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How One Company Used Virtual Reality to Educate Doctors about Adults with ADHD

(BPT) – Have you ever struggled to explain what you were feeling to your doctor or healthcare professional? If so, you may have wondered if there was a way to help your doctor see the world through your eyes. Virtual reality technology is one way companies are working to help bridge the gap between what […]

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Young adults seek opioid alternatives for pain relief after wisdom teeth extraction

(BPT) – Summer vacation is the time of year students of every age look forward to. Warm weather, no school or homework, and summer travels – there are plenty of reasons to enjoy the break from the classroom. However, it’s not all fun and games, especially for college students. Summer break is also the busiest […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Hospital-based exercise program improves quality of life for adults with arthritis, other muscle and joint conditions

It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise can be beneficial for people suffering from arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions. A new study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that older adults experienced less pain, reduced stiffness and less fatigue after participating in a hospital-based exercise program. “The study adds to the growing body […]

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Weekly Wellness: The Fitness Mentality For Sedentary Adults

Our weekly fitness column, Weekly Wellness, is back again. This week, Adam Kamuda from MFC Sports Performance in Darien, talks about why strength training is a must for kids of all ages. I am writing this article as a way to help adults develop the proper perspective and mentality when it comes to fitness. If […]

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Tips For Adults Over 60 With Heart Disease To Still Enjoy Sex

Heart disease is one of the biggest killers of both men and women in our society. It is very important to take care of it. One fear that many people over the age of 60 have is that their heart disease will put a damper on their sex life. There are ways to effectively control […]

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Small weight gain can raise blood pressure in healthy adults

Gaining just five pounds can increase your blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. Many people understand the health dangers of large amounts of extra body weight, but researchers in this study wanted to see the impact of a small weight gain of […]

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Beating childhood cancer does not necessarily make survivors healthier adults, study shows

Having survived cancer as a child does not necessarily have a ripple effect that makes people lead a healthier lifestyle once they grow up. In fact, in a report derived from a National Cancer Institute-funded study of childhood cancer survivors known as the Chicago Healthy Living Study, investigators found that childhood cancer survivors in no […]

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Adults with eosinophilic esophagitis should consider a diet change

Dietary elimination is a successful method of treatment for adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. “By eliminating specific foods from patients’ diets, symptoms improved in 71 percent of patients, and endoscopic appearance improved in 54 percent,” […]

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