Tag Archives: Things

Flu facts: Top 5 things you need to know about the flu shot this year

(BPT) – You hear about it on the news. You see the signs in the pharmacy windows. Even your friends and co-workers are talking about it. The flu shot is a highly discussed topic, and for good reason! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, 5 to 20 percent of […] Read more

Looking for a Medicare Part D plan? Consider these 3 things

(BPT) – Many people are surprised to find out that Original Medicare doesn't cover prescription drugs. For help with the cost of your medications, you can choose a standalone Part D plan or a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription coverage, but navigating your options can be complicated. With Medicare Open Enrollment running from Oct. 15 Read more

The top 5 things to know about opioids

(BPT) – While a decade ago you may not have heard much about opioids, today they make headlines daily. The nationwide epidemic crosses generations and socioeconomic lines, and it’s affecting your family, friends and neighbors. “Opioids have long been used clinically to treat pain, but prior to the 1990s they were primarily Read more

5 things parents need to know about HPV

(BPT) – Being a parent means looking out for your kids. When they were small it meant making sure they wore a helmet, crossed the street carefully and wore sunscreen. As they get older, the health challenges they face change. As they become adolescents, you can’t always be with them, so you warn against things […] Read more

The eyes have it: 4 things your eyes may communicate without you knowing it

(BPT) – Your eyes: you stare with them, wink with them and roll them. You use your eyes to communicate your thoughts and feelings every single day. Whether you’re aware of it or not, your eyes can speak volumes about who you are and what you feel. But could your eyes be sending the wrong […] Read more

The eyes have it: 5 things you can do to reduce your child’s exposure to harmful blue light

(BPT) – A generation ago, limiting a child’s screen time meant putting restrictions on how much television they could watch in a single day. “No more than two hours a day and don’t sit too close to the screen.” Those were the rules, and while enforcing them was a challenge, it was easy to remember. […] Read more

4 things you can do to protect your drinking water

(BPT) – Water is something many of us tend to devote little time thinking about, not because it is unimportant but because we take our clean, safe drinking water for granted. That is, until something occurs that shifts our focus and shows us how potentially fragile our water infrastructure really is. News headlines from across […] Read more

5 things you must know about this groundbreaking treatment for servicemen and women

(BPT) – When the nation's servicemen and women serve a tour of duty overseas, many don't return home the same. Nearly 60 percent of servicemen and 50 percent of servicewomen experience at least one traumatic event during their service, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. These events have the potential to cause life-long Read more

5 things you need to know about vaccines

(BPT) – No one wakes up in the morning hoping to be sick. Yet despite the angst people have about becoming ill, many forgo one of the easiest, most effective ways to protect themselves and their loved ones from common and even severe illnesses -- they choose not to get vaccinated. There are many reasons […] Read more

4 things you can do today to support your heart health

(BPT) – On the path to good health, it pays to follow your heart -- literally. A healthy heart is essential to supporting good overall health, yet many people ignore the warning signs that their heart is not as healthy as it could be. A 2016 survey from the American Academy of Family Physicians, conducted […] Read more
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