Are you receiving the best care for your medical problem?

Are you receiving the best care for your medical problem?

(BPT) – As we age, maintaining our health becomes increasingly important. For Baby Boomers and adults caring for older parents, better health depends on wellness initiatives and receiving care from the proper professionals. Yet for those suffering from wound, ostomy or continence issues, many don’t realize they are denying themselves the best care available. They […] Read more
10 signs you may have a bleeding disorder

10 signs you may have a bleeding disorder

(BPT) – Harley Noffsinger was a typical kid who liked to play outside and stay active. When she was 7, everything changed. She got a nose bleed, but unlike most people’s experiences, her bleeding wouldn't stop. It lasted 90 minutes. Noffsinger's parents brought her to the emergency room at the nearest hospital, where she was […] Read more
10 smart swaps to make baking and cooking healthier

10 smart swaps to make baking and cooking healthier

(BPT) – Creamy sauces, cookies, casseroles and cakes -- as temperatures drop, it’s natural to crave favorite comfort foods. However, it’s easy to overindulge on rich dishes and decadent desserts, especially if you’re hosting a gathering of friends and family. How can you enjoy amazing foods while bumping up the health quotient? “Remember, when you’re […] Read more
Tips to make good nutrition a family affair in 2017

Tips to make good nutrition a family affair in 2017

(BPT) – Nurturing and nourishing a family go hand-in-hand. If you're ready to rally your family around better nutrition, now's the time to get a healthy jump on the new year. "Making consistently good food choices can set your family on the road to good health," says Marlene Schmidt, registered dietitian for Nestl?'s Nutrition, Health […] Read more
Maintaining heart health around the holidays

Maintaining heart health around the holidays

(BPT) – As we approach the holiday season, conversations about health, wellness and access to medicines may be an important and frequent topic addressed around the dinner table. It seems that access to new and innovative medicines is an increasingly common problem, and engaging in discussions with friends and family can help shed light on […] Read more
At-home first-aid tips to manage the stress of caregiving

At-home first-aid tips to manage the stress of caregiving

(BPT) – Nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 are caring for their aging parents -- a number that has tripled over the past 15 years. With careers, children and grandchildren added to the mix, many baby boomers are feeling the mounting stress of caring for young, old and themselves! One way to […] Read more
Tips to help millennials minimize digital eye strain symptoms

Tips to help millennials minimize digital eye strain symptoms

(BPT) – Most Americans probably assume aging and eye problems go hand in hand, but did you know one of the most common types of optical disorders actually affects a greater number of young people? Seventy-three percent of adults younger than 30 experience digital eye strain -- physical discomfort and visual impairment caused by prolonged […] Read more
Mom with diabetes shares the story of her miracle baby to spread awareness

Mom with diabetes shares the story of her miracle baby to spread awareness

(BPT) – How much do you know about diabetes? Would it surprise you to know that one in 11 Americans has the disease, or that diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, resulting in more fatalities than AIDS and breast cancer combined? Every 23 seconds someone new is diagnosed […] Read more
Managing osteoarthritis: What you don’t know is hurting you

Managing osteoarthritis: What you don’t know is hurting you

(BPT) – Twenty-seven million Americans suffer every day from chronic discomfort and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There have been limited advancements in osteoarthritis therapies, leaving patients with fewer options and worsening symptoms. Because daily activities can be such […] Read more
Addicted to heroin or opioids? Help is available

Addicted to heroin or opioids? Help is available

(BPT) – How large is the opioid/heroin problem in the United States? It’s bigger than you think. Research shows 1.9 million people age 12 and older have a disorder involving prescription pain relievers, and an additional 586,000 have a disorder involving heroin. These statistics, from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), paint a bleak […] Read more
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