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January 27, 2020

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

How physical therapy can help you manage pain
(BPT) - Movement is crucial to a person’s health, quality of life and independence. For some people, pain makes movement a challenge. Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek health care. A physical therapist can help people move better and safely manage their pain.Who are physical ... More Story with Video....

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

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

4 simple steps to reduce the cost of diabetes medications
(BPT) - Approximately 30 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many require insulin to manage their condition, but due to rising costs, more and more people are struggling to get the medication they need.According to a rece... More Story with Video....

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

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

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

6 hacks for savvy parents to save time and money
(BPT) - Whether it's your first child or you've been around the baby block a few times before, having an infant in your life is an unforgettable experience. While there are countless joys you'll cherish forever, there are also a few challenges you'll likely face along the way.Savvy parents are alwa... More Story with Video....

Tips to prepare you and your loved ones for an emergency
(BPT) - Fires can occur when you least expect it, leaving little time to plan your escape, so the time to prepare for an emergency isn’t when your alarm sounds. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), only 32% of American households have actually developed and practiced ... More Story with Video....

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

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

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

Destress by bringing the outdoors in
(BPT) - This year you might have goals like ramping up your workout routine, increasing your self-care regimen or finding time to de-stress.The EPA reports we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, but most people feel that spending time in nature has a positive effect on their mental well-being and... More Story with Video....

5 easy ways to help your local animal shelter
(BPT) - The winter months are often considered some of the busiest for animal shelters. According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters every year. Adding a shelter pet to your family can be fulfilling, but what if you’re not ready or able to adopt?Hartz Lov... More Story with Video....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lean and Mean: Turkey Helps Build a Balanced Lifestyle
(BPT) - As the calendar flips to a new year, many Americans try to tackle a tough task: building a healthier lifestyle. According to Statista, the sense of being unhealthy is especially strong among Millennials, with nearly 80% of adults under the age of 36 reporting that they “could be healt... More Story with Video....

Jigsaw puzzles – perfect for 'me' and 'we' time this winter
(BPT) - During the blustery cold days and cozy nights at home this winter, there’s no better time to rediscover the simple pleasures and quiet joys of indoor activities that help you relax and reconnect with family. Over the holidays, through winter break and beyond, families everywhere are e... More Story with Video....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Give your backside a break: 4 tips if you sit for extended periods
(BPT) - Sitting is nearly impossible to avoid. Whether during your daily commute, working hard at your desk or watching your favorite TV show on the couch, sitting can provide relief and give you the opportunity to relax.However, sitting for a long period of time can lead to some adverse health eff... More Story with Video....

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

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

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

Making a Difference: Why Finding the Right Schizophrenia Treatment Plan Matters
(BPT) - Schizophrenia is a complex and chronic brain disorder that can interrupt every aspect of an adult’s life. For adults living with serious mental illness, like Jason, the journey to finding the right treatment plan, including medication and supportive therapies, can take years. During t... More Story with Video....

Are you prepared for a natural disaster or state of emergency?
(BPT) - If emergency officials in your community issued a mandatory evacuation order to get out of the path of a wildfire, hurricane or other natural disaster, would you know what to take with you, the evacuation route you would take and where you would go until it was safe to return home?In short,... More Story with Video....

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

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

Haylie Duff’s 4 tips to make brunch even better
(BPT) - "One of my favorite things to do is get together with friends for a cozy Sunday brunch," says mother, actress and chef Haylie Duff. "It’s the best way to spend some quality time together before jumping into the busy week ahead. Plus, kicking off the morning with a nutritious meal is a... More Story with Video....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 hidden holiday allergy triggers to avoid
(BPT) - The holidays are a time to gather for food, friends and festivities. While everything may seem merry and bright, if you have asthma or allergies, this is when you need to be cautious. A season full of tradition and good cheer can come with hidden allergy triggers if you're not aware and pre... More Story with Video....

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

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

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

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

7 tips for holiday road trips with kids
(BPT) - Whether the length of your drive is three hours or 30 minutes, it can seem an eternity with a bored child in the car. If you’re planning a road trip with one or more children, plan ahead so you'll have a happy and safe trip, no matter where you’re going.Here's how you and your k... More Story with Video....

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

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

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

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

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

The critical differences you need to know: Prescription medicine, over-the-counter medicine and dietary supplements
(BPT) - Seventy-five percent of Americans take dietary supplements, according to a 2018 study by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).i Furthermore, “87 percent [of adults in the United States] have overall confidence in the safety, quality and effectiveness of dietary supplements.&rdq... More Story with Video....

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

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

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

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

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

9 holiday party survival tips – when you (or guests) are in recovery
(BPT) - Let’s face it. Drinking, drug abuse and depression soar over Christmas, Chanukah and New Year’s — call it the holiday blues. As you prepare to throw your annual holiday party, the compassionate host recognizes that the holidays can be a painful time for some family members... More Story with Video....

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 tips to allergy-proof your home this holiday
(BPT) - Before you know it, you’re knee-deep in preparing for holiday celebrations and family visits. If you’re hosting guests with allergies — and you have pets — you have a few more things to consider when getting your home guest-ready. No problem! Here are eight cleaning ... More Story with Video....

Clinical Trial Results Promising for People with Lupus
(BPT) - Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a mysterious chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.iii,iv SLE can affect tissues like the skin, joints, kidneys, brain and other organs, resulting in a wide variety of signs and symptoms that impact the ... More Story with Video....

How a Change in Schizophrenia Treatment Could Make the Difference
(BPT) - Elizabeth was in her late-twenties when she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She worked to manage her symptoms, while also employed as a full-time nurse case manager and raising her two sons. It was a struggle to manage it all, and Elizabeth often wasn’t fully compliant with her trea... More Story with Video....

Air travel can be dangerous for passengers with disabilities
(BPT) - During the busy holiday travel season, everyone suffers from the stress and strain that accompanies flying today. Unfortunately, travelers with disabilities face even more barriers to air travel such as damaged wheelchairs, delayed assistance and untrained airline staff. These obstacles are... More Story with Video....

Enjoy this superfood on any specialty diet
(BPT) - Are you following a gluten-free, keto, paleo, vegetarian, Whole 30 or other special diet? The problem with sticking to a diet is that it can feel restricting, because you're only allowed to eat certain foods, and that can get boring fast.Fortunately, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Da... More Story with Video....

One 20-Year-Old’s Determination to Change His Journey with a Rare, Debilitating Disease
(BPT) - Imagine your body wasn’t able to control your muscles, and over time you experienced more weakness and a loss of strength. That's what was happening to William Johnson, now a college sophomore living with a rare disease — called spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA. Three years ago, ... More Story with Video....

The Impact of Lung Cancer [Infographic]
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Veterans Bond Through Challenging Diagnosis of Kidney Failure
(BPT) - The fall of 2018 was life-changing for U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Phillip Hayes. Not only did the season mark his retirement from a 33-year-long service in the Air Force, it marked the beginning of the fight for his life. Phillip’s health had been declining for some time, but he did n... More Story with Video....

Stomach Cancer – Learn the Facts [Infographic]
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4 questions to help you choose the right health insurance
(BPT) - Your options for health care and dental plans can feel overwhelming. Dozens of plans and many variables can affect your decision, which is why it’s worth your time to find the option that best fits your individual or family needs.“We will devote hours of painstaking research to ... More Story with Video....

'Tis the season for heart disease?
(BPT) - Deaths from heart-related causes tend to spike over the holidays. According to a recent study, the risk of heart attack increases significantly around Christmas time, and may be highest on Christmas Eve. Recognizing the symptoms of heart disease — and taking time from the busy season ... More Story with Video....

pHreshen the pHunk Up! Here are a few things that will keep you in control of your feminine health
(BPT) - The vagina is a delicate ecosystem that must be maintained at a normal pH of 3.8-4.5, the same pH as beer, if you can believe it! Everyday events like blood with your period, sex, soaps, certain medications and the water in a douche can all elevate the natural vaginal balance, because those... More Story with Video....

Prepare for the unexpected: Travel tips for peace of mind
(BPT) - Do you have a case of wanderlust? Traveling is a great way to explore new places and try new activities, going beyond the ordinary to create lifelong memories with family and friends.But travel does come with risks. This is particularly important with the rise in adventure travel, where Ame... More Story with Video....

Simple, meaningful ways to give back to your community
(BPT) - With today’s busy and distracted lifestyles, it can be difficult to find ways to make a difference to those less fortunate in the community. However, today it is simpler than ever to give back, and you do not have to alter your hectic routine to make an impact.1) Give back while you s... More Story with Video....

Gut Check: Why Women with Chronic Constipation Feel Stuck [Infographic]
(BPT) - We all have to go when nature calls, but for approximately 35 million American adults living with a condition called chronic idiopathic constipation, or CIC, that isn’t always easy. Idiopathic means the cause of the constipation is unknown. People with CIC experience symptoms like abd... More Story with Video....

Open enrollment: 4 steps to getting the right life insurance benefits at work
(BPT) - Is it open enrollment time for your employee benefits? Most companies begin offering the opportunity to update or add new benefits for the next year in the last quarter of the year. Take advantage of this time to align your life with your benefits because when life changes, insurance needs ... More Story with Video....

Actress shares tips to shine bright this holiday season
(BPT) - The holidays can challenge just about anyone to stick to healthy habits and keep up with the busy season. Despite her hectic schedule, actress, producer, entrepreneur and mother Sarah Michelle Gellar has learned how to juggle family and career all while maintaining her daily routine.Gellar ... More Story with Video....

Antibiotic Resistance: What it Really Means for Rosacea Sufferers
(BPT) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), five out of every six people in the United States received one antibiotic prescription in 2016.1,2 While antibiotics are commonly used for their bacteria-killing capabilities, dermatologists, the top antibiotic prescribers i... More Story with Video....

Inspiration and tips from the 2019 'Whole Home Concept House'
(BPT) - Today’s home builders, designers and innovators are working to create interiors and living experiences that take into account consumer trends toward seeking a more healthful environment, inside and out. This year’s “Whole Home Concept House,” by leading design magazi... More Story with Video....

8 simple ideas to prevent home break-ins
(BPT) - Did you know most burglaries are home break-ins? Keeping your home secure is vital to the safety of yourself, your family and your belongings. Here are several simple ideas to increase your personal safety.1. Install a home security system.Security systems offer perhaps the most powerful pr... More Story with Video....

4 festive tricks to make a holiday meal work for everyone
(BPT) - The holidays are full of family, friends — and lots and lots of food. And while we love getting together with all our loved ones, the thought of coming up with a meal that pleases everyone can be a bit frightful. But with a little prep work, planning, and new healthy takes on cooking ... More Story with Video....

Caring for the family caregiver: Ways to manage your health and wellbeing while supporting others
(BPT) - Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness is something millions of Americans do every day. Whether it is a parent, spouse, extended family member or friend, the stress of caring for another adult can take a toll."I have to do absolutely everything for her," explains Anthony Cowels, whos... More Story with Video....

4 Tips to Help Women with Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Get Moving Again
(BPT) - We’ve all suffered with constipation from time to time. Imagine if you had a chronic condition that made it an ongoing reality. That’s the case for approximately 35 million Americans who have chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC),[1],[2]* a condition that’s estimated to af... More Story with Video....

Tackle Two at a Time: Treat Your Diabetes and Protect Your Heart
(BPT) - People living with diabetes are two times more likely to die from cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease, heart failure, heart attack and stroke.i And, nearly 70 percent of people aged 65 or older with diabetes die from some form of heart disease.iDiabetes can lead to many complicat... More Story with Video....

Four reasons to pursue careers in nursing
(BPT) - As time and technology reshape the workforce, most professionals are not in the position to choose one career or one track and stick with it until retirement. Nursing offers relevant, future-focused opportunities for people of all ages and levels of experience, from those re-entering the wo... More Story with Video....

Natural holiday baking tips
(BPT) - What are the benefits of baking from scratch? Mostly, it's fun, and your whole family can join in. On top of that, nothing tastes as good as fresh baked treats right out of the oven. For another bonus, it makes the whole house smell great. But perhaps the most important reason to bake from ... More Story with Video....

Fighting through the pain of a misunderstood skin condition - Hidradenitis Suppurativa
(BPT) - Imagine experiencing symptoms like pain so severe you may not want to do tasks like showering, going to work or even getting out of bed. For people living with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a chronic, debilitating, inflammatory skin disease, this can be their reality.Often beginning in ado... More Story with Video....

Type 2 diabetes and your kidneys: Are you doing enough?
(BPT) - For decades, physicians have been working to help patients with type 2 diabetes manage their A1C, or blood sugar, levels. But for some patients, lowering A1C alone may not be enough.Approximately 30 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes,1[*] but did you know that many of ... More Story with Video....

Vast majority of Americans lose sleep to binge-watch TV
(BPT) - A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found that 88% of U.S. adults admitted to losing sleep due to staying up late to watch multiple episodes of a TV show or streaming series — and this number jumps to 95% when looking at 18- to 44-year-olds.The same survey ... More Story with Video....

Help prepare for the unexpected with cancer insurance [Infographic]
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5 carbon monoxide safety tips
(BPT) - Along with the cold temperatures, snow and ice, winter also brings unpredictable dangers, including the threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, CO poisoning is the number one cause of accidental poisonings in the U.S. Referred ... More Story with Video....

Dietary Supplement Label Changes Mandated by the FDA [Video]
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One Woman’s Inspiring Comeback After COPD Almost Took Her Breath Away
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How Invasive Pneumococcal Disease May Impact Your Baby [Infographic]
(BPT) - Invasive Pneumococcal Disease is an uncommon but serious infectious disease that may impact your baby. For more resources and to see patient stories, visit www.babypneumococcalfacts.com/.... More Story with Video....

Stay Healthy During the Holidays
(BPT) - Holiday travel, endless parties and hours waiting in long shopping lines can take a toll on your health. As the season ramps up, it’s a great time to take some steps to support your immune system for extra protection. These common-sense health tips can go a long way toward keeping you... More Story with Video....

3 Important Benefits to Look For When Buying Life Insurance
(BPT) - While death is a difficult subject to discuss, it is something for which we all must prepare. If something happens to you, are your loved ones able to carry on financially without your income? Could they afford to continue making payments on the family home? Would your children’s drea... More Story with Video....

5 tips to help keep kids healthy during cold and flu season
(BPT) - It’s here again — that time of year when everyone seems to unwittingly pass colds and other illnesses around. As every parent knows, kids can bring germs home from school and share them with the entire family, spreading illness at warp speed. In fact, 60 million school days are ... More Story with Video....

How Americans deal with the stress of sick
(BPT) - Cough and cold season is bad enough on its own, with the constant sneezing, nagging cough and fatigue. The aches and pains from the season of sickness don’t stop there, though, as mental and emotional stressors can also take a toll on the body. From the anxiety of missing work to the ... More Story with Video....

How to spot hearing loss and improve quality of life
(BPT) - In today’s hectic healthcare environment, new diagnoses, wellness trends and studies on conditions like cancer and heart attacks are popping up every day. This can be overwhelming and cause many to push standard health care, like hearing health, to the bottom of their to-do lists.As y... More Story with Video....

Navigating Cancer Costs? Consider These 3 Steps
(BPT) - The rising cost of cancer care affects virtually every patient undergoing treatment for cancer, including patients who have health insurance. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), a global leader in the fight against cancer, has found that patients experience the financial burden of ca... More Story with Video....

This New Tool May Help Parkinson’s Caregivers Identify and Describe Loved Ones’ Symptoms
(BPT) - November is National Family Caregivers Month, which recognizes and honors the important role caregivers play in their loved ones’ well-being. Caregivers of people with Parkinson’s have an especially critical role. Parkinson’s is often described as a “team sport,&rdqu... More Story with Video....

How to Ski & Ride Safely While Protecting Your Noggin
(BPT) - A chill is in the air and fall is here, which means winter is right around the corner. Millions of Americans will soon take to the slopes on skis, snowboards and more to participate in these popular winter sports. As with any active sport, there is some risk of injury, from minor to severe.... More Story with Video....

Age alone shouldn’t determine breast cancer treatment options
(BPT) - One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Many will be surprised to learn that age is a major barrier when it comes to patients accessing the information they need to make a better-informed treatment decision.Age shouldn’t affect your chances of gettin... More Story with Video....

Genetics and Breast Cancer: Key Facts Every Woman Should Know
(BPT) - At first, the statistics can sound scary. This year, an estimated 268,600 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the second most common cancer diagnosis for women. It is also the second most common cause of cancer death among U.S. women.However, this Brea... More Story with Video....

Common causes and treatments for sensitive teeth
(BPT) - Sponsored by CrestIf you’ve ever noticed sharp pain in your teeth when enjoying ice cream or a cold or hot beverage, you probably experience some degree of tooth sensitivity. When the temperature gets colder outside, even just breathing in frosty air can trigger that pain. According t... More Story with Video....

The heart is too good to lose
(BPT) - This article is developed and sponsored by the Amarin Group of Companies.In popular culture, the heart is often seen as a symbol of love and passion. Unfortunately, we sometimes take our hearts for granted.The heart is the amazing centerpiece of the human cardiovascular system.i It’s ... More Story with Video....

Spotlight on Liver Cancer [Infographic]
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Tip or Treat: Ways to keep teeth healthy through Halloween
(BPT) - There’s nothing spooky about it — everyone loves Halloween treats. But did you know that you may have ‘candy thieves’ in your house? Parents of trick-or-treaters are the culprits as they are just as guilty when it comes to enjoying candy. According to a recent survey... More Story with Video....

5 Daily Hacks to Live More Sustainably
(BPT) - Climate change may be one of the most daunting issues of our time, but small actions do add up to a positive difference. While complex problems demand complex solutions, one thing is simple: every individual can reduce their own water and carbon footprint through small behavior changes. Her... More Story with Video....

'Is the mint in my toothpaste locally grown?' The secret source of everyday bathroom products
(BPT) - Farm-to-table is all the rage when it comes to dining. But did you know you can make the same kind of connection to the ingredients found in products along the drug store aisle?Minty-Fresh ToothpasteYou wake up in the morning, head to the bathroom and begin brushing your teeth. It’s s... More Story with Video....

Psoriasis: The importance of connection
(BPT) - At first glance, psoriasis may appear to be only a surface-level condition that affects one’s skin and outward appearance. What many people do not realize is this common, chronic inflammatory disease may lead to the development of psoriatic arthritis in a third of patients. Psoriasis ... More Story with Video....

Travel tips: How vitamins can help you look and feel your best
(BPT) - When you’re traveling, gummy vitamins can provide surprising and unexpected health benefits for beauty, digestion and sleep. You’re not the only one who can’t sleep in a strange bed or eat properly because you are bloated from not being on a “regular” schedule.... More Story with Video....

Active Prostate Cancer Patient Shares His Treatment Journey
(BPT) - Throughout his 71 years, Ray Park has lived a full and active life. He spent 34 years serving in the United States Air Force, and in his off-time, kept busy playing golf, going on vacations and spending time with his family, including his wife of 46 years, Nancy.On February 1, 2005, Ray ret... More Story with Video....

Advancing the fight against devastating neurological disease
(BPT) - For people with ataxia, a rare and progressive neurological disease, the most common aspects of everyday life are a significant struggle. It’s an uphill battle that patients like John Mauro are confronted with every day.Ataxia is a condition that develops due to damage to the cerebell... More Story with Video....

The power of positivity: Simple tips to change your life
(BPT) - Work demands paired with family demands make modern life extremely busy. Meetings, deadlines, housework, kids' homework, practice and much more all vie for your time. What's the secret to keeping on top of it all? Research shows the power of positivity can work wonders in managing stress, s... More Story with Video....

Be prepared: 3 tips to help you get the care you need
(BPT) - When a health issue comes up, it might be hard to know what to do, especially if you or someone you love isn’t feeling well. Your first impulse might be to go straight to the emergency room. However, with the potential for longer wait times, at times unnecessary tests and treatments, ... More Story with Video....

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Is Most Common Form [Infographic]
(BPT) - -INDICATIONOPDIVO® (nivolumab) is a prescription medicine used to treat people with a type of advanced stage lung cancer (called non-small cell lung cancer) that has spread or grown and you have tried chemotherapy that contains platinum, and it did not work or is no longer working. If y... More Story with Video....

Lead by example for a healthier heart
(BPT) - Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women,i and the total numbers of deaths from heart disease are rising.ii Cardiovascular risk tends to accumulate over time — the roots of which can often be traced to lifestyle choices made in early adulthood.iii You can help... More Story with Video....

New to Medicare? 4 Plans You Need to Know
(BPT) - Is this the first year you are eligible for Medicare? If so, you have probably found yourself bombarded with mailers attempting to explain what health insurance, prescription plan and supplement plan you need. With all the parts and Medicare plans, sifting through the information can be com... More Story with Video....

Hispanic favorites that stain your teeth
(BPT) - Food is essential in Hispanic culture; however, some of the favorites are among the top teeth-staining foods when consumed on a regular basis. While it’s hard to give up what stains our teeth, there is a tried-and-true routine for maintaining pearly white teeth that doesn’t requ... More Story with Video....

4 tips for helping your teen manage their moderate-­to­-severe eczema
(BPT) - In many ways, Isaiah Dixon is your typical 17­-year-­old. He loves to play the drums, hang out with friends and is preparing for more independence as he looks forward to heading to college.But, living with severe atopic dermatitis (AD), a chronic form of eczema, makes this transitio... More Story with Video....

7 flu shot myths debunked
(BPT) - Flu season is here and experts agree that getting an annual vaccination is one of the most effective things you can do to prevent the flu. However, many myths exist about the flu shot that are broadly believed, causing people to skip this important immunization.It's important to get proper ... More Story with Video....

New Treatment for Painful Leg Veins Helps Patients Get Back on Their Feet
(BPT) - Bonnie Christensen loves horses.“They’re everything to me,” she said.But there was a time when Bonnie feared she wouldn’t be able to care for or ride the horses she tends to on her property near Salt Lake City, Utah.A leg bruise that wouldn’t heal had turned in... More Story with Video....

A new clinical study for people with Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) [Video]
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Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning [Video]
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Four ways to boost your vitamin D intake
(BPT) - As the days shorten and the weather turns chillier, absorbing vitamin D from the sun becomes more challenging. Why does that matter? Less vitamin D can lead to a weakened immune system, fatigue, joint pain and even impaired wound healing. Essentially, vitamin D helps your whole system run b... More Story with Video....

Living life to the fullest – without knee pain
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How to be ready for a home fire: Plan and practice
(BPT) - Did you know that today’s homes burn faster than ever? Newer homes tend to be built with unprotected, lightweight wood construction and are frequently designed with lots of open spaces and high ceilings — ideal conditions for fire to grow and spread quickly. Also, modern home fu... More Story with Video....

A New Way to Achieve Defined Arms and Contoured Thighs
(BPT) - Picture this: You’re sporting a sleek, black sleeveless tank or maybe a pair of denim short shorts. Your arms are defined and trim, and your legs could stop traffic.This may seem like a vision board exercise, but thanks to advances in noninvasive body contouring technology, such trans... More Story with Video....

UL Presents:cFriendship Stories [Video]
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Take it from the pros and close before you doze [Video]
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3 ways supplemental insurance helps those facing breast cancer
(BPT) - As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women should take some time to make sure they are taking the proper precautions to help protect themselves physically and financially against the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, women still have a 1 in 8 chance of developing br... More Story with Video....

How this metastatic breast cancer patient became her own best advocate for personalized treatment
(BPT) - There are few things more frightening than an advanced cancer diagnosis. Karen Peterson knows this better than most. A 54-year-old single mother from Harlem, she is a cancer survivor three times over. But she almost wasn’t.A childhood cancer survivor, in 2015 Peterson was diagnosed wi... More Story with Video....

Disaster relief improves with collaboration among communities, charities and companies
(BPT) - When disasters strike — whether hurricanes and tornadoes or floods and earthquakes — communities and organizations rally to help, using their unique strengths to boost support. While every attempt to support affected families and neighborhoods is appreciated, aid is most effecti... More Story with Video....

Fuel up for fall: 5 ways to take on the day
(BPT) - Back to school and back to the grind! Fall is here and with that comes maxed out schedules and new routines — school, sports practices, work travel, getting ready for the holidays and more. It can be hard to keep up, especially when you sometimes want to just lay down and recharge, bu... More Story with Video....

Frequently asked questions about metastatic breast cancer
(BPT) - Imagine sitting in a stadium cheering on your favorite team with over 42,000 other fans — then, in the blink of an eye, the entire stadium is empty.Now imagine this happening again, year after year.Each year, over 42,000 people are lost to metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also known as... More Story with Video....

Want a showstopper master bathroom? 5 criteria to achieve exceptional design
(BPT) - When it’s time to renovate your master bathroom, why not set your sights on something bigger and better? Rather than letting the latest fads drive your choices, create a room that holds its breathtaking beauty for years, and never fails to transform your mood each time you cross the t... More Story with Video....

The surprising evolution of plant-based margarine
(BPT) - What does Napoleon III have to do with the development of margarine? Quite a lot, as it turns out. The origins and evolution of plant-based margarines involve a lot more history — and dramatic changes in how people eat — than you might expect.The forces that have driven human fo... More Story with Video....

Coping with the Uncertainty of Blood Cancer Recurrence
(BPT) - For the growing number of cancer survivors in the United States, many face the shared question: will my cancer come back? In fact, fear of cancer recurrence is one of the top concerns among people with cancer and their loved ones.1Cancer can impact people in many ways and every person diagn... More Story with Video....

7 tips for enjoying autumn with your furry best friend
(BPT) - Autumn is a great time to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors in the company of your favorite four-legged friend. The temperatures have cooled down and the fall colors are starting to appear, yet it’s not too cold to enjoy a brisk walk or even a leisurely stroll together. It&r... More Story with Video....

Reducing Veteran Suicides Through Support and Education [Video]
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Taking your medications can protect your health [Infographic]
(BPT) - Fifty percent of prescriptions that are filled are never used. For those with chronic conditions, the side effects of not taking medications can range from higher health care costs to premature death. Read on for more information on the risks of not taking medications as prescribed — ... More Story with Video....

7 tips to help choose your health plan during open enrollment
(BPT) - Open enrollment season is here, a time when millions of Americans across the country have the opportunity to select or switch their health insurance plan for 2020.To help guide you during this important time, Elena McFann, regional CEO with UnitedHealthcare, shares the following tips that m... More Story with Video....

Are you living with frequent, severe headaches? You may have Chronic Migraine
(BPT) - There’s an invisible disease that affects 31 million Americans. Its symptoms are often debilitating and impact people in various aspects of their lives. The name? It’s called migraine disease.People living with migraine disease experience a wide spectrum of the disease, ranging ... More Story with Video....

3 things that may go wrong if you don’t winterize your house
(BPT) - Fall is here, which means, like it or not, cold weather is just around the corner. While most of us would prefer not to think about turning on our heat just yet, this is actually the best time to check your heating to ensure everything is operating as it should.Neglecting to winterize your ... More Story with Video....

Maximize your employee benefits in 3 simple steps
(BPT) - With the autumn season near, thoughts naturally turn to cooler temperatures, football games and holiday preparations. Another annual ritual synonymous with the season — but not one that many spend enough time on or particularly enjoy — is open enrollment.Open enrollment is the p... More Story with Video....

Boomer Health Starts With Prevention
(BPT) - Baby Boomers may be aging, but that doesn’t mean they’re slowing down anytime soon. As a group, these adults continue to lead active lifestyles, pursuing their goals and relishing new experiences. A key to maintaining an active way of life is staying healthy - particularly when ... More Story with Video....

3 ways to improve your self-care routine
(BPT) - Self-care — the practice of taking care of oneself — has become a hot topic across generational groups, with sleep, stress management and fitness as key areas to build better habits. But where to start? Here are three tips for practicing better self-care.1) Get a sleep routine &... More Story with Video....

U.S. Experts Concerned About Complacency with Heart Disease
(BPT) - Success breeds complacency and in healthcare this is particularly problematic with heart disease. Over the past 50 years, deaths from heart disease have been cut by more than 50% — a public health success story driven largely by medical innovation such as procedures and drugs, accordi... More Story with Video....

How to have a meaningful impact on the world this year
(BPT) - What if you could give loved ones a present that makes a meaningful impact on the world? If you want to make a difference this year, consider giving gifts that help others in a direct, effective way. You and the gift recipient will know you’re making a difference in the lives of peopl... More Story with Video....

Give breakfast a boost before school: Fuel your kids’ day with wholesome on-the-go options
(BPT) - School is back in session, which means hectic mornings spent searching for missing shoes and backpacks, and jam-packed schedules with homework sessions and extracurricular activities. Morning meals at home or at school are imperative, and for busy parents, breakfast snacks on the go can be ... More Story with Video....

Ask the expert: Important questions about Alzheimer’s
(BPT) - Alzheimer’s is a progressive medical condition, and one of the deadliest diseases in the United States. That’s why it is important to learn about the disease along with some simple steps that can help delay the potential onset, or help facilitate an early diagnosis.Dr. Rhonda Ra... More Story with Video....

The State of Sitting [Infographic]
Sitting down is a universal practice; it's second nature for most throughout many aspects in everyday life. However, with Americans spending, on average, seven hours of their day sitting, many don't realize the impact it can have on their health, namely leading to painful medical issues like consti... More Story with Video....

Ask these 5 questions before choosing a savings account
(BPT) - Breaking up is hard to do, but there’s one relationship you may want to reconsider — the one with your savings account. According to an August 2019 survey from Marcus by Goldman Sachs, which polled 1,053 Americans who have savings accounts with both traditional and online banks,... More Story with Video....

10 cancer facts that may surprise you
(BPT) - There are more than 100 types of cancer that impact people of all backgrounds. It's likely that cancer has touched you or someone close to you. There is a lot to know about cancer and its effects on people in the United States and around the world. How many of these 10 cancer facts do you k... More Story with Video....

The symptoms that led one woman to a heart failure diagnosis
(BPT) - Chris, a wife, mother, grandmother and medical researcher, believes she first experienced symptoms of heart failure (HF) more than six months before her diagnosis. “I couldn’t breathe,” Chris recalls. “That was the only symptom I noticed.” The difficulty breath... More Story with Video....

Meal solutions for a flavorful fall
(BPT) - Fall marks the beginning of back to busy — back to school and the office, back to sports and other activities, and back to a season of social occasions with family and friends. Healthy, portable snacks such as fresh California grapes play a key role in providing energy and hydration t... More Story with Video....

Severe emphysema relief: From difficulty rolling over in bed to swimming with dolphins
(BPT) - A year ago, Cheri’s chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was classified as stage IV, requiring constant support from an oxygen tank. Even rolling over in bed at night exhausted her.Cheri was on a waiting list for a lung transplant when her pulmonologist in Eugene, Oregon, aske... More Story with Video....


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