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Understanding Spasticity After Stroke

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Infuse life into the bath for a spa-like oasis

(BPT) – Today, more than ever, homeowners gravitate toward design elements that transform the bath into a spa-like oasis. Designers look to incorporate pieces inspired by the natural world to bring renewed energy into the room and create a soothing environment. From fixtures inspired by booming waterfalls, to neutral color schemes and natural light, nature […]

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From cancer nurse to cancer patient: One woman’s story

(BPT) – Throughout her career, Lindsay Norris had a close connection with cancer, helping others battle the disease. Then one day, it became even more personal. The 33­-year-­old oncology nurse still remembers the moment she heard the news of her own diagnosis – Stage 3 colorectal cancer. ‘I’ve been in those conversations so many times,’ […]

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5 simple ways to survive the holiday season

(BPT) – For most of us, the holidays are the busiest time of year. From finding the best deals to stuffing stockings, it’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle and forget the spirit of the season. Instead of enjoying valuable time with family and friends, the holidays are often defined by a […]

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6 fast fixes for a fresh, cozy home

(BPT) – As temperatures drop, you and your family will be spending more time living indoors – working, playing, relaxing and staying warm. More time indoors means it’s more important to keep your home fresh by staying ahead of the continual buildup of dirt, dust and allergens. Plus, taking a few simple steps to prepare […]

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Is It a cold or the flu? When to seek care

(BPT) – Your nose is running. You are coughing and tired. Are you sure it’s just a cold? You could have influenza, commonly referred to as ‘the flu.’ Although common, the flu can be serious and even lead to hospitalization or death. Knowing the difference between a cold and the flu is very important so […]

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Go from vacation deprivation to vacation inspiration

(BPT) – Pop quiz: When was the last time you took a vacation? A real vacation, not one of those staycations where you stuck around town to finish a project at your home? Do you even remember your last vacation? If you don’t, then you are officially vacation deprived. And you’re not alone. Research from […]

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Entertaining tips: Worry-free ways to clean before your guests arrive

(BPT) – For many of us, this is the best time of the year to spend with friends, family and lots of food. The weather has turned colder, the clocks have shifted back and we’re ready to invite guests over to eat, laugh and make new memories for the new year. Let’s face it, because […]

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The first rule of the road: Focus on driving

(BPT) – Have you noticed that traffic seems to be worse lately? There’s a good reason for that – there are more vehicles on the road than at any time in recent history. Unemployment is low and gas is affordable, which means more people are driving more miles. And more drivers means an increased risk […]

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4 great gifts for your green-living friend

(BPT) – Here’s a stat for you: More than 145 million Americans report being alarmed or concerned about climate change, according to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Yes, over 145 million. That’s more than a third of the nation’s total population. Are you one of them? Whether you are or not, it’s […]

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