Understanding the link between salt and health

Understanding the link between salt and health

(BPT) – The news lately is full of articles about salt and health. Everyone seems to be getting either too much salt or not enough. So which is it? Part of the problem is with how we study the connection. Fortunately, researchers on both sides of the issue are starting to agree on how best […] Read more
Health and Wellness Benefits of Volunteering

Health and Wellness Benefits of Volunteering

(BPT) – In the business world, we hear a lot about the bottom line and quarterly reports. For those in the nonprofit sector, it’s often a matter of reaching fundraising goals and achieving their mission statement. No matter what kind of organization you work for, there are big-picture goals, but of course there are more. […] Read more
Top 5 ways to battle belly bloat

Top 5 ways to battle belly bloat

(BPT) – Warmer weather brings sunny days, fresh breezes and plenty of flora and fauna to explore. But there’s another aspect to warm weather that some people dread: swimsuit season. Three out of four women (77 percent) have felt self-conscious while wearing a swimsuit due to body issues, according to a recent Renew Life survey, […] Read more
What’s your nutrition game plan? [video]

What’s your nutrition game plan? [video]

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – To celebrate Men’s Health Month, take some time to evaluate your own health goals. Are you getting enough exercise? Is your diet including the right amounts of carbohydrates, protein and fats? In this video, we learn why foods like pistachios make the ideal […] Read more
‘BPA-Free’ meets ‘fake news’

‘BPA-Free’ meets ‘fake news’

(BPT) – Thanks to years of attention to bisphenol A (BPA), used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, there is now quite a bit of attention to various alternatives described generically as ‘BPA-Free.” Many manufacturers proudly apply a BPA-Free label to their products, even to products that never contained BPA in the first […] Read more
Taking Opioids for Pain? Speak up. Ask the Hard Questions.

Taking Opioids for Pain? Speak up. Ask the Hard Questions.

(BPT) – Opioids often are the go-to pain killer for everything from back aches and injuries to post-surgical pain, as evidenced by the more than 300 million prescriptions written each year. While they can help with moderate to severe short-term pain, opioids are not without risk. Because they have significant side effects, adding a n […] Read more
Solving the nation’s water problems before the tap runs dry

Solving the nation’s water problems before the tap runs dry

(BPT) – Cooking dinner, washing dishes, showering and flushing toilets – these are daily activities for most Americans. If you did any of these in the last 24 hours, you’ve contributed to the roughly 355 billion gallons of water that are used each day in this country. Water is our most basic, physical need, but […] Read more
5 reasons summer is salad season

5 reasons summer is salad season

(BPT) – Summer is an ideal time to turn over a new you. With the arrival of warm weather, a relaxed schedule and summer vacations, this is the moment to invest in a new wardrobe and, of course, a new, healthier menu. When you think of summer cuisine, light and flavorful is the order of […] Read more
Survey: Cataracts impact lifestyle; surgery brings emotional benefits

Survey: Cataracts impact lifestyle; surgery brings emotional benefits

(BPT) – You may know that cataracts can interfere with your ability to see clearly, but might be unaware of their impact on your emotions. Alcon, the global leader in eye care, conducted a survey of about 1,300 people age 60 and older who have undergone cataract surgery and found that almost 60 percent of […] Read more
Calling all blood donors: Roll up a sleeve and give where you live

Calling all blood donors: Roll up a sleeve and give where you live

(BPT) – Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. In fact, approximately 36,000 blood donations are needed each day nationwide. However, during the summer months, it is typically more difficult for blood donations to keep pace with demand, and this can result in summer shortages. To help bridge the gap and encourage lifesaving […] Read more
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