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(BPT) - It seems as though there’s a lot of disagreement in our country these days. Political parties not only argue with each other, but they also fight within their ranks. Turn on the news and bickering is everywhere. Click on any internet story and you’ll read through pages of angry comments.

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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.

New tool promises to bridge communication gap for overactive bladder
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Sixty is a milestone for Carolyn Hampton and she’s not shy about sharing her age because it’s a tribute to how she’s lived. She’s more active than ever; she loves to dance and has even taken up tennis and running. None of this would have been possible a few years back because of her constant worry and concern about having an accident. Hampton’s in charge now, but for years her bladder ran the show.

Monday 06/13/2016
6 tips and insights to avoid the 'grandparent scam'
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 4:33 am

Friday 06/10/2016
For Alzheimer's caregivers, knowledge is power
Updated: June 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Michael Snowden was just 12 and his sister 16 when their mother began to exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Although they didn’t receive a definitive diagnosis until seven years later, the need to assume caregiving roles while still in their teens profoundly affected their lives.

Monday 06/06/2016
The truth about Alzheimer's: early detection makes a difference
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - It’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, affects more than 5 million Americans and one out of every three seniors will die from it. Yet misconceptions surround Alzheimer’s disease.

Four simple ways to stay safe this summer
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - June is National Safety Month — an appropriate time to assess your personal safety and plan ahead for emergencies. This is especially important for those living on their own and looking for ways to maintain their independence. A few simple tips and safety measures will help give peace of mind that you’ve taken necessary precautions to prepare for unexpected incidents.

Friday 06/03/2016
How Brand Marketers Drive Lift in Loyalty, Reach
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Through its unique patient assistance programs, EMD Serono, Inc., the North America biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has been working to bridge significant gaps in coverage of fertility treatment for eligible active U.S. military, and veterans who have been injured in service such as Alex D., who suffered from a spinal cord injury while in active service.

Wednesday 06/01/2016
Blurry about cataracts? Here's what you need to know to have a clear understanding
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 4:36 am

(BPT) - Growing older means inevitable changes in your body, and you often have a clear vision of how to deal with those changes. You work out to reduce heart disease risks, eat foods that meet your changing nutritional needs, and rely on corrective lenses to help mitigate age-related vision changes.

Encryption - Why It Matters to You
Updated: June 08, 2016 - 4:57 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In a world that thrives on bad news and sensationalized storytelling, it can be difficult to find programming consisting of genuine and authentic shows about family.

Guidance and hope for people living with the most-common age-related vision problem
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 4:36 am

(BPT) - Silver screen icon Bette Davis once famously pronounced “getting old ain’t for sissies.” Caring for yourself or a loved one with age-related health issues is no picnic, either. Of all the health issues you may face as you age, vision problems can be particularly devastating. Yet, a new study reveals that many people still don’t understand the leading cause of legal blindness for older Americans — a condition that could seriously affect their quality of life.

Friday 05/27/2016
Preparing 21st Century Enterprises for Success in the Digital Age
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It is no longer a brave new world for businesses. The digital age is here, and if experts are to be believed, businesses that have not already embraced this opportunity, risk joining those companies that refuse to adapt, and consequently are rapidly losing customers and revenue.

Get Involved in Preventing Mosquitoes
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Across the country, families are embracing the warmer weather and spending more time outside. This year, as families prepare to host a variety of outdoor gatherings, mosquito prevention and protecting against mosquito bites should be top of mind.

Wednesday 05/25/2016
Reasonably priced home improvements for now and later
Updated: June 02, 2016 - 4:39 am

Tuesday 05/24/2016
Do you suffer from a longevity disconnect?
Updated: June 01, 2016 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - They say that age is just a number. For the 10,000 who reach retirement age every day, however, that number may come with a multitude of questions about whether they have done enough to prepare for retirement.

Monday 05/23/2016
Four facts about artery health
Updated: May 31, 2016 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - Did you know that you could be slowly getting sicker with artery blockage, even if you are symptom free and not diagnosed with heart disease?

The Big Showdown Over Fingerprinting Uber and Lyft Drivers
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 4:36 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As a busy working mom to two young children, Tamera Mowry-Housley, co-host of TV's "The Real," understands the daily challenge of juggling her time between home and work. However, family time is of the utmost importance to her, and she still sets aside time to cook meals with her family almost every night. She encourages other parents to reclaim family dinner nights, and there's no better time to start than summer, when the days are longer and the weather is perfect for backyard dinners.

Friday 05/20/2016
Get Ready to Roll This Spring By Cleaning Up the Garage
Updated: June 03, 2016 - 4:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For a Rolling Stones fan, what could top meeting the band in person? New Yorker Alex Emanuel met Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood inside the Recording Gallery within the Rolling Stones retrospective exhibit, Exhibitionism, at London's Saatchi Gallery.

Rolling Stones Exhibit Rocks Music Fans
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For a Rolling Stones fan, what could top meeting the band in person? New Yorker Alex Emanuel met Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood inside the Recording Gallery within the Rolling Stones retrospective exhibit, Exhibitionism, at London's Saatchi Gallery.

Thursday 05/19/2016
Seniors commit suicide twice as often as teens
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 4:42 am

(BPT) - While teenagers are the age group most associated with suicide risk, the terrible truth is that another group is killing themselves at even higher rates: seniors.

What Poor Posture May Be Doing to You
Updated: June 03, 2016 - 4:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As we head into summer, it's important to find accessories that show off your style, while brightening up your wardrobe. Since summer brings an explosion of bold colors and vibrant patterns, this season's trends are no different.

Enhance Your Summer Look With These Style Tips
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As we head into summer, it's important to find accessories that show off your style, while brightening up your wardrobe. Since summer brings an explosion of bold colors and vibrant patterns, this season's trends are no different.

Feel rushed at the doctor's office? How to get more 1-1 time
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 4:42 am

(BPT) - For patients and physicians alike, the current health care environment has never been more promising, but it’s also frustrating. While there are more medical advancements and treatment options than ever before, the importance of the doctor-patient relationship has taken a backseat in the health care continuum.  

Wednesday 05/18/2016
Hearing Loss Takes Center Stage With Free Test
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you think you might be struggling with hearing loss, there's an easy way to find out. There is now a scientifically validated test that you can take over the phone in the privacy of your own home. Bonus: It's free for the month.

Wednesday 05/11/2016
5 easy ways to reduce digital eyestrain
Updated: May 19, 2016 - 4:39 am

(BPT) - Technology can be beautiful thing. It has expanded our worlds and our minds, connecting people in a way they've never been before. But if you’re regularly using mobile devices, it’s possible you’re one of 70 percent of U.S. adults who suffer from digital eyestrain. And if you’re using technology before bed, you’re probably suffering from the sleep- and heath-altering effects of blue light.

Tuesday 05/10/2016
Hepatitis C: A silent epidemic among baby boomers
Updated: May 18, 2016 - 4:36 am

Tuesday 05/03/2016
Seniors with diabetes: Are you making the most of your Medicare benefits?
Updated: May 05, 2016 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - One in four Americans age 65 or older has diabetes, putting them at increased risk for vision loss and blindness. Fortunately, diabetes-related vision loss is largely preventable with regular care. Yet, studies show a majority of Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes do not get the necessary eye exams.

Bite back against mosquitoes this season with these prevention tips
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - From annoying itchy welts to serious conditions like Malaria and West Nile virus, mosquitoes have been making humans miserable and sick for thousands of years. And now, there’s Zika — a mosquito-spread virus that may be linked to serious birth defects. In fact, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the diseases mosquitoes spread make them the deadliest animal on the planet.

Wednesday 04/20/2016
The important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and adults healthy
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 4:38 am

(BPT) - Every one of the nearly 12,000 babies born in the United States each day may be susceptible to infectious diseases. The good news is that vaccines can help protect children from some of these diseases.

Wednesday 04/13/2016
Nursing shortage creates career opportunities at senior living communities
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - With nearly 8 million Americans still unemployed, it may be difficult to imagine a labor shortage is on the horizon. Yet many labor experts predict the health care industry is headed in that direction — and older adults may be one of the groups that will suffer the most if a shortage does occur as forecasted.

Friday 04/08/2016
Meaningful, moving ways to support veterans this Memorial Day
Updated: April 16, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - “All gave some. Some gave all.” You likely hear that phrase around Memorial Day every year, but do you know its origin? Or what Memorial Day is supposed to mean to the veterans who gave some, the survivors of those who gave all, and the Americans who enjoy continued freedom because of those sacrifices?

Wednesday 04/06/2016
Taking a bite out of life insurance premiums
Updated: April 14, 2016 - 1:22 pm

(BPT) - We are bombarded with messages about the importance of making healthy choices every single day. While the latest exercise and nutrition trends can be complex and often contradictory, we all know the basics: eat right, stay active. Still, it can be difficult to make healthy choices in the moment.

Friday 04/01/2016
3 ways your home value can help in retirement
Updated: April 09, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Your retirement. Your golden years to spend doing the things you enjoy - hobbies, travel, more time with family, and so on. But can you afford to live your post-paycheck life the way you always hoped?

Monday 03/21/2016
Need readers? Here are key facts to know before you buy reading glasses
Updated: March 29, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Your 40th birthday was a while ago and since then, print looks like it’s been getting smaller. Moving printed matter farther from your eyes to bring it into focus worked for a while, but now you’re stretching your arm as far as it will reach. Since that arm’s not going to get any longer, it may be time to get some reading glasses.

Wednesday 03/16/2016
2 ways to protect your vision from blue light
Updated: March 24, 2016 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - Blue light is everywhere — from the sunshine you enjoy on a beautiful day, to the digital devices you have come to depend upon.

Monday 03/14/2016
Beyond the city: Misconceptions about hunger in rural America
Updated: March 22, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - For farming communities around the country, spring brings not only sunshine and blooms, it means it's planting season. Farmers are already working hard and planning ahead to ensure a bountiful harvest in the fall. Spring is also a time for renewed hope and the anticipation of the abundance produced. However, for many people in the very areas where mile after mile of productive crops exist, children and families are facing hunger.

Wednesday 03/09/2016
More seniors finding peace of mind, lifelong care at continuing care communities
Updated: March 16, 2016 - 9:42 am

(BPT) - Are you worried you might one day outlive your retirement savings? Running out of money is a common concern, and the sad reality is it does happen to some people. The Administration on Aging predicts the number of Americans age 65 and older will reach 98 million in less than 50 years, so it’s possible many will struggle to take care of themselves physically, medically and financially.

Tuesday 03/08/2016
Boomers: 5 proven practices to win the race against aging
Updated: March 16, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Naps, knitting and nuzzling with the grandchildren — the traditional image of retirement is being challenged by the more than 76 million baby boomers in the United States.

Friday 03/04/2016
Planning to age in place? Don't overlook need for balanced natural light
Updated: March 12, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - When homeowners think about improvements that can allow them to stay in their homes longer as they grow older, they may focus on things like grab bars in the bathroom or wider doorways to boost accessibility and safety. Yet they often overlook another critical type of improvement that addresses both those concerns, and directly affects seniors’ health — access to glare-free, balanced natural light.

Monday 02/29/2016
Life hacks for better living: 5 easy steps to help you address hearing loss
Updated: March 08, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Life’s “To Do” list can be pretty daunting. And often, getting started on something is the hardest part. This can be especially true for addressing hearing loss.

Thursday 02/25/2016
3 tips for achieving financial wellness in retirement
Updated: March 04, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Financial wellness is central to retirement planning. Balancing financial priorities is like eating a balanced meal. When preparing for retirement, it is important to make a commitment to your financial health as you would to your personal health. By looking at one’s finances and establishing healthy habits early on, the more prepared you will be for life after retirement.

Tuesday 02/23/2016
Real reasons why grandma won't eat - and how you can help improve her nutrition
Updated: March 02, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Every parent knows good nutrition is critical for your kids, and getting them to eat well can be an on-going struggle. But what if you’re also helping care for an aging parent? Ensuring older adults eat well can be even more frustrating than getting children to eat right, but it’s every bit as important.

Monday 02/22/2016
Innovative treatment for a common heart condition
Updated: March 01, 2016 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - An estimated 3 million Americans have atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib), which is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat). AF increases in frequency and severity as patients grow older and can cause serious health complications, including stroke.

Friday 02/12/2016
Unlocking the heart-healthy secret of mushrooms
Updated: February 20, 2016 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Whether it’s being stuck in traffic, missing a deadline or having trouble getting the kids out of bed, the stress we experience comes in many different forms. Often, people think of stress as something you’re immediately aware of: your thoughts become crowded, your breath shortens or you can’t sleep.

Monday 02/08/2016
Entrepreneurs find opportunity after the military in key cities
Updated: February 16, 2016 - 4:30 am

(BPT) - John Lentini carefully considered his career options after leaving the Navy. He decided to leverage the leadership skills fostered in the military by starting a business in Asheville, North Carolina, specializing in search-engine optimization.

Monday 02/01/2016
4 Tips to Live Better in Retirement
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) The conceptions and realities of retirement have changed a great deal over the past several decades, giving many seniors misgivings about the future. But your golden years can be happy, healthy and productive, say experts.

Starting the conversation about opioid-induced constipation
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Results of a survey of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain sheds light on constipation, a common side effect of opioid therapy.

Friday 01/29/2016
Protect your sight with this little known nutrient
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - There’s an existing nutrient that is incredibly important to your eye health. However, odds are you’ve probably never heard of it.

Thursday 01/28/2016
7 high-tech reasons you should finally deal with your hearing loss
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 4:33 am

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
Why bad science isn't good for anyone
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - There is an old adage that the squeaking wheel gets the most oil. If you need proof that adage still rings true, consider where we are with food science research. Much of the time, the loudest are heard, regardless of qualifications, while the more informed and experienced are silenced.

Rewiring aging [Infographic]
Posted: January 27, 2016

(BPT) - If you're over the age of 80 and sometimes have trouble in the digital world, you're not alone. While many seniors say technology has helped them in some way, tackling technology can often be daunting. Here's a look at how America's oldest senior citizens feel about technology, how they use it and how it has improved their lives.