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HEALTH NEWS FROM SAMARITAN

Samaritan is committed to cardiac care

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every five deaths in the U.S. is from heart disease. That’s nearly 700,000 lives lost annually to a disease that …
Wednesday, February 14

At Samaritan, making a difference is the job

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, individuals are now changing jobs — or more appropriately, careers and industries — more than ever before. Among their top reasons for …

Wednesday, January 24
According to the American Cancer Society, more people die of lung cancer per year than those from breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Concerning diagnoses, final estimates for new lung …
Thursday, December 28, 2023
It’s no surprise that those who live healthier lives can live longer—but how much longer? Depending on where you look or what you read, you’ll find studies that have found Depending on where you look or what you read, you’ll find studies that have found individuals who exercise regularly, maintain a healthy diet, and don’t smoke can live as much as 14 years longer than those who don’t. That’s a lot of extra days to spend with family and friends, pursue favorite activities,... READ MORE
Thursday, December 28, 2023
In 2020, nearly 2.3 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer, beating lung cancer as the most common cancer faced by American women.   These are staggering numbers to …
Friday, December 29, 2023
According to numbers recently detailed in the American Journal of Managed Care, inadequate prenatal care continues to be a problem for hospitals across the U.S. Despite spending the most on …
Friday, December 29, 2023
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Keep Lawn Equipment Safety in Mind This Spring
(NAPSI)—In spring, homeowners are eager to get outside and spruce up their yards. To help, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing outdoor …
Yesterday at 8:20 AM
Riding into Spring, Avoiding Skin Cancer Surgery
(NewsUSA) - It’s practically Spring, and the outdoors is calling. “I’ll be back on my bike and celebrating the return of sunny weather,” says Todd Fishman, a long-time Louisville, Kentucky, …
Yesterday at 12:00 AM
6 Tips to Maintain Your Skin's Health
(Family Features) As the body's largest organ, your skin protects you from bacteria, viruses and other environmental hazards, including pollution, ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and more.
5 days ago
5 Tips to Manage Heart Health After a Heart Attack
(BPT) - By Dr. Norman LeporSponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals CorporationDr. Lepor was not compensated for his contributions to this article. If you or a loved one has ever had a cardiovascular …
5 days ago
Listen to Your Heart: One Woman’s Experience Overcoming AFib
(BPT) - Many of us have likely already broken our New Year’s resolutions. Even so, now is still a good time to focus on our health. Whether it’s an annual exam or a new fitness plan, …
Thursday, February 22
Health news for your family
Americans sleep least in these U.S. cities – 2024 study
To determine cities where residents are getting the most and least sleep, SmartAsset ranked 100 of the largest U.S. cities according to the percentage of adults who reported getting less than seven hours of sleep per night on average.
Jaclyn DeJohn
Thursday, February 22
A death sentence: Native Americans shut out of the nation's liver transplant system
The Markup investigates why, despite being more likely to die of liver disease, Native Americans are far less likely to make the transplant list than white people.
Annie Gilbertson for The Markup, Ben Tanen for The Markup
Thursday, February 22
Sick day slip-ups: 5 ways you might be self-sabotaging your recovery when sick
(BPT) - When an unwelcome sickness or ailment creeps up, your home becomes both a sanctuary and a battlefield in the fight against sickness. Yet, recent research conducted by MDLIVE, an Evernorth …
Thursday, February 22
Retrain Your Emotional Brain: A Natural Alternative to Weight Loss Drugs
(NewsUSA) - Weight loss drugs are proving to have serious side effects, and they are not a long-term solution.  When the injections stop, the weight loss stops. But who wants to go back to …
Thursday, February 22
10 metros with the lowest medical office vacancy rates
Soundry Health examined Revista data to show which U.S. cities had the lowest medical office vacancy rates in 2023.
Cassidy Grom, Data Work By Elena Cox
Tuesday, February 20

4 Ways to Transform Your Morning Routine for a Healthier Start

(BPT) - The way you start your morning can significantly impact your entire day. Incorporating healthy habits into your morning routine not only sets a positive tone but also promotes overall …
Tuesday, February 20

4 Tips to Get High Cholesterol Under Control

(Family Features) More than 71 million adults in the United States have high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Consider these tips to get high cholesterol under control.
Monday, February 19
7 alarming maternal mental health statistics (and tips for support)
Charlie Health analyzed data underscoring the maternal mental health crisis and offers some evidence-based tips for coping with perinatal mental health issues.
Kayla Levy
Thursday, February 15
Tobacco Control in Florida: Celebrating Success Today and Innovating for Tomorrow
By Laura Corbin, Bureau Chief, Tobacco Free Florida (NAPSI)—In 2024, we can join together to get closer to achieving the goal of making Florida tobacco free by encouraging people to never begin …
By Laura Corbin, Bureau Chief, Tobacco Free Florida
Thursday, February 15
New laws are increasing price transparency in health care. Here's what they mean for you.
Care Better analyzed federal sources to break down how several new health care price transparency laws aim to make surprise bills a thing of the past.
Dom DiFurio
Thursday, February 15
7 alarming veteran mental health statistics (and tips for support)
Charlie Health outlines some of the most alarming veteran mental health statistics, which shed light on the veteran mental health crisis, and resources to cope with PTSD and other mental health conditions.
Kayla Levy
Wednesday, February 14
Did you know heart palpitations can tell the story of your heart? Sometimes these flutters can be a sign of changes to your heart health
(BPT) - Read on to learn the power of heart rhythms to tell your heart health story …Heart rhythms can tell a story with the power to help change a life.You may have heard of heart …
Tuesday, February 13
More health news
At-Home Traction Devices Can Help Ease Back Pain
(NewsUSA) - Low back pain remains a leading cause of disability and missed time from work in the United States. However, an at-home traction device offers a path to relief, according to Dr. Jeff …
Tuesday, February 13
Empowering Black Americans to Learn Life-Saving Skills
(Family Features) In the spirit of Black History Month, you can empower yourself, educate others and elevate your community's heart health by becoming a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) champion.
Monday, February 12
Your Pharmacist is Ready to Help, Just Ask
(NewsUSA) - Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines provide quick and affordable access to the safe and effective, everyday options we need to take care of ourselves when issues arise. However, deciding …
Sunday, February 11
A Turning Point in High Blood Pressure Management: Introducing The Symplicity Blood Pressure Procedure
(NewsUSA) - High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a growing epidemic that affects half of all Americans. High blood pressure can harm vital organs like your heart, brain, kidneys and …
Friday, February 9
The South and Northeast are leading in youth mental health care, while the Midwest struggles
To explore the best and worst states for youth mental health care, MoneyGeek analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the CDC, as well as Google trends data on searches for relevant mental health terms.
Deb Gordon
Thursday, February 8
News for a healthful life

Modern Schizophrenia Treatment Plans Should Include Less-Frequent Dosing Options for Adult Patients

(BPT) - Talking about and acknowledging mental health challenges have evolved, with more acceptance and mainstream conversation in recent years from both patients and their loved ones, as well as …

Monday, February 12

Heart to Heart With a Leading Cardiologist: What You Need to Know About Coronary Artery Disease

(BPT) - Did you know that the heart beats about 70 times per minute?1 Despite this muscle only being about the size of your fist, it is responsible for pumping oxygen-rich blood throughout your …
Monday, February 12

How to get motivated to start your fitness routine anytime

(BPT) - If you find it hard to get yourself into the fitness mindset — and fear that the resolution season ended in January — keep in mind it's never too late to begin a routine focused …
Wednesday, February 7

How One Mother's Perseverance with Psoriatic Disease Helped Turn Challenge into Purpose

(BPT) - For those living with plaque psoriasis (PsO) and active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) — known collectively as psoriatic disease[1] — every day can feel like a challenge. From PsO …

Wednesday, February 7

The Eyes are a Window Into the Brain

(BPT) - A recent study found that in those who had aging-related cognitive issues, levels of several key micronutrients were nearly half compared with those who did not. Micronutrients are important …
Monday, February 5

COVID-19 On the Rise: Why You Should Get Vaccinated

(BPT) - The holiday season has passed, but the threat of COVID-19 has not.1 As of January 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Wastewater Surveillance System …
Monday, February 5

Discovering the keys to a long, healthy life in the new year

(BPT) - Living a long life is worthy of celebration, but living a long healthy life is the ultimate goal. When given the gift of more years, most of us hope to be able to live them well — …

Wednesday, January 31

Anesthesiologists alert Americans to VA proposal that could impact veterans’ health care and safety

(BPT) - The nation’s Veterans deserve the highest-quality health care and 91% of them expect the same quality of care the public receives at the top-rated civilian hospitals. However, a …
Tuesday, January 30

Tired of chronic pain? Medical experts offer 3 helpful tips

(BPT) - If you're coping with back, neck or knee pain on a regular basis, you're not alone. According to research, one in every two Americans experience musculoskeletal (MSK) pain, which affects the …
Monday, January 29