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(BPT) - Flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the United States yearly. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself, your family and your communi…

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(BPT) - Shortness of breath. Heart palpitations. When Danita first noticed these occasional abnormalities, she didn’t give them much thought. After all, she figured, aging and menopause can bring their fair share of physical changes, and the feelings would always go away.

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(BPT) - Whether fall is when you switch out your exercise regimen or schedule your annual flu shot, staying healthy is at the top of most “to do” lists right now. Just remember your four-legged family members when considering seasonal changes to your wellness program. Fall is the perfect tim…

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(BPT) - Society has become much better at recognizing the importance of mental wellness practices. It’s now common knowledge that exercise, a healthy diet and quality sleep are essential to both physical and mental health. This is great progress, but many people overlook other ways to take c…

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(BPT) - For many, regular brunch gatherings may have fallen by the wayside in recent months. With the changing of seasons, it’s time to bring brunch back to create warm memories as the weather cools. If your go-to brunch plans are no longer possible, start thinking about creating a new routi…

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(BPT) - When fall arrives, a whole new array of taste possibilities opens up for snacking and entertaining. But if you’re tired of the same old pumpkin spice everything, why not try something new? Offer friends and family a bold new chip flavor that brings out the best in seasonal favorites …

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(BPT) - When you think about circulation issues, cold hands and feet probably pop to mind. It’s true that cold extremities are frequently the result of poor blood circulation, especially if you have anemia, arterial disease, diabetes or hypothyroidism. But as your blood travels all over your…

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(BPT) - If you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer, there’s never been a better time to get your symptoms correctly diagnosed, treated and under control.

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(BPT) - Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many Americans have canceled or postponed non-emergency doctor visits. At first, practices were temporarily closed, but later patients avoided visits out of fear of exposure to COVID-19.

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(BPT) - Between social distancing, quarantine, remote working and distance learning, it's likely you're at home more than you've ever been before. Add to this the change of seasons and dropping temperatures for the remainder of 2020 in most places across the country, and most families will b…

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(NewsUSA) - The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that's still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk.

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(BPT) - There have been significant changes to military benefits over the last year affecting pay, retirement benefits, health insurance and GI Bill rules. The changes will affect different service members in different ways, but given that the global pandemic has affected almost everyone’s p…

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(BPT) - Flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the United States yearly. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself, your family and your communi…

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(BPT) - As members of the family, we love our pets unconditionally. We would do anything to ensure they live long and happy lives with us. That’s why as they age it is important to be aware of the different ways to care for our pets to help them remain healthy and energized as they reach sen…

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(BPT) - Navigating the ins and outs of Medicare can be an intimidating experience if you’re not familiar with certain terms.

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(BPT) - Caregiving for a loved one can put a strain on even the most resilient people. Add in the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic and it has the potential to feel challenging. This means that finding ways to thrive and continue to take care of your own well-being is more important than ever.

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(BPT) - Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period is almost here — the time (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7) when people can make changes to their Medicare coverage for the year ahead.

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(BPT) - If you’re one of the millions of caregivers in the United States, you know that COVID-19 — and the realities of social distancing and isolation — may complicate the day-to-day tasks of caregiving. But even now, it’s important to remember that you can continue to make a positive impac…

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(BPT) - When can you sign up for Medicare? When can you switch plans if your health needs have changed? Understanding Medicare’s enrollment periods helps you get the coverage you need when you need it.

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(BPT) - Many people are surprised to find out that Original Medicare doesn’t generally cover prescription drugs. For help with the cost of your medications, you can choose a stand-alone Part D plan or a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription drug coverage.

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(BPT) - You’ve probably felt it — that time of day when your brain gets foggy and you have trouble concentrating. All you can think of is taking a nap. For some, it happens right before or after lunch, for others in the late afternoon. You may reach for a caffeinated beverage or sugary snack…

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(BPT) - Life is unpredictable. Between these stressful times and your own personal challenges, you’re probably dealing with more today than perhaps ever. Stress can throw your body, emotions and routine off course, but sometimes even the worst of situations can provide a silver lining. A rec…

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(BPT) - Some 60 million Americans receive Medicare benefits each year to help pay for health care and prescription drugs, according to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that runs the program. Yet, many don’t get the right benefits for their heal…

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(BPT) - When COVID-19 halted all non-essential health services, it begged the question — what types of care can’t be delayed? Treatment for chronic pain, for one. Not only is pain management essential care, it’s even more critical during stressful times.

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(BPT) - Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a progressive and debilitating disease that leads to scarring of the lungs, with no known cure. Yet, while more than 200,000 Americans are living with the disease, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding causes, treatments, diagnosis and m…

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(BPT) - In the United States, there are an estimated 140,000 adults living with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, or ADPKD.

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(BPT) - If you dream of the perfect outdoor living space for relaxing with a good book in the shade, entertaining family in your outdoor kitchen, playing with the kids in the sunshine — or just breathing in the sights and sounds of nature in your own personal oasis — here are some tips to he…

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(BPT) - During the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors across the nation are reporting a sharp decline in patients coming to the hospital for heart attacks and strokes. These conditions don’t stop during a pandemic, and the decline has doctors worried that many people experiencing symptoms may not be…

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(NewsUSA) - Almost 42 million Americans identified as caregivers for an older adult prior to COVID-19. Overnight, it's likely that millions more have joined their ranks.

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(BPT) - Buying a home is exciting. Once you purchase a property, you want to make it your own. Whether it's a 100-year-old beauty or a fresh new build, there are improvements you can make that not only personalize the space, but add instant value to your real estate investment.

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(BPT) - As Americans are spending more time at home in response to the pandemic, many are looking for ways to turn their living spaces into retreats of calm, comfort and well-being.

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(BPT) - Yoga and service to others are two popular activities, but most people don't think about how much they have in common. Both activities enrich your life, connect you to the community, help you meet new people, and facilitate learning new ideas that can positively impact your world vie…

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(BPT) - The American household is evolving. Traditional family households with parents and children up to 18 have transformed into a mix of various generations. The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the growth of multigenerational households, including adults with boomerang children livin…

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(BPT) - If you are one of the many people now working or attending school from home, you know that there are many challenges involved. One of the major changes to your life may be how much time you’re now spending staring at a screen for hours at a time.

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(BPT) - Do you wear contact lenses? If so, then you should know about a new rule that would negatively impact you and the 45 million Americans who rely on contacts to see clearly.

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(BPT) - As many regions approach peak hurricane season — and others face dangerous wildfire and flooding periods of the year — it’s imperative to take proactive steps to ensure loved ones and irreplaceable assets stay protected, even in the most unexpected circumstances. “Preparedness” has t…

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(BPT) - Are you considering buying a home? Are you looking for a way to buy without depleting your savings? If so, you should know there are ways to qualify for a mortgage sooner than you think and for less. Insured low down payment mortgages are affordable and safe loan options that are off…

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(BPT) - Potato chips continue to hold the number one spot in the hearts of families from coast to coast as the quintessential snack of choice. Whether they’re being enjoyed from the comfort of your own home during a family get-together or at a backyard barbecue, the crunchy, salty snack alwa…

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(NewsUSA) - Nearly 42 million Americans identified as caregivers for an older adult before COVID-19. Almost overnight, it's likely that millions more have since joined their ranks.

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(NewsUSA) - Nearly 42 million Americans identified as caregivers for an older adult before COVID-19. Almost overnight, it's likely that millions more have since joined their ranks.

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(BPT) - Nothing says summer better than sipping a fresh, seasonal cocktail while you relax with family or a few friends. And what do you need to craft the perfect warm-weather cocktail? Follow two simple steps:

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(BPT) - If you’re planning a family BBQ or hosting a socially distanced outdoor party, you may be searching for new ways to bring pizzazz to your sides. Look no further than beans, the versatile and healthy legumes that are an essential ingredient for a wide range of tasty dishes, from salad…

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(BPT) - Let's face it, makeup can be expensive. We are living in a time like no other, with the pandemic and social distancing affecting every aspect of our lives — from our daily lifestyles, budgets, diets — to our beauty regimens. We are all guilty of wanting the most luxe and notable cosm…

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(BPT) - Because it happens automatically, you probably don't put much thought into your breathing. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought focused attention to respiratory health. Conscious breathing — the yoga practice of pranayama — can help support respiratory health, mental wellness a…

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(BPT) - From tag-free boxer briefs and seamless bikinis to weightless cotton fabrics and moisture wicking technology, there’s a go-to type of underwear for everyone. Influenced by notable pop culture moments and the evolving fashion industry, underwear styles have taken huge leaps throughout…

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(BPT) - “Will I go blind?” It’s a frightening thought that most people have when they are first told they have glaucoma.

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(BPT) - When determining the look of your outdoor living space, decking is only half of the equation. In many cases, it’s the deck railings that are most visible and the design element that makes the first impression.