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This Mental Health Awareness Month, learn how to help prevent an overdose

May 19, 2024

BPT This month highlights the important role mental health plays in our general health and well-being. It influences how we feel, think and act. Many Americans of all ages experience mental distress. According to National Institute of Mental Health data, more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults live with a mental health condition.[1] A mental…

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Four trends showing mental health is a continued challenge for Americans

May 11, 2024

FAMILY FEATURES People with outward appearances of success, productivity and happiness often still deal with internal struggles. Mental health challenges continue to affect Americans, with nearly 3 of 4 (73%) U.S. adults reporting struggles with mental health in 2023. These findings come from a mental health survey commissioned by RedBox Rx, a telehealth and online…

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Six ways to smell fresher from your pits to your bits

April 27, 2024

BPT There’s a funny thing about body odor. It’s not confined to your underarms. It can affect your whole body, from your pits to your bits … and beyond. Ever get a whiff of your feet after a long day in sandals? How about your bra when you whip it off after you get home…

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Know as they grow; how birth defects affect each stage of life

April 22, 2024

Family Features Birth defects, structural changes†that†affect one or more parts of the body, are the leading cause of infant mortality. A baby is born with a birth defect every 4.5 minutes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Birth defects most often develop during the first three months of pregnancy, when…

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Empowering Black Americans to learn life-saving skills

April 22, 2024

Family Features In the spirit of Black History Month, and this month as Minority Health Awareness Month, you can empower yourself, educate others and elevate your community’s heart health by becoming a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) champion. Sharing the importance of these life-saving skills can help create a healthier future for…

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Mental health and the ALS community

April 13, 2024

BPTSponsored by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. (MTPA) Each year, an estimated 5,000-6,000 Americans are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — a neurodegenerative disease that leads to muscle weakness, eventual loss of function, and currently has no cure.[1],[2] When a person is diagnosed with ALS, the individual,…

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Recognizing health disparities in racial and ethnic minority groups

April 13, 2024

Dr. Greg Carnevale,Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare April is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Minority Health Month, an observance that brings awareness to health disparities and encourages action through education, early detection, and disease control. Part of this work includes raising awareness about the disproportionate health outcomes among people who…

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Doing this during your pregnancy can help protect both you AND your baby

April 5, 2024

BPT Many pregnant people are focused on protecting the health of themselves and their babies by seeking out trusted healthcare providers and activating support networks of friends and family. One important protection pregnant people can consider for themselves and their little ones is getting recommended vaccinations. Getting recommended vaccinations during pregnancy can be an important…

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Op-Ed: Black maternal health crisis: It’s time now for action (part 2)

April 5, 2024

By A. Bruce Crawley Following that recognition, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announced a goal in 1970 to increase the enrollment of Black medical students in its schools to 12%. However, over the past 50 years, that enrollment goal has not been met, and as of 2019 the percentage of Black medical school…

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