Natural, balanced and beyond: Making sense of dog food labels
(BPT) - Dogs are man’s best friend, so it’s only natural to want to give him the best care, from the veterinarian he goes to, right down to the food you put in his bowl every day. But in a world filled with an ever-expanding array of choices, it can be hard to make sense of it all. However, getting to know the meaning be...
Manage your COPD, don't let your COPD manage your life
(BPT) - Of the top five causes of death in the U.S., only one is increasing: COPD, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a progressive lung disease that makes it harder to breathe over time and can cause chronic coughing, wheezing or a constant tightness in your chest. When you have COPD, every breath can be difficult. Some patients say that it feels like breathing through a cocktail straw. Trouble breathing can impact your ability to do daily activities like gardening,...
Five common money management mistakes to avoid
Most people try to avoid making major mistakes when it comes to managing their money. But we’re all human, and even the most savvy money managers and budgeters aren’t immune from making a few money management blunders. Learn from the mistakes of others and try to avoid making these five common personal financial and mone...
Vital documents all adults should possess
Part of being a “grown-up” is making sure that you have a variety of important documents. Following are six important documents that every adult should possess and keep locked away in a secure place: 1. Last will and testament: If you have any assets whatsoever, then you should have a last will and testament prepared. Th...
Are you living beyond your means?
A report recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau paints a mixed picture when it comes to household debt in the U.S. On the positive side, the percentage of households holding some form of debt declined between 2000 and 2011 - from 74 percent to 69 percent. On the negative side the median amount of household debt incr...
Advanced breast cancer diagnoses lack sustainable support
(BPT) - More than half of American women living with advanced breast cancer feel support from friends and family is not as strong now as when they were first diagnosed, according to the global Count Us, Know Us, Join Us survey. American women with stage IV metastatic breast cancer and stage III locally advanced breast ca...
Get your 'fitness on' this summer to help your favorite park win big
The air is warm, the grass is green, and summer is officially here. What better place to enjoy the summer than at your favorite park? Parks offer endless opportunities for having fun in the sun. And whether it’s a game of catch with family or a bike ride with friends, getting active has never been more rewarding. This su...
The best lawn games for players of all ages
(BPT) - As long as the sun is shining, it’s time to get outside and enjoy that beautiful lawn you’ve been working so hard to maintain throughout the year. Barbecues and picnics are always a good excuse to get family and friends together but after you’ve finished eating you don’t want the kids (or the adults) wandering ba...
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May 24, 2010