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home : news : health and wellness April 1, 2020

How one woman took action after her cancer diagnosis
(BPT) - As a busy working mom of four, Chaya did not expect her tiredness, persistent cough and fevers to be cancer.At first, it felt like a cold that just wouldn't go away. When she visited her primary care doctor, her initial bloodwork showed she might have mononucleosis, but after more testing a... Read More

The personal and economic burden of traumatic brain injury
(BPT) - It could be due to a car accident. It might be attributed to an injury at work. It might be the result of a simple fall. Traumatic brain injury can happen to anyone of any age, and it's probably more common than you think.What is traumatic brain injury (TBI)?A TBI is often caused by a bump,... Read More

Tips for living your best life with hand tremor
(BPT) - Imagine how your life would change if you were unable to bring a cup to your mouth without spilling, if you couldn't do the buttons on your clothes or even brush your teeth without difficulty. If you are one of the 7 million Americans living with essential tremor (ET), you already know what... Read More

Eggs Beyond Breakfast? Yup. Here’s How!
(BPT) - Eggs are a classic breakfast food - and for good reason! They are loaded with high-quality vitamins and good fats, making them one of the most nutritious foods in the world. But eggs aren't just for breakfast. You can add their superfood nutrition to just about any recipe, any time of day.R... Read More

Coughing Shouldn’t Be Routine: Knowing When to Talk to Your Doctor
(BPT) - While personal health and wellness are important, it's not always easy to find time to make it a priority. Even during busy days, pausing for just a moment to reflect on how you are feeling can be helpful, especially for those living with a chronic lung condition.If you have previously been... Read More

Want Relief from Eye Allergies? Here’s What You Need to Know
(BPT) - Spring is finally here, and while we say hello to lush green grass, flowers in bloom and leaves on trees, for many it means the start of seasonal allergies. With nearly 66 million (1 in 5) Americans suffering from eye allergies and struggling with how to get the right relief they need, it's... Read More

How to build a women's health toolkit during the COVID-19 crisis
(BPT) - Want an appointment for your vaginal health issues? Many doctors' offices are shutting down for anything other than emergency care or diagnosing and treating people for COVID-19. This leaves many women with lack of access to their doctors when experiencing non-urgent, but highly uncomfortab... Read More

Five Tips to Help You Get Better Sleep Now
(BPT) - The fact is, most people don't get enough sleep. Getting the optimal amount of sleep each night not only leaves you feeling rested but has a profound impact on your overall health - affecting immunity, mental sharpness, weight management and much more†.If you find you're struggli... Read More

Expert Series: Financial Spring Cleaning: It’s Time to Care for Your Financial Health
(BPT) - By Cetera Financial GroupIn the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing has become the norm. While everyone is doing their part to minimize the transmission of the novel coronavirus and sticking close to home, many are also revisiting their finances, either to navigate the market ... Read More

Top Tips to Deep Clean this Spring
(BPT) - This year spring cleaning is more than ever about the deep clean. Spring typically inspires a little more time dedicated to cleaning, in fact, a recent survey commissioned by Bona and conducted by Harris Poll found that more than half of U.S. adults say that the start of spring triggers ext... Read More

Tips to protect from the unexpected: Necessary home essentials
(BPT) - While spending more time at home, it's important that you take the necessary steps to make sure your family is ready for the unexpected in the event a home fire or carbon monoxide (CO) leak occurs. You might be surprised to learn that CO poisoning is the number one cause of accidental poiso... Read More

Are You Up to Date on the Latest Treatments For Your Heart? [Infographic]
(BPT) - Knowing the latest science and treatment options to reduce your risk for heart disease can save your life. Twelve million people are at risk due to elevated triglyceride levels, which may increase their risk for cardiovascular events. Many people continue to unknowingly take outdated therap... Read More

Expressing sympathy during this new normal
(BPT) - Experiencing the loss of a loved one is always difficult. In today's environment of 'social distancing', we are even more challenged in finding ways to reach out and connect to those who need comfort at a time of loss.While many of us may be adapting to new everyday routines, the etiquette ... Read More

Triglycerides as a Marker of CV Risk: Too Few Americans Are Aware of Triglycerides’ Important Role in Identifying Cardiovascular Risk
(BPT) - The number of cardiovascular deaths is still on the rise-in fact, cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States.[i],[ii] Heart attack and stroke each occur on average every 40 seconds, and one cardiovascular death occurs on average every... Read More

5 things we wish we'd known: Advice from families who have lost a loved one to addiction
(BPT) - Every day in America 185 people die from drug overdose - that's like a plane crashing each day, day after day.Families who have lost their loved ones have united to help other families impacted by the disease of addiction and to protect others from this tragedy.If you love someone who is st... Read More

“You’re talking about me" – Giving a voice to people at higher risk for COVID-19 due to chronic illness: 84% feel vulnerable
(BPT) - -- Webcasts by disease are open to the public; Survey is tracking concerns --The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted daily life in the United States, leaving many people concerned. One of the key at-risk groups of COVID-19 includes people with serious chronic medical conditions.'If anyth... Read More

Confronting Stigma with Science: What Asian Americans Should Know about Lung Cancer and Tumor Mutations
(BPT) - Sponsored by AstraZenecaLung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US. Among Asian Americans, there is a higher risk of being diagnosed with a specific type of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) - one that tests positive for tumor mutations in the epidermal growth fact... Read More

2 plant-based, easy-to-prep recipes for National Nutrition Month
(BPT) - March is National Nutrition Month and perhaps one of the easiest ways to keep track of personal nutrition is by meal prepping. In fact, a study of 40,000 French adults found that people who meal prepped at least a few days were less likely to be overweight and more likely to stick to nutrit... Read More

5 Things You Should Know About Vaping
(BPT) - Although e-cigarettes, or vaping products, were introduced into the U.S. market as a healthier alternative to smoking for adults, they have become extremely popular among young people. Adolescent vaping has been declared an epidemic in our country: between 2017 and 2018, there was a 78% ris... Read More

Dispel the myths about drug and alcohol use
(BPT) - When it comes to drugs and alcohol, do the teens in your life know how to separate fact from fiction? As with many of the myths portrayed in pop culture - including on TV, in movies and on social media - what you see doesn't always reflect reality.Myth vs. factTake vaping (using e-cigarette... Read More

Are myths keeping you from screening for a leading cause of cancer death?
(BPT) - If your goal is prioritizing your health, you may be focusing on your daily diet and exercise habits, but are you overlooking a crucial screening? Even if you think you're doing your best to improve your health, you may be avoiding an important health screening - perhaps because you'd rathe... Read More

185 people are lost to drug overdose every day
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4 Ways to Add Nutrition to a Plant-Based Diet
(BPT) - It's no secret that plant-based diets are all the rage, with more and more Americans opting for foods made from plants and reducing consumption of meat, dairy, eggs and seafood, particularly for their positive impact on the environment. In fact, according to a new survey by Yale and the non... Read More

Career progression and financial wellness still barriers for women
(BPT) - In the United States, women now earn more college degrees than men do. They make up half the workforce and, furthermore, are the primary breadwinner in more than half of households. Women have never been more well-positioned, but they continue to face numerous barriers that can make it diff... Read More

185 overdoses each day: The real stories and faces behind the crisis
(BPT) - What happens when a news story hits close to home? Angela, a news anchor from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, had been reporting on stories about the opioid epidemic when she found herself living every parent's worst nightmare: her 21-year-old daughter, Emily, died of a drug overdose caused by f... Read More

Life insurance isn’t just for older folks — here’s why
(BPT) - If you are a young professional, you are likely already making financial choices at work and home that critically affect your future. But are you taking advantage of every available opportunity to help protect your assets? Perhaps no aspect of financial planning gets overlooked more than li... Read More

Fact or fiction: Debunking sleep apnea myths
(BPT) - While many are familiar with the term, sleep apnea is commonly misunderstood - and largely undiagnosed. An estimated 54 million U.S. adults suffer from sleep apnea, although 80% may not know they have it and remain undiagnosed.In other words, millions of people have no idea that they're suf... Read More

Diabetes news: Updating your family’s low blood sugar rescue plan
(BPT) - Sponsored by Eli Lilly and CompanyAs a parent or loved one of a child with diabetes, you know that blood sugar lows can happen, even with the best blood sugar monitoring and management plans. While generally not common, low blood sugar emergencies (severe hypoglycemia) can happen unexpected... Read More

The Hijacker: Busting the Myths of Addiction [Video]
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5 tips for making the most of your Medicare plan this year
(BPT) - Do you spend your Sunday mornings scouring the newspaper inserts for coupons? Make it a point to confirm discounts when booking hotel reservations? Secretly (or not so secretly!) love the senior discount at the movie theater?If any of these sound familiar, you probably consider yourself a s... Read More

Healthy lifestyle tips and wellness trends to restore your mind and body [Video]
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6 things you should know before your next outpatient procedure
(BPT) - With nearly 50 million outpatient surgeries performed in the U.S. each year and the increasingly complex nature of the procedures, patients need to know several important details when having surgery without an overnight stay in the hospital. Updated fasting restrictions, removing jewelry to... Read More

Decoding brain injury
(BPT) - Sadia Prema, a successful, determined, 37-year-old sales professional from Phoenix, was walking across the street to meet with a client when she was struck by a distracted driver and thrown nearly 40 feet. She sustained multiple injuries, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI).After being... Read More

Leslie Grace’s 4 Beauty Secrets to Be Camera Ready
(BPT) - With an active music career and a highly anticipated feature film premiering, Leslie Grace always looks camera ready. What are her secrets to looking and feeling her best? Her daily beauty routine! Here are four beauty secrets that Leslie swears by to get her through even the busiest of day... Read More

How to get your home guest-ready, even if you have pets
(BPT) - If you're hosting guests with allergies - and you have pets - you have a few more things to consider when getting your home guest-ready. No problem!Dr. Elizabeth Mullans, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Uptown Dermatology in Houston, Texas, offers eight cleaning tips to help ... Read More

Teen with rare illness gets wish to create comic book
(BPT) - Teenagers love to read comic books, and many even have the desire to write stories, draw comics and create their own books someday. Nineteen-year-old Bo is one of those teens. He loves everything about comic books and drawing - but juvenile Huntington's disease (jHD) has made it increasingl... Read More

Declutter your finances this spring
(BPT) - The spring season brings warmer days and a fresh perspective, which is why it's the ideal time to declutter and get organized. This includes taking stock of what we have, clearing out the unnecessary items in our possession and cleansing our spaces. We feel refreshed and empowered after a g... Read More

1-2-3 simple plant-based food swaps to eat better
(BPT) - How hard can it be to eat better? Go vegetarian or vegan? Give up deliciousness? Eat more greens? Purge the pantry? Whether you're considering plant-based diet options for health reasons, or to have a lighter footprint on our environment or 'just because' you want to eat foods that don't co... Read More

5 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Healthier
(BPT) - Every parent knows the struggle of convincing their little ones to eat more nutritious foods. Luckily, by encouraging your kids to get involved in the kitchen, you're helping them build a solid foundation for healthier food choices. Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner... Read More

5 simple tips to help manage your diabetes at mealtime
(BPT) - SPONSORED BY NOVO NORDISK - From late nights at the office, to outings with family and friends, sticking to a diet and consistent mealtime can be challenging for many Americans. But if you're living with diabetes, how much, when and what you eat can have implications for your overall health... Read More

Illustrator reveals impact of a rare blood cancer through art
(BPT) - While some people read comic books to escape reality, illustrator J.G. Jones is using his artwork to illustrate his reality, and the reality of others like him who are living with a group of rare, chronic, progressive blood cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs).Since Jones ma... Read More

How to find your inspiration
(BPT) - Inspiration is the stimulation to do something and can drive people to do incredible things. It doesn't matter who you are, what your job is or which hobbies you enjoy - inspiration is at the core of personal and professional growth.John Paxton, senior designer at Kia, finds his inspiration... Read More

Start meal planning with simple tips from the pros
(BPT) - Have you heard about meal planning and thought it sounded like a great idea, but think it's just too complicated for you to tackle? The truth is it's easier than you think if you know a few tips and tricks from the experts."Meal planning saves money, cuts stress, reduces food waste and enco... Read More

Spring cleaning for spring allergies: 6 steps from the experts
(BPT) - As days grow longer and new blooms appear, it can only mean one thing: Spring is here and with it comes the task of spring cleaning. For people with allergies, spring cleaning does more than spruce up a home. When done correctly, it removes dust, mold, dander and other allergy triggers so y... Read More

Health insights: What is GVHD and why is innovation so critical?
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So, what’s the deal with beef and heart health?
(BPT) - As Americans think about eating for a healthy heart, many feel they're forced to choose between a healthy diet and their love of beef. But, contrary to some misinformation on this topic, you can have both. The Mediterranean diet was just ranked the #1 Overall Diet in 2020 and the #2 Best Di... Read More

Are you in digestive distress? You’re not alone! [Infographic]
(BPT) - Diarrhea and its accompanying symptoms of gas, bloating and cramps can strike during inopportune times, like when you're heading out for a brunch with friends or about to catch a flight for a weekend trip. Even the best laid plans can go awry if you're not prepared.... Read More

Three questions every senior with diabetes should ask
(BPT) - If you're a senior with diabetes, you're not alone. The statistics are eye opening - more than 25% of Americans age 65 and older have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. What's more, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports diabetes as the seventh leading... Read More

Boost your weekend self-care routine for a night in or out
(BPT) - Whether you're planning on having a solo night in, hanging out with your girlfriends or have a date planned with your sweetheart, weekends are a great opportunity for some extra-special self care.Plan to be sure you have all the essentials you need to boost your self-care routine for a rela... Read More

3 Things Heart Attack Survivors Need to Know About Their Hidden Risk
(BPT) - Every 40 seconds one American has a heart attack and nearly 1 in 4 people who have had a heart attack will have another one, so it's important to understand your hidden risk factors.1If you are recovering from a heart attack, making lifestyle changes, following a cardiac rehab program and t... Read More

Siblings: Helping them cope with childhood cancer
(BPT) - When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family is affected by the experience, especially the child's siblings. Young children experience their brother or sister's cancer while they are still learning to make sense of the world. Often this leaves them feeling scared, angry, anxious... Read More

A Young Professional’s Journey with Depression (MDD)
(BPT) - When you're in your 20s, you feel the best is yet to come. I was focused on graduating from college and landing my first full-time job, and I didn't think I'd be sidelined with an injury and a diagnosis of depression.It all began when I was 18 and entered one of the most difficult relations... Read More

Spice up your bean routine with globally inspired recipes
(BPT) - Whether you're focused on fitness goals, a plant-based diet or simply cooking more, you can lean on beans to help achieve your goals and provide the foundation for a flavorful meal.The U.S. is the global leader in quality, dry bean production thanks to state-of-the-art harvesting equipment,... Read More

Put Health at the Top of your To-Do List
(BPT) - The last few months of the year are known for filling up with tasks and, as a result, it is not uncommon for self-care to fall to the bottom of the list.But with the start of the new year, for those living with lung conditions such as bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (C... Read More

National Hot Breakfast Month: Benefits of breakfast for K-12 students
(BPT) - As the saying goes, 'breakfast is the most important meal of the day,' and the month of February is National Hot Breakfast Month, a month-long celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of a hot breakfast. Breakfast is especially important for our K-12 students, and has key benefits ... Read More

Groundbreaking Data in Patients with Stage 4 Lung Cancer
(BPT) - Sponsored by AstraZeneca In recent years, remarkable progress has been made for people with lung cancer. Precision, targeted and more personalized therapies are changing what it means to be diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer for some patients, giving rise to new hope for people living with ... Read More

A smart and simple way to get out of an uncomfortable situation
(BPT) - It can be an all-too-familiar scenario: A situation turns uncomfortable whether it's a social engagement, a business encounter or a routine interaction and the options for an exit seem awkward or intimidating. In fact, a new survey conducted by Flare finds that 58% of women regularly feel p... Read More

Five Things to Know About Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Uterine Fibroids
(BPT) - Sponsored by AbbVieIn general, a woman's menstrual cycle is 28 days long, and the average woman loses about 2-3 tablespoons of blood during her period, but each woman is different and your period may be lighter or heavier than the average amount.1-3 However, did you know that what's conside... Read More

4 easy tips to boost your energy
(BPT) - Even if you try to keep to a healthy diet and work out regularly, chances are there are times of day when your energy fades, or entire days when you just don't feel like you're on the right track. Between the constant demands on your time from work and family, it can be tough to stay energi... Read More

Stopping Your Statin: Do You Really Know What’s Happening Inside Your Body?
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5 simple steps to feeling good
(BPT) - Prioritizing your health and wellness all year long is important and easier than you'd think. Adopting a few simple habits can have a big impact. These five easy lifestyle changes will help you to look and feel your best no matter the season.Step 1: Start with sound sleepA good night's slee... Read More

Top 5 nutrition trends for 2020
(BPT) - With a new year comes a new wave of health and wellness trends, and 2020 kicks off the decade with a plethora of possibilities. Most notably, the trend toward mindful eating has many people asking meaningful questions about the origins of their food. From veggie-packed products, to healthy ... Read More

Blood Donors from Across the Country Inducted into Hall of Fame
(BPT) - Dawn Marisch will never forget June 11, 2011. That's the day the elementary school principal from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, nearly lost her life.Marisch suffered an aneurysm and collapsed while rehearsing with her students for an upcoming Concert Day. First responders rushed her to the local ho... Read More

Personalized employment support for veterans with disabilities
(BPT) - Many veterans seeking to transition from military service to civilian life face barriers to employment, often because their military experience doesn't translate well to a traditional resume. It is difficult for employers to draw parallels between roles and responsibilities in the military ... Read More

The benefits of sleepaway camps for children and teens
(BPT) - As a parent, you worry about your child's future. Will they be confident enough to weather life's ups and downs? Will they find happiness and success? How will they navigate their future challenges?According to research by the American Camp Association (ACA), a traditional sleepaway camp - ... Read More

How to choose the most beneficial protein [Infographic]
(BPT) - We all love protein, but research shows that many of us don't understand protein sources and which foods contain it.... Read More

How to find proven solutions for weight loss [Video]
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Tips to stay warm and safe from carbon monoxide
(BPT) - As temperatures drop and we crank up the heat or turn to alternative power sources, the risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning significantly increases. Often dubbed 'the silent killer,' CO is an invisible and odorless gas that is impossible to detect without a CO alarm.Recent surveys revea... Read More

Stand with Nurses to #EndNurseAbuse
(BPT) - Nurses routinely face harassment while on the job, and are working together with policy leaders to end workplace violence. To show your support, visit endnurseabuse.org.... Read More

A challenge to older Americans: Take the flu seriously
(BPT) - Alice Vaught skipped her flu shot one season. That was the year she got the flu.'I felt like I was dying. Within a couple hours I was unable to move. It came on so quickly, and I wasn't aware of how severe it was.'Unfortunately, the flu often strikes quickly and without warning, potentially... Read More

What you need to know about Age-related Macular Degeneration
(BPT) - The ability to see the people, places and things in front of you is one of life's most precious gifts. Imagine a life without the ability to see these things clearly - what steps would you then take to protect your vision? Life with Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, can potentially ... Read More

Influencer mom Katie Stauffer's tips on getting kids through a cold
(BPT) - In the winter, there's no avoiding it - no matter how much hand-washing you and your kids do, or other healthy habits you follow - someone's going to get sick.Katie Stauffer, viral Instagram mom of adorable twins Emma and Mila, says, "As a parent, you never want to see your child sick. You ... Read More

Bringing the indoors out: 2020 outdoor living trends
(BPT) - 2020 outdoor living trends are all about enjoying your backyard alfresco - but with the comfort and ease you expect from your indoor spaces. Today's outdoor spaces are transforming into an extension of the home. The current outdoor design also takes into account the look and feel of your en... Read More

Consumer Safety Alert: Anchor It! Ahead of the Big Game
(BPT) - Ahead of the big game, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issues a safety warning to families nationwide.An estimated 100 million Americans will watch the upcoming football game, and wildly cheer on their team or watch for the commercials and half-time show. However, the big game a... Read More

Bladder health 411: The truth about overactive bladder
(BPT) - You get that urge to pee and you know it's time to go. You find the nearest restroom and then continue on your day. Not much later though, you feel that same urge. Once again, you go to the restroom. This happens again and again and you're starting to feel like your bladder is trying to tel... Read More

Recognize an overdose, know how to respond and carry naloxone — you could save a life
(BPT) - Every day nearly 200 people die from an overdose of drugs or from alcohol poisoning, with opioids responsible for the majority. Recognizing the signs and knowing how to respond to medical emergencies, including carrying and administering naloxone in cases of opioid overdose, can save lives,... Read More

Top indoor fitness trends to stay in shape this winter
(BPT) - Avoiding weather woes this winter? It doesn't mean you need to give up on your fitness goals. Being indoors provides ample opportunity to stay fit, whether you're doing so due to the weather or simply by choice. Check out some of the top trends for indoor fitness in 2020 and challenge yours... Read More

Annual Grassroots Campaign Raises $1 Million in One Month for Cancer-Fighting Technology
(BPT) - Cycle for Survival's indoor cycling fundraisers are known for their party-like atmosphere with dancing, music, colorful team signs, and a sea of orange pom poms. Behind the event-day excitement is a serious mission: to beat rare cancers.Since 2007, more than $230 million has been raised to ... Read More

Top 2020 food trends
(BPT) - A new year always brings predictions about what trends will rise to popularity, and when it comes to food, there are plenty of trends already underway that will no doubt continue to surge over the next several months. The good news is both your taste buds and your health will likely benefit... Read More

Trust your gut: Get the story on probiotics
(BPT) - We're often told when we can't make a decision, we should trust our gut. And there's a healthy reason to do so. Gut health is about more than just healthy digestion. It's linked to your immunity and overall well-being. That's because below your belt lies a sophisticated system of organs pow... Read More

3 things a dermatologist wishes you knew about breakouts
(BPT) - If you suffer from frequent acne breakouts, you've likely been through several skincare products and have considered talking to a dermatologist to help you find the right solutions to improve your skin's condition.But if you haven't seen a dermatologist, or if you haven't yet found an acne ... Read More

The secret to healthy weight loss [Video]
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Three ways to give youth hockey a boost in your hometown
(BPT) - Enrollment in youth hockey is at an all-time high in communities across the country. According to USA Hockey, a record 567,908 players registered to play in the 2018-2019 season, with 356,760 of those players ages 16 and younger.Based on the recent surge in youth hockey enrollment, it's mor... Read More

Get your glow on: 6 tips to make your skin and hair shine
(BPT) - Face it, winter is brutal for your skin and hair. Between the harsh, cold wind outside and the dry, overheated air inside, it's hard to look your best all winter long. On top of that, everyone tends to overindulge in unhealthy food and drinks during the winter months. Fortunately, there are... Read More

Distracted driving: It's not what you think [Infographic]
(BPT) - Think cell phones are the only distraction on the road? Think again. Eighty-seven percent of fatal distraction-affected crashes did not involve cell phones. MetLife Auto & Home's recent survey reveals the most common misperceptions of distracted driving and provides an inside look into ... Read More

“Don’t Give Up”: One Man’s Journey with Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer
(BPT) - Dave, age 74, a retired furniture designer who spent winters on the Utah ski slopes, had always been active and never felt the need to see a doctor. Several years ago, after noticing irregular patterns in his health, such as frequent urination, he assumed these changes were a normal part of... Read More

Move Forward: A Young Woman's Journey with a Rare Disease and Moving Forward in the Name of Her Sister
(BPT) - Perseverance holds a special significance to 28-year-old Kailey McCallister. When she was nearly three years old, she was diagnosed with Type 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare genetic disease that causes progressive muscle weakness and a loss of strength.There are different types of S... Read More

How to put your eye health into 2020 focus this year
(BPT) - Improving one's health is a hot topic for the New Year. New diets, the latest fitness trackers and health-centric apps are popping up everywhere. As people show an increased focus on their weight, their cholesterol level or their muscle tone, they often forget that two of their most importa... Read More

2 simple questions may lower your pet's medication costs considerably
(BPT) - If you own a pet, you're in good company. In fact, 67% of U.S. households own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Association. Pets provide unconditional love and countless memories, and in return they look to their humans to care for th... Read More

Smart tips to manage high-deductible health plan costs
(BPT) - It's the same issue every year: Jan. 1 arrives and you need to meet an annual deductible again before your health care coverage takes full effect. For people with high-deductible plans, this can be a big expense at the start of the year.High-deductible plans are increasing in popularity as ... Read More

5 dermatologist-approved tips for combating winter skin flareups
(BPT) - The wrath of winter can take on many forms, like below-freezing temperatures, icy roads and travel delays, but it doesn't end there. In case you haven't already noticed, winter takes a toll on your skin, too. From dry, red, itchy patches and flaky, tight skin flare-ups of bothersome conditi... Read More

Jigsaw puzzles – perfect for 'me' and 'we' time this winter
(BPT) - During the blustery cold days and cozy nights at home this winter, there's no better time to rediscover the simple pleasures and quiet joys of indoor activities that help you relax and reconnect with family. Over the holidays, through winter break and beyond, families everywhere are eager t... Read More

Help make a child’s wish come true
(BPT) - It's hard to imagine what life has been like for a child who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at just 2 years old, followed by years of surgeries, doctor visits, medications and treatments. Eleven-year-old, four-time cancer survivor Alika has endured all of that - but maintains a positive a... Read More

7 ways to get creative with your FSA money
(BPT) - An employer-sponsored Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a convenient option for saving on health care. You put pre-tax dollars into the account to spend throughout the year on health care related expenses. The downside? Most of your FSA funds expire at the end of the year.If you have an FS... Read More

4 common fitness myths debunked
(BPT) - Weight-loss tips, fad diets and more - these days, they're everywhere you look. And most of it is false information. In fact, the average American wrongly assumes a daily workout must be 95 minutes or more to be impactful, according to a new study conducted by Planet Fitness.Americans expre... Read More

Coping with the Challenges of Mental Illness During the Holidays
(BPT) - During the holiday season, many look forward to festivities and spending time with family, but for some, this time of year can be overwhelming and stressful. People living with mental health challenges may have an especially difficult time during this season as it can cause feelings of isol... Read More

6 ways to focus on yourself in the new year
(BPT) - When setting New Year's intentions, it's easy to get caught up in career or physical health achievements. You strategize to work extra hours or get to the gym a certain number of days per week, but that's not always the right mindset for success.The key to external success starts within. Le... Read More

Resolving for a healthy 2020? Talking to your family is a great way to start
(BPT) - An estimated 130 million Americans make resolutions for 2020 - with more than half of them focused on health. However, most resolutions are broken by February.Marjan Champine, a board-certified and licensed genetic counselor at Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer geno... Read More

8 gift ideas for energetic entrepreneurs
(BPT) - Entrepreneurship is becoming an increasingly common career as passionate and creative people start successful businesses on their own. But entrepreneurial endeavors aren't easy. The lifestyle requires long hours, hard work and dedication.The best gift you can get for the entrepreneur in you... Read More

5 ways to be more productive in the new year
(BPT) - When the calendar flips to a new year, many people are inspired to make resolutions, promising productivity, healthy lifestyles, self-care and more. But all New Year's goals require making time for what you set out to do - and a little planning goes a long way.No matter your resolutions, he... Read More

5 tips for winterizing your health routine
(BPT) - The arrival of the winter months brings an abundance of food, festive drinks and busy days celebrating with loved ones. While indulging in winter festivities, it's important to stay on top of your healthy habits.'The foods and beverages we put into our bodies has a big impact on our health.... Read More

Stop the Bullfit. Let's Get Real About Fitness. [Infographic]
(BPT) - A new, national study finds a growing frustration with fad fitness, social media "fitspiration" and the many myths Americans believe to be true about health and wellness, uncovering just how much of a toll it may be taking on getting America moving.... Read More

Easy Plant-based Swaps for the New Year
(BPT) - As we say goodbye to 2019, many of us will find ourselves making health-focused resolutions or looking to 2020 food trends for inspiration in the new year. One trend that has remained consistent year after year is the desire for plant-based foods, as more consumers continue to seek meat and... Read More

How to make financial wellness your New Year’s resolution
(BPT) - While the holiday season is a wonderful time of year, it can also put great financial strain on individuals going into the new year. The demand of holiday spending can lead to worry of unpaid credit card bills, which can lead many to put themselves on a strict "money diet." As you reflect o... Read More

Self-care re-imagined: Achieve higher quality 'me time' in the bathroom
(BPT) - The long-overdue self-care movement acknowledges what you've known for years: Taking time for yourself gets you in a better state of mind to handle your crazy life and tackle your long to-do list.A day off and a massage appointment are both acts of self-care that can work wonders on your st... Read More

Making a Difference: Why Finding the Right Schizophrenia Treatment Plan Matters
(BPT) - Schizophrenia is a complex and chronic brain disorder that can interrupt every aspect of an adult's life. For adults living with serious mental illness, like Jason, the journey to finding the right treatment plan, including medication and supportive therapies, can take years. During that ti... Read More

Survey: Many homeowners are not prepared for an emergency
(BPT) - If emergency officials in your community issued a mandatory evacuation order to get out of the path of a wildfire, hurricane or other natural disaster, would you know what to take with you, the evacuation route you would take and where you would go until it was safe to return home?Do you ha... Read More

Global Survey Highlighted Profound and Often Under-Reported Effects of Sickle Cell Disease on Patients [Infographic]
(BPT) - The Sickle Cell World Assessment Survey (SWAY) included findings from more than 2,000 respondents in 16 countries underscoring the debilitating and under-reported effects of sickle cell disease and a pattern of not seeking care despite potentially life-threatening symptoms.For more informat... Read More

Prioritize your health in the New Year
(BPT) - Now is the time of year when people typically take inventory of their lives and set new goals. Relationships, finances, careers and health are all important aspects that impact overall well-being. For this New Year, consider making your health a top priority.According to the recent America'... Read More

Expert tips and tricks to brighten your brunch
(BPT) - "One of my favorite things to do is get together with friends for a cozy Sunday brunch," says mother, actress and chef Haylie Duff. "It's the best way to spend some quality time together before jumping into the busy week ahead. Plus, kicking off the morning with a nutritious meal is an adde... Read More

5 tips to boost your workout - and your results
(BPT) - No matter how much you work out, chances are you want more - either in terms of your experience or results. It's not just the time you put in, however. A great workout is all about targeting the right muscle groups, and finding the most efficient exercises to optimize your time and energy.H... Read More

5 Tips to Support Immune Health
(BPT) - Being proactive in supporting your immune health gives you a much better chance of staying healthy this winter season and beyond. Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., Chief Medical Advisor at MegaFood, a leading maker of premium supplements made with real food and added nutrients, identifies several tip... Read More

Preventative Measures And OTC Remedies for a Healthier, Happier You This Cold & Flu Season
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Don't let winter sports injuries freeze your fun
(BPT) - For many people, dropping temperatures mean it's time to bundle up and head outdoors for their favorite winter activities. Whether you're a sports enthusiast hitting the ski slope, a casual skater heading to the local rink or a parent ready to tackle the nearby sledding hill with your child... Read More

Supporting a Loved One with a Chronic and Progressive Lung Condition
(BPT) - Having a friend or loved one with a chronic and progressive condition teaches you many things: patience, understanding and adapting to lifestyle changes after diagnosis. But for Mary, supporting her friend, Barbara, living with a serious lung condition called nontuberculous mycobacterial (N... Read More

5 types of pain and how you can get relief with over-the-counter medications
(BPT) - While pain is an everyday part of life for many, we often don't realize that we don't have to compromise when it comes to our pain management and relief. Here are 5 types of pain you can get relief from with simple home remedies and over-the-counter medications, like Aleve®, so you ... Read More

Life insurance: Who should get it? [Infographic]
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Restore and look good: What to pack for your winter getaway
(BPT) - It's officially that time of year when everyone is stressed out, exhausted and overall in desperate need of some R&R. Whether your idea of restoration involves tearing up the ski slopes or drinking wine by a roaring fireplace, now is the time to prep and plan your exciting winter getawa... Read More

Holiday Wellness Tips [Infographic]
(BPT) - For most, the joy of holiday festivities is intertwined with the stress of packed schedules, flight delays, last-minute gift shopping, or the daunting task of hosting friends and family for a holiday meal. Stress and anxiety can turn what should be an opportunity to spend quality time in th... Read More

Caution is king when it comes to winter driving
(BPT) - With the winter in full swing, ensuring your tires - the last line of defense between your vehicle and harsh conditions - are in working order may be the difference between an enjoyable or stressful travel season. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 17% of all v... Read More

3 ways to add wellness to your vacation
(BPT) - Why not focus on your health this year by planning a trip that will help you relax, recharge and refocus on your top wellness goals?The following are a few ways to focus on your health while on vacation.Here are just a few ways you can make the most of your vacation while getting your healt... Read More

Superfood Scramble Bowls 6 Ways [Infographic]
(BPT) - Boost any egg scramble bowl with one superfood ingredient.... Read More

5 winter tips for healthy teeth and gums
(BPT) - Winter is here - it's time to layer on the warm clothes and stock up on the cold and flu essentials that keep you healthy during the colder months. But as you focus on winter wellness, it's important to remember how oral care affects your overall health.'Your mouth is the gateway to your di... Read More

Keep mom, dad and the grands home safe with the latest technology
(BPT) - Technological advancements are helping aging adults stay safe, comfortable and connected as they age in place. And, families can feel more confident about mom, dad and the grands living independently, especially around the holidays.'The year 2020 brings new innovative technologies to enable... Read More

Pre-Party Rituals to Look & Feel Your Best This Holiday Season
(BPT) - With the drastic drop in temperatures also comes the most festive time of the year. The holiday season isn't just the cheeriest time, but also the busiest. With so many upcoming holiday celebrations to look forward to, you'll want to make sure you not only look your best, but also feel your... Read More

7 tips for long road trips with kids
(BPT) - Whether the length of your drive is three hours or 30 minutes, it can seem an eternity with a bored child in the car. A little planning will ensure your next road trip with one or more children will be happy and safe, no matter where you're going.Here's how you and your kids can stay safe a... Read More

From Seed to Supplement: Behind the Label
(BPT) - More than ever before, consumers today are demanding transparency on product labels. As news about food adulteration and contamination continues to appear in the headlines, the concern for food and product safety is rising.If nutritional supplements have ever been an important part of your ... Read More

Top Five Collision Types in Military States [Infographic]
(BPT) - Read on for the top five collision types in 10 states with high military presence, and five safe driving tips to help you avoid these costly accidents.... Read More

Where is Your Acne? The Importance of Speaking to a Dermatologist About the Acne on Your Face … and Beyond
(BPT) - Did you know that acne affects more than 50 million Americans?1 Even though the condition is astoundingly widespread, not everyone experiences acne the same way. While facial acne is the most visible presentation, 52% of people with facial acne are also affected by acne on their back, shoul... Read More

How to find the right balance with pain management
(BPT) - If you're facing surgery soon, you may have concerns about pain management. In a 2018 Mayo Clinic survey, 94% of the adults surveyed said that they would choose an alternative to opioids for treatment after surgery, but only 1 in 4 actually talked to their healthcare professional about thos... Read More

Better by design: Senior tech benefits from user input
(BPT) - The technology market for older users is booming. With the world's 65-plus population poised to hit one billion by 2030, manufacturers are scrambling to find new ways to put digital products into the hands of this lucrative market.But while they may be purchasing laptops, smartphones and ta... Read More

The critical differences you need to know: Prescription medicine, over-the-counter medicine and dietary supplements
(BPT) - Seventy-five percent of Americans take dietary supplements, according to a 2018 study by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).i Furthermore, '87 percent [of adults in the United States] have overall confidence in the safety, quality and effectiveness of dietary supplements.'i While t... Read More

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

Young mom doesn’t let MS get in the way of living her life
(BPT) - At the young age of 24, Savana Sadler received both the most exciting and terrifying news of her life. Within just weeks of each other, she learned she was about to become a mother for the first time, but she was also going to be embarking on this exciting journey while living with multiple... Read More

9 party survival tips – when you (or guests) are in recovery
(BPT) - The compassionate party host recognizes that some family members and friends may be in recovery. With an estimated 22 million Americans in recovery from addiction, chances are one or more of your guests may be in recovery from behavioral health issues.Jaime Vinck, Group CEO of the Sierra Tu... Read More

4 easy ways to teach kids about animal care and pet adoption this holiday season
(BPT) - Approximately 6.5 million animals enter shelters each year looking for their forever home. It's a wonderful feeling to change a life by bringing home a new furry family member, and it helps teach children valuable lessons of responsibility and basic pet care.Whether it's the adoption of a p... Read More

Smart homes aren't smart without fire sprinklers
(BPT) - Today there are many automated options that make homes more comfortable, energy efficient, cost-effective and safe. Typically referred to as smart home technology, these features may include automating control of items such as lighting, temperature, window shades, surveillance cameras, lock... Read More

Kick off 2020 by getting outdoors and enjoying state parks
(BPT) - For many people, modern life means spending more time indoors. In fact, Americans spend roughly 90% of their time indoors, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This has had numerous direct and indirect health impacts, from respiratory issues due to poor indoor air... Read More

‘Tis the Season to #FightFlu
(BPT) - While the holidays are typically a time for travel, great meals and spending quality time with loved ones, the season can also include an unwelcome guest: influenza (flu). Flu is a contagious viral infection that can affect anyone. In the US, the 2018-2019 flu season was the longest in 10 y... Read More

Are medical costs impacting holiday plans? [Infographic]
(BPT) - The holiday season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of year, but 71% of American families with children are having to make a sacrifice or hard decision due to high medical costs within the past two years, according to the 2019 Aflac Health Care Issues Survey. Sacrifices include spe... Read More

5 Tips for Prioritizing Self-Care During the Holidays
(BPT) - During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's all too easy to let self-care slip off your radar. However, it's important for your health that you prioritize your well-being, so you can enjoy the season with family and friends. If you burn yourself out with all the cooking, shoppi... Read More

5 fire safety tips to follow this winter season
(BPT) - Heating, cooking, decorations and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires occur more in the winter than in any other season. As the snowflakes start to fall and the temperatures dr... Read More

The Road to Managing Your Prostate Cancer Diagnosis [Infographic]
(BPT) - Receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis is scary, and so are some of the side effects that may come along with treating it. While there are several options available, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to prostate cancer treatment, and men should consult a medical professional to assess wh... Read More

Five things you may not know about prostate cancer
(BPT) - Receiving a cancer diagnosis is one of the most terrifying experiences someone can have and unfortunately, roughly one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.1 The good news is prostate cancer is highly treatable and there are several treatment options avai... Read More









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