12:31 PM / Tuesday December 6, 2022


Shining a light on ALS disease

August 20, 2021

BPT When Phil Green, a husband and father to four children, was diagnosed with ALS in 2018, he decided he was going to dedicate his life to advocating for other people and families affected by the disease. “To me, I was still the same person that I had always been,” Green says as he recounts…

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Age 65 or older? You’re at higher risk for pneumococcal pneumonia

August 6, 2021

BPT Adults aged 65 years and older are now getting back to doing the things they love, whether that includes spending time with family, traveling or enjoying new hobbies. However, as we emerge from the pandemic, serious respiratory diseases like pneumococcal pneumonia can sideline these plans. That’s why it’s more important than ever to stay…

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Five steps to choosing the perfect all-inclusive resort

July 9, 2021

BPT After a year of being stuck at home, many could use a change of scenery and a much-needed escape from the monotony of day-to-day life during the pandemic. Imagine waking up each morning and everything you need is right at your fingertips — sun, fun, entertainment, relaxation, great food and drink and your favorite…

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Couple celebrates 50 golden years of marriage

July 8, 2021

Congratulations to Desmond and Herleen English, who celebrated their 50th golden wedding anniversary on Friday, June 25, 2021. After a year of being isolated from their family and friends, the lovely couple were thrilled to gather on Saturday, June 26 at the Marriott Dock Street Hotel. The Englishes migrated from South America to Philadelphia more…

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Daring Décor: Orchids add splashy color and style to any space

June 3, 2021

STATEPOINT It’s no secret that spending the past year in quarantine has made people focus more on their homes. DIY projects are at an all-time high. Painting. Furniture fixups. Baking. Outdoor and indoor gardening. That’s right. Indoor gardening is hot. During the pandemic, people searched “Buy Plants” on Google more than “Buy Shoes.” This may…

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First steps in retirement planning — for all Americans

May 14, 2021

BPT Even if you’re young, newly employed or haven’t yet started to save for retirement, many financial professionals agree planning is key to achieving a sense of security for your future. But a new survey shows that if you’re a first- or second-generation American, a woman, African American or Hispanic employee, you may feel disconnected…

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Senior safety campaign in response to rising senior fire deaths

May 7, 2021

BPT U.S. Fire Administration data shows since January, more than 285 older adults (age 55 and older) have died in house fires, accounting for more than 53% of known fire deaths in the U.S. By age 65, people are 2.5 times more likely (or 4 times more likely for those age 85 and older) to…

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How to combat social isolation

April 30, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES Even before COVID-19 limited social contact with friends, family and colleagues, many adults experienced loneliness and depression due to limited contact with others. Now, a year after the pandemic forced many people into even greater levels of isolation, the issue of social isolation is especially prevalent in Americans over the age of 50. …

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