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Wednesday 06/29/2016
New Battery Has 5X More Energy Storage
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It is one of those items on your perpetual to-do list that never seems to quite get done. You mean to, but encrypting your personal information to keep it safe, seems to fall hopelessly into that chasm between, "I'll do it later," and "Surely, it'll never happen to me."

Tuesday 06/28/2016
A+ lunchbox solutions for balanced back-to-school meals
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Heading back to school means a ramp up in routine for lots of families. One of the best ways to not only support their learning, but also show kids you care — even when you’re not there — is to pack a wholesome, balanced lunch.

My Journey: 30 Years Living with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - At the age of 23, Kim Bradley was starting a new chapter in her life. She recently married her high school sweetheart and was planning what their future would look like. Everything seemed to be going her way. When Kim first began experiencing fatigue and sensitivity in her legs and feet, she naturally associated it with working long hours at her new job. After all, she had just begun diving into her career as a bank teller, was young and healthy. What else could it be? But when her symptoms persisted, she knew something was wrong.

Debunking seasonal allergy myths [Infographic]
Posted: June 28, 2016

Americans Favor Investment in Cancer Cure
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As divisive as American politics can be, most Americans want their next president to pursue cancer cures, based on the results of a survey conducted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Monday 06/27/2016
Tips for a bug-free backyard barbecue
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - What fun would a backyard barbecue be without special people to share it with? Your guests are as important to the fun as great food and good weather. However, there’s one type of “guest” everyone can do without this summer — bugs. Stinging and biting insects can wreck even the best backyard gathering, unless you take steps to keep them away.

Easy Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) For many people pets are a part of the family. Owning a pet is a rewarding experience, but also an important responsibility. Fortunately, there are preventative measures that can be taken to help keep pets healthy.

5 Tips for Fast, Fun Golf
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Most golfers would agree that speeding up pace of play makes the game, and their time spent on the links, more enjoyable. And they know the faster they play their way through nine or 18 holes, the more golf they can squeeze into their busy lives.

Help Fuel the Simple Joys of Summer for Kids in Need
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Summer is about fun and freedom – and to most kids, it means months filled with playing in the sun, swimming at the lake or playing baseball in the park. However, more than 22 million children may lose access to free or reduced-price meal programs when school lets out.

Get Ready to Get Your Grill On
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Outdoor cooking is one of the highlights of the summer season, right up there with long days spent at the beach. Not only is grilling perfect for entertaining and socializing, but it also provides an ideal way to get out of the kitchen during the hot summer months.

Benefits of Responsible Use of Animal Antibiotics
Updated: June 27, 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: June 27, 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: June 27, 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: June 27, 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.

Less Fuel, More Power
Updated: June 27, 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.

5 Tips to Get More Out of Your Backyard
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Once warmer weather arrives, there is nothing better than spending time outside on your deck or patio. But before you can enjoy those outdoor spaces to the fullest, you need to put in a little work to make them feel fresh and new again.

Friday 06/24/2016
How smart parents keep kids healthy despite summer temptations
Posted: June 24, 2016

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Thursday 06/23/2016
Appear Younger With a Stunning Smile
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There's no stopping the aging process, but there are options for those who want to look and feel younger. One trend that is gaining popularity as an alternative to plastic surgery is cosmetic dentistry, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

Mental Health First Aid: How To Help In A Crisis
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Greg (not his real name) was worried when he noticed Heather (not her real name) did not show up to teach her Sunday school class at their church. Skipping a commitment was out of character for his normally reliable and responsible friend. Knowing that Heather had been struggling with depression, Greg texted her to see how she was doing. Heather replied, indicating that she was really struggling—she was having a mental health crisis.

When Is A Moody Teenager A Cause For Concern?
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Most teenagers are sad or moody at times. But depression is something different. A person with depression feels sad or down most of the time for a period of at least two weeks, and loses interest in activities he or she once enjoyed. Depression is a serious condition that can impact a teen’s performance at school or work, as well as his or her interactions with family and friends. Studies show that one out of every eight teenagers has depression. When depression is severe—known as major depressive disorder, or MDD—it can cause great harm, including an increased risk of suicide.

Wednesday 06/22/2016
10 early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's [Infographic]
Posted: June 22, 2016

(BPT) - - Alzheimer’s is not normal aging – it’s a fatal disease. Although many associate Alzheimer's with memory loss, the disease may appear through a variety of signs and symptoms that usually develop slowly and worsen over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Every 66 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s, but diagnosis is often delayed due to low public awareness of the early signs of the disease. Experts from the Alzheimer’s Association have developed the 10 Warning Signs and symptoms that everyone should learn to recognize in themselves and others. Visit to learn more.

Yes, Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most parents know how damaging the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can be to our skin, which is why they dutifully slather sunscreen on their kids during the summer. But one thing that often gets overlooked is protecting their children's eyes.

Five Fast Facts about PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive)
Posted: June 22, 2016

(BPT) - Teva Women’s Health, Inc., the maker of PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive), a copper-releasing device that is placed in a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years, recently conducted a survey of 1,000 U.S. women ages 18-34 to understand what some women know about IUDs (intrauterine device). Of the women surveyed, 80% believed they had an understanding of how an IUD works, but in reality, over half of women had misinformation about IUDs. To help educate women about the only IUD that is highly effective without the use of hormones, Teva Women’s Health, Inc. presents five fast facts about PARAGARD® below. PARAGARD® does not protect against HIV or STDs.

Tuesday 06/21/2016
5 Tips for Managing Diabetes With the Help of Your "Diabetes Dream Team"
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - You may have seen in the news that diabetes has become a public health epidemic, affecting more than 29 million people in the United States. What you may not know is that if not treated properly, diabetes can affect many areas of a person’s health.1

Can An Aspirin A Day Keep The Doctor Away?
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—Aspirin is a familiar over-the-counter medicine that reduces pain. Taking a low-dose or “baby” aspirin every day has long been recommended to people who have had a heart attack or stroke, so they can prevent another one. Evidence now shows that for people aged 50 to 69 at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, aspirin can help prevent a heart attack or stroke from happening in the first place and, if taken for five to 10 years, can also help prevent colorectal cancer.

Monday 06/20/2016
Emerging trends in nursing instruction signal shifts across education
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - When patients are treated as individuals, they become engaged, active partners in their care plan and their health outcomes improve. This shift in providing customized care to patients is also being adopted by nurse educators, who are applying a similar approach that sets up nursing students for success in both the education and clinical setting. The customization of care is also a driving force behind four growing trends across education: individualized instruction, experiential learning, educating for cultural humility and increased access to education for military students.

Protect Your Family From Mosquitoes Six Ways
Updated: June 21, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—According to the World Health Organization, as many as 3 to 4 million people may be exposed to the Zika virus in the next 12 months—but you and your family don’t have to be among them. To combat the Zika virus–carrying Aedes mosquito, the use of personal insect repellents is already surging in many places where the virus has been reported.

Break Through
Updated: June 20, 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: June 20, 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: June 20, 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.

Easy Tips to Keep Kids Active this Summer
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) With the school year complete, kids are excited to relax after a year of hard work, learning and extracurricular activities. However, this may lead to the temptation of sitting on the couch watching TV or playing on a computer or mobile device.

Summer-Ready Beauty Secrets
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) It’s time to get your body ready for tanks and shorts, bikinis at the beach, evenings out with friends and vacationing with family – all of which mean showing off your beautiful skin. Summer styles call for a whole new approach to body care.

Keeping Summer Fun
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Summer is here and that means it’s time for baseball games, barbecues, camping trips and other vacations. However, it’s also a time for continued learning, whether you’re staying at home or out on the go exploring your community and beyond.

Summer Spritzers to Sip and Share
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 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.

Small-Scale Home Upgrades with a Big Impact
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) When it comes to remodeling, there are dozens of ways to improve your home’s overall value and appeal without breaking the bank. Opt for projects that are manageable in scale, affordable and deliver benefits in multiple ways, such as aesthetics and energy efficiency.

Friday 06/17/2016
The risk of re-infection: What the prescription anti-fungals won't do
Updated: June 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - About 35 million Americans suffer from toe, finger, and athlete’s foot fungus, and with so many over-the-counter and prescription products, it’s hard for consumers to choose the right option. “Patients not only need to treat the infection but also break the cycle of re-infection,” as said by Mahmoud Ghannoum and Nancy Isham.* The hardest part is deciding what product to recommend to help diminish re-infection. Prescription drugs, OTC and alternative remedies, all have their benefits and drawbacks, but how do you know what is the most effective solution?

Thursday 06/16/2016
Biotech Companies Remain the "It" Stock to Have in Your Portfolio
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If investors have learned anything from Wall Street in recent years, it's how finicky the market can be. While there is no "sure thing" when it comes to investing, analysts agree that biotech companies remain a solid opportunity.

Father of five fights bladder cancer with immunotherapy
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - About 90 percent of people diagnosed with bladder cancer are over the age of 55.1 So when Kevin Williamson, a father of five who lives in Chicago, was diagnosed at age 43, it was the last thing he expected.

Wednesday 06/15/2016
How Brand Marketers Increase Loyalty and Reach
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Did you know that advertisers spend more than $400 billion in the United States to help influence consumers and businesses to purchase goods and services; promote brands and causes, and take action?

More Responsible Marketing of Opioids Needed
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - An overmedicated society is in need of adjustment.

U.S. report: Eggs essential to top 3 healthy diets, but some eggs are better than others
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - (BPT) - They’re considered by many to be among nature’s most perfect foods, and nutritionists are increasingly touting their health benefits.

Tuesday 06/14/2016
Tips for Seniors Who Suffer From Muscle Aches and Pains
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In a world that values 24/7 connectivity, consumers are quickly learning that technology and the demands we place on it do not necessarily align. Think about it: technology requires power, but energy sources that are currently available can't possibly meet our needs.

Dads and Grads: They've Worked Hard for These Gifts
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In a world that values 24/7 connectivity, consumers are quickly learning that technology and the demands we place on it do not necessarily align. Think about it: technology requires power, but energy sources that are currently available can't possibly meet our needs.

Protect Yourself From Summer Stingers
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In a world that values 24/7 connectivity, consumers are quickly learning that technology and the demands we place on it do not necessarily align. Think about it: technology requires power, but energy sources that are currently available can't possibly meet our needs.

Make the Most of Your Backyard This Summer
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Summer has arrived, and homeowners are ready to make the most of their outdoor spaces. Current outdoor living trends focus on several areas, including heating, lighting, dining and multilevel design, with the overall theme of creating a welcoming, relaxing environment suitable for entertaining guests or enjoying in private.

"Light" Up the Grill: Three Creative Tips for a Leaner Barbeque Menu
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It's time to dust off the grills, pile up the charcoal and break out the oversized spatula because grilling season is here! With school out for the summer, it's time for families to gear up for barbecue parties filled with tasty grilled grub. If you're looking to whip up barbecue favorites at your next family cookout but still want to keep the menu lean, follow these go-to tips for lightened up versions of classic dishes that don't sacrifice an ounce of flavor.

STD Awareness and the Importance of Treatment
Posted: June 14, 2016

(BPT) - When you think of the phrase “sexually transmitted disease” (STD) what comes to mind? Most people will think of a specific condition – maybe one they’ve had a personal experience with or one that’s frequently referenced in the news or online. However, there are more than 20 different types of STDs.[i]

Monday 06/13/2016
Probiotics: Common Myths and Shocking Truths
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) With all the attention paid to health and wellness these days, it’s no wonder that probiotics are such a hot topic. Probiotics support digestive health and strong immunity (70 percent of our immune system is located in the digestive tract); however, there are a lot of myths surrounding them.

Refresh, Restore and Repair Your Health
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) When it comes to your overall health, taking simple steps to keep yourself in good shape is key. Regardless of age or physical ability, practicing healthy habits can help improve both your physical and mental states, and lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

Be a Superhero of Summer Safety
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking and other fun outdoor activities. Playground falls, lawnmower accidents, campfire and fire pit burns are some common and potentially life-altering childhood injuries that happen during summer months.