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5 Steps Caregivers Need to Take Today to Keep Baby Safe
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How to support the caregivers in your life
(BPT) - November is National Family Caregivers month. For millions of Americans, it is more than a page on the calendar. Caregiving is a daily part of their lives. It is important to recognize the sacrifices caregivers make for loved ones. If you don't have personal experience with caregiving, it i... Read More

Recognizing signs of learning and thinking differences in your child
(BPT) - After a year of interrupted learning, this school year, parents everywhere are reflecting on how their children are doing, academically and emotionally. And it's not surprising - a recent study found that 61% of parents believe there will be increased challenges as children head back to sch... Read More

Healthy eating: How to get kids on board
(BPT) - At some point during parenthood, everyone struggles with feeding their children the right foods. Is it green enough? Does it have the right vitamins? Will it help support their immune system?Picking the right foods alone is a hard job, but what do you do when your kids won't even touch the ... Read More

Ready-to-Use Glucagon Provides Reassurance in Managing Diabetes
(BPT) - Jolting awake in the middle of the night to the screeching sound of your child's low blood sugar alert alarm. Feeling the onset of blurry vision during a road trip with the closest exit miles away. That stubborn low blood sugar that won't raise no matter how many gummy bears are eaten.These... Read More

Understanding TK2d – A rare genetic mitochondrial disorder [Infographic]
(BPT) - The third week of September is Mito Awareness Week, a time to recognize mitochondrial diseases. Mitochondrial diseases affect the mitochondria, the structures of the cells that are responsible for making energy. When the mitochondria are not working properly, the body does not have enough e... Read More

What Worked for Me: Musician Amber Woodhouse’s Journey with Crohn’s Disease
(BPT) - When Amber Woodhouse was first diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's disease - an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - her whole life came into perspective. 'As a child, I would have days where I would wake up before school and could not stop vomiting,' Amber says. 'But back then, I thoug... Read More

New survey: How companies are responding to the Delta variant
(BPT) - In 2020, the sudden shift companies made to remote work was seen as temporary. Unfortunately, due to the Delta variant and increasing COVID-19 infection rates, many companies that planned on employees returning to the office are adjusting their plans. A recent study assessed how small to me... Read More

Preparing for Emergencies [Infographic]
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Getting Back on Course: What One Survivor Wants You to Know About Sudden Cardiac Arrest
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Go-to meals for the busy season ahead
(BPT) - Fall is a busy time of year. Families are embracing new back-to-school and work routines whether in person or online, and events and activities are popping up on the calendar. Having go-to meal and snack solutions that don't require a lot of prep time is a smart strategy to navigate new sch... Read More

5 healthy brushing habits to kick-start a new school year
(BPT) - Student wellness is a key part of success in school, especially this year. While proactive measures like increased hand washing are widely implemented, it's important not to overlook oral health like a sensitive tooth, throbbing mouth pain or even a cavity. These are signs of tooth decay th... Read More

6 simple tips to protect yourself from online crime
(BPT) - Strange texts and curious emails requesting personal information. Unauthorized purchases on your credit card. New online accounts being opened in your name. Digital crime can vary greatly and is increasingly concerning as criminals get more sophisticated every day.The Federal Trade Commissi... Read More

Be prepared for back to school – catch up on routine checkups and vaccinations
(BPT) - With many children returning to in-person learning this fall, families are going through their back-to-school checklists. This is the perfect moment to check off one thing that is essential for a healthy start to school: making sure children are caught up on well-child visits and routine va... Read More

Top 5 things to look for when buying dog food
(BPT) - Dogs are the most common pet in America because of the love, comfort and companionship they provide to their families. According to the American Pet Products Association, 70% of U.S. households have one or more dogs, which equates to 90.5 million households. Pet adoptions specifically have ... Read More

Can you help? Blood and plasma supplies low nationwide
(BPT) - From surgeries to emergencies, life-saving therapeutics, and beyond, blood and plasma are essential for hospitals and health care centers to help patients. Unfortunately, experts report facilities throughout the country are facing critical shortages and are calling on more people - especial... Read More

5 tips for caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s
(BPT) - Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's can be rewarding, but has its challenges. Early diagnosis, having open communication and doing some simple activities can significantly help in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's. Fortunately, there are also resources and assistance to help careg... Read More

Free services help military members who experience sexual trauma
(BPT) - Military sexual trauma (MST) refers to a service member's experience with sexual assault or sexual harassment at any point during military service. This could be anything from inappropriate jokes or lewd comments to unwanted advances or forced sexual encounters. In the past, veterans may ha... Read More

Time to Get Back on the Books [Infographic]
(BPT) - September, 2021 - A new survey from Prevent Cancer Foundation® reveals that ninety percent (90%) of women engaged in normal activities, such as visiting friends, dining out and shopping, when local pandemic restrictions were lifted, but only forty-eight (48%) visited their doctors' ... Read More

Making more than 12,000 wishes come true during a pandemic
(BPT) - Fourteen-year-old Kael, who lives with a severe blood disorder, is 'obsessed with flying.' That love of aviation makes sense considering his great-grandfather, grandfather and father are all pilots, making Kael a fourth-generation aviation geek. Despite the ongoing pandemic, Kael got to ful... Read More

Thinking about senior living? 3 reasons to consider a CCRC
(BPT) - A person's golden years may be some of the best years of their life, living each day to the fullest by doing what they love, from pursuing hobbies to spending time with their families and beyond. Thinking about senior living may seem like a distant concern, but it's an important conversatio... Read More

5 tips to revamp your immune health routine
(BPT) - Did you know that your immune system works around the clock to defend your body against invaders? It never stops doing its part in protecting you. So one of the best things you can do to keep yourself healthy is to make your immune health a top priority in your wellness routine.Here are som... Read More

5 simple ways to improve your health habits
(BPT) - The last year and a half has been a strong reminder of the importance of good health. Statistics show that 73% of Americans consider their health and wellness a priority and are reevaluating their own lifestyle habits. In a recent survey of 13,000 people, (including 2,000 Americans), commis... Read More

The Unseen Risks of High Cholesterol: One Patient’s Heart Health Journey
(BPT) - Nineteen-year-old Debbie lived a healthy life - she was active, ate well, refrained from smoking, she felt great - which is why it was shocking to learn from her doctor that she had high cholesterol.With typically no physical signs or symptoms, high cholesterol can be dangerous if left unma... Read More

5 things you don’t know about dairy milk
(BPT) - Milk is good for you, but did you know it's becoming better for the planet, too? Delicious and nutritious, milk benefits people and the environment in many exciting ways. Catch up on the latest milk trivia with this at-a-glance primer.Milk is even more nutritious than you think.Milk has lon... Read More

Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment [Infographic]
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Upgrade your morning routine to ease arthritis joint pain
(BPT) - The sun rises, you flutter your eyes open and take a deep breath. It's time to start the day, but before you even get out of bed, you know it's going to be a tough one. For the more than 30 million Americans with osteoarthritis, waking up with soreness or stiffness in the joints can make mo... Read More

What may be behind achy, tired, or burning eyes? Dry eye disease may be the culprit.
(BPT) - Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.Have you noticed that your eyes have started to feel dry or itchy? Are your eyes affected after endless video conferences and binge watching your favorite shows? You may not be alone.A Novartis-sponsored survey of 1,003 US residents aged 35 ... Read More

Give the gift of connection [Infographic]
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Diabetes Technology Aims to Simplify Life
(BPT) - Hiking, swimming, traveling - the summer and fall seasons are all about adventure. But for the 7.4 million Americans who require insulin due to diabetes1, being on-the-go can be complicated. There's so much to think about when it comes to managing diabetes, from checking blood glucose, to t... Read More

7 tips for staying healthy this back-to-school season
(BPT) - Here we are, a full school year later, and again moving into it with some uncertainty. Whether in-person or remote, masked or mask-less, there are a lot of new experiences ahead for students (and their parents). And, whether your child is entering kindergarten or high school, there is an in... Read More

Pain medicine specialists innovate to tackle America’s ongoing opioid epidemic by reducing misuse after surgery
(BPT) - Drug overdose deaths broke records during 2020, and while the pandemic no doubt contributed, surgery plays an often-overlooked role in America's ongoing opioid epidemic because many patients continue to use their prescribed opioids months after their procedures.Pain medicine specialists are... Read More

Best sleeping tips for heading back to work this fall
(BPT) - After summer breaks and trips are over, it's time for everyone to head back to their regular routines of work and school. While getting back on schedule can be a hard adjustment, re-establishing a good sleep routine can also be challenging. According to a recent study conducted by SleepScor... Read More

Get the Facts About Coronavirus Testing on University Campuses [Infographic]
(BPT) - Universities and colleges are trying to pick up where they left off before the pandemic lockdown, but getting students and faculty back to in-person learning requires continuous testing throughout the academic year. As new mutations of SARS-CoV-2 emerge, such as the Delta variant, and break... Read More

3 ways to empower your kids in the kitchen
(BPT) - Kids love to eat, but many don't know how their favorite meals are made. If your child expresses interest in cooking or making food for themselves, the best time to get them in the kitchen is now. No matter their age, fostering your kids' interest in foods and cooking can boost their confid... Read More

Dark chocolate is a top 2021 food trend
(BPT) - Throughout the pandemic people have turned to their favorite foods to bring them joy. However, with a new focus on wellness, people are taking a fresh approach to classic comfort foods. Chocolate is the perfect example - as sales soar globally, dark chocolate is emerging as a top food trend... Read More

4 ways long-term care can weather the next emergency
(BPT) - COVID-19 has shaken communities worldwide. Despite strenuous efforts by caregivers and medical professionals alike, people needing long-term care and living in communal care settings have suffered gravely. According to a New York Times database, almost one-third of U.S. coronavirus deaths h... Read More

7 smart strategies to keep mosquitoes at bay
(BPT) - Mosquitoes and other flying insects annoy, irritate and generally make outdoor activities less enjoyable for everyone. Fortunately, there are simple and effective ways to keep bugs at bay and the outdoor adventures going strong."You don't have to resort to chemical mosquito repellents if bu... Read More

5 reasons hazelnuts are a family-friendly snack
(BPT) - Need a new snack? Hungry families are turning to a trendy and tasty new choice - the homegrown hazelnut. Perhaps parents outside the Pacific Northwest might not recognize the state nut of Oregon, but rest assured, there's more to crack here than mere coffee flavoring.What makes this nibble ... Read More

Prioritizing Vision Even in a Pandemic: One Woman’s Story of Persistence
(BPT) - Did you know that the leading cause of blindness and low vision in the United States is age-related eye diseases?[1] Approximately 2 million people are living with Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Wet AMD), a retinal disease that affects a person's central vision, and this number is ex... Read More

5 Ways to Focus on Your Wellness During Healthy Aging Month
(BPT) - As summer draws to a close, September's Healthy Aging Month is a great time for individuals 50 and over to assess their physical, mental and social health, and general well-being. It's never too late to make your health a top priority. Whether you are starting a workout or vitamin regimen, ... Read More

5 ways to celebrate and support honey bees
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Important fire safety tips for the back-to-school transition
(BPT) - After months of working remotely, some parents are preparing to return to the workplace. This transition occurs as students head back to school, so some children may find themselves home unsupervised for the first time before or after school, or for longer times. According to a new survey, ... Read More

Inaugural ILD Day Brings Awareness for Interstitial Lung Disease
(BPT) - Nine patient advocacy groups partner to educate about ILD on September 15, 2021It's very possible you've never heard of interstitial lung disease (ILD), despite the more than 200 types of ILD that affect over 250,000 Americans. That's why nine patient advocacy organizations have partnered t... Read More

Parents are Preparing for Back-to-School with Smart Bedtime Routines [Video]
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It was AFib, not just aging: What you need to know about atrial fibrillation
(BPT) - For 66-year-old Michael Stellar, it was easy to blame his lack of energy and fatigue on getting older and long hours at his job selling heavy-duty truck and trailer parts. But when Stellar went in for his annual primary care visit, his doctor quickly noticed something was off. As she checke... Read More

Registered dietitian offers tips for ‘better for you’ treats
(BPT) - When you're looking for sweet snacks on-the-go or indulgent treats to enjoy, there's nothing better than finding foods that satisfy those cravings without sacrificing your nutritional goals. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to choose from, if you know where to look.Registered dietit... Read More

5 ways to support brain health this back-to-school season
(BPT) - With back-to-school season in full swing, parents are doing everything they can to help their children prepare. While having the right books and supplies is at the top of everyone's lists, it's also important to think about your child's nutrition and overall brain health.To support brain he... Read More

3 lesser-known signs you are at risk for falling
(BPT) - Falling doesn't have to be a normal part of aging. This is good news, given the consequences of a fall. Just ask Mike Berning, an older adult who suffered a severe fall after trying to change a lightbulb in his home. His injury resulted in extended, expensive and difficult physical therapy,... Read More

Bone health goes beyond just calcium, studies show
(BPT) - Experts have found better alternatives to increasing bone density than calcium alone.Approximately half of all adults aged 50 and older are at risk of breaking a bone, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.[1]Even seemingly safe activities like exercising and driving can become ... Read More

Answers to 6 common questions about Covid-19 vaccines
(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.Those still uncertain about whether the COVID-19 vaccine is right for t... Read More

Could you have Dry Eye Syndrome? Here’s what you need to know
(BPT) - Do you suffer from dry, itchy eyes? According to the American Journal of Ophthalmology, nearly half of all adults experience dry eye symptoms. While Dry Eye affects people more as they age, this chronic condition is now also a rapidly growing problem for younger people due to increased use ... Read More

4 things to know about sunscreen this fall, according to a dermatologist
(BPT) - While it may be easier to remember to protect skin from potentially harmful UVA and UVB rays by regularly applying sunscreen during the hot, sun-drenched days of summer, a recent poll conducted by CeraVe and OnePoll reveals that 96% of U.S. adults still fail to apply their SPF every day. As... Read More

A dermatologist explains why vitamin C should be in your skincare routine
(BPT) - Are you always on the lookout for better, more effective - and affordable - ways to help boost your skin's health and appearance? If so, you've probably noticed that vitamin C has become a staple when it comes to top ingredients in the best skincare products. You've also probably heard derm... Read More

Living with Chronic Hives: One Woman’s Story
(BPT) - Ilana, a board-certified emergency medicine physician, lived with chronic hives for almost as long as she can remember. 'I've had them since I was at least 8 years old,' she says. 'It's something that was a regular part of my high school and college life. I was just always a person who was ... Read More

Don’t let flushability fears throw a wrench in your bathroom routine
(BPT) - Although your toilet requires regular maintenance to keep things flowing the right way, many of us don't know the basics of taking care of the porcelain throne. Luckily, learning how to take care of your toilet is as easy as following a few simple tips, stocking up on the right products and... Read More

5 Things to Know About Living With an Organ Transplant
(BPT) - Receiving an organ transplant can be a life-changing event for both recipients and donors. While a new organ can provide hope for the future for recipients, there are still many challenges they face living with a transplant beyond just medical care.1) Living with a transplant can take an im... Read More

Older Adults Have Gone Digital: Four Trends That Are Here to Stay
(BPT) - During the pandemic, many older adults went digital, adopting technology to manage daily tasks and stay connected to family and friends. As we emerge from COVID-19, here's what we see ahead for older adults with respect to their use of technology.Post-pandemic, older adults will continue to... Read More

20 years later: Ground Zero work led to pulmonary fibrosis
(BPT) - Twenty years after 9/11, some World Trade Center first responders still struggle with long-term health complications brought on by the catastrophic event. For Tom Frey, a former New York City detective, the consequences started with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma — a blood cancer that can be linked bac... Read More

When Music Says What Words Can’t—This Innovative Technology Helps Bring People with Severe Epilepsy Closer to the Ones They Love
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Impactful stories offer hope for recovery from prescription opioid addiction
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4 reasons vaccines keep people healthy
(BPT) - The theory behind vaccines - that limited exposure to a disease may help inoculate against more severe illness - has circulated for centuries. In 16th century China, smallpox scabs were ground up and blown into people's noses to shield them from the disease. While this strategy wasn't succe... Read More

Need help navigating Medicare? [Infographic]
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Is it More Than Parkinson’s Disease? Julie’s Journey to Diagnosis.
(BPT) - A fall, a broken wrist and a misdiagnosis. That's how Julie's story started.In 2010, Julie was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but wondered for years if there might be something else going on. Was her unsteadiness simply part of her Parkinson's or could there be another underlying condi... Read More

5 back-to-school tips to support children’s emotional well-being
(BPT) - Over a year and a half of coping with the pandemic is taking a toll on everyone's emotional and mental health - and may be affecting children and teens even more than adults. According to recent research from the Kaiser Family Foundation, over 25% of high school students have experienced a ... Read More

Back-to-school eats: 5 brain-boosting foods for kids
(BPT) - As summer draws to an end, many families are gearing up for an exciting new school year. And while picking out new pencils and notebooks is a fun way to prepare, it's even more important to make sure your child is mentally ready to return to the classroom - whether that be virtually or in p... Read More

Beyond varicose veins, 5 steps for good vascular health
(BPT) - Most people are familiar with heart disease and understand this serious condition can lead to a heart attack, chest pain or stroke. Unfortunately, few people know about vascular disease, which affects your circulatory system and can include diseases of your veins and arteries. Some vascular... Read More

Preparing the Classroom for Food Allergies
(BPT) - After a year of remote learning, students will hopefully be returning to in-person classes this fall. Of the estimated 56 million children who attend elementary, middle and high school each year in the US,1 approximately two students per classroom have food allergies2 - and up to one in fou... Read More

New clinical trial open for patients with a specific form of lung cancer
(BPT) - According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which makes up over 80% of lung cancers, is the single leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. NSCLC is typically diagnosed in patients over the age of 65. And according to the Nati... Read More

Living with paralysis? Free resources answer questions, provide support
(BPT) - Paralysis is life altering for the person impacted, their families or friends, and their caregivers. Whether you are newly paralyzed or have been living with paralysis for many years, it's normal to have questions. Fortunately, there are free, high-quality resources that provide answers and... Read More

5 simple and effective self-care tips
(BPT) - When we have a self-care routine that actually works, we feel better, and it shows. Longtime actress and model Brooke Shields reveals her simple yet effective tricks to effortless beauty and wellness that will have anyone feeling model ready. See below for Brooke's tips, from how she protec... Read More

How to pack allergy-friendly lunches your kids will love
(BPT) - Did you know 85 million Americans avoid buying foods with the top 9 allergens because of allergies of someone in their household? According to Food Allergy Research and Education, $19 billion is spent by these Americans annually to avoid specific proteins or allergens in their food. If you'... Read More

Sibling perspectives: Learning from a brother or sister with a rare epilepsy
(BPT) - There are many different types of epilepsies (the fourth most common neurological disorder in the U.S.); but rare forms of the disease can be especially debilitating and disruptive.These include infant- and childhood-onset developmental epileptic encephalopathies (DEEs, more simply called '... Read More

5 surprising causes of butt discomfort
(BPT) - From exercise and travel to self-care and beyond, there are many activities we look to that will help better our health and wellness both physically and mentally. However, sometimes the most well-meaning activities can have unintentional effects to our bodies, including causing pain, discom... Read More

Back-to-school meal prep: 7 kid-friendly favorites with a twist
(BPT) - With kids returning to classes this fall, staying on top of their schedules can be challenging. Whether their itinerary is packed with homework, music lessons or sporting events, kids are busier than ever, and finding time to eat as a family can be easier said than done.No matter what the n... Read More

Shining a light on ALS disease
(BPT) - When Phil Green, a husband and father to four children, was diagnosed with ALS in 2018, he decided he was going to dedicate his life to advocating for other people and families affected by the disease.'To me, I was still the same person that I had always been,' Green says as he recounts the... Read More

You Can Help Create a Future with Better Lyme Disease Diagnosis
(BPT) - With summer in full swing and COVID-19 restrictions easing up, many people are heading outdoors after over a year of being confined to their homes. Along with warmer weather comes tick season, especially if you live on the East Coast or in the upper Midwest where reports of ticks responsibl... Read More

4 expert tips for tackling dry eye symptoms
(BPT) - Do you sometimes experience gritty, scratchy, watery eyes, or even blurry vision? If so, you could be one of the 30 million Americans with dry eye disease. Unfortunately, spending more time on your phone, TV, computer or other electronic devices may increase those symptoms.Dry eye has a num... Read More

New Treatment Options Help Put the Brakes on Childhood Myopia [Video]
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Evaluating a gene therapy approach to treating PKU
(BPT) - By now, you have likely seen the term 'gene therapy' used somewhere. While it may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie, gene therapy approaches are already being used to treat people living with rare genetic diseases today. Still, you might be wondering, 'What is gene therapy?'Gene the... Read More

Overcoming learning loss begins at home
(BPT) - School closures. Widespread distant learning and hybrid classrooms. Two summer breaks. Since the pandemic started in March 2020, students in the United States have faced numerous challenges. While educators nationwide have done their best to shift learning to reach all students, studies sho... Read More

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 o... Read More

Make the sweets you love work for you, not against you
(BPT) - There's no shame in craving treats. In fact, it's completely normal. However, indulging in sweets can be troublesome as they are often high in sugar, calories and carbs and can compromise your healthy lifestyle.While finding a balance between control and indulgence can feel challenging, the... Read More

15 Minutes to a Better Body
(BPT) - Experts reveal how truSculpt iD® can reduce unwanted fat in one 15-minute treatmentThere are lots of cool, creative and healthy things you can do in as few as 15 minutes. For example, you can walk a mile or run two, take a power nap, practice meditation or better yet slim your waist... Read More

One Hollywood Stuntman Uses an Athlete’s Mindset to Overcome His Toughest Ride Yet
(BPT) - When Chris Arthur is asked to recall the highlight of his career as a Hollywood stuntman, his face lights up. He remembers how he once stepped foot on a helicopter to receive the memory of a lifetime in the air.'There I was hanging out the side of a helicopter filming a scene for the season... Read More

5 easy ways to stay refreshed
(BPT) - When you're busy with your daily routine of work, exercising and errands, it can be hard to feel refreshed and relaxed. If you find yourself looking for quick ways to recharge - and even to treat yourself - during your busy workdays or hectic weekends, here are some easy tips to help you ke... Read More

Hollywood Makeup Artist Shares Makeup and Skin Care Tips for People Living with Plaque Psoriasis through INSIDE LOOK Campaign
(BPT) - August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month, a time to educate others about plaque psoriasis, and to learn about how the chronic condition impacts the lives of those living with it. Plaque psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that appears on the surface of the skin as raised, red, itc... Read More

4 Steps You Can Take to Manage Heart Failure
(BPT) - Managing a chronic condition like heart failure (HF) can be challenging, especially as our society adapts to a new sense of normalcy. But with HF, management is crucial at all times. The good news is that people with HF can still participate in many of the activities they love and lead fulf... Read More

Build a stronger bond with your pet through love languages
(BPT) - A warm embrace, a thoughtful gift, a love letter - these are a few ways that people show and feel affection. Like us, pets crave affection too.Pets provide so much love and companionship to people, and they deserve to feel that love in return. Just as each pet has their own personality, the... Read More

Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) [Infographic]
(BPT) - This COVID-19 vaccination hotline for people with disabilities offers assistance with finding vaccine locations, making appointments, answering common questions, and more. Visit for more information.... Read More

What Americans need to know about traveling to Europe in 2021
(BPT) - By Maya Kachroo-Levine, ExpediaOn May 14, Greece became the first country in the European Union to open to vaccinated travelers. I showed up on May 16 to report on the reopening, and I've been here ever since, studying various entry guidelines around the region and keeping track of testing ... Read More

3 health-conscious home updates worth the investment
(BPT) - The pandemic has brought new focus to home enhancements that not only add value, but also support wellness. Today's homeowners are investing in thoughtful improvements that prioritize safety and well-being, helping to substantially increase the home's health quotient.Here are three, big-imp... Read More

Doctor offers easy tips for coping with heartburn
(BPT) - If you've ever experienced heartburn, you know why it's called that - you feel a burning sensation in your throat and upper chest, and even a bad taste in your mouth. While heartburn can have many triggers and causes, it is essentially due to the backward flow of acid, called acid reflux, w... Read More

4 myths that cause weight gain and illness
(BPT) - We've all heard questionable information and advice about health and weight loss over the years. It could be from well-intentioned friends, a story on the internet, celebrity statements on social media, or the latest media story. But Dr. Benjamin Bikman, a leading metabolic scientist at Bri... Read More

Age 65 or older? You're at higher risk for pneumococcal pneumonia
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How you can help reduce your risk of age-related macular degeneration
(BPT) - Creating a tapestry of vivid colors and patterns, Geri Wires, an avid quilter, relies on her sight to create her art. So, in 2007 after her dilated eye exam and speaking with her eye doctor, she was alarmed at the diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at age 64. AMD is one of ... Read More

Survey shows Americans want technology that improves home hygiene [Infographic]
(BPT) - New survey reveals attitudes about automated and touchless bathroom products given the current global health situation.... Read More

5 grilling safety tips for the master (or amateur) BBQ’er
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Is it broken? What to do when a kid’s injury is more than just a bump or bruise
(BPT) - Ouch! Kids break bones in many ways. Whether from a fall, a sports-related injury, roughhousing or just an accident, a broken bone isn't something to take lightly. But, how do you know if it's broken and what should you do next?Know the signsBroken bones are most common in the upper and low... Read More

Your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act [Infographic]
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(BPT) - You've heard all the stories about the importance of donating blood, but you might not be as familiar with the other lifesaving substance flowing through your veins - plasma. While the world is focused on the important issue of a blood donor shortage, there's an equally critical need for pl... Read More

Cleansing 101: Pro tips for cleansing your skin like a dermatologist
(BPT) - Keeping skin clean and healthy might seem simple, but for many people, finding a skincare routine that works can take trial and error. From common misconceptions about cleansing to a store shelf overflowing with different types of products, it can feel overwhelming. In fact, according to a ... Read More

For children with classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia, researchers are working to advance treatment options
(BPT) - Maintaining balance is an important part of life, especially when it comes to health and wellness. For people with classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia, commonly referred to as CAH, balance can be an ongoing challenge.CAH refers to a group of genetic conditions that affect the body's abil... Read More

Understanding When Depression May be Something More: Identifying and Managing Bipolar Depression
(BPT) - It is common for people to experience both periods of happiness and sadness throughout their lives, but it can be hard to determine whether prolonged versions of these emotional states indicate something more serious than changing feelings. Sharp mood swings between extreme highs and extrem... Read More

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(BPT) - As one of the world's top paratriathletes, Amy Dixon is always looking forward. Even though an autoimmune disorder has taken away most of her ability to see, she has extraordinary vision for reaching her goals.This summer, she competes in Tokyo. For Dixon, it's an incredible journey that wo... Read More

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(BPT) - With school back in session for children across the country, consistency can be key as they have entered their first 'normal' school year in over 18 months. Full-time classroom learning will undoubtedly come with challenges for some children and adolescents - but Attention-Deficit/Hyperacti... Read More

Seizures: Why a specific diagnosis can change everything
(BPT) - Zora had her first seizure when she was only six months old. Her dad, away on a trip, got an urgent call from the neighbor. Zora and her mother had just been rushed to the hospital in an ambulance-and no one knew exactly why.When someone has a seizure, it's terrifying. The worry, the rush t... Read More

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In rare form: Kate’s TGCT journey
(BPT) - From practicing ballet at a young age to dancing and cheerleading for two professional sports teams, Kate has always been passionate about expression through movement. Unfortunately, Kate's activities were interrupted in 2016 when, at age 30, she began to experience intermittent pain and sw... Read More

Easy ways to incorporate more fruits and veggies at your next cookout or tailgate
(BPT) - After months of social distancing, many people are eagerly gathering with friends and family again. Whether it's for a barbecue, cookout or tailgating party, start planning a get-together with people you love and celebrate with some good food that's nutritious too.The pandemic has changed t... Read More

You Have To Go To Know: LeVar Burton on Why the Rare Blood Cancer Community Needs to Get Back to the Doctor
(BPT) - Best known for his roles in Roots and Star Trek: The Next Generation and helming Reading Rainbow, actor, director and longtime health advocate LeVar Burton strongly believes in using his voice and passion for storytelling to help others.Recently, Burton, who has spent much of his career bri... Read More

Summer safety: 7 tips to keep bugs at bay this summer
(BPT) - From picnics to backyard BBQs, beach days and hikes, Americans continuously enjoy the outdoors throughout the warmer months. But the more time spent outside, the more susceptible people become to uncomfortable bug bites - or worse.To help keep families protected this summer no matter the ac... Read More

3 recipes for summer on the go
(BPT) - Road trips with your family, beach days with friends and solo hikes to ease your mind and enjoy the scenery - summer is one of the most exciting times to explore the outdoors. No matter where you live, there is something about summer that just makes you feel good, but how can you fuel good ... Read More

4 ways to prepare your tech for hurricane season
(BPT) - Hurricane season is here. Following a record-breaking 2020 season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts yet another equally - if not, more - active hurricane season this year with at least 13 to 20 named storms.Hurricanes can cause major damage to homes, businesses a... Read More

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(BPT) - Most Americans know firsthand how delicious beef can taste in salads, appetizers, and entrees. But many are less aware of how a diet rich in the savory red meat promotes strength and overall good health.That fact is well-understood by our country's elite athletes, who continually fine-tune ... Read More

5 telehealth tips for at-home health care
(BPT) - Telehealth is enabling health care professionals to provide patient care remotely, safely and conveniently through technologies such as a computer, mobile phone or landline telephone more than ever before. This has reduced barriers to care for millions of people who live far away from speci... Read More

New clinical trial for patients with a rare form of ovarian cancer
(BPT) - According to the American Cancer Society, half of all ovarian cancers are found in women who are 63 years old or older. However, low grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC), which represents approximately 10% of all ovarian cancer types, tends to be diagnosed at a younger age. While this kind o... Read More

4 tricks to aid your wellness routine
(BPT) - The topic of wellness is a bit intimidating. With so many different trends, ways to diet or hit the gym, it can be overwhelming. With her busy and on-the-go schedule, Ana De La Reguera's wellness routine is flexible and effective. Check out Ana's four easy tips to make you feel your best.Su... Read More

RD Expert Offers Tips to Boost Gut Health While Adjusting to the ‘New Normal’
(BPT) - As pandemic restrictions have continued to shift in the last year and are now beginning to loosen, many Americans are struggling to find the right balance in their routines, and that imbalance can negatively impact their gut health. A recent survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Benefibe... Read More

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 goo... Read More

How to preserve fresh sweet cherries for healthy snacking all year
(BPT) - Fresh sweet Northwest cherries are a tasty summertime superfruit packed with nutrients. It's easy to find fresh cherries during the summer, but the rest of the year may leave you yearning for the delicious and nutritious snack. Stock up on fresh cherries now and preserve their flavor and he... Read More

Lessons from the pandemic: How the relationship with our pets continues to grow
(BPT) - The pandemic has brought with it a number of challenges, from quarantining to social distancing and remote working - all of which resulted in more time at home. For some, this meant more quality time with family, including pets. According to a survey by the makers of Seresto, more than one-... Read More

What should you look for in a collagen supplement?
(BPT) - Collagen is the glue that holds your body together. Whether it's your hair, your skin or your nails, collagen provides the structure your body needs to keep everything intact. That's one of many reasons it's been trending so much in recent years. Your body makes it by combining amino acids ... Read More

Prepare for severe weather: How to use and maintain a generator
(BPT) - Tornados, floods, hurricanes and more - severe weather is increasing around the world. Are you ready if a threatening storm hits your home?'Storm frequency and intensity is increasing, which means it's important for homeowners to take a proactive approach to severe weather preparedness,' sa... Read More

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 sim... Read More

Surprising summer skin care tips from a Hollywood dermatologist
(BPT) - Long, sunny days followed by warm, star-studded evenings are just a few reasons why summer is such a beloved season. While each day is full of possibilities ranging from relaxation to adventure and everything in between, it also presents numerous challenges for your skin. Fortunately, there... Read More

Keep your cool this summer with these energy-saving tips
(BPT) - There's a lot to love about summer. At the same time, the season can run up your electric bill fast, especially for Americans living in places where summer temperatures are reaching record highs. According to recent reports, states like Washington and Oregon have seen recording-breaking tem... Read More

How prunes can feed your health at 4 important stages of life
(BPT) - Seeking more plant-based options for healthy aging? This approach is right on track with the 2020-2025 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) that advocate for greater fruit and vegetable consumption. One easy way to expand your plant-based options and incorporate the Mediterranean die... Read More

Groom your way to the top with the 'Most Talented Beard in America' contest
(BPT) - Got a beard, got a talent? The millions of men who raised their hand are in luck. Last year, men's grooming company Wahl launched the first-ever 'Most Talented Beard in America' contest, where hairy-faced men from across the country filmed themselves showcasing their best talents and brush.... Read More

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Smart ways to get your health and fitness back into a normal routine
(BPT) - This past year has been a rollercoaster, adding a lot of stress to everyone's lives and, for many, their health, fitness and nutrition have suffered because of it. Gyms and even outdoor exercise spaces were closed. People worked and studied from home full time, meaning they were more sedent... Read More

6 tips to make your house safer this summer
(BPT) - We all like to think our homes are a safe and secure place to relax and enjoy time with our family. Even though we try to make our homes as safe as possible for our children, accidents and injuries can still occur in the home. Preventable injuries unfortunately happen more often than they s... Read More

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New Guidance Aims to Protect People Taking Prescription Opioids from Accidental Opioid Emergencies
(BPT) - An accidental opioid overdose can happen to anyone using opioid medicines, in any community. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a substantial increase in opioid overdose deaths across the United States that coincided with the implementation of widespread ... Read More

3 questions to ask before sending kids back to the classroom
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic created a new sense of urgency and focus on air quality and safety indoors. As many parents get ready to send their children back to school classrooms this fall, confidence surrounding indoor air quality is still a major concern across the country.Evidence suggests tha... Read More

Understanding the Complexity of Diagnosing and Living with Schizophrenia
(BPT) - More than 20 million people worldwide are living with schizophrenia - a chronic, serious and often severely disabling brain disorder.[1],[2]Schizophrenia ranks as one of the top 15 leading causes of disability globally.[3] However, it can be difficult for people to receive an accurate schiz... Read More

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(BPT) - After over a year of staying home, people are eager to start exploring places both near and far again. Mother Nature offers ample opportunity for adventure, with outdoor recreation activities to suit every personality. Whether you're planning a road trip across the country or opting for a l... Read More

How to beat the heat with grape recipes and snacks
(BPT) - When the weather gets hot, it's natural to seek cooling remedies such as splashing in a pool, sipping iced beverages and making meals that are quick to prepare and don't heat up the kitchen.Fresh grapes are a cooling ingredient that can refresh and elevate summertime meals with a burst of c... Read More

Surprising ways you might be attracting mosquitoes
(BPT) - These days you're probably enjoying your outdoor spaces more than ever - and looking for ways to make them more comfortable, relaxing and fun for your family and friends when you get together. On top of upgrading your deck or patio, sprucing up your landscaping, and investing in some new ou... Read More

Back-to-work blues: Anxious about returning to your cubicle?
(BPT) - While everyone's lives were upended this past year, they're about to be turned upside-down again. Vaccinations are underway, and companies nationwide are making plans to bring employees back to the office.Some workers may welcome the change after spending over a year at home, but many now p... Read More

Celebrate safely with these fireworks safety tips
(BPT) - Summer is here, and this Fourth of July, families and friends are gathering for celebrations after more than a year of social distancing due to the pandemic. Although the table may be filled with everyone's favorite potluck dish, there is another summertime staple that Americans need to be ... Read More

Body Care Tips to Give You the Confidence to Reveal More of Your Skin this Summer [Video]
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Be the star of the summer picnic with tasty, healthy hazelnut recipes
(BPT) - Summer is officially underway, and it's time for road trips and picnics in the park. The great thing about picnicking is that you can do it practically anywhere you can throw a blanket down - and it's the perfect way to enjoy the gorgeous weather and, of course, eat lots of tasty food. And ... Read More

Active and energized: Registered dietitian shares how eating right in the morning fuels energy throughout the day
(BPT) - With health and wellness top of mind for many Americans, fitness has become a top priority. Whether you're extremely active or just starting on a wellness journey, incorporating wholesome, nutritious foods into your diet plan can help give your body the fuel it needs to thrive."Studies sugg... Read More

Living with Dravet - a rare form of pediatric epilepsy [Infographic]
(BPT) - A rare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 people. But with an estimated 7,000 rare diseases and 25-30 million Americans living with one, chances are good you know someone affected. Awareness of what so many Americans are living through is critical to improving support, funding a... Read More

FDA Intends to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars [Video]
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Do you have dry mouth? What you can do about it
(BPT) - You may have felt like your mouth is dry on occasion - on a hot day, when you're thirsty, or maybe when you feel nervous before making a presentation at work. But if you're experiencing chronic dry mouth, it's more than just a mild inconvenience or temporary unpleasant feeling. Dry mouth ca... Read More

Three health strategies to help you swing into summer
(BPT) - With summer's arrival and the days getting warmer and longer, many Americans may be rededicating themselves to getting outside and focusing on their fitness.* This may be especially important after so much time spent inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which contributed to unwanted weight ... Read More

7 ways to help pet welfare organizations in need
(BPT) - Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter animal shelters across the U.S. each year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. With so many pets in need of a home, animal shelters and rescue groups often struggle to keep up - and many could use your... Read More

Home comfort simplified: Smart ways to stay cool during warm weather months
(BPT) - Summer is here, which means sunny weather, beach days and barbecues - and on those especially hot days, you want to ensure your home is cool and comfortable without causing the utility bill to skyrocket. Fortunately, there are five affordable ways to stay cool at home so you can kick back, ... Read More

Have allergies? Tips to feel your best indoors and out
(BPT) - A runny nose, watery eyes, itchy throat, nagging cough - as the weather changes throughout the year, different allergens can increase, making you miserable in numerous ways. Medications can help, but there are all-natural steps you can take to help you feel your best, whether indoors or out... Read More

How a new diagnosis led to a new lease on life for one psoriasis patient
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5 expert tips to help college students get better sleep
(BPT) - In the last year there's been plenty to lose sleep about, but with the stress of the pandemic slowly subsiding, now is a great time to revisit the importance of self-care. Getting a good night's sleep is one of the most popular topics in that arena right now, and for good reason: Whether yo... Read More

Train Like a Pro: Top Nutrition and Wellness Tips from a Professional Soccer Player
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Targeted Treatment Pathways in Lung Cancer: Navigating Beyond Initial Diagnosis
(BPT) - In 2021, it is estimated that more than 235,000 Americans may be diagnosed with lung cancer. The five-year survival for early forms of the disease is approximately 60 percent. However, about 56 percent of patients have metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis, meaning the cancer has alre... Read More

Now's the time to get in front of fall allergy symptoms
(BPT) - One day you can breathe easy and enjoy long walks outdoors and fresh breezes through open windows. The next day you're hit with headaches, sneezing, an itchy throat, watery eyes and a nose that's running and congested. Fall allergies can be challenging, but experts agree a proactive approac... Read More

Back to learning: Tips to avoid a heavy load
(BPT) - The classroom environment changed tremendously throughout the pandemic, with many children studying at home full- or part-time. This meant additional gear for many, such as tablets and workbooks, while some items like backpacks went unused while studying remotely. As millions of students he... Read More

Kids and the COVID vaccine: What should a parent know?
(BPT) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted an Emergency Use Authorization allowing adolescents ages 12-15 to get the COVID vaccine - another giant leap forward in the fight against this coronavirus.Your 12-year-old is eligible for the COVID vaccine! Here's what a pediatric epidemiolo... Read More

Why have natural prostate remedies failed men seeking relief?
(BPT) - Over half of all men over the age of 50 will experience frequent urination.[1] While this condition may be an entirely normal part of aging, it can leave many feeling frustrated.Many men talk about the 'prostate curse': having to wake up multiple times per night to use the bathroom, leading... Read More

Celebrity dermatologist offers tips for your best summer skin
(BPT) - Summer is here! With the warmer weather you may be ready to spend more time outdoors, shed some inhibitions and bare a little more skin. And as the seasons change, so should your body care routine. Fearless summer skin starts with a renewed skin barrier - so a gentle, daily exfoliating body... Read More

Why you shouldn’t delay skin cancer screening
(BPT) - This summer, as more Americans become vaccinated and temperatures rise, you may be ready to break quarantine and head outside. But this year, it's more important than ever to remember to prioritize your skin's health.A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermato... Read More

One Woman’s Journey for More Migraine-Free Days
(BPT) - Lilly Rockwell's earliest memories are having headaches so severe she would vomit. Since her mother suffers from migraine, they assumed that's what Lilly had too. Lilly and her family sought advice from doctors to alleviate her symptoms, but without success, so she continued to struggle wit... Read More

Don’t Settle for Uncontrolled Symptoms: When It’s Time to Rethink Your Approach to Asthma Management
(BPT) - This content is sponsored by GSK.Those who live with asthma know that symptoms can come on suddenly, literally taking your breath away. Even if you're avoiding triggers and following your treatment plan, your asthma can remain uncontrolled. This was the case for Shawn, who, having lived wit... Read More

How one nurse anesthetist is working to fight racial disparities in healthcare
(BPT) - As an African American and a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), Dr. Edwin Aroke has always been committed to equitable care for racial and ethnic minority patients. However, following years of providing anesthesia care in hospitals and teaching student registered nurse anestheti... Read More

How a rugby player manages type 1 diabetes with the help of new technology
(BPT) - Sarah Vlasak from Minneapolis doesn't let anything get in her way. Beyond playing for a Division 1 competitive women's traveling rugby team, the Metropolis Valkyries, Sarah also lives with type 1 diabetes - a 24/7 condition that requires constant management.When she was 17, Sarah started ex... Read More

Does Your Child Have a Peanut Allergy? Learn about a Treatment Option
(BPT) - Peanut allergy is the most common food allergy in children in the U.S. and affects approximately 1.3 million children between the ages of 4 through 17.1If your child has a peanut allergy, you know firsthand the burden it can have on your family. It can be a life-long condition, and reaction... Read More

3 things to know about how this summer can affect your skin
(BPT) - You're probably ready to get outside and soak up some sun this summer. Like most things in life, though, the sun can be both rejuvenating and harmful. One primary example is when you get a sunburn, and according to a Department of Health and Human Services report, more than one out of every... Read More

Having a hot summer? Know what to do if you get burned
(BPT) - Summertime is full of fun activities like grilling, hanging out by the firepit, July 4 fireworks and just enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. But with those activities come hazards as well - mostly from painful burns.According to the National Fire Protection Association, children under ... Read More

4 reasons you should choose sweet Northwest cherries
(BPT) - The country may be turning a corner on the pandemic, but the fallout could take some time to work through. Americans have health concerns beyond COVID-19 that have compounded in the past year: postponed care for wellness issues, changed sleep patterns, undesired weight changes and increased... Read More

Travel hacks to keep your family happy
(BPT) - Whether you're on a road trip or plane ride, every parent knows the journey can be a challenge. Long hours waiting or riding can test any kid's - or parent's - patience. With a little preparation, however, you can ensure your family (and you) will be happier throughout your trip.'One major ... Read More

4 ways to save money on prescription medications
(BPT) - Anyone who has taken a prescription medication knows that pricing can be mystifying - and increasingly expensive. Especially if you have a chronic condition that requires ongoing treatment, prescription costs can add up quickly.More and more we're seeing the financial burden put back on the... Read More

The best ways to manage gout this summer
(BPT) - After so many months of social distancing due to the global pandemic, summer travel is top of mind. People with chronic health conditions, like gout, may not be thinking ahead of their unique needs when on vacation. Whether going on a weekend road trip or a multi-week cross-country adventur... Read More

3 tips for a carefree summer
(BPT) - If you are like the majority of Americans, you have undoubtedly had a wave of uneasiness come over you in seemingly common, everyday situations. Whether you're walking through a parking garage at night or taking the dog for an early morning walk, a recent study conducted by SABRE via Ipsos.... Read More

4 Dental Cost Savings Tips
(BPT) - Too often we think of dental care as nothing more than a cosmetic concern. The truth is that taking care of your teeth has much more of an effect on your overall health than you might think. As you get older, it is important to ensure that you make dental care a priority to help protect you... Read More

5 tips for working well
(BPT) - Every day, there are small things you can do to keep your mind and body healthy as you approach work, no matter where you work.Innovative wellness techniques and resources were compiled by health specialists in collaboration with Amazon employees to create WorkingWell, a comprehensive progr... Read More

Safety fur-st: Pet safety and fire prevention tips
(BPT) - Pets nationwide are considered beloved members of the family. In fact, pet ownership throughout the U.S. has skyrocketed, with approximately 12.6 million Americans opening their home to a new pet since March 2020, according to a study by the American Pet Products Association.Whether you're ... Read More

An Unanticipated Diagnosis and a Resilient Response: A Lung Cancer Patient Shares Her Story
(BPT) - Sponsored by Takeda OncologyEach year in the U.S., nearly a quarter million new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed 1-2, and each of these diagnoses represent a person and family whose lives are turned upside down. Barbara is one of these people, and this is her story of hope.Following their... Read More

NASCAR Driver Cody Ware Celebrates Men’s Health Month by Raising Awareness of Migraine
(BPT) - Migraine is a disabling neurological disease often associated with women. Many may not realize it, but men get migraine too. In fact, NASCAR driver Cody Ware is one of the nearly 40 million people living with migraine.Cody has suffered from migraine since he was 18 years old. With the pain ... Read More

5 ways a bidet can make your bathroom refresh complete
(BPT) - A fresh new color scheme, the sparkle of quartz and a chic tile layout can transform your bath from drab to fab. But when we renovate, sometimes we prioritize style over function when we could achieve both.As you look over your next refresh project, ask yourself what can be done to take the... Read More

5 reasons to snack on almonds this summer
(BPT) - As we head into the warmer months, we can always look forward to those seasonal staples - from staying cool in the pool to indulging on snow cones for that sweet summer feeling. How do we continue to munch on our favorites without that guilty feeling of overindulgence on unhealthy snacks? C... Read More

Carpet helps you create a healthy, stylish, comfortable home
(BPT) - Being at home more often has inspired many people to make changes in their favorite spaces that focus on health and comfort. You might be surprised to learn that carpeting a room supports both these goals, plus offers near endless style possibilities.Carpet is a popular flooring option, acc... Read More

Know the warning signs of sleep apnea
(BPT) - Sleep is essential for everyone. It's what allows the body and the mind to recharge at the end of every day. Without sufficient, healthy sleep, the brain and the body cannot function properly, so it's important to recognize signs that you might not be getting quality sleep.Nearly 70% of Ame... Read More

Pro tips for healthy, glowing, post-quarantine skin
(BPT) - Your approach to skincare has likely changed over the last year as you've faced social distancing and a remote lifestyle. Perhaps you took a minimalist approach to skincare or maybe have even adopted some bad habits. Now that people are emerging from quarantine and unmasking once again, hea... Read More

5 simple steps to feel good — while doing good
(BPT) - SPONSORED ADVERTISING CONTENTWhat could be better than taking positive steps to help boost your own health and well-being? How about joining a national effort to move more that also helps people facing hunger? With over 42 million people projected to experience food insecurity this year,1 t... Read More

For Parkinson’s Disease Patients, Effective Implantable Therapy Can Now Last Up to 15 Years
(BPT) - Parkinson's Disease (PD) impacts up to one in 15 individuals in the United States. People with PD often experience symptoms that impact their movement, like tremors, shuffling feet while walking, 'freezing,' and stiffness in the arms and legs. While medications are available to help address... Read More

How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve the Accuracy of Your Mammogram
(BPT) - If concerns about COVID-19 exposure caused you to postpone routine health screenings such as mammograms over the past year, you are not alone. According to a study in the Journal of American College of Radiology, mammograms decreased by up to 92% in some areas at the height of the pandemic ... Read More

After years of research, a new blood test now screens for over 50 cancers
(BPT) - In 2021, an estimated 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. Thanks to a groundbreaking new blood test that can detect over 50 types of cancer, more people could learn about a cancer diagnosis sooner, which is impor... Read More

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(BPT) - Whether kids are running around in the yard, playing on a community sports team or going to the local pool, there's nothing better than summer fun outdoors. However, the heat paired with activity means it's extra important to make sure your kids are drinking enough water. Water makes up 60%... Read More

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(BPT) - As June marks PTSD Awareness Month, a new survey reveals Americans' strong misconceptions about the disorder. America's Mental Health PTSD Pulse Survey looked at Americans' general knowledge and understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The survey was conducted by The Harris P... Read More

Wellness Lifestyle Expert Shares Tips For Wellness, Fitness and Recovery As Summer Approaches [Video]
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How to reset hair for summer: A celebrity hair stylist shares her expert tips and tricks
(BPT) - Life at home has been harder on your hair than you might realize. If you have found yourself stretching the time between hair washes, wearing a perpetual ponytail in a hair elastic, or twisting and twirling strands with your fingertips on virtual office calls, your hair is ready for a reset... Read More

Simple steps to help protect young children from accidentally swallowing lithium coin batteries
(BPT) - People are spending more time in their homes, and there are devices everywhere, like remotes, key fobs and thermometers that may include small lithium coin batteries that can be a hidden danger. While lithium coin batteries are important for providing the power necessary for certain devices... Read More

Celebrity chef Sean Brock shares a taste of life with a rare disease
(BPT) - No art form engages all five senses the way cuisine can. We hear it being prepared, we smell it and see it as our anticipation builds, we feel it on the lips and in the mouth, and of course taste its delicious flavors. All five senses come together to complete an immersive sensory experienc... Read More

The Personal Impact of Blood Cancer [Video]
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How to help senior loved ones protect themselves from financial abuse
(BPT) - An often-overlooked aspect of elder abuse is cybercrime - and it's a problem that's getting worse.In 2020, the FBI reported a record amount of cybercrime complaints - nearly 800,000 - adding up to over $4.1 billion in losses. More than half of those losses were suffered by people aged 50 an... Read More

State of the Nation’s Mental Health: Stress is up, treatment is not
(BPT) - Our nation reported more mental health stress in 2020, but there was not a corresponding increase in people seeking mental health treatment, according to the inaugural State of the Nation's Mental Health report.However, there were two conditions for which diagnoses and treatment grew in 202... Read More

New study: Travelers care about both physical and mental health
(BPT) - As more people return to travel, they are looking forward to that sense of adventure and enjoying not just getting to the destination, but the journey itself. However, both business and leisure travelers have sometimes found traveling stressful, especially due to the recent health concerns.... Read More

Don’t let a minor burn derail your early summer getaway
(BPT) - Vacation rentals are quickly becoming a popular post-pandemic vacation, as they allow people to get away from the stressors of daily life with the comforts of a home and safety away from other travelers.However, it may feel a bit uncomfortable trying to navigate the different appliances ins... Read More

One man shares his journey from diagnosis to finding a treatment for tardive dyskinesia
(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences.As we've been living through this global pandemic for more than a year, we've seen an uptick in people experiencing mental health challenges. Research from the KFF Health Tracking Poll has shown that stress and worry related... Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month: Many people still suffer from depressive symptoms on an antidepressant
(BPT) - This article is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck, for which Dr. Maguire is a paid consultant. May marks Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, a time to educate the public on various mental or behavioral health issues while reducing the stigma that ... Read More

Recognizing spasticity after a stroke: Hear one woman’s journey
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Hiding In Plain Sight: How Advocacy Helped One Woman Emerge from the Isolation of Hidradenitis Suppurativa
(BPT) - For most teens, 'HS' is just another way to refer to high school. When Selina was in 10th grade, HS would come to stand for a little-known disease with a different set of challenges: Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).HS is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes painful bumps in sen... Read More

How to find mental health resources for children and families
(BPT) - Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offer free or low-cost health coverage for children and teens up to age 19. Coverage includes check-ups and regular doctor visits, immunizations, emergency care, dentist visits, eye exams and other care that children may need, incl... Read More

Don't let these 3 obstacles hold you back from career autonomy
(BPT) - If you're seeking a purposeful and rewarding career that allows you complete freedom to make your own decisions, you may have thought about becoming an entrepreneur.Those who are interested often wonder the best time to become an entrepreneur. According to a recent survey commissioned by He... Read More

Do you Have Arthritis? Consider These Changes
(BPT) - Arthritis is a common health condition in the United States, affecting one in four adults according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Characterized by the inflammation of one or more joints, arthritis can cause joint pain, stiffness and swelling that can limit one's functio... Read More

Reeve Foundation provides free support [Video]
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5 ways to strengthen small businesses focusing on wellness
(BPT) - Running a small business focused on health and wellness is not an easy task at the best of times, but the past year's challenges to the nation's health have made it even harder. Never before have local businesses seemed so crucial to their communities, especially businesses centered on heal... Read More

4 essential tips for preparing for power outages
(BPT) - Natural disasters like hurricanes, severe storms, tornadoes and wildfires are forces to be reckoned with. Not only can they bring high-speed winds, heavy rains and roaring flames, they can also knock out power grids for entire communities, leaving people without electricity when it's needed... Read More

Spring is here. Keep your medicine cabinet up to date
(BPT) - It's inevitable - even in the spring when everything feels new, life happens. You may still feel a tickle in your throat, or experience minor cuts, scrapes and burns when your family is getting back to outdoor activities. But savvy people know it helps to be ready for life's little hiccups ... Read More

What to Know About Pool Safety This Summer: 4 Tips to Prepare
(BPT) - May is National Water Safety Month, and as we gear up for an unforgettable summer and head out to the pool, safety should remain top of mind for families. According to a recent consumer survey from Leslie's, the world's largest pool and spa retailer, almost half (47%) of respondents underes... Read More

Expert Q&A: What you need to know about pregnancy and heart health
(BPT) - While there are many health complications surrounding pregnancy and giving birth, those related to cardiovascular disease are some of the most common - and the number one killer of new moms in the U.S. According to The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Movement, heart disease an... Read More

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