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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 grilling safety tips for the master (or amateur) BBQ’er
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Natural solutions for pesky mosquitoes
(BPT) - Gatherings with family and friends are back! Also back? Mosquitoes and other flying insects that annoy, irritate and generally make outdoor activities less enjoyable for everyone. Fortunately, there are simple and effective ways to keep bugs at bay and the outdoor adventures going strong."Y... Read More

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

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

Rethink ADHD Drug Holidays
(BPT) - Getting back into the swing of things for this year's return to school may be a challenge after more than 18 months away, and even more so for children living with ADHD. But caregiver concerns about ADHD are not just limited to the school year. Some parents and/or caregivers opt for a 'medi... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

Expert tips: Foods to support a healthier, more active lifestyle
(BPT) - As the country is opening back up, maintaining health and wellness is top of mind for many. Getting up and moving your body regularly is an important aspect of healthy living, but it can be challenging to muster up the energy to kick off a new exercise plan. Fortunately, there are a variety... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benefits of support groups for people with paralysis and their caregivers
(BPT) - There are many challenges to living with paralysis. Whether you have paralysis yourself or are caring for someone who does, it can feel overwhelming and isolating at times. Support groups can make a big difference in helping you feel connected and understood.Virtual support groups are a goo... Read More

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

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

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

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

Why a personal emergency response system is crucial for aging in place
(BPT) - With more people than ever choosing to age in place - that is, continuing to live in their own homes - medical alert devices and modifications to make seniors' homes safer and more accessible don't have to break the bank. Installing ramps, railings, and ensuring medication adherence are sim... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

Protect Your Hearing When Life Gets Loud
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COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns: 6 Things You Need to Know
(BPT) - COVID-19 vaccines are authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for widespread use for those who are eligible. But while vaccines are now more accessible, vaccination rates are slowing across the country.The seven-day average of first doses administered continues to decline[... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Long COVID patients need connection and social support
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has had more impact on the world than could have been imagined. One unexpected impact is the long-term symptoms some people experience for weeks or months after recovering from the disease, a syndrome called long COVID. Researchers estimate 10% to 30% of people who con... Read More

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

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

Whole grains are good for you, but what about the other grains?
(BPT) - As most Americans have heard by now, whole grains are good for us - dietary guidance tells us to 'make half our grains whole,' cereal boxes and bread bags tout their whole grain goodness, and news headlines repeat the message.Whole grains do provide health benefits - for example, the dietar... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why it's important to discuss organ donation with the whole family
(BPT) - For many people, raising a child is one of life's greatest adventures. If your child is healthy and happy, you're a lucky parent. Not all families are so fortunate. Of more than 100,000 people on the national organ transplant waiting list, more than 1,900 are children, over a third of them ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3 exercise tips to better your mental and physical well-being
(BPT) - Physical and mental wellness are equally important and often intertwined, given many people take part in activities that simultaneously enhance both categories of health. However, the everyday demands of life paired with challenges during the pandemic have caused people to de-prioritize the... Read More

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

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

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3 ways you can help survivors of domestic violence and their pets
There's nothing more meaningful than the unbreakable bond people share with their pets and the joy they bring every day. Now is a great time to take the opportunity to help both pets and people in need, specifically those impacted by domestic violence. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience so... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fighting for time with ALS
(BPT) - When Phil Green, a husband and father to four children, was diagnosed with ALS in 2018, he decided he was going to dedicate his life to advocating for other people and families affected by the disease. It's something he believes his life prior to diagnosis had prepared him to do, so there w... Read More

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

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

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

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Are you familiar with some of the symptoms of AFib, a condition that increases risk of stroke by ~5x?
(BPT) - Did you know that symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, chest pain, or light headedness could be indicators of a potentially serious condition?1 Although these symptoms could be perceived as minor, they could be due to atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, or another condition. AFib is t... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

Rough allergy season? How to keep symptoms at bay
(BPT) - Feeling itchy, sneezy and congested? If you or a family member find your allergies are worse this year - or if you have allergy symptoms for the first time - you are not alone. The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America reports over 50 million people suffer from allergies nationwide, and ... Read More

Why now is the time to talk to your allergy specialist about ragweed
(BPT) - Spring has sprung, and for many of us, that means the start of bothersome allergy symptoms. In fact, between 30 and 60 million Americans are affected by environmental allergies each year,[1] making it one of the leading causes of chronic disease in the U.S. Allergies are caused by the body'... Read More

How disability insurance can help you protect what matters most
(BPT) - As we begin to transition out of the pandemic, it's important to consider steps that can help provide you and your loved ones a more stable financial future. Just consider that 41% of U.S. employees are living paycheck to paycheck right now, and the same number of employees don't feel in co... Read More

5 fun - and delicious - ways to boost your wellness routine
(BPT) - Want to revamp your wellness routine, but don't know where to start? You may think adopting a healthier lifestyle means only discipline and deprivation, but in fact it's more likely you'll maintain a new wellness regimen if you create healthy habits you actually enjoy.Here are five simple w... Read More

The dramatic impact of light on health, mood, focus and more
(BPT) - The sun goes up; the sun goes down. When it's too dark, you flip on a switch. When it's time for bed, you turn it off. Most people don't put much thought into the role that light plays in their life, thinking of it in a solely functional manner. However, research shows that the benefits of ... Read More

One nurse’s message to sickle cell disease patients during COVID-19: Get the care you need and deserve
(BPT) - As a nurse practitioner traveling the country to help fill the ongoing nursing shortage, Lakesha Dickerson has had a front-row seat to the COVID-19 pandemic. But Dickerson has viewed the pandemic through another lens, too - she is a Black woman living with sickle cell disease (SCD).When she... Read More

One woman’s story of dealing with bipolar disorder and uncontrolled movement symptoms
(BPT) - Carol Conn's bipolar disorder went undiagnosed for 10 years, and it wasn't until she was in her mid-40s that she experienced a psychotic episode and was admitted into the hospital.[i] 'I was imagining all sorts of crazy things,' she said. 'I thought a friend of mine was watching me by satel... Read More

What every parent should know about autism
(BPT) - Shortly after Selena's son Zamar was born, she noticed that while he loved to play with his magnet blocks and blow bubbles, he wasn't making eye contact or reacting to the world around him. Selena decided to speak to a friend who recommended having Zamar screened for autism. That hunch prov... Read More

When Feeling Dizzy Should Raise Health Concerns
(BPT) - While on a family vacation in Europe, Keith suddenly felt lightheaded and fell in the bathroom. At the time, he didn't think much of it. Years later, he and his wife were renovating a bathroom in their house, and he fell down the stairs after getting lightheaded. He was lucky enough not to ... Read More

5 eczema body care tips from a trusted top dermatologist
(BPT) - As summer approaches, it's time to get outside and bask in the warmth and sunshine. But it's not easy to bare your body when you have eczema. Those with eczema-prone skin know the signs and symptoms - the itchiness, redness and dryness that indicates a flare-up. Nothing can be more irritati... Read More

Considerations for Maintaining Stability in Bipolar-I Disorder
(BPT) - This article is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck.In the United States, an estimated 4.8 million adults are or will be diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder, otherwise known as BP-I, at some point in their life. BP-I is a serious, chronic mental illness that generall... Read More

Home product-related injuries: 5 tips for staying safer
(BPT) - While overall visits to hospital emergency rooms have dropped since the COVID-19 pandemic began, visits to the ER for certain product-related injuries have risen over the past year. According to a new report, some types of risks for injury have actually increased since most Americans starte... Read More

Debunked: 5 Common Myths about Clinical Trials
(BPT) - People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Some are healthy volunteers who want to contribute to moving science forward, and others are coping with an illness or disease and want to receive the newest treatment options and additional care from clinical staff. Yet hesita... Read More

Children living in poverty are still recovering from the pandemic: 3 impactful ways you can help
(BPT) - As state and federal guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) begins to ease, there is cautious optimism building across the country. It seems that for many, the "end' is finally in sight as we look to get back to a sense of normalcy.Though for many, specifically c... Read More

Health hacks for living life to the fullest
(BPT) - It's hard to keep up with the latest health and wellness trends, especially with so much conflicting information out there. In reality, one way to help navigate which approach to health and wellness is right for you is as simple as understanding the science behind giving your body what it n... Read More

The 4 Life Skills Kids Learn from Kundalini Yoga Class
(BPT) - A growing number of children are practicing yoga. In 2012, 3.1% of American children were taking yoga classes, and that number more than doubled to 8.4% in 2018. With many schools and parents embracing at-home yoga classes to give kids a physical outlet during distance learning, it's safe t... Read More

When It’s More Than Just Your Parkinson’s
(BPT) - While Parkinson's Disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative conditions second only to Alzheimer's, one might assume that the disease is well understood. Many people recognize the motor symptoms of Parkinson's, like tremors at rest, loss of balance and difficulty moving, but t... Read More

Why would millions at risk of heart attack or stroke be prescribed medications not proven to reduce cardiovascular risk on top of statins?
(BPT) - As the world looks with hope to the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, there lies another ongoing health crisis that, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), kills more Americans than anything else: heart disease. In the last year, heart disease claimed more than 690,000 li... Read More

Did you know? Smoke alarms don’t last forever
(BPT) - When is the last time you replaced your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms? Smoke and CO alarms are critical elements of home safety. Yet, many people overlook replacing their batteries - or even the alarms themselves. Fire safety experts have linked the incidence of fatal fires to the a... Read More

COVID-19 led to homeowners prioritizing outdoor living
(BPT) - Green spaces have always been a welcome addition to a home, but the COVID-19 pandemic elevated people's view on these areas from a nice-to-have to a necessity. Accessing a lawn or patio area allowed people to escape the extended indoor quarantine, but still feel safe at home. This welcome r... Read More

How you can help kids in foster care
(BPT) - Did you know there are almost 437,000 children and youth in foster care? According to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, 45% of foster children are living in non-relative foster family homes, and they may spend an average of 20 months in foster care. The average age of ... Read More

Ways to get back into the 'getting ready' vibe
(BPT) - How long has it been since you got to indulge in your favorite getting ready routine before a fun night out? For over a year now, many simple pleasures have been put on hold - like going out to places you love, celebrating special occasions and even just hanging out with your friends. You m... Read More

Rich Heritage and Unique Experiences Inspire Success for Three Asian-American Entrepreneurs
(BPT) - Three Asian-American entrepreneurs who have channeled their rich heritage and unique experiences into success are now using their voices, creativity and care to give back to their communities in inspiring ways. In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Target is ... Read More

Racial Health Disparities a National Crisis [Video]
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The 4 best ways to protect your eyes this summer
(BPT) - A lot of people take their eyesight for granted, but eyesight allows you to connect to your surroundings, keeps you safe and helps you maintain mental clarity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 12 million Americans have vision problems. If you ... Read More

Going remote permanently? 5 essentials for a successful work-from-home environment
(BPT) - As the pandemic began, many professionals quickly switched from working in the office to working from home. What started as a tentative few weeks turned into a few months and now over a year later, many people are still working remotely. Furthermore, at increasing rates companies are transi... Read More

The Mommy Shower trend is the perfect way to shower moms-to-be with love
(BPT) - Whether it's a first child or she's been pregnant before, expecting a baby is an exciting journey. As the due date nears, that anticipation grows and friends and family enjoy sharing in the anticipation. Baby showers are the most common tradition for celebrating motherhood, but unfortunatel... Read More

Are Lifestyle Changes Enough to Lower Your Cholesterol?
(BPT) - Pam and her husband always lived a very busy lifestyle, even in retirement. They spent their time boating, fishing and enjoying the company of their children and grandchildren. Pam couldn't wait to watch her grandchildren grow up, go to college and become successful in life. She assumed tha... Read More

4 Tips to Give Your Immune System a Boost
(BPT) - A strong immune system is essential to help the body fight disease. Some aspects of immunity are beyond our control, such as age. However, it turns out that some common habits that contribute to overall health and wellness may also help give your immune system a boost. Read on to find out f... Read More

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic represents an enormous threat to public health and an extreme challenge to physicians. The American Medical Association (AMA) has closely monitored the global outbreak of COVID-19 and compiled the most frequently asked questions from patients about the COVID-19 vaccine... Read More

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DXA scans: The important bone density screening you shouldn’t delay
(BPT) - Most people have heard of osteoporosis, but many people don't put much thought into their own bone health. However, in the United States, 54 million people age 50 and over either have or are at risk of developing osteoporosis, a silent systemic disease characterized by low bone mass, accord... Read More

The lowdown on gynecological health [Infographic]
(BPT) - More than ever, there is a wealth of information available on gynecological health right at a woman's fingertips - specifically on social media feeds. From questionable at-home remedies to conflicting information on feminine hygiene and care - sometimes it's hard to know what the right self... Read More

6 facts women need to know about giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic
(BPT) - Giving birth is stressful enough. Adding a pandemic to the mix has only increased anxiety among today's moms-to-be. While it's true that aspects of labor and delivery may look different than they did prior to COVID-19, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) says the goal remains th... Read More

Over 40? Three things to know about your vision
(BPT) - Dinner menus, smartphones and computer screens are all things you encounter daily. But have you noticed that since turning 40, you're having issues seeing them clearly? If you've found yourself holding the menu at arm's distance, increasing your phone's font size to read text messages, or t... Read More

Living with Rosacea? What you need to know about new advanced laser treatments
(BPT) - The red facial flushing and blushing of rosacea are the hallmarks of this chronic skin condition that can cause much distress and self-consciousness if not treated. Over 16 million Americans suffer from the signs and symptoms of rosacea, according to the National Rosacea Society (NRS), and ... Read More

Pet food from source to bowl: Sustainably-minded, traceable and fully pet-approved
(BPT) - Sustainable ingredient sourcing and traceability are driving factors for many of our buying decisions, whether it's what we eat, how we furnish our homes, what we wear, and now even what we feed our pets.According to a new survey from Purina, 92 percent of pet owners are interested in learn... Read More

The real deal from a top NYC dermatologist on spring and summer skincare
(BPT) - As days are getting longer and temperatures are heating up, people are enjoying more time outdoors and this requires updating skincare routines for the months ahead. During the spring and summer, people are exposed to stronger UV rays from the sun and for longer periods of time, which makes... Read More

Upgrade Your Wellness Routine with Massy Arias
(BPT) - With 2020 being a wild year to say the least, many of us found ourselves falling into unhealthy habits. While we understand that transitioning into a new normal and shaking off those familiar practices may be tough, know that the first step to a happier, healthier you can start with smart s... Read More

Going green: 5 tips to create an eco-friendly home
(BPT) - With sustainable practices top of mind and a revived shift toward conscious consumption, Americans everywhere are seeking ways to lead a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle. From saving water to reducing energy usage, these are the top five ways to go green for the environment and your... Read More

Need a financial checkup? Try these 4 tips
(BPT) - Springtime has finally arrived and for many that means engaging in a little spring cleaning. Traditionally, this entails a deep home cleaning - scrubbing the windows, dusting the furniture, steam-cleaning the carpets, storing winter boots and outerwear, sorting and donating unused or old cl... Read More

Creative ways apples can elevate your next brunch
(BPT) - Brunch is the perfect pairing of morning delights and mid-day favorites. Whether celebrating holidays, anniversaries, friendships or simply a sunny Sunday, brunch is guaranteed to satisfy and bring smiles.'From making pancakes with the kids on Saturday mornings to frittatas and mimosas with... Read More

Running a mile a day doesn’t keep shingles away: Why healthy adults are at risk for shingles
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5 Facts You Should Know About Leukemia
(BPT) - Heather, of Yorba Linda, California, was diagnosed with a form of leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), in late 2017. One morning, when she woke up extremely pale and covered with bruises, she sought medical help to see what was wrong. After contacting her doctor, who ran her bloodwork an... Read More

Fraud Watch: Avoiding COVID-19 Related Medicare Scams
(BPT) - Medicare fraud is not a new issue and long predates the pandemic, but during times of crisis, scammers often get more aggressive and creative with targeting seniors. Scammers have taken ample advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by offering Medicare beneficiaries fraudulent services, resource... Read More

Myth busters: Common pediatric dentist misconceptions
(BPT) - As with everything, there is myth and truth. Pediatric dentistry is certainly no exception and when it comes to navigating oral health care for your child's teeth and gums, there are many misconceptions and myths.Even during the pandemic, many families have questions when it comes to the ca... Read More

Why Can’t I Get Pregnant? 5 Possible Reasons, According to a Fertility Expert
(BPT) - If you're having trouble getting or staying pregnant, know that you're not alone. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, CCRM Fertility - a global pioneer in fertility treatment, science, and research - is empowering prospective parents with information to help positively impact t... Read More

7 tips to avoid distracted driving
(BPT) - It is estimated that 81% of drivers read and type text messages while driving, 70% use social media while driving and 50% say their smartphone is essential for getting around, according to AT&T It Can Wait.What can you do to keep the roads safe by limiting distractions?1) Use your phone... Read More

Senior safety campaign in response to rising senior fire deaths
(BPT) - U.S. Fire Administration data shows since January, more than 285 older adults (age 55 and older) have died in house fires, accounting for more than 53% of known fire deaths in the U.S. By age 65, people are 2.5 times more likely (or 4 times more likely for those age 85 and older) to be kill... Read More

Getting Kids Started with Yoga: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
(BPT) - The stresses of the past year have many adults turning to yoga. Many first step on the mat with a desire for stress relief, flexibility and physical activity, but soon discover that the benefits of yoga go beyond what drew them to the practice in the first place. Two-thirds of yoga students... Read More

A fire starts in a residential home every 86 seconds. Are you prepared?
(BPT) - You check your alarms regularly and practice your emergency escape plan - but are you overlooking an essential component of home safety? Having fire extinguishers - and knowing how to use them - is important to help ensure your home and family are prepared for the unexpected.'A fire starts ... Read More

How to support your well-being during challenging times
(BPT) - During difficult times like this past year, it's more important than ever to safeguard your health and invest in your self-care. With the physical, mental, and emotional challenges everyone has been facing, it's no surprise many people are rethinking their wellness routines. Implementing ev... Read More

What if you could dramatically improve your sleep? Here are 8 tips you can’t afford to miss
(BPT) - Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you wake up with a stiff neck, back pain, sore shoulders and more? Your mattress may be the cause. Is it older than 6-8 years, is it sagging (taco bed affect), or is it full of bed bugs (especially if you haven't been using a good mattress protector)? ... Read More

6 tips for hitting the road again
(BPT) - Not surprisingly, Americans sharply reduced the overall number of trips they took in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. While a certain level of travel has been necessary throughout the pandemic, many travel vendors are seeing increased reservations going into ... Read More

Gut instincts: 5 tips for optimal gut health
(BPT) - You've probably heard a lot about gut health lately, and how it can affect your overall well-being. You may have questions about how to improve your own gut health, and what it means for your digestive wellness goals. Improving your gut health can make a difference in how you feel from day ... Read More

Treating This Common Condition Can Boost Your Fertility—and Your Baby’s Health
(BPT) - You probably know that tracking your cycle can boost your odds of conceiving. Or that taking a prenatal vitamin can improve your baby’s health.But did you know obesity can make it harder to get pregnant and have a healthy baby?Women with obesity may have preeclampsia, hypertension, gestatio... Read More

The Costs to Americans of Delaying Care During COVID [Video]
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How to combat allergy season before it sneaks up on you
(BPT) - From the longer daylight hours to the start of the growing season, spring is undoubtedly on the way. Anyone suffering from cabin fever will appreciate the chance to get outdoors, although spring also brings along allergies as trees, grasses and other plants are also coming out of their wint... Read More

Inspiring ways people are making a difference in cancer care
(BPT) - The cancer journey involves challenges well beyond the medical issues. These emotional, social and logistical difficulties - from transportation struggles to coping with the diagnosis to childcare support - can often make patients and caregivers feel isolated and helpless, searching for way... Read More

Flex your plate: 7 plant-powered recipes using beans to support gut health
(BPT) - If you're leaning towards a more plant-based diet, chances are you're focusing on the health benefits. Many health-conscious people today follow a 'flexitarian diet,' a balanced approach that aims to increase plant-based food intake without completely excluding foods like meat and poultry.P... Read More

How a surprising discovery led to a new cancer screening test
(BPT) - You may have heard the story about how penicillin was discovered by accident: A Scottish researcher studying the influenza virus came back from vacation to find mold on a culture plate that actually prevented the growth of staphylococci bacteria. And this is not the only case in history of ... Read More

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