A mother’s loss sheds light on need for better asthma control

A mother’s loss sheds light on need for better asthma control

(BPT) – For people living with asthma, managing the condition becomes part of their daily life. But some may not know that, in spite of their best efforts, their asthma may still be uncontrolled. Benjamin Buckley was one of those people. Ben, as he was known, was just 7 years old when he died from […] Read more
Pets help seniors stay healthier and happier, wherever they live, studies show

Pets help seniors stay healthier and happier, wherever they live, studies show

(BPT) – French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette once said, ‘Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.’ Pets provide meaningful social support for owners, and they can be especially beneficial for seniors. Ample research shows pet ownership delivers physical and mental health benefits for seniors, regardless of whether they’re living on their own or in […] Read more
Is your family expanding? Protect what matters most with these nursery safety checks

Is your family expanding? Protect what matters most with these nursery safety checks

(BPT) – You may have chosen an ideal color palette and all of your nursery furniture, but have you thought about some key safety checks? ‘The arrival of a baby means you have to take a look at your home in a whole new light,’ said Tarsila Wey, marketing director for First Alert, the most […] Read more
Age ferociously with this eating game plan

Age ferociously with this eating game plan

(BPT) – A healthy diet and lifestyle are our best weapons against age-related diseases, and for staying healthy and active throughout life. Becci Twombley is sports dietitian for USC Athletics and Angels Baseball, overseeing the nutrition of 650 collegiate athletes and the 200 MLB and minor league baseball players within the Angels organization. The healthy […] Read more
3 activities to help you move safely after knee surgery

3 activities to help you move safely after knee surgery

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – Most patients undergoing knee surgery want to know when they’ll be able to return to a pain-free, active lifestyle and do the things they once enjoyed before knee pain took over. For 58-year-old Kathleen Cohan, this meant a desire to return to mountain […] Read more
4 back-to-school basics for a successful school year

4 back-to-school basics for a successful school year

(BPT) – With the summer months starting to cool, one thing is certain – it’s time to store the beach toys for next summer and dust off the backpacks and notebooks for the upcoming school year. Whether back-to-school season means returning to the routine of nightly homework or packing lunches in the morning, one thing […] Read more
Are you safe from BPA? The answer may surprise you

Are you safe from BPA? The answer may surprise you

(BPT) – Based on how much you’ve heard about bisphenol A (BPA) in recent news articles, it would be perfectly understandable if you concluded that BPA is public enemy No. 1. It’s apparently everywhere at unsafe levels, and there is no way to escape. Or is there? There must be somewhere we can go to […] Read more
Enjoy the latest trend in swimming pools

Enjoy the latest trend in swimming pools

(BPT) – It was supposed to be a community swimming pool, but many people stayed away because they couldn’t tolerate the biting, nose-curdling odor of chlorine. Others experienced breathing and skin problems. So the Evergreen Commons senior center in Holland, Michigan, converted its 65,000-gallon chlorine pool into a saltwater pool. People who had stayed away […] Read more
5 tips to solve separation anxiety in your pet

5 tips to solve separation anxiety in your pet

(BPT) – With good weather and flexible work schedules, summer time is the best season for spending some extra time with your pet. However, once fall comes, the kids aren’t the only ones in the family that experience the back-to-school blues. Separation anxiety can happen for many reasons among pets, but with the changing routine […] Read more
How to Tackle a Dust-Free Renovation

How to Tackle a Dust-Free Renovation

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – Kristen Johnson* loved her home, her family and their active lifestyle. She’d never want to change a thing – except for her foyer and adjoining dining room. When she and her husband first moved into their home, they had intended to refinish the […] Read more
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