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home : news : health and wellness September 25, 2022

Keep your home and family safe with these 3 smart cybersecurity steps
(BPT) - Your home is your sanctuary, a place you want to feel safe. While you may rely on locks and security systems to keep your property secure, are you taking the same level of precautions when it comes to your digital security?Cybercriminals are getting smarter and more sophisticated every day,... Read More

4 Tips to Manage a Beach Day with Moderate-to-Severe Eczema
(BPT) - The beach is an ideal place to make memories with friends and family, the perfect way to unwind, relax and soak in the sun. But for those living with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common form of eczema, going to the beach can get complicated when the heat,... Read More

An established therapy option now treats common painful diabetes complication
(BPT) - Living with diabetes had always been manageable for Kent Apple by eating healthy and remaining active. However, he knew he needed to see his doctor when he started experiencing pain in his legs and feet.'As a retired construction worker, I noticed the pain the last several years that I was ... Read More

A less painful approach: New non-invasive test to predict progression of liver disease
(BPT) - Each year, 9 to 15 million Americans may unknowingly be affected by a silent, sometimes deadly attack on their liver. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, a serious form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is the underlying cause of these attacks. An estimated 80-90 million Ame... Read More

5 Free Support Resources for Young Adult Blood Cancer Patients & Survivors
(BPT) - Young adults between the ages of 18 and 39 are often embarking on new journeys or pursuing personal and professional goals. A cancer diagnosis can bring their plans to a screeching halt. The experience can cause physical side effects as well as psychological and psychosocial effects that ca... Read More

Seniors’ drug costs are about to be slashed — here’s what you need to know
(BPT) - Today, Medicare beneficiaries across the country face a devastating predicament: Often, they can manage serious conditions like cancer by taking daily prescription drugs - but there's no limit to what they might owe for the drugs that keep them alive.In many cases, this puts the treatment o... Read More

4 tips for committing to family mealtime
(BPT) - With the school year in full swing, it can be challenging for families to find time away from their busy schedules and spend quality time together. One easy way to make sure there is quality time to connect between classes, sports and work is by prioritizing family meals at home.Studies hav... Read More

3 tips to make back-to-school easy for kids and parents
(BPT) - The back-to-school season can be overwhelming for the whole family. While there's excitement about reuniting with friends and starting a new school year, it can be challenging for parents and kids to get back into a solid routine.To help busy parents prepare their children mentally and phys... Read More

Survivor of meningococcal meningitis, a rare but potentially deadly disease, shares his story to help underscore the importance of vaccination
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LeVar Burton Sits Down with Young Caregiver and His Mother to Learn How they are Managing a Rare Blood Cancer
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Recognizing urgent pregnancy-related warning signs
(BPT) - By Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, RADM USPHSDirector of the Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionFar too often, pregnant and postpartum people in the United States die from complications related to their pregnancy. Recognizing the warning signs and getting th... Read More

4 wellness tips to help you revamp your routine this fall
(BPT) - Autumn is a busy time for families. Between back-to-school shopping, sneaking in end-of-summer trips, and getting back on track with your routine, you may find that you don't have time to prioritize your wellness. However, the changing of the seasons is a reminder that you should review and... Read More

Taking your shot at some new things? Pneumococcal pneumonia shouldn’t stand in your way
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Tackling climate change means leveraging beef’s benefits
(BPT) - Beef is valued for its flavor and nutrition in cuisines worldwide. However, recently you may have heard that eating beef is bad for the environment, so you're unsure if you should limit consumption. What you may not have heard about are the benefits that beef cattle provide for the planet.B... Read More

The Importance of Quick, Accurate Detection of Respiratory Tract Infections [Infographic]
(BPT) - Different pathogens can oftentimes lead to diseases with overlapping symptoms, such as flu, the common cold, COVID-19, and others causing runny noses, scratchy throats, coughing, and other respiratory issues. However, each may need to be treated differently. PCR testing is the gold standard... Read More

A Family’s Journey: Taking Action to Manage a Rare Hereditary Disease
(BPT) - Olga watched her mother battle unexplainable and debilitating symptoms for years without an answer. It began with a burning sensation in her hands and feet that, over time, progressed to her arms and legs. It wasn't until a trip to visit relatives in Portugal at age 60 that her mother would... Read More

The One Thing Nobody Tells You About Recovering from Breast Cancer
(BPT) - For all the education that's out there on breast cancer and various treatment options, there's one thing you probably aren't aware of: Women who undergo a mastectomy can experience anywhere from partial to complete numbness in their chest - sometimes permanently.'I remember taking my newbor... Read More

3 smart fall sweets swaps and tips
(BPT) - As the leaves begin to change color and the temperatures get a little cooler, it can be challenging to stay on track with your nutritional goals. Cooler months often come with less outdoor activity as you begin to hunker down indoors. But the change in seasons doesn't have to mean giving up... Read More

The 3 Ps method that saves seniors on Medicare thousands every year
(BPT) - Inflation is putting the squeeze on all Americans, but no one is feeling the pinch more than those on Social Security and Medicare who are on a fixed income.Over 64 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare. Once a year, between October 15 and December 7, Medicare offers all beneficiaries ... Read More

Save a life by signing up: The critical role of donors in developing new cancer therapies
(BPT) - Cancer is poised to become the number one killer in the U.S., and hundreds of thousands of patients need people like you to participate in clinical research trials evaluating new treatment options. But you don't have to be sick to be part of a clinical trial. In fact, many research trials n... Read More

Working from home? This lifesaving upgrade protects you from fires
(BPT) - Do you work from home? Did you know home fires can become deadly in just minutes? Your work building probably has a fire sprinkler system to help people escape safely and contain fires, but many residential homes do not have this important, life-saving feature.This is even more concerning w... Read More

Taking Charge of Your Care This Blood Cancer Awareness Month
(BPT) - Being empowered often comes from being informed. And when it comes to diseases like blood cancer, having or not having information can make a significant difference in outcomes.This Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Lorna Warwick, CEO of the Lymphoma Coalition, is on a mission: to prove how ear... Read More

New Research Reveals The Germy Truth About Back-to-School [Infographic]
(BPT) - To help parents protect their homes from illness-causing germs and prepare for an unstoppable school year, Clorox conducted a recent swab study with parents of school-aged kids to determine just how many germs are hitching a ride home with kids. And you may find the results surprising. Clor... Read More

With Back to School Comes Back to Sleep
(BPT) - The start of the new school year is the perfect time to renew habits that keep students happy and healthy - including sleep. Unfortunately, many children and teens don't get the amount of sleep they need to thrive at school. One culprit robbing many of their much-needed sleep is right on th... Read More

Understanding Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC): What Every Woman Should Know
(BPT) - We often talk about breast cancer as if it is one disease. 'Yeah, she had breast cancer,' or 'she had a lump removed.' Even, 'she has breast cancer. She's going through chemo.' But all breast cancers may not be the same. And chances are good that unless you or someone you are close to has b... Read More

Have a dated, drafty fireplace? Inserts are affordable and boost efficiency
(BPT) - As weather cools and daylight hours shorten, many people naturally spend more time indoors and there's no place more inviting than the fireplace. The problem is that while a traditional, open wood fireplace offers the ambiance and nostalgia homeowners cherish, they are often dirty, drafty a... Read More

The leaves are falling, but your proactive health measures don’t have to—help protect yourself against pneumococcal pneumonia.
(BPT) - There are many things to enjoy about fall. From cooler temperatures to the colors of the leaves, and all the fun activities that come with the changing of the season, it is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. But along with the changing seasons and a slight chill... Read More

Pain Awareness Month and HypoPARA: The need for treatment options is clear
(BPT) - Living with chronic pain makes day-to-day life incredibly challenging. It can interfere with everyday activities such as cooking, housework, and even just running simple errands. Dealing with pain can sometimes lead to depression and anxiety, creating a difficult cycle for people living wit... Read More

Preparing for an emergency: 4 things you didn’t know you needed
(BPT) - Natural disasters are becoming more and more common. The fact is that unexpected things can happen at any time. Disasters come in every form imaginable and the last thing that you want is to be unprepared to face them. A little bit of strategic preparation can help you weather any storm thr... Read More

Tips to keep your home safe this National Preparedness Month
(BPT) - 'Expect the unexpected' is a common mantra when preparing for emergencies. However, with severe weather becoming more frequent in recent years, nearly everyone can expect to encounter a natural disaster within their lifetime. This uptick means storm-related property damage costs have also b... Read More

Top Tips to Know About Cataracts During Healthy Aging Month
(BPT) - When did you last have your vision checked? As we age, we become more likely to develop cataracts or other vision issues. While many doctor appointments are top of mind, eye health may be overlooked - but because cataracts affect over 24.4 million Americans aged 40 and older, it's vital to ... Read More

How you can Be the One to save the life of one veteran
(BPT) - September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and there has never been a more pressing time to discuss the number one issue facing veterans today: suicide. According to the National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, approximately 17 veterans take their own lives every day - totali... Read More

Tips for patients and healthcare professionals to help close the 'insomnia conversation gap'
(BPT) - For approximately 25 million American adults, insomnia is an unfortunate and ever-present reality, impacting a person's ability to sleep and creating debilitating repercussions within their daily life.1 While often thought of as only a nighttime problem, insomnia also impacts functioning du... Read More

Survey: Impact of OFF Time on People With Parkinson’s Disease and Their Care Partners
(BPT) - Survey Assessment: Impact of OFF Time on People With Parkinson's Disease and Their Care PartnersThe Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance) and Neurocrine Biosciences conducted a survey to uncover the awareness among people with PD and their care partners regarding the occ... Read More

Baby Treated for Rare Disease Shortly After Birth Reaching New Milestones
(BPT) - When Jessica and Brad first brought their baby, Waylon, home from the hospital after four days in the NICU, they thought they were in the clear.Unfortunately, just one day after the family's return home, a geneticist called with devastating news from his newborn screening results: Waylon ha... Read More

Feeling burnt out? 5 self-care tips from an expert that provide therapeutic benefits
(BPT) - Self-care is such a popular buzzword that it can be hard to understand what the term means, let alone what counts as self-care. Broadly speaking, self-care is anything you do to care for your physical, mental and emotional well-being. However, not all self-care tips can provide therapeutic ... Read More

A Delicious Way to Invest in your Family's Cardiovascular Health this Cholesterol Education Month
(BPT) - Heart health is an important issue for everyone but is a particular concern for the Hispanic community. According to the American Heart Association, 52% of Hispanic men and 43% of Hispanic women nationwide have a form of heart disease, which can often lead to death.Celebrity chef, cookbook ... Read More

Why HIV Testing Should Be an Important and Normal Part of Your Self-Care Routine
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic introduced unprecedented challenges and altered ways of living across the globe. Now, more than two years later, the effects are still felt widely. Many non-emergent clinical services were limited or suspended during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US,... Read More

Father Living with ALS Shares 5 Tips for Coping and “Embracing Your Now”
(BPT) - For U.S. Air Force Veteran and father, Juan Reyes, being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was a 'devastating blow.' Reyes, who had just adopted three children, knew his diagnosis would redefine their lives. According to the National Institutes of Health, ALS - more commonl... Read More

Worried about your loved one? How to help veterans at risk of suicide
(BPT) - Returning to civilian life can be difficult for veterans, especially if they struggle with mental health. Too often, veterans experiencing mental health challenges are embarrassed to ask for help. This fear of what others will think is a stigma that often prevents them from seeking care.Acc... Read More

More Screen Time Means Less Blinking. Here are Four Tips to Preserve Your Vision
(BPT) - For many people, the transition to working from home demands spending endless hours in front of a computer screen. In fact, according to a study from Nature Human Behavior, remote workers are now spending 10% longer logged in each week - that's the equivalent of an additional four or more h... Read More

5 simple wellness tips for a balanced lifestyle
(BPT) - Are you looking to revamp your habits and focus on your wellness? You don't have to follow a strict program or completely change your schedule to have a balanced lifestyle that benefits your physical, mental and emotional health. Small, simple changes can make a big difference. Before you k... Read More

Prioritizing the Mind, Body and Spirit During Healthy Aging Month
(BPT) - Life often changes as we age. We might find ourselves with more free time or in new social circumstances, or that we enjoy different activities than we used to. Whatever we experience, a great way to stay healthy as we age is to focus on all three components of well-being - physical, mental... Read More

One woman's journey with lymphoma and taking an active role in healthcare decision-making
(BPT) - Fulfilled by her loving marriage of more than 50 years, her faith and her family, Maggie was living the life she always dreamed of having. Then a car accident changed everything. At the hospital, while the doctors evaluated Maggie's injuries from the incident, they also discovered enlarged ... Read More

This National Cholesterol Education Month: It’s time to start protecting your heart health
(BPT) - By JoAnne Foody, M.D., FACC, FAHA, Chief Medical Officer at EsperionThis fall, we recognize National Cholesterol Education Month - a time to reflect upon the importance of heart health and highlight the impact of high cholesterol on cardiovascular disease (CVD). As a cardiologist and physic... Read More

Little ears are listening: The importance of using positive self-talk
(BPT) - Think about how often you say remarks out loud like: 'This outfit looks terrible on me,' or 'I don't like the way my hair looks,' or even, 'I wish that my nose was straighter.' Beyond appearances, oftentimes we can be hard on our abilities, saying things like, 'That was so careless of me,' ... Read More

Seven health factors that may point to hATTR amyloidosis, an inherited rare disease
(BPT) - Hereditary transthyretin-mediated (hATTR) amyloidosis is a rare, inherited and debilitating condition characterized by the buildup of amyloid deposits throughout multiple parts of the body, including the nerves, digestive system and heart.While there are an estimated 50,000 people worldwide... Read More

Artery Awareness – A Matter of Life and Limb
(BPT) - Heart disease is often referred to as a 'Silent Killer,' and for good reason. According to the CDC, approximately 650,000 lives are lost from heart disease each year, more than chronic lower respiratory disease and all forms of cancer combined.1,2 Many people are aware of the risks of heart... Read More

Rethinking Drinking When Alcohol Is Everywhere
(BPT) - Sponsored by Alkermes, Inc.By Michelle Smith, alcohol-free since 2016 and founder of Recovery is the New Black'This cocktail's on me,' the flight attendant whispered with a sly smile. On a recent business trip, the crew accidentally missed me during drink service. It was early, and I was so... Read More

Wish you ate more fruits and veggies? These 5 clever hacks will help
(BPT) - You know eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, but you don't always eat as many as you should. And you're not alone.September is National Fruits & Veggies Month - a month-long celebration of America's favorite and flavorful plants - and the plants that no one is eating enough of... Read More

5 steps to reduce your risk of falling
(BPT) - When you're active and young at heart, it's easy to forget that you may be losing some strength, flexibility and balance as you age.Because these changes happen gradually, you may be unaware of the added risks of falling. That risk can sneak up on you as you're busy enjoying life.But the fa... Read More

Understanding Addiction to Support Recovery
(BPT) - September is National Recovery Month, an opportunity to promote and support treatment and recovery practices. To stop drug overdoses and raise awareness about addiction and recovery, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control launc... Read More

Need to disconnect from work? Here are 5 ways to recharge and avoid burnout
(BPT) - If you feel like the stress of work is making it difficult to relax and unwind, you are not alone. Earlier this year, the American Psychological Association found that 79% of Americans experienced work-related stress leading to emotional exhaustion and physical fatigue.Research shows that p... Read More

Four Ways Families Can Combat Back-to-Routine Fatigue
(BPT) - The back-to-school season means much more than just a return to the classroom for kids, it also means new rigor to the routine as families manage life in and around school, work and after-school activity schedules. In fact, 60% of parents say they've lost sleep during the back-to-school sea... Read More

Officers are increasingly acting as first responders. Here's how one organization is helping.
(BPT) - Imagine a life-threatening medical emergency, like a car crash, violent attack or overdose. When you think of the first responders on the scene, you likely picture the paramedics or emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. However, it's often law enforcement officers that arrive first on... Read More

Fit Family Guide for a Healthy Back-to-School Season [Video]
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Is your pain caused by nerve damage?
(BPT) - 'The pain was so bad. It felt like a bolt of lightning,' said David Murphy, a 50-year-old gunshot-wound survivor. Only, David wasn't describing the pain he felt when the bullet entered his leg during the burglary of his home - he was talking about the pain he felt months later.The gunshot s... Read More

Surgeon shares heartfelt coping tips for doctors, caregivers and patients
(BPT) - Anyone facing a medical challenge experiences many difficulties — and the journey that patients, families and even healthcare providers go through is not just physical, but emotional. To help those affected by illness or surgery, internationally renowned heart surgeon Dr. Ehsan Natour draws... Read More

Advice From Leading Gynecologists for How to Feel Your Best During Menopause
(BPT) - During menopause, levels of the female sex hormone estrogen decline dramatically, and this can affect everything from your hair, heart, and bones to your skin - especially your skin down there.While hot flashes and night sweats are the most common symptoms of menopause, over 50% of women ex... Read More

Young man’s battle with genetic heart disease inspires hope
(BPT) - Many people start their stories with, 'Heart disease and stroke run in my family.' But 'runs in the family' is not a diagnosis.Genetic cholesterol disorders are often the hidden cause of early heart attack and stroke.Like many men in their 20s, Chad Gradney led a healthy, active lifestyle a... Read More

Busy this summer? 5 seasonal self-care tips to keep you healthy
(BPT) - As summer heats up with travel plans, social gatherings and lots of good food, it can be challenging to stick to a wellness routine. However, practicing self-care doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming. To ensure your body is supported and thriving throughout all of your summer ac... Read More

Vitiligo: What to know about this chronic autoimmune skin condition
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Super Bowl Champ Ryan Harris on impact organ donation has had on his family
(BPT) - By Ryan Harris, Super Bowl 50 ChampionProfessional athletes are often celebrated as 'heroes.' I witnessed this during my time playing for the Denver Broncos and other teams. But during the month of August, which is National Multiethnic Donor Awareness Month, I'd like to talk about some true... Read More

Dueling Epidemics: One Man’s Story of Overcoming Pain and Addiction
(BPT) - A decade ago, life was good for Carion Young. He was playing competitive tennis, fixing cars and enjoying life. Carion was also living with Type 1 diabetes, and all this activity began taking a toll on his body.His glucose levels weren't under control, and he experienced burning pain, tingl... Read More

Create a plan: Working with a doctor to help manage a chronic inflammatory condition
(BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Stephanie partnered with Pfizer to share her experience living with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC).Stephanie couldn't wait to start her first job as a dog groomer. However, her career plans changed during a family vacation to Lake Tahoe.... Read More

How quitting vaping nicotine can improve mental health
(BPT) - By Truth InitiativeMental health and nicotine use are connected in ways many may not realize with a large body of evidence revealing troubling links, including the fact that nicotine can amplify feelings of depression and anxiety. This connection is increasingly important as two health cris... Read More

This school year, prioritize your child’s whole health – physical and mental
(BPT) - As back-to-school season gets underway, it's important to ensure that your child is ready for the school year, both physically and emotionally, by scheduling a well-child visit.Annual well-child visits are doctor appointments for preventive health services which are essential for ensuring a... Read More

Living with myelofibrosis? What you need to know
(BPT) - Myelofibrosis is a rare blood cancer that develops when a disruption occurs in blood stem cells, resulting in excessive scar tissue formation (fibrosis) in the bone marrow, where most blood cells are produced. To help compensate for abnormal blood counts, splenomegaly (enlargement of the sp... Read More

5 tips for getting your brain in better shape for back-to-school season
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Embracing life after an aggressive brain cancer diagnosis
(BPT) - Gill Doyle is a self-proclaimed numbers guy. He loves statistics, research, and anything that can be quantified with a number. When he was diagnosed with a fast-growing and aggressive brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), it was devastating. Not only would his life change, but t... Read More

The Mind-Body Connection: Migraine and Mental Health
(BPT) - When migraine strikes, it can mean days of excruciating head pain combined with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound for those affected. The World Health Organization considers migraine to be one of the top 10 most disabling illnesses, affecting a significant number of peopl... Read More

Smart eating: Feed your MIND for back to school and beyond
(BPT) - If you haven't heard of the MIND Diet, consider it the greatest hits of foods that support brain health. The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) Diet combines powerful brain-supporting foods of two well-known eating plans, the Mediterranean and DASH diets. Con... Read More

Why Food Is Not Enough: The Role of Supplements
(BPT) - These days, we know more about healthy eating than ever before. But in reality, it's a constant struggle for many of us to consistently consume an optimal diet. Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, one of the Consumers' Research Council of America's top physicians and chair of the Solaray... Read More

The surprisingly powerful cleaning tool that the pros rely on
(BPT) - Do you feel like you're constantly cleaning and it's never enough to stay on top of all the dirt, grime and germs? Do you wonder how professional cleaners get everything so sparkling and fresh in such little time? The trick is to work smarter, not harder, and one of their best-kept secrets ... Read More

Understanding Melanoma [Infographic]
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The 4 supplements a registered dietitian says to add to your daily routine ASAP
(BPT) - You know the guidelines: the best way to give your body the vitamins and nutrients it needs is through healthy eating, including consuming lots of fruits and veggies. And while getting vitamins, nutrients and other components from food, such as bioactives to help our bodies perform their be... Read More

It’s camping season! 5 ways to avoid or soothe pesky bug bites and itches
(BPT) - Who doesn't love a family camping trip? We all look forward to that time outdoors when you can hike, swim, roast marshmallows and sleep under the stars. However, one of the biggest challenges for campers is dealing with bug bites and rashes. It's hard to enjoy ghost stories under the stars ... Read More

10 ways to reset your routine and build a healthier lifestyle
(BPT) - Life is messy and full of distractions. How many of us planned to go to bed early only to stay up streaming our favorite shows? What about scheduling time to work out, then getting caught up in work and running out of energy? Even when you're highly motivated, it's easy to get sidetracked. ... Read More

Kids with Poor Oral Health Are More Likely to Perform Poorly in School: What Parents and Teachers Can Do About It
(BPT) - By Jessica Buehler, DDS, Director of Dental Affairs for Delta Dental of California and AffiliatesWhen the school year kicks off, there is a lot to think about - school supplies, after-school activities, and meeting new teachers and classmates. With a packed back-to-school schedule, one of t... Read More

A Breast Cancer Diagnosis at Age 36 Inspired this Survivor to Support Others, Advance Research
(BPT) - Sponsored by G1 Therapeutics, Inc. Diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer? You Have OptionsRegina Jones has twice heard the life-changing words, 'It's cancer.' The first time was in 2005 when her mother was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, a disease which claimed her life, and t... Read More

7 first-aid kit must-haves for the home — and dorm room
(BPT) - As your family switches over to fall mode, or you send your son or daughter off to college, it's a good idea to make sure you're prepared for the little cuts, scrapes and burns that can happen along the way. One vital step is to create complete first-aid kits for your home, your car(s) - an... Read More

Plan to age in place? 5 tips to help make your home safer
(BPT) - According to the AARP, the number of households headed by people 65 and older will grow to 48 million in the next twenty years, and many of those adults plan to age in place for as long as they can. If you or a loved one want to stay at home as you get older, it's crucial to make the home e... Read More

Make sure your child has all the essentials for a productive school year
(BPT) - As children across the country get ready to head back to the classroom this fall, one important item that shouldn't be forgotten from the to-do list is making sure they have health coverage. Studies have shown that academic performance and health insurance go hand in hand. Children who have... Read More

The American Cowboy and How the Spirit of the West Affects Organ Donation
(BPT) - Long before organ and tissue donation and transplantation were medically possible, there existed the idea of the 'Spirit of the West.' While this expression has no definitive definition, there is a meaning behind the expression that those who live in the western part of the United States ha... Read More

Can brushing your teeth keep you healthy in the hospital?
(BPT) - When life requires a hospital stay, it can be easy to let your oral hygiene routine slip. However, doing so may leave you vulnerable to developing the number one hospital-acquired infection (HAI): pneumonia.Daily brushing not only prevents tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath, but also h... Read More

How design features can bring simplicity and serenity to the bath
(BPT) - During stressful times, the home can become a sanctuary. From soothing color palettes that evoke a sense of calm to high-tech features that make daily tasks feel a bit less strenuous, design choices are crucial in curating serene spaces. This is especially true in the bathroom - the room wh... Read More

Are you at risk for bladder cancer?
(BPT) - As you get older, your body and health change, but this doesn't mean every change you experience is a normal part of aging. Consider your visits to the bathroom, for example. If you or a loved one is over the age of 70 and has been experiencing changes in urination, it might be time to spea... Read More

5 tips to get your best sleep ever this school year
(BPT) - It can be easy to forget about the importance of getting quality sleep during the summer. Between vacations, summer programs, holidays and familial commitments, you might find that you aren't sleeping as well as you did during the school year.Don't wait until fall to get back on track with ... Read More

Feeling down about thin or shedding hair? Simple steps to healthier, fuller locks
(BPT) - Hair is an important part of your personal style every day and when a special event is approaching, such as a wedding, reunion or big birthday, it can help you look and feel your best. If you're experiencing thinning hair or hair loss, it's important to know you're not alone. There are some... Read More

Living With Psoriatic Arthritis? Tips to Manage Your Symptoms
(BPT) - Sponsored by JanssenImagine finding simple tasks, such as getting out of bed, dressing yourself or turning a faucet on and off, difficult to do because they're too painful.1 That's what a typical day can feel like for people living with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA). About 1.5 million Am... Read More

Breaking all the rules: Finding success in healthcare marketing
(BPT) - It's a well-known rule in marketing that if you're a healthcare company you need to work with an advertising agency that lives and breathes healthcare.But rules are made to be broken, and LevLane, a dark horse, full-service agency in Philadelphia, is showing that maybe that well-worn path s... Read More

Make safety a priority with a storm and disaster preparedness plan
(BPT) - Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and snowstorms can occur at any time, so preparing ahead is key. However, a study by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that only 44% of Americans are prepared for an unexpected natural disaster.'Unfortunately, severe weathe... Read More

Set Your Sights on Better Vision with the Latest in Eye Tech
(BPT) - We optimize everything - sleep, exercise, nutrition - why not our vision? You may not even realize how much clearer, brighter and more vibrant the world can be until you visit your eye doctor. Whether you already wear glasses or contact lenses or are simply far overdue for an eye exam, it's... Read More

Back-to-school quiz for parents: Put your vaccination knowledge to the test
(BPT) - It's that time of year: Kids are squeezing in the last seconds of summer, and parents are working hard to make sure the first days back at school go off without a hitch. Once kids return to the classroom, it's important to remember that their brains aren't the only things that will be put t... Read More

Intimacy is Key to a Healthy Relationship
(BPT) - Vaginal health tends to be a taboo topic, but vaginal health issues are surprisingly common, affecting most women at some point in their lives. In fact, more than half of all women will experience vaginal atrophy or dryness. Yet, there hasn't been enough focus on women's intimate health iss... Read More

Back to school: How parents can help kids with allergies and asthma
(BPT) - The weeks before school begins are busy for families - full of shopping for supplies and getting ready for the change in routines. Prior to school getting under way is an ideal time to review your child's needs for coping with allergies and asthma. Keep in mind their needs may change as the... Read More

Recent Meningitis Cases in Florida: What to Know
(BPT) - Sponsored by GSKA concurrent outbreak and cluster of meningitis cases have led to at least 44 cases across the state of Florida. While cases in the outbreak have appeared primarily among members of the men who have sex with men community and the cluster of cases among college students at on... Read More

How much does a funeral cost?
(BPT) - When a death occurs, it's normal to wonder - and even worry - about the expense of memorializing a loved one, even though we are grieving. The costs of goods and services are making headlines every day recently. But, like planning a wedding or building a house, funeral costs include many va... Read More

5 sweet reasons Northwest cherries are summer’s best grab-and-go snack
(BPT) - Summer is in full swing, and this year the season is truly one to celebrate as communities return to many favorite festivals, traditions and pastimes. Whether sending the kids off to day camps, reuniting with family over epic barbecues or simply soaking in the sun at outdoor music festivals... Read More

Living with myasthenia gravis (MG)? Clinical trial seeking participants for new study
(BPT) - The human body is made up of voluntary and involuntary muscles. Involuntary muscles are those that cannot be controlled at will, like the beating of a heart. Voluntary muscles are those that you can consciously control - the opening and closing of your hand for example. Most of us take the ... Read More

Get Control of Acne Breakouts with a Revolutionary First-of-Its-Kind Treatment
(BPT) - Did you know that breakouts can start long before the anxiety of middle school? In fact, people can get acne at almost any age, and it affects both males and females alike. The causes of acne can range from heredity to stress and diet, but most doctors point to hormones as the main culprit.... Read More

6 facts about hearing loss and how a new adaptive device can help
(BPT) - When you think of hearing loss, you likely picture a senior wearing a hearing aid. However, hearing loss can happen to anyone at any age. You may have already experienced hearing loss and not even recognized it.Hearing loss happens gradually, usually as people age, though exposure to loud n... Read More

Are employee ownership programs the future of corporate America?
(BPT) - It's no secret it's a job seekers market. Many people are open to new work and employers are vying to attract the best talent. This gives job seekers more options than ever to find positions where they'll get the best benefits and be happy long-term.While salary is a core component of an em... Read More

Exercise boredom? Tips to hit refresh on your fitness routine
(BPT) - With summer in full swing, it's time to enjoy more sunshine, warmer temperatures, and extra time with family and friends outdoors. Yet, with so many vacations and barbecues on the books, it's easy to take a detour from your fitness goals and resolutions (remember those?) for those more 'fun... Read More

Why is no one talking about the side effects of over-the-counter melatonin?
(BPT) - Do you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? Do you wake up and still feel tired? Quality sleep is essential to every aspect of well-being, yet many Americans are plagued by troubles getting the deep sleep they need to feel their best. What's worse, many people are reaching for co... Read More

Emerging Treatments for Brain Cancer
(BPT) - Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common, complex, treatment-resistant and deadliest type of brain cancer with 13,400 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. On GBM Awareness Day on July 20, it's important to raise public awareness of this devastating disease and honor individuals who have ... Read More

New treatment options for sickle cell disease provide hope
(BPT) - Imagine constantly feeling dizzy, tired and out of breath. Imagine having episodes of pain so bad that you can't drive or work. Imagine learning that the cause of these symptoms is that your red blood cells are shaped differently, meaning they die earlier and cause you to experience a multi... Read More

Navigating life with interstitial lung disease: How to be your own advocate
(BPT) - A diagnosis of interstitial lung disease can be devastating. This group of rare lung diseases is characterized by scarring and/or inflammation of the lungs causing lung damage that may worsen as the disease progresses.Journey to DiagnosisPatty was no stranger to interstitial lung disease wh... Read More

Want a simplified morning routine that sets the stage for school success?
(BPT) - No matter what grade your kids are in, a new school year comes with optimism and opportunity. Everyone is excited for what the year will bring, until the first early alarm goes off and it's time to get ready for school. Suddenly that joy becomes complaints as they beg for just one more minu... Read More

Simple pest control steps to take at home before calling an exterminator
(BPT) - Home is where the heart is, and you strive to make it a welcoming place. Whether you're just moving in or you've been living in your house for decades, bugs can become a concern at any time - even in brand-new builds. The moment you notice ants, roaches and other pests, it's time to act and... Read More

6 Tips from a Caregiver of a Child with Peanut Allergy: How to Handle Travel, Camp, Sports, Birthdays and Other Moments That Matter
(BPT) - While many of us may know someone living with peanut allergy, what most of us may not know is how much it can impact daily life and key moments that we often take for granted. Peanut allergy can be a lifelong condition, and reactions to peanut can range from mild to potentially life-threate... Read More

Outdoor workouts? A three-time Paralympic athlete offers her best tips for training
(BPT) - Whether your outdoor activity of choice involves walking, running, cycling or playing games with friends and family, getting outside to move the body comes with many benefits. From a boost of Vitamin D from the sun and breathing in the fresh air, to enjoying the sights and sounds that can o... Read More

Heading outdoors with your family? These expert tips help you get more out of your outdoor moments
(BPT) - People are enjoying the outdoors in record numbers - whether they're adventure-seeking outdoor enthusiasts, casual hikers, or families looking for more time to discover the outside world. Enjoying Mother Nature has countless benefits for people of all ages, like encouraging healthy habits w... Read More

How a scientific innovation is helping family historians uncover their ethnicity inheritance
(BPT) - Are you your family's resident genealogist? If you are or are just starting your family history research, you are part of a popular and growing hobby. While many Americans don't know much about their genealogy, according to a survey by Ancestry®, 66% are eager and want to know more.... Read More

Trust-based philanthropy has the power to transform how foundations fund nonprofits
(BPT) - When nonprofits receive grants from foundations or funders, the application, rules and reporting process are often arduous. Historically, the power dynamic leans heavily toward those providing the money, and because nonprofits need funds to do the good work they do, they have no other choic... Read More

A Hollywood ending: How one woman took control of her rare disease and achieved her dream
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Family vacation soon? These simple safety steps can help avoid an ER trip
(BPT) - Whether you're traveling near or far, vacations can be a fun and relaxing time for families. However, people who are traveling with small children need to think about dangers that they may not have to consider while at home. When parents and caregivers take a few safety steps wherever they'... Read More

How one woman became her own health advocate amid ovarian cancer
(BPT) - Sponsored by GSKDespite ovarian cancer striking all races at similar rates, Black Americans are 20% more likely to receive a late-stage diagnosis1 and 30% more likely to die from the disease than white Americans.2 The reasons are complex - a mix of biological, environmental and social facto... Read More

Addressing the unmet needs of the immunocompromised as COVID-19 restrictions ease
(BPT) - While COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease across the country and the pandemic begins to subside for many, a group of people remain 'left behind.' Despite the battle to bolster immunity and prevent severe illness or death from COVID-19, many immunocompromised individuals remain insufficie... Read More

Game, set, match: How to play like a real tennis star
(BPT) - Are you excited to watch the 2022 tennis championships in England? Do you wish you could experience what it would be like to compete in a professional tennis championship? Now you can from the comfort of your own home or on the go with Matchpoint - Tennis Championships by Kalypso Media.The ... Read More

USDA detector dog program seeks donations of a few good sniffers
(BPT) - Every year, nearly 400,000 shelter dogs are euthanized because of overcrowding and the inability to find them a fur-ever home. Now, thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Plant Health Inspection Services' (APHIS) Detector Dog program, many of these pound puppies can have a ne... Read More

Must-know natural skin care ingredients that provide powerful after-sun care
(BPT) - Warm breezes and long, sunny days beckon people of all ages outdoors. Being in Mother Nature has numerous benefits, including a positive boost to mental wellness. After your time outside, you need to make sure you care for your skin, a regimen to look as good as you feel. Fortunately, natur... Read More

Eat well this summer with stress-free strategies from the experts
(BPT) - Summer is an amazing time to enjoy new activities, such as traveling to unfamiliar destinations or exploring a new outdoor hobby. Luckily, fueling up for your summer fun doesn't need to work against your nutritional goals. Nutritional experts advise sticking to a few simple strategies to gu... Read More

What Is Your Period Telling You? Key Facts for Fibroid Awareness Month
(BPT) - This content is sponsored and provided by Myovant Sciences and Pfizer Inc.Menstruation (your period) is a normal and necessary process for the human body - yet stigma around menstruation remains common. While it's a completely natural and well-known process, menstruators often feel embarras... Read More

Guide for your best and most beautiful summer yet! [Video]
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5 ways water can help you look and feel better this summer
(BPT) - From beaches and pools to drinking fountains and splash pads, water is synonymous with summer. As North Americans head into the summer months water can play an important role in helping us look and feel better all season long.'Water's benefits are virtually endless from its known impact on ... Read More

Simple steps for planning a memorable Fourth of July barbecue
(BPT) - Summer is full of adventure, celebration and fun. With Fourth of July just around the corner, you're probably getting excited for the largest grill-out day of the season. With a few simple steps you can have a barbecue that is fun for all ages, with activities and food everyone will enjoy.F... Read More

Road trip 101: 5 must-have items when traveling with toddlers
(BPT) - Any parent who's spent time on the road with young kids understands the challenges involved. After all, toddlers aren't known for their patience, emotional stability or ability to deal with the changes in routine that can occur on long car rides. According to a recent study from kids' bever... Read More

How three people treated their chronic spontaneous hives with no known cause
(BPT) - Paid Story by Genentech and NovartisFor Robin, the itchiness started on her scalp and the back of her neck. Suspecting that she had hives, she saw a dermatologist, who prescribed a topical medication. Unfortunately, it didn't help Robin's symptoms and it would be two months before she had a... Read More

What you need to know about a meningococcal disease outbreak in Florida
(BPT) - There is an outbreak of meningococcal disease in Florida, primarily among gay and bisexual men. Since December 2021, there have been at least 24 cases and 6 deaths among gay and bisexual men, making it one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among this population in U.S. history... Read More

Tips to Relax, Regroup, and Renew [Video]
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Celebrity Chef & TV Personality, Chef Yisus Brings You Easy, Flavorful Recipes this Summer Grilling Season!
(BPT) - Summer is officially here, which means it's time to break out the grill and have a backyard BBQ! Cookouts are a popular pastime in the U.S. and with 4th of July just around the corner, you'll want to make sure you're prepared to grill for the big day! To kick off the summer grilling festivi... Read More

The Importance of Speaking Up: One Woman’s Journey to Chronic Heart Failure Diagnosis
(BPT) - Despite having asthma, Nichole Steward (pictured, right) considered herself a typical 39-­year-­old living an active life, frequently visiting the beach and participating in roller derby. Though she was surprised when she began experiencing heart palpitations, shortness of b... Read More

Don't get burned by your summer fun with these grill and fire safety tips
(BPT) - From grilling at the park to having a bonfire in the backyard, outdoor cooking is a quintessential summer activity. While these different cooking methods produce tasty foods - from burgers to s'mores and beyond - they also can cause burns if you're not cautious. To avoid summer food-making ... Read More

Day-Time and Night-Time Tips to Being Your BestSlept Self
(BPT) - Summer is an active time when schools let out for vacation, travel and social plans heat up, and daily routines can be quick to change - all of which can disrupt consistent sleep practices and start patterns, challenging healthy sleep. How do you enjoy the long days of summer while still pr... Read More

As children catch up on summer fun, catch them up on their routine vaccines
(BPT) - For kids, summertime comes with a lot of pent-up excitement. It's that time of year when kids can get out, take a break, try something new and make lifelong memories. It's the return of favorite summer activities, like riding bikes through the neighborhood, swinging at the playground for ho... Read More

Living with vitiligo: An autoimmune condition
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Proper tire maintenance can help you stay safe, manage inflation and care for Mother Earth
(BPT) - When you think about the safety features on your car, seatbelts and airbags likely come to mind. While most people understand the lifesaving value of these devices, many are unaware of another important component of your car essential to safety: your tires.Modern tires are carefully designe... Read More

Help for older adults on a budget may be a few clicks away
(BPT) - Food and gas prices continue to rise, on top of record-high housing costs in many cities across the U.S. If you're an older adult who is already living on a tight budget, today's inflation can be particularly difficult. Fortunately, there are programs available that can help you save money ... Read More

Revolutionary laser treatment for acne makes clear skin a reality for all skin types
(BPT) - National Acne Awareness Month comes around every June, but this year promises to offer acne sufferers an exciting new option to get clear skin.According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting 40-50 million people.[1] 85% o... Read More

Looking for healthy summer activities? We have some ideas — including how to help protect yourself against pneumococcal pneumonia
(BPT) - With the arrival of summer, we can start to think about what makes the season special: time at the beach or by the water, enjoying the warmth with friends and family and - above all - being able to spend a lot of time outside.And, as we all have our own health priorities, we also need to th... Read More

Genetic testing can help find the optimal medication for each individual [Infographic]
(BPT) - Sometimes medications that work for some have adverse effects for others, and finding the right treatment can become a diagnostic odyssey, wasting both time and money. Pharmacogenomics (PGx) is the understanding of how genes impact response to medications. PGx helps to take the guesswork ou... Read More

Living with narcolepsy: How Kristen found a name for her condition — and her path forward
(BPT) - Kristen had experienced extreme daytime sleepiness for as long as she could remember. She noticed it the most in the afternoons, especially when sitting in long meetings at work. Her extreme sleepiness made many aspects of her life more challenging.Kristen had unknowingly been living with n... Read More

5 allergy and asthma myths debunked and how to have a healthier home
(BPT) - Allergies and asthma are serious public health concerns. In the U.S., approximately 25 million people live with asthma, and more than 50 million people experience various types of allergies each year, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). While many people have a... Read More

Being your own best advocate while living with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis
(BPT) - Sponsored by PfizerLiving with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) - also known as eczema - can be challenging.[1] In addition to having the physical burden that includes flare-ups of red, itchy, painful skin, there is also the emotional and social impact.[2],[3],[4],[5] Those living ... Read More

Aspirin Still Recommended to Help Prevent Another Heart Attack or Ischemic Stroke
(BPT) - Aspirin is one of the most common, useful, and effective over-the-counter medicines in the world and has been trusted by physicians for more than 120 years but more and more people are confused when it comes to appropriate usage. This confusion is a result of recent media coverage around th... Read More

Men under the influence of women are more likely to take better care of their health
(BPT) - Men are notorious for avoiding the doctor and ignoring warning signs when it comes to their health. New research confirms this isn't just a myth with 2 in 5 men saying they've put off seeing a doctor until their symptoms were urgent and 1 in 3 men avoiding the doctor altogether out of fear ... Read More

Why wellness travel is the year's top vacation trend
(BPT) - You're dreaming of a vacation where you can have fun while being healthy. You want to travel somewhere equal parts exciting and relaxing. You want meaningful experiences that inspire you to live your best life. And you are not alone, which is why wellness travel is experiencing huge interes... Read More

5 ways to turn your home into your personal oasis this summer
(BPT) - Summer is here, and people are getting out of the house - hanging by the pool, at the beach or in parks - to enjoy the warm weather. All that time outside is fun, but you don't want to go back to a hot, stuffy home when you're ready to cool off.Your home should be your retreat from the summ... Read More

Did you know there are 3 types of sweat, and 1 smells the worst?
(BPT) - Whether it's a hot day, you're hitting the gym or you're preparing for an upcoming presentation, many different things can cause you to sweat. Did you know there are different kinds of sweat and one type smells worse than the others?"There are millions of sweat glands all over your body. Al... Read More

3 ways to keep your bones healthy and strong
(BPT) - It's never too early (or too late) to take care of your bones. After all, your bones are the supporting structure that allow you to move every day and they protect your vital organs. According to the National Institutes of Health, bones store minerals, namely calcium and phosphorous, for la... Read More

Style tips and secret tricks for staying fresh this summer
(BPT) - From beach days to girls getaways, the warm weather of summer provides opportunities to spend more time outdoors doing the activities you love. However, as you're making the most of the sunshine and warm breezes, you may notice you're not feeling as fresh as you normally do. The heat of the... Read More

What men really need for Father’s Day is a reminder to take better care of their health
(BPT) - By Jeramy Tipton, senior vice president, Aflac Distribution Expansion and Consumer MarketsGrills, gadgets and corny T-shirts line the shelves in anticipation of Father's Day, but a recent study found there's one gift men of all ages need more than a tie or spatula. According to the Aflac Me... Read More

Entered a coverage gap? Don’t compromise your health by skipping blood thinners
(BPT) - Navigating insurance coverage, especially with recent changes to prescription drug plans, can be confusing and stressful. This may be true because of increasing out-of-pocket medical costs.A 2017 Agency for Health Care Quality (AHCQ) study found that 11.5% of low-income adults with 2 or mor... Read More

6 ways genetic testing could make a difference for people with kidney disease
(BPT) - Did you know chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects an estimated 37 million adults in the United States? Even more surprising, 90% of people in early stage CKD are unaware that they have the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 10-30% of CKD case... Read More

3 healthy recipes featuring summer citrus fruit
(BPT) - Refreshing, delicious and versatile, citrus is a quintessential flavor of summertime. If you're looking to enhance and add new depth to your meals and snacks, there's no shortage of options with these three varieties: lemons, grapefruits and Valencia oranges.Lemons truly are a year-round cl... Read More

5 expert tips to help you grill outside the lines this summer
(BPT) - The arrival of summer brings so much to look forward to: warmer weather, longer days - and the great taste of food right off your grill. And you don't need a special occasion to fire it up. In recently conducted Honeysuckle White research, 85% of respondents decide to grill or smoke because... Read More

Want a versatile protein for the grill? Turkey is the answer
(BPT) - Summer gatherings are in full swing, and there are 99 days starting with Memorial Day through Labor Day, where sunshine and pleasant breezes draw people together to celebrate outdoors for many different reasons. It's time to fire up the grill and enjoy the beautiful weather.When surveyed ab... Read More

Smart homes make life easier, but are they keeping you safe?
(BPT) - Homes in the United States continue to get smarter as many people frequently use voice assistants, smart doorbells, smart appliances and more to make life easier. Now, as the smart home evolution continues, homeowners want more than just convenience - they want smart devices that help keep ... Read More

Go Natural: 6 Must-Have Essentials for the Summer Season
(BPT) - With summer upon us, it's time to stock up on essentials like deodorant, sun protection and toothpaste for that bright smile. And if you want truly natural personal care products with ingredients that are safe and effective, then it is important to do some research before you buy. Look for ... Read More

4 must-haves for your campus living checklist
(BPT) - If you're headed to campus in the fall, summertime means planning, packing and collaborating on your living space for the school year ahead. Whether you're moving into a first-year dorm on campus or sharing an apartment or house with your closest friends, making sure you have what you need ... Read More

How much do you know about pneumococcal pneumonia - and when you can catch it?
(BPT) - Pneumococcal pneumonia is a potentially serious bacterial lung disease that can disrupt your life for weeks.... Read More

Feel a sharp pain in your side? It could be a kidney stone
(BPT) - As the weather starts to warm up, it's good to stay hydrated to keep your kidneys healthy and reduce your risk of developing stones. According to the Mayo Clinic, heat, humidity and dehydration can lead to increased incidences of kidney stones during summer. These stones can cause sharp pai... Read More

School’s Out: 5 Ways You Can Help Your Children Have An “Ecz-ellent” Summer
(BPT) - Pencils are down, and summer is here! Many children look forward to attending summer camp, but for children with eczema, camp activities can be overshadowed by the stress of managing symptoms in the summer heat, when sweat and sun can trigger symptoms. Children's e-book My ECZ-ellent Day at... Read More

An eco-friendly personal care routine is easier than you think
(BPT) - You want the best for yourself and the world around you. That's why you're starting to consider simple steps you can take in your personal care routine for a better you and a better Earth. Fortunately, small changes that are easy to make can have a big impact, for your health and well-being... Read More

Newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? Talk to your doctor about your whole health
(BPT) - If you've been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), it's common to feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next.1 With an ever-changing disease like MS, everyone's personal experience is different, so it's important to be open and honest with your doctor about your MS symptoms and how ... Read More

Get a head start on a healthy future for your puppy or kitten with these expert tips
(BPT) - Getting a new pet is like bringing home a new member of the family. Anticipation, excitement and joy are just a few of the many emotions you may feel when you bring home a new puppy or kitten. The first year of a puppy and kitten's life is a busy developmental period, both physically and me... Read More

Follow these steps to protect your family from threats that can occur after a storm
(BPT) - Hurricane season begins in June, but millions across the country have already experienced severe weather this year, including thunderstorms and tornadoes. These storms will continue in various areas of the U.S. throughout the summer and into the fall. Safeguarding your family from an approa... Read More

Former news anchor shares epilepsy journey [Video]
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Make your travels CO-safe
(BPT) - Safety while traveling is just as important as it is at home. Whether heading to the beach or a cool mountain retreat, travelers far and wide are seeking relaxation and a chance to make memories and enjoy new experiences. Some simple precautions can help ensure your destination is as safe a... Read More

5 Reasons Diets Fail and How to Finally Win Your Weight-Loss Battle
(BPT) - How many times in your life have you started a diet? If you're one of the 45 million Americans who try to diet each year, you will not be surprised to learn that most people only stick with a diet for 6 months or less, and then the weight returns. In fact, two out of five people on a diet q... Read More

Boost baby's brain development with 3 key prenatal nutrients
(BPT) - As exciting as a new pregnancy can be, it can also be equally as overwhelming. There is a lot to be done in only nine months' time. To set your baby up for success, doctors recommend taking a prenatal vitamin supplement daily to help with the development of your baby's body and brain. While... Read More

Investigational vaccine targeting CMV, the #1 infectious cause of birth defects in the U.S.
(BPT) - Whether you're planning to become a first-time mom, or you've been around the baby block before and are ready to expand your family again, everyone has the same priority: to have a healthy child. That's why it's important to learn that one of the most common causes of birth defects in the U... Read More

Why the Key to Stopping Your Migraine Attack May Be Right Under Your Nose
(BPT) - When a migraine hits, your life screeches to a halt. You want relief fast and consider taking your prescription pills, but you don't think you can keep them down. Your nausea is overwhelming, and your stomach is too sensitive right now. What other options are there? Fortunately, the answer ... Read More

World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day: What One Organization is Doing to Improve the Lives of Patients and Caregivers
(BPT) - Each year, June 1 marks World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day, a global event celebrated every year to bring awareness to this rare disease that affects more than 100,000 people (according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders) in the United States.Hypoparathyroidism may occur af... Read More

Looking to tighten your belt? 3 ways to save on food, gas and vision
(BPT) - If you've found that your expenses are going up each month, you're not alone. Inflation in the U.S. has hit an all-time high in 40 years to 8.5% over the last 12 months. That means that the average American household is spending an extra $296.45 per month because of inflation, according to ... Read More

Bidets: The must-have luxury in your bath remodel
(BPT) - The arrival of warmer weather gets many homeowners in the mood to change things up. The bathroom is a perfect place to direct that energy because that's where renewal takes place each day. From your morning routine to your evening wind-down, turning the bath into a luxurious spa-like space ... Read More

LGBTQIA+ Community Celebrates PRIDE Month, and Still in Need of Health Care Allies
(BPT) - June is PRIDE Month. It's a time to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, reflect on how far society has come and look to the future on work to be done. PRIDE, which stands for "Personal Rights in Defense and Education," is celebrated with parades, special events and commemorations of the 1969 ... Read More

Staying socially active may enrich mental fitness
(BPT) - When you think about exercise, you likely think about the physical health benefits of working out. Many people exercise regularly to lose or maintain weight, improve muscle tone and strength or increase flexibility.For seniors, physical activity can help them stay mobile and, as a result, s... Read More

5 Ways to Boost Your Brain Health
(BPT) - As the control center for the body, keeping our brains healthy is important. While intellectual exercises, games, and brain teasers can provide a mental 'workout,' taking care of other systems within the body is critical to keeping our brains in shape. Best of all, you're probably doing man... Read More

DIY Ideas, Products and Inspiration to Upgrade Your Home [Video]
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Discoveries in Immunology Today Will Soon Lead to Advanced Treatments for COVID, Cancer [Video]
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Protect your vision with 7 habits for healthy retinas
(BPT) - Habits that support a healthy lifestyle come in many forms, like eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and keeping an eye on blood pressure and cholesterol levels. But did you know these and other healthy habits can also protect you from vision loss?Some of the leading causes of blin... Read More

Next Time You Travel, Leave Migraine at Home
(BPT) - Migraine attacks get in the way of what's important. They can disrupt everyday life and pop up during vacation, a time that should be enjoyable. Tomeka Cherry, a social media influencer and travel enthusiast, is always on the go. But over the years travel and the associated planning has bec... Read More

Tips for managing and minimizing stress
(BPT) - Americans experience varying levels of stress for a wide variety of reasons and many struggle to find healthy ways to manage. Minimizing occasional stress is important as it can affect overall health and well-being. Stress can feel overwhelming at times but setting aside time to unwind each... Read More

988 is a great start, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg
(BPT) - By Colin LeClairYou're walking to your neighborhood corner store when you see it: a man across the street is grabbing his left arm and keeled over on the sidewalk. You immediately call 911, speak to someone on the line and within minutes the paramedics are on the scene performing emergency ... Read More

Worried about power outages? These 5 tips can help you feel prepared
(BPT) - While you may enjoy warmer temperatures, summer weather also brings dangerous storms. Scientists at Colorado State University predict at least 19 named tropical storms and nine hurricanes this year, while AccuWeather is forecasting an above-average tornado season. These unpredictable events... Read More

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