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home : news : health and wellness October 22, 2021

The most influential projects of 2021 couldn't happen without project managers
(BPT) - Despite numerous challenges, 2021 has emerged as a time of hope and advancement, proven by the many successful projects that will impact humanity for decades to come. These results are thanks to a team effort, including dedicated project managers that tackle complex steps and organizational... Read More

Restoring normalcy after breast cancer
(BPT) - During the initial shock of a cancer diagnosis, patients are quickly overwhelmed by all the decisions that need to be made. Staying alive and getting the cancer out are top of mind with little time to think about life after cancer. But what happens after the treatments, after mastectomy and... Read More

Flu shots for two: Protect yourself during pregnancy and your baby after birth
(BPT) - The phrase 'two for one' suggests a great deal: getting twice the benefit. That's precisely what a flu shot can do for someone who is pregnant. One shot protects you from flu during and after your pregnancy; it also protects your baby during the first few months of their life, when they are... Read More

Chronic liver disease is on the rise: Here’s what you should know
(BPT) - An estimated 4.5 million people in the U.S. have chronic liver disease (CLD). More people aged 25-54 die from this disease and cirrhosis of the liver than from diabetes or stroke. And unfortunately, liver disease is on the rise. Mortality from chronic liver disease associated with nonalcoho... Read More

Did you know probiotic products can help clean your home?
(BPT) - When you think of probiotics, gut health likely first comes to mind. Whether it's fermented foods like yogurt, kombucha and sauerkraut, or vitamin supplements and skin care, probiotics are widely accepted as microscopic powerhouses. What may surprise you is that the benefits of probiotics g... Read More

How to stay connected when severe weather strikes
(BPT) - Severe weather can cause major damage to homes, businesses and critical communications infrastructure. Storms can knock out cable and fiber connections, as well as cell towers, making it difficult to receive emergency updates, track community response and access critical financial and healt... Read More

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

Why sleep experts recommend eliminating daylight saving time
(BPT) - Nov. 7 is approaching, and with it the end of daylight saving time, when those in most of the U.S. will 'fall back' to standard time by setting clocks back one hour. If the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) had its way, this would be the last time change in the U.S., and the switch ... Read More

6 tricks and treats for kids to enjoy a healthier Halloween
(BPT) - Kids love Halloween, and it's no wonder - on what other occasion are they allowed to have so many treats at one time? While you love letting them enjoy the holiday, here's a few tricks to treat kids - from healthy snacks to easy ways to keep them active. Check out these fun and festive cand... Read More

The new normal prioritizes routine breast screening
(BPT) - In the early days of COVID-19 when recommendations to remain at home were rampant, routine health screenings were relegated to the long list of "non-essential" activities. In retrospect, delaying screenings may have been counter-productive. As of March 2021, the diagnosis rate for breast an... Read More

Supercharge your diet with foods rich in vitamin D
(BPT) - When you think of healthy bones, calcium likely comes to mind. However, without another powerhouse nutrient, your body can't absorb calcium. You need adequate amounts of vitamin D to keep your bones strong, which many people get from sunlight. The problem is, when shorter days arrive in the... Read More

School-year wellness: 5 ways to support children’s immune health
(BPT) - While staying healthy is a priority, your children's health always rises to the top, particularly during the school season. However, it can be challenging to not only come up with nutritious and delicious meals for your children each day, but also to encourage them to incorporate healthy ha... Read More

Flu season is here: What you need to know
(BPT) - After more than 18 months of taking precautions to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the world is slowly reopening - families and friends are reuniting, workers are heading back into the office and children are going back into school. But as the world continues to gradually make progress in... Read More

3 simple, dermatologist-approved steps for treating acne
(BPT) - New research shows that adults with acne report feelings of acne-related depression, social isolation and anxiety that span both their personal and professional lives. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA Dermatology, highlights the difficulties adult acne poses and also sheds l... Read More

The small thyroid gland in your neck has huge impact on wellness
(BPT) - When discussing health and wellness, the thyroid gland isn't likely a hot topic between friends and family. This tiny gland is frequently overlooked, yet deserves attention because it plays such a large role in the health of the body, impacting how you look and feel every day.Small yet migh... Read More

Ground Zero first responder raises awareness for lung disease
(BPT) - Twenty years after 9/11, some World Trade Center first responders still struggle with long-term health complications brought on by the catastrophic event. For Tom Frey, a former New York City detective, the consequences started with Hodgkin's Lymphoma - a blood cancer that can be linked bac... Read More

Support research to save lives from breast cancer
(BPT) - Breast cancer's impact is far reaching. Whether affected directly or indirectly by the disease, everyone can agree that finding effective treatments is a must. This is especially important for people with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also known as stage 4.MBC is breast cancer that has sp... Read More

One man's search for relief from painful diabetic neuropathy
(BPT) - The pain was so bad, James Smith couldn't sleep. With what felt like a thousand bees stinging his legs, he spent hours at the computer searching for: 'Treatment options for painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN).''When I couldn't sleep, I'd find myself searching online,' said Smith. 'I wanted to... Read More

Eye exams are critical to protecting vision
(BPT) - Watching a sunset in all its glory. Looking over at your children around the dinner table. Staring into a loved one's eyes. The sense of sight plays such an important role throughout your life. Making eye health a priority helps ensure your sight enhances your unique experiences for many ye... Read More

5 tips for staying healthy when you return to a ‘new normal’ routine
(BPT) - As work and school routines begin to shift again, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. After a long time avoiding social activity, everyone's lives are being upended once more. Without knowing what the 'new normal' really means, it's harder than ever to keep your family's wellness on the front bu... Read More

Looking for a Medicare plan? Try these 3 things to make the most of the process
(BPT) - People who qualify for Medicare often juggle a lot. From navigating retirement or complex health conditions to managing expenses, the last thing they need is additional stress, especially when it comes to picking a Medicare plan.With new tools and support, enrolling in a Medicare Advantage ... Read More

3 critical questions to ask a cremation provider
(BPT) - As consumer preferences in the United States begin to change, funeral professionals are seeing an increase in families considering cremation for their loved ones' final disposition as well as people choosing to prearrange their own final dispositions. While many consider cremation a less tr... Read More

7 Tips For Savvy Health Insurance Shopping This Fall
(BPT) - Our health needs can change each year, and so can health plan coverage choices. So it's important to understand your health care options to find coverage that fits your needs and budget.Annual or open enrollment season is here, a time when millions of Americans across the country will have ... Read More

Local help navigating Medicare [Video]
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What nicotine is doing to the youth mental health crisis
(BPT) - While it is well known that nicotine harms developing brains, including by making young people more susceptible to addiction, lesser known are the worrying connections between youth nicotine use and mental health.Numerous peer-reviewed studies point to troubling links between smoking and va... Read More

5 expert tips to help your toddler get recommended nutrients
(BPT) - As your baby becomes a toddler, it can be challenging to make sure they're getting the recommended amounts of nutrients for healthy growth and development - like vitamin D, DHA and iron. Toddlers are notoriously picky, and some use mealtime as an opportunity to assert their independence, wh... Read More

Flu Can Still Make Children Sick
(BPT) - While the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, fall typically marks the beginning of flu season in the United States. What do parents of young children need to know about the upcoming flu season?CDC is preparing for a flu epidemic this fall and winterWhile it is not possible to predict what will h... Read More

6 ways to keep your pets safer this fall
(BPT) - Americans are passionate about many things - but would it surprise you to learn that pets rank at the top of the list? A whopping 90.5 million households, or approximately 70% of all American households, own at least one pet, and they play a significant role in our lives. So it's no surpris... Read More

5 grilling safety tips to protect you and your home
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The silent health risk of COVID-19: Five facts to know about blood clots
(BPT) - COVID-19 is associated with many complications, but one that many people are not as aware of are blood clots. According to a recent study, between 25% to 49% of patients with severe COVID-19 also experience blood clots with blood clots in the lungs being the most common condition. These blo... Read More

4 things to consider before buying an indoor air purifier
(BPT) - The average person takes between 17,280 and 23,040 breaths a day, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. With colder months ahead driving people back indoors - where concentrations of allergens like dust, pollen, pet dander and smoke can be up to five times higher -... Read More

Simplify mornings with easy, nutrient-packed foods and beverages
(BPT) - It's a classic dilemma: Kids want breakfast foods that taste good to them, but their choices are often low in nutritional value. Parents want to give kids breakfast options that offer the nutrients they need to take on the day and that their kids will actually enjoy. According to registered... Read More

What to expect after an abnormal mammogram
(BPT) - After delaying due to the pandemic, you finally schedule your mammogram. Once the images are taken and analyzed, you're told there is something abnormal and your doctor wants to take next steps. What can you expect next?Hearing you have an abnormal mammogram can be scary, but remember, gett... Read More

Revitalizing Broadway to support New York City’s cultural and economic rebound
(BPT) - When Broadway theaters lowered their curtains due to COVID-19 in March 2020, it was not immediately apparent how long the stages would be empty. As a cultural and economic engine for New York, Broadway's 18-month closure not only impacted the more than 293,000 workers it employs, but also t... Read More

Tips For Wellness, Fitness and a Healthier Routine [Video]
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CDC’s new education campaigns address increasing drug overdose deaths
(BPT) - Drug overdoses have claimed nearly 900,000 lives over the past 20 years in the United States. Recent studies show that drug overdose deaths accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, outpacing overdose death rates from any previous year. Illegal drugs are more potent than ever before as many... Read More

Pet owner? How to be prepared for fire or carbon monoxide danger
(BPT) - Pets nationwide are considered beloved members of the family. 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 a first-t... Read More

How to get to the bottom of your backside discomfort
(BPT) - From exercise and travel to self-care and beyond, there are many activities that will help better your health and wellness physically and mentally. However, sometimes the most well-meaning activities can have unintentional effects on your body, including causing pain, discomfort and even un... Read More

Know the signs of respiratory illness RSV
(BPT) - Washing your hands. Covering your cough and sneeze. Staying home when sick. These actions help limit the spread of common respiratory illness like colds, influenza, and coronavirus. To help keep yourself and your communities well, there is another potentially life-threatening virus that sho... Read More

Allergy-friendly options to replace classic sandwiches
(BPT) - Did you know 85 million Americans avoid buying foods with the top nine allergens because of allergies of someone in their household? According to Food Allergy Research and Education, $19 billion is spent annually to avoid specific proteins or allergens in their food. For parents especially,... Read More

3 big-impact home improvements for a safe, healthy home
(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

5 truths about flu vaccines
(BPT) - Did you know if you or a loved one are living with certain chronic health conditions like heart disease, asthma, diabetes or kidney disease, you are at higher risk of developing serious complications from flu, which can lead to hospitalization or even death? Many people are unaware that the... Read More

Consumers, media and farmers discuss sustainability, transparency and giving farmers a voice
(BPT) - On a hot and humid evening in July, two farmers finished up their long day in the field, five national media journalists took a break from impending deadlines and two dietitians wrapped up their daily meetings with clients and logged into a video conference to participate in the third Dinne... Read More

World Mental Health Day: Understanding Bipolar-I Disorder (BP-I) and Information That May Help Those Living With BP-I
(BPT) - This article is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck.On October 10, World Mental Health Day will be observed to raise awareness for the variety of mental health illnesses that people across the globe are faced with daily. This day also provides an opportunity to edu... Read More

What you should know about breast cancer treatment [Infographic]
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4 Ways to Prioritize Your Well-being on World Mental Health Day
(BPT) - A healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body when it comes to achieving and maintaining wellness. Yet in the midst of navigating a global pandemic, while still having to juggle work deadlines and family obligations, it can be all too easy to neglect our mental health.October 10, as... Read More

3 tips for vacationing safely with your family
(BPT) - While the pandemic caused many people to have to cancel or postpone their vacation plans over the past eighteen months, travel has resumed again across the country. If you're considering taking a trip sometime soon, it's a good idea to make sure everyone in your group knows the best ways to... Read More

3 ways to focus on fitness, no matter the season
(BPT) - 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 gain for 61% of Americans.'Whether you are ready to return to p... Read More

How one patient’s unwavering determination led to heart disease diagnosis and treatment
(BPT) - Imagine living with excruciating chest pain that is a consistent part of your life. Imagine being so fatigued and short of breath that you can't even do the dishes or walk up the stairs. Imagine seeing multiple different doctors over an 11-year period, and being subjected to test after test... Read More

COVID-19’s Dramatic Impact on Substance Abuse
(BPT) - It may come as very little surprise, but the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a dramatic increase in demand for substance abuse and mental health care. The pandemic has generated a significant impact to the collective mental health of the U.S.:The pandemic sparked an increase in substance use ... Read More

How to Support Your Lifelong Wellness with 3 Key Foundational Health Supplements
(BPT) - The onset of autumn doesn't just signal gorgeous fall foliage and sweater weather - unfortunately it's also the onset of cold and flu season. That means this is an ideal time to refocus on the key foundational elements of your health journey. This includes adequate sleep, routine exercise a... Read More

Dermatologist recommends effective way to fight fine lines, wrinkles
(BPT) - Daily life takes a toll on your skin. Ordinary stressors, toxins and pollutants - plus sunlight and light emitting from devices you use - these things can all show on your face in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. But what can you do about it? Dermatologists today agree on one solution: ... Read More

Food is like a house: Breaking down exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) and the importance of nutrition
(BPT) - Digestive diseases affect between 60 and 70 million Americans each year. Good nutrition becomes critical for people living with gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, like exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). EPI is a condition in which your body doesn't provide enough pancreatic enzymes to ... Read More

The power of your plasma: 5 reasons to consider donating today
(BPT) - Throughout the past year, you may have heard about plasma in terms of its potential use in treating COVID-19. However, for more than 80 years, plasma has been a lifeline for thousands of people who live with rare and chronic complex conditions. Plasma donations are critical in helping save ... Read More

Are your contact lenses causing dryness? Here is how you can help address it
(BPT) - With so many people working from home or attending school virtually this past year, many of us have been spending a lot more time looking at screens. Although Zoom meetings and streaming our favorite shows may continue to be the daily norm, all this time on digital devices may be straining ... Read More

Americans get cash to help pay down medical debt
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5 ways to celebrate and support honey bees
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How to protect the simple joys in life – like coffee time
(BPT) - Americans might not agree on whether hot coffee or iced coffee is better (although a new study1 suggests that hot coffee remains superior), but they can agree on what makes them happy. Happiness can often be found in the small, simple moments that fill our everyday lives. Moments like enjoy... Read More

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

Flu Season 101: Six Tips for a Healthy, Balanced Immune System
(BPT) - Flu season is here, and this year, there are continued concerns and uncertainties and even more reason to be prepared. In the United States, flu season lasts from October to May, and there's no better time to focus on strengthening your immune system to help mitigate against flu and other v... Read More

What to Know: Resuming Your Pre-Pandemic Routine With Overactive Bladder Symptoms
(BPT) - As vaccinations have become more widely available,[1] many people are starting to resume pre-pandemic activities.[2] For the 30 million Americans ages 40 and older impacted by overactive bladder or "OAB", [3] returning to pre-pandemic activities can be stressful, as well as embarrassing, if... Read More

Your Rights: Nursing Homes & Assisted Living [Infographic]
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Six Tips to Get Heart-Healthy Sleep
(BPT) - Sponsored by Jazz PharmaceuticalsGetting a good night's rest can be challenging, as many people juggle their careers or academics, social relationships and family responsibilities. This is particularly true for people living with the lifelong sleep disorder narcolepsy, which is characterize... Read More

Annual preventative furnace maintenance tips
(BPT) - Thermostats nationwide are flipping from cool to heat mode. In fact, most Americans begin turning on their heat in September, and they are in full heat mode by the end of October, according to data from Resideo's Honeywell Home smart thermostats. That shifts a month or two if you're in the ... Read More

Changing up your body care routine for the season
(BPT) - When it comes to the changing seasons and onset of fall, we often think of breaking out our boots and sweaters rather than changing up our lotions and potions and prioritizing our overall wellness. There are facets of our overall well-being that can be quick to take care of and, with a litt... Read More

2 women share their ovarian cancer stories and the importance of being proactive
(BPT) - Sponsored by GSKAt first thought, it would appear that Cherie, 50, from Chicago, Illinois, and Leanne, 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, c... Read More

Treating kidney failure at home: Common myths busted
(BPT) - Kidney failure, also known as end stage kidney disease (ESKD), affects approximately 750,000 Americans each year. Kidneys are vital organs that contribute to the body's overall well-being, helping to remove waste and excess fluid from the bloodstream. When kidneys function at or below 10 to... Read More

Poltergeist or unsafe product? Four reasons to report it
(BPT) - Have you ever bought something for yourself or your family only to have it explode without warning? Have you ever owned an appliance that suddenly turned into a bonfire? How about a chair that unexpectedly turned into a floor mat? Have you or someone in your family been hurt when these thin... Read More

New study: 2 out of 3 prioritize eating quality breakfast
(BPT) - For the past 18 months, Americans have been spending more time at home, a trend that has impacted breakfast attitudes and behaviors. A recent study evaluated how 1000 employed Americans feel about cooking and eating breakfast, specifically during the workweek, and how the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More

5 dermatologist-approved ways to change up your body care routine for fall
(BPT) - When life has you constantly on the run or buried under your to-do list, it's easy to overlook self-care. Body care can be even more challenging when the seasons transition. A rushed shower or morning routine, coupled with colder temperatures and dry indoor heating, can leave your skin look... Read More

Lessons from COVID-19 may benefit those with chronic lung diseases
(BPT) - A greater focus on respiratory conditions and new research could help us better manage diseases like pulmonary fibrosis.September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, a time to drive awareness of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and its most lethal form called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). ... Read More

Living with Heart Failure? 5 Tips to Take the Lead on Your Care
(BPT) - Heart failure impacts more than 6 million people in the United States. In fact, it's a leading cause of hospitalization with more than 1 million people admitted each year. In 2018, heart failure accounted for nearly 10% of cardiovascular-related deaths. Given its impact, it's important for ... Read More

5 Fire Safety Tips to Know Before You Light Up Your Fire Pit or Use Gas Cans or Other Liquid Fuel Containers
(BPT) - It's a cool, crisp evening as you gather around a fire pit enjoying time with family and friends. However, a wonderful evening can quickly turn into a disaster if fire and its source aren't taken seriously. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges people to remember five saf... Read More

Murals with a message: Getting the word out about COVID-19 vaccines
(BPT) - During a time of national crisis, it can be harder than ever for vital messages to cut through the noise of constant news alerts and social media clutter. But powerful images have a way of communicating emotions and ideas in a way that words cannot, helping to break through the noise and de... Read More

Pregnant? Health care tips for new parents during COVID-19
(BPT) - Finding out you are pregnant is life-changing and you may experience a range of emotions. New parents have lots on their plate, especially with concerns around COVID-19. This can leave many feeling overwhelmed from information and advice, which can lead to skipping the important step of mak... Read More

A dermatologist shares how to take control of your breakouts
(BPT) - The return of fall often means busier schedules with school, extracurriculars, work and family gatherings filling the calendar and as a result, can often mean more stress. For many, as stress levels rise, so do acne flareups. Fortunately, some expert dermatologist advice can help you cross ... Read More

New Technologies are Transforming Joint Replacement Surgeries
(BPT) - If you are one of the million Americans who will have a joint replacement this year, your doctor may have some impressive new technologies to share with you. These new technologies are designed to make your surgical experience and recovery that much easier. For many, digital connectivity ha... Read More

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month [Video]
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Taking the mystery out of cholesterol
(BPT) - Research indicates that nearly 38% of US adults aged 20 years or older have high cholesterol, which puts them at a higher risk for heart attack and stroke. But high cholesterol can be 'silent.' 'If you have high cholesterol, you'd never know it, because it causes no symptoms,' Janet S. Wrig... Read More

How to find natural prostate remedies with saw palmetto
(BPT) - Over half of all men over age 50 will experience frequent urination, according to the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. While this condition may be an entirely normal part of aging, it can leave many feeling frustrated.Many men talk about having to wake up multiple times per night to u... Read More

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

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

How rheumatoid arthritis patients can find the best treatment sooner
(BPT) - If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you probably know how debilitating it can be. What most people don't know, is how hard it can be to find the right treatment.That's because RA is a complex disease that affects every person differently. RA affects... Read More

PTSD service dogs can change veterans' lives
(BPT) - Imagine nightmares limiting you to a few hours of sleep a night, feeling too scared to drive or take a walk, and staying inside your home week after week due to anxiety. This was the reality for Tishawna of St. Louis, Missouri, a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly referre... Read More

New option offers improved postoperative pain management while reducing the need for opioids
(BPT) - Ahead of surgery, it is normal to have a running list of questions. Those questions likely include learning more about the surgical procedure, the possible complications, and the pain following surgery. When you begin this conversation with your surgical team, it is important to learn more ... Read More

You can stop retinal disease from stealing your vision
(BPT) - For decades, Glenroy Washington happily worked as a professional musician, a passion that led him around the world. Then while on tour in Europe, he noticed something was wrong with his eyesight, and that's when his life began to change.Washington has diabetes and tried to keep his A1C, or ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answers to 6 common questions about Covid-19 vaccines
(BPT) - COVID-19 vaccines are authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for widespread use for those who are eligible. But while vaccines are now more accessible, vaccination rates are slowing across the country.Those still uncertain about whether the COVID-19 vaccine is right for t... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Back to school with ADHD – 5 things to keep in mind
(BPT) - With school back in session for children across the country, consistency can be key as they have entered their first 'normal' school year in over 18 months. Full-time classroom learning will undoubtedly come with challenges for some children and adolescents - but Attention-Deficit/Hyperacti... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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