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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.

Breast Cancer Awareness for Self-Care and Wellness

(BPT) - Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women (except for skin cancers), with the American Cancer Society estimating that 281,550 new cases will be diagnosed this year. …

New option offers improved postoperative pain management while reducing the need for opioids

(BPT) - Ahead of surgery, it is normal to have a running list of questions. Those questions likely include learning more about the surgical procedure, the possible complications, and the pain …

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 …

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 …
Untreated Vision Loss Can Speed Cognitive Decline (NAPSI)—There’s a reason you shouldn’t skip your routine eye exam—and many people don’t even know about it. A growing body of research shows that vision loss can affect how well your brain …
Innovative Retirement Healthcare Solution Supports Retirement Preparedness (NAPSI)—According to the Social Security Administration, there are 65 million retirees in the U.S. If you or someone you care about is among them—or you expect to be someday—there could be good …
What You Need To Know About The Delta Variant And Three Easy Ways To Stay Safe by We Can Do This COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—The Delta variant is the most contagious form of COVID-19 in the United States and currently accounts for nearly all new cases. As …
What You Need To Know About The Delta Variant And Three Easy Ways To Stay Safe by We Can Do This COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—The Delta variant is the most contagious form of COVID-19 in the United States and currently accounts for nearly all new cases. As …
What You Need To Know About The Delta Variant And Three Easy Ways To Stay Safe by We Can Do This COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—The Delta variant is the most contagious form of COVID-19 in the United States and currently accounts for nearly all new cases. As …
What You Need To Know About The Delta Variant And Three Easy Ways To Stay Safe by We Can Do This COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—The Delta variant is the most contagious form of COVID-19 in the United States and currently accounts for nearly all new cases. As …
A Straight Smile Is A Healthy Smile (NAPSI)—Your dental health professional would like you to get something straight: Your smile. A tidy row of straight teeth will not only make your smile look great and boost your confidence, it can …
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 …
The Human Condition: A Pathway to Peace and Fulfillment (NewsUSA) In his philosophical treatise, "The Human Condition," author Bob Yari offers a pathway to fulfillment and happiness based on a balanced lifestyle, a positive attitude, and …
End Agonizing Mouth Pain the Natural Way (NewsUSA) - People suffer from oral pain for a variety of reasons -- a cavity that needs to be filled, sensitive gums, canker sores, dry socket or, most commonly, a nagging toothache. Oral pain …
BookTrib's Bites: A Potpourri of Great Reads (NewsUSA) "Good Grief -- A Journey from Loss to Love" by Valerie D. Swinton and Fred J. Kirby Jr.  If you lost a loved one to death and wonder how, when, or even if you should …
4 Child Safety Ideas That Help Bring Peace of Mind to Parents (NewsUSA) - For busy parents, keeping a baby or toddler away from problem areas in the home can be an ongoing challenge. September is Baby Safety Month, and an important reminder for parents to look for potentially unsafe areas in the home
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% …
Comparing Medicare Plans Could Save You Money (Family Features) Medicare's Open Enrollment period gives everyone with Medicare the opportunity to make changes to their health plans or prescription drug plans for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2022.
COPD and the Workplace: Know Your Risks and Take Action (Family Features) Workers in some jobs, like mining, manufacturing, housekeeping, farm work and vehicle repair, carry higher risks for work-related COPD than others. If you work in a job that carries risks like these, there are things you can do to protect yourself.
Understanding the Risks of Work-Related COPD (Family Features) Long-term exposure to pollutants like dusts, fumes, smoke and other chemical gases can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Learn more about the risks and potential solutions.
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.
Diagnosing and Treating HER2 Positive Advanced Gastric Cancer (Family Features) Gastric cancer, which typically occurs when cancer cells form in the lining of the stomach, is the fifth most common cancer worldwide and fourth-leading cause of cancer death, according to the World Health Organization.

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