FDA Advisors Recommend Approval of New ALS Drug Act
ALS is a vicious disease with no known cure. We've all seen tragedy unfold as victims of this neurodegenerative disease claim the lives of about 30,000 just in the US. The new drug, AMX0035, …
US Life Expectancy declines again in US due to Covid and vaccination deniers
A new scientific study reports Americans are living shorter lifespans. The study says Americans lost another .4  years of life expectancy in 2021, following a dramatic decline in 2020 when …
Capri Wild Cherry Capri Sun Drinks recalled due to cleaning solution found in some drinks
A recall is underway of Kraft Heinz Wild Cherry Capri Sun drinks. The company said the Capri Sun drinks are being recalled since they are contaminated with cleaning solution.  Check the …
You May Want to deflate that Bounce house. Here’s why.
Who doesn’t love a bounce house? Turns out the answer to that may be everyone. A new study reports that bouncy houses, a mainstay at birthday parties, town fairs, and backyard events, are …
Drink Coffee & Live Longer? Study reports you'll add 7 years to your lifespan
Coffee Adds Longevity: 3 1/2 cups a day = 7 percent lower chance of dying     If you’re like me, you consider your coffee to be an integral part of your daily life. Some …

Highly Rated Diets to Support Heart Health

(Family Features) Eating healthy is an important goal for people looking to maintain or improve their physical health, particularly as it relates to the heart.
Sickle Cell Disease: More Than Just Growing Pains
(NAPSI)­—It’s what every parent wishes they could do for their child: solve the impossible.   For Vesha Jamison, that journey began when doctors raised the flag that he needed …
Gear Up for Respiratory Virus Season
(NAPSI)—Here’s news to help you breathe easier: Although respiratory virus season is upon us, you can protect yourself and your loved ones. How? Make sure you’re up to date on all of your …
Quiz: Could hereditary cancer run in your family?
(BPT) - People go to great lengths to decrease their cancer risk. Many of us wear sunscreen, avoid processed foods, go for regular checkups and eat organic produce — but what if your risk is …

Nonprofit Celebrates Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with $25 Million in Research Grants in its 25th Year

(BPT) - Since 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has been a major contributor to the funding of research and program grants. Hyundai Hope on Wheels Board Member Kevin Reilly has more.

From parchment to pixels: A brief history of medical records

Using research from the National Institutes of Health and other sources, DocBuddy documented five major shifts in the history of medical records. 

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How the demographics of organ donors differ by state
Northwell Health partnered with Stacker to examine how the demographics of organ donors differ by state using data from the Organ Procurement & Donation Network.
Making the Connection Between AFib and Stroke
(Family Features) For many people, the heart naturally contracts and relaxes to a regular beat. However, those living with atrial fibrillation (AFib) experience a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to further health issues.
HPV vaccination is cancer prevention for your kids
(Sara Oliver, MD, MSPH, LCDR, U.S. Public Health Service) - As a board-certified infectious disease pediatrician, I talk to parents all the time about the importance of HPV vaccination. More …
The Power of Self-Advocacy in Pompe Disease
(BPT) - When Amy was trying to get back in shape after giving birth to her second child, she noticed lower back pain and core weakness she was struggling to re-strengthen. After numerous attempts at …
The US offers more organ-donor surgeries than ever, but more work is needed to improve organ transplants
Northwell Health partnered with Stacker to review Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network data and better illustrate the gap between the number of available organs for transplants and the patients waiting for lifesaving surgeries.

How To Succeed in Your Mesothelioma Lawsuit

(NewsUSA) - Any cancer diagnosis can be scary, confusing, and overwhelming. Mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the thin layer of tissue surrounding the lungs, chest wall, and abdomen (known as the …

Five Misconceptions About Enlarged Prostate

(BPT) - Enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a condition in which the prostate grows and presses on the urethra. This can obstruct the flow of urine and can disrupt …

Ready to Take Charge of Your High Cholesterol? Here’s What You Can Do

(BPT) - “I have a plan.” When Linda walked into her cardiologist’s office in 2022, she felt confident. This visit felt different—empowering, even. The retired nurse had been …

Don’t let pneumococcal pneumonia stand in your way this fall

(BPT) - There are so many things to enjoy in the fall — from the colorful leaves and pleasant chill in the air, to warm drinks and delicious treats. Many people enjoy annual fall traditions, …

Manage Your Family's Year-Round Health

(Family Features) Routine preventive care, including vaccine administration, can take place at various points throughout the year and is not limited to a single season.

Moving to a new beat: How one dancer found hope after a rare disease diagnosis

(BPT) - For dancers, their body is their instrument. This is certainly true for Hannah, a young dancer who has always loved the performing arts and expressing herself through movement and music."My …

What You Need to Know About Hepatitis C This Recovery Month
(BPT) - Hepatitis C (HCV) is often referred to as the ‘silent disease’ due to silent symptoms that may not appear until years after exposure. In fact, of the more than 2 million Americans …
Ever Heard of PBC? 5 Reasons to Pay Attention to This Rare But Serious Liver Disease
(BPT) - Sponsored by Intercept PharmaceuticalsPrimary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a rare liver disease that causes the body to attack its own cells in the bile ducts of the liver. Bile ducts are …
Searching for alternative treatment options? Learn more about the possibilities of biosimilars
(BPT) - If you have a chronic illness being treated by prescription medications, you probably already know your options for medications are sometimes limited — and how expensive they can be. …
How people living with paralysis can prepare for 5 common natural disasters
(BPT) - From record-breaking blizzards in upstate New York and devastating wildfires in California to powerful hurricanes off the coast of Florida, natural disasters are becoming increasingly common …
Atrial Fibrillation: One Woman’s Journey on Managing Diagnosis and Treatment
(BPT) - A few years ago, Kathy F. was at lunch when her heart suddenly began to race.Her immediate thought: “I had too much caffeine in the tea I drank.”But when her Apple Watch detected …