(BPT) - Have you ever said no to a cherry? Probably not. This summertime treat is simply delicious. And if you’re looking for another reason to indulge, you’ll be pleased to know that cherries are surprisingly good for you. Recent research indicates that this summer’s superfruit offers a var…
(BPT) - For the over 29 million Americans living with diabetes, striking a balance between managing diabetes and controlling the cost of treatment can be challenging.[i] According to a Wakefield Research survey of 500 adults with diabetes, 62 percent of respondents said they felt they could …
(StatePoint) Leading a sedentary lifestyle can have a serious impact on one’s health. In fact, too much sitting can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association, which cites a study that showed that adults who watch more than four hours of televis…
(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.
(NAPSI)—A recent study in the journal Social Science & Medicine shows money is an effective motivator to “increase both the magnitude and duration of weight loss.” Another study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association called the double-incentivization model highly ef…
(BPT) - Summer is here, and while many spend their summer vacation outdoors swimming, playing sports and enjoying the sunshine, for those who have asthma, it can be a worrisome season.
(StatePoint) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease that afflicts millions of Americans, haunts families, and frustrates doctors and researchers, is now the third leading cause of death in the US, behind heart disease and cancer, costing Americans more than $32 billion a year.
(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.
(NAPSI)—Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you don’t have to let fatigue, jet lag or aggravation from dealing with the transportation system keep you from feeling your best. Here are five steps toward better sleep, a better trip and even better productivity and relationships.
(BPT) - Research highlighted at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions suggests California Raisins — an all-natural, dried-by-the-sun, no-sugar-added fruit — can positively affect glucose levels and systolic blood pressure among people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
(NAPSI)—Over 15 million U.S. households rely on private, household wells for drinking water, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
(BPT) - After a summer of healthy eating and exercise, Janice Nicewanner was on the road to better health when she noticed a small lump in her lower left abdomen. She assumed it was scar tissue from a past surgery, but decided to see her doctor six months later after it had grown to the size…
(NewsUSA) - As people age, stroke is one of their greatest fears. In fact, many Americans believe that surviving a stroke with a disability could be worse than dying. With stroke being one of the biggest risks of undergoing heart valve replacement, doctors are enthusiastic about new technolo…
(BPT) - If you’d like to join your grandkids as they experience a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, hope to make this year’s family reunion or need to travel for work, there’s no reason you can’t — even if you’re on dialysis, a life-sustaining treatment that cleans the blood of toxins in those pe…
(BPT) - They are called superbugs. As their name implies, they are difficult to treat — and deadly. Earlier this year, in fact, a Nevada woman was hospitalized following a trip to India and later died from a rare bacterial infection that didn’t respond to the 26 antibiotics approved for infe…
(BPT) - You made it through a tough spring allergy season and are enjoying every moment of the summer. But just when you think your allergies are under control, a new problem is brewing. In the blink of an (itchy) eye, fall allergy season will be here.
(NAPSI)—To target unwanted problem areas on virtually any area of the body, many people turn to their doctors to melt it away with radio frequency technology. That’s because physicians can now approach fat reduction in a whole new way with a nonsurgical, in-office body sculpting treatment.
(NAPSI)—How do you prepare your child with the knowledge, skills and confidence to say no to alcohol? The task can seem challenging, but you as a parent or caregiver do not have to feel powerless. You can take action to help your child make healthy decisions that prevent underage drinking.