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January 30, 2023

Be Well, Stay Well: New Year Wellness Check
(BPT) - Taking care of ourselves and each other is critical at any age. A 2022 survey of members by AARP Services confirmed that adults 50-plus share that sentiment. Seventy-one percent agreed with the statement, "My health is my biggest concern," while 89% agreed with the statement, "Taking care o... click to read more

Suffering from another UTI? Ask your doctor these questions
(BPT) - A urinary tract infection (also called a UTI) is one of the most common infections worldwide and can impact anyone of any age. For some people, infections are easily identified and cleared with treatment from a health care provider. However, for some people, UTIs are an ongoing problem that... click to read more

Is mouth breathing really that bad? Yes, especially for older adults
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Looking for affordable family-friendly travel? Meet Rapid City, a 10 park and national monument destination
(BPT) - It's easy to catch a case of cabin fever during the dreary winter and spring months. A sure cure: A vacation with the entire family to experience the extraordinary and make lifelong memories. One destination that offers endless potential with access to 10 different national parks, state par... click to read more

Remodeling your basement? Here is everything you need to know to see a high return on investment
(BPT) - By Bryan Baeumler, HGTV Personality & Professional ContractorSo, you are remodeling your basement - smart move! According to Redfin's real estate experts, a basement renovation is one of the top 10 ways to maximize your usable square footage and in turn, increase your home's value.Not s... click to read more

Three Ways to Tweak Retirement Spending to Save on What Matters Most
(BPT) - Big economic changes can, and should, prompt big changes in individuals' personal financial habits. That can look different from household to household but changing economic conditions doesn't mean depriving yourself of what makes life enjoyable - much less healthy - especially at the retir... click to read more

Top 5 cooking trends for 2023 to check out
(BPT) - If you love exploring ingredients and new ways to cook old favorites, 2023's cooking trends will delight and inspire you. GoodCook Culinary Chef Anthony Serrano shares trends he's seeing in kitchens everywhere, along with helpful tools to help make your culinary adventures more successful.D... click to read more

Top 3 financial resolutions Americans are making to cope with uncertain times
(BPT) - While preparing to ring in the new year, many Americans make resolutions about their finances. Unfortunately, some are feeling less optimistic about the year ahead, according to Fidelity Investments' 2023 New Year's Financial Resolutions Study. Over one-third say they're in worse financial ... click to read more

Looking for mealtime inspiration for the new year? Meet your new go-to ingredient
(BPT) - Ready to kick off 2023 with new resolutions that will help improve and simplify your routine?If you've made it your mission to cook more cost-friendly meals that delight everyone, it can be challenging to find new flavor inspiration. While at-home cooking is one of the top ways to help you ... click to read more

4 ways to improve the air you breathe indoors
(BPT) - Especially in the winter months, most people spend the bulk of each day - up to 90%* - indoors, according to the U.S. EPA. Unfortunately, whether at home, in the car or at work, indoor air has been shown to be three times more polluted than outdoor air, posing a significant threat to even h... click to read more

Prepare for Retirement by Steadying Your Financial Ship
(BPT) - Approaching retirement is an exciting prospect: transitioning into this phase of life gives everyone the chance to spend more time with their family and enjoy favorite hobbies. However, wider economic conditions, particularly those we have seen over the last year, can sometimes prevent us f... click to read more

Want to start investing? 5 expert tips to follow before you begin
(BPT) - If you're interested in getting started with investing but you're not sure what your first steps should be, you're not alone. A recent survey by Magnifi found that one-third of Americans are planning to invest by themselves in 2023, but even though they want to invest on their own, nearly h... click to read more

Is it time to get your home’s ducts in order?
(BPT) - While homeowners invest time and money to make their homes comfortable and energy efficient, one common denominator of comfort and energy efficiency is often overlooked - the air inside a home. The old saying 'what's out of sight is out of mind' applies not only to a home's air, but also to... click to read more

Half of Men Above Age 60 Experience Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate(1) – This Minimally Invasive Option May Help
(BPT) - Sal Ciresi (left) and his wife Carol at Arches National Park in Utah*As an anesthetist, Sal Ciresi spends his days in and out of the operating room and is unable to take breaks during procedures that can last hours. When urges of frequent urination began interfering with his work, he tried ... click to read more

How the gears shift between generations of drivers
(BPT) - From younger drivers blasting music, to older drivers with their hands on 'ten' and 'two,' it's no secret that with each new generation comes a shift in values, beliefs and opinions. Those generational differences shape everything from travel plans to spending habits.With Gen Z being the la... click to read more

Color – The Key to an Exterior Home Refresh
(BPT) - From the paint on your front door to the pillows on your porch swing, your home's exterior provides a canvas for colorfully expressing your style. But a big opportunity to leverage the power of color is often overlooked. Representing as much as 40% or even more of a home's exterior, your ho... click to read more

Control Your Retirement: Three Hacks for Smart Savings
(BPT) - Approaching retirement is an exciting prospect for many adults 50+ who can look forward to spending more time with family and friends and enjoying the benefits of their hard-earned savings. In many cases, this important stage of life can include large expenses, such as supporting college-ag... click to read more

5 best gifts for the home improvement pros in your life
(BPT) - Gifts for the avid home repair enthusiasts, hobbyists or professionals in your life can be challenging to find. Innovative and imaginative, these types are likely up to date on the latest projects and trends and it can seem like they already have everything they want for their home workshop... click to read more

This prescription savings tool can help all Americans save on medications
(BPT) - With rising out-of-pocket medication costs and difficulty navigating prescription pricing options, many Americans are cutting corners on their health and prescription adherence.An estimated 18 million people - 72% of U.S. adults - reported they could not pay for at least one doctor-prescrib... click to read more

Top 5 great reasons to visit Guadalajara
(BPT) - Travelers in search of a destination rich in tradition with exciting culinary, art and nightlife experiences will fall in love with Guadalajara, Mexico. The second-largest city in Mexico is considered the country's cultural capital as the birthplace of iconic mariachi, tequila and charreria... click to read more

8 tips to prevent frozen pipes and ice dams this winter
(BPT) - Before winter sets in, you should prepare your home for winter to avoid expensive repairs down the road. Frozen pipes and ice dams are the most common problems that can lead to costly repairs. According to State Farm, this year alone, burst pipes and ice dams cost $181 million in claims, av... click to read more

Sounding up for lung cancer: Tips on feeling empowered
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Five tips for new EV drivers
(BPT) - The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) has begun: That's according to the latest Hankook Tire Gauge Index, a survey of Americans' driving habits and attitudes, which found that nearly half (46%) expect to acquire an EV within the next 5 years. Whether they're driven by environmental moti... click to read more

Did you know comfort foods help soothe a broken heart?
(BPT) - When you think of all the things that happen in the busy month of December, breakups are probably the last thing that come to mind. However, research shows the holidays are a prime time for ending relationships.Whether it's a romantic partnership that's come to an end or a friendship that n... click to read more

5 ways to refresh your routine for the new year
(BPT) - With the start of a new year just around the corner, it's the perfect time to have a refreshed perspective on our health and well-being so we can continue to improve ourselves day by day. The new year brings new possibilities when it comes to our wellness routines, but sometimes it's hard t... click to read more

Hack Your Retirement: Budget Tips for Fixed Incomes
(BPT) - For any individual 50+ years old, the prospect of retirement represents a major shift in how you approach spending and saving. Learning how to budget on a fixed income is a significant lifestyle change; but AARP member benefits can help you save where you can and embark on this well-earned ... click to read more

Gearing up for 2023? Start by helping protect yourself against pneumococcal pneumonia
(BPT) - Stop for a moment and think about your top 5 New Year's resolutions. If you said them out loud right now, how many would be about your health?Did they include:exercising moreeating more healthilystopping smokingmeditatinggetting more quality sleepIs getting vaccinated against pneumococcal p... click to read more

Maximalism reinvented
(BPT) - The kitchen is a space that fosters creativity - from the design choices to the art of cooking, it is the heart of the home; a place for people to come together to celebrate and share in abundance. To create a meaningful kitchen, incorporate characteristics of maximalism, such as personal i... click to read more

Gout causing winter woes? 5 ways to manage the condition
(BPT) - Many people love to travel, celebrate and indulge in favorite foods during the winter months. However, overdoing it can have a big impact on your health, especially if you have a chronic condition like gout.Think gout is uncommon? Think again. Gout is the most common form of inflammatory ar... click to read more

Are you ready to prioritize your health goals? Help protect yourself against pneumococcal pneumonia.
(BPT) - As 2022 comes to a close and the new year approaches, it's the perfect time to reflect on your health goals from the past year. It's also a great time to set up new ones to reach for. This is especially important for people aged 19-64 with certain underlying medical conditions like asthma, ... click to read more

How well do you know your home's HVAC system?
(BPT) - How well do you know your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, or HVAC, system? Like any product, you want to keep it in working order, and being HVAC savvy will help you keep this vital equipment working more efficiently regardless of the temperatures outside.Here are some important... click to read more

Your nose knows: How smell is helping scientists detect brain disease and what you can do to help
(BPT) - Your sense of smell is a powerful part of the human experience. Smell strongly influences how something tastes. Emotion can be influenced by certain smells. And if your sense of smell is minimized or you've lost it completely, it could be an early indicator of brain disease.The nose knowsWh... click to read more

What if there was a map to finding the best treatment for lung cancer?
(BPT) - You're an avid runner and cyclist. You eat well and don't smoke. Overall, you're doing all the right things when it comes to your health. Then you get diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. You know you're not invincible, but lung cancer didn't even seem like a possibility.This scenario refle... click to read more

6 unique gifts to give this Christmas
(BPT) - If you're heading to a "white elephant" gift swap this year, or you just have people on your holiday list that are tough to buy for, look no further. It's possible to find all kinds of fun, unique gifts - even for those who seem to have everything - with the help of Big Lots.Check out these... click to read more

Scleroderma and PAH: Taking Control of Your Health
(BPT) - It's challenging to live with a rare disease. When faced with uncertainty about symptoms, support and treatment options, it's critical to seek out information and resources that can help you take control of your health.People living with scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis (SSc), understand ... click to read more

How to Save With Amazon Access – The New Hub for Accessible Shopping on Amazon
(BPT) - Amazon recently introduced Amazon Access, a new hub for customers to explore programs, discounts, and features that make shopping on Amazon even easier and more affordable. With the tough economic climate, and many facing rising costs on essential needs, Amazon is introducing even more acce... click to read more

What would your eulogy say?
(BPT) - We plan ahead for the things in life we look forward to - the birth of a baby, weddings, vacations and holidays. It doesn't come as naturally to plan for our funeral. It's easier to avoid the conversation altogether. But, by discussing your personal wishes for your final arrangements, you c... click to read more

3 ways women are taking control of their finances to reenergize their future
(BPT) - Facing an uncertain economy, rising inflation and a potential recession on the horizon, many are stressed about their own finances, and women are especially feeling financial pressure. According to a new study by Fidelity Investments, nearly half (47%) of women say their outlook on money an... click to read more

The impact of physical activity on loneliness and social isolation for older adults
(BPT) - It's been well-established that physical activity like walking, yoga and going to a fitness center has many health benefits for older adults. These include better sleep, less anxiety and reduced risk of heart disease, along with many other benefits that may improve overall health.But what i... click to read more

Prevent missing out on activities: Get your flu vaccine today
(BPT) - Heavier jackets are out. Noses are running. Germs are thriving.During this time of year, it's important to arm yourself with information on how you can help protect yourself from the flu. This may be especially important this winter, with COVID-19 variants still prevalent in some communitie... click to read more

How to gift the perfect bottle of wine this holiday season
(BPT) - 'Tis the season … of stressing over what to get everyone on your list. Choosing the right gift for your loved ones can be quite a daunting task, but there's one gift that can delight friends and family alike - a great bottle of wine.Not in the mood to wander aimlessly through the... click to read more

Senior Fitness: You May Have More Choices Than You Think
(BPT) - Do you struggle with starting or maintaining a fitness routine? Don't worry, you're not alone. While most of us know that exercise is beneficial, fitness can be daunting, especially if you're over 65 and want to be sure that you work out in a way that is safe and effective. The good news? P... click to read more

Home renovation trends for the new year
(BPT) - In previous years, home remodeling projects were often done with the goal of increasing resale value. Recently, however, homeowners have been staying in their properties longer and are making these projects a priority of functionality as well as a reflection of personal style.Before homeown... click to read more

Testing for osteoporosis: Assessing your risk for bone breaks
(BPT) - As people age, they become more likely to develop osteoporosis, a disease that occurs when bones lose density and mass. This can cause bones to be brittle, weak and easily broken. The good news is, if you're at risk of osteoporosis, there are proactive measures you can take to monitor your ... click to read more

The hottest trend in fireplaces? Using them to warm up a kitchen or bathroom
(BPT) - In the past few years homes have become vital sanctuaries - places where you and your family want to feel comfortable, cozy and serene. Recent shifts in home design are responding to this need, while also reflecting a desire for beauty and luxury. As a result, fireplaces are seriously trend... click to read more

Are your tires ready for holiday travel? Here are some helpful tips
(BPT) - There's nothing more magical than a journey to visit loved ones during the holiday season. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most treacherous times of year to drive.If you want to be ready for wintry roads, four-wheel drive and skilled driving aren't enough. It's vital to ride on the righ... click to read more

Gift ideas for the adults in your life who have it all
(BPT) - You make your holiday shopping list and check it twice, but there's always that certain someone - parent, coworker, neighbor or in-law - who is hard to shop for. It's the quintessential person who has it all, so you're left wondering how to show you care this holiday season.Wonder no more, ... click to read more

Tips and trends for successful dating in 2023
(BPT) - Are you currently dating or thinking about dating in the new year? You're not alone, as global research from women-first dating and social networking app Bumble has found that 70% of those surveyed worldwide say they feel positive about the romance ahead.1The survey also revealed how dating... click to read more

What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 to Help Stay Safe this Winter Season
(BPT) - By: Danielle Hambrick, PharmDAs colder weather drives us to spend more time indoors, it's critical to plan for the spread of respiratory infections and get vaccinated, especially for those who are the most vulnerable - adults over the age of 65 and those with chronic conditions. The Departm... click to read more

What is DME and why it matters if you have diabetes
(BPT) - Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or are a caregiver for someone with diabetes, you know managing the condition requires diligence. Eating well and exercising are a priority, but there are other aspects of your health that are important too - like your eyesight.Approximately 34.2 ... click to read more

Learn about PPP, a rare disease that causes temporary paralysis
(BPT) - Imagine you're a college student performing with your musical theater troupe. It's summertime and swampy-hot at the outdoor venue, and it doesn't help that you're wearing a pioneer dress that weighs about 10 pounds. But you're singing and dancing under the spotlights, and your partner is pi... click to read more

How a HouseCalls visit changed – and may have saved – one man’s life
(BPT) - A knock on the door at Roy Gault's home may have saved his life.Roy, who is in his late 70s, was feeling fine when nurse practitioner Diana Dombrowski showed up at his home for a HouseCalls visit.Mentally and physically, Roy felt sharp, and the last thing he thought he needed was an in-home... click to read more

How one test can determine your food sensitivities — and help improve your health
(BPT) - Research has found that 70% of illnesses can be prevented by changes in lifestyle and diet. While many Americans may believe that food affects their health, most don't know what to believe when it comes to eating healthfully. Many people don't think much about the connection between food an... click to read more

5 tips for remote caregiving
(BPT) - If you're one of the millions of caregivers in the United States, you know that caregiving can be difficult. The last few years may have brought unexpected new challenges, such as the need for social distancing and isolation during COVID-19. But even now, it's important to remember that you... click to read more

New options for affordable insulin
(BPT) - In the United States, there are 37.3 million people with diabetes. And for many, diabetes is an expensive and complex medical condition, often requiring multiple medications - including insulin - and regular doctor visits. In fact, diabetes is the most expensive chronic condition in the nat... click to read more

Planning for the unexpected: When caregiving happens without warning
(BPT) - When a medical emergency or sudden change in health occurs, loved ones may be thrust into a caregiving role they did not expect. Oftentimes, this can be an overwhelming change to their routine, their life and their mental health. As they begin to manage this new reality, it can sometimes be... click to read more

Hidden gems in Honduras offer something for every type of traveler
(BPT) - Does winter in the Northern Hemisphere have you dreaming of a tropical vacation? Honduras, coincidentally, is at its peak dry season from December to April. If you're looking to escape the cold for a warm-weather destination offering unique, affordable, one-of-a-kind experiences for divers,... click to read more

[ThinQ Lab.6] Bring the Thrill of the Stadium Right to Your Home
(BPT) - The wait is over as soccer's biggest global tournament is under way in Qatar. Situated on a beautiful peninsula, the small Middle Eastern country has pulled out all the stops, building state-of-the-art stadiums to host all 64 scintillating matches enroute to the crowning of the world champi... click to read more

Transitioning out of the military? Here are the top 10 best cities to live after service
(BPT) - From finding a new career in a new city to reevaluating your financial plan, and everything in between, choosing where to live after leaving the military isn't an easy decision.That's why Navy Federal Credit Union and Sperling's Best Places compiled a list of the Best Cities After Service t... click to read more

Looking for a getaway? 5 reasons you should consider a European river cruise
(BPT) - Are you making travel plans for the upcoming year? You're not alone. According to TravelPulse, 41% of Americans plan to spend a lot more on leisure travel next year and two-thirds plan to travel before the end of 2023.When choosing a travel experience, there are many details to consider. Wh... click to read more

10 can’t-miss holiday gift ideas for those who love fishing
(BPT) - Are you searching for holiday gift ideas for a friend, co-worker or loved one who loves fishing and being in the outdoors? If so, here are 10 incredible gift ideas and stocking stuffers that are sure to bring a smile to their face:Cold-Weather Gear - Some anglers love fishing all year long ... click to read more

Ready to celebrate? 5 surprising facts about Thanksgiving dinner
(BPT) - Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and that means last-minute menu planning and trips to the grocery store. While many consumers may be focused on ordering the perfect turkey, is that really what guests want? In its inaugural State of the Sides report, Campbell's® discovered that... click to read more

What everyone should know about lung cancer screening
(BPT) - by Timothy W. Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS With the start of the New Year, many people make resolutions to live healthier. This year, prompting conversations about lung cancer screenings (an imaging test to see if cancer may be present) could save the life of someone you love.As a thoracic surgeo... click to read more

5 Ways to Foster Purpose with Age
(BPT) - Each phase of life provides an opportunity to find new things that provide a sense of purpose, activities that get us up in the morning and bring fulfillment. Beyond the feeling, there is mounting evidence that shows a higher sense of purpose in life is associated with a lower risk of chron... click to read more

6 tips for throwing a fabulous Friendsgiving
(BPT) - Thanksgiving is approaching, so it's time to start planning your holiday meal. It's also a fantastic time to gather with friends you haven't seen in a while or who may be local but are too busy to get together regularly. Whatever your reason, make your Friendsgiving extra special this year ... click to read more

4 ways to save money this holiday season
(BPT) - With many facing rising costs on essential needs, people are looking for deals and new ways to save money, now more than ever. As we enter the holiday season, what is meant to be a joyful time can become stressful - especially if money is tight! Luckily, it's possible for everyone to enjoy ... click to read more

Get Answers and Information About Aging from the Eldercare Locator
(BPT) - While growing older can be amazing, sometimes we all need a little help to remain independent. Whether it is finding transportation to a doctor's appointment, taking a falls prevention class or signing up for a volunteer opportunity, it is important to know how to get connected to local agi... click to read more

No Surprises Act may surprise patients by disrupting access to health care networks
(BPT) - Nobody likes unexpected medical bills - such as for an ambulance, or an out-of-network doctor at an in-network hospital - and the No Surprises Act enacted Jan. 1, 2022, was designed to fix the problem. Unfortunately, flawed implementation of the act has caused new problems that could ultima... click to read more

Protect your most valuable asset during open enrollment and beyond: The importance of an annual eye exam
(BPT) - When was the last time you had an eye exam? If you can't remember, it's time to make an appointment. Even if your vision seems fine, it's important to get an eye exam every year.It helps to have anchor points throughout the year that serve as reminders for things like important appointments... click to read more

Get into the holiday spirit: Tips for gifting the perfect drinks for any occasion
(BPT) - The art of gift-giving is a process that's admittedly a bit more difficult than meets the eye. If you're someone who struggles to find a perfect present that says, "I think you're great," take solace in the fact that you're not alone. A recent survey from Drizly, a beverage alcohol e-commer... click to read more

3 things to know about life with rare kidney disease
(BPT) - Imagine going to the doctor for a routine appointment and being diagnosed with a disease you have never heard of, can barely pronounce, and for which there is no cure. Stuart Miller of Cartersville, Georgia, doesn't have to imagine - he lived it. Miller discovered in routine lab work while ... click to read more

A Well-Designed Shower Experience
(BPT) - The bathroom has become a multi-functional space - a place to create daily experiences that cleanse, relax and rejuvenate. Designing this space provides the opportunity to select features and fixtures that bring both art and function to the bathroom. The shower, especially one with a unique... click to read more

How to travel the (wine) world, sip by sip
(BPT) - Adventure is back in a big way. But if you’re like most of us, you don’t have enough frequent flier miles (yet) to hit every far-flung locale on your post-pandemic bucket list. Refreshing your browser for hotel deals in Reykjavik? Right there with you. Diving into a great book set in Kenya ... click to read more

CRNAs are the solution to delayed surgical care for veterans
(BPT) - As we honor veterans this month, it can be easy to forget about the challenges some continue to face at home: challenges that include undergoing critical medical procedures in a timely manner.Long wait timesVeterans have to wait too long for surgical care in U.S. Department of Veterans Affa... click to read more

Get Back to a Healthy Back
(BPT) - Do you ever have pain, numbness or tingling in your lower back, legs, or buttocks? Do you often find yourself seeking a place to sit to relieve the pain? Or have you ever leaned over a shopping cart while grocery shopping to alleviate the pain? If you answered yes to any of these questions,... click to read more

How to help loved ones hear the joy this holiday season
(BPT) - Spending time with people you love is what makes the holiday season special. But for parents and grandparents who suffer from hearing loss, gathering with family and friends can be grueling.One in three adults over 65 experience hearing loss, which can be exhausting. People with even mild h... click to read more

3 ways to honor veterans year round
(BPT) - If you have family friends that are current or former service members, you know how important it is to show them your appreciation. As Veterans Day approaches, it's the ideal time to think about how you can show your support for former military members on this day and beyond.For the Mondavi... click to read more

4 reasons why Northwest Pears are the fall sweet to eat
(BPT) - Fall, comfort food and carbs often go together, but that doesn't mean you have to trade off on nutrition. Northwest-grown pears offer ample ways to add a sweet twist to your favorite fall recipes while ensuring the carbohydrates you consume are fueling energy, not pounds.Carbohydrates tend ... click to read more

Shining a light on cancer care teams during National Family Caregivers Month
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Self-care strategies for around-the-clock unpaid caregivers
(BPT) - Before Wanda Green Scott became a caregiver for her mother nine years ago, she was the one needing care. Wanda has lived with lupus for almost half of her life, and as an only child whose parents divorced when she was a toddler, 'it has always been just me and Mama,' she says.But the tables... click to read more

Is your home smart?
(BPT) - Controlling the operations of a home with a finger tap seemed out of reach only a few years ago. Today, homeowners are unlocking doors, setting alarms, adjusting the temperature and even turning on lights with a tap on a smartphone. Are we now living in George Jetson's world?'Smart homeowne... click to read more

How to Shop Smartly and Plan for the Holidays This Season
(BPT) - The holiday season is quickly approaching and the masses are busy building shopping lists and planning their family celebrations and travel schedules. Last year, consumers learned to shop smart and early while dealing with supply chain disruptions and delivery delays nationwide. The shoppin... click to read more

U.S. veterans turn to hemp-derived cannabis as alternative to opioids
(BPT) - Veterans are frequently underserved or abandoned while facing opioid addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), homelessness, physical disability and other issues. Too often many veterans turn to opioids for relief or self-medication with other drugs or alcohol.Dave Walden, a veteran... click to read more

Mission fraud-free: 11 ways veterans can ward off scammers
(BPT) - While identity theft and similar scams are a problem for many Americans, U.S. veterans face a higher-than-average risk of falling victim to that kind of fraud.Statistics back that up. For example, of the 200,000 reports of fraud the FTC received from military members in 2021, 78% came from ... click to read more

To eat the burger or to not eat the burger. Climate guilt unpacked.
(BPT) - By Jeff Simmons, President & CEO, ElancoClimate neutral farms is the end of the meat eater's dilemma - giving consumers what they want, the planet what it needs, and promoting a healthier livestock population. The meat counter is our newest cultural battleground, with guilt and easy-but... click to read more

Tasty, easy-to-prep recipes for weeknight meals or weekend tailgating
(BPT) - Do you love having the whole gang over on weekends to tailgate and watch the game, or maybe you're just looking for new and delicious dinner recipes that are easy to prep? Either way, you're in luck. SeaPak makes meal time - or snack time - much less of a hassle with a variety of tasty and ... click to read more

How do you know blood donations are safe?
(BPT) - Every two seconds, someone in the United States (U.S.) needs blood. A single donation can save lives. However, only 3% of eligible Americans give blood each year.'When you give blood, you're giving the gift of life,' said Simone Glynn, M.D., chief of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst... click to read more

Can you save $3,000 in 2023? See what’s new for Medicare insurance plans
(BPT) - The countdown is on! The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period ends Dec. 7, and it's that time of year when you can change your Medicare plan (that is if you want to!). Now is the time to evaluate your current plan and see if it's still a good fit.This year, the top carriers have added several ... click to read more

Facing Lung Cancer: Keith’s Story
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Music may be a helpful tool for caregivers to cope with mental, emotional burden of their role
(BPT) - For people living with interstitial lung disease, the burden of their diagnosis may feel, at times, overwhelming and isolating. An umbrella term that refers to a category of more than 200 types of rare and potentially serious lung diseases that can cause scarring of the lungs, interstitial ... click to read more

4 ways to keep your dog safe as the days get shorter
(BPT) - When you think of autumn, you likely picture cozy fires, hot cocoa and piles of colorful leaves. While beautiful, this season can also pose certain dangers to your four-legged friends. During the fall, the days grow shorter, which means less daylight and visibility. As you get ready for fal... click to read more

Only one pill a month? Breakthrough may reinvent medicine
(BPT) - Imagine a world where you could toss out your daily pill box and simply take a single pill that would deliver a week or month's worth of medicine. A world where you wouldn't have to worry if your loved ones remembered to take their pills each day; where instead, adhering to medicine was a o... click to read more

What retina specialists want you to know about diabetes and vision
(BPT) - If you or a loved one live with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you likely know how the condition can impact one's overall health. But it's also crucial to focus on how diabetes can affect your vision, according to the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). People with diabetes are at ri... click to read more

Looking for a hidden gem for your next winter getaway? Meet Rapid City, South Dakota
(BPT) - If you love winter, there's a vacation destination you'd find amazing that you may have overlooked: Rapid City. You may think of South Dakota as the perfect summer locale, with its famed national parks and monuments, but Rapid City is an ideal vacation spot for winter events and activities.... click to read more

How cutting-edge RNA-based gene expression testing can help tailor treatments and improve outcomes for women with early-stage breast cancer
(BPT) - One of the best tools available to personalize treatments to help improve outcomes for women with breast cancer is gene expression profiling. The ability to determine highly specific information about an individual tumor by analyzing how the genes express themselves differently provides an ... click to read more

‘Tis the season for holiday entertaining! Tips to keep the wine flowing as holiday parties return
(BPT) - This season holiday entertaining will be back in full swing with everything from guest-filled open houses and large family gatherings to big, festive parties expected to make a comeback.For those of us looking to brush up our entertaining skills as we head into the most festive time of the ... click to read more

Challenge and hope: How people experience and manage living with acromegaly
(BPT) - Living with a rare disease can be an isolating experience that is difficult to navigate. Between delays in receiving the correct diagnosis to learning how to change daily habits for symptom relief, people who live with rare diseases must overcome many obstacles. Those living with acromegaly... click to read more

The daily impact of Parkinson’s disease through the lens of a care partner
(BPT) - Kim Pfleeger was ready. Clad in gym clothes, she leaned against the wall outside the locker room, eager to return to the basketball court. Her dad, Randy, would be out any second, and they'd finally settle who really was the best free-throw shooter in the family - or maybe they would just p... click to read more

A non-invasive, affordable alternative to injectables
(BPT) - As you age, you may notice that crow's-feet, 11 lines, and smile lines pop up or deepen over time. There are many ways to treat these signs of aging. Many people opt for injectable fillers because they can have immediate and noticeable effects.However, there are some drawbacks to injectable... click to read more

'You Have a Desmoid Tumor': The Diagnosis I Never Expected
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Ensuring Holiday Cheer
(BPT) - 'Tis the season to get wrapped up in preparation for gatherings and festivities. However, ensuring the safety of your home, guests and personal finances should be a priority. Fire, water damage and burglary claims often spike around this time of year, according to Mercury Insurance.'Holiday... click to read more

Screening for Colorectal Cancer Can Save Your Life – Making Sense of Your Options
(BPT) - Sponsored by Exact SciencesRecent news reports have caused confusion about recommendations for colorectal cancer screening. 'Media reports inaccurately implied colonoscopies are ineffective at reducing colorectal cancer deaths,' said Dr. Paul Limburg, Chief Medical Officer of Exact Sciences... click to read more

5 cleaning myths to keep in mind when cleaning your home this fall
(BPT) - If you tend to do a deep clean of your house in the fall, you're not alone. According to a recent Harris Poll online survey commissioned by Bona - a sustainably driven supplier of floor cleaning solutions - 74% of U.S. adults like to do a comprehensive, deep clean in the fall to reset their... click to read more

Protect your health: Get a flu shot today
(BPT) - Flu season is here, and adults with certain chronic health conditions, like asthma, heart disease, and diabetes, are at higher risk of serious flu complications, including hospitalization or even death. In fact, during past flu seasons, 9 out of 10 adults hospitalized with flu had at least ... click to read more

4 Questions About the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period to Answer Right Now
(BPT) - One of the most important times for healthcare coverage - and most dreaded - is upon us: the Medicare Annual Enrollment period. It starts October 15 and runs through December 7. A recent poll conducted for ClearMatch™ Medicare, a brand dedicated to helping 'de-complexify' Medicare... click to read more

7 tips for boosting indoor air quality
(BPT) - The arrival of autumn is a good time for homeowners to replace batteries in their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. And as winter approaches, it's also a good time to make sure that a home's heating comfort system is in good working order and ready to support indoor air quality.Gi... click to read more

What does a change of seasons mean for your home’s roof?
(BPT) - As the fall home improvement season continues, now is a good time to think about how a change in seasons may affect your home's roof. Season after season, roofs across the U.S. are subject to unpredictable weather conditions including high winds, storm debris, winter cold and summer heat. U... click to read more

Navigating the Vast World of Mental Health Apps
(BPT) - This article is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.Mental illness is a growing crisis in America that has been compounded by the pandemic1,2. In fact, more than 52 million adult Americans reported experiencing a mental illness in 2020 alone, according to the National Institute ... click to read more

Stop Drug Overdose Deaths Now
(BPT) - From 2019 to 2020, drug overdose deaths increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the United States alone, nearly 92,000 overdose deaths occurred in 2020. This increase has had a devastating impact on our nation's communities, affecting people of all racial and ethnic groups, ... click to read more

Notice yellow teeth? Might not be what you think
(BPT) - You may have noticed something about your teeth - that they're not as white as they used to be. If that's something you've considered improving, it's important to know what actually causes your teeth to yellow, how it can affect your dental health - and what you can do to protect your teeth... click to read more

Pre-season prep: 5 tips for winterizing your home
(BPT) - Changing leaves and dropping temperatures are tell-tale signs that it's time to prepare your home for winter and the best time to prepare your home is now before the frigid weather arrives. Winterizing your home can help save on energy bills, keep you more comfortable and prevent damage cau... click to read more

Aches, pain and bone breaks are not just normal ‘signs of aging;’ you could have a common, yet treatable, disease
(BPT) - Authored and Sponsored by AmgenSusan Fuschino, an elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania, experienced early menopause and, at 47 years old, was forced into early retirement after suffering from extreme back pain. She initially attributed the back pain to being on her feet every day while... click to read more

A flu shot helps keep older adults healthy
(BPT) - As we age, it becomes more important to take care of our health. For example, adults 65 years and older are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications due, in part, to changes in the immune system caused by aging. While flu seasons vary in severity, during most seasons, people 6... click to read more

How to optimize vision, eye comfort, and make use of your HSA and FSA funds this year
(BPT) - As the year winds down, it is a great time for you to knock things off your checklist, such as annual doctor visits, gift lists and travel plans, so that you can enjoy the holiday season. One crucial doctor's appointment that many put off is an annual eye exam. Annual eye exams can help you... click to read more

Is that covered? Review your Medicare plan during annual enrollment
(BPT) - Have your health needs changed over the last year? Medicare plans can change every year, and your health situation can also change. That means your current plan might not meet your current needs.Medicare Annual Enrollment, which runs Oct. 15 - Dec. 7, is the perfect time to review your plan... click to read more

Feeling the stress of high energy bills? New programs help lower costs
(BPT) - Soaring energy prices equate to rising energy bills for households nationwide. This is a burden in particular for low-income people on a tight budget. No one should have to go without the energy necessary to heat and power their home, and now, thanks to numerous programs and incentives, the... click to read more

6 ways to care for your eyes as you age
(BPT) - As you age, you'll notice several parts of your body change. You may find that you're achy or can't move as fast as you used to. One area of your health you may not think about changing as you age is your eyesight.'Vision changes are a natural part of aging,' said optometrist Dr. Inna Lazar... click to read more

4 tips to stop covering up and start opening up. It’s time to expose psoriasis.
(BPT) - Psoriasis impacts around nine million people in the U.S., with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Itch is the most commonly reported burdensome symptom. This chronic skin disease most often appears as raised, scaly red plaques; yet, because it can occur anywhere on the body, it may look ... click to read more

5 kitchen essentials for the perfect fall cuisine
(BPT) - Feel that chill in the air? Bet you can already taste the quintessential fall foods: pumpkin spice, cookies and pies, or savory stew and roasted vegetables. It's time to cozy up indoors with comfort food and good friends. As fall slowly approaches and you're starting to prepare for the upco... click to read more

The best place for pets is with their people and you can help
(BPT) - Pets bring us joy in so many ways. But what if something changed and you weren't able to care for your pet properly, like an illness, injury or job loss? For many people, the idea of not having their pet in their life is heartbreaking.This scenario happens across the United States for vario... click to read more

3 steps to save money on Medicare
(BPT) - Medicare can help you save money on your health care costs, but the reality is, your bills can add up quickly.If you have Medicare and need help paying your bills, there are steps you can take to help bring down your health care costs. Here are three ways you may be able to save money.1. Ap... click to read more

3 ways to save money on Medicare
(BPT) - Medicare can help you save money on your health care costs, but the reality is, your bills can add up quickly.If you have Medicare and need help paying your bills, there are steps you can take to help bring down your health care costs. Here are three ways you may be able to save money.1. Ap... click to read more

5 tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle after 50
(BPT) - While 50 may not be the new 30, you still have a lot of time and energy to do the things you love in this season of your life. You may even find that you have more time now and less stress than in previous decades, which means you can do more of the things you love.However, to make sure tha... click to read more

Comfort food to fuel fall
(BPT) - Cooler breezes, crackling leaves and earlier sunsets are a few of the signs that fall is here. So is the availability of fall fruits and vegetables, like grapes and squash. Whether fall means football games, walks in the woods, fairs and festivals, or outings with family and friends, it's e... click to read more

4 tips for making the most of the vintage clothing craze
(BPT) - Love scouring thrift stores and yard sales for unique, retro finds to boost your wardrobe? You're not alone. If you haven't noticed the vintage clothing craze over the past couple of years, you haven't been paying attention. This latest trend offers many benefits, with especially Gen Z and ... click to read more

3 proactive steps to ensure the health and happiness of your cat
(BPT) - If you're a cat owner, you know your furry family members enhance your life in many ways with their curiosity, cuddles and unique personalities. Being a pet parent, you want to return the love by doing everything you can to ensure their health and happiness, but it's not always clear how yo... click to read more

This respiratory disease you probably haven’t heard of can impact adults 60+ (hint: it's not COVID or the flu!)
(BPT) - Falling temperatures don't just mark the start of cold and flu season. There's another virus that can have serious consequences for older adults.Here are three things you need to know about RSV.1. What is RSV?Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common and contagious virus that affects... click to read more

History and military buffs: Access once top-secret facilities at the National Cold War Center in Arkansas
(BPT) - Few events have shaped American society like the Cold War in the 20th century. The global conflict, riddled with propaganda between the world's two dominant superpowers - the United States and the Soviet Union - had far-reaching social and economic impact.President Ronald Reagan referred to... click to read more

Need an oil change? How you can prep your car for winter and help vulnerable seniors
(BPT) - As the weather gets colder, it's time to start thinking about getting your car road-ready for winter conditions. While your car may be running fine now, you'll want to get it checked out before the weather takes a turn for the worse.When it comes to car winter readiness, your first thought ... click to read more

Milk that doesn’t have to be refrigerated? How does that work?
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