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Five things you need to know about medically supported weight loss

February 10, 2024

BPTThere has been a sensational rise in the number of celebrities making headlines for their use of GLP-1 medications, like Ozempic, Wegovy and Mounjaro, for weight loss. The constant media buzz surrounding influential figures may make it more difficult for people to zero in on key components of a healthy medically supported weight loss journey….

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Understanding type 1 diabetes: Should you get screened?

February 3, 2024

BPTSponsored by Sanofi More than 1.4 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, thought to be caused by an autoimmune reaction where the body attacks its own cells that produce insulin. Although type 1 diabetes is relatively less common when compared to type 2 diabetes, it’s anticipated that cases of type 1 diabetes in the U.S….

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Understanding the impacts of LDL cholesterol

January 22, 2024

FAMILY FEATURESAbout 38% of American adults have high cholesterol, which can be caused by poor lifestyle habits or genetics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Having a high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol number — considered “bad” cholesterol — can contribute to fatty buildups (plaque) and narrowing of the arteries. LDL cholesterol is…

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Pennie 2024 health coverage enrollment deadline extended to Jan. 19

January 13, 2024

Jan. 19 will be the last day for Pennsylvanians seeking health coverage for 2024 to enroll through Pennie to get the lowest costs on high-quality coverage. On Tuesday, Pennie Executive Director Devon Trolley, Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) Commissioner Michael Humphreys, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh, and State Senator Sharif Street…

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Three things to know to help you avoid severe COVID-19

January 6, 2024

BPT Although COVID-19 is not as prevalent as it was at its peak, it’s still something to be mindful of, especially if you have chronic conditions that might leave you more vulnerable to its effects. The good news is, there are things you can do to help prevent contracting COVID-19 – and if you are…

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Self-care for a successful New Year

December 29, 2023

FAMILY FEATURES Resolving to commit to better self-care can happen any time of the year, but there’s something about the calendar flipping to a new year that signals a fresh start. It’s the perfect starting point for new habits and a new approach to protecting your overall wellness. Self-care takes many forms. Maintaining a well-balanced…

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Five ways to supercharge your gut health with kombucha

December 22, 2023

BPT Are you ready to boost your gut health while enjoying a tasty, tangy drink? Try kombucha! Kombucha has become an incredibly popular beverage, and it’s not hard to see why. The fermented tea has naturally occurring probiotics and beneficial bacteria that can improve digestion, enhance immune function and even increase energy levels. If you…

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It’s time to reframe how we think of type 1 diabetes

December 8, 2023

BPT Sponsored by Sanofi Approximately one in 10 Americans (37.3 million people total) have some type of diabetes. While as many as 95% of these cases are classified as type 2 diabetes, the number of people living with type 1 diabetes is increasing over time. It’s for this reason it is critical to raise awareness…

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