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Put heart health first for a longer life

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(NC) Everyone should take steps at all life stages to protect against heart attack and stroke. This is especially important for people who have diabetes. In fact, approximately one in two people with type 2 diabetes die from heart disease. Making it the most common cause of death. People living with diabetes are up to […]

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What you need to know about prescription opioids

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(NC) You were playing some pick-up hockey with friends and slipped and broke your leg. Or you were running across the street, tripped over the curb and fractured your elbow. Or maybe you experience overwhelming pain from a chronic medical condition and your healthcare provider feels opioids may help manage your pain. It doesn’t matter […]

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Going in for Surgery? Learn How Opioids May Increase Your Risk for Respiratory Compromise

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(BPT) – There is a severe epidemic of opioid-related drug addiction in the United States. Accompanied by an alarming increase in opioid-related drug overdose deaths. In addition to the non-prescription use of opioids, administration of prescribed opioids in hospital settings may cause respiratory depression. Especially in combination with anesthesia and other sedating medications. It can […]

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Dementia Care

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When an elder member of the family starts suffering from symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it can be a stressful and challenging time for friends and family. As well as the patient. There are some ways in which the family can help to care for and support their loved ones. Moreover, make their lives […]