Health & Wellness
Finding inspiration in basketball
(BPT) - If you love March basketball, here’s how to use the time and energy you spent on choosing a winning bracket to live your own hoop dreams. Step 1: Put down the remote. If you enjoy the game enough to watch others play, it stands to reason that basketball will be an enjoyable way for you to get cardiovascular ex...
Iron matters for patients with chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health problem in the United States, impacting more than 25 million Americans, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Kidneys perform many important functions in the body, including regulating and controlling the production of red blood cells. When kidneys are not fully func...
Sleep in America: Exercise your right to sleep [Infographic]
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) conducted the 2013 Sleep in America Poll showing that 1 in 4 people report their overall sleep quality as “bad.” On average, people say they need 7 hours and 17 minutes to function at their best throughout the day. The quality of our sleep is affected by our physical activity levels, as well as five other common sleep issues, including tossing and turning, lack of support that leads to back pain, sleeping too hot or too cold, partner disturbance and mattre...
Graduate certificates help nurses advance their careers
(BPT) - As the U.S. health care system continues to evolve, industry demand for more highly educated nurses is growing. Data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing shows current and prospective nurses are responding to rising education requirements: enrollment in all types of programs at nursing schools ac...
Knowing your risks for type 2 diabetes
(BPT) - Understanding your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, or getting an early diagnosis, is critical to successful treatment and delaying or preventing some of its complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, amputation and death. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, is American Diabetes Associatio...
Diet rich in nutrients promotes a lifetime of healthy vision
(BPT) - From dry eye to age-related eye diseases, research shows that nutrition plays a critical role in maintaining the health of our eyes. Caring for eyes includes looking carefully at what you eat. Thirty million (or one out of four) Americans age 40 and older suffer from some level of vision loss. Yet only 30 perce...
Resistant hypertension [Infographic]
Hypertension is a substantial and growing global health problem, affecting 972 million people worldwide, according to a study published in the journal Lancet. Despite focused efforts and the introduction of multiple new therapies, a significant portion of hypertension patients lack blood pressure control. Research suggests that 28 percent of treated hypertensive individuals are considered resistant to treatment, the American Heart Association says. Treatment-resistant hypertension (rHTN) is ...
Three tips to make your hospital stay safer
(BPT) - Each year, millions of Americans seek hospital care to treat a wide range of medical problems – from accidental injuries to chronic or life-threatening illnesses. While the majority of patients have positive outcomes, it is imperative to remember patient safety should be a top priority for everyone. In fact, th...
Rethink what you drink [Infographic]
By now, it’s safe to assume that most people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier. In fact, just one week into January, a quarter of New Year's resolutions are nothing but a memory. If you have given up on sticking to a resolution of eating healthier by consuming less calories, don’t feel defeated. Achieving your goals may be as easy as rethinking what you drink! Making small changes part of your daily routine, like choosing Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened – the only ...
Nearly 1 in 10 Americans lives with a rare disease
(BPT) - Did you know that the same number of people die each year from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, as breast cancer? And yet IPF, a rare and debilitating disease that causes permanent scarring of the lungs, is still relatively unknown. Fortunately, the focus on rare diseases like IPF is growing because they’...
Fact vs. fiction: Top 5 misconceptions about laser hair removal busted
(BPT) - For people considering laser hair removal for the summer, there’s good news – now is the perfect time to start. Easily hidden under typical cool weather clothing like bulky sweaters and leggings, skin is shielded from the sun and thus in perfect condition for hair removal. However, many men and women are on the ...
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