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Four health checks every woman must do - for herself and those she loves
(BPT) - American women spend more time taking care of their families, homes and jobs than themselves. With so much time invested in caring for others, women can overlook the importance of their own health. Yet, neglecting their own health needs can make it much harder for women to also take care of those they love. Women...
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Why a normal Pap test may not mean you are cancer-free
(BPT) - Many women know that getting a Pap test regularly from their health care provider is a good way to check for signs of cervical cancer, the second most common cancer in women worldwide. What they might not know is that a “normal” Pap result does not necessarily mean they are cancer-free. A recent study involving m...
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Hepatitis C a top health concern for baby boomers [Infographic]
Did you know that Hepatitis C affects an estimated 3.2 million Americans, yet most don’t know they’re infected? Referred to as a "silent epidemic," Hepatitis C is an infectious liver disease that causes serious health problems including liver damage, cirrhosis, and even liver cancer. Hepatitis C can affect anyone, but baby boomers – individuals born from 1945 through 1965 – are five times more likely to be infected than other adults. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (...
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Online college courses connect students digitally
Universities are taking online degrees to a whole new level, giving college students opportunities and experiences that are not often found in a traditional college classroom. Online education has become a desirable choice of study at colleges and universities. More students are pursuing online degrees than in previous y...
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Expert fitness tips for a healthy, effective summer slim-down
(BPT) - While children long for the lazy carefree days of summer, many adults view the season as a reason to be active and get healthy. Whether it's to look good for an upcoming beach vacation or simply to have the energy to enjoy the season to the fullest, setting health goals is a great first step. Sticking to those as...
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The key to being in-demand your entire career: Be a 'producer'
(BPT) - From January 2010 to February 2013, the average unemployment rate was 8.8 percent, a stark contrast to the average of 5.3 percent from January 2003 to December 2006. Though the unemployment rate - currently at its lowest point since 2009 - has begun to improve, it is a slow recovery; the percentage of unemployed ...
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The ultimate Australia tour: Cities, beaches, mountains and more
Australia is packed to the brim with unforgettable sights and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, all beckoning adventurous travelers. Of course, with so much to do, the real task is narrowing it all down. That’s where a bit of planning (and lots of help from Australia tour planning pros) will make all the difference, ensuri...
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For chronic hepatitis C patients and their doctors, treatment discussions shouldn't wait
(BPT) - For the estimated 3.2 million Americans living with chronic hepatitis C, talking to a physician about treatment options for the disease now is an important first step. Untreated chronic hepatitis C may lead to serious health consequences, including cirrhosis - or permanent scarring of the liver - liver failure and liver cancer. Following a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C, a patient should ask their physician whether the liver is already damaged and whether they should begin treatment...
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Healthy summer skin: tips for every age
(BPT) - As people show more skin with the summer season, it is important to get into a skincare routine that fits your lifestyle. Extended time in the sun can result in unwanted wrinkles, blemishes and sagging skin, not to mention more serious consequences – melanomas, scarring and skin cancer. Current estimates show tha...
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Protecting your paycheck - for today and tomorrow
(BPT) - People insure their homes, their cars and even their vacations without giving it a second thought. But many do not think about insuring their most important asset – their income – from a disability caused by illness or injury. And it’s not just income during working years that is at risk. A disability can also pu...
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Time-pressed in the kitchen? Rediscover pressure cooking
(BPT) - There’s nothing like the smell of a home-cooked meal wafting through the kitchen for hours and hours – that is, if you have time to prepare such a meal. Since most of us don’t have that sort of time on a daily basis, many time-pressed cooks are rediscovering pressure cooking: an age-old cooking method that makes ...
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New initiative celebrates unsung heroes of severe allergy awareness
(BPT) - Individuals at risk for anaphylaxis – a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction – know the importance of having people around them who can help with allergen avoidance, such as bringing allergy-friendly food options to the company party or helping to shield from bees on the playground. Now, there is a new way to say “thank you” to the teacher, relative or co-worker who has made a difference in the life of an individual at risk for anaphylaxis. Sanofi US has launched a Severe Allerg...
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Heartburn-busting tips to keep summer feasting fun
(BPT) - Warm weather is on the way, which means family gatherings, vacations and lots of party fo...
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Your next profession: Are you meant to be a teacher?
(BPT) - Teaching is an admirable profession, whether you're helping kindergarteners learn to read...
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Caught in a data breach? How to reclaim control of your credit and identity
(BPT) - By the end of the first quarter 2014, more than 200 data breaches compromised millions of...
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