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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.

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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 …

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 …
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 …

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.

New Treatment Options Help Put the Brakes on Childhood Myopia [Video]

(BPT) - If adults need their vision assessed before getting behind the wheel, then shouldn’t kids? The Global Myopia Awareness …

Seizures: Why a specific diagnosis can change everything

(BPT) - Zora had her first seizure when she was only six months old. Her dad, away on a trip, got an urgent call from the neighbor. Zora and her mother had just been rushed to the hospital in an …

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 …

Changing Cancer Research To Increase Equity (NAPSMI)—Overall, cancer deaths in America have fallen in the last several decades, but not everyone has benefited equally from advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment. Black people …
Increasing Diversity In Cancer Clinical Trials (NAPSI)—There’s good news, bad news and better news about combating cancer in America these days. The good news is there’s been an overall decline in U.S. cancer deaths since 1991. The …
Campaign Busts Myths About COVID-19 Vaccines by We Can Do This COVID-19  Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—Mississippi has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the nation. Myths and misinformation, which can spread …
Campaign Busts Myths About COVID-19 Vaccines by We Can Do This COVID-19 Public Education Campaign  (NAPSI)—Alabama has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the nation. Myths and misinformation, which can spread …
Campaign Busts Myths About COVID-19 Vaccines by We Can Do This COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—North Carolina has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the nation. Myths and misinformation, which can spread …
Campaign Busts Myths About COVID-19 Vaccines by We Can Do This COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—Tennessee has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the nation. Myths and misinformation, which can spread faster …
Time To Return To Regular Screening (NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on lives in more ways than many realize. For example, it meant too many Americans neglected getting the regular health testing—particularly cancer …
Finding Health Insurance Coverage Pre-Retirement (NAPSI)—More Americans may be looking to retire before age 65, according to several studies. However, they need to understand their financial needs, both long term and before age 65. This …
A Light For Those Still In The Dark (NAPSI)—Whatever happens with the new phase of the pandemic, and the glimmers of normalcy that bring joy and hope to many, the light at the end of the tunnel is difficult to see for many. This is …
Tips To Help You Stay Active And Become A Healthier You (NAPSI)—Following a challenging year, it may be difficult to get back into a healthy routine. Summer is a great time to think about what you can do to improve your health. Wherever you are on your …
What Should People With Diabetes Know About The COVID-19 Vaccine? (NAPSI)—With the three new COVID-19 vaccines widely available, millions of Americans have been encouraged to get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, as of …
Six Questions To Ask Your Doctor About COVID-19 Vaccines (NAPSI)—While most American adults have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, a lot of people still have questions. Everyone deserves to have access to factual information to …
A Critical Support System For Veterans (NAPSI)—There are certain aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic that many Americans may not have thought about. For example, one area that saw a sharp decline was volunteerism—placing heavy burdens on …
Keeping Your Kids Covered—Finding Health Insurance Post-Graduation (NAPSI)—Does your college graduate need health insurance? Perhaps this is the last thing you are asking yourself but may be among the most significant. About one in five people in their 20s do not …
Drug-free Ways To Deal With Morning Sickness (NAPSI)—The National Center for Health Statistics estimates 4 million babies will be born this year. If you’re having one of them, congratulations. If that one is causing you morning sickness, …
Cataract Surgery Saves An Avid Bowler’s Vision In Record Time (NAPSI)—If you ever have trouble seeing your way clear to getting your eyes checked, here’s a case to consider: Genida White could tell her vision was gradually getting worse, but she …
Free Professional Help For Family Caregivers (NAPSI)—There is good news for many individuals who care for a loved one living with an injury or illness connected to military service. They’re now eligible for free professional …
The State Of Gender Parity in the COVID Crisis: A Greater Need For Continued Diligence by Laurie Cooke, PGDip, RPh, CAE (NAPSI)—The groundswell of energy around gender parity and equity—in healthcare and in the larger world—has been palpable. Attention has reached an even …
Managing Chronic Kidney Disease: Take Charge Of Your Health (NAPSI)—Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious condition, affecting 15% of U.S. adults—an estimated 37 million Americans. Kidney disease can get worse over time and may lead to kidney failure …
Keep Your Air Clean (NAPSI)—People are increasingly concerned about dirt and germs these pandemic days, but many are neglecting an unseen area where airborne contaminants can lurk: the air ducts. Even in the …
BookTrib's Bites: Great Plots, Characters, History and Adventure (NewsUSA) "What's Not True" by Valerie Taylor  With the court date set for her divorce and the future she'd planned with a younger man presumably kaput, Kassie O'Callaghan …
Explore Your Local Trails, Enjoy Long-Term Health Benefits (NewsUSA) - Stress -- it's everywhere. But there is an easy form of stress reduction that is as simple as opening your front door. Spending time outside can help improve your physical and mental …
Cybersickness Is Real, But So Is Relief (NewsUSA) - The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to live most of their lives, including work, entertainment, and personal interactions, online. All this screen time has taken a …
Chemical-Free Air Purifier Protects Public Spaces By Heidi Splete, Senior Writer  For NewsUSA (NewsUSA) - Cooling towers, a key component on large buildings, require special levels of cleaning to control biocontaminants including …
Research Signals Five Major Trends for Post-Pandemic America (NewsUSA) - Despite challenges over the past year, more than half of U.S. adults are optimistic about the next six to 18 months, according to two nationwide surveys commissioned by the Contact Lens …
Keeping Kids Healthy & Hydrated (NewsUSA) -As we head into fall and go back to school, it's more important than ever to carry on with healthy hydration habits from the long, hot days of summer. The human body is made up of 50% …
Mental Wellness App Reduces Stress, Even for Those on The Go (NewsUSA) - The past year-and-a-half has brought unprecedented levels of stress to everyone, but parents in particular shouldered an extra load, as children's schedules (and emotions) were turned …
Have a Well-Fed Baby from Hospital to Home (NewsUSA) - All parents want the best for their babies, and that starts with the right nutrition. Some of the biggest challenges parents may face when bringing baby home are feeding time and tummy …
BookTrib's Bites: Spiritual Wisdom, Medicine for the Soul and Coming of Age (NewsUSA) "Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation" by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati The enlightening memoir of a reluctant spiritual seeker who finds much …
COVID-19 Info for People with Disabilities (NewsUSA) - Getting vaccinated is the most important step we can all take to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19, but for many people with disabilities, getting vaccinated has proven …
On the Trail of A Killer (NewsUSA) - Lung cancer kills more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. To address this, new federal recommendations have nearly doubled the number of Americans eligible …
El Control de la Presión Arterial Comienza con Una Medición Precisa (NewsUSA) - Casi la mitad de los estadounidenses adultos presenta presión arterial alta y quizás usted no sepa que también la tiene hasta sufrir complicaciones, como un ataque …
Yale OB/GYN Offers Helpful Tips to Prep for Pregnancy (NewsUSA) - Following a significant drop in babies born in the last year, some forecasters are now predicting a 'mini baby boom' in 2022. If you are now considering starting or growing your family, …
Stroke Survivors with Aphasia May Be Able to Recover Language Skills (NewsUSA) - More than 86% of people surveyed in the U.S. have never heard the term "aphasia." Aphasia is a language disorder that impairs the ability to communicate. People with aphasia may …
BookTrib's Bites: Four More Great Summer Reads (NewsUSA) "Shooting Out The Lights" by Kim Fairley Fans of "When Breath Becomes Air," by Paul Kalanithi and the popular 2016 film Manchester by the Sea won't want to miss …
COVID-19 Leaves Lasting Impact on Heart Health (NewsUSA) - As the threat of COVID-19 continues, doctors and patients are considering the long-term impact of the pandemic on public health, especially heart health. The American Heart …
Diabetics Now Have More, Diverse Beverage Choices (NewsUSA) - Today's consumers are looking for beverage choices that offer far more than just great taste. Whether for increased energy or hydration, the "functional beverages" category is …
Healthy Tips For Going Back to the Office Post-COVID (NewsUSA) - Offices around the country are finally opening back up. According to census.gov, more than a third of Americans are still working from home , but the number of people getting back into …
Blood Pressure Control starts with Measuring Accurately (NewsUSA) - High blood pressure occurs in almost half of American adults, and you may not know you have it until you experience complications, such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, vision …
BookTrib's Bites: Mystery, Touching Memoir and Essential Health Info (NewsUSA) "The Imposter" by David Temple Detective Pat Norelli proved to her co-workers, her family, and herself she had what it takes to become a first-class detective. In …
Show Your True Colors to Support Alopecia Areata (Family Features) Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that's more common than many people think.
Living with Alopecia Areata (Family Features) Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune condition that causes hair loss on the scalp, face and other areas of the body.
Raising the Bar for Alopecia Areata (Family Features) Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune condition that causes hair loss on the scalp, face and sometimes other areas of the body.
5 Simple, Natural Ways to Boost Immunity (Family Features) Your body's immune system protects against illness and infection, fighting off threats before you even know there's a problem.
One Woman's Optimistic Outlook After A HER2 Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis (Family Features) When Julie J. isn't gardening, she's working as a hairdresser, which she finds "artistic and feeds the soul." She also faces a challenge that more than 150,000 other people in the U.S. also face, according to the American Cancer Society - Julie is living with metastatic breast cancer.
What You Need to Know About Your Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Care (Family Features) A lung cancer diagnosis can bring a host of emotions and questions, and "now what?" is one of the first.