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MAC Lung Disease: Managing a chronic lung disease during the COVID-19 pandemic

  (BPT) – The past few years have reinforced the importance of overall health, particularly respiratory health. For those living with a chronic lung illness, such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) lung disease, taking precautions against respiratory illnesses is nothing new. However, for those living with MAC lung disease, the pandemic has reinforced how critical it is

One patient’s journey to managing a chronic lung disease

 (BPT) – For the longest time, Judy thought her persistent cough and chronic pneumonia were something she just had to live with. It wasn’t until she cracked a rib and ended up in the emergency room that she realized how serious her condition was. It was at that point Judy was diagnosed with MAC

Expert Series: Getting to the Meat of Antibiotic Overuse

  (BPT) – By Laura Rogers, deputy director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center, Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University Antibiotics are our unique and powerful secret weapons against deadly bacteria. But we must use this weapon sparingly or it loses its power. Each time bacteria is exposed to an antibiotic

5 tips for staying healthy as you return to school or work

  (BPT) – As work and school routines begin to shift again, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. After over a year of avoiding social activity, everyone’s lives are being upended once more. Without knowing what the “new normal” really means right now, it’s harder than ever to keep your families’ wellness on the front burner.

Why a personal emergency response system is crucial for aging in place

  (BPT) – With more people than ever choosing to age in place — that is, continuing to live in their own homes — medical alert devices and modifications to make seniors’ homes safer and more accessible don’t have to break the bank. Installing ramps, railings, and ensuring medication adherence are simple steps you can

Benefits of support groups for people with paralysis and their caregivers

(BPT) – There are many challenges to living with paralysis. Whether you have paralysis yourself or are caring for someone who does, it can feel overwhelming and isolating at times. Support groups can make a big difference in helping you feel connected and understood. Virtual support groups are a good option for many people in

COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns: 6 Things You Need to Know

  (BPT) – COVID-19 vaccines are authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for widespread use for those who are eligible. But while vaccines are now more accessible, vaccination rates are slowing across the country. The seven-day average of first doses administered continues to decline[1], with virtually no change in the number of

As healthcare evolves, is your doctor ready?

(BPT) – The COVID-19 pandemic changed how people think about healthcare. Interacting with your doctor has never been more critical, but now some or all those interactions might occur online. The ability to make appointments online and see your physician without leaving home has benefits. In fact, Chilmark Research estimates that by 2025, 15 to

3 ways to help your loved one age in place

(BPT) – In what seemed like an instant, the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. In addition to completely changing the way we work, shop and interact with others — just to name a few — it’s also forcing seniors to rethink their living arrangements and plans for the future, and changing the way

What You Need to Know about AMD to Save Your Sight

(BPT) – Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Month serves as an important reminder for people to stay on top of their eye health. AMD is one of the most common causes of vision loss later in life, affecting millions of Americans. We talked to Dr. David Eichenbaum, an ophthalmologist at Retina Vitreous Associates of Florida in