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8 rousing reasons to put a hearing test at the top of your 'done' list

(BPT) - Of all the life hacks for better living, taking care of your hearing is among the smartest — and it yields an incredible ROI. In short, getting a hearing test is worth it.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
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?

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.

Wednesday 07/06/2016
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.

Friday 07/01/2016
On the Brink: Africa Viewed As Growth Target for Telecom
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to telecommunications, experts agree that Africa is the new "it" continent for growth. If you're a little rusty on exactly what telecom means, it translates to big bucks for companies like Belgium-based Artilium PLC, which provide software solutions for data and wireless companies that want to help Africa get better connected.

Wednesday 06/29/2016
Looking for a Safer Option Than Opioids?
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - What to do now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged physicians to avoid prescribing opioids in most situations for treating chronic pain, and to seek alternative approaches?

Protect Your Family With Encryption
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 4:32 am

(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
Americans Favor Investment in Cancer Cure
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 4:32 am

(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).

Get Even More From Your Health Care Benefits
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As the health care needs of consumers continue to evolve, it's important to look for insurance offerings that provide more holistic support outside the usual health, dental and vision policies. Consumers should be aware that there are plans available today that will aid in their overall well-being, which includes physical and financial health. Value-added services, such as fraud protection, telemedicine and benefits management support, provide solutions that make life easier - not just when the unexpected happens, but every day. For more information, visit www.aflac.com/aflac-business-solutions.

Monday 06/27/2016
The 'silent' liver disease: A new public health concern for the 21st Century
Updated: July 05, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - By the time you finish reading this article, 14 American adults will have been newly diagnosed with diabetes. Thirty-three percent of Americans are obese, and by 2030, this rate is expected to rise to 50 percent. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a growing epidemic associated with diabetes and obesity. NAFLD is a chronic liver disease characterized by the build-up of extra fat in the liver cells that is not caused by alcohol use. While it is normal for the liver to contain some fat, certain people accumulate extra fat. Left untreated, the accumulation of fat in the liver can progress to a more severe form of NAFLD called Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH).

Friday 06/24/2016
Protect Yourself From Summer Stingers
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - During the summer months, many families spend extra time together - going on trips, enjoying gatherings with family and friends, and making memories that last all year. While the season may be filled with the sounds of joy and laughter, a great day can easily turn into a bad memory when stinging insects are encountered.

Thursday 06/23/2016
Appear Younger With a Stunning Smile
Updated: July 18, 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).

Wednesday 06/22/2016
Why Sunglasses Are a Must-Have for Kids
Updated: July 18, 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.

Poor Posture Takes a Toll
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you're feeling sort of tense and achy, it may be because of poor posture.

Monday 06/20/2016
5 ways Americans unite to help one another
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(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.

Thursday 06/16/2016
Biotech Companies Remain the "It" Stock to Have in Your Portfolio
Updated: July 18, 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.

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.