Clear winter roads keep us safe and the economy humming

Clear winter roads keep us safe and the economy humming

(BPT) – Across the U.S., more than 70 percent of the population lives in areas affected by snow and ice. Each winter the average driver in these areas will see more than 5 inches of snow on the roads. And when the snow is falling there are few things more comforting than the sight of […] Read more
Invisible hearing aids make myths of wearing one disappear

Invisible hearing aids make myths of wearing one disappear

(BPT) – While 48 million Americans have significant hearing loss, many of them do not wear a hearing aid. In fact, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 80 percent of people who would benefit from wearing a hearing aid do not wear one. Looking older, doesn’t fit lifestyle and too much of a […] Read more
Instant confidence: 5 easy ways to boost your self-image

Instant confidence: 5 easy ways to boost your self-image

(BPT) – Feeling good about yourself these days? If so, you’re ahead of the game, since a recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world. Those findings could be empowering in light of the fact that even small changes […] Read more
Behind the Fuss for Real Grass Playing Fields

Behind the Fuss for Real Grass Playing Fields

(BPT) – Whether attending a child’s scrimmage, the hottest college bowl game of the week or a professional playoff, the vibrant expanse of a football field offers more than a colorful canvas for the action. Often an afterthought for spectators, the choice of playing surface – natural vs. artificial – is a major decision for […] Read more
Don’t let asthma ruin the holidays

Don’t let asthma ruin the holidays

(BPT) – With colder months arriving, there are a few things on everybody's minds: festive treats, gift shopping and of course, time spent with family and friends. As many people look forward to the holiday season, asthma sufferers need to be aware and prepared for all the triggers this time of the year can bring. […] Read more
Moms-to-be: Forget pickles and reach for pistachios

Moms-to-be: Forget pickles and reach for pistachios

(BPT) – Results of a new study among pregnant women with impaired glucose intolerance during gestation (GIGT) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) – commonly known as gestational diabetes – show that eating pistachios may help manage blood sugar levels. The study is the first to evaluate the glucose response after consumption of pistachios in pregnant […] Read more
It takes two: Battling a devastating lung disease

It takes two: Battling a devastating lung disease

(BPT) – (BPT) – Theta Rone and her husband James have been together, side-by-side, through it all – from the grade school classroom to the birth of their two children. They’re an ideal example of ‘it takes two’ even when the going gets tough. In 2014, the couple was just settling down to enjoy their […] Read more
Bacterial Vaginosis: One in Three U.S. Women Have Been Affected by This Vaginal Infection That Can Have Serious Health Risks If Left Untreated

Bacterial Vaginosis: One in Three U.S. Women Have Been Affected by This Vaginal Infection That Can Have Serious Health Risks If Left Untreated

(BPT) – Over the course of their lives, many women experience symptoms of a vaginal infection, which can often be uncomfortable and confusing. What they may not know is that what they’re experiencing could be symptoms of bacterial vaginosis (BV) – one of the most prevalent gynecologic infections in the U.S., affecting 21 million women […] Read more
Home cleaning routines for allergy relief

Home cleaning routines for allergy relief

(BPT) – Many people turn to nasal sprays and antihistamines to combat seasonal nasal allergies or hay fever, but keeping the home clean to combat allergens, pollen and dust mite debris is just as important in the fight against allergies. Vacuum often, and with the right filters and bags One key to minimizing allergens at […] Read more
Try this protein-packed substitute to make lunchtime more nutritious

Try this protein-packed substitute to make lunchtime more nutritious

(BPT) – Cottage cheese is having a moment. Nutritionists and health-minded individuals have discovered that the dairy case staple can actually unlock a lot of mealtime solutions, especially when it comes to remaking recipes with a creamy base, such as tuna salad and veggie dip. Simply swap the mayonnaise, cream cheese or sour cream with […] Read more
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