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(BPT) - A person’s golden years may be some of the best years of their life, living each day to the fullest by doing what they love, from pursuing hobbies to spending time with their families and beyond. Thinking about senior living may seem like a distant concern, but it's an important conv…

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(BPT) - Hispanic Heritage Month offers an ideal opportunity to celebrate Hispanic contributions to the U.S., inviting everyone to explore the unique art, music, talent, innovation — and food — that has enriched the American experience.

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(BPT) - Did you know that your immune system works around the clock to defend your body against invaders? It never stops doing its part in protecting you. So one of the best things you can do to keep yourself healthy is to make your immune health a top priority in your wellness routine.

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(BPT) - The last year and a half has been a strong reminder of the importance of good health. Statistics show that 73% of Americans consider their health and wellness a priority and are reevaluating their own lifestyle habits. In a recent survey of 13,000 people, (including 2,000 Americans),…

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(BPT) - The sun rises, you flutter your eyes open and take a deep breath. It's time to start the day, but before you even get out of bed, you know it's going to be a tough one. For the more than 30 million Americans with osteoarthritis, waking up with soreness or stiffness in the joints can …

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(BPT) - Hiking, swimming, traveling — the summer and fall seasons are all about adventure. But for the 7.4 million Americans who require insulin due to diabetes1, being on-the-go can be complicated.

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(BPT) - After summer breaks and trips are over, it’s time for everyone to head back to their regular routines of work and school. While getting back on schedule can be a hard adjustment, re-establishing a good sleep routine can also be challenging. According to a recent study conducted by Sl…

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(BPT) - COVID-19 has shaken communities worldwide. Despite strenuous efforts by caregivers and medical professionals alike, people needing long-term care and living in communal care settings have suffered gravely. According to a New York Times database, almost one-third of U.S. coronavirus d…

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(BPT) - Need a new snack? Hungry families are turning to a trendy and tasty new choice — the homegrown hazelnut. Perhaps parents outside the Pacific Northwest might not recognize the state nut of Oregon, but rest assured, there’s more to crack here than mere coffee flavoring.

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(BPT) - As summer draws to a close, September’s Healthy Aging Month is a great time for individuals 50 and over to assess their physical, mental and social health, and general well-being. It’s never too late to make your health a top priority. Whether you are starting a workout or vitamin re…

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(BPT) - Falling doesn't have to be a normal part of aging. This is good news, given the consequences of a fall. Just ask Mike Berning, an older adult who suffered a severe fall after trying to change a lightbulb in his home. His injury resulted in extended, expensive and difficult physical t…

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(BPT) - Do you suffer from dry, itchy eyes? According to the American Journal of Ophthalmology, nearly half of all adults experience dry eye symptoms. While Dry Eye affects people more as they age, this chronic condition is now also a rapidly growing problem for younger people due to increas…

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(BPT) - With football season excitement mounting, people are already planning what to make for their next tailgating event. While cooped up at home last year, you may have had time to beef up your current tailgate recipes or try out something new. Now that you can reunite with friends and fa…

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(BPT) - With recent news reports focusing on professional athletes' mental health, the conversation has turned to a broader shared experience. According to a report from Insider, athletes can suffer from mental health issues due to the public and financial pressures they face when competing.…

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(BPT) - Although your toilet requires regular maintenance to keep things flowing the right way, many of us don’t know the basics of taking care of the porcelain throne. Luckily, learning how to take care of your toilet is as easy as following a few simple tips, stocking up on the right produ…

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(BPT) - Twenty years after 9/11, some World Trade Center first responders still struggle with long-term health complications brought on by the catastrophic event. For Tom Frey, a former New York City detective, the consequences started with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma — a blood cancer that can be lin…

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(BPT) - The world has changed around us in the past year, and with it our needs and concerns as we prepare for an uncertain future. While we may not know what it holds, there are products and resources available that can help protect your future and give you peace of mind. AARP members have …

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(BPT) - The theory behind vaccines — that limited exposure to a disease may help inoculate against more severe illness — has circulated for centuries. In 16th century China, smallpox scabs were ground up and blown into people’s noses to shield them from the disease. While this strategy wasn’…

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(BPT) - From exercise and travel to self-care and beyond, there are many activities we look to that will help better our health and wellness both physically and mentally. However, sometimes the most well-meaning activities can have unintentional effects to our bodies, including causing pain,…

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(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.

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(BPT) - Do you sometimes experience gritty, scratchy, watery eyes, or even blurry vision? If so, you could be one of the 30 million Americans with dry eye disease. Unfortunately, spending more time on your phone, TV, computer or other electronic devices may increase those symptoms.Dry eye ha…

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(BPT) - As work and school routines begin to shift again, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. After over a year of avoiding social activity, everyone’s lives are being upended once more. Without knowing what the “new normal” really means right now, it’s harder than ever to keep your families’ wel…

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(BPT) - If you’ve ever experienced heartburn, you know why it’s called that — you feel a burning sensation in your throat and upper chest, and even a bad taste in your mouth. While heartburn can have many triggers and causes, it is essentially due to the backward flow of acid, called acid re…

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(StatePoint) Many older adults have been delaying preventive health care during the pandemic because of fear of visiting the doctor’s office. As more people get vaccinated for COVID-19, now may be a good time to make up for gaps in care, according to Dr. Gina Conflitti, chief medical officer…

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(BPT) - At age 62, Sandy Weber became unemployed when her customer service job was eliminated during the COVID pandemic. A friend encouraged her to give substitute teaching a try. Weber said, "I didn’t realize I could work in a classroom without a teaching background. It was the best decisio…

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(BPT) - There’s nothing quite like enjoying fresh produce throughout late summer and fall. If you enjoy cooking — or eating! — you can celebrate the most delicious seasonal foods by focusing on where they come from, and what flavors taste best together.

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(BPT) - Creating a tapestry of vivid colors and patterns, Geri Wires, an avid quilter, relies on her sight to create her art. So, in 2007 after her dilated eye exam and speaking with her eye doctor, she was alarmed at the diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at age 64. AMD is …

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(BPT) - Welcoming a new cat or kitten into your home is an exciting event. However, like any new experience, it can feel daunting to prepare your home for your new furry family member. Now is the peak season for finding kittens and adult cats available for adoption, as it's the height of the…

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(BPT) - You’ve heard all the stories about the importance of donating blood, but you might not be as familiar with the other lifesaving substance flowing through your veins — plasma. While the world is focused on the important issue of a blood donor shortage, there’s an equally critical need…

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(BPT) - From picnics to backyard BBQs, beach days and hikes, Americans continuously enjoy the outdoors throughout the warmer months. But the more time spent outside, the more susceptible people become to uncomfortable bug bites — or worse.

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(BPT) - Road trips with your family, beach days with friends and solo hikes to ease your mind and enjoy the scenery — summer is one of the most exciting times to explore the outdoors. No matter where you live, there is something about summer that just makes you feel good, but how can you fue…

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(BPT) - Weddings are back with a vengeance and with that comes spending time and money for gifts, travel, and maybe even being a part of the wedding party. A recent Zelle® consumer behavior report says that 52% of people are likely to attend a large gathering in 2021/2022. Yes, weddings will…

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(BPT) - If you’re thinking about refinancing your mortgage, there’s often a lot to consider. For instance, your decision to refinance may rely on current interest rates or your personal financial situation.

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(BPT) - Pet adoption rates skyrocketed in 2020, with nearly 1 in 2 Gen Zers adopting a pet during the pandemic. For pets, the past year at home has meant more walks, constant belly rubs and endless treats. As restrictions ease, businesses return to the office and kids go back to in-person le…

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(BPT) - Telehealth is enabling health care professionals to provide patient care remotely, safely and conveniently through technologies such as a computer, mobile phone or landline telephone more than ever before. This has reduced barriers to care for millions of people who live far away fro…

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(BPT) - According to the American Cancer Society, half of all ovarian cancers are found in women who are 63 years old or older. However, low grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC), which represents approximately 10% of all ovarian cancer types, tends to be diagnosed at a younger age. While this…