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Health

The Healthier You Conference returns to Chester

November 2, 2023

By Kharisma McIlwaine  Health is wealth.  This concept has been on the forefront of the push for more people to prioritize their health and wellness. Finding work, school and personal life balance amidst the high levels of stress that often come with adulting can be extremely challenging. Dedicating time to maintain physical and mental health…

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How personalized breast cancer screening and care can save lives

October 27, 2023

BPT Mammograms are important standard health screenings that help detect breast cancer as early as possible when treatment is typically most effective. Yet for many women, it can be unclear as to when to start getting these screenings and they may face numerous barriers to doing so – such as cost, time or feelings of…

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With fentanyl fears rising in schools nationwide, leading organizations team up to raise awareness of prescription drug safety

October 20, 2023

BPT New digital curriculum to guide teachers and educate youth about dangers of misusing prescription medication Prescription Drug Safety: Know the truth, a free digital school curriculum released in September 2023, is aiming to educate youth about the dangers associated with misusing prescription drug medications, including counterfeit drugs containing fentanyl. The course from the nationally…

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What does thriving after a breast cancer diagnosis look like?

October 6, 2023

Eight ways to live your best life during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and beyond By: Adriana Lecuona MFA IBBC.ORG Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is here, and for many in our community it’s a time to reflect on what it means to thrive after a breast cancer diagnosis. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to thriving. Every…

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Stress and its ripple effects: Three ways it impacts Hispanic men’s health

September 29, 2023

BPT In today’s fast-paced society, it’s easy to feel stressed. Whether you’re worried about money, time, work or relationships, stress can creep up out of nowhere. You may think that stress only affects your mental health, but it can also impact your physical health, especially if you don’t take steps to mitigate it. Men, in…

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Cannabis can increase risk during surgery, affect pain afterwards

September 21, 2023

BPT Marijuana is the most common drug in the United States, used by more than 52 million people, including one in three young adults 18-25. Although many users believe it to be completely benign, it can interact with anesthesia, increase the risk for complications and may worsen pain and nausea after the procedure, increasing the…

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Rethink drinking to focus on building the life you want

September 21, 2023

By Shari Hampton,  Alcohol-free since 2015 and certified life and recovery coach BPT – SPONSORED BY ALKERMES, INC. I can still remember the date. It was February 15, 2015. That was the day I decided I had enough: enough waking up with no recollection of what I did the night before, enough destroyed relationships, enough…

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September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month 

September 15, 2023

Did you know that sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States? It affects nearly 100,000 Americans and more than 20 million people worldwide. With SCD, red blood cells, which are typically disc shaped and flexible, are instead crescent, or “sickle,” shaped. The cells do not bend or…

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