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More than one million people in the United States have lupus and those who understand their condition know the daily struggles that come with having this disease. If you are unfamiliar with lupus, it’s important to learn the specifics of this devastating disease as well as the research currently underway to develop options that are safe and effective for people with lupus.
There are a few key steps one can take to improve and maintain heart health and overall health, such as increasing the daily level of physical activity, quitting smoking, managing stress, and making better food choices. While dietary and other lifestyle changes are the cornerstone to improving cardiovascular health, appropriate nutritional support may also be beneficial, such as a quality omega fatty acid supplement.
Caregivers play a significant role in helping their loved ones manage Parkinson’s Disease (PD), and it isn’t always easy. As this November marks the 17th annual National Family Caregivers Month, it is a time to celebrate people like Bernadette Baumann who dedicate their lives to the well-being of others.
(BPT) – What do Mickey Mantle, Evel Knievel, Naomi Judd, Pamela Anderson, Jim Nabors and Keith Richards have in common? They have all faced hepatitis C. And they are not the only ones; about 3.2 million Americans have chronic hepatitis C. It claims the lives of more people each year than HIV/AIDS and is the leading cause of liver transplants in the United States.
(BPT) – With the 2013-2014 flu season officially here, it’s important to consider the single best way to prevent influenza (commonly known as "the flu") – the flu vaccine. What many older adults don’t know is that the immune system weakens with age, meaning older adults are at a higher risk for flu and related complications.
(BPT) – Between squeezing extra activities into your schedule, finding time to bake holiday treats for your children’s classrooms and organizing a mini family reunion, the holiday season might be causing you a bit of stress. And if that stress is affecting your sleep, you could be caught up in the vicious cycle of exhaustion causing stress and stress causing more exhaustion.
This article details a new documentary titled "Pain Matters" airing on the Discovery Channel Nov. 16, Dec. seven and Dec. 14 at eight a.m. and online at www.PainMattersFilm.com, exploring the realities of living with chronic pain through the eyes of Mariann and others like her.