4 tips to ‘sleigh’ the holidays from SIMPLE Mobile
(BPT) – Between trips to the mall, cross-country travel and never-ending hosting duties, it can be easy to get caught up in the chaos of the holidays and forget to experience the joys the season bring. From capturing and sharing their favorite memories to booking flights and shopping for gifts, holiday shoppers rely on their […]
The most wonderful (and stressful) time of year. Could you be suffering from seasonal anxiety? Find out how to cope.
(BPT) – Hot cocoa by a crackling fire. The sounds of family and friends’ laughter heard throughout the house. Your favorite holiday movies on the television. This is the idyllic holiday scene. But what’s the reality? Statistics show us that the holiday season, portrayed as the most wonderful time of year, can also be a […]
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,’ […]
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 […]
Protect yourself from medical identity theft [Video]
Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – Medical identity theft is when someone steals or uses your personal information to submit fraudulent claims to Medicare, and other health insurers, without your authorization. Medical identity theft can disrupt your medical care and wastes taxpayer dollars. Protect your personal information, check medical […]
4 ways to take back control from breast cancer
(BPT) – It is no secret that dealing with breast cancer is hard. It can turn lives upside down, inspiring concerns on topics as wide-ranging as maintaining daily routines, paying for treatment and life expectancy. Underlying it all is its emotional toll. According to a survey by Ford Warriors in Pink, 44 percent of breast […]
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 […]
Is your child protected from preventable illnesses at school?
(BPT) – Fall is an exciting time for kids – seeing old friends, getting to know new classmates, learning new skills and exploring classrooms. But with all this fun and interaction, it’s important to remember one of the best ways to keep your child safe and healthy is to make sure he or she is […]
Decoding food labels: Scary additives or gifts from nature?
(BPT) – Food-ingredient labels are getting shorter. Why? Because the people have spoken: We want fewer, better ingredients in our foods. We asked, and the companies that make our food responded by replacing artificial colors and flavors, removing what’s unessential, and using naturally derived ingredients. But even shorter “clean” labels can still read like a […]
How stories from the community help shed light on an incurable cancer
(BPT) – Imagine sitting in a doctor’s office and being told you have an incurable form of blood cancer that you’ve never even heard of. A disease that sometimes has no symptoms and no known cause. A type of cancer that leads patients to go through ongoing cycles of relapse and remission before succumbing to […]