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Health

Autumn is coming: Get ahead of allergy symptoms now

September 1, 2023

BPT You probably know what’s coming: Along with changing leaves and dropping temps this fall will come the sniffles, stuffy nose, and itchy eyes from allergies to certain plants like ragweed. Unfortunately, climate change has increased the intensity of symptoms and the length of time that many people cope with their autumn allergies. If fall…

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Keystone First unveils Mobile Wellness Center

September 1, 2023

The Medicaid assistance provider is taking its wellness and opportunity center on the road. ABOVE PHOTO: From left:  Winnie Smart-Mapp (Pennsylvania Eastern Keystone Baptist Association aka PEKBA), Meg Grant (Director, Keystone First), Joanne McFall (Market President, Keystone First) Trish Wellenbach (CEO/President of Please Touch Museum), Steve Bohner (Executive Director, AmeriHealth Caritas Foundation) Dr. Kunal Parikh…

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Protecting your child’s mental health online

August 25, 2023

MHANATIONAL.ORG Technology is evolving fast – it can be hard to keep up with the new platforms, content trends, and potential dangers that young people may be exposed to. Kids and teens see traumatizing events and controversial opinions in the news on a regular basis, and social media is a way to see in realtime…

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Five lifestyle changes to help combat incontinence

August 18, 2023

FAMILY FEATURES Sometimes living a healthy lifestyle can feel like an impossible task when combined with all your other responsibilities like working a full-time job, taking care of family and friends or spending time in the gym. Add dealing with an underlying health condition and it may seem almost overwhelming. For example, a condition such…

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The connection between your heart and kidneys

August 13, 2023

Family Features While people may think about heart disease and kidney disease as two different health problems, there are many links between them.  Kidney disease affects roughly 1 in 7 (15%) American adults, according to the American Kidney Fund.  Having chronic kidney disease (CKD) means that you’re more likely to get heart disease. The reverse…

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If you’re enrolled in Medicaid, you must take action now. GoodRx is here to help.

July 31, 2023

BPTIf you’re a Medicaid enrollee, you’re at risk of losing coverage. Over the past three years, during the COVID-19 public health emergency, states were required to provide continuous coverage for everyone enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). But now that the pandemic has officially come to an end, states have permission…

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Five ways sweet Northwest cherries power a summer glow up

July 14, 2023

BPT Summer is here, and everyone deserves a glow up to feel their best this season. Of course, looking good on the outside relies, in part, on what goes inside. One snack provides a powerful punch of glow-friendly nutrition in a convenient, compact and naturally delicious package: sweet Northwest cherries. Glow up with fresh, sweet…

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It’s not too late to prioritize your eye health

July 7, 2023

BPT At age 22, Gail Devers was living her dream. She was a senior in college, already an American record holder in the 100-meter hurdles and on her way to competing at her first Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. Then suddenly, it became evident something was off. Within a couple of months, Gail went from…

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