.S., according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). While nasal allergies may seem common, the impact of allergens varies from person to person and often depends on the season.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Southern Arizona is warning consumers to be on the lookout for emails, websites and social media pages promoting unproven Ebola-related medical products, and dubious charities attempting to cash in on the Ebola virus scare.
(Family Features) Heather Loenser, DVM, knows first-hand the joys and challenges of traveling with her dog. She and her family recently adopted a year-old Border collie named Calvin.
(BPT) - As men age, they may develop a number of health conditions that some might consider too embarrassing, sensitive or difficult to discuss with others. Bones shrinking in size, receding gum lines and losing muscle mass1 are probably not problems that men scream about across the poker table with friends. But there are other conditions that men may experience that they might not even talk about with their partner, including erectile dysfunction (ED).
(BPT) - With each school year, children and parents alike must adapt to new teachers, new classes and new activities. For children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD), the condition can add increased complexity to an already challenging situation. Certain school-year “checkpoints” – like the first report card, parent-teacher conferences, and the upcoming holiday and winter breaks – are opportunities for parents to assess how their children are adjusting and see if changes may need to be made to their treatment plans.
(BPT) - Actor and father James Van Der Beek joined forces with AstraZeneca and FluMist® Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) to create a short video, which encourages families across the nation to become educated about the importance of flu vaccination. The campaign, a partnership between Van Der Beek and AstraZeneca, aims to debunk common misconceptions about seasonal influenza and its prevention that cause many individuals to avoid vaccination.
(BPT) - Flu season is officially here, and it may not be long before you or someone you know starts experiencing muscle aches, chills, fever and other flu-like symptoms. Unfortunately, these symptoms can also be caused by other illnesses, like the common cold, and it can be almost impossible to determine whether you have the flu based on symptoms alone. To get the most timely and effective treatment for your seasonal health needs, it is important know exactly what is causing your illness.
(BPT) - When it comes to men’s health, people often know about the leading conditions - heart disease, prostate cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure - but remain unaware of other conditions that potentially affect hundreds of thousands of men. People might be surprised to learn that 3-9%1 of adult men may be diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease (PD) in their lives. That means that up to 9 out of every 100 men may develop inelastic scar tissue, also known as “Peyronie’s plaque,” under the skin of the penis, causing it to curve when erect.1
(NAPSI)—Doctors just received good news for the more than 31 million Americans who suffer from sinusitis.
(BPT) - William "Rick" Richter was diagnosed with prostate cancer 10 years ago. Now, the avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and outdoors-enthusiast is sharing his story in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September. Richter hopes to encourage others with advanced prostate cancer to speak up about their symptoms and seek out all treatment options via informed decision making with their care team.
(BPT) - Lots of things can trigger a person’s heart to beat irregularly: exercise, stress or feeling startled can make your heart race or skip a beat. For an estimated five million Americans, an irregular heartbeat is a sign of a potentially life-threatening health condition called atrial fibrillation, or AFib.
(BPT) - Participating in outdoor activities, getting your hair cut, wearing a bathing suit – all of these may seem like ordinary activities but, for people with moderate to severe psoriasis, these activities can be a source of physical discomfort and emotional angst.
(BPT) - One afternoon about two and a half years ago, Bob Metzler was running out the door and caught the end of a television segment featuring Dr. Glenn Gaston, a hand specialist at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina, who was talking about a condition that causes your fingers to be pulled in towards your palm. For years before seeing this on TV, Bob described puffiness in his palm and was having difficulty straightening his ring and pinky fingers. Because his dad had arthritis, he assumed that he had arthritis in his hand, or that these changes were just a normal part of aging. Once he saw Dr. Gaston on TV, a light bulb went off in Bob’s head and he decided to make an appointment.
(BPT) - Corey Patrick, 36, has experienced partial-onset seizures since the age of four – at times as frequently as five per day. He is one of nearly 2.2 million Americans affected by epilepsy,1 a neurological disorder characterized by disturbances in the brain’s nerve cells, resulting in seizures.2 Partial-onset seizures – the most common type of seizures and the kind Corey experiences – may be associated with a wide range of other symptoms, depending on what part of the brain is affected.3 For Corey, these seizures tend to occur at night and often resemble sleepwalking.