Health & Wellness
Fire safety tips protect your family through the holiday season
(BPT) - With colder temperatures forecast across the country, activities are moving indoors, and families are preparing to celebrate time-honored traditions and new beginnings. Boxes of decorations, candles and strings of lights will be unpacked and spread throughout homes. Seasonal family feasts will be prepared. Whil...
Diabetes by the numbers [Infographic]
Foot health and diabetes are very closely related, yet many people with the disease do not regularly visit a podiatrist. Foot ulcers and infections are among the most common reasons for hospitalization for people with diabetes, and regular visits with a podiatrist can help reduce these occurrences. The American Podiatric Medical Association’s infographic provides additional information.
Healthful tips for enjoying the holiday season to the fullest
It's the most wonderful time of the year - but are you able to enjoy the holidays completely? The approaching holiday season means quality time with family, special deliveries in the mail and goodies that delight the taste buds. But it's important to be prepared and stay healthy throughout the season so you can enjoy eve...
Ring in a healthier new year's diet
(BPT) - Maintaining a healthy diet is a popular new year’s resolution for many of us, but for the nearly 400,000 Americans with kidney failure, eating right is actually critical to well-being and survival. Without healthy kidneys, dialysis patients depend on regular treatments to remove waste products from their bloo...
Parkinson's disease management eased by caregiver
For more than14 years, Chuck Holdeman, a 74-year-old man from Bloomington, Ind., has been living with Parkinson's disease (PD), a chronic condition which inhibits several types of neurological activity, including motor skill function and cognitive ability. While symptoms and treatment may vary among patients, a care part...
The impact of mesothelioma on U.S. veterans
In the United States, Veteran's Day is a time to commemorate and thank the veterans of all military branches for their hard work and dedication to our country. Although this year's Veteran's Day has passed, it provided an opportunity to remember all that past members of the military have endured and sacrificed for our country, including their health. Though it is not a condition resulting from combat, many current veterans face deadly asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma due to frequen...
The inside scoop on energy and alertness boosters
If you've never used an energy or alertness aid before, you may wonder how to choose one that will work best for you. While each person's needs are different, and their body's reaction to energy-enhancing products will vary, here's some basic information to keep in mind.
How to keep your pets healthy and happy all winter long
Dry skin, winter weight gain and the common cold - humans aren't the only ones to struggle with winter woes. Cold weather can affect our pets' health, too. While you can put in some extra time on the treadmill and layer up for the cold weather, pets rely on their human companions to help them stay healthy all year long.
Harmful sun exposure can happen at any time of year
Protecting your skin from the sun is a 365 day-a-year job. Summer is officially over, but all the sun exposure from sunny days at a beach, playing outdoor sports or soaking up the rays may have damaged your skin, forming dark brown spots that make your skin look dull and lackluster. Even sun exposure during the winter mo...