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Understanding Brain Injuries & How to Manage Risks

Each year, 3.6 million American children and adults suffer brain injuries. Nearly 3 million of those are considered traumatic. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has left more than 5 million American children and adults living with a permanent disability.

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Understanding heart surgery.

Understanding heart surgery.

In recent years, new medications, a greater focus on nutrition, and a variety of tools to inspire healthier living have helped millions of people reduce their risk of heart attack and improve their overall heart health. But even with advancements and greater awareness, heart surgery remains a frequent necessity for a variety of conditions — including blocked arteries, a damaged aortic valve and irregular heartbeat.

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The vital importance of thyroid health.

The vital importance of thyroid health.

Unless you’ve already been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, odds are that you never gave your thyroid a second thought today. But maybe you should, if only to appreciate the tremendous impact of this little, butterfly-shaped gland that sits near the base of your throat. That’s because the thyroid is essentially the control room for most of your vital organs — your brain, heart, liver, skin and kidneys.

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The Holidays, COVID-19 and emotional wellbeing.

The Holidays, COVID-19 and emotional wellbeing.

Traditionally, the holidays have been a time of family gatherings, office parties, friendly get-togethers, kids’ sports tournaments… and unfortunately, a time of stress, anxiety and feelings of sadness for many. This year, COVID-19 is curtailing much of the former, and in so doing is exacerbating the latter.

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Never take a single breath for granted.

Never take a single breath for granted.

“COPD” may be a term with which you’re not overly familiar. But if you’ve heard of emphysema or chronic bronchitis, you’re more aware of COPD than you may have thought. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella name for a group of lung diseases, and emphysema (when air sacks in the lungs are damaged) and chronic bronchitis (when the lungs airways become inflamed) are the two most common conditions covered by the term.

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