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Veterans fought for freedom; struggle with lung health

(BPT) – After serving their country, many veterans face long-term health challenges but sometimes symptoms may not appear for decades and aren’t quickly recognized, aggravating their condition. The lung disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an example that’s disproportionately affecting veterans. COPD is now the Read more

Hispanic health: Addressing 4 myths about Type 2 diabetes

(BPT) – Chances are you know someone with type 2 diabetes (T2D) – whether it be a parent, cousin, neighbor or a co-worker. Yet, did you know that diabetes disproportionately affects the Hispanic community in the United States? In fact, nearly 16.9 percent of Hispanic-American adults in the U.S. are living with T2D, compared to Read more

Congress may improve access to integrated care for dialysis patients

(BPT) – More than 700,000 people in the U.S. suffer from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), also known as kidney failure. These patients often cope with multiple chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. They may also have financial difficulties, which limit their ability to access preventative health care services. Read more

Is healthy-ish good enough for your eyesight? [Infographic]

(BPT) – New study reveals a need for excellent er awareness about eye care and light done right as part of an overall personal wellness plan. Brandpoint – Free Online Content http://www.youtube.com/v/IISU-5kI7hg?fs=1 * Social Media Day 2017 Jacksonville: Roberto Blake offers a session on Growing a YouTube Channel for Businesses and Read more

Control your diabetes while controlling costs

(BPT) – Controlling the ‘ABCs of diabetes,’ namely A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, is difficult enough, but when you add that second C – costly medications – it’s easy to see how one’s levels can spiral out of control very quickly. According to the American Diabetes Association, for the 30 Read more

5 questions about applying for disability benefits

(BPT) – Age and chronic illness can take a toll. A June 2017 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the most costly health conditions in the U.S. include: heart disease, cancer, arthritis, stroke and type 2 diabetes. An estimated 117 million people have one or more chronic health conditions. These […] Read more

Homeowners liable for snow and ice control

(BPT) – Whenever it snows, it is common to see shopping center employees and business owners out and about clearing pathways, parking spaces and entrances of snow and ice. But this isn’t just good business to help customers get in the door, it is also a liability issue should someone slip, fall and injure themselves. […] Read more

Prepare the perfect turkey for your holiday meal

(BPT) – Think of the holiday season and answer this question: The holidays are the only time of year I do … what? Maybe it’s the only time of year you set up a Christmas tree, hang mistletoe or travel to a certain destination. For many, the holidays are also the only time of year […] Read more

Clear winter roads keep us safe and the economy humming

(BPT) – Across the U.S., more than 70 percent of the population lives in areas affected by snow and ice. Each winter the average driver in these areas will see more than 5 inches of snow on the roads. And when the snow is falling there are few things more comforting than the sight of […] Read more

Invisible hearing aids make myths of wearing one disappear

(BPT) – While 48 million Americans have significant hearing loss, many of them do not wear a hearing aid. In fact, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 80 percent of people who would benefit from wearing a hearing aid do not wear one. Looking older, doesn’t fit lifestyle and too much of a […] Read more
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