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Health

Beat the heat: Tips to stay healthy and hydrated

July 21, 2017

BPT Americans love summertime and with good reason. It is the best time for outdoor fun and travel with family. Many people enjoy outdoor activities such as bicycling, kayaking and hiking, and kids are more active with sports. One thing to keep in mind when out and about in the summer heat is to stay…

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Three Tips to Stop Mosquitoes from Ruining Summer Fun

July 21, 2017

Family Features Summer is here and warm weather beckons people into backyards across the country. Unfortunately, unwelcome guests like pesky mosquitoes often want to join the festivities. Not only can mosquitoes be a biting nuisance, but they can also cause allergic reactions in some people and pets. Certain species can spread dangerous illnesses such as…

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Five eye health tips that are easy to visualize

July 14, 2017

BPT Writer Leigh Hunt once said, “The groundwork of all happiness is good health.” It’s a mantra you heed because nothing is more important than your health. That’s why you watch what you eat, you exercise at least three times a week and you avoid tobacco and excessive alcohol use. You’re working hard to improve…

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Taking opioids for pain? Speak up. Ask the hard questions

July 7, 2017

BPT Opioids often are the go-to pain killer for everything from back aches and injuries to post-surgical pain, as evidenced by the more than 300 million prescriptions written each year. While they can help with moderate to severe short-term pain, opioids are not without risk. Because they have significant side effects, including an increased risk…

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Strategies for self-love

June 29, 2017

BPT It’s not easy to practice self-love, no matter who you are. For people living with a chronic condition such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – an autoimmune disease of the joints1 that affects approximately 1.6 million people in the United States,2,3 – it can feel even more overwhelming to love a body that doesn’t always…

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GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences

June 23, 2017

CARTOON PHOTO: Cartoon: Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch   By Alan Fram associated press WASHINGTON — Republicans are getting ready for Senate votes on legislation scuttling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday among growing indications that the climactic vote could occur next week. “The Senate will soon have a…

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Five surprising facts about dairy you should know

June 15, 2017

BPT Have you ever stopped to think about what a delicious cheeseburger, the dressing on your salad or your morning extra-foam latte have in common? They’re all undeniably dairy! From cow care to nutrient-packed punches, here are five facts you may not know about dairy: 1. Dairy farming is a family affair. Every day, nearly…

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Five things to consider when buying a mattress

June 9, 2017

Family Features When it comes to buying a mattress, individual needs and preferences vary across the board. Just like there is no “one size fits all” for jeans, there is not one mattress for everyone. What might be comfortable and supportive for one person may not be the best fit for someone else. Having a…

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Access to mental health care may be just a virtual visit away

June 3, 2017

BPT Mental health disorders impact thousands of people every day, including many of our friends, neighbors and co-workers. Everyone reading this likely knows someone struggling with mental illness and is aware of the toll it can take on individuals, families and communities. Mental health challenges do not discriminate – they affect people from all walks…

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Beat the heat: Tips to stay healthy and hydrated

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BPT Americans love summertime and with good reason. It is the best time for outdoor fun and...

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Joan Markwell knows the gut-wrenching, hollow feeling left behind when a child is taken too early. It’s...

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