People with reduced kidney function miss this important warning sign

(BPT) – Anyone with a chronic disease knows the importance of monitoring personal health data to keep on top of one’s disease. If you suffer from heart disease, for example, you watch your cholesterol and blood pressure closely, and if you are diabetic, you monitor your blood sugar. People suffering from reduced kidney function have […]

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Ask your doctor about these important topics on life-threatening allergies

(BPT) – The start of a new school year can be fraught with anxiety for children and parents alike. New school, new friends, new dynamics. And for children living with life-threatening allergies, that anxiety can be even more pointed as they – and their parents – consider and prepare for how to deal with a […]

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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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3 important health steps women can take to make their 50s fit and fabulous

(BPT) – By now you’ve probably heard the saying “the 50s are the new 30s,” and you may have even adopted that thinking for your own life. The motto doesn’t just mean people are living longer, but that they’re also maintaining a youthful perspective on life. While a positive attitude can be good for your […]

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Important safety steps to keep kids’ holidays bright, happy and burn-free

(BPT) – You bake their favorite treats, search stores for the toys they have begged for all year, stuff stockings and deck the halls to help ensure your children’s holidays are full of warm, happy memories. However, it is also important to ensure the holiday season is safe for kids and the whole family. In […]

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Protecting your health: Survey shows diabetic patients often skip important eye examinations

(BPT) – The leading cause of blindness, diabetes, is steadily growing and is expected to affect one in 10 people worldwide by 2040, the International Diabetes Federation predicts. As prevalent as the condition is, 79 percent of Americans don’t know diabetic eye diseases have no visible symptoms and more than half do not know comprehensive […]

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Food labels are important to dieters

Dieters are more likely to read and understand food labels than people who aren’t dieting. This is the finding of a study by Audrey Spencer from Lancaster University to be presented today, Thursday 8 May 2014, at the British Psychological Society annual conference hosted at the Birmingham International Convention Centre. Some 255 participants completed questionnaires […]

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Information technology can simplify weight-loss efforts; social support still important for success

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 69 percent of adults in the United States are currently overweight or obese, which puts these individuals at increased risk for chronic health problems. Although weight loss decreases this risk, statistics show that dieters often fail multiple times before meeting their goals. Now, MU researchers […]

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Diet And Exercise Are Important Choices For A Healthy Lifestyle

You met Doug and Amy last week and heard their story. I will refresh your memory a bit and then pick up where we left off. As you might recall Doug was having severe health problems, he had been diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome, a cluster of conditions increased blood pressure, high blood sugar level, excess […]

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