Health & Wellness
Digestive tract not on track? [Infographic]
A new survey from Dannon found that ninety-three percent of Americans agree that digestive health is closely linked to well-being, but many people don't know how to keep their digestive system on track. Here is some information on steps we can take to improve our digestive health, including easy changes to the foods we buy and eat.
The right home tools for a healthier lifestyle
(BPT) - Even with the best intentions, many of us who resolve to live a healthier lifestyle in 2013 will fall back into old, familiar habits much sooner than we would like. To maintain motivation and create a routine that is both sustainable and effective, it’s important to invest in the right tools for every room in yo...
Boomers and beyond: A 5-step action plan for keeping your heart healthy
(BPT) - More baby boomers and older adults are taking a proactive approach to heart health. Living a heart-healthy lifestyle in your golden years and dealing with any type of diagnosis head-on is the smart way to keep your heart pumping strong for many years to come. Following these five easy steps can help you take con...
TV tip-overs a hazard for young children
(BPT) - Many homes have new TVs decorating the living room, bedroom, den and even the kitchen. These TVs often feature the latest wide, flat screens, which give viewers great definition and clarity. But while they provide a beautiful viewing experience, flat screen TVs are top-heavy on a narrow base, and they can easily...
Active resolutions: How to go from sore to more
Every year, about two-thirds of Americans resolve to get fit or lose weight. Unfortunately, 73 percent give up within six weeks, according to a survey by Harris Interactive. While time and commitment are often to blame, many fitness experts suggest sore and fatigued muscles have a lot to do with why we lose steam in a n...
You are unique - your nutrition should be too
(BPT) - Remember when you were a child and the world was big – full of adventure and possibility? You ate your favorite cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner and at the end of every day, your mom would make you take those little multi-flavored vitamins usually shaped like a popular cartoon character. You didn’t necessa...
Winning weight loss tips
(BPT) - Winter can stretch for a very long time in many areas of the country, and with the extensive cold often comes the temptation to let weight loss goals fall by the wayside. If you’ve set out to lose weight and get healthy in 2013, but are not sure how to keep going another month, much less the rest of the year, t...
Chronic pain sufferers urged to seek safe relief from pain physicians
(BPT) - When a person is in pain, he or she will seek options to attempt to reduce or eliminate the pain. For minor pains like headaches, muscle aches and small wounds, often over-the-counter drugs can help reduce suffering. But people with chronic pain may have to search for other solutions. More than 100 million Amer...
Women: What to do when 'normal' doesn't apply to your monthly cycle
(BPT) - Many women think they suffer from heavy monthly periods and don’t realize that they have a medical condition. A recent TNS survey of 1,200 women revealed that one in 10 women reported they endure heavy monthly periods. Women stated that they feel embarrassed during this time of the month and that it interferes ...
Flu season alert: Simple ways to protect yourself and others
Germs are everywhere and, because we can’t see them, it makes it that much easier to catch a cold or the flu. Due to such a hard-hitting flu season this year, it’s even more important to take precautions to help you and your loved ones stay healthy. With a few simple steps, you can protect yourself in a matter of minute...
Advanced breast cancer community advocates for more support
(BPT) - A breast cancer diagnosis at any stage can be devastating. However, women with advanced breast cancer are also faced with the overwhelming reality that they must begin additional therapy, or that they will receive treatment for the remainder of their lives. There are an estimated 150,000 women in the United Stat...