Health & Wellness
Affected by diabetes? Important facts and developments you should know
(BPT) - A disease so prevalent that it is labeled an epidemic in America, diabetes affects nearly 26 million children and adults, according to the American Diabetes Association (the Association). As this number grows, so does the urgency of finding a cure. Health experts around the world research type 1, type 2 and ges...
Women athletes have races geared just for them
(BPT) - Women are busier than ever these days - the latest report from RunningUSA says women account for nearly eight million U.S. road-race finishers, with the number continuing to climb. For many women, running provides an opportunity to take a break from the challenges of work, family and other stress to be their bes...
Food for thought: Cutting back on salt may cause you to eat more
(BPT) - Our bodies naturally crave salt, a necessary nutrient, and research shows that we gravitate to the amount we need for our bodies to function properly. Salt deficiency has been linked to a host of health concerns, including insulin resistance, increased risk of heart attacks and reduced cognition. But what if eat...
Tart cherries may help naturally manage pain [Infographic]
According to a growing body of research, tart cherries may help athletes reduce muscle damage and exercise-related pain to recover faster from a tough workout. It’s the antioxidant compounds in tart cherries – called anthocyanins – that are linked to reducing pain and inflammation, and at levels comparable to some well-known pain medications. Available year-round in dried, frozen and juice forms, tart cherries are a convenient and flavorful way to manage pain – from topping oatmeal or a sala...
Do you really know who is providing your medical care?
(BPT) - Whether you’re being treated for a minor injury or undergoing major surgery, it’s likely you’ll encounter not just one, but a team of health care professionals. While having multiple professionals working to provide you with the highest quality and safest care eases some fear, it also can cause confusion. When u...
Simple ways older drivers can save money on auto insurance
(BPT) - Are your auto insurance premiums too high? Maybe they are, but not for reasons you might think. Insurance companies aren’t charging you higher premiums because you’re in an over-50 age group. You may be paying too much because you haven’t done anything to lower the cost of your premiums. Check out these money-sa...
Summer sandals: Pairing what we want with what we need
(BPT) - While stylish for men and women, you may be surprised to learn wearing most flip-flops can hurt or even injure your feet. The flip-flop, an icon of summer, has for decades been the easy choice for warm weather and weekends on the go; however, it isn’t always the most supportive or healthy choice. Though we’ve c...
Melanoma facts [Infographic]
Melanoma is the most serious and deadly form of skin cancer, and metastatic melanoma is when the disease has spread to other parts of the body. The National Cancer Institute estimates that in 2013, there will be more than 76,000 new cases of melanoma and close to 9,500 deaths in the United States from the disease. Approximately half of all people with metastatic melanoma have a BRAF mutation, which is an abnormal change in a gene that can enable some melanoma tumors to grow and spread. Melan...
Better sex for better health
(BPT) - Listen up ladies, there’s a sexual paradox. Just as you’re getting older and when - for some - sex may not be a priority, that is exactly when you need it most. Indeed, a recent study released this May suggests as many as six in 10 women - ages 55 to 65 - avoid sexual intimacy. Yet, sexual activity is good for...
Tips to protect your pet - and your home - from fleas and ticks
(BPT) - Fleas and ticks are on every pet owner’s radar when warm weather flourishes. This is the season when both pets and people are itching to get outside, but without proper protection, four-legged friends can end up itching even more. However, if fleas and ticks take hold, and an infestation starts, this seasonal co...
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May 24, 2010