People with kidney disease at higher risk for heart disease: Take charge and reduce risks through good nutrition and self-care

People with kidney disease at higher risk for heart disease: Take charge and reduce risks through good nutrition and self-care

(BPT) – Heart disease is a big problem in the United States, especially for the more than 20 million Americans living with kidney disease. That's because kidney disease causes a variety of health problems that make it harder for the heart to pump blood effectively. But if you've got kidney disease, take heart - there […] Read more
So you have heart failure, now what? 7 tips for management

So you have heart failure, now what? 7 tips for management

(BPT) – The common misconception about having heart failure is that your heart immediately stops beating. The reality is that heart failure can be a slow process that happens over time. Being diagnosed with the disease can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. At least one person is diagnosed with heart failure every minute, […] Read more
Make a striking focal point the foundation of your spa-like bathroom

Make a striking focal point the foundation of your spa-like bathroom

(BPT) – American homeowners' desire for spa-like bathrooms shows no signs of waning, says the latest Design Trends report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). From freestanding bath tubs and floating vanities to LED lighting and soothing color schemes, some of the most-requested bathroom renovations focus on creating the atmosphere of luxury and […] Read more
Taking charge of your AFib: Getting the facts and knowing your options

Taking charge of your AFib: Getting the facts and knowing your options

(BPT) – Being diagnosed with a chronic medical condition can be overwhelming. Patients and their doctors face a delicate balancing act to weigh the risks of a disease against the potential side effects and inconveniences of treatment. This is certainly true for patients with atrial fibrillation, better known as AFib, who have a significantly increased […] Read more
8 simple steps to help seniors, caregivers better manage medications

8 simple steps to help seniors, caregivers better manage medications

(BPT) – Modern medicine can work wonders. However, in order to be effective, medicine needs to be taken safely, according to prescribing guidelines, and patients and health care providers need to be vigilant about the dangers of drug interactions. When it comes to medication use, seniors take more prescription and over-the-counter drugs than any other […] Read more
Trying to quit? Tips from former smokers can help you succeed

Trying to quit? Tips from former smokers can help you succeed

(BPT) – Since the Surgeon General released the first report on smoking in 1964, the smoking rate among adults has decreased from 42 percent to 15 percent. Though great strides have been made, more than 36 million adults in the United States continue to smoke cigarettes, claiming nearly half a million lives a year and […] Read more
Keep your teen athlete fueled with these 4 vital tips

Keep your teen athlete fueled with these 4 vital tips

(BPT) – High school can be intense, but being a student athlete can intensify expectations. As the start of spring sports approaches, the stakes are even higher for your student to maintain the success they had first semester. There are practices, matches and conference finals that have to fit in with exams and semester-long projects. […] Read more
Protect your heart with these easy meal add-ins

Protect your heart with these easy meal add-ins

(BPT) – What's the biggest threat to our health? It isn't cancer or even accidents, but heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, one in four deaths in the U.S. is caused by heart disease, which includes heart attack and stroke. This statistic is scary, but the good news is, there is something powerful […] Read more
The smart advice that makes clean eating an attainable lifestyle choice

The smart advice that makes clean eating an attainable lifestyle choice

(BPT) – Healthy eating trends come and go. Sometimes the fads are extreme, over-the-top and hard to maintain, but others offer simple, attainable changes that make them well worth incorporating into your lifestyle. Clean eating, actively seeking out foods that are minimally processed with simple, natural ingredients, is a relatively recent food trend that's well […] Read more
Tackling Heart Health Head On: One Woman’s Journey to Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Tackling Heart Health Head On: One Woman’s Journey to Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

(BPT) – In 90-degree heat and with her heart pounding, Shawna Dukes was in her happy place as she sprinted up and down stadium stairs during the annual University of Texas women’s football training clinic. With determination in her stride, the physically fit, 58-year-old Texas native looked like she could take on anything. However, just […] Read more
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