Helping Wishes take flight: How one pilot made a difference
(BPT) - When American Airlines Captain Matthew Asdel's son was diagnosed with cancer 20 years ago, Make-A-Wish® made it possible for him to go on a Disney cruise. His son, now 24, is working on …
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Protect Yourself from Changing Flu and COVID-19 Viruses
Protect Yourself from Changing Flu and COVID-19 Viruses
(NewsUSA) - The viruses that cause COVID-19 and flu continuously change or “mutate” to escape our natural immune responses and the protection provided by vaccines. As a result, for both flu and …
3 days ago
Innovative Tech Tackles Heart Failure Symptoms
(BPT) - Heart failure affects more than six million adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with numbers expected to significantly rise over the next …
4 days ago
5 Travel Tips for People with Diabetes
(Family Features) One thing travelers living with type 1 diabetes can't leave behind: their diabetes. If you're planning a trip this summer and looking for a better way to manage your diabetes, consider these tips.
5 days ago
Love and Support: An 80-Year-Old Mother's Journey with Aortic Stenosis
Love and Support: An 80-Year-Old Mother's Journey with Aortic Stenosis
(NewsUSA) - All her life, Darian Tymes has been a high-energy woman with a positive spirit and a can-do attitude. When she started losing her breath and feeling fatigued simply moving from room to …
5 days ago
Health news for your family
Staying Stronger for Longer: Addressing Sarcopenia with Exercise
Staying Stronger for Longer: Addressing Sarcopenia with Exercise
(NewsUSA) - Muscle health is just as important as bone health over the lifespan. When a decrease in muscle mass leads to a reduced quality of life and an inability to perform everyday tasks, it …
Thursday, July 11
Heartfelt Hope: A Young Mom's New Lease on Life
Heartfelt Hope: A Young Mom's New Lease on Life
(NewsUSA) - When faced with a life-threatening heart condition, the right medical device and treatment plan can mean the difference between life and death. Heart disease is the leading cause of …
Tuesday, July 9
How Older Adults Can Find Help in their Communities
How Older Adults Can Find Help in their Communities
(Sara Tribe Clark) - The Eldercare Locator is national call center that helps older adults and family caregivers find local services to help them stay in their homes and communities independently. …
Monday, July 8
Family Meals Boost Mental Health for All Ages
Family Meals Boost Mental Health for All Ages
(NewsUSA) - Sharing a meal -- with family members that include relatives but also those you choose to call family -- not only promotes healthy eating, but healthier minds as well, new data …
Friday, July 5
Four lost pregnancies. Five weeks of IVF injections. One storm.
The 19th reports on how a couple spent years and tens of thousands of dollars trying to have a baby, and then Hurricane Ian hit and changed their course.
Jessica Kutz, The 19th, Zoya Teirstein for Grist
Wednesday, July 3

Biomarker Testing: Improving Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer

(BPT) - Metastatic breast cancer (MBC), or stage IV breast cancer, is when the cancer has spread beyond the breasts to other parts of the body. While currently considered incurable, for many, …
Tuesday, July 2

Cool Ways to Protect Yourself from Heat-Related Illness

Extreme heat can be deadly, but you can take steps to stay safe.
(NAPSI)—Much of the U.S. could face hotter than normal conditions this year as the climate crisis drives higher temperatures—but you can keep yourself and those you care about safe.   …
Tuesday, July 2
6 Natural Ways to Protect Your Health
(Family Features) Natural and plant-based remedies have been around for centuries, and for everyday treatments like minor cuts, scrapes and rashes, they can have real benefits.
Monday, July 1
States with the highest rates of people receiving mental health treatment
Wysa analyzed data compiled by the SAMHSA to find which U.S. states had the highest rates of adults receiving mental health treatment.
Elena Cox
Friday, June 28
Be Aware: Mercury Is Prohibited in The Mail
(NAPSI)—Many people may be surprised to learn they’ve been sending dangerous, prohibited items through the mail. That’s why the Postal Service is reminding customers that metallic mercury and …
Friday, June 28
Obesity is a chronic disease that affects some ethnic and racial groups more than others but anyone can take steps to combat it.
Beyond the Scale: Learn the Facts About Obesity
by the American Gastroenterological Association (NAPSI)—Obesity is a life-long health problem that affects more than 42% of American adults. Most people don’t know that obesity is a disease and …
Tuesday, June 25
Resilience in the face of a rare, neuromuscular disorder, gMG
(BPT) - Imagine going to work and, in the middle of leading a staff meeting, you start slurring your words. You don’t feel ill and nothing like this has ever happened before. You have no …
Monday, June 24
News for a healthful life

A patient’s story: Managing ulcerative colitis symptoms from diagnosis to treatment

(BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Tiffany partnered with Pfizer to share her experience living with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC).Tiffany, a mother of two from Westfield, …

Monday, June 24

Planning knee replacement surgery? How innovative new tech can help your recovery

(BPT) - Nearly one million Americans will have a total knee replacement this year. In the past five years, knee replacements have received a high-tech enhancement, thanks to the world’s first …
Thursday, June 20

Millions of U.S. Adults Have Gum Disease, But New Survey Shows Many Don’t Know It

(BPT) - Gum disease. Nearly half of all U.S. adults over 30 years old (or nearly 65 million people) have it1. However, only 16% of adults 30+ (referred to as “consumers” throughout) …
Wednesday, June 19

New Films Explore the Power of AI and Technology in Mental Health

(BPT) - Lenovo released the newest iteration of its Work For Humankind project, titled Meet Your Digital Self. The project highlights the role that smarter technology and AI can play in helping to …

Wednesday, June 12

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Navigating a Rare, Lifelong Condition Often Diagnosed at Birth

(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a rare, lifelong genetic condition involving the adrenal glands that is …
Tuesday, June 11

Navigating chronic migraine: One woman’s quest to find the right doctor and preventive treatment

(BPT) - As a nursing student, Nicole, 32, has a busy yet rewarding life. She works 12-hour hospital shifts as a nursing assistant and spends her free time traveling and playing with her dogs, Bailey …
Tuesday, June 11

New Program Helps COPD and Asthma Patients Afford Their Medicine

(BPT) - For many patients, a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can come as a shock. COPD, a chronic respiratory condition, can drastically impact quality of life, making …

Monday, June 3

World Hypoparathyroidism Day: How an Advocacy Organization is Driving Change to Transform Patients' Lives

(BPT) - This World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day, a global awareness and education event observed annually on June 1, the HypoPARAthyroidism Association (HPA) is calling for urgent change within …
Friday, May 31

5 Things Previvors Should Know

(BPT) - 1. “Previvor” means a “survivor of a predisposition to cancer.” Previvors are people who have an elevated risk, but who have never been diagnosed with cancer.The term …
Friday, May 31
More health news
3 tips for preventing heat stroke
As a primary care physician who often treats patients with heat-related illnesses, I know all too well how heat waves create spikes in hospitalizations and deaths related to “severe nonexertional hyperthermia,” or what most people call “heat stroke.” …
Gabriel Neal, Texas A&M University, The Conversation
Wednesday, June 19
Counseling, therapy, and psychology careers: What's the difference? outlines the differences in counseling, therapy, psychology and psychiatry curricula to help make career decisions easier for students.
Ann Feeney, Janice Monti
Tuesday, June 18
Working from home: Better or worse for mental health? reports on remote and hybrid work schedules and how they affect workers' lives.
Jeannie Assimos
Wednesday, June 12
Dr. Jacob Sands
Hitting a Home Run for Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients
(NewsUSA) - Not long ago, small cell lung cancer was considered the forgotten cancer, and treatment was generally chemotherapy and radiation. But now, there is a new treatment that is showing great …
Wednesday, June 12
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 101: What every student-athlete should know
(Family Features) Heart conditions may be more often associated with older individuals, but you might be surprised to learn hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common condition responsible for sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
Monday, June 10