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home : life : health August 1, 2014

7 health myths that might surprise you
(BPT) - Living a healthy life takes some resolve, but success often comes down to knowing what pays the biggest dividends for a given effort. Health coaches are great sources for this insight. They’ve seen it all on the job and learned a lot in their training.To honor Employee Health and Fitn... GO TO full story


Travel tips for your eyes only
  Eye emergencies can be frightening and even more so when you’re far from home and not sure where to seek help. Vision loss and eye pain can make navigating a new city difficult and, worse yet, if not treated appropriately, can lead to permanent visual impairment. Here are the seve... GO TO full story


Kick-start kids' summer with shoe-shopping tips for parents
(BPT) - When it comes to the health of your children, you do everything you can to help them grow up healthy and strong. You get them vaccinated, take them to the dentist and optometrist, and you do your best to ensure they eat a nutritious diet that will help them grow. But are you aware of the im... GO TO full story


Can your home weather the swarm?
(BPT) - People are welcoming spring with open arms after the mountains of snow and freezing temperatures experienced across much of the country this past winter, but along with the sunshine comes the other less desirable signs of the season. Mosquito eggs start to hatch, termite swarms look for new... GO TO full story


What's the right family size for you? [Infographic]
(BPT) - Bayer HealthCare and HealthyWomen launch the Family Size Matters initiative to help educate women who are done, or think they may be done, having children about their contraceptive options, including permanent birth control. As part of the program, Bayer HealthCare surveyed 1,000 women in t... GO TO full story


Parents, prevent heatstroke by never leaving a child alone in a car
(BPT) - Warm weather is great for trips to the pool or beach, but not so good for the inside of cars, which can rise to deadly temperatures in a very short period of time.Many people are shocked to learn how hot the inside of a car can actually get. Even on a mild 70 degree day, the temperature ins... GO TO full story


Health coverage is available that fits the family budget: Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP is year-round
(BPT) - Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and teens in families with low and moderate incomes. Parents and other adults may qualify for Medicaid as well. In many states, more adults are eligible now than ever befo... GO TO full story


What to look for when buying this year's sunglasses [Infographic]
(BPT) - With summer here, consumers will stock up on sunscreen to help protect against skin cancer. However, what people don’t know is that prolonged sun exposure without proper UV protection for their eyes may also lead to a variety of vision disorders. ... GO TO full story


Loud cheers lead to victory in Brazil [Infographic]
(BPT) - Hear the World Foundation, a global initiative to raise awareness about hearing loss by leading hearing system manufacturer Sonova, is raising awareness about the importance of hearing health and simultaneously forecasting the result of the global football competition in Brazil. During the ... GO TO full story


Beyond sound: Hearing loss linked to other health issues (Infographic)
(BPT) - Did you know recognizing and treating hearing loss may help more than just hearing? Because hearing loss can be connected to a variety of health issues, including depression, dementia and cardiovascular disease, it’s an important aspect of overall health and wellness. Take a free onli... GO TO full story


Dueling with dry skin? Why honey is the bee's knees, head to toe
(BPT) - While winter gets the rap for being hard on skin, the truth is dry, itchy, flaky skin can occur in any season, and all over your body. When you’re looking for an effective, time-trusted treatment for dry skin, it’s hard to beat the moisturizing power of honey. No beauty ingredie... GO TO full story


Breakup with breakouts [Infographic]
(BPT) - Get the inside scoop on what causes acne and how you can help your skin see clearer skies no matter your age. This infographic will provide you with some quick tips and busted myths that can make a big difference on your quest for blemish-free skin.  ... GO TO full story


Plateau-busting tips for avoiding common workout pitfalls
(BPT) - That stubborn muffin top that does not want to budge, the extra 20 minutes you can’t manage to add to your workout – when plateaus occur they can leave you feeling frustrated and discouraged, and make it even harder to stick to your get-in-shape goals. What’s the secret to... GO TO full story


4 reasons to make the move to a medical home
(BPT) - The American health care environment is rapidly changing. One model of health care that’s expanding across the country is the patient-centered medical home. A medical home is not a physical location, as the name implies, but a team-based model of health care delivery led by a physicia... GO TO full story


Gluten-free recipes guaranteed to please a crowd
(BPT) - Sandwiches, pizza and fresh crusty bread ... what do they have in common? Besides being among our favorite foods, they are often made with wheat and contain gluten. However, with a scan of American grocery store shelves or restaurant menus, it’s easy to see that “gluten-free&rdq... GO TO full story


Health care teams demand nurses with doctorate degrees
(BPT) - When open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplaces closed earlier this year, more than 7.1 million Americans had signed up for health insurance coverage. As millions of new patients continue to gain access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act, industry leaders are facing the c... GO TO full story


Seniors willing to discuss driving abilities, yet conversations rarely happen
(BPT) - There are currently more than 23 million licensed drivers aged 70 and older, and with baby boomers beginning to reach 70 years of age, the number of seniors on the road will rise steadily over the next two decades.A new survey released by Liberty Mutual Insurance finds that the majority of ... GO TO full story


Struggling for breath: Why people with COPD may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk
(BPT) - Imagine experiencing shortness of breath, wheezing, and a cough so severe it requires you to visit the emergency room. This is a frightening potential reality for an estimated 24 million Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive and debilitating lung disease... GO TO full story


Getting to the truth behind common diet myths
(BPT) - Dieting trends are all the rage these days, but the truth is, they’re nothing new. One of the earliest dieting fads on record goes back nearly 200 years. In 1820, Lord Byron gave birth to the celebrity diet icon with his Vinegar and Water Diet. Despite its ill effects, his popularity ... GO TO full story


Great-looking, flavorful veggies are also good for your eyes
(BPT) - After a long, cold winter, it’s time to celebrate the start of summer with outdoor picnics, activities with friends and family, and by enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. As you put together your menu for your upcoming summer celebrations, you may not realize just how many foods in some o... GO TO full story


10 tips to help your kid speed to good dental health with NASCAR's Greg Biffle
(BPT) - Getting children to brush their teeth can be challenging. No parent wants to struggle with their child every morning and night to ensure they develop good dental habits and a healthy smile.That’s why NASCAR star Greg Biffle and his wife Nicole, parents of a two-year old daughter, have... GO TO full story


Be your own health advocate to live well and save money with Medicare
(BPT) - When you think about health care, doctors and hospitals often come to mind, but it’s important to remember that the person staring back at you in the mirror may be your greatest health advocate. After all, no one knows your body or mind like you do. This is particularly important for ... GO TO full story


Good habits to keep teens safe on the road
(BPT) - No one starts their day anticipating getting into a car crash. But it only takes one time to be riding in a vehicle without buckling up for a life to be changed forever. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens in the U.S.  Fatalities are split almost equally between te... GO TO full story


Summer-ready: Feeling good about your GI symptoms
(BPT) - With summer in full swing, people across the country are hitting the beaches, pools and barbeques, sipping lemonade and sporting shorts. However, for those living with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, summer may present some challenges beyond how to keep cool, like feeling anxious about wher... GO TO full story


Nomophobia: When a modern smartphone affliction leads to addiction
(BPT) - Everyday technology consumes everyone’s lives as the phone, computer, tablet and other high tech devices have become not just an object, but also a close companion. And for those who are extremely connected to their devices, going without them, even for only a few minutes, can be an a... GO TO full story


Understanding the Treatment Options for Thyroid Cancer
(BPT) - The good news is that with treatment, survival rates range from 71-93%, even for patients with the more severe forms of thyroid cancer. [i] The bad news is that treatment can be challenging for many patients, especially when they are unaware of their treatment options.Thyroid cancer is comm... GO TO full story


How to be a sun-savvy super hero for your family
(BPT) - Summer days lead to cherished family memories – whether they're spent splashing in surf and sand or picnicking in the park. Parents have a knack for creating magical summer moments for their kids. During these times they can also set an example for sun-protection smarts, and in doing ... GO TO full story


Woman with hearing loss says hybrid hearing device is 'miraculous' and 'life changing'
(BPT) - If you’ve been living with hearing loss for a long time, it can be hard to believe there is anything new out there that can help - even if you’ve tried the most advanced hearing aids. You may have found that hearing aids can only help make some sounds louder but you can’t ... GO TO full story


New research conducted by the University of California San Diego compares weight management approaches for people with type 2 diabetes [Infographic]
(BPT) - People with type 2 diabetes often struggle with weight. New research finds one approach significantly more successful in weight management than usual care. ... GO TO full story


Take the 'what' out of conversations with hearing loss present [Infographic]
(BPT) - Hearing loss becomes more common with age; almost half (47 percent) of people over 75 have hearing loss. For people who have severe to profound deafness, cochlear implants are an increasingly common option. Those who have lost their hearing completely in their 60s and 70s do not want to liv... GO TO full story


Lighten up summer with delicious salads and fun activities
(BPT) - The arrival of summer means families are looking for ways to lighten up when it comes to the clothes they’re wearing and the foods they’re eating. They’re starting to incorporate fresh, light flavors into their meals, especially as local fruits and vegetables become availa... GO TO full story


Hospice care: separating fact from fiction
(BPT) - In the living room, a grandfather laughs and plays video games with his granddaughters. Later, he joins the rest of his family to say grace before enjoying a meal together. Moments of life like these may seem ordinary to most; so you may be surprised to learn this grandfather, Robert Mihelb... GO TO full story


Family turns grief into action; offers advice for raising awareness for a cause
(BPT) - Mother and rare disease advocate Lora Moore knows all too well the value of good health and how quickly it can slip away. In 2004, she tragically lost her 12 year-old daughter Lyndon to Hereditary Angioedema (HAE), a rare genetic disease characterized by repeated swelling attacks that can o... GO TO full story


Back-to-school nutrition primer: Give kids a healthy head start on academic success
(BPT) - Parents arm their kids with a plethora of school supplies, new attire and the latest technology to prepare them for a successful school year. But one of the most important components of academic success is often overlooked: nutrition.“Having adequate nutrition provides children with t... GO TO full story


National survey calls for putting 'personal' back into personalized cancer care [Infographic]
(BPT) - New data from The Cancer Experience: A National Study of Patients and Caregivers finds that nearly one in four cancer patients and caregivers remain dissatisfied with their care experience (independent of treatment outcome). The results of this 2014 study echo the findings from the inaugura... GO TO full story


The big cover-up: sun-smart tips for skin
(BPT) - Summer is a time for playing and relaxing in the great outdoors, but activities like volleyball, enjoying a picnic lunch in the park or even driving to work with the sunroof open can lead to unexpected sun exposure.Nearly 50 percent of men and women would use more sunscreen if they could tr... GO TO full story


6 steps to control your blood pressure
(BPT) - A routine doctor’s appointment often involves a health professional checking your blood pressure. The screening is not painful or stressful and typically takes less than a minute to measure. However, the results of this simple test may identify a condition that, when managed, could he... GO TO full story


Help your kids make the grade with healthy back-to-school snacks
(BPT) - School means big adjustments and big demands for everyone involved: shopping for supplies, shuttling here and there, studying – or overseeing the studying – special projects, and more. It’s easy to forget nutrition in all the hustle and bustle.Make a pact to embrace health... GO TO full story


Dentist Dr. Debra Glassman on the Acid Truth
(BPT) - Dear Dr. Glassman,Over the past few years, I’ve tried to incorporate more fruits into my diet and replace sodas with sparkling water with lemon, but I’ve noticed that my teeth have become more sensitive. Could there be a connection?-Jen M.Note: Jen M. is a hypothetical patient a... GO TO full story


Blood sugar basics for type 2 diabetes patients [Infographic]
(BPT) - Blood Sugar Basics: Get to Your Goals is an educational program developed by the American College of Endocrinology, with support from Merck, aimed at helping people living with type 2 diabetes work with their doctor to know their A1C number (average blood sugar level over the past 2-3 month... GO TO full story


What are you doing to help improve your indoor air quality? [Infographic]
(BPT) - The home is often thought of as a haven where parents feel confident about the environment they've created for family members. However, while people may be conscious of outdoor air pollution and health hazards, many don't realize that there may also be pollutants inside the home. ... GO TO full story


Creating connections with children who have Autism
(BPT) - It’s the single most-common developmental disability in America, affects more than 2 million Americans, has grown 10-fold in the past four decades, and is a highly complex disorder, yet at its heart Autism is a disorder that affects human interactions.Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) an... GO TO full story


Try these ideas for light and simple cookout fare
(BPT) - Whether enjoying a summer holiday, celebrating a recent graduation or simply relaxing with friends and family on a lazy Saturday afternoon, this is the perfect time of year to enjoy nutritious eating wherever you are. If you’re planning a backyard barbecue, fresh produce makes delicio... GO TO full story


How pistachios fit into today's popular diets [Infographic]
(BPT) - From Mediterranean and paleo to vegetarian and flexitarian, it might seem difficult to fit our favorite snack foods into today’s most popular diets. Luckily, nutritious and delicious pistachios can easily be a part of many diet plans. Here’s how. ... GO TO full story


Former all-star short stop and professional baseball coach Larry Bowa discusses his painful case of shingles
(BPT) - Larry Bowa may be known for his baseball prowess and fiery personality, but in June 2013, the two-time Golden Glove-winner was stopped in his tracks by a case of shingles, which he says caused him some of the worst pain of his life. Bowa said the pain he felt was so intense he could barely ... GO TO full story


Find the right tools to invest in a healthy smile
(BPT) - If you’re concerned about your oral health and looking to protect your physical and financial well-being, one of the easiest ways to do so is to practice preventive care. Attending bi-annual dental checkups and making smart oral health decisions can help you spot a concern well before... GO TO full story


Create a more natural summer with safe, effective household cleaning tips
(BPT) - Sunscreen, bug spray, pool chlorine – some chemicals seem unavoidable when summer arrives but the season should be a celebration of Mother Nature. You can give your family a healthier and fresher summer by switching to natural cleaning products in your home.“Misconceptions persi... GO TO full story


'Tune-In' to Glioblastoma during Brain Cancer Awareness Month
(BPT) - Interested in using social media for a good cause? Look no further. In recognition of Brain Cancer Awareness Month this May, Twitter users everywhere can support glioblastoma (GBM) patients through the Tune-In to GBM campaign by tweeting the #TuneIn2GBM hashtag from May 1, 2014 through May ... GO TO full story


Intersection of technology and health care improves patient care
(BPT) - The health care industry is shifting its focus from volume to value, rewarding health care providers who offer higher quality, more efficient care. The goal is a transition from an outdated model focused on symptoms to one focused on the patient, improving overall population health through ... GO TO full story


When disaster strikes, will your pets be safe? Preparedness tips for pet parents
(BPT) - Americans living in areas prone to severe storms, floods, earthquakes or other natural disasters may be well aware of the philosophy, “Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.” Families with a disaster plan in place will be better equipped to stay safe and recover from an emer... GO TO full story


Health care industry experiencing new demands for nurses
(BPT) - Nursing continues to be one of the fastest-growing occupations in the nation, as nurses make up the majority of the health care industry workforce. In fact, recent projections from a January 2014 report published in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook estimate... GO TO full story


What You Need to Know About Weight-loss Surgery and Which Procedure May Be Best for Someone Like You
(BPT) - According to the American Medical Association, approximately one in three Americans are obese, leaving at least one third of the country at risk for many health problems including type 2 diabetes, high-blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea.1A growing body of medical evidence show... GO TO full story


Sometimes, red is just wrong [Infographic]
(BPT) - Red lipstick may be a beauty trend, but red skin certainly isn’t. A new survey finds that facial redness influences what others think about you.... GO TO full story


Is macular degeneration limiting your ability to make new memories?
(BPT) - Have you noticed your loved one having trouble seeing what they’re doing at the stove? Are they having trouble recognizing which grandchild is asking for help tying his shoe?For people over the age of 60, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible visi... GO TO full story


Tips and tricks to help make living gluten-free easier [Infographic]
(BPT) - Once considered rare, now one in every 100 people has been diagnosed with celiac disease and an estimated 2.5 million Americans are undiagnosed. With this increased prevalence, awareness about the effects of celiac disease and gluten intolerance has grown tremendously, and the gluten-free d... GO TO full story


Prepping your meals for more nutrients
(BPT) - Want to obtain the most nutrition out of your meals? Incorporate fresh ingredients and pay attention to how they are prepped. A variety of cooking techniques can make certain foods are more flavorful while maintaining high nutritional levels.“To boost the flavor and nutritional value ... GO TO full story


Budget-friendly tricks for serving meals your family will love
(BPT) - Mealtimes – they can be both the blessing and curse of family life. At their best, meals bring families together to share time with loved ones. But, in today’s recovering economy, the pressures of putting food on the table, without busting budgets can make mealtime a source of s... GO TO full story


Immunize your children to protect them from serious diseases [Infographic]
Many vaccine-preventable childhood diseases are still active in the U.S. That’s why it’s important that children, especially infants and young children, receive recommended immunizations on time. Children younger than 2 years of age are among those at risk for vaccine-preventable d... GO TO full story


Fight childhood hunger to keep kids healthy this summer
(BPT) - Children everywhere look forward to the long sunny days of summer vacation, but not everything about being away from school is fun and games. Many children who rely on free or reduced cost meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry during the summer months.“Millions of c... GO TO full story


Computer screens, smartphones and TVs - blue light from electronic devices raising concerns for eye health
(BPT) - Your morning probably starts off in a routine. You might watch the weather report on your flatscreen TV before jumping into the shower, answer an email on your tablet shortly after getting dressed, or text a friend while eating breakfast.We use our eyes much differently than any generation ... GO TO full story


Tips for making real, pure ingredients a part of everyday life
(BPT) - Trends and fad diets come and go. But a progressive approach to nutrition – one grounded in positive eating – remains constant. It’s the desire to get more out of food with real, pure ingredients. Most people find the commitment to natural, healthy living isn’t as ch... GO TO full story


Thyroid disease a mystery to many [Infographic]
(BPT) - Each year, millions of people in the U.S. are diagnosed with a thyroid condition, which can occur at any stage in life and often wreak havoc with one’s health. Despite the importance of the thyroid to the proper functioning of so many body processes, the signs and symptoms of thyroid ... GO TO full story


Refreshing salads for warm days
(BPT) - Nothing says “summer is here” like a fresh salad bursting with garden-fresh vegetables, herbs and flavors. So how do you toss some zing into your salad to get your family and friends craving more? Follow these five simple steps to create eye-popping, mouth-watering and crowd-ple... GO TO full story


The benefits of enjoying the healthy Mediterranean diet
(BPT) - With warmer weather, more people turn to fun outdoor activities, especially after a long cold winter. Diet and exercise are the key ingredients of a healthy lifestyle, and fresh salads and other summertime delicacies abound.One particularly healthful diet trend is the Mediterranean diet, so... GO TO full story


The 5 nutritional supplements that should be on everyone's shopping list
(BPT) - Most American’s aren’t consuming enough nutrients from their daily diet. Only 1 percent of the population meets minimum standards of a balanced diet, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A well-chosen supplement can benefit many people, e... GO TO full story


Help combat the significant impact of depression on individuals and businesses [Infographic]
(BPT) - The signs of depression, at work and at home, are known to cause people significant distress/impairment in social, occupational, and other important areas of life. To help combat the significant impact of depression on individuals and businesses, the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health,... GO TO full story


Teenagers believe legalization of marijuana encourages experimentation and may lead to further drug use
(BPT) - The legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use is happening in states across the nation. These changes may be affecting the way teenagers think about marijuana and other harmful substances.A new study commissioned by Rosecrance shows that the legalization of marijuana m... GO TO full story


Centenarians reveal their secrets to a long, happy life
(BPT) - One hundred years ago, the average American’s life expectancy was between 50 and 60 years, and so the estimated 53,000 centenarians in the United States today have lived much longer than most of their contemporaries. Perhaps that is why a new survey shows that these 100-year-olds feel... GO TO full story


Clearing up the facts about cataracts
(BPT) - Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Approximately 24.5 million Americans have the lens-clouding eye condition, and the incidence is set to grow by 50 percent by 2050, according to the National Eye Institute. If not treated through a change in e... GO TO full story


Laboring under misconceptions: Epidural myths may keep women from reliable pain management
(BPT) - It’s one of the most effective, safest and widely used forms of pain management for women in labor, yet there are misconceptions about epidurals, a recent study shows. From fears of permanent back pain to allegations of potential harm to the baby, many women still harbor mistaken beli... GO TO full story


Why employers and payers should care about the rising cost of obesity [Infographic]
(BPT) - Obesity costs are predicted to jump from $147 billion to $697 billion by 2030 if current trends continue. However, employers and payers can play an important role in reversing this trend by educating employees and members and providing tools to improve conversations in the exam room. Better... GO TO full story


Does your bladder control your life? What you should know about your options
(BPT) - Do you feel like you spend your life in the bathroom?  Do your night-time potty runs keep you from getting a good night’s sleep? Nearly one in five adults struggles with an overactive bladder (OAB), according to the National Association for Continence (NAFC). The condition result... GO TO full story


Heads up, sunshine. Those rays are aging you, fast [Infographic]
(BPT) - Before soaking up the rays this summer, check the facts on sun damage. For instance, more than 90 percent of the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun. And 85 percent of the population still doesn’t know that sun exposure is the No. 1 cause of signs o... GO TO full story


7 simple spring cleaning steps pack a powerful punch against indoor allergens
  Spring is in the air, and there’s no better time to spruce up your home and get it ready for warmer days. Not only does a clean home look great, it can make you feel confident, too. Fifty percent of homes have at least six detectable allergens present, according to the American Academy... GO TO full story


Why it's critical to make eye exams part of your back-to-school routine
(BPT) - Reading the computer, chalkboard and books are critical elements of getting an education that can lead students to reaching their full potential and making their goals and dreams come true.Surprisingly, vision disability is the single most prevalent disabling condition among children.In fac... GO TO full story


Did you know salt reduces stress?
(BPT) - Stress can kill you and the longer you experience stress the worse your health can become. In fact, exposure to long term stress causes the body to produce several hormones that can lead to anxiety, depression, digestive problems, heart disease, trouble sleeping, obesity, and memory loss, a... GO TO full story


Not getting through? How to talk to your guy about your health concerns
(BPT) - When you mention PMS, heavy periods or yeast infections and your guy cringes, changes the subject or flees the room, it’s not that he doesn’t care. He probably just has no clue how to talk about your health problems. One survey found that 63 percent of men say it would take prol... GO TO full story


5 tips for relieving dry skin
(BPT) - Are you one of the many people who suffer from excessively dry skin? For many, dry skin is worse than just a tight, itchy feeling. Often it can result in flakiness, inflammation and redness. Just when you think you have it under control, another dry patch appears on your body and has you se... GO TO full story


The skinny on pistachios: [Infographic]
(BPT) - Those who fear the fat in nuts can rest assured that pistachios won’t wreak havoc on your healthy eating plan. Eating as much as 20 percent of calories as pistachios may not lead to weight gain, according to recent research presented at the 2014 Experimental Biology conference. Skinni... GO TO full story


Concerned about stroke? A two-year study finds that vitamin E from Malaysian palm oil helps to protect brain's white matter
(BPT) - While you may know about your brain’s gray matter, did you also know that about 50 percent of your brain is made of white matter? The health of your brain’s white matter affects how well it learns and functions. This is also the area of the brain most often affected by stroke. N... GO TO full story


The silent threat to productivity: untreated hearing loss impacts more than 1 in 4 [Infographic]
(BPT) - Thirty percent of U.S. employees suspect they have hearing loss, but have not sought treatment, according to new research from EPIC Hearing Healthcare. Of those, almost all (95 percent) say it impacts them on the job.Through the Listen Hear! public education initiative, EPIC Hearing Healthc... GO TO full story


Facing brain surgery? Know all your options
(BPT) - Fear is a normal reaction when you’ve just been told your headaches and blurry vision are symptoms of a brain tumor which is serious enough that you will need treatment. Whether you’re facing the prospect of brain cancer or another neurological problem, it’s important to f... GO TO full story


5 surprising facts about baby boomers - including one that could save your life
(BPT) - Were you born from 1945 through 1965? If so, you’re part of the unique generation known as the baby boomers. Here are interesting facts about baby boomers in America. One of them could save your life.1. Baby boomers are one of the largest generations in U.S. history.The baby boomer ge... GO TO full story


This Independence Day, help start a national conversation about an often-neglected issue in women's health: sex after menopause
(BPT) - Some women say sex after menopause is fabulous. For millions of others, it’s the opposite. Something to avoid. Yet many suffer in silence finding it too awkward and uncomfortable to bring up with their health care providers, significant others or even their closest girlfriends. Studie... GO TO full story


Natural, non-hormonal therapy provides big relief for menopause-related hot flashes
(BPT) - Today in the United States, an estimated 50 million women have reached menopause, and most will spend at least one-third of their lives beyond their final period, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Nearly 80 percent of women in industrialized countries experience hot fl... GO TO full story


Beach potty problems - the salty truth [Infographic]
(BPT) - Salt isn’t the only substance beachgoers may have to wash off this summer. Charmin reveals the bathroom behaviors of beach goers nationwide in this witty and shocking representation of their Don’t Pee in the Sea Survey. Watch out for the warm spots! ... GO TO full story


Multiple myeloma by the numbers [Infographic]
(BPT) - Multiple myeloma is an incurable and rare cancer that starts in plasma cells in the bone marrow. Check out the Multiple Myeloma by the Numbers infographic to learn more. ... GO TO full story


Survey shows that most affected by obesity are not taking steps to lose weight [Infographic]
(BPT) - A 2012 National Health and Wellness Survey of 23,000 people with obesity shows most of those affected by obesity are not taking steps to lose weight. Among those who did take measures, prescription weight loss medications and surgical procedures yielded greater satisfaction versus self-modi... GO TO full story


The tween years: How to survive as a parent
(BPT) - There’s the summer vacation you dream of: happy children playing games, parents relaxing, cheerful grandparents, smooth roads, short lines and easy-to-schedule outdoor sports and activities for the kids. And then there’s the reality, which more closely resembles “National ... GO TO full story


Summer do's and don'ts for hearing aid wearers
(BPT) - Summer is (finally) almost here. Many people look forward to this season because it gives them the opportunity to indulge in activities requiring warm, sunny days, like boating, swimming, hiking, and traveling.Wearing hearing aids shouldn’t keep you from enjoying yourself, but it is i... GO TO full story


Kids, digital devices and eye strain. They don't all have to go together. [Infographic]
(BPT) - Parents severely underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). Eighty-three percent of children, between the ages of 10 and 17, estimate they use an electronic device for three or more hours each day. However, a separ... GO TO full story


The top 5 health tips for men
(BPT) -  Women are 100 percent more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventative services than men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The month of June is dedicated to raising awareness for men’s health, and a key component is focusing on... GO TO full story


Tips for daily sun safety this summer [Infographic]
(BPT) - You may remember to apply sunscreen at the beach, but do you remember to apply every day? Incidental sun exposure may seem harmless, but the rays you catch during your morning commute or walk around the block accumulate and put you at an increased risk for skin cancer. That’s why it&r... GO TO full story


Update your workout gear to whip your fitness routine into shape
(BPT) - Summer is a great time to ramp up your physical fitness routine and get in shape for beach season. You’re probably looking for ways to improve not only your workout, but achieve your fitness goals as well. To maximize the effectiveness of your fitness routine, you’ll need some s... GO TO full story


Breathe easy with healthy tips for Asthma Awareness Month [Infographic]
(BPT) - Across the country, millions of adults and children are living with asthma. With the right knowledge, asthma patients can proactively prepare for and manage their asthma symptoms. For more information about asthma management and helpful tools and resources visit www.GetSmartAboutAsthma.com.... GO TO full story


Kid-friendly foods that are also healthy appearing in restaurants across the country
(BPT) - With summer finally here, many will take the opportunity to spend more quality time with family, and dining out in restaurants is a perfect way to spend that time together.In an effort to meet the growing demand among consumers for more healthful menu options, a number of restaurants - in h... GO TO full story


5 tips to keep your family healthy and your house clean this school year
(BPT) - While you and your family have enjoyed relaxing vacations and amazing weather these last few months, it’s time to prepare for the hustle and bustle of another school year.A new school year also means your family’s mornings will return to that more familiar, hectic pace. Keeping ... GO TO full story


Healthy housekeeping tips offer a fresh approach to seasonal cleaning
(BPT) - For more than 40 million Americans living with allergies and 25 million with asthma, housekeeping comes with extra concerns and responsibilities. More than half of all homes in the U.S. have at least one person dealing with allergies or asthma, so cleaning needs to focus on removing common ... GO TO full story


Sometimes red is wrong - especially when it's on your face
(BPT) - For many women over the age of 30, fine lines and wrinkles are the top beauty concern, as they use creams and other cosmetics to counter aging, sun exposure and previous excesses. However, many women over 30 don’t know they are also the prime candidates to be affected by the common, y... GO TO full story


The future of cancer treatment may lie in an experimental 'immunotherapy' vaccine
(BPT) - Diane Altenburg doesn’t mind a good challenge. An army wife for 28 years and mother to five children, she and her family moved 17 times, across states and continents as military roles changed. But even with all the travel, Altenburg never felt put out. She regarded it all as part of h... GO TO full story


Eating clean: Today's top food trend takes a simpler approach to nutrition
(BPT) - Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate? Azodicarbonamide? Sodium Benzoate? Most people will agree that you shouldn’t need a chemistry degree to read and understand what goes into your favorite foods. A simple glance at the average ingredient label, however, can be a confusing sight. This begs the ... GO TO full story


What will we do for great food? The answers may surprise you [Infographic]
(BPT) - The makers of PEPCID commissioned a survey to better understand the habits and mind-set of food enthusiasts: how often they experience heartburn, how far they will travel for their next great bite, and what they will do for a great-tasting meal. The results were very telling; food... GO TO full story


Ask the Pharmacist: Managing the aches and pains of arthritis
(BPT) - Arthritis can strike at any age. In fact, of the 50 million Americans suffering from arthritis, two-thirds are under the age of 65. Each year, arthritis accounts for 44 million outpatient visits, over 900,000 hospitalizations and has quickly become the leading cause of disability in the Uni... GO TO full story


The key to managing stress: identify causes and find simple solutions
(BPT) - If there is one aspect of life in the modern world that affects all of us, it’s stress. In fact, it’s so prevalent and can have such a serious effect on our health, that April has been named Stress Awareness Month. Yet despite the potential negative effects of stress, it can als... GO TO full story


Follow these expert rules for gorgeous, resilient hair
(BPT) - Having hair that is resilient means it can bounce back from the constant challenges it undergoes on a daily basis. From morning workouts through evening soirees, the key to stepping out with your best hair is establishing a strong, healthy foundation, starting from the scalp.To help women a... GO TO full story


See how a fitness expert stays fit and healthy with a daily dose of fun
(BPT) - Keoni Hudoba wasn’t always the renowned New York City fitness trainer he is today. A native of Hawaii, he came to New York as a performer, and developed a love for fitness through a series of healthy steps that led to a radical transformation.Keoni battled his weight throughout his co... GO TO full story


Getting Effective Delivery from Your Asthma Inhaler: What Parents of Asthmatics Should Know
(BPT) - Did you know that Asthma affects approximately 26 million Americans, including 7.1 million children? May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness month and the perfect time to remind parents of asthmatics about the importance of making sure their child is getting the correct delivery of their asthma... GO TO full story


Stay on top of your rheumatoid arthritis with these helpful tips
(BPT) - Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an incurable, progressive disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks a person’s joints, causing inflammation and damage. Approximately 1.3 million people have RA. This condition strikes about three times as many women as men and mos... GO TO full story


Easy methods to give your home a summer spruce up
(BPT) - Home truly is where the heart is. After all, it’s where you raise the children, entertain friends and family, and relax after many a hard day. Chances are it’s also seen its share of wear and tear over the years.While springtime is traditionally the season for cleaning and clear... GO TO full story


Is your child eating kid-friendly foods that support overall health and wellness?
(BPT) - It’s 3 in the morning and your child is awake complaining of aches and pains. You take his temperature, give him some water, and sit with him to encourage rest. Parents commonly experience long nights like these, and it can be tormenting when you can’t make your ill child feel b... GO TO full story


Encouraging millennial women to develop life goals [Infographic]
(BPT) - Bayer Healthcare, a leader in women’s health for over five decades, developed The Timeline Project - an engaging online community and tool intended to ignite a conversation among Millennial Women, defined as women between the ages of 18 and 29, to think about their life goals. Many of... GO TO full story


Eyes get sunburned too: Doctor tips for being sun-wise with your eyes
(BPT) - The gentle breezes and bright sunshine of spring and summer entice people young and old to enjoy more time outdoors. Whether you’re spending the day at the beach or just relaxing on the patio with a good book, sunscreen is a necessity when you’re outside. While it’s always... GO TO full story


Do you feel tired all the time? [Infographic]
(BPT) - It's normal to feel tired sometimes, but people with narcolepsy struggle to stay awake and alert more often than not. Narcolepsy involves the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. It affects an estimated one in 2,000 people in the U.S., but more than half of people... GO TO full story


Seniors: healthy eyes equal happy lives [Infographic]
(BPT) - One in six Americans age 65 and older has a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Also, the risk of eye diseases and conditions increase with age, yet many older adults neglect to see an ophthalmologist for care. Here are some facts and tips about keepin... GO TO full story


Guilt-free desserts to please the whole family
(BPT) - Dinner is over and your family is craving something sweet to end the meal. There are plenty of delicious options to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth while keeping your family’s balanced diet in check. Best of all, these desserts can be made right in your own kitchen. By preparing ... GO TO full story


Why the FDA wants pregnant women to eat more fish [Infographic]
(BPT) - The evidence is in, and for the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is encouraging pregnant and breastfeeding women to eat no less than two servings of seafood per week. Science shows eating seafood promotes babies’ brain development and can help ensure that they get cri... GO TO full story


Planning, communication and cooperation help reduce back-to-school worry for parents of students with diabetes
(BPT) - Children begin each school year excited about making new friends, and learning new things. But children living with diabetes and their families may also feel uncertain or uneasy about how their diabetes will be managed throughout the school day.For parents of the more than 200,000 children ... GO TO full story


Critical program helps veterans find health care and other benefits
(BPT) - It could be a parent, a son or daughter, a co-worker, or a best friend. With more than 21 million American men and women over the age of 18 having served in the U.S. Armed Forces, most people know at least one person who is a veteran. But unless they are veterans themselves, most don’... GO TO full story


Reignite those romantic urges
(BPT) - With the hectic schedules that many women adhere to, it’s not surprising that many feel stressed out or overwhelmed. The responsibilities of juggling a career, a family and obligations as a wife and mother can be nerve-wracking, and for many women sex is not on their mind. While this ... GO TO full story


Celebrate the power of hearing during Better Hearing and Speech Month [Infographic]
(BPT) - May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a time to reflect on the benefits and experiences we gain because of healthy hearing. The ability to hear is a powerful thing – hearing makes memories of special times shared with loved-ones, provides understanding in work and social settings, a... GO TO full story


Can't sleep? Your personality may be the problem [Infographic]
(BPT) - Your bedtime behavior could be wreaking havoc on your sleep. Are you a Workaholic? A Sleeping Beauty? Control Freak or a Plugged-Insomniac? Follow this fun chart below to diagnose your personality and uncover how your quirky routines might be creeping in on valuable sleep time. ... GO TO full story


Have a 'PEP Talk' to help prevent life-threatening pregnancy complications
(BPT) - Pregnancy and childbirth should be an exciting time for women and their loved ones. For nine months, families are busy preparing and looking forward to meeting their healthy, happy baby. But pregnancy complications – or the thought that something could happen to the pregnant mother &n... GO TO full story


Five steps to a safer pool and spa this summer [Infographic]
(BPT) - Kids love the water and while pools and spas can be a source of endless fun, they can also be dangerous if safety measures aren’t followed. Keep these safety tips in mind before your kids hit the water to make sure everyone has a safe and fun time. ... GO TO full story


True beauty radiates from within: bone up on bone health
(BPT) - Reducing wrinkles, moisturizing, dyeing, plumping, nipping and tucking. When it comes to combating the outer signs of aging, women have been searching for the fountain of youth since the beginning of time. But with all the time spent focusing on aging on the outside, many women are overlook... GO TO full story


3 myths about microwave foods
(BPT) - Everyone has their favorite foods they save for a special treat, or to make an already enjoyable occasion even better. But with a constant flow of information about food and health trends, it’s often difficult to know which are the best choice for you and your family. Is what you&rsqu... GO TO full story


Learn what hospice care really means to patients and their families
(BPT) - What makes a good death? This is a question that many people prefer not to think about in their day-to-day lives. However, for patients facing an uncertain future, it is an extremely relevant reality. The answer can vary from person to person, depending on individual personalities, interest... GO TO full story


Self-esteem: A top tool for empowering kids to stay smoke-free
(BPT) - Each day, 4,000 American children take up smoking, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Most are probably aware of the health risks, but the internal pressure they place on themselves to fit in with peers can drive their decision to try that first cigarette. Self-esteem – an... GO TO full story


Kickoff summer on the right foot
(BPT) - With summer here, it’s time for boots and heavy shoes to go into the back of the closet as we make way for strappy sandals and flip-flops. From walking on the beach to patio parties to lounging by the pool and hiking on vacation, you want your feet to be comfortable and ready for ever... GO TO full story


Why kids and nutritionists reject new school lunches
(BPT) - Good nutrition for school children is a priority that everyone can support but not everyone can agree on the best way to achieve it. Recent changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture require schools drastically alter their programs in ways that are hard to meet. Children in particular ar... GO TO full story


Osteoarthritis knee pain? 4 pain-busting tips as the weather warms up
(BPT) - If you’re one of the millions of people who’s been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, pain can put a damper on your enjoyment of warm weather activities.“I was always an active person, going to the gym several times a week and working in my garden,” says Mary Ann J.... GO TO full story


Stepping out for spring? People with diabetes should check their feet first
(BPT) - Spring is finally here and it’s an ideal time to get outside and be more physically active. For those with diabetes, regular exercise helps increase circulation and is a critical part of staying healthy. But, before lacing up your sneakers, remember these important steps to ensure you... GO TO full story


Well-heeled: Tips for picking high heels that are better for your feet
(BPT) - Few relationships in a woman’s life are as love-hate as the one she has with her high heels. We love them because they look great and make legs appear longer and leaner, helping petite women appear taller and tall women statuesque. The hate, however, comes when the pain begins.High he... GO TO full story


What you need to know about hepatitis C testing [Infographic]
(BPT) - About 3.2 million in the U.S. have chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And approximately 80 percent of people infected don’t exhibit any symptoms, according to the World Health Organization. If you test positive for HCV, as... GO TO full story


Major depressive disorder: A common and complex disorder with a constellation of symptoms
(BPT) - Major depressive disorder: A common and complex disorder with a constellation of symptoms.... GO TO full story


Redefining what it means to do things 'like a girl' [Infographic]
(BPT) - “You run like a girl” or “you throw like a girl” are common insults we’ve all heard or said at one point. Always, the leader in global feminine care, is empowering women to change the negative perception of the phrase and make “like a girl” a declar... GO TO full story


Over-the-counter medicines help Americans to get well, stay well, and feel well [Infographic]
(BPT) - Over-the-counter (OTC), or nonprescription, medicines are products that consumers can purchase in pharmacies, supermarkets and other retail stores as well as online without a prescription. Millions of American families reach for OTC medicines to relieve symptoms associated with common, ever... GO TO full story


Life on the cutting edge: Groundbreaking stem cell research into Lou Gehrig's disease
(BPT) - On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig said goodbye to the crowd at Yankee Stadium: "Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." The bad break he referred to was his career-ending diagnosis of amy... GO TO full story


5 things parents should be aware of when it comes to kids and digital devices
  (BPT) - From the moment your kids get up in the morning and turn on cartoons, to the second they finish playing on their iPad before bed, their eyes are looking at digital devices almost nonstop. The blue-light high-energy wavelength emitted from these devices’ screens can damage ... GO TO full story


Tame that ringing in your ears and rock on, boomers
(BPT) - Bob Dylan. The Rolling Stones. Led Zeppelin. Music helped define an entire generation of baby boomers. It expressed their fresh world view and energized them as they set the world in a new direction.But if you’re like many from this music-filled, life-embracing generation, then some o... GO TO full story


Home safety tips that put families at ease
(BPT) - While summer is most looked forward to for warmer weather, more time spent outdoors and family vacations, when the weather heats up, burglaries and home invasions increase as well. It is essential that families and individuals learn to protect themselves and their homes from unwanted intrud... GO TO full story


Public awareness needed to prevent bed bugs
(BPT) - One of the most feared household pests of the past decade has been the bed bug. What may be the most unnerving part about these tiny pests is how they hide in mattresses, couches and even dressers waiting for their next blood meal.In recent years there has been an increase in the number of ... GO TO full story


Novo Nordisk DAWN2(tm) Study Sheds Light on Emotional and Social Effects of Diabetes
(BPT) - More than 382 million people around the world suffer from diabetes—a staggering number that continues to climb. The impact of the disease, however, can’t be fully realized without considering the psychosocial effects on those living with diabetes and the family members, caregive... GO TO full story


Look what the cat dragged in: Pests your pets bring home
(BPT) - Keeping pests out of your home is important, but it can be an uphill battle if you aren’t intercepting them at the source, and in some cases, the source may be your pets.Pet pests pose unique threats to both people and animals and can be brought inside on fur, skin and clothing. They ... GO TO full story


First Prescription Medicine Certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union Available for Treatment of Rare Disease
(BPT) - The word “kosher” is typically associated with food products. However, Pfizer Inc. has taken the next step to include prescription medicine by certifying their product, ELELYSO™ (taliglucerase alfa) for injection, an enzyme replacement therapy for adults with Type 1 Gauche... GO TO full story


Wholesome snacks for back to school
(BPT) - The school year is here and with it, all of those hectic schedules. You may think the chaos of another school year means you’re too busy to provide your children with nourishing after-school snacks, but that doesn’t have to happen. There are many easy recipes available that will... GO TO full story


Food safety tips for the summer cookout
(BPT) - Summer’s here - it’s time to slip on a pair of flip-flops and don your favorite grilling apron with that one-of-a-kind catchy slogan. You know the one. Maybe it’s “King of the Grill,” “Come and Get It” or “Grill Sergeant.” It’... GO TO full story


Taking responsibility for your health: Ask for yourself. Do it for your family
(BPT) - Every day you sit around the dinner table with your loved ones and ask about their lives−“How was your day? What’s new at work? Do you have any plans for this weekend?” But how often do you ask the truly important questions, like−“Are you taking care of y... GO TO full story


How chiropractic care can help runners
(BPT) - For those who are regular runners and in overall good shape, it may seem odd to consider chiropractic care, but taking care of yourself when you’re healthy can be the best way to avoid future injuries. Gone are the days when chiropractic care was needed just for aches, injuries or pai... GO TO full story


Heartburn-busting tips to keep summer feasting fun
(BPT) - Warm weather is on the way, which means family gatherings, vacations and lots of party foods. From sweet barbecue and frozen treats, to spicy and rich foods, spring and summer are full of risks for people prone to frequent heartburn. This year, try to beat the burn with some quick tips to h... GO TO full story


Feed body and soul by giving your next Italian meal a nutritious twist
(BPT) - It is said that Italian food nourishes the body and soul by celebrating fresh ingredients prepared with love. Using care when selecting ingredients for your next Italian meal can be the difference between heavier fare and something family members can feel good about, especially at a time wh... GO TO full story


Tossing and turning at night? Stop counting sheep and start collecting zzz's
(BPT) - Although many people workout, eat the right foods and are very concerned about their overall health, one important factor is often overlooked: sleep. In today’s 24/7 world, people are often going right up until they have to go to bed – leaving them unable to turn off their minds... GO TO full story


Living each moment of life with hospice
(BPT) - Life is about living each moment to the fullest. A father’s wedding dance with his daughter, a veteran’s visit to the World War II Memorial and the opportunity to bring a newborn grandchild home ... these are only some of the moments made possible thanks to hospice care.Many peo... GO TO full story


Cardiologists outline their primary treatment goals [Infographic]
(BPT) - Cardiologist Survey: Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Priorities... GO TO full story


Spit up: Parents often confused about an occurrence considered normal in most babies
(BPT) - It is an all too familiar scene for many parents: They are enjoying a relaxing moment watching their baby contently nursing or bottle-feeding and then, inexplicably, the infant spits up. And then it happens again, and again.Parents often worry: Is spitting up like that normal?Chances are, i... GO TO full story


Hey mom! What's your head lice experience? [Infographic]
(BPT) - Although head lice are a common problem in families with school-aged children, a new national survey reveals that despite 60% of moms – including 85% of those who have experienced head lice in their household as an adult – saying they know the facts about head lice, many still a... GO TO full story


Is your handbag prepared to help save your life?
(BPT) - Did you know that nearly 300,000 women in the U.S. have heart attacks each year? Yet, most women’s handbags are better prepared to manage a broken nail (55 percent) or bad hair day (36 percent) than a heart attack (17 percent).Bayer HealthCare, the makers of Bayer(R) Aspirin, and Wome... GO TO full story


How one woman's cancer journey was transformed into art
(BPT) - A cancer diagnosis can be one of the scariest moments in a person’s life, but now, more than ever, that diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Today, it is estimated that two in three people diagnosed with cancer survive at least five years, according to the American Can... GO TO full story


3 serious medical conditions associated with hearing loss
(BPT) - Think you might have hearing loss? It turns out procrastinating about that hearing test appointment may put more than just your hearing at risk. Primary care doctors now know hearing loss may be a symptom of another, more serious medical condition.Over the past decade, studies have linked h... GO TO full story


Bridging the disability insurance gap
(BPT) - For most people, the prospect of losing income due to injury or disability is a frightening one, but in reality, few believe it is a challenge they will ever personally face. Only 28 percent of employees feel confident in their ability to replace earnings in the event of a disability, accor... GO TO full story


10 incredibly simple ways to ease back-to-school stress
(BPT) - Helping your child ease into the school year sets them up to succeed both academically and socially. But making the transition from the lazy days of summer to the hectic pace of back to school can be overwhelming, for you and your kids. Between school supply shopping, extracurricular activi... GO TO full story


Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school
(BPT) - If schools and parents received report cards on the lunches they’re serving kids, most wouldn’t receive a passing score. Many lunches, whether served at school or brought from home, are made with bleached flour, artificial sweeteners, food coloring, high-fructose corn syrup, art... GO TO full story


Learn how to help college students take control of their health
(BPT) - College may provide the first opportunity for many young adults to make important health decisions for themselves. In its Healthy Campus 2020 objectives, the American College Health Association’s Healthy Campus Coalition highlights a number of important topics for improving the health... GO TO full story


Try tasty simple swaps to lighten up your menu
(BPT) - When it comes to diet and health, small changes can lead to big rewards. Replacing less healthy ingredients in your favorite recipes with ingredients that are lower in calories and packed with nutrients (and flavor) make it easy for you to stay on track. The trick is to identify ingredients... GO TO full story


Putting herself first: Easy tips to help women to focus on their own health
(BPT) - As the caretaker of the family, sometimes Mom is so busy watching over her spouse and children, she forgets to take care of herself. This is the perfect time of year for women to focus on their own health, especially as schedules slow down for the summer months.Taking a moment to pause and ... GO TO full story


Natural stress relievers for families busy with school
(BPT) - Many moms say back-to-school season rivals the holidays as the most stressful time of the year. The whirlwind spans from shopping for supplies to scheduling new fall activities. Whether you’re a single mom, a Mr. Mom or a traditional parent, nearly everyone can benefit from reducing s... GO TO full story


Children's health concern: Every minute poison control answers a call about young kids getting into medicine
(BPT) - Most parents and grandparents know that keeping medicine out of children’s hands is important. But every minute a poison control center answers a call about a young child getting into medicine, and every 8 minutes a child goes to the emergency room for medicine poisoning. What’s... GO TO full story


Diagnosed with kidney disease? Diet can help delay, prevent kidney failure
(BPT) - Chronic kidney disease affects one in 10 Americans age 20 or older, according to the CDC Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Managing the disease through diet and other lifestyle changes can help people delay or even prevent the most serious consequence of kidney disease: kidne... GO TO full story


A world of whoops: The nation's most accident-prone cities [Infographic]
(BPT) - June is National Safety Awareness Month and with the start of summer, many people will tackle the difficult – yet rewarding – task of home improvement projects. Of course sometimes those projects don’t go as planned. With do-it-yourself and summertime safety in m... GO TO full story


Beyond sound: The link between hearing loss and cognitive health
(BPT) - Difficulty hearing may be more than just a quality-of-life issue. Growing evidence indicates that untreated hearing loss in older adults can lead to other health conditions, and one of the most concerning is cognitive decline.In fact, a Johns Hopkins Study found that cognitive diminishment ... GO TO full story


5 ways hospice can help you or your loved ones
  (BPT) - The vast majority of Americans say what they want at the end of life is to die in their own homes, as comfortable and pain-free as possible. The hospice philosophy is about making sure that a patient’s death experience reflects their wishes. Here are five ways that hospice... GO TO full story


Safety tips to prevent summer fun from becoming a summer scare
(BPT) - As the days get longer and warmer, kids and adults alike have plenty of reasons to get outdoors. With all the playtime comes extra dangers everyone needs to be on the lookout for. No family wants to have summer fun turn into a summer scare.Drowning is the No. 1 cause of injury-related death... GO TO full story


Why nutrition is just as important for mom as it is for baby after birth
(BPT) - After baby arrives, all of the attention goes to him, especially when it comes to eating, but many moms may not realize how important it is for them to eat well during this critical time – especially if they are breastfeeding. Nutrition needs are greater during breastfeeding than... GO TO full story



 





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