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Using technology to empower people with diabetes

(BPT) - Technology has influenced virtually every aspect of our lives. Arguably one of the biggest areas of change is in health care. From advanced surgical tools to early disease testing, every day new technology emerges in an effort to help people stay healthy and live longer. Wearable technology now puts information directly in the hands of the patient, helping people do everything from tracking steps to counting calories. Now, smartphone apps are getting even smarter, allowing physicians, patients and their loved ones if they choose, in-depth access to important health information in just a few finger taps.

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Wednesday 06/29/2016
New Battery Has 5X More Energy Storage
Updated: June 30, 2016 - 4:33 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: 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."

EMD Serono Improves Access to Fertility Care for Eligible Military
Updated: June 30, 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
5 things that will be obsolete thanks to our smartphones
Posted: June 28, 2016

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The right technology services are the key to killer customer service
Updated: June 30, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Think sales numbers trump customer service? Think again. Research shows companies focused on providing a superior experience across the customer journey realized a 20 percent increase in customer satisfaction and 10-15 percent increase in revenue. Furthermore, 45 percent of people will abandon an online transaction if their questions or concerns are not addressed quickly. And perhaps the most shocking of all: It costs six to seven times more to attract a new customer than to retain an existing customer.

Monday 06/27/2016
Online school: Taking the road less traveled to academic success
Updated: June 30, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - K-12 education has evolved. What used to be a linear path to academic success has expanded to a variety of nontraditional options for families and students looking to chart their own course in and after school. Schools that leverage online learning, such as full-time virtual schools, make it possible for students to pursue a top-quality education with more flexibility than the traditional classroom experience.

Friday 06/24/2016
Protect Yourself From Summer Stingers
Updated: June 30, 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
Saving The Local Paper One App At A Time
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Newspapers have certainly been going through a rough patch. As the latest Pew Research Center’s “State of the News Media” report shows, it’s basically been a narrative of budget cuts and drops in subscriptions. On the flip side, digital ad revenue has skyrocketed to $60 billion across all platforms—the only problem is that 65 percent is taken up by the top five tech companies and none of them are journalistic publications. However, that also means that independent newspapers have the growth opportunity to be the “local Google” and grab their piece of the remaining $21 billion in potential digital ad revenue.

Wednesday 06/22/2016
Video games to big screen reboots, '90s nostalgia rules pop culture this summer
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Every decade gets two moments in the sun it seems — when the years actually occur, and when they’re fashionably retro. In the twenty-teens, it looks like everything 90s is hot again.

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.

Tuesday 06/21/2016
Three Tips To Get The Job You've Always Wanted
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—We spend an average of 45 years in the workplace. Are you doing what you love? Is it time to take a step back and evaluate if your job is really the right one for you? Do you want to learn more about what other opportunities are out there? The first thing you need to do is:

Friday 06/17/2016
Does your door lock protect against this break-in method?
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - From self-driving cars to Snapchat, digital technology continues to transform almost every aspect of our lives. While these big-ticket smart items make the headlines, many homeowners are more interested in how smart technology can be used to increase their level of home security.

Lawn technology gifts for Mom and Dad
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Whether it’s for Father’s Day, Mother's Day, a birthday or just to show your appreciation, it’s always a struggle to come up with gift ideas for your parents. This is especially the case when parents claim they have everything they need and prefer to do things their own way.

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.

Four Tips About Medical Alert Devices
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—All year round, sons and daughters of every age search for a unique and thoughtful gift for their dad to celebrate a birthday, Father’s Day, Christmas and other holidays. For parents who live with chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or COPD, and may live alone or may be at risk of falling, gifts such as a medical alert device may be valuable—not only helping to keep them safer but giving them and the caregiver a greater peace of mind.

Your Next Mission—Helping Veterans Transition From The Military To A Civilian Career
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Like many veterans, I joined the Marine Corps after 9/11 because I wanted to make a difference. Following my service, which included a tour in Afghanistan, I faced the reality of transition back to civilian life with a mix of emotions, but ultimately, like a military operation—with a plan, support, the right tools and clarity of purpose. I was fortunate to build a new professional identity and network to advance my career. The reality, however, is that for many veterans, the path to the perfect job is not so clear.

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?

Smart jewelry: The fashion-forward way to stay connected
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Jewelry has signified the bonds between people since the ancient Egyptians created the wedding band. But the digital revolution is quickly converting jewelry from a symbol of connection to wireless ways to stay connected.   

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.

Make the Most of Your Backyard This Summer
Updated: June 30, 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.

Monday 06/13/2016
What is HDR? [Infographic]
Posted: June 13, 2016

(BPT) - HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and it’s one of the biggest advances in TV picture quality in years. HDR is a TV content format that brings you brilliant brights and darker darks, and a wider palette of colors, reproducing images that are true to life.

Thursday 06/09/2016
5 ways to give back and support a good cause using social media
Updated: June 10, 2016 - 4:36 am

(BPT) - Today, it's easier than ever to stay up-to-date on current events, maintain a close connection with family and friends and to share your views with the world — all thanks to the power of social media.  The convenience that platforms like Facebook and Twitter provide is now making it easier to get involved in important causes. From donating money to raising awareness, there are numerous ways to give back using your favorite social media sites. If you're interested in helping a charity, but aren't sure how to get started, get inspired with these five online giving ideas. 

Summer Must-Haves to Take the Fun to the Next Level
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Warmer weather, sun and clear skies are nearly here; that means it's time to get outside, explore new terrain and create unforgettable memories. Whether it's taking a hike, going for a dip in the pool, or creating the perfect backyard party, it's time to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and have some summer fun.

Wednesday 06/08/2016
Award-winning interior designer reveals 5 ways to a must-have media room
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

A Safer Alternative to Opioids for Treating Chronic Pain
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It happens more often than we like to think.

Is Your Home As Childproofed As You Think?
Updated: June 30, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It happens more often than we like to think.

Friday 06/03/2016
Testing UTF-8 encoding
Posted: June 03, 2016

(BPT) - =10% chance of success

Dads and Daughters Can Profit From Each Other on Father's Day
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For anyone who ever wished for an easy way to take a beverage on the go, a GenieBag will grant that wish. At first glance, a GenieBag looks like a designer handbag. But the unique design of GenieBags allows them to serve as stylish, discreet, and effective beverage carriers.

New Sauna Accelerates Health and Fitness Benefits
Updated: June 30, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Infrared sauna manufacturer Luxsauna has announced a new distribution deal with Hi-Q Fitness for the rights to promote its latest product, the FitBomb far infrared fitness sauna.

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
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.

Family Has a Home: TV Network Has Something for Everyone
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:34 pm

(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.

Tamera Mowry-Housley Encourages Parents to Reclaim Family Dinner Nights
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Feel free to use your insurance card when seeing a doctor of chiropractic.

Short-Term Disability Insurance Helps Protect Your Income
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Unpredictable accidents and illnesses that result in loss of paychecks and unplanned out-of-pocket expenses can have an enormous impact on employees' lifestyles. In fact, disability is the leading cause of personal bankruptcies and causes nearly 50 percent of all mortgage foreclosures. With short-term disability insurance, if you're unable to work, you'll have the cash you need for everyday living -- we help protect your income so you have the ability to focus on recovery. Learn more at aflac.com.

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.

Thursday 05/26/2016
Trouble hearing? Why you need to do more than just turn up the volume
Updated: June 03, 2016 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - Approximately 20 percent of Americans live with hearing loss, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. If you’re among them, you may think all you need to do in order to hear better is to turn up the volume. But many factors make up hearing, including sound quality, clarity, the ability to identify where sounds are coming from and how your brain processes these sounds. To get the best hearing experience, you need to address all of them.

Wednesday 05/25/2016
How Selfies and Self-Produced Videos are Changing the Way We Communicate
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 4:37 am

(StatePoint) The way we communicate and relate to one another is rapidly evolving, and new platforms and applications are constantly feeding that change. At the center of it all is the ability for individuals to create their own video, photo and written content that allows them to express opinions and thoughts in real-time.

Tuesday 05/24/2016
Classroom technology unites students nationwide, ushers in new learning experience
Updated: June 01, 2016 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - When Cyndi Roberts steps into her classroom in Columbus, Ohio, her 19 students finish their conversations and get ready to start the day’s lesson. Like a scene from a high-tech science fiction film, she’s followed by voice-activated motion-detection cameras as she greets 14 people in the seats in front of her and five students who are gathered almost 500 miles away.

Monday 05/23/2016
Your Mother Wishes She Had This Prenatal Vitamin
Updated: June 03, 2016 - 4:35 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.

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.

Home Safety Month: New Ways to Protect Your Family
Updated: May 23, 2016 - 4:40 am

(StatePoint) While you may think of smart home technology as a convenience -- something to save you a few steps of walking between the couch and the nearest light switch, smart home offerings also include important preventative measures that can help you protect not only your valuables, but your home itself and everyone in it.

Friday 05/20/2016
Wise up to the benefits of a smart home
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - Smart homes make life easier and more convenient. Who wouldn't love being able to control lighting, entertainment and temperature from their couch — or from anywhere for that matter? Whether you're at work or on vacation, smart devices alert you to what's going on at home and help you stay connected and protected.

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.

Thursday 05/19/2016
Tech-buying tips: How to give grads the No. 1 item on their gift wish list
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 4:42 am

(BPT) - Cash, new wheels, dream travel, gift cards — what will you be giving the graduates in your life this year? Chances are good, what they really want is a laptop; 51 percent of high school grads and 43 percent of college graduates said a new laptop was the gift they most desired in 2015, according to a survey by technology protection provider Asurion.

Get to Know Sarcoidosis: A Complex, Misunderstood Disease
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 4:37 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.

Encryption Technology for Your Privacy
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 4:42 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.

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.

Tuesday 05/17/2016
Safe Driving Pays: How One Teen Won $5,000 For A Digital Short Against Distracted Driving
Updated: May 18, 2016 - 4:36 am

(NAPSI)—Americans are mobile-first, but when driving, your number one priority should be safety. While our phones are a source for information and entertainment, there is no reason for anyone to manually text while driving.