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Why more Americans need to prioritize sleep
(BPT) - As you head to bed, you may be thinking, 'Tomorrow's going to be great.'It's a new day and you probably have too much to do on your list, but that's a good thing. Whether you plan to catch up with a friend over coffee, take another look at that long-standing project at work or head to the g... More >>

Creating a Game Plan to Help Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes
(BPT) - As a former professional football player and host of a national sports talk show, Mike Golic knows a few things about having a game plan both on and off the field. So when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Mike decided to take control of his condition in the best way he knew how-by dev... More >>

Prenatal Health & Nutrition [Infographic]
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Lymphoma and Your Subtype: What You Need to Know
(BPT) - Have you been recently been diagnosed with lymphoma? Finding out you have lymphoma means you have a certain form of blood cancer. But what form of blood cancer specifically? Learning your lymphoma subtype plays a key role in the treatment your physician will recommend for you and how the ca... More >>

Test your cholesterol knowledge: Help protect your heart health
(BPT) - More than 100 million U.S. adults have high cholesterol, a major risk factor for developing heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two out of three don't have the condition under control and more tha... More >>

Intimacy after prostate cancer diagnosis
(BPT) - Sexual activity is a key component of healthy adult relationships, but for many men with prostate cancer, expressing this in the traditional sense is not always possible. Despite improved therapies, many men diagnosed with prostate cancer face erectile dysfunction as a side effect of some o... More >>

3 Tips for Planning Your Next Doctor's Visit
(BPT) - It was nearly ten years ago that Sherry recalls she just didn't feel like herself. 'I loved travelling, swimming, and snorkeling,' she says. 'But I was so tired, I would come home and drop. I felt like a wet mop.' So, when Sherry went to her doctor and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, sh... More >>

5 tips to make sure your teenager with diabetes is ready for college
(BPT) - Parents across the country are preparing their teens for their first year of college. It's an exciting time, but a stressful one as well. If you're a parent with a child with diabetes, it may also be terrifying as this may be the first time your teen will be completely responsible for their... More >>

What to know before you go [Infographic]
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STIs and Relationships: What a Diagnosis Really Means
(BPT) - Please see IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT VEREGEN® (sinecatechins) Ointment, 15% below.Embarrassment. Panic. Regret. These are just some of the reactions the phrase 'sexually transmitted infection' (STI) can conjure. If you're diagnosed with an STI while in a relationship, you m... More >>

The different faces of tuberculosis: A silent disease
(BPT) - Picture coming home from traveling the world for six months to find out the cough you couldn't kick was active tuberculosis (TB). Or imagine finding out your senior year of high school that you've been carrying around latent TB for most of your life, which progressed to active TB, infecting... More >>

Understand what you need to do to stay healthy over 65
(BPT) - Today's Boomer generation feels young at heart. They're living an active lifestyle, they have no intention of slowing down, they're booming. Many Boomers feel that because they are healthy and taking care of themselves, they are not at risk for potentially serious infectious diseases, such ... More >>

Living with Psoriasis - The Inside Story
(BPT) - Are you living with psoriasis? Did you know it affects more than 7.5 million people? While your diagnosis can be daunting, you don't need to let this stop you from living your life and doing things you love - spending time with family, traveling and building relationships. Every psoriasis j... More >>

Increasing hope for some patients with a common type of lung cancer
(BPT) - Numbers touch nearly every aspect of our life, from social security number assigned at birth, to the ever-growing list of passwords, addresses, telephone numbers and miles traveled. You never know at what point one previously insignificant number might suddenly become fundamental.Take 14 an... More >>

In metastatic breast cancer, attitude and knowledge are power
(BPT) - A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) can turn a woman's life upside down. The disease, also known as Stage IV breast cancer, occurs when cancer has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body, including the bones, liver, lungs or brain.[i],[ii] MBC is not just one disease -... More >>

Starting the conversation on conversations: Preparing for your next eye doctor visit
(BPT) - Good conversations are critical in any doctor-patient relationship, including the one you have with your eye care professional. Knowing what to ask, and which changes and symptoms to discuss, can help make the most of your time with your eye doctor. What's more, good communication not only ... More >>

When stroke risk hits home: The search for information
(BPT) - Teri Ackerson, a neuroscience nurse, and Paul Dippolito, a retired federal probation officer, have dedicated their lives to helping protect others. Now, to continue to help others, they also have to focus on protecting themselves, because they have a common heart condition called atrial fib... More >>

Survey: Americans feel they could better manage diabetes if costs were lower
(BPT) - For the over 29 million Americans living with diabetes, striking a balance between managing diabetes and controlling the cost of treatment can be challenging.[i] According to a Wakefield Research survey of 500 adults with diabetes, 62 percent of respondents said they felt they could do a be... More >>

STIs: Yes, You Can Get Them at Any Age
(BPT) - Please see IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT VEREGEN® (sinecatechins) Ointment, 15% below.There are approximately 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States every year, and America's youth between the ages of 15 and 24 account for about half... More >>

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approves Botulinum Toxin for Treatment of Lower Limb Spasticity in Adults
(BPT) - Currently the ONLY botulinum toxin approved by the FDA for the treatment of upper and lower limb spasticity in adults and also for the treatment of lower limb spasticity in children ages two and olderSpasticity is a condition in which there is an abnormal increase in muscle tone or stiffnes... More >>

Mystery illness impacts woman for almost a decade, but she finds hope with diagnosis
(BPT) - 'It's cancer.'Even after nearly seven years of regular emergency room visits for severe nausea, diarrhea and pain, they were not the words Geri McDowell expected to hear.'I thought they would tell me it was food poisoning or irritable bowel syndrome like they had in the past, but this time ... More >>

Finding a Path to Your Medicines
(BPT) - America's healthcare environment is constantly evolving, and the path to affordable medicines is not always easy to find. But you don't have to feel lost. There are programs available to help.At the core of Pfizer's commitment to patients is the belief that everyone deserves access to quali... More >>

Taking a Family Approach to Type 2 Diabetes Management
(BPT) - For many, Father's Day is a time for us to reflect on how much our dads mean to us, how much we've learned from them, and how they've helped us become who we are today. Former professional football player and national sports talk show host Mike Golic is no different - he learned from his da... More >>

Helping People with Cancer Access Treatment for Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)
(BPT) - Nearly 1.7 Americans are expected to receive a cancer diagnosis this year.1 Many individuals will undergo chemotherapy to destroy the cancer cells in their bodies.2 Although chemotherapy can be an effective treatment approach for combating several types of cancer, it can produce debilitatin... More >>

One Doctor's Journey Living with a Potentially Life-threatening Disease
(BPT) - Shortness of breath with exercise, fatigue and chest pains are symptoms of many well-known health conditions.1 But for anyone who has had a blood clot in the lungs called a pulmonary embolism, or PE, it could be something even more serious.2,3Dr. Richard Yunginger was healthy, active and in... More >>

Patented technology may end wrestling matches following ear tube surgery
(BPT) - Ear tube surgery is one of the most common pediatric surgeries in the United States[1], with approximately one in 15 children having ear tubes by the age of three.[1] What follows surgery is often an unwanted challenge for parents - one that can result in children not getting the medicine t... More >>

Battling for breath: One man's inspiring journey with a rare lung disease
(BPT) - John Bradburn believes a positive outlook is the best approach to life. It's a mantra that he's relied heavily upon over the years as he navigated various hurdles during his years in the insurance business in Florida and helping raise a blended family of five. While that positive attitude s... More >>

STIs and Your Doctor: Who You Can - And Should - Talk To
(BPT) - Please see IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT VEREGEN® (sinecatechins) Ointment, 15% below.Americans contract approximately 20 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) every year[i], but when it comes to treatment, people don't always know where to turn. The stigma often assoc... More >>

Survey: Many Adults with Diabetes Unaware of Their Increased Risk for Certain Serious Illnesses
(BPT) - Today, nearly 30 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes, and 90-95 percent have type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, about 1.4 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in the U.S. every year.[1],[2] Diabetes increases the risk for certain serious ... More >>

Improve your dog's emotional life
(BPT) - For millions of pet parents, their beloved dog is more than just a four-legged friend - he's a member of the family. When looking at products for their pet they are willing to explore all options to ensure they provide the very best items like organic foods, therapeutic bedding, unique and ... More >>

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