(StatePoint) When thinking of heart disease, older adults typically come to mind, but children also can have heart disease, often with more devastating outcomes. Pediatric cardiomyopathy is a potentially life-threatening disease and the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in children.
(BPT) - With sunshine and warm weather upon many of us, it’s a particularly important time to familiarize yourself with metastatic melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the disease.
(BPT) - About 15 million Americans work outside a traditional 9-to-5 schedule, putting them at risk for several health issues, including shift work disorder (SWD). This group includes more occupations than you might think. SWD is a medical condition where your work schedule is out of sync with your sleep-wake clock and can cause excessive sleepiness (ES) during a shift and insomnia during sleeping hours. Learn more at www.GetYourShiftTogetherNow.com.
(BPT) - Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced that the United States Department of Justice is closing its investigation into PLATO, a clinical trial with BRILINTA® (ticagrelor) tablets and is not planning any further action.
(BPT) - No one questions that fruit is an essential part of the diet. But did you know that more than 70 percent of Americans do not eat the recommended amount of fruit? One hundred percent juice is a convenient way to help you get the important fruit nutrients you need.
(BPT) - Next time you're looking around in a crowd, there is something you won't see that will be there - Type 2 diabetes. Most Americans have heard of the condition, but very few understand just how prevalent it has become across the nation. In fact, Type 2 diabetes affects at least one in every 10 Americans. That’s about 9.3 percent of the population or 29.1 million people and a dramatic increase from 2010 when 25.8 million people, or 8.3 percent, were living with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If this growing health problem isn’t addressed, the CDC estimates it will affect one in every three Americans by 2050.
(NewsUSA) - For patients with breast cancer, knowing whether the diagnosis is early stage or advanced is needed to help treat the disease.
(BPT) - Think tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes are dangerous? More people die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning each year than any of these disasters. Find out how to keep your family safe from CO poisoning.
(Family Features) If the idea of spending Sunday afternoon on the couch has you excited for the upcoming fantasy football season — you’re not alone. In fact, the Fantasy Sports Trade Association reports that in America and Canada, more than 41 million people participated in some form of fantasy sports in 2014.