Does Your Family Eat Out a Lot? Watch Your Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 — You know that too much salt contributes to high blood pressure, but you might not realize how easily eating out could put you and your kids at risk. Many entrees at leading restaurants and fast food places contain almost a full day’s allotment of salt, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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This Unique Family Has Three Parents & They're Cool With It

This co-parenting setup is definitely not for the faint of heart. Popsugar reported that Lindsay Taylor, mother of four and stepmom to two, shares a home with both her former husband, Chris, and her current husband, Mike. That’s right, you read that correctly: Lindsay, her ex, and her husband co-parent their six kids. They all live together — and Lindsay […]

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Jennifer Garner’s Baby Food Line Joins the WIC Low-Income Family Program

Organic food devotee Jennifer Garner Opens a New Window. is doing her part to make sure everyone can enjoy the health benefits of fresh, nutritious foods. On Tuesday, March 5, the actress announced Opens a New Window. that Once Upon a Farm, the organic baby food company she co-founded, would be the first organic, refrigerated baby food to be made […]

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‘I’d go to a family function and not talk to anyone’: the social impact of hearing loss

Alan Edwards can still remember the day he heard clearly for the first time. “It was an overwhelming sense of calm,” Edwards says, remembering sitting on a park bench and laughing as he enjoyed the sounds he’d never heard before. Alan Edwards found himself feeling isolated when his hearing deteriorated. “It was really fascinating and amazing.” Having struggled with genetic, […]

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Cancer – now what? Ten tips for family and friends

1. Signal: I’m here The diagnosis of cancer for patients, their families, and friends a shock. Take the time it takes to process the diagnosis. This need is quite normal. In the long run, silence is not, however, often be misleading. You dare, to the Diseased reach out and ask you gently to his needs, As he or she experienced […]

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Family of premature baby struggles to change insurance due to shutdown

This story is from Kaiser Health News. Interested in Government Shutdown? Joseph Daskalakis’ son was born New Year’s Eve, a little over a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected. Little Oliver ended up in a specialized neonatal intensive care unit, the only one that could care for him near their home in […]

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Family who travel 120 miles for cancer treatment struggle to pay bills

Family of boy with cancer who travel 120 miles for specialist treatment are struggling to pay the bills after his mother was forced to quit work Oliver Brown, 10, must travel from Plymouth to Bristol for stem cell treatment He was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2016 and relapsed in May this year  Costs are in the thousands so far, […]

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The fight against leukemia: As brave a little girl defies the cancer

Your daughter has leukemia: This is a sentence that no mother wants to hear. Patrizia Fricke’s eleven-year-old daughter, Sienna the blood was diagnosed with cancer. From this Moment on, the lives of both change abruptly. In an interview with FOCUS Online, Fricke remembers the bad time. A simple hospital room with a bed. For the eleven-year-old Sienna, it is a […]

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Team uses gene editing to personalize clinical care for family with cardiomyopathy

A little over a year ago, a 65-year-old woman with severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy—a condition in which the heart’s muscle becomes abnormally thick, potentially causing dangerous irregular heartbeats—had her genes sequenced before her first visit to the Penn Center for Inherited Cardiac Disease. In the sequence, the patient’s care team identified a variant in a gene called TNNT2, which is associated […]

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