Complete Nutrition for Women

With so many different choices in the vitamin aisle, many women find it difficult to choose the right ones to fit their personal needs. As a woman, keeping your body healthy is an important task. Whether you are in your child-bearing years, taking folic acid for a healthy baby, or in your post-menopausal years, taking […]

6 Steps to Control Your Blood Pressure

(BPT) – A routine doctor’s appointment often involves a health professional checking your blood pressure. The screening is not painful or stressful and typically takes less than a minute to measure. However, the results of this simple test may identify a condition that, when managed, could help reduce your chances for stroke or heart attack. […]

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes and don’t know it?

(BPT) – Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S., and 7 million do not even know they have it. An additional 79 million, or one in three American adults, have prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.- For 26 years, the […]

Small changes can help you live a healthier lifestyle

(BPT) – A new year often brings with it the desire to make improvements in your life, and kick old habits to the curb in the pursuit of healthiness. But for most Americans, resolutions fail within the first few months because goals are too ambitious, intimidating or unrealistic in nature. If you’ve resolved to be […]

Learn how you can support a friend who is being abused

(BPT) – When someone you love is being emotionally or physically abused by her partner, it can be difficult to know the best way to show support without appearing judgmental or invasive. But statistics show that violence typically continues and escalates if no one takes action to stop it. Here are some simple tips and […]

Five Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

(BPT) – Who doesn’t love the smell of a warm kitchen during the holidays? They’re designed around food and bringing family, old friends and new friends together. However, holidays can also be a detriment to your healthy lifestyle and cause you to lose your focus through the end of the year. – But they don’t […]

Chronic pain: A daily, hidden reality for many

(BPT) – Mariann Farrell was a busy, young mom in Pittsburgh whose life revolved around her family and her career as a music teacher – until the day of her car crash. It has been 30 years since the accident that left her with such debilitating chronic pain that she was forced to give up […]

When It Comes to Hand Washing, Many Skip the Suds

According to recent research, 95 percent of Americans admit it is important to wash their hands after using a public restroom. This is particularly true with women compared to men. What’s even more interesting is that a growing number of consumers admit to simply rinsing their hands with water without using soap in public washrooms. […]

Breast Cancer in 2013: What You Need to Know

Thirty years ago, a diagnosis of breast cancer was thought of as a virtual death sentence for many women, but since that time significant progress has been made in the fight against breast cancer. Reduced mortality, less invasive treatments, an increased number of survivors and other advancements have their roots in breast cancer research — […]

Living With Diabetes? Watch Your Mouth!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with diabetes are two times more likely to develop gum disease. In fact, about one-third of people with diabetes have severe gum disease. Why are those with diabetes more vulnerable to gum disease? High blood glucose levels impair the body’s ability to heal from oral […]

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