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Finding a solution to out-of-control chronic gout: Khash’s story
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I didn’t know I was at risk: What everyone 50-plus needs to know about shingles
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5 reasons ADHD goes unrecognized in girls
(BPT) - Difficulties with sitting still, paying attention or controlling impulsive behavior are some of the initial signs or symptoms of ADHD in children. These signs are often stereotyped as typical of behavior of young boys. It's reported that boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed than... Read More

Breathe easier by understanding these 5 common myths about sleep apnea
(BPT) - If you're not coping with the symptoms of sleep apnea yourself, you likely know someone who is.The condition caused by interrupted breathing during sleep has become rampant in the past couple of decades. In fact, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates that 26% of adults between th... Read More

4 ways to refresh and reset this New Year's
(BPT) - Face it, the past year has been a tough one. Chances are, you're looking for ways to push a reset button as you usher in the New Year. Wouldn't it be great if you could completely refresh and recharge in 2021? Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can follow to give yourself the TLC ... Read More

Bend, don’t break: A guide to resiliency from military spouses
(BPT) - What do you do with uncertainty? Much less a year of it or more? The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with challenges, hardships and instability of every kind - important events canceled, travel put on hold, businesses striving to stay open, kids and parents adjusting to virtual learning ... Read More

5 delicious things you didn’t know about ghee
(BPT) - If you've heard of ghee, you might know of its recent, growing popularity as part of many wellness habits this time of year. Or, perhaps from its roots in the Ayurvedic health approach, which originated over 3,000 years ago and is still in use today. But what is ghee? How do you use it, and... Read More

5 ways to focus on wellness – and enjoy your life
(BPT) - The beginning of a new year always inspires and encourages new attitudes and ideas for taking care of yourself. But too often, strategies recommended for being healthier are centered around sacrifice and not letting yourself enjoy what you normally love.Why not look for new ways to stay wel... Read More

Tips to help make the most of your health plan in 2021
(BPT) - Last year was a difficult year as the COVID-19 pandemic swept through our country, impacting families and communities nationwide. The health challenges of the pandemic also provided a crucial reminder about the importance of health care.For many Americans, new health plan benefits began in ... Read More

Stroke awareness: It’s always an emergency
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Youth vaping education course focuses on prevention and e-cigarette addiction with resources to quit
(BPT) - Amid the nation's ongoing youth vaping epidemic, health organizations are stepping in to help teens kick nicotine out of their lives. According to the latest CDC data, one in five high school students use e-cigarettes with nearly 40% of users doing so on a regular basis.Youth vaping prevent... Read More

Why adults should prioritize vaccines this winter
(BPT) - With COVID-19 cases on the rise and flu season underway, it is more important than ever to prioritize your health.Social distancing will become more difficult in the winter months. With everyone spending more time indoors, it's essential to take every precaution to help keep yourself and yo... Read More

Why eggs are an important first food for children
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6 top medicine safety reminders for your home
(BPT) - With families spending more time than ever working, playing and studying at home, it's a good time to review best safety practices when it comes to using and storing medicines. This is especially true during the cold and flu season - while the nation is also in the midst of the COVID-19 pan... Read More

Free inTransition program reduces barriers to psychological care for service members and veterans [Video]
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How to winter-proof your shower routine
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Top dermatologist shares fives steps to taking back control of your skin this winter
(BPT) - Our skin, like most of us, has been through a lot this past year and unfortunately the frenzy of skin concerns is not over yet. During the winter months, cold temperatures, dropping moisture levels and other harsh elements can strip skin of its natural moisture, leaving it feeling dry, itch... Read More

New Option for Certain Patients with Resectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
(BPT) - In 2018, Jenn Carroll, a human resources director from Connecticut, visited her doctor for what she thought was a routine exam. Although Jenn, a former smoker, was asymptomatic at the time of her allergist appointment, her doctor ordered a chest X-ray after Jenn asked about her allergy test... Read More

5 reasons it’s still important to get your flu shot
(BPT) - As our country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the threat of the pandemic will become more complicated by increasing cases of the flu, making more people ill and putting further strain on the U.S. health care system.Pediatric epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist Dr. Emily G... Read More

The top health benefits of beef
(BPT) - Recent diet trends encourage balancing food sources for optimal health. If you're following the Mediterranean, Keto or Paleo diets, you're probably aware that lean meats like beef play a vital role as part of an overall healthy eating plan, balanced with plant-based foods like vegetables an... Read More

Review Your Insurance Options at AARP Converge powered by Softheon
(BPT) - It is important to assess your current health insurance coverage and review new insurance options to ensure that you have the coverage that fits your individual needs. However, there are myriad options and fragmented information in many places, not to mention that plan offerings can change ... Read More

Easy tips for cooking your favorite fish and shellfish at home every time
(BPT) - Crab legs for a birthday. Scallops for an anniversary. Salmon for when family are in town. Many people enjoy eating seafood at restaurants as it is a favorite choice for celebratory meals. However, when it comes to cooking seafood at home, it can be intimidating. Seafood - fish and shellfis... Read More

5 quick tips for prioritizing health and wellness
(BPT) - Making it through a day, month and especially the busiest time of year, deserves a pat on the back these days. The new year brings a time to reset and look at new ways to put your wellness - and your family's - front and center. Now, when focusing on your health and wellness is more importa... Read More

Tips to bring joy to seniors all year long
(BPT) - Many seniors and their loved ones are taking special precautions to stay healthy, including limiting or eliminating visits and other activities that can cause COVID-19 to spread. That's because the older you are, the higher your risk of severe illness from the coronavirus, according to the ... Read More

Cozy calorie-conscious dishes and cooking tips for celebrations
(BPT) - Many celebrations are now held virtually, but sharing your favorite recipes and making them together can be a great way to feel close together while miles apart. With a few simple steps and recipe updates, you'll be able to share new delicious and low-cal dishes with loved ones without havi... Read More

Start the New Year with a new food-itude
(BPT) - 2021 will be a fresh start for us all. And to kick the year off right, many families will be committing themselves to eating better. So why not set yourself up for success by making a few small changes that will help make your big resolution more attainable?Here are a few simple ideas and e... Read More

Feeling a cold coming on? Do these 3 things right now
(BPT) - Colds can make you feel run down and miserable. The last thing you want is the coughs, the sneezes and a run-down, foggy head feeling to hang on for weeks on end.So, that begs the question: What can you do to get through this bug as quickly as possible?'Unfortunately, there is currently no ... Read More

Why you might need more than a multivitamin
(BPT) - Did you know multivitamins were created during World War II, in order to help Americans address food shortages during the war? And multivitamins have been popular ever since, helping people make up for nutritional and dietary deficiencies. Not everyone is successful at getting all the nutri... Read More

Medical innovations poised to transform healthcare in 2021
(BPT) - Experts in healthcare are continuously striving to develop new innovations that can improve and save lives. Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists, physicians, and researchers continued to advance medical knowledge, enhance screening and diagnostic tools, and improve disease manageme... Read More

Without hesitation: Joel navigates the long road of aTTP
(BPT) - Joel made his living driving a semi-truck cross country. He loved the scenic beauty and the feel of 18 wheels of rubber as he traveled across the United States. Unfortunately, after four life-threatening medical emergencies while he was on the road, Joel knew his career as a truck driver ha... Read More

A registered dietitian’s 5 steps for better health in 2021
(BPT) - The New Year always spurs a renewal of personal goals, whether you make resolutions or not. The blank slate of a new calendar year offers a sense of possibilities for making the next year great - and health goals usually top the list.If you're looking to put health first, who better to turn... Read More

Study: Social isolation among seniors is widespread, but these resources can help
(BPT) - Because of the pandemic, we've all experienced social isolation - the loss of close contact with family and friends. We're feeling that isolation even more acutely during the winter season, when we typically get together with those we love.For older adults who have had to take extra isolati... Read More

How to change the way you approach health and wellness in 2021
(BPT) - It's been a challenging year for many in the U.S. and around the world. But despite the uncertainty and unpredictability it brought, many have already adjusted their wellness regimen this year and are planning to prioritize this as a continued focus in 2021.A recent survey sponsored by OPTA... Read More

Need Insurance After Job Loss?
(BPT) - Uncertainty is a fact of life and for millions of Americans that includes losing their job at one point or another. It's a particularly stressful time because many find themselves without their primary source of health insurance when they lose their job. But job loss doesn't mean you can't ... Read More

Movie villain to real-life hero: AI poised to become humankind’s most powerful tool
(BPT) - The race for a COVID-19 vaccine may have a surprising beneficiary.Artificial intelligence, the sometimes maligned and misunderstood villainous technology behind Hollywood blockbusters from '2001: A Space Odyssey' to 'The Terminator' could emerge as a hero of epic proportions. Successfully t... Read More

"Queer Eye" star Karamo's Five Tips in Spreading Joy and Cheer
(BPT) - This year's holidays have already been and continue to be dramatically different, and no one is expecting anything to change come the start of 2021.But that doesn't mean we can't carve out ways to care for our loved ones, spread cheer and support other people in our communities now and in t... Read More

The perfect shot: The story of a boy and his photography
(BPT) - In a year like 2020, dreams can still come true, even for those with a critical illness. Just ask Colton, a young boy from South Carolina. After he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Colton found he loved taking pictures with his smartphone. He's been at the beach every day, taking photos of... Read More

How to gift happiness in 2021
(BPT) - There are no two ways about it: 2020 was a lot to take in. We forged ahead and made amazing things happen in the face of enormous uncertainty, but it wasn't an easy task. In 2021, everyone's looking to grow their happiness and share it with others. It's only natural, and fortunately researc... Read More

The pet effect: Facts about the incredible human-animal bond
(BPT) - Do you ever notice how fulfilled you feel when you spend time with your pet? How your pet can inspire joy while also somehow helping you feel less stressed? Or maybe you are thinking of getting a pet hoping for companionship, affection and love? These and many more positives are the result ... Read More

5 benefits of weighted blankets, including better sleep
(BPT) - Quality sleep is essential to good health, but daily life - the stresses of work and family, too much screen time, caffeine or alcohol - disrupts our body's natural sleep cycle.One tool to promote better sleep is a weighted blanket, but the benefits go beyond sleep. Here are five benefits w... Read More

5 tips to stress less during the holidays
(BPT) - It's the most wonderful time of the year - but for many, the holidays bring stress over never-ending to-do lists. This year is bound to bring even more anxiety about how to get all of your holiday shopping done; not to mention the other obligations you have, from work to family, and beyond.... Read More

5 tips to handle hangover nausea
(BPT) - Party a little too hearty last night? Chances are, you may have woken up with some of the classic symptoms of a hangover: headache, sensitivity to light and noise, fatigue, thirst, irritability and worst of all - nausea.Hangovers can make it pretty difficult to function the next day. Accord... Read More

How pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing is revolutionizing mental health treatment
(BPT) - If you or a family member have sought care from a mental health professional, or are considering seeking help for depression, anxiety, ADHD or other conditions, you want the best treatment available. Multiple treatment options now exist for many of these conditions, ranging from medications... Read More

Breathe easy: What you need to know before buying an air purifier
(BPT) - More people than ever before are considering room air filters and purifiers to protect themselves against COVID-19 indoors. But do these devices really make a difference?Air purifiers and filters can help reduce airborne contaminants, including viruses, in a home, office or other confined s... Read More

How You Can Help To Give Happiness This Year [Video]
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Burglars don’t take off for the holidays: 5 tips to prevent home break-ins
(BPT) - While consumers have been in their homes more in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USAA wants consumers to be aware of the potential increase in thefts during the holiday season.Top 10 states for USAA personal property theft claims in 20201. California2. Texas3. Washington4. Colora... Read More

When Recurring Respiratory Symptoms Could be the Sign of a Chronic Lung Condition
(BPT) - Living with a chronic lung condition can be challenging. The first step toward improving your lung health is understanding what kind of lung condition you have and what you can do to manage your condition in close partnership with your doctor.One such condition, Mycobacterium avium complex ... Read More

Living with diabetes: tips to prepare for low blood sugar this winter
(BPT) - The winter season brings a change in routines for everyone - more time indoors, shifts in temperature, the temptation of hearty comfort foods and sweet treats, and more than ever, staying healthy amidst a challenging cold and flu season. For people living with diabetes, changes and unpredic... Read More

Resolve to achieve healthy sleep in 2021
(BPT) - According to a recent survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), 85% of U.S. adults do not get the recommended seven hours or more of sleep every night. After a challenging and stressful year, the New Year provides Americans with the opportunity to refocus on the importance ... Read More

Having trouble hearing? 5 tips to still stay connected during the holidays
(BPT) - This holiday season may look very different from years past - more family get-togethers on video rather than in-person - but one thing remains true: these times can be stressful and difficult for those managing hearing loss, which impacts 48 million Americans, according to the U.S. Centers ... Read More

The Evolution of Precision Oncology [Infographic]
(BPT) - The role of scientific innovation and genomic cancer testing in guiding the treatment journey: Over the last sixty years, advancements in scientific research have driven an evolution in our perception of cancer and how it is treated. There has been a shift from a 'one-size-fits-all' approac... Read More

How one patient found help after life-changing brain cancer diagnosis
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Generic Medicine Savings: How Does Your State Stack Up?
(BPT) - It's a fact: If you take safe, effective, FDA-approved generic prescription medicines, you are saving money. The average copay for a generic medicine is nearly $50 lower than the copay for a brand-name drug. More than 9 out of 10 generic prescriptions are filled for $20 or less.The Associat... Read More

Multiple Myeloma: Maintaining Hope While Navigating a Chronic Blood Cancer
(BPT) - Tiffany Williams went to the doctor to see if something could be done about her severe back pain, but the root cause was something she wasn't planning on. She learned she had multiple myeloma. As the doctor explained this rare form of blood cancer and how it would impact her life, her brain... Read More

5 Smart Solutions to Simplify Your Last-Minute Holiday Shopping
(BPT) - The holiday season is in full-swing, and while it may look different this year, that doesn't necessarily mean less stress. Maybe you shopped early and still have a few things to check off your list, or maybe you haven't even started tackling your to-dos. If you're rushing to decorate, shop ... Read More

Making the most of your 2020 holiday season
(BPT) - It's the most wonderful time of the year, and while your holiday celebrations may look a little bit different this year, we all deserve to tune out from a world that doesn't seem to stop spinning.People find different things that spark joy for them. For some, it means buying a luxury presen... Read More

Is your pandemic pet giving your eye allergies the blues?
(BPT) - The pandemic has caused pet adoptions and sales to soar because who doesn't want a cute, furry friend for extra snuggles during this time? What some might be noticing is that those snuggles from a cute pup or kitty come at a cost - itchy allergy eyes. If you are experiencing irritated, itch... Read More

Managing life with MS during the pandemic
(BPT) - Crystal is a wife, mother of four and a frontline healthcare worker who also happens to have multiple sclerosis (MS). Though she had experienced numbness, tingling and pain since she was a child, doctors initially downplayed her symptoms. It was not until 2003, while Crystal was in nursing ... Read More

Heart-related deaths increase at the holidays – what you need to know
(BPT) - Heart-related deaths peak in December and January, including spikes on Christmas and New Year's Day. Some people ignore the signs and symptoms of a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, or they dismiss their chest pain or other symptoms as stress-related, heartburn or a result of having to... Read More

Dialysis Nurse Travels to New York to Care for Patients in Fight Against COVID-19
(BPT) - The COVID-19 crisis has brought a lot of change to the world, including how people get groceries, interact with others, and for many, their typical daily routines. This is especially true for frontline health care workers like Luke Mayes. Mayes, a registered nurse, typically spends his days... Read More

Choose and use your OTC medicines safely [Infographic]
(BPT) - Staying healthy is important for everyone during the pandemic, which has put a strain on our healthcare system, especially emergency rooms and doctor's offices. Health often starts with the tools we have in our medicine cabinet to treat pain and other ailments. While Americans do their best... Read More

4 easy steps to launch your immunity routine
(BPT) - Life gets crazy busy. The key to powering through your to-do list is not only doing your best, but also being your best - physically and mentally. This season try taking a proactive approach to supporting a healthy immune system. With the help of this four-step routine, you'll feel great kn... Read More

Top ways to vacation responsibly in 2021
(BPT) - After months of cautionary travel and shelving vacation plans, people, especially those with families at home, are researching how they can indulge their wanderlust safely again in 2021. The goal is to enjoy a vacation in a responsible manner, creating memories while keeping yourself and ot... Read More

How to stay active and connected while remaining safe during the pandemic
(BPT) - As 2021 approaches, the importance and urgency of physical and mental health are at an all-time-high due to COVID-19.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 'Regular physical activity helps you feel better, sleep better and reduces anxiety. It can also help with p... Read More

Do you have a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan?
(BPT) - If you're concerned about getting COVID-19, you have good cause.According to the latest COVID-19 Data Tracker from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. alone has already logged over 16.3 million cases and the overall weekly hospitalization rate is at its highest si... Read More

How a young woman became empowered to improve her rheumatoid arthritis care
(BPT) - At a young age, Randi learned the importance of self­-advocacy and honest conversations in the face of health struggles. Like most kids, she enjoyed sports and being active. When she was 10 years old, she started having pain in the joints of her knees, shoulders, and ankles. Doctors... Read More

3 steps to better eye health in 2021
(BPT) - January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, a great opportunity to spread the word about a disease that affects more than 3 million people in the United States. Since glaucoma often strikes without symptoms and can cause significant vision loss before a person notices changes in their eyesight, it... Read More

This new Alexa feature allows families to safely care for loved ones at a distance
(BPT) - This year, more Americans are providing ongoing caregiving, with many having started their role as caregiver since the COVID-19 outbreak or providing care specifically because of the pandemic. Caregivers are looking to strike that balance between ensuring their elderly friends and family ar... Read More

3 easy ways to spread (last-minute) Christmas cheer
(BPT) - The holidays have a habit of creeping up on us. For a while you're on top of the gift buying, decorating, baking, mailing things out … then suddenly you're not. It becomes a scramble to cross those last few items off the to-do list, and the stress can easily dampen a formerly fes... Read More

From Cancer to COVID-19, How One Company is Transforming Vaccine Technology
(BPT) - The race to create and distribute effective COVID-19 vaccines continues. Big pharmaceutical companies are producing promising vaccines and initial distribution is underway, however, this is not without numerous concerns or logistical hurdles. What you don't hear much about is the smaller bi... Read More

Navy Vet is Armed with a Wearable Device during Battle against Cancer
(BPT) - When Navy vet Terry O'Keefe first started to get sick, he was enjoying his retirement, touring the U.S. in an R.V. with his wife, Diane.At first, the couple thought that Terry just had allergies, but as Terry's condition became steadily worse as they drove from state to state, Diane became ... Read More

How to Design a Successful Home Office
(BPT) - Sponsored by Office DepotWith the increasing number of organizations allowing employees teleworking options and today's growing gig economy, proper home office setup ideas are becoming more relevant. People love the flexibility that working from home provides, saving time spent commuting, a... Read More

COVID-19: What is an Emergency Use Authorization?
(BPT) - Sponsored by Pfizer.According to the FDA, an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is a mechanism to facilitate the availability and use of medical countermeasures, including vaccines, during public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.1 An EUA allows the use of medical pro... Read More

Hope Springs Eternal: An Indiana Mother’s Journey to a Kidney Transplant.
(BPT) - Kindness spreads kindness. Unexpected kindness, while often surprising, has the potential to heal and change a life.The trajectory of 38-year-old Rebecca Barcenas' life has been forever changed by unexpected kindness. A mother of two girls, she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease duri... Read More

Budgeting for pets: How to prepare for ongoing and unexpected expenses
(BPT) - Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households own a pet, or about 85 million families, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). This number is poised to increase because many households have added pets during the pandemic, helping aid in the physical and emotional well-being of f... Read More

6 tips to lower your out-of-pocket medication costs in January
(BPT) - January is right around the corner. Whether or not you stay up to mark the new year, an expensive reality hits many Americans on Jan. 1: medical insurance deductibles reset to zero and out-of-pocket costs go up.Along with co-pays and coinsurance, those out-of-pocket costs can put essential ... Read More

How one company helps kids’ wishes come true
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Luxury for less: 5 tips for glowing skin this winter
(BPT) - Plummeting temperatures and whipping winds are here for much of the country, and no matter where you live, cooler and drier winter air can really wreak havoc on your skin. When humidity is lower and indoor heat is on full blast, your skin gets stripped of the moisture it needs, causing dryn... Read More

4 Reasons Why Adults Should Consider Incorporating Breast Milk into Their Diet
(BPT) - Colostrum is the first food breastfeeding mothers produce after giving birth. It serves as a comprehensive source of protective proteins, immune factors, prebiotics, growth factors and other essential nutrients, designed by nature to contain everything newborns need to thrive.Research indic... Read More

Give the gift of plasma this holiday season
(BPT) - It's no secret that the holidays look much different this year, but those changes may be even more noticeable for individuals who are at high-risk for COVID-19. No one knows this better than Dayna, a mother and caregiver to four children with a rare disease which has caused them to be immun... Read More

There is No Time to Wait When Experiencing Symptoms of a Potentially Serious Condition
(BPT) - Many people may think that swelling, pain, tenderness or redness in the leg, thigh or pelvis are seemingly minor symptoms, but they could point to a potentially serious condition such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).1 It's critical to not brush off these symptoms.More About DVTDVT is a blood ... Read More

Top chefs find inspiration close to home
(BPT) - Celebrated chefs Wolfgang Puck, Nancy Silverton, Gerald Hirigoyen and Martin Yan are known and active the world over, but they all call California home. For their award-winning restaurants, product lines, cookbooks and TV shows, they draw inspiration from the bountiful fresh ingredients the... Read More

Top cities for servicemembers transitioning to civilian life
(BPT) - Are you a servicemember preparing to transition to civilian life? If so, you probably have a lot of questions, including where you should live after transitioning from service. If you are like other surveyed servicemembers this year, you are prioritizing low cost of living, low crime rates,... Read More

Sculpt Your Best Body Now: Get Trim and Toned with This Advanced Duo Treatment
(BPT) - This has been a hard year for everyone, and many of us found it difficult to stay in shape and keep up with our fitness goals. The good news is that there is finally something you can do about it that doesn't involve having invasive cosmetic surgery.If you diet and exercise but still have a... Read More

Sleep-trainer approved tips for new parents
(BPT) - Newborns need a lot of sleep, but rarely does it seem like they are ever actually sleeping. Ask any parent and they will tell you that they spend far more time trying to put baby down to rest than the amount of time baby remains asleep! It's a tale most parents are all too familiar with: th... Read More

Fall prevention: Tips to enjoy favorite winter activities safely
(BPT) - Staying active is important during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for many people, that means pursuing outdoor activities where fresh air is plentiful and social distancing is easier to achieve. During winter months, that includes popular seasonal activities such as sledding, ice skating, skiin... Read More

Create a plan: Working with a doctor to help manage a chronic inflammatory condition
(BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Pfizer asked Stephanie to share her experience and compensated her for her time.Stephanie was excited about starting her first job as a dog groomer. However, her plans changed during a family vacation to Lake Tahoe, when she began experiencing more ... Read More

Medicare: 3 ways to advocate for lower costs
(BPT) - Medicare Part D provides coverage for prescription drugs that save and extend lives for millions of older adults and people with disabilities, many of whom would otherwise struggle to afford their treatments.However, despite the important purpose it serves, some people on Medicare, especial... Read More

Bioelectric Medicine Helps to Treat Air Force Veteran’s Essential Tremor
(BPT) - Air Force veteran of 21 years, Ben Duncan of Buda, TX, found out that he had Essential Tremor (ET) after his hand tremors became progressively worse over the years, to the point where his wife needed to help spoon-feed him on bad tremor days. He did not know what each day would bring with t... Read More

How to help address chronic conditions amid COVID-19
(BPT) - While some people with a COVID-19 infection may experience relatively mild symptoms (or no symptoms at all), the disease is of greater concern for the 56% of Americans who may have at least one risk factor linked to an increased chance of complications.Two increasingly common risk factors f... Read More

5 Things To Know About Small Cell Lung Cancer, The Lesser Known Type Of The Disease
(BPT) - Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States.According to the American Cancer Society, more than 228,000 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed this year.1The majority of people diagnosed with lung cancer have a type called non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which ... Read More

A novel early detection blood test could soon change how cancer is found
(BPT) - Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, whether it's a friend or family member facing a diagnosis, or their own worry about susceptibility to the disease. This year alone, roughly 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States, according to the National Cance... Read More

Beware of harsh chemicals: Everyday cleaning & health during the pandemic and beyond
(BPT) - The coronavirus pandemic has shed light on the dangers of rampant overuse of harsh chemicals in products we use every day to clean our skin, homes, offices and public spaces - making natural and skin-friendly cleaning solutions more important than ever. A recent CDC study, 'Cleaning and Dis... Read More

Cleaning vs. Disinfection During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Infographic]
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has made all of us more aware of the importance of routine cleaning and disinfection practices. Choosing the right products and knowing when and where to use them, however, can be confusing. Understanding the key differences between cleaning vs. sanitizing vs. disinfec... Read More

Winter is coming, but there’s still time to get vaccinated against flu!
(BPT) - If you are living with certain chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or asthma, you are at higher risk of developing serious complications from flu, like pneumonia, bronchitis and other illnesses that can lead to hospitalization or even death. Even if your chronic cond... Read More

Finding confidence in quarantine: Survey shows how COVID-19 influences makeup usage
(BPT) - As being in quarantine and weathering the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put a damper on things, American women are turning to their makeup routines to feel a sense of control and comfort, according to new research.In September, marketing firm OnePoll asked 2,000 American women about how th... Read More

The single most important thing you can do to protect your vision
(BPT) - You could probably predict the outcome of a study about whether people who don't have vision insurance get adequate - or any - vision care. Unsurprisingly, less than half of Americans who lack health insurance get eye care services, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio... Read More

4 signs that an aging loved one needs support
(BPT) - The holidays are a time of coming together. While it might look different in 2020, it is even more critical this year to check on aging loved ones who may have been negatively affected by the isolation and loneliness during the ongoing pandemic.But it can be difficult for us to recognize wh... Read More

Why Generic Savings Matter During the Holidays
(BPT) - Good health is the greatest gift of all, of course, but a little something extra under the tree is always nice, too.Savings made possible by generic drugs for conditions that affect you or a family member mean extra money for other necessities - or enjoyable activities like ordering a speci... Read More

For essential workers, a flu shot is essential protection
(BPT) - COVID-19 has helped remind all of us just how essential our essential workers are. Whether you're a health care worker, child care provider, grocery store worker, farmer, teacher or delivery person - you have been on the front lines to keep our society functioning.We are grateful for you - ... Read More

Find your power with an e-bike [Infographic]
(BPT) - Ever dreamed of buzzing around town on your bicycle, taking seamless detours through the park, ditching your car or public transportation as a way to get to work, or running errands while getting a little exercise? What about that huge hill that seems to go on forever? What if you don't hav... Read More

For People Living with Follicular Lymphoma, Routine Medical Check-ins are a Must—Here’s Why
(BPT) - The global COVID-19 pandemic is affecting nearly every part of daily life, and many people are choosing to skip or forgo their medical visits, screenings and tests. For people living with follicular lymphoma (FL), a typically incurable blood cancer that has to be closely managed, the import... Read More

5 ways to keep healthy habits on track around the holidays
(BPT) - You've probably gone through this before - in the midst of holiday festivities, you abandon the healthy habits you've been working on all year long. You tell yourself, 'I'll start eating healthy again on Jan. 1.' Meanwhile, you give in to temptation, shifting the burden to your next New Yea... Read More

Pain doesn’t discriminate: Study finds young people experience pain as frequently as older people
(BPT) - A sore back. That stiff joint. Another headache. With so much time being spent at home, you're probably noticing more of your daily aches and pains. Many people tend to envision pain only impacting older people, and while everyone's pain is unique, you might be surprised to learn that pain ... Read More

5 tips on dating successfully during a pandemic
(BPT) - Whatever your dating life was like before the pandemic, it's most likely changed due to the circumstances at hand. Thankfully, many online dating platforms are rising to the occasion, providing secure and safe ways for people to connect. In turn, singles everywhere are getting creative, fig... Read More

How to choose a safe, healthy senior living community
(BPT) - It's understandable for anyone seeking a retirement community to have concerns about health and safety right now. Today's unprecedented situation leaves many wondering - is it safe to live in a retirement community during a pandemic?The good news is, many Continuing Care Retirement Communit... Read More

A Closer Look at the Impact of COVID-19 on Hispanic and Latino Communities
(BPT) - Sponsored by Pfizer.Developing a vaccine that could decrease rates of infection, disease and death worldwide is a critical part of addressing the COVID-19 global health crisis. Equally important is helping ensure vaccines reach the people and communities that are disproportionately impacted... Read More

Important home health tips for people with high blood pressure
(BPT) - Do you or a loved one have high blood pressure? When you have hypertension it's important to be proactive about your health. However, many people with high blood pressure don't have easy access to health care. This situation is made even more complex with the growing challenges of the COVID... Read More

3 truths about the glycemic index from a registered dietitian
(BPT) - It is recommended by nutrition experts that fruits and vegetables should be part of everyone's daily eating pattern. However, only one in 10 Americans meets the recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Confusion around the Glycemic I... Read More

Survey: Americans don’t follow through on crucial annual eye exams
(BPT) - If you've fallen behind in scheduling and keeping your regular eye exams, you're not alone. In fact, eye health is not an important enough priority for most people, according to a recent study by Johnson & Johnson Vision.That's a problem, since annual eye exams are the single most cruci... Read More

Oral steroids for asthma: An unequal risk
(BPT) - More than 25 million Americans live with asthma, but people across the country are affected differently. For example, people from Black and Hispanic communities are more likely to visit the hospital due to asthma symptoms and less likely to discuss an asthma action plan with their doctor. T... Read More

5 easy tips for healthy eating
(BPT) - It's natural to want to eat healthy and fuel your body with the nutrients it needs to feel good. Figuring out how to actually eat healthy and make smart choices can be difficult if you don't know where to begin! Start the new year off strong with these five simple tips to introduce better h... Read More

Winter wellness: 3 expert tips to boost overall health
(BPT) - As we head into the chillier months, the winter season brings simple pleasures such as hot cocoa, holiday music and cozy nights by the fireplace. However, the hustle and bustle of the season can also take a toll on your well-being. Stress and unhealthy eating associated with seasonal celebr... Read More

Screening for spinal muscular atrophy, the leading genetic cause of infant death, can save lives
(BPT) - Regina Philipps' son, Shane, was born a happy, healthy and strong baby - holding his head up on his own, rolling, and pushing himself up on his arms. But at six months old, Regina noticed something might be wrong.'He started moving less, and some of the strength he had seemed to be disappea... Read More

Safety first: Tips for pet-proofing your home
(BPT) - Welcoming a four-legged friend into your family is an exciting time for everyone, but puppies, kittens, dogs and cats can easily find themselves in serious trouble while exploring their new surroundings. It is important to remember that pets are naturally curious and explore their worlds wi... Read More

Achieving sense of stability following diagnosis – one woman’s journey with a rare neurological disease
(BPT) - Sally is a second grade teacher who loves spending time with her family and being outdoors - she has always been healthy and active, enjoying hikes and practicing yoga. Four years ago, she started experiencing a strange pain in her right arm and hand.'It felt like a combination of numbness ... Read More

Cancer Doesn’t Stop: Cycle for Survival Advances Rare Cancer Research With Over $40 Million Raised This Year
(BPT) - It was in the fall of 2007 when Nicole, 26, felt a large mass in her abdomen. At first she ignored it, hoping it was nothing; she was a healthy, active woman in her 20s. However, when the mass didn't go away, she realized she needed to see a doctor. In January 2008, after many tests and sca... Read More

COVID-19 vaccine development: Key facts you want to know, from Pfizer’s Chief Patient Officer
(BPT) - The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted many people around the globe in some way, and as a result, all eyes are on the biopharmaceutical companies that are working to develop safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. As the Chief Patient Officer at Pfizer, Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron describes ... Read More

How to combat isolation and loneliness among older adults
(BPT) - Feeling a sense of connection and belonging with others is a basic human need. But unfortunately for many older adults, social isolation and loneliness are on the rise, especially because of the necessary social distancing since the COVID-19 pandemic began.The good news is, there are concre... Read More

3 eco-friendly projects to boost home health during pandemic
(BPT) - How healthy is your house? After spending more time at home due to quarantine and social distancing, many homeowners are asking themselves this question.This has inspired an increase in home improvements that go beyond aesthetic enhancements. Homeowners want eco-friendly upgrades that impro... Read More

Families face holiday humbug due to high medical costs
(BPT) - Many Americans look to the holiday season as a time of carefree family fun and rest - especially in a year as tumultuous as 2020. But recent studies suggest some families' budgets may be facing lumps of coal in their stockings this holiday season.The National Retail Federation recently repo... Read More

Prioritize Your Health and Wellness in 2021: A Checklist to Assess Your Healthcare Needs
(BPT) - As 2020 draws to a close, you are likely reflecting on the events of the past year and looking ahead to 2021. As we approach the end of the year and you are setting goals for yourself for 2021, now is a great time to do a thorough review of your overall health and well-being and consider an... Read More

Holiday hosting: Putting new twists on mealtime traditions
(BPT) - Fewer people around the table, virtual meal sharing and car trips that take you no farther than the local grocery store are making holiday gatherings look a bit different this year. As a holiday host and master chef in your home kitchen there are still plenty of ways to usher in new traditi... Read More

The Importance of Targeted Treatments for Rare Forms of Lung Cancer [Infographic]
(BPT) - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month - a critical moment to reflect on the progress made for patients living with this disease. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers, impacting hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. every year and appearing in many different forms. Check out... Read More

Living with recurrent C. diff? 5 tips to enjoying the holidays
(BPT) - Just when we all thought it was still March, the holidays have crept up on us. Let's face it, we could all use a little joy right now to brighten up our holidays. Although the holidays may look different this year, many of us are hoping to keep a few normal traditions. Whether it's gatherin... Read More

Quarantine confidential: The unexpected ways social distancing impacted life for women with overactive bladder
(BPT) - In 2020, the phrase 'social distancing' became mainstream, as many people around the world had to experience extended periods of quarantining. The mandate to keep distance, limit travel and stay home has left many people to feel anxious, isolated and lonely. Unfortunately, for the 30 millio... Read More

Redefining Life to Tackle Heart Failure
(BPT) - Tammy, a mother and grandmother, who always led an active lifestyle - going to the gym several times a week - never thought she would be at risk for heart failure.Tammy began experiencing what she thought were common cold symptoms, including a persistent cough, shortness of breath and fatig... Read More

Keep Calm and Clean On: Why You Shouldn’t Ease Up on Cleaning Practices this Winter
(BPT) - When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic first hit the United States, Americans showed up by not showing up.Since March 2020, residents of more than 40 states have experienced some type of a stay-at-home order (CDC). Major life events like graduations, weddings, birthday parties and funeral... Read More

Doctor's insight: Debunking toddler nutrition myths
(BPT) - The transition from breast milk or formula to food can be a stressful one for parents of toddlers. Keeping track of the newest information about adequate nutrition is difficult enough, not to mention you're now dealing with toddler food preferences that can seemingly alter overnight."Guidel... Read More

Tips to help manage holiday stress during COVID-19
(BPT) - Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress levels are rising due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the numerous disruptions in our daily lives.The American Psychological Association recently reported that 'we are facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social c... Read More

'Tis the Season to Be Safe: Top Tips to Celebrate Safely During the Holidays in 2020
(BPT) - The holidays are usually a time to gather in person to share the joys and traditions of the season with friends and family. However, not unlike many occasions in 2020, the ongoing restrictions to help curb the spread of COVID-19 may make holiday festivities look different this year. This co... Read More

Milestone moments: Celebrating 25 years of Christopher Reeve’s legacy [infographic]
(BPT) - On May 17, 1995, an equestrian accident left actor Christopher Reeve paralyzed from the neck down. Along with his wife, he created the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to help all individuals living with paralysis reach their potential. As their legacy continues 25 years later, we ce... Read More

Wellness Lifestyle Expert Shares Products to Help Us Prepare, Plan and Soothe As The Winter Woes Approach Us [Video]
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Clinical trials advance science for patients with melanoma
(BPT) - Your skin is the largest organ of your body. And, like other parts of the body, it can get cancer. Melanoma is a rare form of skin cancer, and if caught early is often treatable. When it spreads to other parts of the body, the cancer is advanced - stage III or IV. Advanced stages of melanom... Read More

The caregiver difference: One man’s journey caring for his father’s COPD
(BPT) - When Justin found out his dad had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), he wasn't sure what to expect. Without knowing anything about the condition, he didn't realize that becoming a primary caregiver at age 30 would mean uprooting his lifestyle to support caring... Read More

The Most Common Symptom of Uterine Fibroids? Heavy Menstrual Bleeding. Learn More About An Oral Treatment Option.
(BPT) - Most women learn how to manage their periods beginning in their teenage years, often juggling work and school with an extra tampon or two on hand. However, for many women, managing a period often becomes a major burden due to symptoms stemming from uterine fibroids as they get into their 20... Read More

How to get the most out of open enrollment
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic means as a parent, you may be juggling your new roles of part-time remote teacher, IT technician and cafeteria chef along with your normal work responsibilities. The physical, mental, and for some, financial toll of this arrangement has left many feeling exhausted and ... Read More

How Rosacea Patients Can Take Action Against the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
(BPT) - With the COVID-19 pandemic on the minds of people worldwide, the spotlight on public health is more present than ever before. But before COVID-19 became a top public health concern, we were already in the throes of one of the biggest public health challenges of our time: antibiotic resistan... Read More

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Know the Signs in Your Family Tree
(BPT) - Imagine your family members were at risk for a life-threatening heart disease but had absolutely no idea.At age 12, Carmen's doctor noticed a heart murmur, but could not find an explanation. Little did they realize, but this symptom would turn out to be one piece in his family's larger hear... Read More

Feel-good food: 5 facts you may not know about watercress
(BPT) - As we move into the winter season, it's important to strengthen our immune systems by making fresh fruits and vegetables a key part of our diets.After all, eating a diet rich in fresh produce is one of eight important steps we can take to ward off potential illness, according to Harvard Med... Read More

7 great reasons to eat more grapes
(BPT) - It's possible that grapes are already high on your list of snackable foods, but there are so many reasons to eat grapes beyond just their irresistible juicy-sweet taste. You may not know that grapes also have many properties that can help you maintain a fresher, healthier diet. With the rec... Read More

The Symptoms of UC May Impact People Both Physically and Emotionally: Here’s How to Begin Taking Back Some Control
(BPT) - Imagine having the worst anxiety whenever you leave the house because you never know when you're going to be driving or walking and the urge to go to the bathroom is going to hit you. That is what it can be like for some people living with ulcerative colitis (UC), a disease that can cause a... Read More

Get a clue about the flu: What you need to know
(BPT) - As flu season collides with the COVID-19 pandemic this year, it's critical to think about how to best protect yourself, your loved ones and the members of your community from getting sick and overburdening an increasingly strained healthcare system. Getting a flu shot each season is an easy... Read More

Looking for support during this pandemic? A new mental health community supports, inspires and connects people during these challenging times
(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences. We are living in an unprecedented time, where everyone's mental health is being put to the test. Recent research has shown that stress and worry related to the pandemic have had a negative impact on mental health, taking an... Read More

5 noteworthy travel trends in the age of a pandemic
(BPT) - COVID-19 has changed the way we travel. When the pandemic began, many people put vacations on hold, shelving their wanderlust. As the pandemic continues, people are starting to travel again, but in different ways that prioritize health and wellness. This has led to some interesting travel t... Read More

How Do Our Genes Affect Pancreatic Cancer? Five Things to Know
(BPT) - The statistics around pancreatic cancer are grim. In the US this year, more than 57,000 people will be diagnosed and approximately 47,000 will die from the disease. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death, with a five-year survival rate of 10% across all stages.However,... Read More

Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) Awareness Week: How one woman took control with treatment
(BPT) - When Patti, a busy 64-year-old mother and grandmother, was diagnosed with thyroid disease in the late 1990s, she figured treating it would be the end of her issues. It took about a year, but Patti's weakness, fatigue and high heartrate finally subsided and her thyroid levels normalized - sh... Read More

Whole Home Air Purifier Helps Eliminate Coronavirus in Filtered Air [Infographic]
(BPT) - Testing by the University of Colorado Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering found that the Carrier® Infinity® air purifier with Captures & Kills® technology inactivates 99% of coronavirus trapped on the filter. Other third-party testing... Read More

Green and clean: Eco-friendly tips for a healthier home
(BPT) - With social distancing, remote work and digital learning the new reality, there's no question that time spent at home has significantly increased. Keeping spaces clean and healthy is a top priority particularly as we head into winter months. Creating a healthy home is easier than you think ... Read More

5 tips to support an addicted friend or loved one amidst pandemic-induced stress
(BPT) - When struggling with addiction, whether it's alcohol, opioids or prescription drugs, stress is a powerful trigger to start using again.Naturally, the onset and spread of COVID-19 has a ripple effect on just about every area of daily lives, and as a result, it's hard to find someone who's no... Read More

How a child's wish brings hope while fighting cancer during COVID-19
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People living with diabetes may feel more in control of their condition with the help of technology
(BPT) - In the United States today, more than 30 million people live with diabetes - a challenging condition that requires individuals to constantly, and diligently, manage their body's needs. Those who use insulin know that carefully logging glucose (blood sugar) readings is necessary for addressi... Read More

Making Music, Finding a Voice: New Technology Bridges the Gap Between Art and Music for Those with Epilepsy Who Struggle to Express Themselves Verbally
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How probiotics can support your pet’s health
(BPT) - You've probably heard the buzz about probiotics helping to support gut health for humans - but did you know that probiotics can also help support the health of your pet? It turns out that both dogs and cats can benefit from probiotics as a regular part of their overall healthy, nutrient-ric... Read More

Are you susceptible to pandemic-related anxiety?
(BPT) - Since the pandemic began, many have felt the effects on their mental health. The CDC reported in June that over 40% of Americans suffered an adverse mental or behavioral health condition, with anxiety and depressive disorders topping the list. By mid-July, 53% of U.S. adults said their ment... Read More

5 ways to salute moms and moms-to-be this National Diabetes Awareness Month
(BPT) - Moms are often the driving force behind their children's health, helping them make good choices and practice self-care so they grow into healthy adults. Diabetes can add a unique and full-time challenge to what is already a 24/7 job.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio... Read More

Seasonal allergies? 6 steps to help you sleep well
(BPT) - Having seasonal allergies is a struggle all day, both in the spring and fall, but for many it's evening when problems intensify. Runny nose, sneezing, itching, tossing and turning disrupt your ability to rest. Fortunately, with a few simple lifestyle changes to help keep fall allergies at b... Read More

A family approach to navigating biomarker-driven lung cancer
(BPT) - For the last few years, Jeff and his wife, Rhonda, have gone to their favorite vacation spot in Destin, Florida. This has become a valued tradition and something they look forward to each year. When they first started this tradition however, they weren't sure if they'd be able to continue f... Read More

Find Your Power and Buzz Through Life [Video]
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Quarantine fatigue? Use the power of play to engage kids and encourage learning
(BPT) - You love spending time at home with your kids, but you might not have anticipated just how much time this would be at the start of the pandemic. Now that cold weather is sweeping the nation, families will be at home and indoors even more. Fortunately, the magic of imaginative play not only ... Read More

65 or older? Learn how you can help protect your health this season
(BPT) - If you're a baby boomer, you've heard about the importance of getting your flu vaccine every year. However, you may be less familiar with how you can help protect yourself against other vaccine-preventable respiratory diseases like pneumococcal pneumonia.'Pneumococcal pneumonia is the most ... Read More

You may not know it, but your teen may be at risk for Meningitis B (MenB) [Infographic]
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Five Ways to Prioritize Vision This Diabetes Awareness Month
(BPT) - Fall marks a change of seasons and time for new and exciting activities with the ones you love. But what if you weren't able to experience the things you know and love about autumn, like the leaves changing color, due to vision loss?Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in... Read More

Recognizing how a change in schizophrenia treatment can help
(BPT) - Tim is like any other 26-year-old - he lives on his own and has a job. He is also one of the 2.8 million adults living with schizophrenia in the United States.For those in his small community, Tim may be the first person living with schizophrenia that they have ever met. According to Tim, i... Read More

Beyond beautiful: How plants improve mental and physical wellness
(BPT) - Flowers and plants are staples in many American homes, adding to the style and aesthetic of virtually any space. While the visual benefits of plants are widely embraced, many people are unaware of the ways plants can support mental and physical well-being, too."Plants offer countless benefi... Read More

Veterans Day 2020: A different time, and a time to make a difference
(BPT) - We hear a lot today about recognizing those people who have made a difference for our country and for our citizens. On Veterans Day, we recognize the many Americans who have made a profound impact on our nation and our future through their service in the U.S. military.In 1918, at the 11th h... Read More

Tips to help navigate health benefits open enrollment amid COVID-19
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted people nationwide to live differently, including new challenges when it comes to navigating the health system and accessing care.Whether people are enrolling in a health plan offered through an employer, state-based exchange or government-sponsored program... Read More

New technology bridges art & music for those struggling to express themselves verbally [Infographic]
(BPT) - Inspired by a 15-year-old girl named Riley, who is living with LGS and TSC, unspoken symphony is a web-based, image-recognition technology created for those who struggle to express themselves verbally, providing a new way for the epilepsy community to communicate and connect. After uploadin... Read More

HIV in the Latinx Community: Fueling Community-Driven Solutions to a Growing Health Crisis of Inequity
(BPT) - For more than four decades, the fight to end the HIV epidemic has raged on, ushering significant developments and innovations in treatment and care. However, progress has been uneven and fragile, illuminating major disparities in care and access to care that leave certain demographics dispr... Read More

Unmasking the protein gap. Coming face-to-face with food insecurity in America [Infographic]
(BPT) - Hunger has reached new heights. During this critical time, 1 in 6 people could face hunger in 2020, according to Feeding America estimates. And protein is in short supply: With food banks seeking 140+ million pounds of protein this summer, the need is at an all-time high. To help address th... Read More

5 safety tips for medications in your home
(BPT) - Did you know that 70,980 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2019? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that figure, citing over 194 drug-related deaths in the U.S. every day last year. And unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the dangers posed by mis... Read More

3 ways being a label reader helps protect people and the planet
(BPT) - We've all seen people reading the labels of food, beverage and supplement packaging to look at the ingredients and nutrition facts - chances are you have, too. More than ever, shoppers are looking at labels to make sure products match up with their values, whether it's protecting people or ... Read More

Expert tips to save money during Medicare open enrollment
(BPT) - For most people enrolled in Medicare, the annual open enrollment period from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 is the only time you can make changes to your existing Medicare coverage. Whether you're satisfied or dissatisfied with your coverage, this is the time to explore your options as there may be... Read More

Headlight savings time: Switch today, see better tonight.
(BPT) - Daylight saving time is coming to an end, but Headlight Savings Time is just starting.Headlight Savings Time is an annual campaign sponsored by Sylvania, a leading aftermarket automotive brand with more than 100 years of industry experience, to remind drivers that headlights, just like brak... Read More

What you need to know about the cancer-diabetes connection
(BPT) - There are more connections between diabetes and cancer than you'd expect. Research suggests the two can be intimately related - with some cancer treatments putting patients at risk for insulin dependence, and type 2 diabetes greatly increasing a person's susceptibility to cancer.Because can... Read More

What to know about advanced lung cancer: testing, diagnosis, treatment and next steps [Infographic]
(BPT) - If you have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer or are at increased risk, having accurate information about early detection, treatment options and next steps is critical in the fight against the disease.... Read More

4 tips for restoring sensitive, irritated, dry skin
(BPT) - Beautiful, healthy-looking skin is a reflection of overall good health. But it's not just a question of how your skin looks - how it feels is just as important. If your skin is sensitive, you may experience symptoms that make you feel uncomfortable.How do you know if you have sensitive skin... Read More

3 fire safety tips that could save your life
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Understanding Metastatic RET Fusion-Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer [Infographic]
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Understanding EGFR Mutations in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) [Infographic]
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Driving Program for Teens and Parents Created to Save Lives [Video]
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Making music, finding a voice: New technology bridges the gap between art and music for those with epilepsy who struggle to express themselves verbally [Video]
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5 at-home habits that can cause new discomforts
(BPT) - Now more than ever, Americans are spending extended periods of time at home. From sitting for long hours working and logging more time in front of the TV, to uncontrollable snacking and changing bathroom habits, the behavioral changes resulting from more time at home are impacting overall h... Read More

5 ways to reinvent your scrambled eggs
(BPT) - Easy to make, packed with nutrients and great for the entire family, scrambled eggs are a breakfast staple in households across the country. While the classic scramble is a great go-to, these days you might be looking to jazz things up a bit. You can excite taste buds with interesting addit... Read More

4 Things to Know When Shopping for a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
(BPT) - About 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day and by 2050, seniors will represent more than 20% of the population.[i] If you are 65 or older, staying healthy is more important than ever. One step includes picking a Medicare prescription drug plan during Open Enrollment, which began Oct. 15.If yo... Read More

5 things to know about having joint replacement surgery during COVID-19
(BPT) - If you're suffering from joint pain and considering a joint replacement, you're not alone. Chronic, debilitating pain that requires joint replacement affects nearly one in four adults in the United States, according to the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative.[1] But unfortunately, many people wa... Read More

Toothbrush tips: How to get a professional clean feeling at home [Video]
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5 Affordable Anti-Aging Tips from a Celebrity Dermatologist
(BPT) - With all the changes that have occurred this year, it's not surprising that women everywhere have been reassessing their skincare routines. Spending more time at home has spurred a focus on overall skin health and rituals to smooth out lines and wrinkles - and they want convenient solutions... Read More

How Technology Is Helping People Better Manage Diabetes During COVID-19
(BPT) - The impact of COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our everyday lives, particularly for those living with a chronic condition like diabetes. Even under normal circumstances, managing diabetes can be difficult, but with the added challenges of the pandemic, access to medical care, medication... Read More

New normal, same cancer [Infographic]
(BPT) - COVID-19 has disrupted cancer care, including an alarming decline in preventive screens. Learn more.... Read More

Healthy Habits That Will Stick: How One Comedian is Making (Positive) Changes During an Unprecedented Time
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From Bedridden to Ironman: My Journey with Crohn’s Disease
(BPT) - He was nearing the end of the race, but Brian Greenberg thought he couldn't possibly finish. He had a stomach cramp and his lungs were begging him to stop. At that point, he had done a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and was in the last leg of his 26.2-mile run. It had been over 15 ... Read More

Generic and Biosimilar Prescriptions Mean Smooth Sailing and Big Savings for Americans of All Ages
(BPT) - Now that Rich Lichty is semi-retired, he loves to go boating on the Chesapeake Bay. His 15-year-old boat is equipped with a diving board to entice the grandchildren.Watch Rich's VideoRich Lichty, 72, from Laurel, MD, takes a generic medicine for his blood pressure.Rich takes a generic drug ... Read More

Grieving mom urges parents to promise to get flu vaccinations
(BPT) - Two-year-old Reese Pena was an energetic, healthy toddler loved dearly by her entire family when her life was tragically cut short by the flu. Now, her mom is urging other parents to make a promise to vaccinate their families this year and every year.Reese became ill with what her family as... Read More

What to know about higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (HR-MDS) [Infographic]
(BPT) - Sponsored by Takeda OncologyMDS is a rare cancer that is not commonly discussed, and is often referred to as a disorder or condition.In recognition of MDS World Awareness Day, here are three key things to know about MDS:What is MDS?MDS is a rare form of bone marrow cancer.1 There are 14,000... Read More

Navigating a new normal: Health and safety tips for kids in sports
(BPT) - This year when it comes to youth sports, seasons have shifted, practices may look different and competitions may be postponed, all of which have been difficult for kids who simply want to enjoy their time on and off the field, court, rink, mat or pool deck. As parents navigate this new norm... Read More

4 helpful ways to start social justice conversations
(BPT) - As several recent events have amplified issues of social injustice, more and more people are starting and participating in conversations on how to make the world a better place. While these conversations may be difficult at times, it's critically important to have them.'Together we must cre... Read More

Tips for surviving the Medicare annual enrollment period
(BPT) - Annual enrollment for Medicare ends Dec. 7, so now is the time to check your plan and update coverage for the coming year. While many people stick to the same plan they have used in the past, subtle changes can leave you second guessing what is best for your personal situation.Some of the m... Read More

For women with ovarian cancer, early communication is key
(BPT) - At first thought, it would appear that Cherie, age 50 from Chicago, Illinois, and Leanne, age 62 from White Plains, New York, don't have much in common. Cherie enjoys exploring the outdoors and traveling with her husband, while Leanne, a financial advisor, enjoys making jewelry, cooking and... Read More

Food prices: Why they’re rising and how to save
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has affected food prices more than nearly any other part of the household budget. In April, the Food-at-Home Consumer Price Index increased 2.7%, which was the largest monthly jump since 1974. From June 2019 to June 2020, food prices are up 5.6%. Why is this happening,... Read More

Stress making you queasy? 5 tips that can help
(BPT) - Face it, this is a stressful time. Everyone is coping with a lot - from anxiety about the pandemic and financial worries to stress around work and family schedules, and so much more. According to a CDC survey this June, over 30% of the respondents reported symptoms of an anxiety or depressi... Read More

Ed’s story: Everyone with ALS counts
(BPT) - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells. It first gained national attention as Lou Gehrig's disease, named after the famous baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS in 1939. To date, the cause of ALS is unknown, and there is still n... Read More

Recovered COVID-19 patient urges others to participate in clinical trials
(BPT) - Earlier this year, 55-year-old Marc Baranski, his wife, Lynn, and their two kids traveled from their home in Princeton, New Jersey, to visit family in Florida. Unfortunately, upon returning, the entire family developed symptoms of COVID-19.While his wife and kids recovered relatively quickl... Read More

Getting Candid About Lung Cancer Diagnosis in the Age of COVID-19
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant disruption in cancer care and treatment.1 As the leading cause of cancer death in the US, the potential impact on lung cancer is especially alarming.2,3 Recent studies predict a significant increase in the number of cancer deaths over the next ... Read More

62% of teens experiencing COVID-19 related disruption in driver education/licensing [Infographic]
(BPT) - Michelin North America, Inc. partnered with Governors Highway Safety Association to provide resources to parents during National Teen Driver Safety Week.A newly released survey of parents reveals that many teens are experiencing a COVID-19 related disruption in driver education/licensing, b... Read More

New program through the pharmacy helps people with diabetes save on blood sugar testing supplies
(BPT) - When it comes to managing diabetes, people living with this chronic condition know it is all about blood sugar. If blood sugar levels get too high or too low, it can drastically alter mood, well-being, and even long-term health.Checking blood sugar levels is an everyday fact of life for peo... Read More

Just the facts: Dispelling common myths about glaucoma
(BPT) - Glaucoma. It's a sneaky disease that usually strikes without warning. More than three million people in the United States have it - but only half know they do. Left untreated, glaucoma can lead to progressive vision loss and irreversible blindness. While a diagnosis of glaucoma can be scary... Read More

Take Back Your Bones: Simple Steps and Recipes to Strengthen Your Bones
(BPT) - Did you know that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men globally will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture? In fact, an osteoporotic fracture is estimated to occur every 3 seconds. That's nearly 8.9 million fractures annually, but the good news is there are many ways to help prevent osteoporosis befo... Read More

5 Things to Know About Severe Eosinophilic Asthma – Why All Asthma Is Not the Same
(BPT) - This content was sponsored by GSK. If you have asthma, even if you are taking your medications, you still may be worried about your next attack.It's important to know that not all asthma is the same - elevated eosinophil levels may be a key differentiating factor. Eosinophils are white bloo... Read More

A College Student’s Crash Course in Managing Plaque Psoriasis
(BPT) - In the spring of 2016, Kate was excitedly preparing for the rites of passage most high school seniors look forward to - prom, graduation, turning 18 and getting ready for college. What she wasn't preparing for was a chronic illness diagnosis.It started out as a small patch of dry skin on Ka... Read More

What you need to know to prepare for a low blood sugar emergency
(BPT) - When Alejandra Marquez was 12 years old, she suddenly started to scream during an otherwise typical Sunday church service. There was a loud buzzing that only she could hear, and she soon began to have trouble standing.'It sounded like a mosquito loudly humming in my ear,' Marquez said. 'It ... Read More

4 ways you can help support veterans
(BPT) - According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 30% of American military veterans experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning home from combat. Yet only about 40% of those individuals ever seek help.Service dogs are proving to help military veterans suffering from... Read More

Wellness lifestyle expert shares tips for fitness and self-care during this fall season [Video]
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Is your ‘peehavior’ ramping up? You may have an overactive bladder
(BPT) - If you're over the age of 40 and heading to the bathroom with increasing urgency and frequency or trying to avoid leakage, you could be experiencing symptoms of overactive bladder or 'OAB'.[1],2 Urgency (feeling like you can't make it to the toilet in time), frequency (having to pee more th... Read More

Overcoming the stigma of addiction is key to treatment
(BPT) - Addiction is a chronic but treatable medical condition. Often unintentionally, many people still talk about addiction in ways that are stigmatizing-meaning they use words that can portray someone with a substance use disorder in a shameful way, which may discourage them from seeking treatme... Read More

3 surprising foods that fuel your immune system
(BPT) - Cold and flu season, combined with an ongoing pandemic, is motivating many Americans to do everything possible to support immune health. Fortunately, simple lifestyle habits, like a healthy diet, can make a big difference in strengthening the body's defense system. But what foods are best -... Read More

Expert advice for healthy cooking inspiration
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4 ideas for a Celebration of Remembrance after COVID
(BPT) - If you lost a loved one during the pandemic, you were likely unable to hold the kind of memorial service you would have wanted to honor that special person. Funeral services are an essential part of the grieving process and help bring closure during some of life's darkest moments. Thousands... Read More

Worried about the COVID learning slide? 4 steps parents can take
(BPT) - School is so unpredictable this year, it's hard not to worry about the what ifs. What if my child falls behind due to distance learning? What if my kids have trouble getting back to in-person learning? It's an anxious time for many parents.In fact, a recent Understood/YouGov survey of 2,000... Read More

3 things you need to know about biomarker testing and genetic mutations in breast cancer
(BPT) - This year alone an estimated 276,000 women and 2,620 men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. While breast cancer continues to impact a significant number of people each year, scientific advancements have led to more personalized treatment options. Researchers have dev... Read More

Take on your acne
(BPT) - If you're one of the 85% of teens or young adults suffering from acne, you know how tough it can be. Having acne can sometimes make you self-conscious, affecting your social life and self-esteem.It can be especially difficult if you have 'severe recalcitrant nodular acne' - often referred t... Read More

How Understanding a Common Virus May Help Treat Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
(BPT) - Sponsored by Atara BiotherapeuticsMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic unpredictable neurological autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1 million adults in the U.S.1 In MS, the immune system mistakenly attacks the central nervous system (CNS) which can affect a person's muscle contro... Read More

‘I never got to say goodbye’: The heartbreak of losing a child to a vaccine-preventable disease
(BPT) - 'I received a phone call one day that devastated my life forever. My son, Nico, had been diagnosed with meningococcal disease, and was at the hospital for only eight minutes before losing consciousness. He never woke up - and as a father, I never got to say goodbye.'GSK spokesperson and men... Read More

‘Meningococcal disease almost killed my healthy daughter’: One mother’s story
(BPT) - 'I got the call every parent fears. My daughter, Jamie, was in the hospital and I needed to get there immediately. When I got to the hospital, Jamie was already in an induced coma - fighting to survive,' said GSK spokesperson and meningitis advocate Patsy Schanbaum.Jamie had been diagnosed ... Read More

Americans share hopeful stories of recovery from opioid use disorder
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Simple Ways to Keep Indoor Air Fresh [Infographic]
(BPT) - With people continuing to spend more time at home right now, being proactive about indoor air quality is more essential than ever. Consider these steps to help maintain fresher air and a cleaner environment.... Read More

Dentist offers tips for a less spooky Halloween
(BPT) - While Halloween will be different this year, you'll still likely be enjoying all your favorite Halloween candies - at least from the comfort of your own home. And face it, it's not just kids who like to indulge in sweet treats.While enjoying your favorite sticky candy and sugary chocolate b... Read More

America’s egg farmers donate record-breaking 46 million eggs to food banks
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Suicide Prevention: Asking a Few Simple Questions Can Save a Life [Video]
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5 do's and don’ts of fire safety
(BPT) - A fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds, and a small flame can turn into a major fire rapidly. With Americans spending more time at home than ever before, it is important to be ready before disaster strikes. To ensure your family is prepared for the unexpected, make sure you k... Read More

Have High Blood Pressure? Know This About Your OTC Medications [Infographic]
(BPT) - According to the American Heart Association, nasal decongestants in common cold medicines may raise blood pressure. If you or a loved one has high blood pressure, choosing a cold remedy should not be automatic. Talk to your doctor about what the best product may be for you. For more informa... Read More

5 tips that help simplify health insurance open enrollment
(BPT) - As many people head to the polls to cast their vote in the 2020 presidential election, there is another important decision millions of Americans will make: choosing their health care coverage for 2021.Open enrollment season is here, a time when millions of Americans across the country will ... Read More

To Avert “Twindemic” Doctors Urge Public to Get Flu Shot Early [Video]
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How to take your muscle strength further
(BPT) - Even if you work out regularly, chances are you'd like to see more results in terms of muscle strength and tone. It's easy to get stuck in an exercise rut, where you keep doing the same thing and don't see much improvement. Feel like you're hitting a plateau?If you want real results and jus... Read More

How to do laundry during COVID-19: Do's and dont's
(BPT) - Good laundry practices in the home are more important than ever. Recommendations from the North American Cleaning and Sanitization Expert Panel, which recently convened in a workshop hosted by the University of Arizona, offer guidelines to help reduce the spread of infections and illness wh... Read More

Joint pain? What are you waiting for?
(BPT) - With one in four adults in the U.S. suffering from chronic joint pain, the recent restrictions on elective surgeries due to COVID-19 have been particularly difficult.[1]This is especially true for those in need of joint replacement procedures, who are often suffering greatly as they await s... Read More

Secure Your Life: Solutions that Help You Feel Safe and Secure
(BPT) - Now more than ever, Americans are searching for ways to protect themselves and their family members and provide some peace of mind. Whether you are looking to update your computer's anti-virus software, purchase a home security system, or schedule your annual medical appointments, if you're... Read More

New ways to save more with your FSA or HSA
(BPT) - If you currently have a flexible spending arrangement (FSA) or a health savings account (HSA) through your employer, you probably appreciate knowing that you have some pre-tax savings stashed away in case you need them for a healthcare expense. FSAs and HSAs aim to provide convenient, affor... Read More

4 things you need to know about Hepatitis C
(BPT) - Here's something to be aware of, especially during October, which is Liver Awareness Month: your Hepatitis C (hep C) status. In the United States, there are many people who have hep C and don't know it. In an update to their guidelines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) n... Read More

Digital clinical trials could lead to new, more effective therapies
(BPT) - As the world waits for the approval and release of a COVID-19 vaccine, many are learning about the historically lengthy and arduous procedures required to conduct clinical trials.For decades, the clinical trial process has remained largely untouched by new digital technologies, limiting the... Read More

Multigenerational households provide outstanding benefits during COVID-19 & beyond
(BPT) - Eighty-two percent of multigenerational families say that living together has increased their bonds among family members, according to a study published by Generations United. As COVID-19 has led to increased hardships throughout the United States, many families have taken the opportunity t... Read More

Taking NSAIDs for arthritis pain relief? Make sure you know the risks
(BPT) - You or someone you know well likely suffers from arthritis, joint inflammation that, per the CDC, affects an estimated 54 million people in the United States, or 23% of all adults.1 Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Many physicians suggest O... Read More

Everyone Can Take Action on Metastatic Breast Cancer Today
(BPT) - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month is not just about making people aware of metastatic breast cancer and celebrating survivors, it is also about taking action so we can improve the lives of people living with breast cancer.Despite all our advances, about 42,000 peo... Read More

Domestic Violence Shelters Helping Survivors Heal With Their Pets [Infographic]
(BPT) - Pets are family. They provide unconditional love and support. Unfortunately, many crucial resources for victims of domestic abuse don't factor in their pets, creating a heartbreaking dilemma. Stay in an abusive situation, or leave a pet behind. That's why Purina partnered with RedRover to c... Read More

Heart Attacks and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know [Infographic]
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Is it safe to travel during a pandemic?
(BPT) - According to the CDC, traveling safely during a global pandemic comes down to two basic things: avoiding close contact with strangers and following a few common-sense precautions.With much of the United States slowly easing travel restrictions, research from the U.S. Travel Association reve... Read More

Knowledge is power: Why genetic testing is essential for patients with acute myeloid leukemia
(BPT) - Roughly 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States in 2020, according to the National Cancer Institute.[1] Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)-the most common type of acute leukemia-is an aggressive blood cancer characterized by the rapid growth of cells that accumulate ... Read More

Shedding light on a rare bile duct cancer for the second annual Rare Cancer Day
(BPT) - While there is growing public awareness about cancer in general, there are many types of cancer that are not well known or are misunderstood.On September 30, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and its Rare Cancer Coalition are spearheading the second annual Rare Cancer Day.... Read More

The top 5 trends driving Gen Z and millennial culture right now
(BPT) - Memes, stans and DMs, oh my.If your knowledge of the digital generation ends there - or if none of those words meant anything to you - this article is for you.Advertisers are trying to understand them, thought leaders are desperate to reach them, and brands are bending over backward to appe... Read More

Life insurance 101: Your guide to getting the right coverage
(BPT) - Life constantly changes and no one can predict the future, which is why life insurance offers peace of mind that your loved ones are protected financially should anything happen to you. There are many life insurance options available, which is beneficial because that means you can find the ... Read More

Health coverage can set up young students for success
(BPT) - As a new school year kicks into gear, many students - and their families - are adjusting to a different learning environment. While back-to-school preparations this year may include setting up space for virtual learning at home, going back to the classroom, or a combination model, they shou... Read More

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