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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.

Fraud Watch: Avoiding COVID-19 Related Medicare Scams

Tuesday, April 20

(BPT) - Medicare fraud is not a new issue and long predates the pandemic, but during times of crisis, scammers often get more aggressive and creative with targeting seniors. Scammers have taken ample …

Spring cleaning? Don’t forget your medicine cabinet

Thursday, April 1

(BPT) - With your mind on the changing season, you may be purging closets, vacuuming floors and washing windows — but there’s one crucial area of the house to keep in mind: your medicine …

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 …

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, …

Cataract Surgery Saves An Avid Bowler’s Vision In Record Time

Tuesday, March 30
(NAPSI)—If you ever have trouble seeing your way clear to getting your eyes checked, here’s a case to consider: Genida White could tell her vision was gradually getting worse, but she …

Free Professional Help For Family Caregivers

Thursday, March 18
(NAPSI)—There is good news for many individuals who care for a loved one living with an injury or illness connected to military service. They’re now eligible for free professional …

The State Of Gender Parity in the COVID Crisis: A Greater Need For Continued Diligence

Thursday, March 18
by Laurie Cooke, PGDip, RPh, CAE (NAPSI)—The groundswell of energy around gender parity and equity—in healthcare and in the larger world—has been palpable. Attention has reached an even …

Better Immunity is Just a Spray Away

(NewsUSA) - Now more than ever, we worry about maintaining our good health, and we are especially concerned about having a strong immune system that can take on all types of …

3 Tips to Help You Jumpstart Your Spring Health and Wellness Goals

(NewsUSA) - With summer right around the corner, spring is a great time to get started on your health and wellness goals like moving more and losing weight. Just take it from Rose Kis. Like so many …

Conoce Estos 5 Números Si Tienes Diabetes

(NewsUSA) - - Tomar el control de tu salud cardíaca mediante el monitoreo de algunos números de salud básicos puede contribuir a una vida más larga y saludable. Prestar …

Time to Rethink Your CV Risk

4 days ago
(NewsUSA) - Are you doing all you can to reduce your risk? Research shows people with elevated #triglycerides have 35% more cardiovascular events compared to people with normal triglyceride levels …

Women's Hearts Need Attention

Friday, May 7
(NewsUSA) - Although COVID-19 continues to grab the health headlines, women in particular should not lose sight of a chronic problem -- heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of …

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.

Inside the Largest and Fastest COVID-19 Vaccine Operation

Monday, March 29
By plane, boat and foot, 2 billion COVID-19 vaccines are making their way to some of the most remote corners of the globe as part of the largest and fastest vaccine operation in history.

Improving Lives for Those with Low Vision

Wednesday, March 24
For people living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), everyday activities such as cooking, driving or reading can be challenging.

New Guidance May Change How You Control Your Asthma

Monday, March 22
People who are sensitive and exposed to indoor allergy triggers, such as dust or animal dander, may find that these allergens affect their asthma.

Memorializing a Loved One During the Pandemic

Monday, March 22
Consider these four ideas from Remembering a Life, an online resource from the experts at the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA).