(BPT) - Did you know that 1 in 10 people in the US have a rare disease1? That means you or a loved one probably know someone who is affected by a rare disease, but do you know what it’s like to live with one of these isolating conditions? Today there are approximately 7,000 different known rare diseases ranging from rare forms of cancer to debilitating genetic diseases, with new diseases being identified regularly2.
NPR: The bacterial outbreak at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center highlights shortcomings in the federal government's efforts to avert the most lethal hospital infections, which are becoming increasingly impervious to treatment.
(NAPSI)—Years of helping other blinded veterans paid off recently for one dedicated volunteer, in the form of the Department of Veterans Affairs’s (VA) National Male Volunteer of the Year award.
CNN: Seven patients at a Los Angeles hospital caught CRE after routine endoscopic treatments for bile ducts, gall bladder or pancreas.
(NAPSI)—Wendy, of Fort Worth, Texas, had daily migraines for a decade. Numerous visits to medical doctors and specialists brought no relief. But one day, while waiting for her daughter at her orthodontist’s office, Wendy read about TruDenta (www.TruDenta.com). “Who would have thought a dentist could fix your headaches? But what could it hurt? I had tried everything else!”
(NAPSI)—Every 4½ minutes in the U.S., a baby is born with a birth defect leading to hospital-related economic costs that exceed $2.6 billion annually—but the risk of birth defects can be decreased.
A 60,000 square-foot Ventana Medical Systems logistics facility is one step closer to a reality in the town of Marana.
(NAPSI)—There’s a new re source to help people with cancer, a history of cancer or a risk of cancer evaluate insurance plans in the health insurance marketplaces during the 2015 open enrollment period.
(BPT) - Finding your passion and doing what you love isn’t always simple. And as Troy Howell knows firsthand, living with a chronic medical condition can make these pursuits even more challenging. But with a strong support system, hard work and a lot of courage, Troy is now living the life he wants while managing a rare bleeding disorder.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those at risk for, or in the early stages of, age-related macular degeneration, or AMD—an eye disease that is also a leading cause of vision loss among people ages 50 and older.
(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep deprivation is a serious and growing epidemic in the U.S. with potentially life-threatening consequences. The chronically sleep deprived may be at greater risk for obesity, heart disease, heart attack and even premature death.
Natural Life Holistic Oasis (NLHO) continues to put a new spin on creating optimal health and vitality for its patients. Established in Tucson in June 2010, NLHO veers from the path of using traditional medicine as a cure-all, instead pursuing a holistic approach to healing the body, mind, and spirit.
(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) - At 47 years old, a stroke was the last thing Brian Donlan of Babylon, New York, expected when he arrived at his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu workout. Feeling healthy and in shape, he was passionate about fitness and martial arts and frequently practiced at the dojo or competed in tournaments. But when the workout ended and he couldn’t stand or speak, he knew something was wrong.
(Family Features) Receiving a cancer diagnosis often comes as a shock, for the person who is diagnosed as well as family and friends. It can be challenging to know the right questions to ask, or how to get the right information heading in to treatment.
(BPT) - Fifty is a major milestone in a woman’s life: from physical changes, to becoming an empty-nester, to new homes or careers, it can be a time to re-focus on one’s self and gain a new sense of freedom. During this time, one change that women may not anticipate is postmenopause.
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) celebrates its 10th anniversary today caring for patients in its community. The hospital opened its doors in 2005 with 96 beds and only three of its four floors built out. The fourth floor opened in 2007 and today the hospital has grown to 146 beds. Over the years it has added a variety of services based on community need including a Sleep Center and Senior Behavioral Health Unit. Today, OVH is an integral part of the community. In addition to the healthcare services it provides, the hospital offers monthly free health seminars, periodic free flu shot clinics and free cholesterol screenings. The hospital also supports a variety of community events including Harvest for Hope, and participates in community health fairs and festivals to help educate and empower community members to take charge of their health.
(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)—Good news: Stroke has dropped from the nation’s fourth-leading cause of death to No. 5, according to new federal statistics.
(BPT) - For years, doctors treated lung cancer as one disease. The discovery of molecular biomarkers and advent of biomarker-driven therapies, however, has led to the understanding that lung cancer is actually made up of many distinct subtypes, which impacts the way the disease is diagnosed and treated.
Northwest Fire District units responded Sunday night to the area of I-10 at Cortaro Farms after receiving reports of a vehicle rollover. The call was received at 9:22pm. Crews arrived within minutes to find a small SUV type vehicle that had rolled several times and had extensive damage. The vehicle came to rest between the westbound direction of travel of I-10 and the westbound off ramp. Two out of three occupants were ejected out of the vehicle.
(NAPSI)—Palliative care helps prevent, manage and relieve the symptoms of cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment, but too few patients with cancer receive this essential extra level of care.
Talking to a doctor about palliative care can help cancer patients and their families deal with the disease. (NAPS)
(NewsUSA) - It's one of the most common injuries from a car crash, and those who've experienced it know it can be even more painful than watching a C-SPAN hearing on waste management.
(StatePoint) Heart failure is costing Americans a fortune. The estimated cost of the disease in the U.S. was $31 billion in 2012. That number is estimated to swell to $70 billion by 2030, according to the American Heart Association -- which means that by 2020, every U.S. taxpayer could pay $244 each year for heart failure expenses.