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May 16, 2022

Mind and body self-care: How to heal mentally and physically
(BPT) - Everyone has physical scars. Maybe it's a scrape from a childhood stumble or a burn from cooking a special meal. Some scars come from body changes or physical conditions, such as acne scars, while others might be from serious events, like a surgery or an accident.It's not uncommon for peopl... click to read more

Taking back control from disease
(BPT) - Breaking up is never easy, but often it's necessary. For some, it might be ending a romantic relationship that's not working or a friendship that no longer serves you. For others, it could be regaining power from a debilitating health condition that takes a major physical and emotional toll... click to read more

It's time to focus on whole person health
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has shined much needed light on 'whole person health' by highlighting the correlation between behavioral health and overall wellness. Many people with behavioral health challenges experienced worsening symptoms throughout the pandemic, while others struggled with condi... click to read more

5 expert tips to help family caregivers living with osteoarthritis
(BPT) - Did you know that one in five American adults are unpaid caregivers? That means approximately 53 million people actively care for family members or friends, most often because that loved one simply needs daily care. If you're one of them, you know that taking care of someone else can be phy... click to read more

Ready for a summer getaway? 3 tips for planning a family vacation
(BPT) - Summer vacations are an excellent opportunity to unwind, bond with your family and make memories. Summer is also one of the most popular times to travel, so it's time to start planning to make sure you can secure your ideal destination.However, planning a family getaway can be challenging, ... click to read more

Preowned boat sales skyrocket as shrinking inventory squeezes market
(BPT) - Do you have a boat you're thinking of selling? Maybe you want to upgrade or are taking a year off. No matter your reason for selling a boat, now is the ideal time to list it, sell it quickly and make top dollar for it.The global market analysis report from Boat Trader found the surge in con... click to read more

Tips to make traveling this summer a breeze
(BPT) - Sponsored by Chase UnitedIt's no surprise that after a pause in travel for many over the last few years, people are craving new travel experiences now more than ever. In fact, according to The Vacationer, more than 80% of American adults intend to travel this summer.The rise in travel deman... click to read more

Don’t let spring and summer heat affect vaginal health
(BPT) - 4 tips from Yale OB/GYN Mary Jane Minkin, M.D.With spring upon us and summer on the horizon, increasing temperatures, and time spent outside swimming, cycling, walking and running can all affect vaginal health. Sweat and moisture around the vulva, the outside skin surrounding the vagina, ca... click to read more

Medicare Enrollment Basics [Infographic]
(BPT) - Timing matters when you are considering your Medicare options. When you turn 65 or otherwise become eligible for Medicare, enrollment windows open. Some close quickly and you could face penalties if you wait too long to make a decision. After you've registered for the first time, there are ... click to read more

The Hidden Cost of Debt on Your Mental Health and Tips to Overcome
(BPT) - May is Mental Health Awareness Month and one of the biggest factors impacting mental health is the burden of debt. The Hidden Cost of Debt survey by National Debt Relief revealed that 70% of people believe that debt makes them feel like a black cloud hangs over them, in addition to one-in-t... click to read more

Are your IBS symptoms more challenging to manage than they were a year ago? You're not alone
(BPT) - If you live with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), does it seem like your symptoms have not improved in the last 12 months? According to recent survey results, this has been the experience for many adults living with IBS. This data comes from a recent Salix-sponsored survey of more than 700 I... click to read more

How you can support your body before, during and after exercise
(BPT) - Any form of exercise benefits your body, and you don't have to be an elite athlete to experience those benefits. Just moving your body impacts your muscles, lungs, heart and brain - in other words, your entire body."The moment you decide to get up and move, your body is working. Any movemen... click to read more

4 simple tips to ensure cleaner, safer drinking water at home
(BPT) - Clean drinking water is easy to take for granted - especially at home, where many assume it can be obtained with the simple turn of the faucet. But as you enjoy that cold glass of water, you may be missing subtle signals that it's time to get your home's water supply tested.Over the last de... click to read more

Do the math: Buying a home now is possible
(BPT) - With record low housing supply and high inflation contributing to skyrocketing home prices, the barriers to owning a home may seem insurmountable. But buying a home in a sustainable, affordable way is possible with low down payment mortgage options. First-time and low- to medium-income home... click to read more

Discover the remarkable healing power of therapy cats
(BPT) - You're probably familiar with therapy dogs visiting hospitals, schools, senior centers and nursing homes to help alleviate stress and provide comfort in times of need. But did you know that time spent with therapy cats provides scientifically proven emotional benefits as well? A white paper... click to read more

5 ways to identify quality financial information online
(BPT) - When it comes to your finances, where are you getting financial information? Older generations received most of their financial advice from financial planners, family friends and print media, but more and more Americans are turning to social media as a trusted source for money matters.Accor... click to read more

4 Ways for AARP Members to Save During Date Your Mate Month
(BPT) - The past couple of years have changed the way we've interacted with our romantic partners. Many of us have devoted our time to become teachers, coaches and chefs for our families, and some older adults have retreated indoors, limiting their activities because of health concerns. While conne... click to read more

What’s for dinner? 5 tips for maximizing leftovers
(BPT) - Leftovers are an easy solution to the common question, 'What's for dinner?' and are a simple step toward more sustainable living. A recent survey found that 72% of Americans identify as pro-leftovers - but how can we cook and store these foods for maximum mealtime 'yum' and less food waste?... click to read more

3 ways to get the most out of your credit card
(BPT) - Americans of all types love their credit cards. The vast majority own at least one card - including nearly two-thirds of those earning less than $40,000. Despite this card craze, many people don't use their credit cards to their fullest potential.Credit cards are much more than just a safe ... click to read more

What is it like to grow up with a rare endocrine disorder?
(BPT) - Being diagnosed with a rare disease presents unique challenges for patients and caregivers alike. From symptom management to feelings of isolation, growing up and living with a rare disease can be difficult. In some cases, it can even be difficult to find doctors who specialize in treating ... click to read more

Five Steps for Spring Cleaning Your Finances
(BPT) - Spring is about decluttering and tidying up our homes; but it can also be a great chance to dust off our finances. With April recognized as Financial Literacy Month, it's an ideal moment to organize your accounts and paperwork, revisit budgets and goals, and spruce up your saving and spendi... click to read more

Reaching your financial goals: What to do if you are new to credit
(BPT) - Many people have financial goals - maybe it's to get an education, buy a car, purchase a home, or start a business - that require access to credit. However, if you are new to credit, trying to build a credit history can be daunting. It helps to know the basics about the FICO® Score.... click to read more

Maintaining Conversations with Your Care Team About Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
(BPT) - Sponsored and Developed by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.Receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) can be a life-changing event, and navigating care options throughout the course of this neurodegenerative disorder can be overwhelming for people with PD and their loved ones. A PD diagn... click to read more

Are you at risk for colorectal cancer?
(BPT) - Five years ago, LuAnn Valentino was given just an 11% chance of survival.At just 53 years of age, she had been diagnosed with colon cancer during her first colonoscopy. With colorectal cancer being the third leading cause of cancer and one of the most common causes of cancer death, the diag... click to read more

Best ideas for tech gifts this Mother’s Day
(BPT) - Find it challenging to come up with new ideas for Mother's Day? Show your mom how much you love and appreciate her with gifts she'll really use - such as home technology that makes life easier.Help Mom keep her phone supercharged and clean Americans spend more than a third of their waking h... click to read more

Adults Living With Someone With Recently Diagnosed, Symptomatic COVID-19 May Be Eligible For A Clinical Study
(BPT) - In the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there continue to be surges in cases in parts of the United States.Many of these cases may occur when people catch the virus in their communities, and bring it home, where it can spread to other members of their household. Some doctors are current... click to read more

5 tips for increasing your financial and emotional confidence
(BPT) - If you think coping with finances is overwhelming, you're not alone. A recent study found that nearly 4 in 10 (37%) people avoid dealing with their finances, and more than 3 out of 4 feel stressed and concerned. In the new study, 'Path to Prosperity: The Guardian Study of Finances and Emoti... click to read more

Straining to read the fine print? Here are 3 things you can do
(BPT) - It starts in your 40s: Suddenly you're having trouble reading smaller print on the computer, electronic devices and books. You feel frustrated holding a menu farther from your face to make out blurry letters. You may even get headaches as you strain to read print that just seems smaller tha... click to read more

50 years of comfort redesigned: Five reasons to recline in style
(BPT) - In Norway, the municipality of Sykkylven lies on the west coast surrounded by mystic fjords and scenic mountains. It is home to Ekornes, a renowned Norwegian furniture maker, and today, the largest furniture producer in Norway. Founded in 1934 by Jens E. Ekornes - out of creativity, innovat... click to read more

Are you prepared for spring allergens? 6 tips for managing allergy triggers
(BPT) - Many people are looking forward to the warmer months ahead, but spring means allergies for many Americans. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million Americans experience various types of allergy symptoms every year including:SneezingItchy eyesA runny no... click to read more

It’s time to take control of your liver health
(BPT) - World Liver Day on April 19 serves two purposes. For patients and health care professionals that have been touched by liver diseases like hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), it's a moment in time to reflect on the severity of these diseases and highlight the importance of self-awareness on a he... click to read more

Celebrity makeup artist shares 5 secrets to feeling fresh this spring
(BPT) - With springtime comes a sense of renewal. Each new season creates an opportunity to check in on your beauty routine and make updates that help you put your best self forward.'Getting into a spring state of mind isn't just about good glam,' said celebrity makeup artist Priscilla Ono. 'Spring... click to read more

Pandemic deepens gender divide by hindering retirement savings
(BPT) - Women have long lagged behind men in how much they can save for retirement, and the pandemic deepened the divide.Nearly 2 million women have left the workforce since 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many needed to help raise children or care for elderly relatives, but... click to read more

After two years, it’s time to resume health screenings and procedures, anesthesiologists advise
(BPT) - The pandemic caused massive disruptions in health care, from cancellation of elective surgeries to patients putting off critical screenings and procedures, including colonoscopies, mammograms, knee or hip replacement surgeries, and even in some cases more urgent heart procedures. As a conse... click to read more

Pandemic leaves chronic pain patients waiting for relief, survey finds
(BPT) - Severe back pain dominated Letha Baines' life for seven years, making everyday tasks like standing, climbing stairs and gardening difficult. Despite medications and even surgery, the pain persisted. And Letha is not alone. A new survey commissioned by Medtronic, a global leader in healthcar... click to read more

Protect yourself from Medicare scams: Learn how to spot and report Medicare fraud
(BPT) - Since 1965, Medicare has provided health care coverage to millions of Americans. Almost 64 million people in the United States were enrolled in Medicare as of October 2021, with more people becoming eligible and enrolling each year. Anyone on Medicare is at risk of Medicare-related fraud, a... click to read more

Universal design walk-in showers bring comfort and safety to the entire family
(BPT) - Do you want a bathroom update that will be stylish and functional for many years to come? More homeowners than ever are renovating using universal design principles that allow these spaces to serve people of varying ages and abilities. This provides numerous important benefits, including hi... click to read more

Extinguish home fire fears
(BPT) - Did you know there is one tool that you can keep on hand to make sure your home is ready for a fire emergency? Having fire extinguishers - and knowing how to use them - will allow you to act quickly should a fire start.'Many people may not know just how quickly a fire can start and spread i... click to read more

The water is calling: 4 easy ways to enjoy fun and freedom on a boat this summer
(BPT) - Ready to make the most of your summer? Grab your friends and family and get out on the water. Boating gives you the freedom to explore the outdoors and offers added wellness benefits. Studies show being on the water improves emotional health, relaxation and creativity.'The water is open to ... click to read more

Rally behind the GVHD community during Donate Life Month
(BPT) - Allogeneic stem cell transplantation, a type of stem cell transplant that uses stem cells from a donor and is used to treat certain types of cancers, can come with a lot of anticipation, questions, and concerns. While many will be cured of their cancer, some are faced with a new, incredibly... click to read more

6 steps to help you protect your vision
(BPT) - When improving your health and wellness, it's essential to take care of your eyes too. For African Americans, this is especially important because of increased risk factors for eye disease and vision loss.According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, glaucoma - a disease that damages ... click to read more

Is your garden thriving? Thank a breeder!
(BPT) - Today you don't need to be a horticultural expert to grow tasty tomatoes, mouth-watering watermelon or fragrant lilacs. Advances in breeding over the past decade have resulted in plants that are easier for home gardeners to grow. They are more disease resistant, weather tolerant and prolifi... click to read more

Curious about radical self-care? It's simpler than you think.
(BPT) - Self-care is a hot topic that often relates to activities like exploring a hobby or heading to the spa. But what happens when to-do's hijack your day and life is so busy that you can't even manage a basic self-care routine such as getting a full night's rest or pausing to sit down for a nut... click to read more

New documentary sheds light on rare, genetic disease that can take up to 15 years to diagnose
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It’s not too late: Clinical trial seeking participants with chronic Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)
(BPT) - Imagine living for years, sometimes decades, with debilitating eye symptoms that not only affect your day-to-day activities, but often get written off or misdiagnosed by doctors. This is the unfortunate reality for many people living with a rare autoimmune condition called Thyroid Eye Disea... click to read more

5 considerations that can help make preparing your taxes easier
(BPT) - Doing your taxes is not on anyone's list of favorite activities, but the good news is, there are things you can do to prepare for tax day that can help make the process a little more efficient. Whether you're getting ready to do your own personal taxes or helping a family member to do their... click to read more

A key cause of data loss — and how to protect yourself
(BPT) - Computer crashes. Cyber attacks. Viruses. Theft. Power outages. There are so many ways you can lose the precious data stored on your computer. But the greatest threat of all? You.'Human error is one of the main causes of data loss,' says Brian Pridgeon, Director of Product Marketing, Wester... click to read more

How wellness is driving all things home improvement
(BPT) - When you think about your health, eating well, exercising regularly and getting adequate sleep likely come to mind. What you may not realize is the dramatic influence your spaces have on your overall well-being, mentally and physically. This means for good health, you need to take a closer ... click to read more

How you can walk to make a difference for people with lupus
(BPT) - During a time when health and wellness are top of mind, many are looking for creative ways to boost their own well-being - and at the same time seeking opportunities to do something truly meaningful for others. Whether you or someone you care about is living with lupus or not, you can make ... click to read more

For Individuals with Prostate Cancer, “Creating Space” During Radiation Treatment Could Make All the Difference
(BPT) - Three years ago, Alex Lamb, an active retiree just shy of 80 years old, was happily preparing for a big move to be closer to his son. Then he received a prostate cancer diagnosis.'It was a total shock to me. I found out by going in for a regular check-up,' said Alex, who didn't experience a... click to read more

10 fishing tips so you’re ready to hit the water and start catching
(BPT) - You can smell it in the air. A warm, fresh breath of spring. And to you and millions like you, that can mean only one thing … fishing!Here are 10 tips from the fishing enthusiasts at Rapala, the world's best-selling fishing lure for the past 50 years, on what you can do now to be... click to read more

5 ways to make your home coffee experience even better
(BPT) - These days, everyone is seeking the best gadgets and products to help them savor their own home-brewed coffee, looking to enhance the flavor and even turn coffee making into a soothing daily ritual. Fortunately, there are many ways to enjoy your cup of joe that don't require more work - but... click to read more

Aspirin 101: What You Need To Know About This Foundational Therapy
(BPT) - There is no more familiar item in your medicine cabinet than a bottle of aspirin. In fact, aspirin has been sold for over a century as an over-the-counter medication and millions of people take aspirin. Aspirin is used to help treat pain associated with headaches and arthritis, and for feve... click to read more

Clear definitions of financial industry terms empower people to move beyond debt
(BPT) - If you're dealing with personal and unsecured debt, like credit cards or medical bills, navigating financial terms can be confusing. The terms describing the entire debt settlement industry are used interchangeably, misleading the consumer. It can be challenging to find the right solution f... click to read more

After-dinner drinks that will make you linger longer over the evening meal
(BPT) - Americans are discovering a long-held European secret: A delicious meal with friends and family is even better when you linger over after-dinner drinks. Whether you're enjoying restaurant dining or entertaining at home, savoring a drink following a good meal creates a memorable occasion.Cla... click to read more

Tips to know before buying an electric vehicle
(BPT) - Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasing in popularity as drivers consider the operating cost of owning an automobile as well as the environmental impact of their commutes. The number of electric vehicle models available has nearly doubled in the last few years and the market is getting charg... click to read more

Could importing medicine save you money? 5 facts about personal prescription importation
(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of having access to safe, reliable and affordable medications. This is especially critical for Americans with underlying medical conditions who struggle to afford medications. To offset rising drug costs, many Americans import pharmaceuti... click to read more

The insider's guide to surprise medical billing
(BPT) - Americans may be tired of hearing about COVID-19 but a slew of new healthcare regulations are significantly impacting how people are charged for healthcare services. On Jan. 1, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) kicked off the New Year by celebrating the consumer p... click to read more

4 myths about the rewarding profession of caregiving
(BPT) - The number of baby boomers, a demographic with 52 million people who are 65 and older, is projected to double by 2060. Many from this group will want to stay in their homes. In fact, a recent AARP study from November 2021 finds that 77% of older adults want to remain in their homes for the ... click to read more

In honor of Earth Day, make sure you’re disposing of medications properly
(BPT) - Did you know that in 2019 up to 200 pharmaceuticals were detected in the surface water, ground water and drinking water in the U.S., according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development? Unfortunately, conventional wastewater treatment plants are not designed nor equipped... click to read more

4 essential spring lawn care tasks
(BPT) - With spring on our doorstep, many homeowners are looking forward to spending time in their yards - but not before doing some spring cleanup. In a recent survey by TruGreen*, at least one-quarter of 2,000 survey respondents plan to start spring cleanup in March; April is the second-most popu... click to read more

Spring cleaning for your health: Are you at risk for pneumococcal pneumonia?
(BPT) - As the weather changes and seasons transition, you've probably already started spring cleaning or it's on your to-do list. But what are some of your health and wellness goals as you spring into 2022?For example, you could:Start or increase your exercise, such as yogaMake mindfulness a part ... click to read more

How you can help find a cure for Parkinson’s
(BPT) - Did you know, whether you have Parkinson's or not, you can make a difference in the future of brain health? Michael J. Fox, award-winning actor, author and founder of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), who himself has lived with the disease since 1991 at age 29, ... click to read more

The intersection between loneliness and social isolation
(BPT) - These past couple of years have been challenging in lots of ways and many people, particularly older adults, have felt the weight and impact of loneliness and social isolation.This has been especially true when staying home and sheltering in place has been recommended to increase safety. Wi... click to read more

Seeing clearly shouldn't be painful: The truth about contact lens intolerance
(BPT) - More than half the adults in the United States wear contact lenses or glasses to correct their vision. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a whopping 45 million people choose contacts. Contact lenses, which today include more comfortable materials and advanced techn... click to read more

With a rise in fraud and online theft, consumers must be vigilant
(BPT) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported receiving 5.7 million fraud reports in 2021, with consumers losing more than $5.9 billion to fraud, up from $3.3 billion the year prior. Furthermore, the coronavirus pandemic and rise in digital and online technologies have only exacerbated the ri... click to read more

A winter lesson about respiratory health inspires year-round attention
(BPT) - Jill loves learning. She has a natural inclination to find and share information. Her career in early childhood education is one way that she has been able to pursue this interest in her life. Another is in her enthusiasm for passing on invaluable information that could help others. Like so... click to read more

Shaky hands or something more? 5 must-know facts about essential tremor
(BPT) - Everyone has had shaky hands at times. Maybe it was because you were nervous or cold. Now imagine if your hands and potentially other parts of your body were trembling whenever you ran errands, ate lunch, or attempted other typical daily tasks. Challenges like these represent the reality fo... click to read more

A scammer in bank’s clothing: How to spot a bank imposter scam
(BPT) - By Nev Schulman in partnership with Zelle®With technology and mobile apps, consumers can virtually do anything from managing finances, health and schedules to dating. However, scammers now have more opportunities to tap into these virtual places, take our information and, worse, our... click to read more

Before COVID-19, There Was Tuberculosis
(BPT) - If you were to meet someone who works full-time as a dentist, spends the rest of her time with her husband and two young children and appears to be in good health, there would be no indication that just 10 years earlier she had been diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). When a Baltimore ... click to read more

5 ways to make working from home more comfortable
(BPT) - As many Americans have traded their work commute for a home office, interest has focused on creating more comfortable remote workspaces. Ergonomic furniture, acoustic soundboards and high-speed broadband technology are a few investments designed to make working at home more comfortable. But... click to read more

Learn how the Affordable Connectivity Program may help pay for your cell service
(BPT) - How are your savings goals for 2022 coming along? While lingering uncertainty and changes caused by the pandemic may have brought new challenges to our finances, there are many opportunities to make a positive impact on your personal money matters, especially for things you need most, such ... click to read more

5 tips to avoid phone scams
(BPT) - What do you do when your cell phone rings? If you automatically answer whether you recognize the caller or not, you aren't alone. But, chances are good that the person on the other end may be a scammer looking to trick you into giving out personal information.Vishing (or voice phishing) inv... click to read more

5 ways to build your credit history
(BPT) - Whether you just graduated or haven't been able to start building credit, you should know a lack of credit history can create difficulties down the road. Without a credit score or solid credit history, you may be unable to borrow money to buy a car, or could have trouble getting an apartmen... click to read more

Why you need to know about postbiotics in 2022
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What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer: Keys to Feeling Empowered
(BPT) - This content is sponsored and provided by Myovant Sciences and Pfizer Inc.For many, the beginning of the year signifies a fresh start, offering an opportunity to re-evaluate priorities and reflect on what is truly important in our lives, including our health. For example, annual check-ups a... click to read more

Better Path for Food Waste: Three Sustainable Steps for the Kitchen
(BPT) - By Joe Dillon | President, Emerson InSinkEratorAmericans spent more money on food at home than in restaurants in 2020, halting a restaurant spending trend that has been steadily rising over the past decade. This return to the home kitchen is likely to stay, as 7 out of 10 Americans say they... click to read more

With an ebbing pandemic, patients look to nurse anesthetists for their care
(BPT) - Throughout the nation, pandemic restrictions are easing as COVID-19 cases drop. By now, we are familiar with mask mandates and vaccine card requirements, but how has the pandemic impacted our healthcare delivery system?Recognizing the need for patients to receive the care they need, and hea... click to read more

5 tips for supporting brain health
(BPT) - As you get older, you might take steps to develop healthy habits, whether exercising, eating healthier or limiting your consumption of alcohol. But did you know that there are steps you can take to help with your brain health? Such preventive measures might even reduce the risk of Alzheimer... click to read more

Helping to support older adults with diabetes through coordinated care
(BPT) - Diabetes is one of the greatest health threats Americans face, especially as they grow older. It impacts an estimated 34 million adults in the U.S., and nearly 27% of those 65 and older are believed to have the disease. In addition, one-half of older adults have pre-diabetes.'Diabetes is a ... click to read more

If You are 50 and Older, You May be At Risk for Shingles. But You Can Take Action.
(BPT) - If you are 50 years of age or older, the virus that causes shingles is likely already inside of you. In fact, nearly all - 99% - of adults carry the virus that causes shingles, yet research has showed that only 7% of adults over 50 believed they were at an increased risk of developing the d... click to read more

3 ways sweet cherries support your winter wellness routine
(BPT) - Sweet cherries may conjure images of hot summer days, so who knew that they could be a year-round staple for good health? These sweet snacks provide just the wintertime boost needed to stay on track with any fitness and nutrition New Year's resolutions.Winter can pose a challenge to eating ... click to read more

4 steps to reach your saving goals
(BPT) - Whether you're planning for a short-term goal (e.g., emergency fund, home project) or a long-term goal (e.g., retirement), planning can help you succeed.'It's never too late to start making savings a priority. We want to help our members meet their short- and long-term goals, and there are ... click to read more

Heart health: A focus on fish
(BPT) - When it comes to heart health, lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise make a huge impact. As one of the most important organs in the body, keeping your heart in tip-top shape is essential. Luckily, according to registered dietitian Bianca Tamburello, foods that support a healthy heart ... click to read more

Older adults are more vulnerable in house fires – here’s what to do
(BPT) - Fire safety is important for all ages, but it's especially crucial for seniors. The more advanced in years, the higher the risk related to fire safety and evacuation.From January 1-31, 2022, adults aged 50 and older accounted for approximately 50% of known age fire fatalities in the U.S., a... click to read more

The true cost of an outage: How home standby generators add safety and savings
(BPT) - If you've experienced a power outage, you know how inconvenient it is. While a couple of hours without electricity may be a nuisance, any longer can become costly in many ways - and the level of impact depends on the length of the outage, which is completely out of your control.From the agi... click to read more

How the guarantees of whole life insurance can help secure your financial future
(BPT) - This year, many people are making financial wellness resolutions. From budgeting better to saving for a big-ticket item or investing more income into a 401(k), there are plenty of financial goals to choose. However, one that you've likely overlooked is whole life insurance.According to the ... click to read more

5 tips to keep your immune system strong this season
(BPT) - With health top of mind during cold and flu season, it's important to support your body's immune system. Fortunately, a number of lifestyle habits can boost your overall health, at the same time helping your immune system function as effectively as possible.Even if you do come down with a c... click to read more

Buying your first home: What you should know
(BPT) - The housing market has exploded since 2020. The pandemic fueled a house-buying frenzy with remote work and leaving large urban areas to live in different parts of the country is becoming more mainstream. According to the National Association of Realtors, 31% of all home purchases since 2020... click to read more

How to make deliveries to your home even more convenient
(BPT) - It's become a staple of everyday living these days-ordering all kinds of goods online and having them delivered right to your doorstep. While it's potentially the easiest and most convenient way to shop for a whole host of items, these home deliveries can sometimes come with problems, from ... click to read more

5 ways to ensure wellness year-round
(BPT) - With continued uncertainty stemming from the pandemic, maintaining overall wellness continues to be a priority for many to avoid burnout and languishing. If you're feeling unsure how to navigate life during this time, consider upping your routine by consuming nutritious foods that pack a pu... click to read more

4 reasons to plan your own funeral
(BPT) - At some point, most of us will need to make final arrangements for someone we will miss. Coupled with overpowering grief, making even the simplest decisions about a funeral or cremation service can be confusing and overwhelming, especially since those decisions often need to be made in the ... click to read more

Smart and simple bathroom updates for aging in place
(BPT) - Many changes come with age, but one thing most people agree they don't want to change is where they live. Aging in place is important to many people, and fortunately, some updates to frequently used rooms such as the bathroom can make a big difference in helping people stay safe and secure.... click to read more

A love story to inspire registrations and donations on National Donor Day
(BPT) - Meet David and Linda: Their first date was in Linda's apartment, writing a Sunday school lesson while making beef stroganoff. Linda decided that day that she would marry David. While it took David a little longer, he was smitten and four years later they were married and living out their lo... click to read more

Growth of technology makes it even more important to use a REALTOR
(BPT) - In one sense, technology has made real estate more accessible for both buyers and sellers. And yet, while everyone can see detailed property records on their phones or computer within seconds, not everyone can be a negotiator, price setter or resource. Home buyers and sellers can have diffi... click to read more

A Minimally Invasive Approach to Treating Enlarged Prostate
(BPT) - Like many healthy, active men in their 50s, Michael Brennan felt that age was just a number and didn't spend much time thinking about the health issues that older men often experience. But in 2006, he started noticing problems with urination, including the near-constant feeling of needing t... click to read more

How to pair food and wine in late winter and early spring
(BPT) - As the seasons change, so much of everyday life does, too. During the in-between months - when winter's chill is still in the air, but thoughts of spring are, too - it can be hard to figure out daily rituals like how to dress for the weather, manage busy calendars, and decide what's on the ... click to read more

Fred’s Story: Shining a Light on a Rare Bile Duct Cancer on World Cholangiocarcinoma Day
(BPT) - Sponsored by IncyteAlabama resident Fred didn't worry too much when he felt a kidney stone coming on. He'd had minor kidney stones before, so he knew what to expect. This time was different, though. When he noticed a large amount of blood in his urine, he called his doctor right away.The CA... click to read more

VA proposal removes physician anesthesiologists from surgery, potentially jeopardizing Veterans’ safety
(BPT) - The nation's Veterans deserve nothing less than the highest-quality surgical care. Yet a proposal by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) lowers the quality of care, potentially threatening the lives and safety of Veterans by eliminating physician anesthesiologists from the surgical... click to read more

Want to know the secrets of the world's healthiest people? Here they are
(BPT) - Every New Year's Eve, millions of people around the globe celebrate with the hope that next year will be better than the last. People of all ages set intentions to become better, healthier versions of themselves in January - only to be broken by nearly 80% right around … now.Well... click to read more

5 Ways to Boost Your Independence with AARP Benefits
(BPT) - The feeling of independence is empowering. From the first time we get behind the wheel with a driver's license to our first paycheck, the ability to conduct our lives without outside control or support builds confidence and self-esteem. However, as we age, challenges can arise that make it ... click to read more

3 ways to take care of your scalp and prevent hair loss
(BPT) - Hair loss is stressful. Some try to embrace it as an unavoidable aspect of aging, but most people would prefer their hair stayed on their head. An increase in shed strands caught in a brush or shower drain can be particularly disheartening for people who know hair loss runs in their family.... click to read more

Want to support your immune system? Explore all the unique flavors of citrus
(BPT) - Your health is top of mind, so you're always looking for simple ways to stay well, such as receiving vitamins through fresh citrus. To support your immune system, it's important to make mindful choices about what you eat, so you feel your best. Plus, eating wholesome foods like oranges prov... click to read more

A Snowbird’s Checklist: Tips for Seasonal Migration
(BPT) - For many Americans, after the winter holiday season ends, a seasonal migration officially starts. A 'snowbird' is someone who migrates to warmer climates each winter, until the spring or summer season. As temperatures dip, snowbirds typically head south to warmer locations like Florida, Ari... click to read more

Your DNA could unlock doors to better health
(BPT) - Did you know that all human beings are 99.9% identical in their genetic makeup? The remaining 0.1% of your DNA can tell an important story - like why your hair is curly or straight, whether you love or hate the taste of cilantro, and your genetic ancestry and origins.Most importantly, your ... click to read more

How many couples make long-term financial decisions together? Just 20%
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Addressing and improving health disparities begins with you
(BPT) - COVID-19 has hit some communities very hard. That has put new attention on a long-term problem in the United States - health disparities.Health disparities are differences in health that harm disadvantaged communities. Understanding what causes these differences is key to addressing them. D... click to read more

Ask HR: How to make the most of the current job market
(BPT) - If you look at the numbers, the past few months have been a great time to search for a new job.In the U.S., the number of available jobs in 2021 topped 10 million, which is a record high, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Despite so many open opportunities, 6.3 million Americans ... click to read more

3 ways to set yourself up for success this new year
(BPT) - Now is the perfect time to reflect on past resolutions and establish goals that will help you kick off the new year right. Maybe you want to travel, read more books, learn a new skill or take up a new hobby. Whatever resolutions you set, it's important to create life-long habits to support ... click to read more

Stair safety steps to prevent falls for the whole family
(BPT) - Locks, fire safety, storing dangerous items properly - these are things that likely come to mind when you think of home safety for your family. However, there's one thing in your home that everyone uses daily that poses a huge threat: stairs."You may never think of safeguarding your stairs,... click to read more

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