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8:11 AM / Wednesday February 21, 2018

Health

Five things parents need to know about HPV

August 18, 2017

BPT Being a parent means looking out for your kids. When they were small it meant making sure they wore a helmet, crossed the street carefully and wore sunscreen. As they get older, the health challenges they face change. As they become adolescents, you can’t always be with them, so you warn against things like…

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Improvements for Independence

August 18, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: (Courtesy of Getty Images) Modifications to make your home more accessible Family Features Being safe and comfortable at home is a large part of living well. Home modifications and repairs can help everyone, especially older adults and people with disabilities, maintain an independent lifestyle and prevent accidents. Many older adults prefer to stay…

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Why everyone should plan for long-term care

August 11, 2017

Family Features Research suggests that most Americans turning age 65 will need some form of assistance with everyday activities, known as long-term care, as they grow older. The amount of care needed will depend on many variables, including overall health, cognitive functioning and home environment. Age is a strong predictor of the need for help,…

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Managing the unpredictability of multiple sclerosis in the heat

July 29, 2017

BPT Heat and humidity can make anyone feel uncomfortable, but for the 400,000 people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the United States, warmer weather can make life particularly difficult to manage. “When it’s warm and sunny, that’s when I want to spend the most time outdoors,” said Wendy Booker, who has been living with…

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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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