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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.

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

Does your infant formula have these important ingredients to support baby's development?

(BPT) - If you use formula to feed your baby, it’s important to look at the ingredients to ensure you’re providing the best possible nutrition. Formula is more than just food — it …

Don’t sleep on insomnia: tips to help you get more sleep

(BPT) - Have you ever struggled with sleep? Many people know what it feels like to have jet lag when traveling, or to toss and turn at night when they’re anxious and overwhelmed by life. But …

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 …

Keeping Your Kids Covered—Finding Health Insurance Post-Graduation (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 (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 (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 (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 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 …
Managing Chronic Kidney Disease: Take Charge Of Your Health (NAPSI)—Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious condition, affecting 15% of U.S. adults—an estimated 37 million Americans. Kidney disease can get worse over time and may lead to kidney failure …
Keep Your Air Clean (NAPSI)—People are increasingly concerned about dirt and germs these pandemic days, but many are neglecting an unseen area where airborne contaminants can lurk: the air ducts. Even in the …
What Blood Cancer Patients Need To Know (NAPSI)—If you or someone you know has ever had blood cancer, a term you might have heard is “minimal residual disease,” or MRD. MRD refers to the small number of cancer cells that can stay in the body during and after treatment. Often, these cells are present at such low levels they do not cause any physical signs or symptoms. However, they may be a sign that cancer is returning.
U.S. Postal Service Shares Safety Tips (NAPSI)—The United States Postal Service cares about keeping employees and customers safe every day of the year. As the holidays approach, here are some important safety tips. Slip, Trip And …
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 (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 (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 …
Feeling The Burn: Self-Care for Heartburn (NewsUSA) - After a year like no other, we are beginning to see glimpses of a return to our pre-pandemic lives. Public health guidance and scientific advances mean we are trickling back into our …
La Mujeres Corren Riesgos Únicos de Sufrir Derrame Cerebral (NewsUSA) - - Las mujeres tienen mucho de qué ocuparse y, a veces, su cuidado personal queda relegado a causa del trabajo, la familia y otras obligaciones. De hecho, 50% de las mujeres …
Women Face Unique Risks for High Blood Pressure and Stroke (NewsUSA) - Women have a lot on their plates, and sometimes important self-care can take a back seat to work, family and other obligations. In fact, nearly 50% of adult women have high blood …
If You Have Diabetes, Know These Signs of a Stroke (NewsUSA) - People living with diabetes are at higher risk of stroke so it's especially important for them to talk to their doctor and manage their risk factors. Know Diabetes by Heart, a joint …
BookTrib Bites: Books for a Better Life, and a Charming Children's Tale (NewsUSA) "The End of Migraines: 150 Ways to Stop Your Pain" by Alexander Mauskop M.D. This incisive cutting-edge approach to migraine treatment is highly readable, informative and …
With All Eyes on Our Eyes, Targeted Wrinkle Solutions in Demand (NewsUSA) - A combination of stress, lack of sleep, and increased time squinting at screens as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that our eyes are working harder than …
Five Tips to Get On Track to Peak Fitness This Spring (NewsUSA) - With the cold weather retreating and some lifting of COVID restrictions across the nation, more seniors are feeling hopeful about getting back to their normal routines of life, including …
Healthy Eating Adds Up to a Healthy Heart (NewsUSA) - Making healthy food choices can be overwhelming, especially if money is tight. Good nutrition is at the core of good health and reducing risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart …
Cleaning Out the Medicine Cabinet Keeps Others Safe (NewsUSA) - Almost everyone has taken medication for something, whether it is as simple as an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever for a headache, an allergy medicine, or an antibiotic to combat an …
Protect Your Skin and Eyes from Unseen UV Rays (NewsUSA) - Most people understand the importance of protecting their skin from the sun, and how the ultraviolet (UV) radiation can damage skin and eyes over years of exposure. However, many people …
People With Diabetes Need Yearly Kidney Checks (NewsUSA) - People living with diabetes know how to take ownership of their health, but many may not realize the potential impact of kidney disease on their condition. In fact, approximately one …
Health and Safety Priorities as the Weather Warms Up (NewsUSA) - Who hasn't heard of the "Freshman 15"? According to Nick Rizzo at RunRepeat, "the 'quarantine 15' is the new 'freshman 15.'" It refers to the excess weight gain that people experience …
FIVE FABULOUS HOME OFFICE IDEAS (NewsUSA) If you're able to use a whole room as a workspace, it can be outfitted fully with custom built-ins and decorated in appropriate style. Lisa Michael Interiors juxtaposes crisp …
Expanding Diversity Demographics Provides Opportunity for Firms (NewsUSA) - The demographic makeup of the U.S. population and the financial status of its communities are shifting in ways that have significant implications for the country's economy, including the …
Nanotechnology Gives CBD Products a Boost (NewsUSA) - The market for cannabidiol (CBD) products continues to expand worldwide, but not all products are created equal. Nanotechnology, the science of subatomic particles, is revolutionizing …
How to Combat Social Isolation 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 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 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 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 Consider these four ideas from Remembering a Life, an online resource from the experts at the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA).
It's Time to Rethink Heart Health On average, someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease (CVD) every 36 seconds, approximately 2,380 deaths each day, according to the American Heart Association.

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