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Flu facts: Top 5 things you need to know about the flu shot this year

(BPT) – You hear about it on the news. You see the signs in the pharmacy windows. Even your friends and co-workers are talking about it. The flu shot is a highly discussed topic, and for good reason! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, 5 to 20 percent of […]

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You need more fruits and veggies: 5 easy ways to get there

(BPT) – Most Americans understand the importance of involving a variety of fruits and vegetables into their diets, but finding inspiration and fresh ideas for incorporating them into everyday meals can be challenging. Research shows that only 10 percent of Americans are meeting the MyPlate recommendations for daily intake of fruits and veggies, according to […]

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Top 4 tips to help you get the sleep you need

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Top 4 tips to help you get the sleep you need

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A mother’s loss sheds light on need for better asthma control

(BPT) – For people living with asthma, managing the condition becomes part of their daily life. But some may not know that, in spite of their best efforts, their asthma may still be uncontrolled. Benjamin Buckley was one of those people. Ben, as he was known, was just 7 years old when he died from […]

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5 things parents need to know about HPV

(BPT) – Being a parent means looking out for your kids. When they were small it meant making sure they wore a helmet, crossed the street carefully and wore sunscreen. As they get older, the health challenges they face change. As they become adolescents, you can’t always be with them, so you warn against things […]

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How much juice should kids drink? What you need to know about juice and serving size

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – Selecting beverages for your children can be tricky. What should they be drinking and how much should they drink? Dr. Lisa Thornton, pediatrician and mother, breaks down new juice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and answers questions about 100 percent […]

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Need care today? Here are 4 choices to try before the emergency room

(BPT) – A health concern rarely strikes when it’s convenient for you, and in most cases it occurs at the worst possible time. When you need care and don’t have time to schedule an appointment, what do you do? You head to the emergency room, of course. You wait in the long ER lines and […]

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Fiber: What it is and why you need more of it in your diet

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5 things you need to know about vaccines

(BPT) – No one wakes up in the morning hoping to be sick. Yet despite the angst people have about becoming ill, many forgo one of the easiest, most effective ways to protect themselves and their loved ones from common and even severe illnesses — they choose not to get vaccinated. There are many reasons […]

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