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What men 50 and older should know about the heartburn, cancer connection
(BPT) - CBS Pittsburgh's senior weather anchor, Jon Burnett, has spent over three decades forecasting storms, and knows all too well in some cases there is a calm before a storm - some hit without warning. This is his health journey.What started off as his usual annual endoscopy routine took a turn... More >>


Facing the myths about osteoporosis: Anita's journey
(BPT) - At the age of 53, Anita Greenstein took a bone density test at the recommendation of her friend who was a radiologist and was shocked to learn she had postmenopausal osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones over time making them thinner, more brittle and more likely to b... More >>


How you can be part of the next cancer breakthrough
(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.To celebrate these individuals, Stand Up To Cancer (S... More >>


Take Charge of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) & Stroke Risk [Infographic]
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Blazing New Trails: Updates in the Care of Children with Cerebral Palsy
(BPT) - New Educational Initiative to Support Families of Children With Cerebral Palsy, Launched by “Reaching for the Stars. A Foundation of Hope for Children with Cerebral Palsy”About 10,000 children born annually in the United States will develop Cerebral Palsy.1Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most co... More >>


New survey reveals impact of submental fullness on self-perception and behavior [Infographic]
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How chronic hepatitis C is impacting veterans [Infographic]
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Speak Up, Find Your Voice in Diabetes Management
(BPT) - Mike Golic, former professional football player and national sports talk show host, isn’t afraid to speak his mind. Since he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Mike has been his own advocate—recruiting his support team and actively learning how to manage his blood sugar.Now, Mike has teame... More >>


A Lesser-Known Neurologic Condition Related to Traumatic Brain Injury: What to Know
(BPT) - Approximately 2.3 million people in the U.S. have suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI).1 According to a study published in Advances in Therapy which included 326 TBI patients, nearly half (48.2 percent) had symptoms suggestive of a neurologic condition known as PseudoBulbar Affect (... More >>


High Tech Hope for Sinus Sufferers
(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 life, the... More >>


A lesser-known neurologic condition that can follow a traumatic brain injury [Infographic]
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Caring for Someone with Prostate Cancer - Learning the Signs of Progression
(BPT) - 'When dealing with my husband Glenn's cancer, I have learned a few things,' said Penni D., a caregiver and wife of a patient living with advanced prostate cancer. 'I enjoy the good days together even more and don't waste time worrying about the future - we take each day as it comes.'Like Pe... More >>


Say "I'm OK": The Five 'S' Plan to Managing Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
(BPT) - When could feeling sad mean something more? Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), also known as clinical depression, is a common but serious mood disorder that can affect how you feel, think and handle everyday activities.1 MDD is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, wit... More >>


My life with chronic kidney disease: Staying informed to help manage my disease
(BPT) - More than 26 million American adults are currently living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and many more are at increased risk for developing the disease.1 It is important to take steps to keep the kidneys healthy - this includes getting blood and urine checked and managing conditions suc... More >>


World-renowned soccer player scores big against Crohn's disease
(BPT) - Chastain, whose son was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, encourages people living with inflammatory bowel diseases to work with their healthcare providers to create plans to live with these diseases For world-renowned soccer player Brandi Chastain, having a game plan in place to achieve goal... More >>


March is Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Month: Learn More About Children with Lower Limb Spasticity, a common symptom of CP
(BPT) - About 10,000 children born annually in the United States will develop cerebral palsy.1 The month of March is Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Month, culminating in the celebration of National CP Awareness Day on March 25th every year. CP is the most common motor disability in children in the... More >>


Beneath the surface of advanced chronic kidney disease: Five facts to know
(BPT) - In the United States, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing problem,1 with 26 million American adults currently living with the disease and millions of others at increased risk for developing the disease.2 As kidney disease progresses, your damaged kidneys can no longer adequately filte... More >>


Black Men at Greater Risk for Prostate Cancer: Take Time This Black History Month to Learn More About It
(BPT) - Prostate cancer. Most men know about it, but for black men, just knowing isn’t enough. While prostate cancer is prevalent among all men, it is especially prominent in black men. In fact, approximately 1 in 6 black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.1 Age, race and ... More >>


My Life with Plaque Psoriasis and How I'm taking Control
(BPT) - Whitney was only 19 years old, home from college freshman year, when her mother noticed spots on her arms and elbows. As any parent would be, Whitney's mother was concerned and suggested her daughter see a dermatologist. That visit revealed her diagnosis of moderate-to-severe plaque psorias... More >>


Biomarkers: Important Pieces of the Lung Cancer Puzzle [Infographic]
(BPT) - Thanks to ongoing research, scientists have new insights into lung cancer and how it can be treated. A major breakthrough was the discovery of biomarkers, which are substances that can be found in tumors. Biomarkers are an important piece of the lung cancer puzzle, and serve as signs that c... 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 >>


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 >>



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