Too many with epilepsy are unaware of this uncommon but fatal threat

Too many with epilepsy are unaware of this uncommon but fatal threat

(BPT) – For people with epilepsy-and for those who care for them-the side effects of the condition are well known. They know all about the seizures and they also know how best to care for themselves or their loved ones should a seizure occur. While the persistent possibility of a seizure is well known, many […] Read more
Thinking about a career in health care? Consider this

Thinking about a career in health care? Consider this

(BPT) – Medical professionals are in greater demand than ever before, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), by the year 2025, the United States could need as many as 90,000 more physicians than it actually has, and the demand for nurses and other health […] Read more
Think you’re eating well? Misconceptions lead to nutrient deficiencies for many

Think you’re eating well? Misconceptions lead to nutrient deficiencies for many

(BPT) – The good news? Americans think they are eating well; in fact, 60 percent say they eat a very healthy diet. The not-so-good news? Perception and reality may not be aligned. Only 6 percent of Americans report eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day, reveals recent research from supplement maker […] Read more
The important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and adults healthy

The important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and adults healthy

(BPT) – Every one of the nearly 12,000 babies born in the United States each day may be susceptible to infectious diseases. The good news is that vaccines can help protect children from some of these diseases. As National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) approaches, it is timely to remember the role that vaccinations can play […] Read more
Fresh ways to enjoy pizza night and make a balanced meal

Fresh ways to enjoy pizza night and make a balanced meal

(BPT) – You know a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables is best for your health, but achieving that can be a challenge given everything you have to accomplish in a day. Daily meal planning doesn’t have to be such a chore if you turn to your freezer for a little help. […] Read more
Proper nutrition is key to senior health

Proper nutrition is key to senior health

(BPT) – Americans are now living longer than ever before. In fact, one of the fastest growing segments is people over the age of 85 who will represent 20 percent of the population by the year 2040. Because we are living longer, certain conditions specific to seniors are also on a steady rise. Dehydration, falls, […] Read more
Experts say alarming rise in STDs among young adults requires urgent action

Experts say alarming rise in STDs among young adults requires urgent action

(BPT) – Lauren, a young woman from North Carolina, started noticing symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) after being with a new partner. As someone who typically took great care of her health, she knew it was important to get her symptoms checked out. She was surprised to learn that she had chlamydia. "Luckily, […] Read more
Simple ideas to get in shape for summer

Simple ideas to get in shape for summer

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – Getting in shape for summer is more than just feeling good in a swimsuit. It’s being healthy so you can participate in all the fun activities that come along with the warmer weather. From hiking to swimming, you don’t want to miss out […] Read more
Tips to reduce your health care expenses

Tips to reduce your health care expenses

(BPT) – Health care costs are in the news all the time. You hear about them at work and when you’re with friends and family. The comments are always the same. Health care is getting more and more expensive and it seems to be outpacing the money you make. Fortunately you’re not helpless when it […] Read more
Unique ideas to be gutsier in life

Unique ideas to be gutsier in life

(BPT) – Being human takes guts, but a sense of bold confidence doesn’t come easily for everyone; and often requires you to start from the inside. You may need to overcome mental roadblocks and bulldoze through personal physical barriers that have held you back. Now is an ideal time to break free of those internal […] Read more
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