Tag Archives: Taking

Taking Opioids for Pain? Speak up. Ask the Hard Questions.

(BPT) – Opioids often are the go-to pain killer for everything from back aches and injuries to post-surgical pain, as evidenced by the more than 300 million prescriptions written each year. While they can help with moderate to severe short-term pain, opioids are not without risk. Because they have significant side effects, embracing a n Read more

Taking the Mystery Out of Cancer Clinical Trials

(BPT) – In 2012, Donna Fernandez was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer-a disease that claims the lives of more than 150,000 men and women in the United States each year. She went through multiple rounds of various medicines, but her disease progressed. Her doctor offered her a choice: start a new chemotherapy regimen or […] Read more

Is hidden salt hurting your health? Five tips for taking control

(BPT) – A typical soup and sandwich lunch can seem like a healthy meal. However, the bread, cold cuts and soup can be packed with something that can have a negative impact on your overall wellness: salt. ‘Even meals that seem healthy, like a turkey sandwich with a side of cottage cheese, can have high […] Read more

Is hidden salt hurting your health? Five tips for taking control

(BPT) – A typical soup and sandwich lunch can seem like a healthy meal. However, the bread, cold cuts and soup can be packed with something that can have a negative impact on your overall wellness: salt. ‘Even meals that seem healthy, like a turkey sandwich with a side of cottage cheese, can have high […] Read more

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 Read more

Reducing risks while taking care of business: Tips to avoid distracted driving

(BPT) – The pace of business never seems to stop, and thanks to the convenience of cell phones, many people work on the go, even while they're driving. Yet cell phone use is one of the most common type of distracted driving, and it claims thousands of lives and causes thousands more injuries every year. […] Read more

Heart Racing? How Being Informed and Taking Action Can Stop a Common Heart Condition

(BPT) – For some, simple activities that others often take for granted - like walking around the neighborhood or doing chores around the house - can make them feel tired or dizzy. They may feel their heart racing or like a hummingbird is flapping its wings in their chest. These symptoms may point to atrial […] Read more

Pushed to the brink: How suicide is taking our heroes

(BPT) – The Purple Heart Foundation recognizes that suicide among U.S. veterans is taking place at an alarming rate. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every single day, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. These twenty-two heroes fought to protect the American homeland. These twenty-two heroes volunteered for a life away from Read more

Taking B vitamins won’t prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Taking B vitamins doesn’t slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, conclude Oxford University researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data involving 22,000 people to offer a final answer on this debate. High levels in the blood of a compound called homocysteine have been found Read more

Taking iron improves women’s exercise performance, study shows

A new University of Melbourne study has found that women who take iron supplements, experience a marked improvement in their exercise performance. Published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers undertook a systematic review and analysis of the effect of iron supplementation to the exercise performance of women in child-bearing years. Lead Read more
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