(NAPSI)—Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is abnormally frequent or chronic acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when stomach fluid backs up, or refluxes, into the esophagus, exposing it to gastric acid and other contents. While occasional reflux is normal, for some, it can be frequent an…
(NAPSI)—Whether it’s the sifting through mountains of swatches or trying to remember unique names for the color blue, selecting a new paint color for your home can be a daunting task. However, Chris Stigliano, merchandising director at Lowe’s, says there are three stress-free steps you can t…
(StatePoint) A day outdoors can be enjoyable, but keep in mind that this UV exposure can take its toll on skin health.
(BPT) - Americans can all play a role in the fight against cancer. Every day, progress is made against cancer through innovative research, the dedication of scientists and the bravery of the more than 14 million Americans living with the disease.
(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 t…
(StatePoint) Allergy symptoms can lead to a major disruption in quality of life. And unfortunately, they affect a lot of people. Nearly 60 million Americans suffer from allergic rhinitis (also commonly known as hay fever), according to the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.
(BPT) - Being human takes guts, but a sense of bold confidence doesn’t come easily for everyone; and often requires you to start from the inside. You may need to overcome mental roadblocks and bulldoze through personal physical barriers that have held you back.
(NewsUSA) - Olympic track and field stars, Ashton Eaton and his wife, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, have joined The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training as National Ambassadors.
(NAPSI)—Did you know that women are at greater risk for blindness and vision problems? The National Eye Institute, part of NIH, reminds women, especially those over age 40, to make their eye health a priority by taking five simple steps to protect their sight.
(NAPSI)—You may be surprised to learn that multiple myeloma is the second most common cancer of the blood, after leukemia. It starts in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. In time, myeloma cells collect in the bone marrow and may damage the solid part of the bone and eventually harm ot…
(NAPSI)—Caring for an aging parent can be a great challenge. And as our beloved seniors age, their primary caregivers, commonly their children, need to initiate many difficult conversations. Whether it’s suggesting the use of a hearing aid or simply talking about any other assistive device t…
(StatePoint) The constant juggle of work, family and other responsibilities can cause anybody to feel stressed. And stress is not only unpleasant, it can have negative ramifications on your health, including stomach upset, fatigue, headache and even depression and drug abuse, according to th…
(NewsUSA) - Don't be so quick to blame your sore jaw or stiff neck on sleeping on a flat pillow or at an odd angle. Instead, a pattern of subconscious nighttime teeth grinding and jaw clenching (known as bruxism) could be to blame.
(BPT) - If you are living with an autoimmune disease, you have most likely spent several years working with your doctor to find the right medication to manage your symptoms. Now that you’ve found a biologic treatment that works for you, what if at your next appointment, your doctor asks you …
(BPT) - For world-renowned soccer player Brandi Chastain, having a game plan in place to achieve goals was second nature. Chastain is a former member of the United States women's national soccer team and a retired professional soccer player who was recently elected to the U.S. Soccer Hall of…
(BPT) - Whether you're on or off the field, it's important to fuel up wisely. Leading sports nutritionists across the country recommend potatoes as the go-to choice for fueling your body before or after a workout.
(NAPSI)—Here’s health news you may find easy to swallow: Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have discovered a way people affected by dry mouth can improve their ability to eat and swallow, and reduce tooth plaque by 58 percent.
(NewsUSA) - Life is stressful. Between a down economy, long commutes to a job you may not even like, and overbearing bosses, not to mention trying to eke out a few minutes of "me" time in between diaper changes and dinner dates with your significant other, life can be challenging.
(BPT) - While the future of health care is still undetermined, one thing is certain: It's important for consumers to take steps to educate themselves about their health and well-being and become active participants in their plan of care. However, it can feel overwhelming to a patient to make…
(NAPSI)—Perhaps your doctor has talked to you about biosimilar medicines or you have heard or read about them in the news—but what are biosimilars? There is a great deal of complexity and confusion about what they are, how they are made and why they should matter to patients. A new education…
(StatePoint) While many people are aware of the risk factors of heart disease, fewer are aware that the blockages that can cause heart disease affect more than coronary arteries -- they can also affect other arteries throughout your body. This condition is called vascular disease, and can ca…
(NewsUSA) - A survey from Aflac and Working Mother magazine found that growing health care deductibles are unaffordable for nearly half of working mothers.
(BPT) - Katherine Troise is one of the roughly 31 million people who suffers from sinusitis, an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal passages, which can become infected.1 It causes symptoms like facial pain and pressure, headaches, and fatigue, and the discomfort can interfere with daily li…
(NAPSI)—Here’s news many may find eye-opening: Untreated, severe obstructive sleep apnea more than doubles your risk of dying from heart disease, the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project warns.
(BPT) - Get eight hours of sleep at night, eat your vegetables, and an apple a day keeps the doctor away – these are all common health sayings you’ve heard and probably believe to be true. While commonly told health myths may have some truth to them, there are some that don’t hold up to furt…
(BPT) - Health is a hot topic for many Americans these days, as evident by the named diets, wearable fitness trackers and apps for every possible health measurable. Yet as people show an increased focus on their weight, their cholesterol level or their muscle tone, they often forget that two…
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