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home : lifestyle : health information January 20, 2017

Transform your home into a retreat with these 5 tips from a luxury resort
(BPT) - There's a reason why they say your home is your castle. This is a place of rest and refuge so you can be returned to your best state.The next time you find yourself with a quiet evening or weekend in your abode, make self-care and pampering a priority. In fact, you can borrow a few pages fr... More >>

One Man's Journey to Chart His Course in Treating His Advanced Parkinson's Disease
(BPT) - Russ, who owns a small farm in Iowa, was in his 40’s when he was loading grain onto one of his trucks and noticed something strange. His right hand was “kind of sticking” to his side, as he describes it. This loss of movement control continued and Russ knew he needed to see a doctor.A neuro... More >>

Tips to make goodbyes better for both parent and child
(BPT) - As a parent, you’ve probably experienced the clinging, clutching and crying that often accompany a goodbye when your child returns to day care or preschool after a long holiday break. Separation can be difficult for both children and their parents. Remember, separation anxiety is perfectly ... More >>

Research is clearing up the understanding of rosacea, a common skin condition
(BPT) - Anyone who deals with the redness, bumps and inflammationi,ii of rosacea, may understand the frustrations that come with this common skin disorder.ii,iii As with many diseases, doctors and researchers still don’t know the exact cause of the inflammation and how it affects the skin on a pers... More >>

Helping Reduce the Risk of Infection During Strong Chemotherapy: Opportunity to Receive Support at Home
(BPT) - This article is sponsored advertising content from Amgen, Inc.Having cancer is a journey. In addition to scheduling time for a doctor's visit to receive strong chemotherapy, some people may need to return the next day to receive a white blood cell count-boosting medicine that helps reduce t... More >>

5 steps for helping recent heart attack patients
(BPT) - After a recent heart attack, the road ahead may seem overwhelming, with many new medications, doctor appointments and lifestyle changes to navigate. This is a critical time to embrace a proactive role in your health because a heart attack is not just a one-time event—after a recent heart at... More >>

10 'EGGstraordinary' ways eggs contribute to our lives
(BPT) - Oct. 14 marks the 21st birthday of World Egg Day! Many of us may take the tiny egg for granted but believe it or not, it has a BIG impact on our day-to-day lives. The egg is one of the highest quality sources of protein, vitamins and minerals you can buy. While we all know that protein is a... More >>

How a Busy Mom Chose Her Contraception
(BPT) - Jasmine Clark, like many busy moms, describes her life as a “balancing act.” Whether she’s picking up her two children from school, teaching anatomy at her local college or practicing yoga, her full plate doesn’t leave room for the unexpected, especially when it comes to her birth control.W... More >>

3 sneaky tricks of heart disease
(BPT) - As Americans, our health is far from perfect, but over the decades, we've seen great improvements to medical care and lived longer lives. But new health data in a recent report might shake up our complacency: The federal government finds that life expectancy for Americans has dropped for th... More >>

Help prevent headache days in the new year
(BPT) - The start of a new year is a busy time for everyone. Between celebrating with friends and family, jumping back in at the office after time off for the holidays, and getting a start on those New Year’s resolutions, Americans are busy and raring to go. But people with Chronic Migraine are lef... More >>

A Lesser Known Neurologic Condition Related to Stroke: What to Know
(BPT) - Every year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke, the leading cause of serious long-term disability.1 The risk for stroke increases with age1; people over the age of 65 account for nearly three-quarters of all strokes that occur, with the risk of having a stroke more than doub... More >>

A lesser-known neurologic condition that can follow stroke [Infographic]
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Quick tips for making caregiving easier on the mind, body and soul
(BPT) - An estimated 43.5 million Americans age 18 and older act as caregivers for aging adults who live in their homes or communities. While acting as a caregiver can be a meaningful way to provide for a loved one, it can also be challenging. Studies show caregiving can put caregivers at risk for ... More >>

Taking aspirin after a heart attack or stroke? 5 things you should know
(BPT) - Each year approximately 200,000 people have a recurrent heart attack and 161,000 have recurrent strokes caused by blood clots, according to statistics from the American Heart Association.If you’ve lived through a heart attack or stroke, you’re probably motivated to do everything you can to ... More >>

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: Awareness Makes a Family's Struggle More Manageable
(BPT) - This post is brought to you by Eisai Inc.When Christina SanInocencio was just seven years old, she witnessed her three-year-old brother Michael have what would be his first of many seizures. It wasn’t until two years later that he received a diagnosis, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), one of ... More >>

Unique dialysis device with telehealth capabilities connects home therapy patient to doctor 250 miles away
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Tips for Handling Holiday Health
(BPT) - The holidays are approaching, which means spending more time with family and friends–creating memories to last throughout the New Year. It is also when celebratory parties and get-togethers can challenge what may otherwise be healthy eating habits. Food and festivities often go hand-in-hand... More >>

Regaining Confidence and Intimacy After Childbirth
(BPT) - There’s no doubt that a woman’s life changes after having a baby, ushering a flood of emotions and deep love for her newborn. However, for some women, life after childbirth can also bring about difficult emotions, like increased insecurity around appearance and intimacy.Although the majorit... More >>

How To Help Protect Babies This Holiday Season From RSV, A Common & Contagious Virus
(BPT) - With the holidays approaching, we prepare for celebrations and gatherings with our family and friends. What many people may forget, however, is that this time of year also brings cold/flu season and the spread of germs. It’s especially important for parents and caregivers to keep this top o... More >>

Know the facts about RSV [Infographic]
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5 smart steps to preserving brain health
(BPT) - Everyone knows aerobic exercise gets the heart pumping and lifting weights keeps muscles strong. But when it comes to keeping the brain healthy, most people are unsure what to do.As you age, brain health and maintaining memory functions becomes a top concern. Turns out, these issues may beg... More >>

Thankful for every moment while living with lung cancer
(BPT) - As a busy mother of two sons, Ivy Elkins shrugged off her sore neck and elbow pain for months. She thought it was probably from the extra hours spent planning a bar mitzvah for her oldest son. After all, a middle-aged woman who never smoked doesn’t fit the typical profile of a lung cancer p... More >>

RA around the clock: Tips to help mazimize your energy throughout your day [Infographic]
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Is your heartburn more than just a symptom of overeating? It could be a sign of a serious disease.
(BPT) - Heartburn, that painful feeling in your chest or throat that can follow a heavy meal, may be more than an inconvenience. Heartburn is actually the most common symptom of a medical condition that impacts up to 40 percent of Americans in their lifetime[1], and is also called gastroesophageal ... More >>

A new test in the fight against lung cancer
(BPT) - As a pulmonologist, Dennis Clifford had diagnosed more than 800 cases of lung cancer in his career. But his own diagnosis of advanced lung cancer in 2014 came as a shock. “Cancer was never on my radar screen as something that would even happen to me,” says Clifford. “At first, I thought it ... More >>

Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
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Opening Doors to Greater Awareness and Understanding for those with Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
(BPT) - There are hundreds of thousands of Americans who are impacted by ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn’s disease (CD), the two most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD.UC and CD are complex, chronic diseases that cause inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. With no known... More >>

Savoring the Holidays While Living With Pancreatic Cancer
(BPT) - November not only signifies the beginning of the holiday season, but it also celebrates Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD) on November 17th. Living with pancreatic cancer is challenging – and it can be particularly stressful during the holidays – but th... More >>

Coughing? Bring a Healthy Dose of Sick-Etiquette to Work
(BPT) - Being considerate of others when you’re sick is one of the first steps to good sick etiquette.For example, you may think you’re going to score points for showing up at work despite feeling under the weather. However, if you were to run this by an etiquette expert like Diane Gottsman, she wo... More >>

A breath of relief for migraine sufferers [Infographic]
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Trust your gut: The heart-health connection [Infographic]
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Profiles in focus [Infographic]
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NET Cancer Awareness in November
(BPT) - An estimated 112,000 Americans are currently living with gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors1,2, a rare and serious form of cancer.3NET Cancer Day is an annual observance devoted to raising awareness of neuroendocrine cancer, coordinated by the International Neuroendocrine... More >>

Beyond the Cancer: Working With Your Care Team to Help Reduce Risk of Infection During Strong Chemotherapy
(BPT) - This article is sponsored advertising content from Amgen, Inc. For most patients with cancer, facing diagnosis is the first step before they embark on a treatment journey requiring the support of a cancer team including doctors, nurses, family and caregivers. According to Natalie, a mom to ... More >>

High-Tech Habits Linked to Dry Eye Disease - Are You at Risk?
(BPT) - Nearly nine in 10 (89 percent) of eye care professionals (ECPs) who participated in the National Eye C.A.R.E. (Current Attitudes Related to Eye Health) Survey believe our modern, multi-screen lifestyle (i.e., everyday use of mobile, tablet and computer screens) is partly responsible for an ... More >>

Intimacy & chronic illness: Redefining "normal"
(BPT) - Creating and sustaining both emotional and physical intimacy (closeness and affection with another person) in any relationship can be difficult. For people living with a chronic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) - an autoimmune disease of the joints[i] that impacts 1.6 million peop... More >>

Showing More of You: A Swimmer's Journey With Psoriasis
(BPT) - By Dara Torres, Olympic Swimmer and AuthorOctober 29th marked World Psoriasis Day, and I want to inspire those living with the condition to show more of their true selves and celebrate the accomplishments they achieve every day. Most people may know me as an Olympic swimmer, author, or TV h... More >>

Immunotherapy Medicine May Offer Hope to People Affected by Lung Cancer
(BPT) - “You have lung cancer.” Those are four words no one ever wants to hear. But this year, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 224,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with the disease.1 It’s one of the most common cancers, as well as the most deadly – taking more lives in ... More >>

90% child bone mass acquired by age 20 - nutrient packed foods can help
(BPT) - Most people associate bone density and skeletal concerns with advanced age. However, healthy bones form during childhood with the majority of bone density established before kids reach their 20s. Is it time to shift the focus to the early years rather than the later?Up to 90 percent of peak... More >>

Safe food techniques every home cook should know
(BPT) - Good hosts want positive experiences around the dishes they prepare for their friends and families - great conversation and good memories.What's a sure way to mar the feast? Not being consistent in following safe food handling techniques that every home cook should know. Each year, one in s... More >>

Everyone goes...a look at bathroom peehavior [Infographic]
(BPT) - Everyone goes, but not everyone’s experiences are mundane. A new survey of roughly 1,600 women 18 years of age and older brings bathroom preferences and experiences to the forefront. But what if you have to urinate all the time? Approximately 46 million U.S. adults 40 years of age and older... More >>

Want a memory boost? Try a hearing test
(BPT) - Intrigued by all the brain-training products out there to keep your mind sharp and spirits young? You may want to consider something else: A hearing test.That's right. Mounting evidence links untreated hearing loss to impaired memory and diminished cognitive function. What that means is, if... More >>

Binge Eating Disorder: 7 Things You Need To Know About The Most Common Eating Disorder in U.S. Adults
(BPT) - Have you heard of Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.)? Despite being officially recognized as a distinct eating disorder in 2013,[1] it is the most common eating disorder in the U.S.,[2]* affecting approximately 2.8 million adults.[2],[3]† B.E.D. can only be diagnosed by a health care profession... More >>

New Considerations for People with Chronic Pain
(BPT) - Do-it-yourself projects can be fraught with unexpected challenges, but for Joseph Getz, a bathroom remodel aggravated existing back issues and caused unbearable pain. “I’m of a generation that works through the pain, but the truth is that my quality of life really took a nose dive,” said Ge... More >>

Evidence OTC options can help patients defeat toe and foot fungus and look better quickly
(BPT) - Finding an effective, fast-acting, non-prescription treatment for sufferers of toe and foot fungus is important. Based on a recent study, benefits that ranked most important among consumers were products that act fast and stop the spread of tough fungus infections while killing fungus and r... More >>

ADHDAdulthood: Empowering the Estimated 4 Million American Adult Women Living with ADHD
(BPT) - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder1 that affects an estimated 4 million women and 6.4 million men in the U.S. 2,3†± The key feature of ADHD is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that interfere... More >>

Atopic dermatitis: More than skin deep
(BPT) - What happens when your daily life becomes challenging because of a serious skin disease? Meet William, a 31-year-old database and mechanical quality engineer who lives with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), a serious, chronic inflammatory skin disease. Atopic dermatitis is characte... More >>

Survey: Most physicians agree target goal for gout is imperative, yet half of patients fail to reach it
(BPT) - A new survey conducted among primary care physicians and rheumatologists found that despite their overall agreement that gout is a serious and chronic medical condition with potential long-term consequences, patients remain at risk.1 Of physicians surveyed, 89 percent agree that achieving s... More >>

How Parents of Kids with ADHD Can Best Prepare for Parent/Teacher Conferences This School Year
(BPT) - The school year is officially in full swing, and so is the school-day routine. Backpacks are filled with homework assignments, lunches are packed and it’s your day for the carpool. Just because you’ve established a routine, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all is smooth-sailing.Eleven perce... More >>

The surprisingly common condition that causes a 5 times greater risk for stroke
(BPT) - In preparation for a routine surgery, Marie Tarvin realized that something serious was going on with her heart. Surprise, fear and uncertainty flooded Marie's mind as she was told that she had an irregular heartbeat during a pre-operation exam for a hip replacement. After a series of follow... More >>

Rabies: It May Be Closer To Home Than You Think
(BPT) - A Common MisconceptionThere’s a common misconception that rabid wildlife exists solely in rural parts of the country, far from the hustle and bustle of urban and suburban life. Unfortunately, the existence of rabid animals is likely closer to home than you may think.In 2014, more than 6,000... More >>

What You Should Know About Psoriatic Arthritis
(BPT) - Did you know more than 1 million people in the US live with psoriatic arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis, or PsA, is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by swelling, pain, and tenderness of the joints. PsA can be challenging - even debilitating - and can impact a person's common day-to... More >>

Fall in love with your numbers this fall
(BPT) - The return of fall often means busier schedules and spending more time indoors, which can make staying physically active a challenge. In fact, research shows that U.S. adults are the least physically active during the fall and winter months.[i],[ii] For the 29 million Americans living with... More >>

Football legend makes healthy living a priority
(BPT) - Former Washington Redskins great Ron Saul has been a part of some storied football teams and was a crucial member of the Redskins' most famous offensive line unit. Ron attributes a key part of his career success to the support of the fans. Now, Ron has partnered with Janssen Pharmaceutical... More >>

Technology helps people with diabetes worry less about lows
(BPT) - Diabetes is a complex disease to manage, and it can be extremely challenging for people with diabetes to keep their blood sugar levels within an ideal target range. While reducing high blood sugar - or hyperglycemia - is important since high blood sugar can lead to long-term complications l... More >>

Coping with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: A lesson in patience and perseverance
(BPT) - This post is sponsored by Eisai Inc.When Monica's son Alaric was first diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a rare form of epilepsy, she knew nothing about the disease and had no idea where to turn. An active and naturally curious child, Alaric began experiencing 'drop seizures' - ... More >>

Nearly 6 million Americans have heart failure: Here's what you should know
(BPT) - Larry, a 64-year-old father and husband, was diagnosed with chronic heart failure almost 20 years ago. Since his diagnosis, Larry has received several treatments - including various medicines, stents in his heart, and a pacemaker - and made the healthy lifestyle changes his health care prov... More >>

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