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How to winter-proof your shower routine

Friday, January 8

(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?

Thursday, February 25

(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

Wednesday, January 27

(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

Monday, January 11

(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.

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Prostate Cancer Screenings on the Decline with Concerns Surrounding COVID-19: What Men Should Know

Monday, February 22
(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 …

5 simple tips to keep heartburn at bay

Tuesday, February 9
(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 …

Support For People With Disabilities On The Journey To Work

Tuesday, February 23
Social Security may have the ticket to success you need on the path 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

Friday, February 5
The tooth fairy makes in-person and virtual visits to help improve the oral health of kids throughout Washington.
(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 …

Five Tips for Seniors When Choosing Online Workout Classes

Friday, February 26
(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

Friday, February 26
(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

Friday, February 26
(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

Wednesday, February 17
(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

Tuesday, February 16

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.

Calling All Southern Californians: Donate Plasma and Change Lives for the Immunocompromised

Wednesday, July 7

(BPT) - Over the past year, you may have heard about convalescent plasma for the first time surrounding its potential use in treating COVID-19. However, for more than 80 years, plasma has been a …

One Woman’s Journey for More Migraine-Free Days

Monday, June 21

(BPT) - Lilly Rockwell’s earliest memories are having headaches so severe she would vomit. Since her mother suffers from migraine, they assumed that’s what Lilly had too. Lilly and her …

How to Smooth 'Crepey' Skin on Arms and Legs

Friday, February 26

(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

Wednesday, January 20

(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

Friday, February 26

(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 …

What Should People With Diabetes Know About The COVID-19 Vaccine?

Wednesday, July 14
(NAPSI)—With the three new COVID-19 vaccines widely available, millions of Americans have been encouraged to get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, as of …

Six Questions To Ask Your Doctor About COVID-19 Vaccines

Friday, June 25
(NAPSI)—While most American adults have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, a lot of people still have questions. Everyone deserves to have access to factual information to …

A Critical Support System For Veterans

Monday, June 21
(NAPSI)—There are certain aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic that many Americans may not have thought about. For example, one area that saw a sharp decline was volunteerism—placing heavy burdens on …

Keeping Your Kids Covered—Finding Health Insurance Post-Graduation

Monday, May 3
(NAPSI)—Does your college graduate need health insurance? Perhaps this is the last thing you are asking yourself but may be among the most significant. About one in five people in their 20s do not …

Drug-free Ways To Deal With Morning Sickness

Monday, April 5
(NAPSI)—The National Center for Health Statistics estimates 4 million babies will be born this year. If you’re having one of them, congratulations. If that one is causing you morning sickness, …

COVID-19 Info for People with Disabilities

2 days ago
(NewsUSA) - Getting vaccinated is the most important step we can all take to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19, but for many people with disabilities, getting vaccinated has proven …

On the Trail of A Killer

2 days ago
(NewsUSA) - Lung cancer kills more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. To address this, new federal recommendations have nearly doubled the number of Americans eligible …

El Control de la Presión Arterial Comienza con Una Medición Precisa

3 days ago
(NewsUSA) - Casi la mitad de los estadounidenses adultos presenta presión arterial alta y quizás usted no sepa que también la tiene hasta sufrir complicaciones, como un ataque …

Yale OB/GYN Offers Helpful Tips to Prep for Pregnancy

3 days ago
(NewsUSA) - Following a significant drop in babies born in the last year, some forecasters are now predicting a 'mini baby boom' in 2022. If you are now considering starting or growing your family, …

Stroke Survivors with Aphasia May Be Able to Recover Language Skills

4 days ago
(NewsUSA) - More than 86% of people surveyed in the U.S. have never heard the term "aphasia." Aphasia is a language disorder that impairs the ability to communicate. People with aphasia may …

What You Need to Know About Your Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Care

Monday, July 19
(Family Features) A lung cancer diagnosis can bring a host of emotions and questions, and "now what?" is one of the first.

Diagnosing and Treating HER2 Positive Advanced Gastric Cancer

Tuesday, June 29
(Family Features) Gastric cancer, which typically occurs when cancer cells form in the lining of the stomach, is the fifth most common cancer worldwide and fourth-leading cause of cancer death, according to the World Health Organization.

Clearing the Fog

Saturday, June 26
(Family Features) If you're over 40 years old, you may have noticed your vision getting worse – maybe you need a light when reading or have trouble driving at night. What is often shrugged off as another unavoidable part of aging could be a sign of something that can be quickly and safely resolved – cataracts.

Local Communities Empower a Resilient Global Food System

Thursday, June 24
(Family Features) Global Communities found themselves facing food insecurity at unprecedented levels due to COVID-19, but a focus on sustainability, support from partners and frontline workers kept food on tables – and proved, with agility, the food system can respond to a crisis.

How to Combat Social Isolation

Monday, April 5
Even before COVID-19 limited social contact with friends, family and colleagues, many adults experienced loneliness and depression due to limited contact with others.