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Thursday 01/16/2020
Welcome a 4-Legged Family Member with Care
Posted: January 16, 2020

Tips for a successful, lifelong pet adoption

Celebrate Agriculture
Posted: January 16, 2020

7 ag-focused ways to get involved

Resolve to Make Real Nutrition a New Year Priority
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) A new year signals a chance to renew your commitment to healthier eating, but many of the most popular diets, like the keto diet and paleo diet, eliminate entire food groups, which can cause you to fall short on nutrients you need.

Refresh Your Child’s Diet with Low-Sugar Options
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) Many families look to the new year as a time to reset their eating habits and focus on making healthier choices. However, adults aren’t the only ones who could use a menu refresh as children may also need to focus on healthier food choices.

Beat Sugar Addiction for Better Weight Loss Results
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) If your weight loss goals keep falling flat despite your best intentions, it may be due to an addiction you don’t even know you have. An addiction to sugar doesn’t mean that you can’t resist a slice of chocolate cake; it’s a true physiological addiction.

5 Tips for Staying on Track in the New Year
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) While many people often wish maintaining good health was as easy as following an equation, health doesn’t have a start or end date. Once the allure of the new year wears off, it can be easy to let those resolutions go by the wayside.

Tech Gifts Can Make Resolutions a Reality
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:50 am

(Family Features) While many people who make New Year's resolutions drop them within a couple weeks or months, pulling those newly received tech device gifts out of the packaging and putting them to good use may be just the help you need to keep your resolutions on track.

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable.

Wednesday 01/15/2020
5 Tips to Help Older Adults Be Healthier in 2020
Posted: January 15, 2020

(StatePoint) For many, the new year is about establishing goals for the year ahead. But where should you start? As we age, an increasing number of us link our emotional and physical well-being to our overall health. After all, you can’t do the things you’d like if you aren’t healthy.

Resolve to Be a Healthier You
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:51 am

(Family Features) While traveling more, losing weight and quitting bad habits are annually among some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, the turn of the calendar does represent a perfect opportunity to better yourself in multiple ways.

Winter Skin Care 101
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) Cold weather can take a real toll on your skin. Dry skin can lead to discomfort and, if neglected, can affect your skin's elasticity and trigger outbreaks of irritated skin.

5 Tips to Refresh Your Home in the New Year
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) Each new year gives you the chance to reset and start new routines. When you’re considering new approaches to healthy living – whether eliminating or adding habits to improve your daily life – beginning with your home is an optimal choice.

Top 10 Travel Destinations to Start the New Decade
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:51 am

(Family Features) For many, traveling offers an opportunity to disconnect from the everyday and experience new places and cultures. With the beginning of a new decade, it is the perfect time to start deciding your next travel adventures.

Monday 01/13/2020
“Don’t Give Up”: One Man’s Journey with Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - Dave, age 74, a retired furniture designer who spent winters on the Utah ski slopes, had always been active and never felt the need to see a doctor. Several years ago, after noticing irregular patterns in his health, such as frequent urination, he assumed these changes were a normal part of aging. However, his symptoms continued to increase in severity.

Healthy Eating And Physical Activity For Life
Updated: January 18, 2020 - 2:39 am

(NAPSI)—No matter what stage of life you’re in—whether you’re an adult, an older person, a pregnant woman or a parent—consuming healthy foods and beverages, combined with getting regular physical activity, stress relief and adequate sleep, may help you or your children stay healthy for life!

Friday 01/10/2020
Move Forward: A Young Woman's Journey with a Rare Disease and Moving Forward in the Name of Her Sister
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - Perseverance holds a special significance to 28-year-old Kailey McCallister. When she was nearly three years old, she was diagnosed with Type 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare genetic disease that causes progressive muscle weakness and a loss of strength.

Sorting Through the Research on Aspirin
Posted: January 10, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - When you think of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, it would be hard not to think of aspirin: one of the most common, useful, safe, and effective OTC medicines in the world. But there has been a flurry of media coverage recently regarding aspirin, particularly concerning whether people should continue taking it for cardiovascular benefits. These news reports were the result of an updated 2019 primary prevention guidelines issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Unfortunately, some of the media coverage has potentially created confusion for Americans who are taking aspirin.

How to put your eye health into 2020 focus this year
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - Improving one’s health is a hot topic for the New Year. New diets, the latest fitness trackers and health-centric apps are popping up everywhere. As people show an increased focus on their weight, their cholesterol level or their muscle tone, they often forget that two of their most important organs — their eyes — need to be supported as well.

Wednesday 01/08/2020
Self-Care Tips For The New Year And Beyond
Updated: January 14, 2020 - 2:42 am

(NAPSI)—The New Year is a time when many people make a choice to take better care of themselves. But often, even with good intentions, people tend to fall back into familiar habits. Reframing a New Year’s resolution into something that can be obtained on an ongoing basis, such as acts of self-care, can help create sustainable emotional wellness.

Understanding Rare Cancers
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:45 am

Four facts to know about one type of rare cancer, soft tissue sarcomas

5 Ways to Help Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) There are many emotional benefits to owning a dog, such as companionship and unconditional love, but a pet can also positively affect his or her owners’ physical health, too.

Monday 01/06/2020
5 dermatologist-approved tips for combating winter skin flareups
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - The wrath of winter can take on many forms, like below-freezing temperatures, icy roads and travel delays, but it doesn’t end there. In case you haven’t already noticed, winter takes a toll on your skin, too. From dry, red, itchy patches and flaky, tight skin flare-ups of bothersome conditions like eczema and psoriasis, this wintry mix is one that nobody wants to deal with. Fortunately, with a few simple steps you can help your skin stay moisturized and protected so it looks and feels its best all winter long.

Friday 01/03/2020
Tips for Relieving Joint Pain in the New Year
Posted: January 03, 2020

(StatePoint) The health benefits of regular exercise are undeniable, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends 30 minutes of exercise at least five times per week. However, high-impact exercises like running and weight training can lead to joint pain, especially if you have a joint condition. The good news is that smart exercises with low impact can alleviate joint pain and deliver the same health benefits.

Thursday 01/02/2020
6 Ideas for a New You in the New Year
Posted: January 02, 2020

(StatePoint) The new year is the perfect time to hit the reset button and get a fresh start. Here are six resolution ideas, plus tools and strategies for accomplishing each:

Looking for a Healthy New Year’s Resolution? Don’t Overlook Your Eyes
Posted: January 02, 2020

(StatePoint) The most ambitious time of year is upon us: the time to set New Year’s resolutions.

Wednesday 01/01/2020
Sudden Rapid Heartbeat
Updated: January 03, 2020 - 2:34 am

Revealing a lesser-known heart disorder and what to do about it

7 Steps Toward Superior Sleep
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) While it’s fairly common knowledge that quality sleep is essential to overall wellness, there are several factors that can keep you from getting the rest you need. However, overcoming them is well within your control.

Make Your Weight Loss Goals a Reality
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) Losing weight is a highly personal journey as a wide range of factors can affect a person’s ability to do so. There’s no one approach to weight loss; rather, the best approach is the one that fits your life and body best.

Foster a Love for Literacy
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) Reading plays an obvious role in academic performance, but it’s also an essential life skill. Literacy and effective communication go hand-in-hand, and inspiring a child to embrace reading and writing can help open a world of opportunity.

Apps You’ll App-reciate on Your Next Trip
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) From planning your next getaway to managing your vacation budget, there are myriad apps you can use to make your trip a seamless, more enjoyable experience.

Wednesday 12/25/2019
Maximizing Family Time
Updated: December 30, 2019 - 2:32 am

5 tips for spending more time with loved ones          

7 Steps to Take Before Hitting the Road this Holiday
Updated: December 30, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) If you’re among the millions of Californians who will hit the road for the holidays, you’ll want to make sure your car is road-trip ready.

Friday 12/20/2019
Stop the Bullfit. Let's Get Real About Fitness. [Infographic]
Posted: December 20, 2019

(BPT) - A new, national study finds a growing frustration with fad fitness, social media "fitspiration" and the many myths Americans believe to be true about health and wellness, uncovering just how much of a toll it may be taking on getting America moving.

Dietary Supplement Improves Cognition in Alzheimer's
Updated: January 10, 2020 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Approximately 5.5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer's dementia, and no cure or preventive measure currently exists.

Dietary Supplement Improves Cognition in Alzheimer's
Updated: January 09, 2020 - 2:40 am

(NewsUSA) - Approximately 5.5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer's dementia, and no cure or preventive measure currently exists.

Wednesday 12/18/2019
New season, same allergy symptoms: What you should know this winter
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - Winter is here, and along with cooler temperatures, you may be surprised to learn that many people experience a surge in certain types of allergies.

What Is Lurking In The Pork Sold At Walmart Stores?
Updated: December 21, 2019 - 2:35 am

by World Animal Protection U.S.

Decorate Your Home for the Holidays
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Chances are good that at some point during the holiday season, you’ll welcome guests into your home. Whether you lease or own your home, creating a cozy, festive setting for holiday gatherings can actually be quite simple, especially if you take on the project one room at a time.

Get Inspired to Give Back this Holiday Season
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving - not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you're committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community, it may mean thinking long-term.

Paw-some Presents
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

Holiday gift ideas for furry friends

Make Time for Better Health on Busy Days
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Fitting in time to exercise and eat sensible meals can be impractical, if not impossible, when the demands of daily life get in the way. If busy days limit your ability to live as healthy of a lifestyle as you desire, take charge by squeezing in fitness and smart snacking when and where you can.

5 Financial Tips for Teens
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) When it comes to economics, many teens’ mouths write checks their knowledge can’t cash.

Put Some Stoke In Your Stocking
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) The holidays can be a stressful time. From family events or planning your own gathering to finding the perfect gift for your loved ones, it seems like there is never enough time.

Tuesday 12/17/2019
5 tips to boost your workout - and your results
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - No matter how much you work out, chances are you want more — either in terms of your experience or results. It's not just the time you put in, however. A great workout is all about targeting the right muscle groups, and finding the most efficient exercises to optimize your time and energy.

5 Tips to Support Immune Health
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - Being proactive in supporting your immune health gives you a much better chance of staying healthy this winter season and beyond. Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., Chief Medical Advisor at MegaFood, a leading maker of premium supplements made with real food and added nutrients, identifies several tips to ensure you’re giving your immune system a fighting chance this season:

Monday 12/16/2019
Preventative Measures And OTC Remedies for a Healthier, Happier You This Cold & Flu Season
Posted: December 16, 2019

5 types of pain and how you can get relief with over-the-counter medications
Posted: December 16, 2019

(BPT) - While pain is an everyday part of life for many, we often don’t realize that we don’t have to compromise when it comes to our pain management and relief. Here are 5 types of pain you can get relief from with simple home remedies and over-the-counter medications, like Aleve®, so you can get back to living your life.

Is That Video Game A Health Risk? Three Things Parents Should Know
Updated: December 19, 2019 - 2:48 am

(NAPSI)—Some games topping holiday wish lists-including the season’s most anticipated release, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare”—contain imagery that could be putting the health of young people at risk.

Thursday 12/12/2019
Patients in Need of Open-Heart Surgery for Severe Aortic Stenosis May Now Have A Less-Invasive Option
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 2:43 am

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