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July 26, 2021

Top paratriathlete encourages everyone to take care of their eyes: Here’s how
(BPT) - As one of the world's top paratriathletes, Amy Dixon is always looking forward. Even though an autoimmune disorder has taken away most of her ability to see, she has extraordinary vision for reaching her goals.This summer, she competes in Tokyo. For Dixon, it's an incredible journey that wo... click to read more

You Have To Go To Know: LeVar Burton on Why the Rare Blood Cancer Community Needs to Get Back to the Doctor
(BPT) - Best known for his roles in Roots and Star Trek: The Next Generation and helming Reading Rainbow, actor, director and longtime health advocate LeVar Burton strongly believes in using his voice and passion for storytelling to help others.Recently, Burton, who has spent much of his career bri... click to read more

Summer safety: 7 tips to keep bugs at bay this summer
(BPT) - From picnics to backyard BBQs, beach days and hikes, Americans continuously enjoy the outdoors throughout the warmer months. But the more time spent outside, the more susceptible people become to uncomfortable bug bites - or worse.To help keep families protected this summer no matter the ac... click to read more

3 recipes for summer on the go
(BPT) - Road trips with your family, beach days with friends and solo hikes to ease your mind and enjoy the scenery - summer is one of the most exciting times to explore the outdoors. No matter where you live, there is something about summer that just makes you feel good, but how can you fuel good ... click to read more

Don’t break the bank during wedding season in the ‘new normal’
(BPT) - Weddings are back with a vengeance and with that comes spending time and money for gifts, travel, and maybe even being a part of the wedding party. A recent Zelle® consumer behavior report says that 52% of people are likely to attend a large gathering in 2021/2022. Yes, weddings wil... click to read more

Survey: Americans' relationship with cars shifts gears
(BPT) - Without question, Americans' relationship with vehicles turned a new direction over the last year and a half, and it is evolving yet again. As vaccination rates increase, restrictions ease and a sense of 'normalcy' returns, new research revealed trends in the way drivers view, depend on and... click to read more

3 ways credit plays into mortgage refinancing
(BPT) - If you're thinking about refinancing your mortgage, there's often a lot to consider. For instance, your decision to refinance may rely on current interest rates or your personal financial situation.Your credit score also plays a role in the mortgage refinancing process. While it can certain... click to read more

Expert tips to ease pandemic pets’ anxiety
(BPT) - Pet adoption rates skyrocketed in 2020, with nearly 1 in 2 Gen Zers adopting a pet during the pandemic. For pets, the past year at home has meant more walks, constant belly rubs and endless treats. As restrictions ease, businesses return to the office and kids go back to in-person learning,... click to read more

Eat like the elite: Athletes know beef-rich diets can spur good health
(BPT) - Most Americans know firsthand how delicious beef can taste in salads, appetizers, and entrees. But many are less aware of how a diet rich in the savory red meat promotes strength and overall good health.That fact is well-understood by our country's elite athletes, who continually fine-tune ... click to read more

5 telehealth tips for at-home health care
(BPT) - Telehealth is enabling health care professionals to provide patient care remotely, safely and conveniently through technologies such as a computer, mobile phone or landline telephone more than ever before. This has reduced barriers to care for millions of people who live far away from speci... click to read more

New clinical trial for patients with a rare form of ovarian cancer
(BPT) - According to the American Cancer Society, half of all ovarian cancers are found in women who are 63 years old or older. However, low grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC), which represents approximately 10% of all ovarian cancer types, tends to be diagnosed at a younger age. While this kind o... click to read more

RD Expert Offers Tips to Boost Gut Health While Adjusting to the ‘New Normal’
(BPT) - As pandemic restrictions have continued to shift in the last year and are now beginning to loosen, many Americans are struggling to find the right balance in their routines, and that imbalance can negatively impact their gut health. A recent survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Benefibe... click to read more

How to preserve fresh sweet cherries for healthy snacking all year
(BPT) - Fresh sweet Northwest cherries are a tasty summertime superfruit packed with nutrients. It's easy to find fresh cherries during the summer, but the rest of the year may leave you yearning for the delicious and nutritious snack. Stock up on fresh cherries now and preserve their flavor and he... click to read more

What should you look for in a collagen supplement?
(BPT) - Collagen is the glue that holds your body together. Whether it's your hair, your skin or your nails, collagen provides the structure your body needs to keep everything intact. That's one of many reasons it's been trending so much in recent years. Your body makes it by combining amino acids ... click to read more

Adopting a new cat? 5 tips for new cat parents
(BPT) - Welcoming a new cat or kitten into your home is an exciting event. However, like any new experience, it can feel daunting to prepare your home for your new furry family member. Now is the peak season for finding kittens and adult cats available for adoption, as it's the height of the kitten... click to read more

Finding harmony: You, your cat and the litter box
(BPT) - The joys of being a cat parent are endless, yet nothing is quite like the stress of creating a perfect litter box setup that you can feel good about. Cats can be picky, so it can be challenging to appease their needs while also making the box a less intrusive part of the household. Discord ... click to read more

Why a personal emergency response system is crucial for aging in place
(BPT) - With more people than ever choosing to age in place - that is, continuing to live in their own homes - medical alert devices and modifications to make seniors' homes safer and more accessible don't have to break the bank. Installing ramps, railings, and ensuring medication adherence are sim... click to read more

Thinking about senior living? 3 reasons to consider a CCRC
(BPT) - A person's golden years may be some of the best years of their life, living each day to the fullest by doing what they love, from pursuing hobbies to spending time with their families and beyond. Thinking about senior living may seem like a distant concern, but it's an important conversatio... click to read more

Mastering the dishwasher: 4 tips to best utilize your appliance
(BPT) - Have you ever found yourself rearranging the dishwasher after a family member, roommate or partner loads the dishes? One of the great household debates is how to properly load the dishwasher, and how to use your appliance to properly clean your dishes. To rinse or not to rinse? Bowls on top... click to read more

4 tips for hosting an epic summer games watch party
(BPT) - All eyes are on Japan this summer as the world's best athletes come together to compete in the most anticipated sporting event of 2021. Aside from the competition itself, these games are also the perfect time to celebrate cultures and cuisines from across the globe. So why not create a fun ... click to read more

You can find KidsBURGH only in Pittsburgh
(BPT) - As people across the country are again starting to travel and plan those long-awaited vacations, many cities are promoting themselves as the ultimate family-friendly destination. Yet, only one city can officially call itself KidsBURGH. That would be Pittsburgh.The city - long known for its ... click to read more

How you can help reduce your risk of age-related macular degeneration
(BPT) - Creating a tapestry of vivid colors and patterns, Geri Wires, an avid quilter, relies on her sight to create her art. So, in 2007 after her dilated eye exam and speaking with her eye doctor, she was alarmed at the diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at age 64. AMD is one of ... click to read more

More than 3 million homeowners are saving money by refinancing: 3 things to consider
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Protect Your Hearing When Life Gets Loud
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Ready to switch wireless carriers? Answer these 5 important questions first
(BPT) - Changing your wireless carrier is an important decision. It's also probably a lot easier than you think. Before you make the switch, answer these simple questions to make sure you're all set to change carriers, upgrade your wireless service, and potentially save a lot of money.Are you free ... click to read more

How to beat the heat with grape recipes and snacks
(BPT) - When the weather gets hot, it's natural to seek cooling remedies such as splashing in a pool, sipping iced beverages and making meals that are quick to prepare and don't heat up the kitchen.Fresh grapes are a cooling ingredient that can refresh and elevate summertime meals with a burst of c... click to read more

Why bringing your phone with when you switch carriers could save you money
(BPT) - Taking your current phone with you when you switch wireless carriers - referred to as 'bring your own phone' (BYOP) or 'bring your own device' (BYOD) - is an increasingly popular option for those who simply don't feel the need to buy a new phone. Today's smartphones are so good, and so powe... click to read more

Long COVID patients need connection and social support
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has had more impact on the world than could have been imagined. One unexpected impact is the long-term symptoms some people experience for weeks or months after recovering from the disease, a syndrome called long COVID. Researchers estimate 10% to 30% of people who con... click to read more

Back-to-work blues: Anxious about returning to your cubicle?
(BPT) - While everyone's lives were upended this past year, they're about to be turned upside-down again. Vaccinations are underway, and companies nationwide are making plans to bring employees back to the office.Some workers may welcome the change after spending over a year at home, but many now p... click to read more

5 tips for living your best life with your new pet
(BPT) - Over the past year, pet adoptions have surged with many welcoming new dogs and cats into their homes for the first time. Adopting a pet brings lots of enjoyment, love and a very special bond between humans and their four-legged friends.New pets also bring new responsibilities and country st... click to read more

Whole grains are good for you, but what about the other grains?
(BPT) - As most Americans have heard by now, whole grains are good for us - dietary guidance tells us to 'make half our grains whole,' cereal boxes and bread bags tout their whole grain goodness, and news headlines repeat the message.Whole grains do provide health benefits - for example, the dietar... click to read more

Take Care of Your Health at Every Age: A Guide for Your 50s, 60s and 70s
(BPT) - While many people already practice tenets of good health - maintaining an active lifestyle, eating well, addressing mental health and visiting healthcare providers regularly - there are additional considerations as we age. You can prepare for long-term wellness and minimize costs for future... click to read more

Do you have dry mouth? What you can do about it
(BPT) - You may have felt like your mouth is dry on occasion - on a hot day, when you're thirsty, or maybe when you feel nervous before making a presentation at work. But if you're experiencing chronic dry mouth, it's more than just a mild inconvenience or temporary unpleasant feeling. Dry mouth ca... click to read more

Three health strategies to help you swing into summer
(BPT) - With summer's arrival and the days getting warmer and longer, many Americans may be rededicating themselves to getting outside and focusing on their fitness.* This may be especially important after so much time spent inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which contributed to unwanted weight ... click to read more

7 ways to help pet welfare organizations in need
(BPT) - Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter animal shelters across the U.S. each year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. With so many pets in need of a home, animal shelters and rescue groups often struggle to keep up - and many could use your... click to read more

Selling your boat? Now is a great time to get top dollar
(BPT) - The best time of year to sell a boat fast and for the most money is any time when demand for boats is strong and supply is low.That means, if you're looking for cash and have a boat you're willing to sell, now is a great time to get top dollar.According to boating marketplace Boat Trader, s... click to read more

Four simple DIY tips to spruce up your home
(BPT) - After spending more time than normal in our houses this past year, a home décor refresh can be both tempting and daunting. Simple and quick DIY solves - such as a quick paint swap or small appliance changes - have the ability to transform a space without the cost and time commitment of a fu... click to read more

Why have natural prostate remedies failed men seeking relief?
(BPT) - Over half of all men over the age of 50 will experience frequent urination.[1] While this condition may be an entirely normal part of aging, it can leave many feeling frustrated.Many men talk about the 'prostate curse': having to wake up multiple times per night to use the bathroom, leading... click to read more

Celebrity dermatologist offers tips for your best summer skin
(BPT) - Summer is here! With the warmer weather you may be ready to spend more time outdoors, shed some inhibitions and bare a little more skin. And as the seasons change, so should your body care routine. Fearless summer skin starts with a renewed skin barrier - so a gentle, daily exfoliating body... click to read more

Why you shouldn’t delay skin cancer screening
(BPT) - This summer, as more Americans become vaccinated and temperatures rise, you may be ready to break quarantine and head outside. But this year, it's more important than ever to remember to prioritize your skin's health.A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermato... click to read more

How to plan a memorable and magical sequel wedding
(BPT) - The pandemic changed many couples' approach to wedding planning. While some decided to delay their nuptials, many others looked to intimate alternatives for sharing their vows. Whether you had a microwedding, minimony or the two of you simply eloped, you now might be looking to the future t... click to read more

Traveling across the U.S. with family this summer
(BPT) - There's no better way to strengthen family ties than to reconnect over a shared love of discovery and travel. Whether you've got a week to explore or only a few days, there's so much family fun to be had no matter where your travels might take you when you're ready.Where you stay can elevat... click to read more

3 things to know about how this summer can affect your skin
(BPT) - You're probably ready to get outside and soak up some sun this summer. Like most things in life, though, the sun can be both rejuvenating and harmful. One primary example is when you get a sunburn, and according to a Department of Health and Human Services report, more than one out of every... click to read more

4 top trends to watch as peak travel season arrives
(BPT) - After a devastating pandemic kept people in their homes for over a year, wanderlust is at an all-time high and more Americans are starting to get back out there. In fact, 92% of Americans will travel, or already have, in 2021, with more than half (52%) going as soon as this summer, accordin... click to read more

Tips for elevating your man cave into the ultimate retreat
(BPT) - The desire to have a personal retreat within a home transcends generations, which is why man caves continue to be popular with guys of all ages and personality types, especially during the past year. While there's something special about having a space to call your own, not all man caves ar... click to read more

4 ways to save money on prescription medications
(BPT) - Anyone who has taken a prescription medication knows that pricing can be mystifying - and increasingly expensive. Especially if you have a chronic condition that requires ongoing treatment, prescription costs can add up quickly.More and more we're seeing the financial burden put back on the... click to read more

The best ways to manage gout this summer
(BPT) - After so many months of social distancing due to the global pandemic, summer travel is top of mind. People with chronic health conditions, like gout, may not be thinking ahead of their unique needs when on vacation. Whether going on a weekend road trip or a multi-week cross-country adventur... click to read more

Get outside this summer with these 4 exciting activities
(BPT) - There's nothing better than getting outside during the summer. Not only can it help reduce stress, but it can also bring more energy and excitement to your life. According to a study from the International Journal of Environmental Health Research, it only takes about 20 minutes to feel the ... click to read more

5 trends driving new vehicle purchases
(BPT) - Buying or leasing a new vehicle involves plenty of planning and consideration. We think about what features we'd like to add, like self-parking technology or heated seats. And we ask how our needs might be changing, which could mean moving from a compact to an SUV, or from gas to electric.A... click to read more

3 tips for a carefree summer
(BPT) - If you are like the majority of Americans, you have undoubtedly had a wave of uneasiness come over you in seemingly common, everyday situations. Whether you're walking through a parking garage at night or taking the dog for an early morning walk, a recent study conducted by SABRE via Ipsos.... click to read more

Launching a tech startup: How to build a foundation to scale and succeed
(BPT) - Despite disruptions over the last year, the number of entrepreneurs launching startups hit record highs in 2020. In the U.S., vision, passion, grit and a startup-friendly environment have resulted in the world's highest number of startups.If you're one of the millions feeling the pull to st... click to read more

Dads Deserve THESE for Father’s Day
(BPT) - We all have heroes in our lives who go under the radar. Often among the first to make quiet, inconspicuous sacrifices for the ones they love are dads and father figures. Last year was challenging for most families, and this coming Father's Day gives us an opportunity to show our appreciatio... click to read more

4 tips to help you secure your mortgage
(BPT) - Owning a home is the cornerstone of the American dream. There's nothing like having a permanent plot of land you can call your own.If you've hit a rough patch with your credit score, this dream might feel like it's out of reach. However, finding a suitable mortgage with a 'less than perfect... click to read more

Safety fur-st: Pet safety and fire prevention tips
(BPT) - Pets nationwide are considered beloved members of the family. In fact, pet ownership throughout the U.S. has skyrocketed, with approximately 12.6 million Americans opening their home to a new pet since March 2020, according to a study by the American Pet Products Association.Whether you're ... click to read more

5 money lessons we can learn from a world-champion athlete
(BPT) - Champions put in work - a lot of work - to get where they are.Few people understand that as fully as legendary short-track speed skater Apolo Ohno, the most decorated U.S. winter athlete.'You're behind the curtain for a long time creating consistent habits,' he said. 'And then when the curt... click to read more

5 ways a bidet can make your bathroom refresh complete
(BPT) - A fresh new color scheme, the sparkle of quartz and a chic tile layout can transform your bath from drab to fab. But when we renovate, sometimes we prioritize style over function when we could achieve both.As you look over your next refresh project, ask yourself what can be done to take the... click to read more

5 reasons to snack on almonds this summer
(BPT) - As we head into the warmer months, we can always look forward to those seasonal staples - from staying cool in the pool to indulging on snow cones for that sweet summer feeling. How do we continue to munch on our favorites without that guilty feeling of overindulgence on unhealthy snacks? C... click to read more

Shower design options take your bathroom to the next level
(BPT) - Blending fashion and function, the best bathroom design addresses needs of the homeowner while also reflecting their personal tastes. What often separates good from great design can be found in the details.Sophisticated designer touches elevate a bathroom in an upscale way that defines a sp... click to read more

Affordable and totally worth it: How renters insurance works
(BPT) - Just because you're not a homeowner (yet) doesn't mean your stuff is disposable. Chances are you've got pricey electronics, musical instruments or other valuables you wouldn't want to lose to theft or damage.That's how renters insurance works: No matter where you're renting, having this cov... click to read more

Know the warning signs of sleep apnea
(BPT) - Sleep is essential for everyone. It's what allows the body and the mind to recharge at the end of every day. Without sufficient, healthy sleep, the brain and the body cannot function properly, so it's important to recognize signs that you might not be getting quality sleep.Nearly 70% of Ame... click to read more

Safeguarding long-term care before the next public health emergency
(BPT) - COVID-19 has shaken communities worldwide. Despite strenuous efforts by caregivers and medical professionals alike, people needing long-term care and living in communal care settings have suffered gravely. According to a New York Times database, almost one-third of U.S. coronavirus deaths h... click to read more

Why choosing clean, traceable beauty products is essential
(BPT) - The products you put on your body matter as much as the ones you put in your body. That's why so many cosmetic labels now include buzzwords like 'clean,' 'natural' or 'organic.'Unless you're a clean beauty connoisseur, it's hard to know why terms like 'clean' or 'traceable' are important wh... click to read more

For Parkinson’s Disease Patients, Effective Implantable Therapy Can Now Last Up to 15 Years
(BPT) - Parkinson's Disease (PD) impacts up to one in 15 individuals in the United States. People with PD often experience symptoms that impact their movement, like tremors, shuffling feet while walking, 'freezing,' and stiffness in the arms and legs. While medications are available to help address... click to read more

How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve the Accuracy of Your Mammogram
(BPT) - If concerns about COVID-19 exposure caused you to postpone routine health screenings such as mammograms over the past year, you are not alone. According to a study in the Journal of American College of Radiology, mammograms decreased by up to 92% in some areas at the height of the pandemic ... click to read more

After years of research, a new blood test now screens for over 50 cancers
(BPT) - In 2021, an estimated 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. Thanks to a groundbreaking new blood test that can detect over 50 types of cancer, more people could learn about a cancer diagnosis sooner, which is impor... click to read more

How to reset hair for summer: A celebrity hair stylist shares her expert tips and tricks
(BPT) - Life at home has been harder on your hair than you might realize. If you have found yourself stretching the time between hair washes, wearing a perpetual ponytail in a hair elastic, or twisting and twirling strands with your fingertips on virtual office calls, your hair is ready for a reset... click to read more

Get On Board: 4 ways to restore wellness and relax on a boat this summer
(BPT) - Looking for ways to recharge and escape stress this summer? Get away from it all and 'Get On Board' for a relaxing summer on the water. With most Americans (78%) citing COVID-19 as a significant source of stress in their lives according to a recent Harris poll, millions of people are seekin... click to read more

A simple guide to finding the best grill for you
(BPT) - The sound of the sizzle, the smell of foods cooking outdoors, the undeniable taste - it's time to get back to the barbecue. For many people, a grill becomes a second kitchen. For others, it's their primary way of cooking all year long.'We need it more than ever after a year like this," says... click to read more

Celebrity chef Sean Brock shares a taste of life with a rare disease
(BPT) - No art form engages all five senses the way cuisine can. We hear it being prepared, we smell it and see it as our anticipation builds, we feel it on the lips and in the mouth, and of course taste its delicious flavors. All five senses come together to complete an immersive sensory experienc... click to read more

How to help senior loved ones protect themselves from financial abuse
(BPT) - An often-overlooked aspect of elder abuse is cybercrime - and it's a problem that's getting worse.In 2020, the FBI reported a record amount of cybercrime complaints - nearly 800,000 - adding up to over $4.1 billion in losses. More than half of those losses were suffered by people aged 50 an... click to read more

Fighting for time with ALS
(BPT) - When Phil Green, a husband and father to four children, was diagnosed with ALS in 2018, he decided he was going to dedicate his life to advocating for other people and families affected by the disease. It's something he believes his life prior to diagnosis had prepared him to do, so there w... click to read more

Do you Have Arthritis? Consider These Changes
(BPT) - Arthritis is a common health condition in the United States, affecting one in four adults according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Characterized by the inflammation of one or more joints, arthritis can cause joint pain, stiffness and swelling that can limit one's functio... click to read more

Rough allergy season? How to keep symptoms at bay
(BPT) - Feeling itchy, sneezy and congested? If you or a family member find your allergies are worse this year - or if you have allergy symptoms for the first time - you are not alone. The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America reports over 50 million people suffer from allergies nationwide, and ... click to read more

Feeding tips for your new puppy or kitten as they grow
(BPT) - Congratulations on your new puppy or kitten! Like babies, kittens and puppies have special nutritional needs. To help establish the foundation for a future of good health, welcome your new pet with the right foods packed with proper nutrients, and feed them appropriately for their age and s... click to read more

Traveling this summer? 4 tips to protect your personal data
(BPT) - Since the pandemic began, you've likely been more connected to your digital devices than ever before. From work meetings and virtual happy hours to online shopping, more events and transactions are taking place digitally. And as connectivity and device adoption continues to rise, it's impor... click to read more

5 fun - and delicious - ways to boost your wellness routine
(BPT) - Want to revamp your wellness routine, but don't know where to start? You may think adopting a healthier lifestyle means only discipline and deprivation, but in fact it's more likely you'll maintain a new wellness regimen if you create healthy habits you actually enjoy.Here are five simple w... click to read more

New campaign showcases Only in Pittsburgh attractions to drive visitation
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5 eczema body care tips from a trusted top dermatologist
(BPT) - As summer approaches, it's time to get outside and bask in the warmth and sunshine. But it's not easy to bare your body when you have eczema. Those with eczema-prone skin know the signs and symptoms - the itchiness, redness and dryness that indicates a flare-up. Nothing can be more irritati... click to read more

To build your savings, start with small goals
(BPT) - Paid Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, IncBuilding a savings account can seem daunting. Many people believe they should have a high amount of savings tucked away, but then often become overwhelmed thinking about that goal. By shifting your mindset and taking small, achievable step... click to read more

Health hacks for living life to the fullest
(BPT) - It's hard to keep up with the latest health and wellness trends, especially with so much conflicting information out there. In reality, one way to help navigate which approach to health and wellness is right for you is as simple as understanding the science behind giving your body what it n... click to read more

10 tips on how to take dad fishing
(BPT) - What are two things that dads all over America would love to do the most this coming summer?Spend time with their kids … and catch fish.So, if you're looking for a unique way to celebrate your love for dear ol' dad, how about inviting him to go fishing (instead of the other way a... click to read more

National Poppy Day: Help meet essential needs of veterans and military families
(BPT) - For many Americans, a run to the grocery store is a simple task. You quickly grab items off the shelf with the next week of meals in mind. By the time you get up to the checkout counter, your cart is full of essentials and you swipe your card without a second thought. But for many others, p... click to read more

Why would millions at risk of heart attack or stroke be prescribed medications not proven to reduce cardiovascular risk on top of statins?
(BPT) - As the world looks with hope to the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, there lies another ongoing health crisis that, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), kills more Americans than anything else: heart disease. In the last year, heart disease claimed more than 690,000 li... click to read more

Did you know? Smoke alarms don’t last forever
(BPT) - When is the last time you replaced your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms? Smoke and CO alarms are critical elements of home safety. Yet, many people overlook replacing their batteries - or even the alarms themselves. Fire safety experts have linked the incidence of fatal fires to the a... click to read more

5 last-minute ways to satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth for Mother’s Day
(BPT) - She's the rock-solid foundation of your family, the one everyone turns to when they need help or comfort, and who always seems to know the right thing to do or the best words to say.When you're searching for the perfect last-minute gift to show your mom and any of the other mothers in your ... click to read more

Over 40? Three things to know about your vision
(BPT) - Dinner menus, smartphones and computer screens are all things you encounter daily. But have you noticed that since turning 40, you're having issues seeing them clearly? If you've found yourself holding the menu at arm's distance, increasing your phone's font size to read text messages, or t... click to read more

Spring project inspiration: A bidet leaves you and the bath clean and refreshed
(BPT) - There's nothing like the arrival of warmer weather to get you energized to pick up some home improvement projects.If you're feeling a bounce in motivation for a bath update, you're in good company. Nearly one-third of adults (31%) said their home renovation in 2021 would be focused on the b... click to read more

First steps in retirement planning – for all Americans
(BPT) - Even if you're young, newly employed or haven't yet started to save for retirement, many financial professionals agree planning is key to achieving a sense of security for your future. But a new survey shows that if you're a first- or second-generation American, a woman, African American or... click to read more

The real deal from a top NYC dermatologist on spring and summer skincare
(BPT) - As days are getting longer and temperatures are heating up, people are enjoying more time outdoors and this requires updating skincare routines for the months ahead. During the spring and summer, people are exposed to stronger UV rays from the sun and for longer periods of time, which makes... click to read more

Need a financial checkup? Try these 4 tips
(BPT) - Springtime has finally arrived and for many that means engaging in a little spring cleaning. Traditionally, this entails a deep home cleaning - scrubbing the windows, dusting the furniture, steam-cleaning the carpets, storing winter boots and outerwear, sorting and donating unused or old cl... click to read more

5 steps you can take to be actionable in your financial education
(BPT) - Make no mistake: The past several months have been challenging - both financially and emotionally - when it comes to the disruption the COVID-19 global pandemic brought to our everyday lives.In its latest Financial Wellness Census Special Report, Prudential found that since May 2020, the pr... click to read more

Running a mile a day doesn’t keep shingles away: Why healthy adults are at risk for shingles
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5 Facts You Should Know About Leukemia
(BPT) - Heather, of Yorba Linda, California, was diagnosed with a form of leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), in late 2017. One morning, when she woke up extremely pale and covered with bruises, she sought medical help to see what was wrong. After contacting her doctor, who ran her bloodwork an... click to read more

Fraud Watch: Avoiding COVID-19 Related Medicare Scams
(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 advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by offering Medicare beneficiaries fraudulent services, resource... click to read more

How this family went from debt to a seven-figure net worth
(BPT) - When they first got together, Andy and Nicole Hill thought they were doing fine financially. They made about $130,000 a year. They bought what they wanted and went out to dinner when they felt like it. When they decided to figure out their net worth, they were in for a shock: It was negativ... click to read more

5 Tips to Rebuild Your Savings and Unlock Opportunities
(BPT) - The pandemic created a lot of uncertainty for people, especially when it comes to their finances: unemployment was up, spending was down and pretty much everything felt like a roller coaster. One year after much of the world shut down due to the coronavirus, it's time to rebuild your saving... click to read more

Supporting fair housing, inclusivity in your community
(BPT) - Home and property ownership is a nearly universal part of the American dream. An unfortunate reality of our nation's past and present, however, is that this dream has been much more difficult to achieve among minority groups.April marks the 53rd anniversary of the passage of the landmark 19... click to read more

Senior safety campaign in response to rising senior fire deaths
(BPT) - U.S. Fire Administration data shows since January, more than 285 older adults (age 55 and older) have died in house fires, accounting for more than 53% of known fire deaths in the U.S. By age 65, people are 2.5 times more likely (or 4 times more likely for those age 85 and older) to be kill... click to read more

A fire starts in a residential home every 86 seconds. Are you prepared?
(BPT) - You check your alarms regularly and practice your emergency escape plan - but are you overlooking an essential component of home safety? Having fire extinguishers - and knowing how to use them - is important to help ensure your home and family are prepared for the unexpected.'A fire starts ... click to read more

How to support your well-being during challenging times
(BPT) - During difficult times like this past year, it's more important than ever to safeguard your health and invest in your self-care. With the physical, mental, and emotional challenges everyone has been facing, it's no surprise many people are rethinking their wellness routines. Implementing ev... click to read more

5 ways to put some spring into your cocktails
(BPT) - What better way to celebrate the return of warmer weather and longer days than to learn how to craft your own tasty tipples, right at home? With just a few special ingredients, and the right quality spirits, your efforts at home mixology will bring the flavor of spring forward.Try these fun... click to read more

Gut instincts: 5 tips for optimal gut health
(BPT) - You've probably heard a lot about gut health lately, and how it can affect your overall well-being. You may have questions about how to improve your own gut health, and what it means for your digestive wellness goals. Improving your gut health can make a difference in how you feel from day ... click to read more

Embrace these 10 habits to catch more and bigger fish this year
(BPT) - If you're among the 50 million Americans who plan to wet a line this year, there's no doubt that as you wait to feel that familiar tug at the end of your fishing line this summer, you'll ask yourself, 'How can I catch more fish and bigger fish?'Ever since people started to enjoy sport fishi... click to read more

Inspiring ways people are making a difference in cancer care
(BPT) - The cancer journey involves challenges well beyond the medical issues. These emotional, social and logistical difficulties - from transportation struggles to coping with the diagnosis to childcare support - can often make patients and caregivers feel isolated and helpless, searching for way... click to read more

Be on the lookout for your federal stimulus prepaid card
(BPT) - Following the enactment of the American Rescue Plan Act on March 11, the IRS moved quickly to deliver the third round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) with the first batch of direct deposits initiated on March 12.Some eligible individuals will receive their EIP in the form of a check and o... click to read more

How a surprising discovery led to a new cancer screening test
(BPT) - You may have heard the story about how penicillin was discovered by accident: A Scottish researcher studying the influenza virus came back from vacation to find mold on a culture plate that actually prevented the growth of staphylococci bacteria. And this is not the only case in history of ... click to read more

6 ways you can make an impact for the planet this Earth Month
(BPT) - The last year has demonstrated how much everyone is connected on this planet, and how significant one action can be in making a global impact. From a worldwide pandemic to climate disasters, these events highlight the urgency of slowing climate change and protecting the place where we all l... click to read more

Spring cleaning? Don’t forget your medicine cabinet
(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 cabinet. Every year, unused prescriptions and expired over-the-counter medicines clutter bathrooms, kitchen cupb... click to read more

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 do you know if your sleep problems have turned into insomnia? Read on to find out.What is insomnia?Insom... click to read more

5 tips for spring cleaning your personal technology
(BPT) - People typically think of spring cleaning as a time to polish up their homes. However, spring is also a great time to evaluate if your technology is working for you and make smart choices to set you up for a successful year.Creating a smart home with Alexa and Ring can help make your life s... click to read more

Reasons to stop delaying a colonoscopy
(BPT) - Thinking about a colonoscopy may make you uncomfortable, and maybe even a little worried - especially if you have never had one before. But a colonoscopy is a relatively simple procedure that may help save your life by identifying the early signs of colorectal cancer.While you may have dela... click to read more

Lighten up! 5 designer tips for transforming your home lighting
(BPT) - When it comes to choosing beautiful, functional lighting, the selections can appear endless and may be leaving you with no idea where to start.If so, you're not alone. Many homeowners mistakenly believe any fixture will do the same job, when in fact effective lighting design is something of... click to read more

Easy ways to stay vigilant and help prevent the spread of illness
(BPT) - It has been a challenging year, full of anxiety about health and safety. While there are signs of improvement, the pandemic is still ongoing, which means that it's important to continue to take proactive steps to help protect you and your family from COVID-19 - as well as from the flu and o... click to read more

Resale revolution: 6 tips for scoring great home furnishing deals online
(BPT) - If you're a fan of finding deals or saving money, you're far from alone. Shopping in resale shops and online marketplaces is one of the best ways to thrift shop, and if you've never given them a try, now may be an excellent time to start.The desire to save money, recycle and find unique mer... click to read more

Virtual is here to stay: 5 creative ways people are connecting in a digital world
(BPT) - A year into the pandemic and a virtual lifestyle is the reality for many people. Remote work and online education are just the start - many people have taken a virtual approach to the way they shop, socialize, stay connected with friends and family, and much more. The interesting thing is t... click to read more

Clinical trials lead to better treatments for rare diseases
(BPT) - People living with rare diseases often find themselves with more questions than answers when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. Symptoms can be unclear, making misdiagnoses common. This is often the case for people living with WHIM syndrome-a rare and difficult-to-diagnose disorder in whi... click to read more

The right diagnosis for a rare disease
(BPT) - Aldelly always liked to wear heels - 'even to the supermarket,' she says. But in 2013, when she was 25, she began to have difficulty walking in her favorite shoes. 'My foot just started not working well.'She began to experience other strange symptoms, including weird pains in her body, fati... click to read more

Walking at night? Tips to protect yourself from situations that feel unsafe
(BPT) - According to a new survey, routine activities are making people feel unsafe, including walking through a parking lot or garage or even taking a run.Conducted by SABRE personal safety brand via Ipsos.Digital, a new survey revealed that over the past three years more than 80% of Americans hav... click to read more

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