Health & Wellness
New campaign targets vitamin A deficiency in children worldwide
(BPT) - Vitamin A deficiency is a health concern affecting millions of children worldwide, and it is a major underlying cause of child mortality and blindness. Because of this, Flintstones Vitamins is embarking on a new mission: 10 Million Stronger. Aligning with the brand’s storied heritage of providing children with...
Four steps to combat hearing loss: the silent epidemic
(BPT) - An estimated 275 million people across the globe can’t hear clearly all the sounds they love. These people suffer from hearing loss, which the World Health Organization lists as the No. 1 sensory disability in the world. Some people never had their hearing, as they were born deaf, but the majority had something...
Focusing on diabetes in the older adult population
(BPT) - In the U.S., there are nearly 26 million people living with diabetes and more seniors have diabetes than any other age group – 10.9 million, or 26.9 percent, of all people age 65 and older. “Currently, one in four Americans over the age of 60 is living with diabetes and there is a great need for further educati...
How men can avoid five common skincare pitfalls
(BPT) - Let’s face it, skincare isn’t always a priority for most guys. However, the path to healthy, comfortable skin is not as difficult as one might think. For men with skin issues, relief is only a few simple steps away. San Diego-based dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey Benabio lists five common skincare pitfalls guys face...
Cough clues: Identify and treat your cough
(BPT) - Cold and flu season is on its way, often marking its arrival with that first throat tickle, before exploding into a hacking cough. Coughing is a natural reaction to an airway irritant, the body’s attempt to expel foreign substances, or a symptom indicating an underlying medical condition. A cough is a familiar ...
How to avoid getting sick before and during your travels
(BPT) - You research what museums and restaurants you want to visit, plan everything you’re going to pack, and count down the days until you leave. Anticipating a vacation is exciting – unless you suddenly get sick. Falling ill before or during your trip can derail the fun quickly, and that’s why it’s so important to ...
How to give your child a head start in math, science and beyond
(BPT) - Throughout the busy school year, many high school students across the country are already taking steps to explore college and other post-graduation opportunities. In fact, in today’s challenging economic climate and competitive job market, it has become increasingly important to begin planning for future career ...
Flu season etiquette tips from The Emily Post Institute
(BPT) - When the flu hits, manners may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, good “flu etiquette” and hygiene can go a long way in helping to prevent the spread of influenza. While most Americans recognize that the flu virus spreads easily, they admit to sometimes forgetting their manners when they have the ...
How to get a discount on expensive health care prescriptions
(BPT) - After Carol Vanderploeg’s family experienced a double-job loss last spring; she worried about affording the $1,300 average monthly cost of her husband’s epilepsy prescriptions. The couple only had enough pills to last a few months when they moved to Augusta, Ga., in search of new jobs. Even after finding anothe...