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Top tips to overcome summer temptations and stay healthy
(BPT) - Barbeques, ice cream, baseball game hotdogs and indulging on vacation: All are major factors that make it difficult to maintain the healthy lifestyle you kick-started in the New Year. A recent survey from Prevention and Centrum reveals the majority of Americans say that it's easier to eat po ...
Easy tips to drink more water throughout the day
(BPT) - You know drinking plenty of water every day is good for your health. The Institute of Medicine recommends men consume about 13 cups of fluid a day and women take in about 9 cups. Yet remembering to drink water may not always make the top of your daily to-do list. Here are some tips to natura ...
Smart buying decisions: How hearing aids give you a great return on your investment
(BPT) - If you’re one of the nearly 40 million Americans who suffer with hearing loss, maybe it’s time to consider investing in your hearing health.Research shows that the rewards can be substantial. In fact, identifying and addressing hearing loss has been shown to positively influence ...
What are you doing to protect your eyes from too much screen time? [Infographic]
(BPT) - We live in a digital world and all of this technology can be hard on your eyes. Follow this infographic to learn more about technology’s impact on your vision and how you can protect your eyes.
Avoid an accident with poison prevention at home
(BPT) - Nearly 1 million children under the age of 5 are exposed to potentially poisonous medications and household chemicals every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And more than 60,000 young children end up in the emergency room each year from wrongly ingesting med ...
5 lawn mowing safety tips so you can enjoy your free time
(BPT) - Enjoying those warm summer and fall afternoons is a luxury, and often the stresses of the office or the yard duties like mowing the lawn get in the way.With zero turn mowers making the time spent mowing the grass more efficient, more and more homeowners are getting to enjoy their afternoons ...
Under pressure: How to manage stress before it affects your health
(BPT) - Stress: it makes your heart race, your head pound and your stomach churn.While a little stress can be a good thing and help motivate us when needed, too much stress can lead to negative health effects including headaches, upset stomach, back pain, trouble sleeping and a weakened immune syste ...
3 reasons to pay attention to an irregular heartbeat
(BPT) - Approximately 14 million people in the U.S. have an irregular heartbeat, also known as an arrhythmia. Heart arrhythmias are very common and are usually harmless. However, certain arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation, may produce pooling and clotting of the blood which can damage the brai ...
What parents and athletes need to know about carbohydrates in the form of sugar
(BPT) - An athlete’s overall nutrition needs vary depending on several factors, including the type of sport and duration of time in motion. Specifically during activity, an athlete needs fuel to perform, and carbohydrates, including sugars, have been found to be functional for athletes who are ...
Protecting baby's skin: 3 steps parents should take this spring and summer
(BPT) - Soft, smooth, fresh and flawless – it’s how parents envision their baby’s skin. Your little one may be born with perfect skin, but protecting that perfection requires work. “The skin acts as a protective barrier, and many environmental factors can affect a baby’ ...
Dry eye affects most menopausal women; nutrition can help
(BPT) - When most women think of menopausal symptoms, they imagine hot flashes, moodiness and night sweats. But there’s one symptom that’s often forgotten when hormones begin to fluctuate – dry eye. In fact, dry eye affects 61 percent of menopausal women, according to The Huffingto ...
Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA): Taking action to define your RA NarRAtive [Infographic]
(BPT) - The RA NarRAtive global survey, fielded among more than 3,600 people living with RA, including 526 adults in the US, reveals the need for patients to feel comfortable in talking with their healthcare professional and speaking up about RA treatment goals and preferences in order to help impro ...
Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.): An Adult Patient's Journey [Infographic]
Better knowledge, products make 'aging gracefully' easier than ever
(BPT) - Did your grandmother age gracefully? She might have thought growing older with poise meant accepting age-related changes in her skin and overall health, or that costly cosmetic surgery was the only way to look her best as she grew older. Today, better health knowledge and leading-edge produc ...
Do your supplements stack up? 4 tips to ensure they make the grade
(BPT) - Maintaining a healthy diet that includes all the recommended vitamins and nutrients can be a challenge, particularly when the current food landscape is full of overly processed foods that rarely contain essential nutrients. Supplements can provide a great way to enhance a healthy diet with t ...
Awareness of COPD growing but many remain undiagnosed
(BPT) - Americans are becoming more aware of the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to a survey released by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). About 70 percent of American adults say they are familiar with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), up ...
You deserve the best health treatment possible
(BPT) - If you or a loved one has a wound-, ostomy- or continence-related issue, there may be anxiety, insecurity, and a lot of questions.Many individuals in similar situations are finding relief through the services of specialty nurses trained and certified in wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) car ...
The Impact of Meningococcal Disease in the United States
(BPT) - Meningitis is a type of invasive meningococcal disease and bacterial infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that 500 cases of meningococcal disease (probable and confirmed) occurred in the Unit ...
Discover unexpected ways to drink more water
(BPT) - A whopping 96 percent of Americans believe that they should be drinking more water, according to a International Bottled Water Association survey. Celebrity health and wellness coach Kathy Kaehler agrees, because she encounters hydration issues all the time with her clients.“I’ve ...
8 tips for spring cleaning your sleeping habits
(BPT) - Spring is a few days away and, for most of us, it couldn’t come soon enough. You’ve probably spent more hours in the house this winter than you care to admit and there might be a few more things lying around than you need. You might also have picked up habits that nee ...
10 tips for kids' good dental health
(BPT) - Getting children to brush their teeth can be challenging. No parent wants to struggle with a child every morning and night to ensure he or she develops good dental habits and a healthy smile. As a father of two young children, NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon understands the challenges ...
Does your disability insurance really have you covered? [Infographic]
(BPT) - Ever thought about what would happen if an illness or injury made you unable to work? You might be thinking you’d rely on any disability insurance you have through your employer. But would that be enough? Find out with this "Two-Minute Checkup."
Roadmap to a healthy heart [Infographic]
(BPT) - We've all heard the benefits linked to drinking moderate amounts of red wine, but nearly 20 years’ worth of research suggests that, thanks to the Concord grape, Welch’s 100% Grape Juice helps support a healthy heart. And a new study, presented at the American College of Nutrition ...
3 ways to make your backyard irresistible to kids this summer
(BPT) - When summer arrives do you see even less of your kids than you did during the school year? Too many American children, tweens and teens spend those extra hours of free time indoors playing with technology, rather than engaging in healthful activity outside. Even when you know where your kids ...
Summer sweat: 5 steps to an effective warm weather workout
(BPT) - The warm weather is finally here, and that means you can shed those layers and hit the beach! It also means that it’s a great time to ditch the gym and take your workouts outside to help you shape up for this summer. Celebrity and professional athlete trainer Gunnar Peterson offers the ...
Are you 50? Time to get tested and prevent colorectal cancer
(BPT) - When she was 55 years old, Valerie B. made a promise to a total stranger. It may have saved her life.“I was sitting in the doctor’s office for a mammogram," the Atlanta woman says. "There was a lady there who said she recently learned she had colon cancer. I knew nothing about it ...
3 costly mistakes baby boomers make with Medicare
(BPT) - Each day, thousands of people in the U.S. turn 65, and they’re faced with making choices about the Medicare program. Unfortunately, many people’s missteps mean they end up paying too much for healthcare coverage.“A study published by Health Affairs, a peer-reviewed healthca ...
Gut check: Simple ways to beat the bloat
(BPT) - Bloated stomachs, indigestion and occasional gassiness grab the most attention during the holidays, when over-eating seems to be the norm. But periodic bloating and discomfort can occur throughout the year. In fact, one out of 10 people may experience gut problems on a regular basis, accordi ...
B12 deficiency: who's at risk and why you need to understand it
(BPT) - Vitamin B12 is an important part of a healthy nervous system, yet many people aren’t aware of the impact a deficiency in B12 can have on their overall well-being. If left untreated, B12 deficiency can lead to permanent, irreversible nerve damage, serious neurological problems and even ...
The debate about cervical cancer testing continues
(BPT) - While research shows that women and healthcare providers agree that the Pap test should remain an element of frontline cervical cancer screening, debate continues within the healthcare community around the most effective way to screen for cervical cancer. In the meantime, the debate has led ...
An ideal number 2 may not be a number 2: what your bathroom habits might be telling you
(BPT) - It can be uncomfortable to talk about what happens behind bathroom doors. But if you can set aside the awkwardness for a moment, your bathroom habits may actually be an important indicator of your gastrointestinal (GI) health.One of the most frequent digestive complaints in the U.S. – ...
Look 10 years younger with expert anti-aging tips
(BPT) - Do you have friends or family members who seem to never age? No matter how old they get, their appearance is youthful and glowing. While genes play a role in how the body ages, they are not the only factor in aging gracefully. In fact, erasing years from your appearance is actually simpler t ...
Tips for feeling fit at 30, 40, 50 and beyond
(BPT) - Do you ever wake up and think “Wow, I don’t feel as young as I used to?” It’s a sentiment shared by people of every age group. Fortunately, it doesn’t matter if you’re 20 or 60 – feeling fit and aging well can be a reality with the right mindset and ...
New survey reveals insights into emotional and physical impact of a fatal lung disease [Infographic]
(BPT) - Being diagnosed with the fatal lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) can be the start of an unknown journey for both patients and caregivers but a recent survey sheds light on the impact of IPF through its findings.The EXPLORE IPF survey assessed the needs, experiences and feeling ...
Spring and flu are here: 5 tips to keep you healthy
(BPT) - Spring is almost here but people are still talking about flu. Like the persistent winter storms that have blanketed much of the country week after week, this year’s flu cases started early and they’re still widespread in many parts of the country. There were several different str ...
What you need to know about multiple myeloma
(BPT) - Multiple myeloma is the third most common type of blood cancer affecting more than 83,000 Americans. Since the disease affects each person differently, people with multiple myeloma can better understand their treatment journey by building strong relationships and learning how to effectively ...
Get safer drinking water the natural way
(BPT) - Household bacteria can be a serious issue affecting your health. In fact, the very steps we take to eliminate harmful bacteria may be spreading it. Everyone washes their fresh fruits and vegetables, but the water in your pipes may contain even more bacteria, especially if you have hard water ...
Hack for a cause: hackathon develops stress management tools for multiple sclerosis [Infographic]
(BPT) - Living with multiple sclerosis (MS), an immune-mediated disease that affects the central nervous system, can be stressful at times. While there are several lifestyle modifications people with MS can make to potentially help reduce stress, there hasn’t been a concerted effort to merge t ...
5 simple ways to disconnect and enjoy 15 minutes of 'me time'
(BPT) - Americans rarely take the time to unplug during the work day. In fact, we spend just short of half the day in front of some type of screen, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation.The health benefits of relaxing away from digital technology are well documented, but it still is ...
Are you getting enough protein? The answer may surprise you [Infographic]
(BPT) - Are you getting enough protein? Most Americans are not and many do not even know how much protein is recommended for a healthy daily diet. Explore the following infographic to learn more about the nutritional values of protein and how much is right for you. You can also find more information ...
The workout that works for seniors of all ages and mobility levels: resistance training
(BPT) - Think you’re too old and frail to work out? Think again! The health benefits of daily exercise are widely known, but seniors facing health and mobility issues may feel working out is beyond their abilities. Sixty-three percent of people 60 and older don’t engage in daily exercise ...
Spring clean your health
(BPT) - Spring is a time to reevaluate your daily routine and reduce any unnecessary clutter from your life. It is also a time to make positive changes for a happy and healthier lifestyle.Simple changes, such as resetting your sleep pattern, updating your oral care routine and refreshing your diet c ...
Living with MS, finding inner strength
(BPT) - When Chrystal Graham of Alpharetta, Georgia was diagnosed with relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2009, she was 27-years-old and no stranger to coping with life’s challenges. Having dealt with the loss of her mother to illness, Graham knew she could manage her way through almost any ...
What you need to know to control this silent killer
(BPT) - Most people assume they only need to take their medication when they are sick, meaning when they experience symptoms. But in the case of hypertension, this type of thinking could kill you.Patients who have hypertension are often completely asymptomatic – that’s the reason hyperte ...
Golf legend Arnold Palmer and actor-writer-comedian Kevin Nealon find common ground in fight against blood clots
(BPT) - Arnold Palmer is one of the world’s greatest professional golfers; Kevin Nealon is one of his generation’s most beloved actors / comedians. Though seemingly worlds apart, they’ve experienced conditions that raise their chances for developing blood clots and/or stroke. The u ...
Do your homework before selecting a weight loss program
(BPT) - Consumers are flooded with weight loss options that promise to help them lose weight and keep it off. But which programs actually work? Do any weight loss programs have scientific evidence to back up their claims? And most importantly, are there programs that offer tools to help people with ...
Show support for the 30 million who fight rare diseases [Infographic]
(BPT) - There are 30 million Americans living with a rare disease - defined as a condition that affects fewer than 200,000 people - half of whom are children. Many rare diseases are chronic and can be life-threatening. Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy is dedicated to helping people with complex and rare ...
Nothing to sneeze at: How to keep your family healthy this flu season
(BPT) - February is still part of peak flu season. For adults, coming down with the flu can translate to missed work and complications. Children risk missing school and, for younger children, complications related to the flu can be even more severe than in adults – sometimes fatal.Research sho ...
Think it's too soon to start planning your child's summer? Think again
(BPT) - During the summer while school’s out, kids are at greater risk for learning loss and weight gain unless they have a game plan that includes learning enrichment and physical activity. Summer camps are a great way to ensure children continue to grow socially, emotionally, cognitively and ...
New Online Toolkit Now Available to Help People Living with Lung Cancer
(BPT) - A lung cancer diagnosis may bring up a variety of difficult emotions, and navigating the next steps involved in daily life can be especially overwhelming for patients and their loved ones. Emotions may range from anger at the loss of control and uncertainty about medical decisions to fear ab ...
5 symptoms of menopause: What you can do to help relieve them
(BPT) - Menopause. The change. You know the terms and you’ve overheard women talking about it and sharing their experiences for years. If you’re in your mid-40s, you may have already started to feel the symptoms. Menopause isn’t the same for any two women, everyone expe ...
The 9 to 5 of cold and flu in the mid-atlantic [Infographic]
(BPT) - Despite health care providers’ advice that sick patients should recover at home to help limit spreading the virus, under-the-weather consumers often struggle with whether or not to call in sick. Read on to learn more.
Embracing life while living with advanced medullary thyroid cancer
(BPT) - The American Cancer Society estimates that about 62,450 new thyroid cancer cases will be diagnosed in the US in 2015. Medullary thyroid cancer represents only about 3 to 4 percent of these cases, and just one-third of those will be locally advanced or metastatic disease.Lucy Faith belon ...
Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?
(BPT) - Are you or a loved one at risk for type 2 diabetes? It can be difficult to know, but considering an astounding one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it’s worthwhile to understand the risk factors.Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include people who are overweig ...
7 inspiring people who owe their lives to the generosity of others
(BPT) - Organ and tissue donations saved the lives of nearly 30,000 American adults and children in 2014. Behind that amazing number are inspiring personal stories – a man whose liver was toxic to himself but usable by someone else, a heart recipient who survived the rare genetic condition tha ...
The breathtaking burden of COPD [Infographic]
(BPT) - What do you know about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the burden it can cause? COPD can include chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema, and is a common, preventable and treatable lung disease. Common symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue and coughing with or without mu ...
Add 1 often-overlooked task to your childproofing plan: Secure your TVs
(BPT) - Parents can do a lot to childproof their homes: Put medicine up and away. Place baby gates on the stairs. Put cabinet locks on cabinets. But what about checking their TVs?Injuries and deaths from TV tip-overs happen far too often. Every 45 minutes in the United States, a child is rushed to t ...
Don't let long-term care needs spring up on you - plan ahead
(BPT) - Most of us have spent the better part of the last seven months bundled up or buried in snow, but the time has come to shed the layers and ditch the itchy, bulky sweaters and start anew.For so many of us, this means spring cleaning. The washing of, or planting of or for some, the planning of ...
Hepatitis C: A hidden disease [Infographic]
(BPT) - Hepatitis C is a serious liver disease that affects an estimated 3.2 million Americans. Three out of every 4 people living with Hepatitis C are baby boomers – individuals born from 1945-1965. However, about half of those infected don’t know they have Hepatitis C. That’s why ...
Why experts recommend skin-to-skin contact for infants
(BPT) - If your family is expecting a child in the near future, there is a good chance you've been actively reading about all the latest in care techniques and methods for raising your child in the safest and most loving environment possible.Mothers and fathers have long known how effective cuddling ...
Two-year degree programs and one-year certificates can open doors to in-demand careers in health care technology
(BPT) - Tiffany Fair initially ruled out a career in health care. She assumed most available positions were for nurses, and she knew she could never get past her fear of seeing blood. Fair’s outlook on the industry changed quickly when she learned about the growing field of health information ...
Uncork the secrets of grape juice [Infographic]
(BPT) - Red wine is often praised for its health benefits. But turns out, you don't necessarily have to drink alcohol to benefit from the heart-health properties of red wine. 100 percent grape juice made from the dark purple Concord grape, such as Welch’s 100 percent Grape Juice, delivers many ...
4 simple ways to help your family eat well on a budget
(BPT) - How people approach a wholesome diet has changed dramatically over the decades. Today, many Americans see home cooking as an investment in health, but that leaves hurdles for many families who struggle with busy schedules and tight budgets. A few simple tips using frozen foods can help put a ...
The cost of catching a cold or the flu [Infographic]
(BPT) - While we’re all dreaming ahead to springtime, many of us are still dealing with a cold or the flu. Puffs and Vicks are the essentials you need to help take care of yourself so you can get back to the things you love. Learn more about dealing with a cold and the flu in this infographic ...
Health trumps wealth in importance to retirees' well-being
(BPT) - Whoever said, “If you have your health, you have everything,” must have been retired.That's because retirees feel more financially secure when they're in good health according to new research. And when they feel financially secure, retirees also report they're enjoying retirement ...
Poised for success: Treating hearing loss pays dividends on the job
(BPT) - The willingness to take action is the single most important ingredient for success. This is true in any career, in any business venture, and at any time in a person’s life.Addressing hearing loss on the job allows you to stay ahead of the game and helps you achieve success. In fact, th ...
You'll see the benefits of protecting your eyes with these tips
(BPT) - Everywhere you look, you’re reading, shopping, banking, or being entertained online with digital devices small and large.In fact 62 percent of adults use computers, smartphones, tablets or other hand-held devices for five or more hours a day, according to the American Optometric Associ ...
4 amazing ways wireless technology is transforming health care
(BPT) - You can video chat with family while riding the bus, order a whole new wardrobe while sitting in a coffee shop and file an important business report before getting on an airplane – how amazing is wireless technology? It has changed people's everyday lives in many ways, and it’s t ...
Osteoporosis 101: What every woman should know [Infographic]
(BPT) - Osteoporosis is a chronic bone disease characterized by low bone mass and loss of bone tissue. It affects millions of people worldwide, especially women. It increases the risk of fractures and can impact quality of life. By understanding the facts and getting tested, women can find out their ...
Make sure you're fresh in an instant for unexpected encounters
(BPT) - With the snow finally melting and the promise of warm weather in the air, it’s time to break that winter hibernation and get back out there. Whether you’re hoping to secure a new job or meet the love of your life, don’t let bad breath hold you back from nailing ...
Being able to continue work creates better lives for dialysis patients
(BPT) - Facing kidney failure and the need for dialysis can be overwhelming for patients. Yet those who can continue working generally do better at coping with their illness, multiple studies show. And advances in dialysis care mean patients have treatment choices that can allow them to stay on the ...
Working to improve the heart health of African American women
(BPT) - Every two minutes, a woman dies from heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. However, author Alice Walker once said “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” For combating heart disease, wome ...
Vicki Lawrence shares personal health challenge for first time
(BPT) - Emmy award-winning actress Vicki Lawrence is sharing her experience with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) in a new campaign called CIU & You. In the US, it is estimated that approximately 1.5 million people suffer from CIU, a disease that is characterized by mild to severe itchy hives ...
About Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.) in Adults [Infographic]
Speaking up is more vital than ever for women with advanced breast cancer, survey shows
(BPT) - Women with advanced breast cancer have different physical and emotional needs from those with early stage breast cancer, differences that are critical in the management of their disease. Advanced breast cancer, which includes Stage IV metastatic disease, occurs when the cancer has either spr ...
Quality dialysis care matters: It's the difference between life and death
(BPT) - Patty Gonzales’ kidneys stopped working when she was 62 years old. She works as a hospital billing claims supervisor and now undergoes dialysis three days a week for four hours a day. For Gonzales, dialysis is the difference between life and death, so the quality of the care she receiv ...
7 simple tips to help babies adjust to daylight saving time
(BPT) - Adults are not typically affected by daylight saving time, but the change can turn an infant’s world upside-down. Many parents worry that springing ahead just one hour will cause chaos to their little one’s sleep routine.A whopping 77 percent of parents with kids ages 4 and young ...
Look good or feel good? 5 home improvements that let you do both
(BPT) - Who remembers that old Saturday Night Live bit in which Billy Crystal, posing as Lorenzo Lamas, quips that “It’s better to look good than to feel good”? Home improvement can sometimes shake out that way. Some upgrades that look great don’t do a lot for a homeowner&rsq ...
6 tips for a safe outpatient surgery experience
(BPT) - Nearly two-thirds of surgeries today are performed at outpatient facilities, meaning you don’t need to pack an overnight bag. But just as if you were having the procedure in the hospital you will likely need anesthesia, and should plan ahead to have a safe and successful experience.Sev ...
Immunize children to protect them from serious diseases [Infographic]
(BPT) - 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 ...
Disability insurance: why what you don't know can hurt you
(BPT) - Few people expect to become disabled and unable to work, even though 2013 Social Security Administration statistics show a 20-year old worker has a 30 percent chance of becoming disabled at some point during his career. The truth is, life can throw unexpected curves your way, and expecting t ...
Spring into action now to help prepare for fall allergies
(BPT) - To everything there is a season, and this season you just might be feeling lousy: sneezing, stuffy nose, and watery eyes. With spring allergies in full swing and summer right around the corner, it may be difficult to think about the upcoming fall allergy season now, but it’s not too ea ...
5 ways to outsmart your picky eater
(BPT) - Few things cause more parental frustration than trying to get a picky eater to enjoy a well-rounded diet. Whether your child has been picky all his life, or, out of nowhere is now turning up his nose at healthy foods he previously adored, it’s easy to feel like your failing as a caregi ...
5 things to know for IBS Awareness Month
(BPT) - If you experience recurring constipation along with belly pain, it could be a medical condition called irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). During IBS Awareness Month in April, take some time to evaluate your gastrointestinal (GI) health and keep these 5 things in mind:1. You ...
Testing for infectious diseases early in pregnancy is key [Infographic]
(BPT) - Several infectious diseases can be passed on from a pregnant woman to her baby, increasing the risk of miscarriage, birth defects and developmental problems. These infections - collectively known as TORCH - include toxoplasmosis, other (e.g., syphilis, HIV), rubella (measles), cytomegaloviru ...
For the 40 million suffering from irritable bowel syndrome a better diagnosis awaits
(BPT) - Millions of people suffer from troubling and sometimes debilitating gastrointestinal symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation. When they discuss these symptoms with their healthcare provider they often leave without a clear diagnosis. If you are one of these peopl ...
5 tips for service members to stay mission ready [Infographic]
(BPT) - In the military, the mission depends on the people who serve and sacrifice for our country. To stay on target and maintain your psychological and physical resiliency, follow these five tips to stay mission ready. Don’t just do it for yourself, but also for your family, peers and commun ...
5 things you should know about macular degeneration [Infographic]
(BPT) - Can you imagine not being able to see your friends' faces or read your favorite books? People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are at risk for losing their central vision, blocking their ability to see details and recognize faces. But a medical eye exam can lead to early detection ...
9 questions every parent should ask their pediatrician about vaccination
(BPT) - Immunization is an important step that may help protect your child against serious infectious diseases. Whether this is your first child or your fourth, paving the way for your little one’s lifelong health is very important. It is important that you get your information from credible s ...
5 health myths you shouldn't believe
(BPT) - Separating fact from fiction can be difficult, especially when it comes to information about your health. Cutting through the Internet clutter and opinions from friends to uncover the truth is key to keeping the mind and body well.Dr. Jennifer Johnson, naturopathic doctor at Bastyr Universit ...
5 tips to help improve your digestive health
(BPT) - Many people don’t realize the importance of maintaining a healthy digestive system until they begin to experience unwanted symptoms. Over time, poor digestive health may lead to malnutrition and vitamin deficiency, as well as unpleasant GI symptoms like diarrhea, gas, bloat ...
More than just annoying: The link between snoring and heart disease
(BPT) - Snoring isn’t pleasant for anyone – not the partner who has to sleep beside the snorer, nor the snorer whose breathing may pause repeatedly throughout the night. But did you know that loud, excessive snoring is often a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that – if ...
New treatments offer hope to elders with macular degeneration
(BPT) - When Joan Nick, an 87-year-old retiree, was diagnosed with the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in her left eye, she was worried about going blind.Joan had already lost sight in her right eye in her 60s due to glaucoma, so the vision in her left eye was all she had – ...
One health, One medicine: 5 ways people and their pets can stay healthy together
(BPT) - Your household is busy, but keeping yourself, your children and your pets healthy is a top priority. Fortunately, wellness for people and pets can go hand in hand, allowing your entire family to feel their best and live life to the fullest.“People who take a proactive approach to their ...
Every day heart health in February and beyond
(BPT) - It's February again, and that means it's American Heart Month. With all of the health information out there, it can be hard to figure out how to work heart healthy choices into your daily routine. Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN says that by keeping a few simple tips in mind for foods, beverages a ...
You're as young as you dream [Infographic]
(BPT) - Today, Americans are living longer and they’re also enjoying the later years of life more than ever before. Explore this infographic to learn more about how Wish of a Lifetime and Brookdale make seniors’ dreams come true.
The ABC's of HDL and LDL cholesterol [Infographic]
(BPT) - High cholesterol is a heart-stopping matter that affects 71 million Americans. GO Veggie!, a pioneer in cholesterol-free cheese alternatives for more than 30 years, is a great resource to stay heart smart and learn more about your risk of stroke, heart disease and heart attack.
Prostate cancer treatment options: when less is more
(BPT) - A prostate cancer diagnosis can be shocking and scary, but there are ways to help ease anxiety and uncertainty around treatment options. A patient and his wife, a doctor and a national patient advocacy leader share some of the facts and their stories.“When I heard I had prostate cancer ...
Small-batch cooking trend moves from human tables to pets' plates
(BPT) - Food trends constantly evolve, reflecting society’s growing awareness of how what we eat affects our health and the environment. More Americans are choosing foods with an eye to nutrition, natural and locally sourced ingredients, and sustainable preparation processes. They’re not ...
National Children's Dental Health Month reminds parents of the importance of oral health
(BPT) - February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), a great time for parents and caregivers to remember the importance that oral health plays in children’s overall health and wellness. The health of little teeth is more critical than many people realize. In fact, the lea ...
The important role vaccines may play in helping to keep children and adults healthy
(BPT) - Every one of the nearly 12,000 babies born in the United States each day are vulnerable to infectious diseases. The good news is that vaccines can help protect children from certain diseases.As National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) approaches, it is timely to remember the role that vaccin ...
The 9 to 5 of cold and flu in the midwest [Infographic]
(BPT) - Despite health care providers’ advice that sick patients should recover at home to help limit spreading the virus, under-the-weather consumers often struggle with whether or not to call in sick. Read on to learn more.
Colon cancer survivor's journey inspires a new country song
(BPT) - Say it with a song. These words of wisdom have been passed down through the years, and singer Craig Campbell takes them to heart.Campbell has always loved music. Songs and music have played a huge part in his life. As a child, he sang and played at his local church and at home with friends a ...
Whole grains and heart health go hand-in-hand [Infographic]
(BPT) - Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading killers of Americans every year and many of these deaths could be prevented by simple diet/lifestyle changes. Follow this infographic to learn more about the very real benefits whole grains have for helping prevent cardiovascular disease and to le ...
A small change can make a big nutrition difference [Infographic]
(BPT) - The choices you make every day can have a dramatic impact on your overall health. Informed choices can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Look for graphics and information to help you make better snack and beverage choices and check out this infographic for easy-to-implement tips.
Understanding Multiple Myeloma
(BPT) - Being diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming. This may be true for people living with multiple myeloma, a rare and progressive blood cancer for which there is no cure. Learning more about multiple myeloma through research may help patients feel more empowered and informed.“When I wa ...
Are you at risk for a cardiovascular event? [Infographic]
(BPT) - Bayer HealthCare, the makers of Bayer(R) Aspirin, announces the launch of the ProHeart Path Tool. The ProHeart Path Tool, available on IamProHeart.com, calculates the 5-year risk of a cardiovascular event (heart attack or stroke) based on a risk assessment. The ProHeart Path Tool also provid ...
Know a child with autism spectrum disorder? [Infographic]
A closer look at multiple myeloma [Infographic]
(BPT) - March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. Multiple myeloma is a progressive blood cancer that originates in the bone marrow and is the second-most common type of blood cancer with an estimated annual incidence of 114,250+ cases around the world. Despite recent advancements, it remains large ...
Operation safety: Tips to make every bath a safe bath
(BPT) - Does your bathroom need a makeover? Go beyond functional and stylish updates and consider upgrades that add an element of safety, too. A few affordable, small updates can dramatically affect your bathroom's level of safety while still providing a look you’ll love.Leave a little light o ...
Gout, just a pain in the big toe? Think again. Debunking 4 myths that overshadow the seriousness of gout
(BPT) - Gout – only rich, old men get it, right? Wrong! The truth is, gout can affect both men and women of all ages, economic standing and backgrounds. More than 8.3 million American adults have gout, and the incidence and prevalence of the disease are on the rise.Gout is the most common form ...
Why is it so hard for all of us to lose weight?[Infographic]
(BPT) - With the unavoidable challenges that throw us off track, Weight Watchers is more committed than ever to helping Americans navigate daily food temptations. Dining out, attending parties and celebrating special occasions with friends and family are a fun part of life, but can be tricky si ...
Medicine safety as important for teens as toddlers
(BPT) - Protecting children from harm is a priority for every parent. They are encouraged to child-proof the entire house to keep curious toddlers safe. Eventually, as kids mature, parents tend to give them new freedoms and responsibilities. New data shows that parents need to be particularly watchf ...
Tackle high blood pressure to prevent and control this silent killer
(BPT) - There is some really good news about high blood pressure that you simply must hear.“This silent killer can be prevented, and in the majority of patients who already have high blood pressure, it can be controlled,” says Dr. George Mensah, director of the Center for Translation Res ...
Uncovering kidney cancer: An often silent disease
(BPT) - Imagine the devastation of learning you have cancer, and then imagine being told it has advanced and already spread to other areas of your body.This is a shocking reality for one-third of the 65,000 people diagnosed in the United States each year with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the most com ...
Could immunotherapy be a cure for cancer?
(BPT) - In May 2004, 22-year-old Sharon Belvin was two weeks away from her wedding. She went to the doctor thinking she had a particularly bad case of bronchitis and soon learned that she had stage IV melanoma – a diagnosis that typically comes with a two-year survival rate of only 15 percent ...
Tips to prevent prescription drug abuse at home
(BPT) - More than 6 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and much of the abuse begins at home. In fact, more than 70 percent of those who illegally use prescription pain relievers obtained them through friends or family, including raidi ...
Healthy starts: The surprisingly simple way to make your own baby and toddler food
(BPT) - Want to give your family a jump-start on good nutrition? By introducing your children to a nourishing, whole-food diet at a very young age, you can teach them to prefer the taste of real foods over more processed ones. This lays the foundation for healthy eating habits later in life.Help you ...
3 absolutes to preserve indoor air quality during your remodeling project
(BPT) - Are you beginning a remodeling project? Well, take a deep breath because your air is about to be affected in a major way.Is this preventable? It can be, if you take action.The most important time to act is before you begin your remodeling project, especially if you are staying in your home d ...
Expert tips for preventing and treating tick bites
(BPT) - If you think ticks are a concern only in the deep woods, it’s time to think again. Partially due to migrating deer populations, ticks are now abundant in suburban and city backyards – and they're spreading disease. In fact, an estimated 300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme di ...
5 tips for stress-free traveling on a gluten-free diet
(BPT) - Gluten-free diets are on the rise, especially with an estimated one in 133 Americans affected by Celiac disease, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. When a member of the family has a restricted diet, travel can be challenging, but with advance preparation you can ...
7 mind-blowing ways smart hearing aids can change your life
(BPT) - Smart devices are everywhere today. From phones and watches to appliances and even toothbrushes, smart devices are easy and intuitive to use, anticipate your needs and desires, are interactive, and seamlessly connect with your other high-tech devices.Even hearing aids are getting a high-tech ...
How much salt do you need for a healthy diet?
(BPT) - Mothers everywhere understand that the food kids eat is more than just a collection of nutrients arranged on a plate. “Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and in moderation” has been sage motherly advice for a long time.Unfortunately, conflicting information ...
The invisible battle: managing your chronic pain
(BPT) - When struggling with chronic pain, many often feel their concerns fall on deaf ears. Without physical symptoms, friends, family and sometimes even physicians may fail to empathize with the debilitating effects of the condition. Just because chronic pain lacks physical manifestations, it does ...
Considering an Alzheimer's clinical research study?
(BPT) - More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is the most common form of dementia, affecting one out of every nine older Americans, and it is the sixth-leading cause of death, the CDC reports.With so m ...
February is Heart Month: 5 surprising facts that might save your life
(BPT) - The human heart is incredible: It pumps 2 ounces of blood in every heartbeat, totaling at least 2,500 gallons daily. It has its own electrical pulse and beats 100,000 times a day. Yet, unless there’s something wrong with yours, you probably don’t give your heart a second thought ...
Hooked on books: Why reading to your baby is a must
(BPT) - Four-month old Lily Campos sits on her father’s lap, one chubby hand in her mouth, the other patting the farm animals in the book in front of her. As the pages turn, she reaches for the pictures, squealing and gurgling with excitement as her father reads.The Campos family’s bigge ...
Improve your spring-cleaning routine and create a healthier home
(BPT) - Spring is cleaning season. You've opened the curtains to let in the sunshine, and every cleaning product you have in the house is primed and ready for action.The whole family has been enlisted to help. The youngest is in charge of wiping all the cobwebs off the floorboards. You have the olde ...
Nothing to sneeze at: 5 tips for seasonal allergy relief
(BPT) - Spring is upon us, and if you have seasonal allergies, you may be less excited about that than most. After all, what fun is finally freeing your face from that scarf if you’re just going to bury it in a tissue? It’s no fun at all, but allergies don’t have to make you misera ...
Breathe deeply and safely: 5 ways to protect yourself from CO poisoning
(BPT) - Most homeowners recognize the importance of protecting their homes from fire. They do this by checking the batteries in their smoke alarms, completely extinguishing fires in their fireplaces and keeping flammable materials away from candles or space heaters. However, while fire safety is fro ...
5 must-have accessories for looking and feeling great this summer
(BPT) - While you’re frolicking through summer fun, are you thinking about your health? Looking good is most satisfying when you’re also feeling your best. It’s easy to look great and protect your health. You just need to choose the right accessories. Here are five must-have access ...
Taking aim at the leading health risk for American Indians
(BPT) - While heart disease among most Americans has decreased over the past 50 years, American Indians are almost twice as likely to develop the condition as other Americans, a study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has found. Heart disease is now the leading cause ...
5 tips to slash prescription drug costs
(BPT) - Today’s rising health care costs can feel out of control. Fortunately, prescription drugs are an exception. Consider these five simple ways to save money on your prescriptions so you can stay healthy and maintain your budget.1. Ask about generic or lower-cost equivalents.Your health pl ...
5 surprising things treating hearing loss says about you
(BPT) - Are you brushing off a hearing problem because you’re afraid it might say the wrong thing about you? Well think again. Research shows that people with hearing loss who use hearing aids enjoy a better overall quality of life. In fact, you just may be surprised—and insp ...
What couples starting a family should know about prenatal testing
(BPT) - So you've decided to take the leap into parenthood. To give yourself the best chance for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, there are some important options to consider before you head down the road to conception and once you learn you are pregnant. Parents-to-be are often faced with nu ...
The key to a gluten-free breakfast sandwich: potatoes
(BPT) - The breakfast sandwich has become a staple of on-the-go mornings. In fact, convenient and high-protein breakfast dishes are rising in popularity, according to a new study from Nielsen Perishables Group. But if you’re following a gluten-free diet or low-fat diet, buns, biscuits, English ...
Foods to fire up your metabolism
(BPT) - When it comes to a fast metabolism, some people seem to have hit the genetic jackpot. Luckily, your metabolism doesn’t solely depend on factors out of your control such as genetics, age, or gender. Modifying your exercise habits and making wiser food choices are two ways anyone can ach ...
When it comes to arthritis, better education often leads to better diagnoses
(BPT) - Rachelle Crow, of Chesterfield, Michigan, is living proof that autoimmune and rheumatic diseases can affect people of any age. She first sought help for painful joints as a 19-year-old college student, but received a confusing diagnosis of osteoarthritis, something typically associated with ...
Feeling short of breath? It could be something serious
(BPT) - Unlike many Americans, Pete Mulliner knew of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) long before he was actually diagnosed with it. His grandfather died from pulmonary fibrosis the year Mulliner was married. “Granddad was the go-to guy in my world,” Mulliner says. “He taught me ...
What would Harvey Cushing do about the state of Cushing's disease management today?
(BPT) - The endocrine system is a collection of glands that secrete hormones to regulate key functions in the body, including mood, growth and development. When one of the glands in the endocrine system is not functioning properly and the body produces too much or too little of certain hormones, hea ...
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