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January 24, 2022

Addressing and improving health disparities begins with you
(BPT) - COVID-19 has hit some communities very hard. That has put new attention on a long-term problem in the United States — health disparities.Health disparities are differences in health that harm disadvantaged communities. Understanding what causes these differences is key to addressing t... More Story with Video....

Got a case of winter doldrums? Yoga and meditation can help.
(BPT) - Suffering from a case of “the blahs”?The holidays are over. Our get-up-and-go is more of a sit-there-and-stay. Those resolutions? Maybe not working out so much. The days are shorter. We’re not getting as much sun. We’re isolated, we’re cold, we’re crabby.... More Story with Video....

3 Ways to Become a Better Person for Yourself and Others this New Year
(BPT) - If self-growth is on your mind, what better time to start off than the dawn of a new year? Here are three tips to help you discover the best version of yourself, for your own good and the good of others.1. Express Gratitude We tend to focus on the things we don’t have, often passing o... More Story with Video....

How adults can help the children in their lives become more resilient
(BPT) - While the past two years have been tough on everyone, they’ve been especially hard for children living with challenging family circumstances or in communities hit hardest by health and economic difficulties. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Child and Adole... More Story with Video....

How to get a healthier home for under $100
(BPT) - It’s as crystal clear as the air and water can be in your home: living in a healthier space is a top priority. From small projects to large remodels, homeowners are focused on how these upgrades might impact their health, while having a positive impact on the environment.“Going ... More Story with Video....

You can help solve medicine’s “one-size-fits-all” problem. Here’s how.
(BPT) - Have you ever been put on a treatment that just didn’t work for you?Most people like to think that our doctors will always know what treatment will work best. It turns out that all the things that make people different — DNA, age, gender, race, living conditions — can mean... More Story with Video....

3 ways to set yourself up for success this new year
(BPT) - Now is the perfect time to reflect on past resolutions and establish goals that will help you kick off the new year right. Maybe you want to travel, read more books, learn a new skill or take up a new hobby. Whatever resolutions you set, it's important to create life-long habits to support ... More Story with Video....

In 2022, wellness will lead all things home improvement
(BPT) - When you think about your health, eating well, exercising regularly and getting adequate sleep likely come to mind. What you may not realize is the dramatic influence your spaces have on your overall well-being, both mentally and physically. This means for good health, you need to take a cl... More Story with Video....

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

Convenient, affordable COVID self-tests
(BPT) - After a long, COVID-imposed hiatus, people want to take to the skies again. However, in order to travel to or from the United States, people need to be COVID-negative. A COVID test is the only way to know if a person is positive. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ... More Story with Video....

Do you know the difference between COVID-19 testing options?
(BPT) - When you think about efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19, vaccinations, hand washing and masking likely come to mind. However, one important effort that must remain the first line of defense is effective testing. With the holiday season in full swing, we cannot let our guards down. Test... More Story with Video....

Put a freeze on winter fires: Home and fire safety tips to follow this winter season
(BPT) - Nobody wants to believe a catastrophic event like a fire can happen to them, but home fires affect tens of thousands of families every year. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires occur more in the winter than during any other season. As the snowflakes fall... More Story with Video....

Firefighters share smoke and CO alarm tips [Video]
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Pandemic creating cavity-prone kids? Brush up on oral health this holiday season
(BPT) - It’s no secret, the holidays are a sweet time of year with seemingly endless sugary snacks, drinks and desserts. That, coupled with a long break from school can mean grazing in-between meals is at an all-time high for families across the nation. Thankfully, there are a few simple step... More Story with Video....

Moving Forward After Heart Failure: Hear One Patient’s Journey
(BPT) - One morning, five years ago, Robin woke up and could not get out of bed. Her fingers and toes were tingly and numb. Following a visit to the doctor, Robin learned that these symptoms were from lack of blood flow. She was diagnosed with heart failure.Heart failure is a long-lasting condition... More Story with Video....

6 simple tips for a winning winter skincare routine
(BPT) - Cold and dry weather can significantly impact skin, with some of the most common concerns being cracking, chaffed skin and flare-ups of conditions like dry skin and eczema. Especially if you spend time outdoors or participate in winter sports, it’s important to know the steps in a pro... More Story with Video....

Break old habits and create new ones with Kundalini meditation: Are you sitting down yet?
(BPT) - Many resolutions made on New Year’s Eve look a lot more overwhelming in the cold hard light of New Year’s Day. "Lose weight." "Exercise more." "Work on that novel." "Drink less." Oof. Where to start?As Lao Tzu says, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Some... More Story with Video....

Four easy ways to limit carbs in 2022 for a healthier you
(BPT) - Heading into the new year, you may be thinking about ways to work on your health and wellness. A new year is an ideal opportunity to consider positive lifestyle changes, and what you choose to eat is a big part of that. The good news is, you can focus on nutritional goals while still enjoyi... More Story with Video....

A New Way to Lower Bad Cholesterol and Keep it Low for People with Known Heart Disease
(BPT) - Having high LDL cholesterol, commonly referred to as “bad” cholesterol, may lead people to blame themselves and their lifestyle. But eating heart-healthy foods, getting more exercise and, in many cases, taking a daily cholesterol medication, called a statin, is sometimes not eno... More Story with Video....

3 things you need to do to protect your family from a house fire
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How to turn your passion for wellness and fitness into a career
(BPT) - Health solutions and preventative wellness have never been more crucial. Today, six in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease, many of which can be prevented by eating well, being physically active, avoiding tobacco and alcohol, and getting regular health screenings.People are ... More Story with Video....

3 ways to stay active and keep your mind in shape
(BPT) - Aging brings about many changes. Beyond graying hair and wrinkles, your brain is also changing as you grow older and wiser. According to McKnight Brain Research Foundation, 87% of people 65 and older experience cognitive changes associated with normal aging. The good news is that these chan... More Story with Video....

Seedlip: The Non-Alcoholic Option for Your Dry January and Beyond
(BPT) - If you're choosing to follow a possibly over-indulgent holiday season with a dry January, you’re not alone. Last year, YouGovAmerica reported that 15% of Americans planned to participate in the Dry January challenge, whether for health reasons or just a lifestyle reset — and the... More Story with Video....

Fitness Guru Isaac Boots Shares How to Choreograph a Better, Healthier 2022 While Leaving Migraine in the Rearview
(BPT) - Isaac remembers it vividly. The way it felt to be dancing on the edge of total darkness and the wave of fear that flooded in. “I was auditioning for a Broadway show and couldn’t see the front of the stage. I was getting ready to do a split turn jump, and I had no idea where the ... More Story with Video....

Postpartum depression is more common than you might think: Clinical trial seeks moms suffering from postpartum depression
(BPT) - New mothers may experience a range of emotions shortly after giving birth — from overwhelming joy to extreme sadness. Emotions can affect anyone during pregnancy and after giving birth, and just like the onset of emotions do not discriminate, neither does postpartum depression (PPD), ... More Story with Video....

Your key to a healthier new year? Potatoes.
(BPT) - It’s New Year’s resolution season, and many people’s goals involve improving their health — exercising more, eating better and losing weight. While it can be hard to stick to resolutions, a staple item in your kitchen can give you a leg up — potatoes.Potatoes a... More Story with Video....

3 ways clean insulation helps improve indoor air quality at home
(BPT) - The events of the last several years have sparked the adoption of home upgrades that prioritize our health and well-being — from the installation of touchless faucets to freshly painted walls in neutral, calming colors. While these cosmetic changes are certainly beneficial, many homeo... More Story with Video....

5 tips to help toddlers eat a nutritious diet
(BPT) - As your baby becomes a toddler, it can be challenging to make sure they're getting the recommended amounts of nutrients for healthy growth and development — like vitamin D, DHA and iron. Toddlers are notoriously picky, and some use mealtime as an opportunity to assert their independen... More Story with Video....

Health resolutions simplified thanks to these expert tips
(BPT) - A new year is a time of reflection and opportunity to focus on gratitude and goals for the future. Resolutions can be anything that you desire, but with health and wellness top of mind for so many people, two of the most popular are eating healthier and getting fit.The problem with resoluti... More Story with Video....

Understanding Advanced Gastric Cancer
(BPT) - Although gastric (stomach) cancer might be lesser known than other cancers, its impact should not be understated.[1] The disease, which typically occurs when cancer cells form in the lining of the stomach,[2] most commonly impacts men over the age of 50 and is estimated to affect more than ... More Story with Video....

Financial wellness is even more critical as many Americans seek personal change
(BPT) - As we continue to navigate the economic impact of the pandemic, a Prudential Financial survey* finds more than half of Americans have made a significant change in their lives in the past 18 months, and three-quarters are considering life changes in the future; changes that include switching... More Story with Video....

Communication Is Key When Facing a Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis
(BPT) - Sanofi developed and sponsored this article and Roldan was compensated for his time.As an avid runner, Roldan enjoyed an active lifestyle. However, during a routine physical one decade ago, his physician observed an abnormal elevated protein in one of his blood labs and ordered additional t... More Story with Video....

Healthy vision for a healthier you: 5 key questions for better eye health
(BPT) - Active living and healthy vision go hand in hand. That’s why protecting your eyes is so important. As you make informed choices to improve your well-being in 2022, here’s some important information that can help better your eye health too.These five frequently asked questions ab... More Story with Video....

Understanding Prostate Cancer [Infographic]
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4 ways to improve sleep in the face of daily stresses and work-life demands
(BPT) - Do you get enough sleep each night? Do your loved ones? Or are you a “short sleeper,” someone who routinely sleeps less than seven hours per 24-hour period — something known as short sleep duration.The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society both reco... More Story with Video....

Many Americans remain unscreened for colorectal cancer [Infographic]
(BPT) - Many Americans are unaware of the risk of colorectal cancer based on new data from The Harris Poll. The rising incidences of colorectal cancer in younger adults is a concerning trend that has contributed to the recommendation that colorectal cancer screening begin at age 45, instead of 50, ... More Story with Video....

Kundalini Yoga Teachers Live to Serve. What Can We Learn From Them?
(BPT) - Many people know Kundalini Yoga as a celebrity-friendly practice, scientifically proven to promote health, fitness and relaxation. But there is much more to Kundalini Yoga than meditation and breath work.Innate to the practice of Kundalini Yoga is a dedication to selfless service called &ld... More Story with Video....

Breaking Down Misconceptions About Hidradenitis Suppurativa
(BPT) - The difficulty with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) goes well beyond how to pronounce it. The chronic, painful and progressive inflammatory skin condition can affect every aspect of a person’s life. What’s worse, many suffer the physical, social, and emotional burdens for an avera... More Story with Video....

Expert Heidi Kristoffer Shares Top 4 Ways to Achieve Wellness this Holiday Season
(BPT) - Between holiday planning, entertaining and traveling, the festive season can be merry yet stressful, even more so given the uncertainty that persists today. Coupled with the new year ahead (aka New Year’s resolutions on the horizon), our overall well-being can likely use a refresh. It... More Story with Video....

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

Psoriatic arthritis: 4 tips on how to advocate for yourself
(BPT) - Sponsored by Eli Lilly and CompanyPsoriatic arthritis is a progressive form of inflammatory arthritis that can cause swelling, stiffness and pain in and around the joints. Because psoriatic arthritis can be difficult to diagnose, many living with this chronic autoimmune disease may also exp... More Story with Video....

How To Stay Safer and Healthier While Traveling This Holiday Season [Infographic]
(BPT) - Whether you're traveling near or far, it's important to keep up proper germ prevention methods to help you and your loved ones stay healthy. That's why Clorox is collaborating with some of the most iconic travel brands to provide disinfecting products and best practices for cleaning and dis... More Story with Video....

Americans report significant new health behaviors over the last year
(BPT) - If you've started exercising more, been more mindful about eating and started taking vitamins and supplements, you're definitely not alone. While navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have undoubtedly made significant changes to their health and wellness habits.Recently released resul... More Story with Video....

Spotting Signs of Disease Progression at Holiday Gatherings
(BPT) - Sponsored and Developed by Neurocrine BiosciencesThe holidays are a whirlwind of joyful chaos – traveling, cooking, gratitude, and time with those we love. For families and friends of those living with chronic and progressive diseases such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), the holida... More Story with Video....

Are you ignoring your eye health? In-person eye exams are more important than you think
(BPT) - Your vision plays an important role in your everyday experiences from the moment you wake up to going to work, playing with your children and caring for loved ones. Despite this vitalness, many people delay a visit to an optometrist or rely on online screenings, which seldom provide accurat... More Story with Video....

Medicare-Related Options [Infographic]
(BPT) - It is important to understand what Medicare covers in order to make the best choice for your situation. Explore the sections below to discover more about your Medicare-related options.... More Story with Video....

Holidays giving you heartburn? A doctor’s tips for relieving your discomfort
(BPT) - The holiday season is full of fun, festivities and food — and unfortunately, occasional heartburn flareups, too. Overindulgence in over-the-top meals coupled with the stress that can accompany this busy time of year, can lead to uncomfortable heartburn. So, what exactly is heartburn, ... More Story with Video....

3 New Year’s Resolutions to Make 2022 the Best Year of Your Life
(BPT) - Making New Year’s resolutions is not only a great way to ring in 2022, it’s also the perfect opportunity to spark lasting positive changes in your life. To help you set clear-cut goals and come up with a new action plan, here are some proven methods for getting more out of life ... More Story with Video....

Top spa trends of 2022 focus on healing and rejuvenation
(BPT) - With health and wellness top of mind for so many people, interest in spas is increasing. A trip to the spa is truly an exercise in self-care. Many spas are evolving their offerings to incorporate treatments focused on healing and rejuvenation to help people look and feel their best.Whether ... More Story with Video....

This Holiday Season, Let’s Appreciate the Difference Health Makes
(BPT) - The new year invites us to recognize what’s really important. As many families gather for the first holiday season back together, the value of health takes precedence over the packages under the tree. And as we make our resolutions, health is the one to keep.And prescription drugs kee... More Story with Video....

U.S. Surgeon General warns of looming youth mental health crisis: How Kundalini Yoga and Meditation can be part of the solution
(BPT) - Getting a teenager an appointment with a mental health professional right now is like trying to get tickets to a Taylor Swift concert. Basically, it’s impossible.It’s no wonder that the U.S. Surgeon General recently issued a rare public health advisory calling for “a swift... More Story with Video....

Bringing the holidays to life while creating hope for children with critical illnesses
(BPT) - For many families, the holidays mark a time full of celebration, love and joy. Loved ones gather to celebrate cherished holidays, reflect on the year behind them, and enjoy quality time together. But for the families of children with critical illnesses, the holidays will look much different... More Story with Video....

Eliminating 5 barriers to cancer care
(BPT) - Health equity means everyone has access to and can benefit from quality healthcare. This is especially important when it comes to diseases such as cancer. Unfortunately, underserved communities, including ethnic and racial minority groups, older adults and those living in rural areas face n... More Story with Video....

How Three People Living with Follicular Lymphoma Found Empowerment in Their Cancer Journey
(BPT) - Dealing with the complexities of a typically incurable blood cancer like follicular lymphoma can be challenging – but empowered communications between patients and their healthcare providers can help.In My Blood is a new online resource created with input from a group of patient advoc... More Story with Video....

Three tips to help children with eczema
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Rethinking Resolutions [Infographic]
(BPT) - A new survey* from health and wellness community OPTAVIA reveals a shift in how U.S. adults are approaching New Year’s resolutions. The majority will forgo setting 2022 resolutions, as many people are moving away from traditional New Year’s goals and instead looking for ways to ... More Story with Video....

3 ways to practice self-care during the holiday season
(BPT) - The holiday season can be joyous yet overwhelming. Between get-togethers with family and friends, fun winter activities with your kids, decorating, shopping and cooking, it’s hard to find time to take a minute to unwind and relax.It’s important that you carve out some time for s... More Story with Video....

There's no place like (a safe) home for the holidays
(BPT) - During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to lose sight of important safety tips — especially where fire is concerned. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments responded to an average 950 home fires that began with decorations. ... More Story with Video....

Top 2022 food trends everyone is buzzing about
(BPT) - As people continue to put renewed focus on their wellness, their eating and drinking habits are transforming. Many people are seeking out delicious foods and beverages that are also wholesome. This has directly influenced the top food trends for 2022.Better-for-you foods and flavors can be ... More Story with Video....

5 tips for helping a loved one in recovery over the holidays
(BPT) - Holidays can be joyful, fun-filled celebrations — and they can also be full of pitfalls and setbacks for anyone in recovery from drug or alcohol misuse. While families gather for festivities, those struggling with these issues may find themselves in situations where emotional triggers... More Story with Video....

A checklist for good senior health and wellness
(BPT) - As you age, your health needs change. Staying on top of senior wellness activities is important, but it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Creating a list of health and wellness to-do's can help you stay organized, so you look and feel your best."Aging well is living well and it all starts wi... More Story with Video....

When the temperature drops, turn up CO safety
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Diabetes is the leading cause for kidney disease: How understanding the link can help slow progression of these chronic conditions
(BPT) - Today, nearly 122 million people in the United States are living with diabetes or prediabetes. This condition is the leading cause of kidney disease — where the kidneys lose function over time until they fail. In fact, one in three adults with diabetes has developed kidney disease.Rai... More Story with Video....

5 health evaluations you should never delay
(BPT) - Being an advocate and prioritizing your own health is essential to your well-being. No one is in charge of your health but you. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to ensure you get the checkups that are key to staying well and preventing future problems.With that in mind, here are ... More Story with Video....

One woman's journey with severe asthma
(BPT) - This content was sponsored by GSK. Jenna is a real patient who was on treatment at the time of these interviews. GSK paid for her time and expenses in sharing her unique experiences. Individual results may vary. Can you remember a time when a teacher of yours positively impacted your life? ... More Story with Video....

5 ways to protect yourself from cold weather injuries
(BPT) - Everyone seems to have an opinion on winter weather. Some welcome the sparkling beauty of snow and look forward to beloved winter activities. For others, plummeting temperatures only bring them outside when necessary, often to shovel or run errands.No matter your personal feelings about win... More Story with Video....

4 ways to kickstart a wellness routine, according to health experts
(BPT) - When it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle, it’s the small decisions and changes that have a great impact on our individual wellness journeys. Wellness is not just one thing. In fact, maintaining a healthy lifestyle goes beyond just physical health and appearances, extending into ar... More Story with Video....

Higher vitamin D levels may lead to lower incidence or severity of COVID-19
(BPT) - Vitamin D is known for helping with bone health, but its benefits extend beyond that. Due to its positive effects on the respiratory and immune systems, more than 100 clinical trials have been conducted since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to look for links between vitamin D and COVID-1... More Story with Video....

Genetic information makes precision medicine possible for people with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia
(BPT) - Sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Because you are unique, you want health care that is personalized to your needs. If you are at risk of developing or have cancer, you want more than personalization. You want precision. This is why precision medicine based on personal genetic informatio... More Story with Video....

Prenatal vitamins: A powerful tool to help improve health outcomes in underserved communities
(BPT) - Good health is more important than ever when a woman is expecting, yet many struggle to get the proper nutrients and supplements for a healthy pregnancy.More than 120,000 babies in the United States are born with birth defects each year, but sometimes the simplest solutions can make a big d... More Story with Video....

Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL)
(BPT) - This COVID-19 vaccination hotline for people with disabilities offers assistance with finding vaccine locations, making appointments, answering common questions, and more. ACL.gov/DIAL.... More Story with Video....

There is still time to protect against flu
(BPT) - The holidays are here, and while that means more opportunities for spreading cheer, there is also more opportunity for spreading flu and other respiratory viruses as people resume travel and gather with family and friends. National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 5-11) is an important remi... More Story with Video....

A fertility expert sets the record straight on the COVID-19 vaccine and fertility
(BPT) - If you read it online, does that mean it’s true? Although the internet has undoubtedly made access to information easier than ever, not all of that “information” is born from a state of reality or truth. Myths and unwarranted “facts” around the COVID-19 vaccine... More Story with Video....

1-pound baby inspires mom to become NICU nurse
(BPT) - As a micropreemie born at just 25 weeks, baby Willow faced many complications of prematurity.To help her survive, Willow received countless treatments in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). One of the most beneficial, according to Willow’s mom, Perry, was her nutrition.For premat... More Story with Video....

5 ways to get ahead of frequent heartburn, according to an MD
(BPT) - While experiencing occasional heartburn after enjoying a fiery plate of wings is common, many Americans suffer from frequent heartburn (two or more days per week) — which can have a significant effect on one’s life, from mood to sleep to everyday activities. In fact, according t... More Story with Video....

How to help reduce the chance of a second heart attack or clot-related stroke
(BPT) - Sponsored by BayerAccording to the American Heart Association, one in four heart attack or ischemic (clot-related) stroke survivors will have a second heart attack or clot-related stroke.1To help prevent a second heart attack or clot-related stroke, lifestyle changes and communicating close... More Story with Video....

Virtual learning and your child's vision: 3 reasons they need an eye exam now
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How you can take a new approach to wellness this New Year’s
(BPT) - If you’re seeking ways to boost your well-being for the new year, consider taking a holistic approach. Don't focus on one specific habit to conquer, but instead look at supporting the different systems within you — like your respiratory, immune, digestive and cardiovascular syst... More Story with Video....

Wonder why everything Korean is trending? Kimchi is one major reason
(BPT) - From BTS to Squid Game, Korean culture is seriously trending right now. And beyond K-Pop and K-Drama, much of the buzz comes from the unique flavors of Korean cuisine — with kimchi as the key. If you follow the latest cooking shows, recipes and up-and-coming restaurants, you’ll ... More Story with Video....

How one mother is raising awareness for spinal muscular atrophy – a leading genetic cause of infant death
(BPT) - When Nicole Clark’s son Brady was born, he was reaching his normal early milestones: holding his head up on his own, sitting and crawling. But when Nicole’s energetic and seemingly healthy nine-month baby boy started to struggle to pull himself up, Nicole knew something wasn&rsq... More Story with Video....

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

Doing well by doing good: Ways to give back to your community
(BPT) - With the giving season upon us, people are thinking about how they can give back to their communities. There are numerous ways to give back whether by helping those in need, volunteering your time, or choosing to support businesses in your community. Last year charitable giving reached a re... More Story with Video....

How biomarker testing helped shape one man’s lung cancer journey
(BPT) - Despite being a healthy and active legal consultant and father of three, A.J. Patel had been experiencing persistent respiratory problems for some time."I had to constantly clear my throat when I spoke," said A.J., "And I started noticing a wheezing sound in my breathing."Because he was oth... More Story with Video....

A mother’s life with lung cancer
(BPT) - While Lysa Buonanno was completing her training as a radiology technologist, she started experiencing intense back pain. Since her work often involved lifting and moving patients, she assumed that she had just pulled a muscle. But after a few doctor visits, the pain could no longer be ignor... More Story with Video....

Revolutionizing Medical Device Training to Meet Growing Demands [Video]
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5 dermatologist recommendations to help care for your skin this busy holiday season
(BPT) - Now that it’s the winter holiday season again, schedules and to-do lists are fuller than ever. Between work, family and getting ready for all the celebrations, it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. Remember to take a deep breath and carve out some time to focus on self-c... More Story with Video....

4 things to know about acute respiratory illness RSV
(BPT) - Washing your hands. Covering your cough and sneeze. Staying home when sick. These actions help limit the spread of common respiratory illness like colds, influenza and coronavirus. To help keep yourself and your communities well, there is another potentially life-threatening virus that shou... More Story with Video....

5 ways to give more meaningful gifts this holiday season
(BPT) - After getting through the past couple of difficult years, many holiday gift-givers are searching for ways to share their values of compassion and concern for the world around them with family and loved ones. If you have a cause you care about, or if those you're shopping for feel passionate... More Story with Video....

Put your best foot forward with self-care tips for your feet
(BPT) - Self-care is having more than just a moment, it’s become a movement, and your feet deserve to be in on it.We spend lots of time nurturing our body, mind and soul with facials, meditation, yoga, luxurious baths and more, but what about our feet? Don’t they deserve some TLC? We ex... More Story with Video....

Keep Healthy and Stress Less Through the Holidays and Beyond [Video]
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Celebrating the Past, Looking Toward the Future This Diabetes Awareness Month
(BPT) - November is Diabetes Awareness Month — a time for us to reflect not only on how far diagnosis and treatment have advanced since the discovery of insulin just 100 years ago, but also on where opportunities still lie to expand access to advanced technology.As the leading global healthca... More Story with Video....

6 simple secrets to healthier, fuller hair
(BPT) - Self-care is an important topic these days, especially when it comes to prioritizing your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Not only can practicing self-care help reduce anxiety, depression, and stress, but it can also lead to healthier hair and skin when you focus on re-fueling y... More Story with Video....

How Schools Can Keep Students Safe by Enhancing Indoor Air Quality
(BPT) - For the first time in decades, the need to protect people against airborne illnesses has become an urgent topic of conversation across the globe. This is particularly true for young students who are only recently eligible for the vaccine and are often gathered in small classrooms, exercisin... More Story with Video....

7 indoor air quality myths debunked
(BPT) - Air quality has become a hot topic. COVID-19 heightened our awareness of all of our surroundings — especially the air we breathe. Because people spend 90% of their time indoors, especially during colder winter months, sorting fact from fiction about indoor air quality is crucial.Trane... More Story with Video....

10 Simple Ways to Prevent Cooking Fires this Thanksgiving
(BPT) - Traditional gatherings have returned as friends and family across the country are planning to celebrate in person together. As holiday hosts begin to prepare for festivities, it’s important to create a safe, healthy environment for family and guests.An estimated 79% of those who plan ... More Story with Video....

5 critical questions to answer during Medicare annual enrollment
(BPT) - Millions of people across the country rely on the federal health insurance program Medicare. If you're one of them, it's important to know about the annual open enrollment period where you can make changes to your plan so you're set for the year ahead. To get the best Medicare coverage for ... More Story with Video....

If you have Graves' disease, here's what you need to know about Thyroid Eye Disease
(BPT) - If you are experiencing symptoms like eye bulging, double vision, dry or watery eyes, severe pain or pressure behind your eyes, these could be signs of Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) — a serious, progressive and potentially vision-threatening rare autoimmune disease.TED mostly affects peop... More Story with Video....

Pause, breathe, learn: The importance of exploring breast cancer treatment options
(BPT) - A breast cancer diagnosis is scary, and women facing this situation are often laser-focused on eliminating the cancer as quickly as possible. However, if detected at an early stage, most women have the option of briefly pausing to research their treatment options, learn about new technologi... More Story with Video....

How to enjoy the holidays without overloading your New Year’s resolutions
(BPT) - Face it, everyone’s done it — abandoned wellness goals over the holidays, hoping to make up for it with New Year’s resolutions. According to a recent study, half of Americans have broken a diet due to the holidays. In the fifth annual “Writing Off the End of the Year... More Story with Video....

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

New breast care program helps decrease wait times, delivers faster test results, improves patient experience
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4 reasons why millennials need life insurance
(BPT) - If you’re a millennial, the chances you’ve already invested in a private life insurance policy are probably pretty low. The share of Americans covered by life insurance slid from 63% in 2011 to 52% in 2021 — and the most pronounced decrease has come from younger generation... More Story with Video....

A Caregiver’s Perspective – Managing A Loved One’s Mental Health and Tardive Dyskinesia
(BPT) - ADVERTISEMENTThis article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. Forrest and Moira were compensated by Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. to share their story.Whether you’re caring for a loved one’s physical or mental state, this November, we commemorate caregivers ... More Story with Video....

Living with malignant pleural mesothelioma: How one man found a different treatment option
(BPT) - Harold L. was raised in a Kansas farming family as one of fourteen siblings. Unfortunately, throughout his active life and unbeknownst to him, he had been exposed to asbestos; first, as a young man growing up on the family farm and then while on active duty in the military. But his greatest... More Story with Video....

How One Woman Turned Type 2 Diabetes Into a Wake-up Call
(BPT) - Sponsored by Novo Nordisk. Meet Nikki M., registered nurse, mom, military wife, and avid tennis player. She is also one of about 32 million people in the United States living with type 2 diabetes.[a] To see Nikki today, you wouldn’t expect her to be someone who once struggled to maint... More Story with Video....

Why accountability and regulation are needed to curb social media youth crisis
(BPT) - The statistics are in — and it’s quite clear that America’s teens are in crisis. The cause? A freewheeling social media environment where cyberbullying and exploitation are rampant and where the companies that do nothing to stop it are not held accountable, according to th... More Story with Video....

Is It time for a change? Evaluating health insurance plans during Open Enrollment
(BPT) - A lot can happen in a year, especially if it includes major life changes such as retirement or a new career. In particular, your health status and finances can shift a lot over the course of 12 months. Fortunately, the Open Enrollment period is a good time to review your healthcare coverage... More Story with Video....

These healthy food swaps are astonishingly delicious
(BPT) - Many people associate healthy eating with bland, flavorless, unexciting foods. This mindset limits exploring new dishes and desserts that offer ample taste as well as nutrition. Even classic cravings — like salty, savory or sweet — can be satisfied with a few simple food swaps a... More Story with Video....

4 ways to achieve small wins toward your nutrition goals
(BPT) - Face it, the past year has been tough. It’s been all too easy to lose track of your wellness goals, especially around nutrition. The good news is, you can get back on track by working toward “small wins” — simple steps that improve your nutrition — and celebrat... More Story with Video....

Understanding Ovarian Cancer [Infographic]
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Understanding Breast Cancer [Infographic]
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An oral health holiday carol
(BPT) - Adulting is hard — and keeping track of everything that needs to happen and paying for it in the middle of a pandemic is especially challenging. If you’ve been a Scrooge about taking care of your teeth, the ghosts of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) — the 7,3... More Story with Video....

Meditate, rinse, repeat: How to be more mindful just in time for dinner with the in-laws
(BPT) - Face it, there hasn’t been a lot to be thankful for the last year and a half. If gratitude is a muscle, many of us are finding ours a little atrophied. But you know what’s great about weak muscles? With a little work, you can not only get them back in shape, you can make them st... More Story with Video....

Protect yourself against Medicare fraud [Video]
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Embrace Your Inner Goddess: How Moms Can Stay Centered, Healthy and Stress-free Through the Holiday Season with Kundalini Yoga
(BPT) - Preparing for the holidays is a breeze. Especially if you have kids. There’s nothing more relaxing than managing menus, cleaning up after guests, decorating the house, buying gifts, making travel arrangements, navigating family drama, and hosting social gatherings, especially during a... More Story with Video....

5 things you need to know about healthcare coverage during open enrollment
(BPT) - It’s that time of year again — open enrollment for healthcare coverage. While finding the right plan may seem confusing, there are more resources and ways to find reduced-cost coverage than ever before. If you're currently uninsured or your coverage doesn’t meet your needs... More Story with Video....

Rethink drinking patterns before consequences stack up
(BPT) - Sponsored by Alkermes, Inc.By CC Sabathia, former professional baseball playerWhen I decided suddenly, during the professional baseball playoffs in 2015, to go to rehab — right in the moment — to get treatment for my alcohol dependence, many people were surprised. For years, I w... More Story with Video....

5 ways to manage painful diabetes complications
(BPT) - Technology has come a long way in reducing the impact of diabetes on people’s lives. Long gone are the days of daily urine testing and sharpening needles. Newer technologies like smart blood glucose meters, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors have given people better tools t... More Story with Video....

Expert tips for managing asthma and allergies during the holidays
(BPT) - What's in those delicious holiday cookies? How come it's hard to breathe while decking the halls? Is that adorable puppy in the big red bow causing you to have a big red nose?"The holiday season is full of fun festivities and beloved traditions, many of which present unique challenges to pe... More Story with Video....

Enjoy baking better-for-you treats this holiday season
(BPT) - Outdoor temps are cooling down, leaves are falling and the holiday season is fast approaching — inspiring baking with festive, craveable flavors like pumpkin, cinnamon, chocolate and peppermint. The good news is, you can indulge those cravings by using healthier alternatives to create... More Story with Video....

Childhood Vaccination: Why It’s Important for Your Children and Community
(BPT) - The drop in pediatric vaccination rates in the first six months of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic placed certain populations at a greater risk for vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and potential outbreaks.“Vaccines are a great public health success story,” shared pediat... More Story with Video....

How nurse anesthetists can help provide more timely care for veterans
(BPT) - Most people would agree veterans have earned the best possible healthcare for their service and sacrifice. Unfortunately, veterans can endure dangerously long wait times for medical services, including those that require anesthesia care. One reason for these delays is that Certified Registe... More Story with Video....

National Family Caregivers Month Savings Tips and Resources for AARP Members
(BPT) - Wanting to care for someone is a natural impulse, especially if they need a little more help than others, perhaps due to a medical condition. Fortunately, many resources are now available that help caregivers find the support they need for both themselves and those for whom they care. These... More Story with Video....

Answering a patient’s first questions: two organizations who accepted the call to make a difference
(BPT) - “Where do I go for help?”—a simple, perhaps broad, but challenging question. This is the first question many people living with graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) ask following their diagnosis. GVHD can occur after an allogeneic stem cell transplant when the transplanted, or... More Story with Video....

Understanding the Key Differences Between COVID-19 PCR and Antigen Tests [Infographic]
(BPT) - With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting every aspect of life, continued testing is crucial to reopening our businesses, schools, travel and entertainment facilities. Having accurate and reliable tests has remained critical to understanding infection rates and spread, and understanding th... More Story with Video....

Improving your rheumatoid arthritis care: five tips you need to know
(BPT) - Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic and potentially debilitating autoimmune disease that is estimated to affect over 1.3 million people in the U.S. alone1. Hallmark signs and symptoms include joint pain, fatigue and morning stiffness, though early RA tends to affect smaller joi... More Story with Video....

Give the gift of clean: Your guide to luxury bidets
(BPT) - Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? After a tough year with many unexpected turns and disappointments, a gift that delights and takes self-care to a new level is needed more than ever. For something truly thoughtful and unforgettable, consider a bidet.But how do you find ... More Story with Video....

Sweet and savory ways to indulge during the holidays without sabotaging your wellness goals
(BPT) - One of the greatest pleasures of the holidays is enjoying traditional flavors of the season. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to indulge without discarding all your wellness goals. You can enjoy festive foods if you plan ahead for holiday events, and make dishes that aren’t loade... More Story with Video....

Radiant heat a top home-improvement trend in new and existing homes
(BPT) - As people look to make their homes healthier and more comfortable, interest in radiant heating systems has soared. Predicted to be a top home-improvement trend for 2022, these highly comfortable, energy-efficient heating systems aren't just for new-home construction. A variety of installati... More Story with Video....

Living with narcolepsy: One woman’s journey with this rare disorder
(BPT) - Imagine feeling so tired during the day that you struggle to stay awake and alert, constantly feeling the need for sleep — often to the point that it interrupts your day-to-day life physically, emotionally and socially. This persistent feeling of tiredness during the day is excessive ... More Story with Video....

Cold weather eczema flareups? These top pediatrician tips provide relief for kids
(BPT) - With cooler weather here for many, it’s important to keep in mind that dropping temperatures and drier air can have an impact on your health, especially the health of your skin. People with eczema may experience additional irritation and flareups during the colder seasons. This can be... More Story with Video....

How to make the most of your Medicare open enrollment options
(BPT) - Each year when the Medicare open enrollment period comes around, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the many choices you have. You’re not alone — most people have questions this time of year. What’s the best way to get the most from your benefits? What if Medicare doesn&rsqu... More Story with Video....

How to take action when you see hypoglycemia symptoms
(BPT) - Everyone needs blood sugar (glucose) because it provides essential fuel for the body and mind. However, for people with diabetes, getting the right amount of glucose is critical because low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, can lead to stupor, confusion, loss of consciousness, seizur... More Story with Video....

Simple steps for eco-friendly eating
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5 Things to Know About HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer
(BPT) - The breast cancer treatment journey – something nearly one in eight women will experience sometime in their lifetime[1] – can be overwhelming and filled with uncertainty. To hear “you have breast cancer,” or “your breast cancer is progressing” can be incr... More Story with Video....

How to Protect Your Family from This Explosive Household Hazard
(BPT) - Over 62 million homes in the United States use natural gas for space heating, water heating, cooking, drying clothes, and more. Although natural gas usage is common across the country, many aren’t aware of the deadly explosions caused by natural gas leaks. The aging gas line infrastru... More Story with Video....

You are not alone: Now is the time to talk about Alzheimer’s together
(BPT) - Throughout his career, Rod Stephenson, 73, of Savannah, Georgia, wore many hats. He worked in television broadcasting, the retail pizza industry, in manufacturing and quality assurance — and most recently, he was ordained as a pastor. But after Stephenson decided to retire from his ev... More Story with Video....

Community Living Benefits Everyone [Infographic]
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Under Pressure: Facing Serious Challenges, America’s Nurses Continue to Make a Difference
(BPT) - Numbering at over 4 million, nurses are the largest group of health care professionals in the United States. It’s estimated that one in every 100 people is a registered nurse. And for 19 years straight, Americans have ranked nursing the most honest and ethical professional in an annua... More Story with Video....

Connection, Community, Communication: One Person’s Journey to Build a Network to Support Herself and Other Atopic Dermatitis Patients
(BPT) - Sponsored by Incyte CorporationLiving with eczema can be frustrating, painful, and, at times, a source of some tough days. Just ask Linette Roungchun, who has been living with atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common form of eczema, since she was three years old.“When you have eczema, ... More Story with Video....

Go Cordless This National Window Covering Safety Month
(BPT) - Every parent with young children likes to make sure their home is as safe as it possibly can be. Even though you have taken the time to childproof your home, no parent can think of everything. Hidden hazards that pose a potential safety risk to your child may still be in your home without y... More Story with Video....

How to choose better-for-you, ethically sourced chocolate
(BPT) - Savvy consumers today are demanding more from products they love to eat — including ever-craveable chocolate — beyond delicious taste. They want to be excited by new flavors and trends, easily see every ingredient and get great-tasting products that fit within their health and n... More Story with Video....

You’re not alone in this fight: 5 tips for Black women facing triple-negative breast cancer
(BPT) - Advocating for yourself is one of the most important things you can do when facing a breast cancer diagnosis — but you don’t have to do it alone. You might not be aware that Black women (non-Hispanic) are about twice as likely as white women (non-Hispanic) to have triple-negativ... More Story with Video....

How one hospital is overcoming disparities in pancreatic cancer care
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4 Questions About the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period You Need Answered Right Now
(BPT) - One of the most important times for healthcare coverage — and most dreaded — is upon us: the Medicare Annual Enrollment period. It started Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. A recent poll conducted for ClearMatch™ Medicare, a brand dedicated to helping “de-complexify&r... More Story with Video....

National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month: Educating the Public on Treatment Options for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
(BPT) - This article is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck, for which Dr. Maguire is a paid consultant.October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month, a time to reflect on the importance of recognizing the signs of depression and understanding when and h... More Story with Video....

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

Flu shot recommended for people 65 and older
(BPT) - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people 65 years and older get their flu shot this year, in addition to their currently recommended COVID-19 vaccines. Health experts across the country urge everyone 6 months and older to get... More Story with Video....

The Importance of Simultaneous Testing of COVID-19 and Flu [Infographic]
(BPT) - Flu season is fast approaching even as COVID-19 continues to spread, potentially leading to confusion surrounding symptoms and testing protocols, and mass disruptions in schools, businesses, and transportation. In the northern hemisphere, influenza and respiratory syncytial viruses are comm... More Story with Video....

What can you do to protect your vision?
(BPT) - You could probably predict the outcome of a study about whether people who don’t have vision insurance get adequate — or any — vision care. Unsurprisingly, less than half of Americans who lack health insurance get eye care services, according to the Centers for Disease Con... More Story with Video....

Ask a dietitian: Should I use sugar substitutes?
(BPT) - Americans are eating and drinking too much added sugar, which can contribute to a variety of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. According to the 2020-2025 dietary guidelines for Americans, people 2 years and over should have no more than 10% of total daily cal... More Story with Video....

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

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

Flu shots for two: Protect yourself during pregnancy and your baby after birth
(BPT) - The phrase “two for one” suggests a great deal: getting twice the benefit. That’s precisely what a flu shot can do for someone who is pregnant. One shot protects you from flu during and after your pregnancy; it also protects your baby during the first few months of their l... More Story with Video....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 ways to keep your pets safer this fall
(BPT) - Americans are passionate about many things — but would it surprise you to learn that pets rank at the top of the list? A whopping 90.5 million households, or approximately 70% of all American households, own at least one pet, and they play a significant role in our lives. So it’... More Story with Video....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 women share their ovarian cancer stories and the importance of being proactive
(BPT) - Sponsored by GSKAt first thought, it would appear that Cherie, 50, from Chicago, Illinois, and Leanne, 62, from White Plains, New York, don’t have much in common. Cherie enjoys exploring the outdoors and traveling with her husband, while Leanne, a financial advisor, enjoys making jewe... More Story with Video....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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