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National Infant Immunization Week 2014
(BPT) - Immunizations are considered to be one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over time, successful vaccination campaigns have contributed to the elimination or near-elimination of some diseases i... More >>


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... More >>


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 ... More >>


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 ... More >>


Shedding for the wedding
(BPT) - Summer is often synonymous with wedding season. For most of us, wedding season means looking forward to drinking, dancing and cake. But for the bride (and groom), it means tightening, toning and trimming to get in shape before the big day.Michelle McCormick, personal trainer at Life Time &n... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


How American singles feel about love, dating and cigarettes [Infographic]
(BPT) - Match.com and Pfizer Inc teamed up to conduct a survey asking Match.com members what they think about dating, smoking and their preferences in a potential partner. The survey provided insights for a new program, “We Heart Quitters,” aimed at helping people who are interested in ... More >>


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 ... More >>


A healthier home makes for happier families
(BPT) - If you’ve ever made a decision not to eat a certain food because it was bad for you, then you’re like most Americans who are increasingly more health-conscious. As you consider what not to put in your body, there are simple ways to improve your health by examining what’s i... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Teens need annual checkups, too
(BPT) - During cold, flu, and allergy seasons, sick teens and their parents are more likely to make time to see the doctor. However, these visits tend to focus on a specific illness rather than the teen’s general health and well-being. Annual checkups, on the other hand, can provide an opport... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Sodium truths: Americans are eating the right amount of salt
(BPT) - Contrary to popular belief, the average American eats just the right amount of salt. In fact every single population throughout the world, regardless of location, state of development, culture and cuisine, all ingest a similar amount of salt when compared to the U.S. average. It doesn&rsquo... More >>


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 ... More >>


Dermatologist approved skin care trends for a naturally glowing look
(BPT) - Looking to achieve naturally glowing skin, but have no clue where to begin? You are not alone. With today’s deluge of complex beauty treatments and seemingly endless beauty aisles, it’s time to simplify. Dr. Ellen Marmur, author of Simple Skin Beauty and spokesperson for Dove Ad... More >>


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... More >>


Call 811 before every digging project, large or small
(BPT) - With the snow melted and the ground thawed, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals are ready to start projects that require digging this spring.During this transition into “digging season,” Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the association dedicated to protecting undergro... More >>


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... More >>


Tips and tricks for healthy and tasty food substitutions from culinary experts
(BPT) - Simple and healthy food substitutions can help anyone embrace the fresh flavors of summer. Some substitutions are easy, for example, substituting brown rice or quinoa for white rice or adding barley in with brown rice to add another type of whole grain. Other substitutions are completely un... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Eye-opening facts about aging eyes and vision problems
(BPT) - Most Americans know that vision problems begin to increase as they age. What they may not realize is that reduced vision is also linked to a higher frequency of falls, injuries and depression. Eye disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration can rob seniors of ... More >>


Migraine and headache management: Sufferers still need new treatment options
(BPT) - One of the most prevalent and disabling conditions worldwide, the impact of headaches and migraine is undeniable. More than 36 million Americans routinely put their lives on hold and miss precious moments with their loved ones because of migraine pain, according to the American Migraine Fou... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Spring has sprung: tips for getting outside to play
(BPT) - After being cooped up during one of the most brutal winters in recent memory, families are eager for warmer weather so they can get outside and play. Research shows that play is an important part of children’s physical, emotional and intellectual development.With spring upon us, now i... More >>


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 ... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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. ... More >>


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... More >>


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) - more than just joint pain [Infographic]
(BPT) - Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease and although symptoms can come and go, each person with RA is affected differently. Pain, swelling, and stiffness in joints are some of the many concerns for those with the disease, but not the only ones – many people with RA may develop ... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Exercise those ears: Simple ways to keep your hearing in shape
(BPT) - There are hundreds of benefits from daily exercise. Science has shown that daily aerobic exercise improves brain function, helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, helps regulate insulin levels and slows aging. Good health enables a person to experience and enjoy life to its fullest,... More >>


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... More >>


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.... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Why's vibration therapy creating such a buzz? Find out. [Infographic]
(BPT) - These days vibration therapy is generating a lot of excitement. Emerging research suggests low amplitude vibration therapy may have more benefits than previously known.You can learn more about vibration therapy through the infographic below.... More >>


New moms guide to going back to work
(BPT) - Going back to work for new moms can be challenging. Learning to balance work and family while facing many new stressors can be overwhelming.Jill Smokler, author of the New York Times bestselling book “Confessions of a Scary Mommy” and “Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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 ... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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. ... More >>


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... More >>


Inspect home fencing to ensure your home's safety and security
(BPT) - Weather extremes are brutal on exterior landscaping. Rain, snow, wind and temperature variances all take a toll, especially on residential fencing.Rain accelerates rust and wood-rot, and ground freezing and thawing or high winds can affect gate alignment. Gate misalignment - as well as rust... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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’... More >>


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 ... More >>


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... More >>


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 ... More >>


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... More >>


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.... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Groundbreaking new technology helps those with hearing loss who aren't satisfied with hearing aids
(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 ... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Honor veterans' sacrifice by supporting critical health and assistance programs
(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’... More >>


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... More >>


Psoriatic arthritis: a distinct complex disease [Infographic]
(BPT) - Psoriatic arthritis is a painful, chronic inflammatory disease characterized by pain, stiffness, swelling and tenderness of the joints, inflammation of specific ligaments and tendons, and decrease in physical functioning. It is estimated that nearly 38 million people worldwide have psoriati... More >>


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. ... More >>


Boomers who take action now may enjoy better brain health, research shows
(BPT) - Baby boomers often think of 50 as the new 40. This is especially true in 2014 as the last members of the think-young generation reach the half-century mark. Yet with an unprecedented life expectancy – 78.7 years – for the youngest of the boomers, it is more important than ever t... More >>


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.... More >>


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,... More >>


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... More >>


Baby boomers: Three crucial times to review your Medicare options for retirement
(BPT) - Baby boomers facing the big decision of when to take Social Security retirement shouldn’t overlook the importance of signing up for Medicare at age 65.Although Social Security offers an age range, generally 62 to 70, for starting retirement benefits - you don’t have this type of... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


What would Harvey Cushing say about Cushing's disease today?
(BPT) - More than 80 years ago renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Harvey Cushing, discovered a tumor on the pituitary gland as the cause of a serious, hormone disorder that leads to dramatic physical changes in the body in addition to life-threatening health concerns. The discovery was so profound it came ... More >>


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 ... More >>


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... More >>


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 ... More >>


Cardiologists outline their primary treatment goals [Infographic]
(BPT) - Cardiologist Survey: Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Priorities... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Hearing loss affects all generations [Infographic]
(BPT) - Hearing loss affects more than one of every six Americans. Although some are born with hearing issues, many risk factors are treatable and help minimize the effects of hearing loss. Hearing loss may lead to both health and employment issues, while diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease ... More >>


Pump it up: Ways to grow the personal trainer profession
(BPT) - At a time when the country is seeing sweeping changes in the health care landscape, many Americans are realizing the benefits of taking a proactive approach to their personal health and well-being. The focus is changing to taking personal responsibility in protecting your health as you age.... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Adults need vaccines too [Infographic]
(BPT) - Vaccine-preventable diseases can cause long term illness, hospitalization and death. In fact, nearly 50,000 adults die from vaccine-preventable diseases each year in the U.S. and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the health care burden of adult vaccine-preventab... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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 ... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Through the art of makeup, people with rare pituitary disorders now have unique resources to help address common physical and emotional changes
(BPT) - Did you know that applying contour powder on certain areas of your face, like the outer rim of the jaw, along the hairline or along the hollows of the cheek, can help make enlarged features less noticeable? Seems like a basic makeup tip, right? Well, to a person with a pituitary disorder th... More >>


Mental health beats out bikini bodies for reasons to get fit
(BPT) - Springtime is synonymous with beach body aspirations, or so one would think. A nationwide survey,conducted online among more than 1,000 U.S. women (ages 18+) by Harris Poll on behalf of The Dailey Method, reveals key fitness motivators for women. It exposes the enormous value women place on... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Ask the Pharmacist: Expert advice for managing ADHD medications
(BPT) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is no longer just a condition impacting school-aged boys. In fact, ADHD diagnosis rates are exploding among the adult population – climbing 53 percent overall and an alarming 84 percent for those ages 26-34.In Express Scripts’ new ... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Suffering from low libido? It may be a sign of a bigger medical issue
(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 ... More >>


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... More >>


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.... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Pancreatic Cancer Survey: Learning Through Experiences [Infographic]
(BPT) - The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in collaboration with Celgene issued results from the "Pancreatic Cancer Survey: Learning Through Experiences", the first national survey of nearly 400 people with any stage pancreatic cancer and caregivers. The survey uncovered the complexity of diagnos... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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. ... More >>


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 ... More >>


Health alert: Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes and don't know it?
(BPT) - Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S., and 7 million do not even know they have it. An additional 79 million, or one in three American adults, have prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. For 26 ye... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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. ... More >>


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 ... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Clean up the way you clean this spring - 7 tips to keep your home asthma-friendly this season
  (BPT) - Spring cleaning is a task that many people take on this time of year, but for asthma patients and caregivers it’s especially important for asthma management. Outdoor seasonal triggers like pollen from weeds and flowers can find their way into your home and add to the alrea... More >>


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... More >>


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 ... More >>


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 ... More >>


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... More >>


'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 ... More >>


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 ... More >>


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. ... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Gluten free 101: What you need to know
(BPT) - You’ve probably been hearing a lot about gluten. Maybe a friend has gone gluten-free or a family member has been diagnosed with celiac disease or been advised to avoid gluten. So, what exactly is gluten? Is it something you should give up too?Gluten is a protein that is most commonly ... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


Taking a graceful approach to aging in place [Infographic]
(BPT) - Elder care is rapidly evolving, both in assisted living communities and for people choosing to age in place. This infographic looks at the cost and behavioral factors of living at home as well as new technology that is making it easier to age in place with grace. ... More >>


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 ... More >>


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... More >>


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. ... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>


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! ... More >>


Spring cleaning your medicine cabinet? Simple steps to cut cabinet clutter
(BPT) - As temperatures warm and flowers blossom, Mother Nature’s renewal often inspires us to refresh our own surroundings. It’s officially time for spring cleaning, but as you focus on scrubbing floors, refreshing draperies and dusting every surface in sight, don’t forget about ... More >>


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... More >>


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... More >>




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