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July 1, 2022

5 tips to keeping your home clean with your furry friends in mind this summer
(BPT) - Summer is a great time for you and your pets to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. However, with people and pets coming in and out of your home more often, you'll find more dirt and mud tracked into your living space. Also, as the weather warms up, you may find that your fou... click to read more

It's time to invest in life insurance if you remember these 7 trends
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Help for older adults on a budget may be a few clicks away
(BPT) - Food and gas prices continue to rise, on top of record-high housing costs in many cities across the U.S. If you're an older adult who is already living on a tight budget, today's inflation can be particularly difficult. Fortunately, there are programs available that can help you save money ... click to read more

Looking for healthy summer activities? We have some ideas — including how to help protect yourself against pneumococcal pneumonia
(BPT) - With the arrival of summer, we can start to think about what makes the season special: time at the beach or by the water, enjoying the warmth with friends and family and - above all - being able to spend a lot of time outside.And, as we all have our own health priorities, we also need to th... click to read more

How a power outage can cost you money and what you can do about it
(BPT) - From the aging power grid to severe weather events, power outages lasting over an hour or two are increasing, no matter where you live. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, electricity customers experienced an average of eight hours of power outages in 2020, causing many... click to read more

Benefits of taking aspirin and the main reasons people take it
(BPT) - There is no more familiar item in your medicine cabinet than a bottle of aspirin. Aspirin has been sold for over a century as an over-the-counter medication and millions of people take it. Aspirin is used to help treat pain associated with headaches and arthritis, and for fever reduction.Pe... click to read more

Aspirin Still Recommended to Help Prevent Another Heart Attack or Ischemic Stroke
(BPT) - Aspirin is one of the most common, useful, and effective over-the-counter medicines in the world and has been trusted by physicians for more than 120 years but more and more people are confused when it comes to appropriate usage. This confusion is a result of recent media coverage around th... click to read more

Men under the influence of women are more likely to take better care of their health
(BPT) - Men are notorious for avoiding the doctor and ignoring warning signs when it comes to their health. New research confirms this isn't just a myth with 2 in 5 men saying they've put off seeing a doctor until their symptoms were urgent and 1 in 3 men avoiding the doctor altogether out of fear ... click to read more

3 ways to keep your bones healthy and strong
(BPT) - It's never too early (or too late) to take care of your bones. After all, your bones are the supporting structure that allow you to move every day and they protect your vital organs. According to the National Institutes of Health, bones store minerals, namely calcium and phosphorous, for la... click to read more

Style tips and secret tricks for staying fresh this summer
(BPT) - From beach days to girls getaways, the warm weather of summer provides opportunities to spend more time outdoors doing the activities you love. However, as you're making the most of the sunshine and warm breezes, you may notice you're not feeling as fresh as you normally do. The heat of the... click to read more

Entered a coverage gap? Don’t compromise your health by skipping blood thinners
(BPT) - Navigating insurance coverage, especially with recent changes to prescription drug plans, can be confusing and stressful. This may be true because of increasing out-of-pocket medical costs.A 2017 Agency for Health Care Quality (AHCQ) study found that 11.5% of low-income adults with 2 or mor... click to read more

How universal design principles are improving safety and increasing property value
(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

5 low-tech tips for keeping your home cool this summer
(BPT) - As homeowners consider ways to create more comfortable indoor living spaces, smart technologies are increasingly in the spotlight. Yet even the smartest technology will not deliver optimal comfort or energy efficiency if the 'basics' are not in place. 'Smart homes can only do so much, withi... click to read more

What's the best way to support international relief efforts? Cash
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Moving on a budget: Tips for relocating
(BPT) - There are a variety of reasons people may be looking to relocate - from downsizing their space, to being closer to family or to accommodate a lifestyle change. Budget is always an important consideration for any move, as costs can inevitably add up - both expected and unexpected.Most adults... click to read more

Against the odds: How farmers of color continue their legacies
(BPT) - The historical circumstances of minority landownership and agricultural enterprise create challenges for some farmers in the United States. Despite these hurdles, growers like Ryan Lankford and Christi Bland are determined to grow their family farms.Overcoming historical challengesFor Ryan ... click to read more

Study Available For Adults Living With Someone Recently Diagnosed With COVID-19
(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

Entertaining tips to make the most of your summer gatherings
(BPT) - As the summer season heats up, many people are eager to line up their summer social schedules, some for the first time in a while. Whether hosting a gathering, headed out for a night on the town or meeting up with friends for an outdoor event, taking the initiative to organize a fun, succes... click to read more

5 tips to get the best deals while shopping online this summer
(BPT) - Summer can bring a flurry of activities and experiences. Whether you're traveling to see friends and family, camping, going to the beach or simply enjoying outdoor summer activities, this time of year can quickly put a dent in your bank account.Shopping online can help make summer fun more ... click to read more

Enjoy summer celebrations without making a dent in your wallet
(BPT) - Now that the unofficial start to summer has come and gone, now is the time to start preparing for summer celebrations all season long. Shopping for the tastiest food, thoughtful gifts and festive party décor are essential to entertaining, but all those purchases can make a dent in your wall... click to read more

6 after-dinner drinks to try at your next get-together
(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

4 skills veterans bring as team members in civilian careers
(BPT) - Each year, the U.S. military generates thousands of professionals with highly specialized, transferable skills. Beyond technical and operational expertise, every service member gains skills that help keep teams afloat and foster cohesion and productivity, serving them well in their civilian... click to read more

The Hidden Cost of Debt on Your Mental Health and Tips to Overcome
(BPT) - 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-three people reporting debt has led to an ... click to read more

Summertime clean-up with design in mind
(BPT) - After months of snow and dreary rain, warm weather is an opportunity for new beginnings, new growth and deep cleaning. It seems every year that our houses are back to square one when it comes to summer cleaning, leaving us with the task of taking a year's worth of accumulated stuff and deci... click to read more

How to host with elegance: 7 timeless entertaining tips
(BPT) - Do you like to host get-togethers with friends? There's far more to throwing a dinner party than having friends over for a delicious meal. Every detail from the food to wine to lighting should set the mood and make your guests feel at ease.If you don't know where to start, Jordan Vineyard &... click to read more

Staying socially active may enrich mental fitness
(BPT) - When you think about exercise, you likely think about the physical health benefits of working out. Many people exercise regularly to lose or maintain weight, improve muscle tone and strength or increase flexibility.For seniors, physical activity can help them stay mobile and, as a result, s... click to read more

5 Ways to Boost Your Brain Health
(BPT) - As the control center for the body, keeping our brains healthy is important. While intellectual exercises, games, and brain teasers can provide a mental 'workout,' taking care of other systems within the body is critical to keeping our brains in shape. Best of all, you're probably doing man... click to read more

4 ways to protect yourself from phone scams
(BPT) - Have you received a call from a number you think you should know or recognize? Phone scams are only successful if a potential target answers the call so the scammer can initiate a conversation. Using advanced technology, scammers modify how phone numbers appear on your caller ID to trick yo... click to read more

Protect your vision with 7 habits for healthy retinas
(BPT) - Habits that support a healthy lifestyle come in many forms, like eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and keeping an eye on blood pressure and cholesterol levels. But did you know these and other healthy habits can also protect you from vision loss?Some of the leading causes of blin... click to read more

Salmon: Your secret to simple summer cooking
(BPT) - The summer heat calls for lighter dishes and less time in the kitchen. The key to tasty and simple warm weather dining is a meal that cooks quickly and doesn't heat up your home! One of the easiest, most nutritious (and delicious!) choices for summer is salmon. Registered dietitian, Bianca ... click to read more

Tips for managing and minimizing stress
(BPT) - Americans experience varying levels of stress for a wide variety of reasons and many struggle to find healthy ways to manage. Minimizing occasional stress is important as it can affect overall health and well-being. Stress can feel overwhelming at times but setting aside time to unwind each... click to read more

Spring into entertaining with these 3 tips for wine and food pairings
(BPT) - As the weather beckons you outdoors, it's exciting to start planning get-togethers - from block parties to barbecues. But don't just settle for the same-old, same-old. If you're looking for ideas and inspiration for the best food and wine pairings and unique cocktails that will get noticed,... click to read more

5 positive ways older adults can enjoy a balanced lifestyle
(BPT) - As you age, it may be challenging to keep your life feeling both balanced and positive. For example, keeping up with your own health and nutrition, changes to your professional career, and spending time with friends and family can all lead to stress, which may have a negative impact on your... click to read more

How to safely dispose of old medications and other household drugs
(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? Conventional wastewater treatment plants are neither designed nor equipped to fully r... click to read more

The rewards of family caregiving and how to make the most of it
(BPT) - If you're one of the 53 million Americans who are caregivers for a relative or friend, you already know it's a challenging job that often goes unrecognized. But you also know something others may not: Caring for a friend or family member can be one of the most rewarding things you've ever d... click to read more

The truth about retinol confirmed by a dermatologist
(BPT) - Retinol is often praised as a holy grail of a skincare ingredient, but there's a lot of confusion about the best ways to use retinol for maximum effectiveness without irritation. Understanding retinol better and having common questions answered can help you use this ingredient so your skin ... click to read more

Moved and bought a home? Here's what you should know
(BPT) - Much of the country is still in the middle of a red-hot real estate market. Home values are rising due to high demand and first-time homebuyers should be aware of how the value of their home impacts the way their premiums are calculated. Location and structure type are two examples of consi... click to read more

Older Americans Month: Am I too old to be an organ, eye and tissue donor?
(BPT) - May is Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate older Americans and their contributions while also raising awareness about aging and age-related issues. Beyond the time, experience and talents older Americans give to enrich their communities, many have also saved lives through organ, eye ... click to read more

The unexpected emotional burden of vision loss from geographic atrophy
(BPT) - Liz Tully loved to read. In addition to reading for her own pleasure, she enjoyed helping others and would regularly meet up with a friend to read the newspaper out loud because he could no longer read it himself. Then, in her early 60s, something changed.As she read the newspaper to her fr... click to read more

Four essentials every backyard ‘Staycation Station’ needs this summer
(BPT) - Picture this: You're floating in the pool, enjoying some relief from the heat while lunch is sizzling on the grill. You hear soft music, the gentle sound of sprinklers splashing and your kids getting along (finally). You could swear you're on a vacation miles away from home but believe it o... click to read more

How to create a sustainable grazing board with cheese
(BPT) - Cheese boards are a popular addition to any party or meal, and there's a good reason why. They're infinitely customizable to any theme, season or taste, and you can include items sure to please everyone's palate. Cheese boards also pair well with another popular trend: Sustainability.If you... click to read more

How movement can spark connections and help manage osteoarthritis pain
(BPT) - If you're coping with pain, such as joint pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA), you may feel like you've been sitting out on life. Pain can make you reluctant to participate in activities that you enjoy and miss out on connecting with those you love. But experts will tell you that if you can ... click to read more

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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