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Back-to-School Checklist for Families with Asthma

(StatePoint) For the more than six million children living with asthma nationwide, gearing up for another school year involves much more than picking out a new pencil case and backpack. Asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children in the U.S. under the age of 15 and one of the main reasons that students miss school due to illness, with more than 10 million lost school days every year.

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Thursday 07/21/2016
The Importance of Heart Health in the Heat
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Summer brings warmer temperatures, and that means more people are enjoying the outdoors. But if you have heart failure, it's important to know that heat can also put extra stress on your heart.

Wednesday 07/20/2016
Perspectives in diabetes care [Infographic]
Posted: July 20, 2016

(BPT) - - A survey conducted by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), with support from Sanofi US, found differences in perception between adults living with type 2 diabetes as well as physicians and other medical professionals when it comes to patients’ willingness to take action to achieve A1C targets quicker.

Heart Failure Survivor Inspiring Others Through National Contest
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—In the past five years, Jessica Rogers has fished in Alaska, camped with friends, and held her newborn nephew. She also became engaged to the love of her life, and together, they bought and remodeled a home in the area north of Seattle where she lives.

Tuesday 07/19/2016
Dads and Daughters Can Profit From Each Other on Father's Day
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - She's not just "daddy's little girl" anymore. And this Father's Day, it turns out that both millennial daughters and their Boomer dads could profit by sharing financial advice with each other.

Heart Health in the Heat
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Summer brings warmer temperatures, and that means more people are enjoying the outdoors. But if you have heart failure, it's important to know that heat can also put extra stress on your heart.

Flunking fitness: Common health, fitness misconceptions persist on both sides of the Atlantic [Infographic]
Posted: July 19, 2016

(BPT) - While the global discussion around making healthier choices continues to gain steam, it’s clear that Americans and Europeans struggle to grasp basic health and fitness concepts. In a survey from Nautilus, Inc., both Americans and Europeans earned a failing grade — scoring 42 percent and 39 percent, respectively.

Getting Real About the Bathroom: Tips and Resources for Managing IBS-D
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—For most people, going to the bathroom is a routine and uneventful experience that requires little planning. Yet for as many as 15 million Americans with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D), trying to predict when they’ll need the bathroom again is a daily source of anxiety.

Monday 07/18/2016
Keep your family protected from pesky mosquitoes this summer
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Summer is here, which means you can count on two things: warm weather and mosquitoes.

5 tips for protecting kids with food allergies at school
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - If it seems like life-threatening food allergies are more common than they were when you were a kid, you’re not imagining it. The number of children with food allergies increased by nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers are working to discover why food allergies are on the rise in developed countries around the world.

Join Billions Around the World and Go for Gold During the Olympics
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - "Go for the Gold" will be the mantra echoed around the globe as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or the 2016 Summer Olympics, as we refer to them here in the U.S, gets underway this summer. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will play host to a record number of countries participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 207 countries will "go for the gold," looking to make World Records and beat their personal best along the way.

Earth-Friendly American Ethanol: An Important Success Story
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There is little question ethanol is helping America reduce its dependence on foreign oil -- lowering gasoline prices, improving the environment with lower emissions and growing the economy with jobs that can't be outsourced.

5 Lifestyle Tips to Help Manage Your Diabetes
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Diabetes affects more than 29 million people in the United States and approximately 387 million people worldwide.1,2 INDYCAR driver Charlie Kimball happens to be one of the millions living with diabetes. Charlie’s motto is that he is living proof that you can do almost anything with diabetes, and he has not let it stop him from achieving his dreams. After all, he has learned how to race at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour, while still monitoring and managing his blood sugar.

Sleep Better at Night, Feel Better During the Day
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Sleeping should be simple, but insomnia and other sleeping disorders prevent many people from getting the rest they need for good health. Internet data suggests that approximately 246,000 searches are done on "insomnia" per month, and 60 percent of American adults report having sleep-related problems several nights a week, according to the American Psychological Association.

Clear Up Your Misconceptions About Tube Feeding
Posted: July 18, 2016

(BPT) - When we think of nutrition, what typically comes to mind are the foods we eat through the process of chewing and swallowing. However, a key determining factor in nutrition includes not only what an individual consumes, but also how he or she consumes it. Sometimes certain physical or medical conditions make it challenging or impossible for a person to consume enough food or fluids orally, warranting the use of a tube feeding. In fact, today, it is estimated that more than 30,700 people living in the U.S. use tube feedings in their homes.[1]

How to Conquer Tough Financial Times
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Even the most savvy money handlers can fall on hard times when unexpected circumstances push your budget beyond its limits. These ideas may help you emerge from a tough financial situation and get back on track.

3 Simple Rules for Healthy, Happy Eggs
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) When you head to the grocery store for organic eggs, you assume a certain level of quality in how your eggs were produced. While there are standards and requirements that companies follow in labeling their eggs, the standards lack regulation and don't truly reflect whether or not hens are treated humanely.

Fuel Up Like Team USA
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) U.S. Olympic athletes know what it takes to build a champion: a lifetime of determination and training, countless competitions and years of fueling their bodies with the right foods and beverages.

Safe, Effective Options to Treat Pain
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Sales of prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012 alone enough opioid prescriptions were written for “every American adult to have their own bottle of pills.”

Sipable, Sharable Summer Spritzers
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(Family Features) No gathering on a warm summer day is complete without an array of food and chilled refreshments. This summer, add some fun to the beverage cart with fresh, fruity spritzers that make any occasion feel like a beach getaway.

8 Household Items You May Need To Replace
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(Family Features) There are items in your home that you know to replace on a regular basis, such as a toothbrush, air conditioner filter or water heater. There are also things in your home that you may not replace until they are worn out, when in fact, most household items also have a shelf life that should be adhered to for efficiency, safety and health reasons.

4 Essential Strategies for Growing Your Business
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(Family Features) Since opening its first store in 1986, the foundation of Mattress Firm’s success has been built on a commitment to its core values: service, integrity and passion. Now, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, a three-decade journey has seen it grow from a single Houston store to 3,500 stores in 48 states. The following strategies can help grow the success of your business, too.

Wednesday 07/13/2016
Why you need vitamin E - and how to get your daily dose
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - You get your fill of vitamins C and D by eating oranges and soaking in a little sun each day, which is good for your body and mind. Small habits like these can have a big impact on your overall health and help you feel your best each day. However, vitamins C and D aren't the only vitamins your body needs to thrive. Take vitamin E, for example. This overlooked vitamin is essential to our well-being and yet, many people don't know anything about it. Let's take a moment to learn about the super vitamin, and what you can do to get your daily intake.

Tuesday 07/12/2016
Breaking the weight-loss cycle
Updated: July 13, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Many Americans are living with excess weight and obesity, meaning they have a higher-than-normal body weight for their height. With more than a third of the U.S. adult population affected by obesity, the marketplace is saturated with “quick-fix” weight-loss tips and unhealthy and unsustainable diets. Indeed, at the beginning of every year, favorite snacks are left out of the grocery cart, gym memberships soar and healthy-cooking programs earn a second look as losing weight tops New Year’s resolution lists. 

Monday 07/11/2016
Dogs Across America Are Freaking Out for Mealtime!
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Pet owners are always looking for new ways to show their love for their four-legged friends. We know that treats and toys often do the trick, but what about making mealtime more exciting?

Wake Up Refreshed
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Ready, set, go. Just as you would set off at the starting line of a race, this hectic pace is how mornings begin for most working men and women.

4 Tips to Stay Fit While Traveling 
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) If summer travel plans frequently keep you away from home, it can be a challenge to maintain your regular fitness routine. With dedication, planning and a little creativity, you can use these tips from fitness entrepreneur Cassey Ho to maintain your workout regimen no matter where your travels take you.

Winning Workouts for Better Health
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) If you’ve recently begun a new workout regimen, you may find yourself wondering if you’re doing the right activities to really make a difference. Unfortunately, because everyone’s body, health and nutrition needs are very personal, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to that question.

Benefits of Responsible Use of Animal Antibiotics
Updated: July 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Animal antibiotics have been used by farmers for decades to make food safer, prevent animal suffering and lessen the burden on our planet. However, concern about human antibiotic resistance is inspiring scrutiny of all uses of antibiotics.

How to Deal with Rising Health Care Costs
Updated: July 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Many seniors are finding their medical expenses exceed what they anticipated when planning for retirement. Maximizing the value of available assets can be one of the ways to significantly ease a stressed budget.

Smooth the Ride for Dogs with Motion Sickness
Updated: July 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Because the symptoms of canine motion sickness can mimic several other problems, many pet owners may not realize their dogs suffer from this condition.

Benefits of a Digital Detox During Summer Travel
Updated: July 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Despite your best intentions to take time off for a relaxing getaway, chances are high that you’ll find it difficult to fully unplug from your digital devices. While you probably realize that staying connected prevents you from recharging, you may not be aware that it can also expose you to potential security risks.

Saturday 07/09/2016
Tips to help moms sleep better during back-to-school transitions
Updated: July 17, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Early mornings, new extracurricular activities and loads of homework — back to school is a big transition for kids. With the focus on children’s success, there’s one family member who always sacrifices her well-being to ensure days run smoothly: Mom.

Thursday 07/07/2016
Biotech Companies Are Still the "It" Stock to Have in Your Portfolio
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If Wall Street has taught investors anything in recent years, it's how finicky the market can be. While there is never a "sure thing" when it comes to investing, analysts agree that biotech companies are still a solid opportunity.

What to Ask About the Medicines You Take
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Have you ever been prescribed medication by your healthcare provider, only to arrive home and find that you're unsure about the possible side effects? Or the correct dose? Or the risk of taking the new medication together with other medicines you already use? Have you ever felt too embarrassed -- or too rushed -- to clarify medication information or instructions with your provider?

Summer Is the Perfect Time to Catch Up on Some Reading
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As summer days grow longer (and hotter), with them comes a more relaxed mindset -- there are no lunches to make, kids to get off to school or parent-teacher conferences to attend. In short, it tends to be a great time to catch up on some of those guilty pleasures that you deny yourself nine other months out of the year.

Driver Safety: New Tips for Road Trips
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For many, summer is about freedom on the open road. It's a carefree time, focused on fun, family and adventures.

What to Look for in a New House This Home Buying Season
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Mortgage rates have remained low, and home prices are stable or rising in most communities.

Is Your Eye Makeup Making You Sick? What You Need to Know
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For many women, eye makeup is an essential part of being properly dressed, as important as a stylish outfit or nice shoes.

There's At Least One Thing Americans Are Satisfied With
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - How often are the overwhelming majority of Americans satisfied with anything these days?

True or False: Is LASIK Permanent?
Updated: July 08, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—One of the most frequently asked questions about LASIK is: How long does it last? Leading eye surgeon Eric D. Donnenfeld, M.D. and member of the American Refractive Surgery Council, has an answer.

Wednesday 07/06/2016
I have a rare disease called TGCT, also known as PVNS or GCT-TS. What now? Is it treatable?
Updated: July 08, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - TGCT stands for tenosynovial giant cell tumor, which is also sometimes called pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) or giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath (GCT-TS). To most of us this may not have been something we have heard of before because the joint disorder is very rare. Only 11 cases per million are estimated annually.

Healthy living for Hispanic-Americans this summer
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - This post is brought to you by Eisai Inc.

Give Seniors a Lift With Household Chores
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Many older adults want to remain in their homes as they continue to enjoy good health and independence. However, some activities of daily living, including household chores, become more challenging with age because of factors such as slower gait, impaired balance, reduced mobility, and reduced muscle strength.

Tuesday 07/05/2016
From UV rays to allergies: 5 ways to protect your eyes this summer
Updated: July 06, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - When the sky is blue and the sun is shining, you're not one to stay indoors. Instead, you plan on fully enjoying the beautiful weather by planning backyard barbecues, hitting the beach and simply relaxing out on the patio. As you apply sunscreen to prepare for a few hours outdoors, remember your eyes require protection as well. These five summer eye safety tips protect your vision so you can keep the fun going all summer long. 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Practical Ways To Manage The Condition
Updated: July 06, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—"There was the time that I was on my first vacation," recalls Melissa D., "which was a cruise, and I became sick with abdominal pain and cramping. My IBS was incredibly overwhelming for me," explains the young adult from Illinois. She is not alone. More than a decade ago, Melissa joined the one in six Americans who are diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). With proper medical guidance and the addition of a new, non-prescription product called IBgard® to her management plan, Melissa lives an energetic lifestyle surrounded by family and friends, while also attending school and working—and taking some memorable vacations, too.

Tell Your Kids: Go Out And Play
Updated: July 14, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you tell your children to stop playing and hit the books, you may want to think again. The Genius of Play, a movement to bring more play into kids’ lives, wants you to know that playtime is critical to healthy child development. Through play, kids build physical skills, improve cognitive abilities, learn communication and social skills, process and express emotions, and increase creativity.

Monday 07/04/2016
Break Through
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Consumers today increasingly rely on connected devices to research products and services before making purchases – so it’s no secret that small businesses need to focus more of their marketing resources than ever before on online strategies.

Fixing the Pain Problem
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Sales of prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012 alone enough opioid prescriptions were written for “every American adult to have their own bottle of pills.”

6 Simple Ways to Dazzle Without the Hassle
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) When a long day at the office turns into a late evening with family or friends, you need a quick and easy get-ready routine so you can get up and do it all again the next day. Keep your morning hassle-free with these time-trimming tips.

Less Fuel, More Power
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) As homeowners constantly look for ways to be more environmentally friendly, lawn equipment is a good place to start. There are revolutionary lawn care products on the market today that provide a more efficient way to accomplish tasks around the yard without sacrificing power and strength.