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Good health at any age: What women should watch out for

(BPT) – Being healthy is a common goal for many people, but good health does not have a finite endpoint; it’s an ongoing process that unfolds over a lifetime. For women, aging can bring on surprising health changes as they move through the decades of their life. From good nutrition and proper exercise to bone […]

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Four times you should choose organic when it comes to your child

(BPT) – If you’re a parent, you’ve probably come across ongoing debates regarding the term ‘organic’ and what should go into your child’s body. But, what about organic versus non-GMO? A recent study from Perrigo Nutritionals revealed that more than half of moms didn’t know that organic is inherently non-GMO. So, what’s the real difference? […]

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Sports nutritionals 101: What you should know about supplementing your workout

(BPT) – Whether you’re an athlete looking for an extra competitive edge or would just like to increase the effectiveness of your daily workout, you have most likely considered adding nutritional supplements to your fitness routine. Diet, exercise and everyday lifestyle are all factors that can help determine the right supplements for you. ‘It’s not […]

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How much juice should kids drink? What you need to know about juice and serving size

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – Selecting beverages for your children can be tricky. What should they be drinking and how much should they drink? Dr. Lisa Thornton, pediatrician and mother, breaks down new juice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and answers questions about 100 percent […]

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5 surprising facts about dairy you should know

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – Have you ever stopped to think about what a delicious cheeseburger, the dressing on your salad or your morning extra-foam latte have in common? They’re all undeniably dairy! From cow care to nutrient-packed punches, here are five facts you may not know about […]

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Hepatitis C: Why baby boomers should be tested immediately

(BPT) – If you were born between 1945 and 1965, you could be one of more than 3 million baby boomers living with hepatitis C in the U.S. and not even know it. Despite only making up 27 percent of the U.S. population, baby boomers account for more than 75 percent of hepatitis C cases […]

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7 reasons why millennials love gardening (and you should, too)

(BPT) – The stereotype: Millennials spend more time interacting with the digital world than the natural world around them. The reality: Five million of the 6 million people who took up gardening in 2015 were millennials, according to the 2016 National Gardening Survey. More millennials (people between the ages of 21 and 34) than any […]

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3 things you should know about ‘surprise medical bills’

(BPT) – Patients receiving medical care increasingly also receive something unexpected and troubling — a bill they thought would be paid by their health insurance plan. Without knowing, patients may be treated by physicians or providers outside their health insurance network who are paid at a lower rate than an in-network physician. Patients are then […]

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Are you at risk for thrombosis? 5 things you should know

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – What do Serena Williams, Chris Bosh, Regis Philbin and hundreds of thousands of other Americans have in common? They all suffered blood clots — a common medical condition known as thrombosis. Thrombosis is responsible for one in four deaths worldwide, but the good […]

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Pregnant? What you should know about preterm birth

(BPT) – Not long after the joy of discovering you’re pregnant, the worries set in. You may think you know all the threats – Zika virus, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes – and take appropriate steps to minimize them. But what do you know about one of the most common pregnancy complications – preterm birth? About one […]

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