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(BPT) - As several recent events have amplified issues of social injustice, more and more people are starting and participating in conversations on how to make the world a better place. While these conversations may be difficult at times, it’s critically important to have them. Read More

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(BPT) - Annual enrollment for Medicare ends Dec. 7, so now is the time to check your plan and update coverage for the coming year. While many people stick to the same plan they have used in the past, subtle changes can leave you second guessing what is best for your personal situation. Read More

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(BPT) - At first thought, it would appear that Cherie, age 50 from Chicago, Illinois, and Leanne, age 62 from White Plains, New York, don’t have much in common. Cherie enjoys exploring the outdoors and traveling with her husband, while Leanne, a financial advisor, enjoys making jewelry, cook… Read More

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(BPT) - Face it, this is a stressful time. Everyone is coping with a lot — from anxiety about the pandemic and financial worries to stress around work and family schedules, and so much more. According to a CDC survey this June, over 30% of the respondents reported symptoms of an anxiety or d… Read More

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(BPT) - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells. It first gained national attention as Lou Gehrig's disease, named after the famous baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS in 1939. To date, the cause of ALS is unknown, and there is … Read More

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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant disruption in cancer care and treatment.1 As the leading cause of cancer death in the US, the potential impact on lung cancer is especially alarming.2,3 Recent studies predict a significant increase in the number of cancer deaths over th… Read More

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(NAPSI)—Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common liver diseases in the United States. NAFLD is typically a silent disease with few or no symptoms, and most people have no complications. However, some people could develop serious complications such as cirrhosis or li… Read More

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(NewsUSA) - With COVID-19 still looming this fall, the upcoming flu season will be more challenging and complicated than in years past. Flu vaccine manufacturers recently projected they will provide as many as 198 million doses this year, surpassing the record set by last winter's flu season… Read More

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(NewsUSA) - Making a choice now that will provide you with the best possible healthcare coverage in 2021 can be stressful. People with Medicare face this decision during the Annual Election Period, from October 15 through December 7. While we can't fully predict the future or our potential h… Read More

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(NewsUSA) - Do you have high blood pressure? According to the American Heart Association (AHA), approximately half of American adults have high blood pressure (hypertension), but the majority (75 %) do not have it under control. Read More

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(BPT) - Did you know that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men globally will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture? In fact, an osteoporotic fracture is estimated to occur every 3 seconds. That’s nearly 8.9 million fractures annually, but the good news is there are many ways to help prevent osteoporos… Read More

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(NewsUSA) - La esclerosis lateral amiotrófica (ELA) es una enfermedad neurológica mortal que ataca las células nerviosas. Inicialmente captó la atención nacional como la enfermedad de Lou Gehrig, llamada así por el famoso jugador de béisbol a quien se le diagnosticó ELA en 1939. Hasta la fec… Read More

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(BPT) - In the spring of 2016, Kate was excitedly preparing for the rites of passage most high school seniors look forward to — prom, graduation, turning 18 and getting ready for college. What she wasn’t preparing for was a chronic illness diagnosis.It started out as a small patch of dry ski… Read More

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(Family Features) Halloween is going to look different this year for many, and you might be looking for costume inspiration for you and your furry quarantine companion along with ways to celebrate virtually at home. You don’t have to have a black cat or werewolf to celebrate the spooky holid… Read More

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(Family Features) Whether this back-to-school season calls for at-home learning or heading back to the classroom, busy evenings are likely a constant for many families. One way to relieve stress and hit reset on hectic times is by enjoying a meal around the table with loved ones. Read More

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(Family Features) If it feels as though your life is too busy, you're not alone. Many families experience the feeling of constant busyness, but there are ways to save time around the house and lift some of those burdens. Read More

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(Family Features) During the COVID-19 pandemic, staying healthy is top of mind. For individuals at risk for or diagnosed with COVID-19, the addition of new treatments may pose another medical danger: adverse drug events (ADEs). ADEs cause an estimated 150,000 deaths per year in the United St… Read More

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(Family Features) Family caregivers of people with illnesses, injuries or disabilities sometimes spend more time thinking about those they care for than themselves. It’s important to remember that self-care is essential to providing good care to others and must include eating well. Read More

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(Family Features) Money management and building long-term financial health is a careful balancing act between long- and short-term financial needs, and now is a perfect opportunity to re-examine your goals. People sometimes focus on short-term needs, making sure they can cover routine bills … Read More

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(Family Features) Managing a chronic disease takes plenty of special planning and attention, and in many cases, a lot of money. In some cases, the expenses associated with disease management are overwhelming, forcing patients to skip essential treatments or medication and risk serious health… Read More

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(Family Features) News junkies who have been hesitant to cut the cord and forsake their favorite news channels have an increasing number of alternative sources for their information including online, social media and, more recently, a growing number of streaming options. Read More

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(Family Features) Learning remotely from home is now the norm for many families across the country. Kids and caregivers alike have settled into a routine, though keeping children engaged can still be challenging. Read More

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(Family Features) With this natural disaster season almost sure to be unlike any Americans have faced before amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it's all the more important to take small steps to protect yourself and your family in the event of a natural disaster. Consider these tips from Monica San… Read More

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(Family Features) Over the past year, most people have noticed how truly unpredictable life can be. While it’s impossible to predict what the next few months have in store, practicing a few fundamental financial skills can help you and your family prepare for whatever comes next. Read More

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(Family Features) Welcoming a new cat can be an exciting time in your household. Between the affectionate purrs, playtimes and cuddles, a cat can add a lot of personality, fun and special memories to a family. Don’t be a scaredy-cat because with some preparation and patience, you and your ne… Read More

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(Family Features) Traditional family activities like trick-or-treating create fun moments and memories, but the effects of COVID-19 on this Halloween will bring about change for the spooky excitement. Read More

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(Family Features) If you're often short of breath during everyday activities, your chest feels tight, or you cough a lot, you may be chalking it up to getting older, having allergies, or being a smoker (now or in the past). Fortunately, there's a way to know whether something more may be at … Read More

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(BPT) - If you’re over the age of 40 and heading to the bathroom with increasing urgency and frequency or trying to avoid leakage, you could be experiencing symptoms of overactive bladder or “OAB”.[1],2 Urgency (feeling like you can’t make it to the toilet in time), frequency (having to pee … Read More

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(BPT) - If you’re one of the 85% of teens or young adults suffering from acne, you know how tough it can be. Having acne can sometimes make you self-conscious, affecting your social life and self-esteem. Read More

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(StatePoint) Your neighbor is selling fashion masks. Your uncle – expert at everything – wears a sophisticated respirator with a valve. Your dental hygienist wears a medical mask. Your kid is running off to sports practice in a team-supplied neck gaiter. Is there a difference between these f… Read More

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(Family Features) Creating a supply kit is part of being prepared for emergencies and disasters. Kits should include basic survival items but also things specific to your needs. Kits can have equipment to help with communication, things that reduce stress and more. Read More

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(Family Features) In most pets, the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning are nonspecific and could easily be attributed to other illnesses. To protect yourself and your pets from the dangers of CO, it’s important to keep working alarms throughout the home, test and replace th… Read More

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(Family Features) This Halloween, fewer families will be going door to door as the pandemic enters its predicted second wave. Seventy-three percent of people do not anticipate taking their children trick-or-treating at all, according to a Harris Poll survey. However, Halloween is not cancele… Read More