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(BPT) - World class snowboarder, Paralympic®** medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Amy Purdy and her mother, Sheri, have teamed up to launch Take Action Against Meningitis. The campaign encourages parents to take a pledge to talk to their healthcare providers about helping to protect their teens from meningococcal meningitis.
(StatePoint) One in five adults in the United States now reports having doctor-diagnosed arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For those living with the chronic pain of this disease, learning how to manage arthritis is crucial to the health and happiness of millions of Americans.
(NAPSI)—As cold and flu season begins, it is important to pay attention to the active ingredients in prescription and over-the-counter medications you take to alleviate your cold symptoms, especially if you already take medicines for chronic pain.
(NAPSI)—Every year, more than 126,000 hospitalizations and 17,000 deaths in the U.S. are due to overdose or overuse of acetaminophen and NSAIDs, which are present in many prescription or over-the-counter pain medications.
(NAPSI)—If you have high blood pressure and purchase an over-the-counter (OTC) medication, you may be getting more than you bargained for.
(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.
(Family Features) As they gear up for Halloween this year, kids across the United States can make a difference in the lives of kids around the world by raising funds for those in need.
(BPT) - Fun, family, food – the holidays are packed with enjoyable activities. But hectic schedules, holiday stress, and tasty indulgences at every turn can lead to a few extra pounds by the year’s end. Fortunately, with a few smart strategies, joyful eating doesn’t have to result in holiday weight gain.
(NewsUSA) - It's a David-vs.-Goliath dispute, and millions of patients are caught in the middle -- perhaps even unaware they're about to lose coverage for the compounded medications they need for their conditions.
(NAPSI)—Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common condition that affects nearly 1 in 3 Americans. In addition to following a healthy diet and lifestyle, many people living with the condition are prescribed daily medication to control their hypertension and heart failure and will need long-term access to this important class of medicine.
We all know that education is a life-long experience – we can all learn something new every day.
(BPT) - Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the U.S.1. The most common type is osteoarthritis (OA), which affects approximately 27 million adults nationwide2. OA occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time, causing pain in joints such as the hips, knees and hands. The majority of people living with OA may experience limited mobility, as well as trouble performing activities of daily living3.
Tim Cheves has used his own medical issue to motivate him. Cheves, who battled chronic fatigue and immunodeficiency syndrome as well as other issues, is now hoping to help others as a doctor.
(BPT) - Sending children back to school comes with a long checklist of items to remember. For example, you need to know what school supplies to buy. You will want to visit the school to find the classroom and meet the teacher. You will also plan after-school activities full of fun enrichment opportunities. If you have a child with asthma or allergies going back to school this fall, you need another item on that list. Specifically, your checklist should also include connecting with the teachers, school nurse and other school staff about your child’s symptoms, treatment and prevention strategies.
Phoenix-headquartered Banner Health has reached an agreement with the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) and the University of Arizona (UA) to create a statewide health care organization and a comprehensive model for academic medicine.
Whoever coined the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” was right on target. Recent research seems to indicate that there are several healthy benefits of having a good laugh. It’s common sense that a good belly laugh can instantly relieve physical tension and stress—but that is just the start.
The call of the great outdoors is irresistible to many, and in Southern Arizona you can count on nearly 300 sunny days per year. But venturing into the wilderness and exploring can mean entering into an extreme environment, where an injury can leave you stranded on a mountaintop or in the desert, hurt on a remote bike path, or severely dehydrated.
1. Washington and Kabul reach a security pact The U.S. and Afghanistan agreed on a security deal to allow thousands of U.S. training and counterterrorism troops to stay behind after NATO forces withdraw at the end of 2014. Afghan President Hamid Karzai, however, told tribal leaders meeting on Thursday to consider the pact that he wouldn't sign it. He said that it should be left for his successor after elections next year. U.S. officials fear an extended delay could derail the plan. [Reuters, Wall Street Journal] ………………………………………………………………………………
The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter is pleased to announce the arrival of new Cat Care Manager, Florence Clark. Ms. Clark brings over 30 years of professional veterinary experience, with particular expertise in emergency and critical care at high volume, specialty clinics in New York, Boston and Los Angeles. In addition, Florence recently served as Medical Director for the MSPCA shelter at Angell Memorial Hospital.
Neill Blomkamp, who wrote and directed the very good “District 9,” is one of the few film creators working today who actually tries to make meaningful science-fiction movies; and with his latest effort, Elysium, he once again wraps his thought-provoking views of the world’s ills in an action-packed and visually stunning package that is palatable even to moviegoers who don’t agree, understand or even care about the message.