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How to winter-proof your shower routine

(BPT) - The cold weather can really do a number on your skin. To help combat winter dryness, Olay Body joined forces with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sheila Farhang who offers tips for winter-proofing your shower routine.

What Would You Do If Your Child Had a 1 in a Million Rare Disease?

(BPT) - Imagine learning immediately after the birth of your child that they have an extremely rare condition for which your local hospital is completely ill equipped to handle (through no fault of their own). That’s exactly what happened to Clara and her mom and dad.

The Tipping Point: A Journey With a Rare Disease

(BPT) - Rick, a beloved grandfather, was enjoying retirement following a 40-year career as a respected high school teacher, coach and mentor. When he started noticing changes in his body – a painful and persistent numbness in his hands and feet, and some digestive symptoms . . .

Free inTransition program reduces barriers to psychological care for service members and veterans

(BPT) - Service members and veterans run the risk of disengaging from psychological health care during times of transition. The inTransition program, through the Defense Health Agency, provides a path to mental health care for service members and veterans going through a ‘transition’ in their lives. Whether returning from deployment, changing duty stations, or even starting care for the first time, inTransition is available to anyone who has ever served regardless of category of discharge or length of service. For more information, visit.

5 simple tips to keep heartburn at bay

(BPT) - Heartburn can come on unexpectedly. That uncomfortable burning sensation in the center of your chest can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.Fortunately, there are a few easy …
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Prostate Cancer Screenings on the Decline with Concerns Surrounding COVID-19: What Men Should Know

(BPT) - In the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic, many areas of the country banned nonessential medical procedures in an effort to slow the spread of the disease. As a result, many physicians saw …
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Are you familiar with some of the symptoms of AFib, a condition that increases risk of stroke by ~5x?

(BPT) - Did you know that symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, chest pain, or light headedness could be indicators of a potentially serious condition?1 Although these symptoms could be perceived as …
Uniformed Services Members: Help Protect Your Family With The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

(NAPSI)—The prospect of needing long term care may be far from your mind today, but circumstances can change. A long term care event can happen at any age, and the potential financial and emotional …

Your Ophthalmologist Is Ready To See You

(NAPSI)—When ophthalmologist Ruth Williams, MD, opened her office after shutting down early in 2020 due to the pandemic, she was surprised to see how many people had developed serious eye problems …

COVID-19 And “Sandwich Generation” Caregivers

(NAPSI)—The Sandwich Generation, named for the population of Americans caring for both their school-aged children and an aging parent or other relative, has been uniquely affected by the COVID-19 …

A Tool To Save Lives

(NAPSI)—Heart disease is a leading cause of death for all Americans, but the death rate is higher for African American men and African American women of all ages than for whites. To help community …

Three Surprising Ways To Save

(NAPSI)—According to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), there are currently about 77 million people age 60 and older in the U.S. Another 61 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease …

Protect Your Financial Future: How To Secure Your Dream Retirement

(NAPSI)—Many pre-retirees spend their lives putting the needs of their loved ones first. While the support you provide to family and friends is invaluable, it’s important to also prioritize …

Support For People With Disabilities On The Journey To Work

(NAPSI)—About 40.7 million Americans have some kind of disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you or someone you care about has a disability, you may wonder what it means for …

Tiny Teeth Are A BIG Deal

(NAPSI)—With more than half of the state’s third graders having experienced tooth decay, the Tooth Fairy is canvassing the state—virtually—to help improve the dental health habits of her …

Are you familiar with some of the symptoms of AFib, a condition that increases risk of stroke by ~5x?

(BPT) - Did you know that symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, chest pain, or light headedness could be indicators of a potentially serious condition?1 Although these symptoms could be perceived as …

Five Tips for Seniors When Choosing Online Workout Classes

(NewsUSA) - The first month of the New Year is galloping by and many folks are still sorting out their goals and resolutions for 2021. Hooray for you if you've already set your goals. For those …

American Heart Association Issues Call to Live Fierce

(NewsUSA) - Despite the devastating toll of COVID-19, heart disease remains the no. 1 cause of death in the U.S and worldwide. The American Heart Association, the leading global volunteer …

Three Ways to Change Attitudes About Race

(NewsUSA) - Awareness of racism increased as Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country last summer. In response, psychoanalysts suggest three ways to change attitudes about race -- …

How to choose the best face mask

(BPT) - Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, you have probably wondered what kind of face mask provides the most effective protection but is also easy and comfortable. You have probably also …

Support Immune Systems with Hearty, Wholesome Dishes

If feeding your family wholesome meals is a daily goal, keep in mind you can serve up tasty foods that also feed your immune system by including ingredients like mushrooms.

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 …

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 …

How to Smooth 'Crepey' Skin on Arms and Legs

(NewsUSA) - Managing the effects of skin aging includes tackling the common complaint of skin crepiness. Crepiness refers to a sagging appearance caused in part by lack of moisture in the skin; women …

Poems That Can Help With Healing In Hard Times

(NAPSI)—You may be able to bring some comfort to your friends and family members who have been grieving a loss in these difficult days.  Poetry And Emotion There’s a new book that …

6 Myths About Pet Allergies

(NewsUSA) - By gaining a better understanding of the allergies caused by pets, you may be able to find a healthier coexistence with your furry friend. According to The Humane Society, 62 percent of …

Medicare Open Enrollment Offers Opportunities to Access Affordable Fitness Programs (NAPSI)—Millions of older adults are making important decisions about their health insurance coverage—including fitness and wellness benefits—during Medicare Open Enrollment. Seniors and other …
Holiday Fitness Survival Guide: Make A Plan To Improve Your Core Body Fitness (NAPSI)—During this season of family, friends and food—lots of food—now can be a great time to consider changing up your home fitness regimen and workout plans. One consideration is to …
Small Steps Can Make A Big Difference In Preventing Diabetes (NAPSI)—Prediabetes is a serious medical condition that, if untreated, can put you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. But the good news is that by making …
How Blood Donations Help Save Lives (NAPSI)—A lifeline.  That’s how Lydia Langford views the monthly blood transfusions she gets. “If I don’t get that blood, then I’m going to die,” Langford said. “And it …
You Can Help Save A Life (NAPSI)—Being a hero and helping repair the world may be easier than many people realize. How? Become a blood stem cell or marrow donor, volunteer or a supporter. The Problem Every three …
A Change Of Heart On COVID-19 Vaccination (NAPSI)—Stephanie Bramlett of Winder, Georgia, is one of many in the Southeast region who has experienced the effects of COVID-19 firsthand. Earlier this year, when the entrepreneur and mother of …
Midwestern Doctor Cares For Rural Community Amid Rise In COVID Cases (NAPSI)—In rural Kansas, Dr. Kristina Darnauer is one of only four doctors practicing in Rice County. She is also the only family medicine doctor practicing in Sterling, where she lives with her …
Oral Health Affects Overall Wellness; Ensure Dental Services Are Used (NAPSI)—If you’re like most people, health and wellness have been at the forefront of your mind these days. And if you’re currently dealing with a medical condition, you can still have the …
Untreated Vision Loss Can Speed Cognitive Decline (NAPSI)—There’s a reason you shouldn’t skip your routine eye exam—and many people don’t even know about it. A growing body of research shows that vision loss can affect how well your brain …
Innovative Retirement Healthcare Solution Supports Retirement Preparedness (NAPSI)—According to the Social Security Administration, there are 65 million retirees in the U.S. If you or someone you care about is among them—or you expect to be someday—there could be good …
The Human Condition: A Pathway to Peace and Fulfillment (NewsUSA) In his philosophical treatise, "The Human Condition," author Bob Yari offers a pathway to fulfillment and happiness based on a balanced lifestyle, a positive attitude, and …
End Agonizing Mouth Pain the Natural Way (NewsUSA) - People suffer from oral pain for a variety of reasons -- a cavity that needs to be filled, sensitive gums, canker sores, dry socket or, most commonly, a nagging toothache. Oral pain …
BookTrib's Bites: A Potpourri of Great Reads (NewsUSA) "Good Grief -- A Journey from Loss to Love" by Valerie D. Swinton and Fred J. Kirby Jr.  If you lost a loved one to death and wonder how, when, or even if you should …
4 Child Safety Ideas That Help Bring Peace of Mind to Parents (NewsUSA) - For busy parents, keeping a baby or toddler away from problem areas in the home can be an ongoing challenge. September is Baby Safety Month, and an important reminder for parents to look for potentially unsafe areas in the home
BookTrib's Bites: Great Plots, Characters, History and Adventure (NewsUSA) "What's Not True" by Valerie Taylor  With the court date set for her divorce and the future she'd planned with a younger man presumably kaput, Kassie O'Callaghan …
Explore Your Local Trails, Enjoy Long-Term Health Benefits (NewsUSA) - Stress -- it's everywhere. But there is an easy form of stress reduction that is as simple as opening your front door. Spending time outside can help improve your physical and mental …
Cybersickness Is Real, But So Is Relief (NewsUSA) - The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to live most of their lives, including work, entertainment, and personal interactions, online. All this screen time has taken a …
Chemical-Free Air Purifier Protects Public Spaces By Heidi Splete, Senior Writer  For NewsUSA (NewsUSA) - Cooling towers, a key component on large buildings, require special levels of cleaning to control biocontaminants including …
Research Signals Five Major Trends for Post-Pandemic America (NewsUSA) - Despite challenges over the past year, more than half of U.S. adults are optimistic about the next six to 18 months, according to two nationwide surveys commissioned by the Contact Lens …
Keeping Kids Healthy & Hydrated (NewsUSA) -As we head into fall and go back to school, it's more important than ever to carry on with healthy hydration habits from the long, hot days of summer. The human body is made up of 50% …
Take Charge of OAB Symptoms (Family Features) More than 30 million Americans live with the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), a common lower urinary tract or bladder health problem that can cause incontinence, which is the leaking of urine that can't be controlled. This holiday season, you can step up and take charge of your symptoms with these tips.
Recupere su salud (Family Features) El colesterol alto es uno de los principales factores de riesgo controlables de enfermedades cardíacas y accidentes cerebrovasculares.
Managing Cold and Flu Season (Family Features) As temperatures drop, the risk of illness - including cold and flu - rises. While there's no way to ensure you and your family members won't get sick, there are steps you can take to reduce the chances.
Research Developments in the Treatment of Advanced Kidney Cancer (Family Features) Common signs and symptoms of RCC can include blood in urine, lower back pain on one side, a mass on the side or lower back, loss of appetite or unexplained weight loss.
How Urinary Symptoms May Lead Men to Avoid Activities (Family Features) Men with urinary symptoms common with an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, may anticipate and plan for urgent and frequent bathroom needs.
Don't Let Winter Wage War on Your Skin (Family Features) When temperatures cool and you start layering on more clothes, you may think your skin is better protected since it's less exposed to the elements. However, cold, dry winter air can take quite a toll on your skin. Consider these winter skin care tips.
Check Your Skin, Save Your Life (Family Features) While it might not be the first thing on your to-do list, prioritizing regular skin checks could save your life. National Healthy Skin Month in November offers an important reminder to pay attention to the body's largest organ.
Keep Healthy for the Holidays (Family Features) During this year's holidays, many families are looking forward to celebrating a closer-to-normal season. However, that means staying healthy and keeping all kinds of germs at bay, including seasonal cold and flu bugs.
Straight Facts About Omega-3s and Heart Health (Family Features) Many people are familiar with omega-3 fatty acids, and some of those at risk for heart disease take them as dietary supplements.
Comparing Medicare Plans Could Save You Money (Family Features) Medicare's Open Enrollment period gives everyone with Medicare the opportunity to make changes to their health plans or prescription drug plans for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2022.