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How to winter-proof your shower routine

(BPT) - The cold weather can really do a number on your skin. To help combat winter dryness, Olay Body joined forces with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sheila Farhang who offers tips for winter-proofing your shower routine.

What Would You Do If Your Child Had a 1 in a Million Rare Disease?

(BPT) - Imagine learning immediately after the birth of your child that they have an extremely rare condition for which your local hospital is completely ill equipped to handle (through no fault of their own). That’s exactly what happened to Clara and her mom and dad.

The Tipping Point: A Journey With a Rare Disease

(BPT) - Rick, a beloved grandfather, was enjoying retirement following a 40-year career as a respected high school teacher, coach and mentor. When he started noticing changes in his body – a painful and persistent numbness in his hands and feet, and some digestive symptoms . . .

Free inTransition program reduces barriers to psychological care for service members and veterans

(BPT) - Service members and veterans run the risk of disengaging from psychological health care during times of transition. The inTransition program, through the Defense Health Agency, provides a path to mental health care for service members and veterans going through a ‘transition’ in their lives. Whether returning from deployment, changing duty stations, or even starting care for the first time, inTransition is available to anyone who has ever served regardless of category of discharge or length of service. For more information, visit.

5 simple tips to keep heartburn at bay

(BPT) - Heartburn can come on unexpectedly. That uncomfortable burning sensation in the center of your chest can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.Fortunately, there are a few easy …

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Prostate Cancer Screenings on the Decline with Concerns Surrounding COVID-19: What Men Should Know

(BPT) - In the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic, many areas of the country banned nonessential medical procedures in an effort to slow the spread of the disease. As a result, many physicians saw …

Are you familiar with some of the symptoms of AFib, a condition that increases risk of stroke by ~5x?

(BPT) - Did you know that symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, chest pain, or light headedness could be indicators of a potentially serious condition?1 Although these symptoms could be perceived as …

Uniformed Services Members: Help Protect Your Family With The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

(NAPSI)—The prospect of needing long term care may be far from your mind today, but circumstances can change. A long term care event can happen at any age, and the potential financial and emotional …

Your Ophthalmologist Is Ready To See You

(NAPSI)—When ophthalmologist Ruth Williams, MD, opened her office after shutting down early in 2020 due to the pandemic, she was surprised to see how many people had developed serious eye problems …

COVID-19 And “Sandwich Generation” Caregivers

(NAPSI)—The Sandwich Generation, named for the population of Americans caring for both their school-aged children and an aging parent or other relative, has been uniquely affected by the COVID-19 …

A Tool To Save Lives

(NAPSI)—Heart disease is a leading cause of death for all Americans, but the death rate is higher for African American men and African American women of all ages than for whites. To help community …

Three Surprising Ways To Save

(NAPSI)—According to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), there are currently about 77 million people age 60 and older in the U.S. Another 61 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease …

Protect Your Financial Future: How To Secure Your Dream Retirement

(NAPSI)—Many pre-retirees spend their lives putting the needs of their loved ones first. While the support you provide to family and friends is invaluable, it’s important to also prioritize …

Support For People With Disabilities On The Journey To Work

(NAPSI)—About 40.7 million Americans have some kind of disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you or someone you care about has a disability, you may wonder what it means for …

Tiny Teeth Are A BIG Deal

(NAPSI)—With more than half of the state’s third graders having experienced tooth decay, the Tooth Fairy is canvassing the state—virtually—to help improve the dental health habits of her …

Are you familiar with some of the symptoms of AFib, a condition that increases risk of stroke by ~5x?

(BPT) - Did you know that symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, chest pain, or light headedness could be indicators of a potentially serious condition?1 Although these symptoms could be perceived as …

Five Tips for Seniors When Choosing Online Workout Classes

(NewsUSA) - The first month of the New Year is galloping by and many folks are still sorting out their goals and resolutions for 2021. Hooray for you if you've already set your goals. For those …

American Heart Association Issues Call to Live Fierce

(NewsUSA) - Despite the devastating toll of COVID-19, heart disease remains the no. 1 cause of death in the U.S and worldwide. The American Heart Association, the leading global volunteer …

Three Ways to Change Attitudes About Race

(NewsUSA) - Awareness of racism increased as Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country last summer. In response, psychoanalysts suggest three ways to change attitudes about race -- …

How to choose the best face mask

(BPT) - Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, you have probably wondered what kind of face mask provides the most effective protection but is also easy and comfortable. You have probably also …

Support Immune Systems with Hearty, Wholesome Dishes

If feeding your family wholesome meals is a daily goal, keep in mind you can serve up tasty foods that also feed your immune system by including ingredients like mushrooms.

Spotting Signs of Disease Progression at Holiday Gatherings

(BPT) - Sponsored and Developed by Neurocrine BiosciencesThe holidays are a whirlwind of joyful chaos – traveling, cooking, gratitude, and time with those we love. For families and friends of …

A mother’s life with lung cancer

(BPT) - While Lysa Buonanno was completing her training as a radiology technologist, she started experiencing intense back pain. Since her work often involved lifting and moving patients, she assumed …

How to Smooth 'Crepey' Skin on Arms and Legs

(NewsUSA) - Managing the effects of skin aging includes tackling the common complaint of skin crepiness. Crepiness refers to a sagging appearance caused in part by lack of moisture in the skin; women …

Poems That Can Help With Healing In Hard Times

(NAPSI)—You may be able to bring some comfort to your friends and family members who have been grieving a loss in these difficult days.  Poetry And Emotion There’s a new book that …

6 Myths About Pet Allergies

(NewsUSA) - By gaining a better understanding of the allergies caused by pets, you may be able to find a healthier coexistence with your furry friend. According to The Humane Society, 62 percent of …

Choosing The Perfect Personal Trainer by Gini Grimsley, MS, CSCS (NAPSI)—Exercising with a personal trainer has transformed from a luxury amenity into a highly effective lifestyle routine in many people’s health and fitness …
Tips And Tricks To Make 2022 The Year You Quit Tobacco For Good (NAPSI)—For many, the past year has been a reminder that they can take important steps in taking charge of their own health and well-being. Now that it’s time for new resolutions, making a …
Medicare Open Enrollment Offers Opportunities to Access Affordable Fitness Programs (NAPSI)—Millions of older adults are making important decisions about their health insurance coverage—including fitness and wellness benefits—during Medicare Open Enrollment. Seniors and other …
Holiday Fitness Survival Guide: Make A Plan To Improve Your Core Body Fitness (NAPSI)—During this season of family, friends and food—lots of food—now can be a great time to consider changing up your home fitness regimen and workout plans. One consideration is to …
Small Steps Can Make A Big Difference In Preventing Diabetes (NAPSI)—Prediabetes is a serious medical condition that, if untreated, can put you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. But the good news is that by making …
How Blood Donations Help Save Lives (NAPSI)—A lifeline.  That’s how Lydia Langford views the monthly blood transfusions she gets. “If I don’t get that blood, then I’m going to die,” Langford said. “And it …
You Can Help Save A Life (NAPSI)—Being a hero and helping repair the world may be easier than many people realize. How? Become a blood stem cell or marrow donor, volunteer or a supporter. The Problem Every three …
A Change Of Heart On COVID-19 Vaccination (NAPSI)—Stephanie Bramlett of Winder, Georgia, is one of many in the Southeast region who has experienced the effects of COVID-19 firsthand. Earlier this year, when the entrepreneur and mother of …
Midwestern Doctor Cares For Rural Community Amid Rise In COVID Cases (NAPSI)—In rural Kansas, Dr. Kristina Darnauer is one of only four doctors practicing in Rice County. She is also the only family medicine doctor practicing in Sterling, where she lives with her …
Oral Health Affects Overall Wellness; Ensure Dental Services Are Used (NAPSI)—If you’re like most people, health and wellness have been at the forefront of your mind these days. And if you’re currently dealing with a medical condition, you can still have the …
Healthy Suggestions for the New Year from GOLO (NewsUSA) - As we turn the page on 2021, now is the perfect time to review your health and fitness plans for the New Year. That's right, a brand-new year full of healthy possibilities is here, and …
Music and Dance Drives New Blood Pressure Campaign (NewsUSA) -Approximately half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, but many don't know it, according to the American Heart Association. A new public service campaign from the American Heart …
Crystal Skin Products Reveal Clear Complexions (NewsUSA) - -It's winter, the air is dry, and your skin may be feeling as dull and tired as used wrapping paper. Microdermabrasion, a skin-brightening and exfoliating technique to remove dead skin …
Healthy Eating for a Happy Heart (NewsUSA) - When stress hits hard as it has during the pandemic, many of us eat more, and less-than-healthy comfort foods may be the treats we reach for first. But an unhealthy response to stress can …
Your Winter Weight Loss Guide (NewsUSA) - In winter, it seems like life slows down in a variety of ways. Maybe that's because we need a break after the busy holiday season or because we have a natural urge to …
New Year's Resolution: Take Care of Your Heart (NewsUSA) -People make New Year's resolutions to create positive change, from finances to fitness to focus. This year, consider a resolution that could save your life: listen to your heart. In the …
Your Pain Medication May Impact Your Blood Pressure (NewsUSA) -Many people routinely reach for over-the-counter pain medications for immediate pain relief, especially during cold and flu season. Individuals also may reach for these medications to …
COVID Remains Focus for Health Officials Despite Rise in Opioid Epidemic By Brad Bauer, Senior Vice President, Bamboo Health (MWW) - Understandably, COVID continues to be a high priority for healthcare workers, public officials and the media. However, it has also drawn …
Health Officials Still Focused on COVID, Despite Rise in Opioid Epidemic By Brad Bauer, Senior Vice President, Bamboo Health (MWW) - While COVID rightly remains a high priority for healthcare professionals, public officials, and the media, the pandemic has drawn …
Dietary Supplements Can Support Your Immune System (NewsUSA) - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues after nearly two years, people continue searching for new ways to take control of their health and support overall wellness. This interest in self-care …
Make 2022 Your Year (Family Features) A new year isn't just the turning of a calendar page; it's a new beginning and a perfect opportunity to recommit to yourself. This year, give yourself permission to make your physical and mental wellness a top priority with products like these.
4 Steps for Recovery and Daily Living After a Stroke (Family Features) In the weeks and months immediately following a stroke, an early rehabilitation program offers the best possible recovery outcomes. Starting the path toward rehabilitation as soon as it's medically safe allows stroke survivors to mitigate the lasting effects.
Fighting the Flu: 3 tips to protect your health (Family Features) When most people hear about vaccines these days, the first thing that comes to mind is COVID-19. However, vaccines also help prevent other serious illnesses like the flu, especially for those at higher risk.
Make Mealtime Easy with Simple Ingredients (Family Features) Maintaining healthy habits and managing schedules for the entire family is often easier said than done. When you're strapped for time, look for food and ingredients with versatility that allow you to balance nutrition with flavor.
What New Moms May Not Know About Bladder Leaks (Family Features) Many new moms are surprised when they experience bladder leaks, but they're more common than you may think.
Managing Blurry Near Vision As You Age (Family Features) If you find yourself using a brighter light to read, holding your favorite book at arm's length, or squinting to see up close, you are not alone. As you age, it's important to care for your eye health with steps like these.
5 Ways to Help Reduce the Risk of Birth Defects (Family Features) There are steps you can take to increase your chances of having a healthy, full-term pregnancy and baby - and part of that includes learning about birth defects. To help prepare for a healthy pregnancy and baby, consider these tips.
Protecting Your Lungs Can Start with a Scan (Family Features) If found in its earliest stage, however, lung cancer is more likely to be successfully treated, according to the American Cancer Society. In fact, detecting lung cancer in its early stages can make the survival rate as high as 90%.
5 Easy Ways to Enhance Digestive Health (Family Features) As your social schedule picks up steam and you attend more social gatherings and celebrations, you may find yourself with an unexpected issue: digestive troubles. Problems like this can have a negative impact on your overall wellness, so it's important to make healthy digestion a priority. Take steps to protect and nurture your digestive health with these tips.
Prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy (Family Features) There are steps you can take to increase your chances of having a healthy, full-term pregnancy and baby - and part of that includes learning about birth defects. To help prepare for a healthy pregnancy and baby, consider these tips.

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