Health & Wellness
Home care for the holidays
(BPT) - Whether it's guests arriving for a holiday party, visiting relatives or holiday revelers, your home can feel like a revolving door during the holiday season. Unfortunately, all of this added traffic can also bring unwanted dirt and germs that can outweigh holiday cheer. Keep your home looking clean, germ-free an...
Best picks for your holiday electronics gift list
(BPT) - Americans love their electronics: tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras, HDTVs, e-book readers, MP3 players, and hearing aids. That’s right - new, modern, sleek, life-altering hearing aids. As contoured and futuristic as the most highly styled electronic device – or so discreet that they’re virtually ...
Practical, protective foot health steps for people with diabetes
(BPT) - Healthy feet are essential for overall good health, no matter your age, fitness level or physical challenges. For people with diabetes, however, taking care of their feet is especially vital. More than 60 percent of all non-traumatic lower-limb amputations worldwide are related to complications from the disease,...
Diabetes by the numbers [Infographic]
Foot health and diabetes are very closely related, yet many people with the disease do not regularly visit a podiatrist. Foot ulcers and infections are among the most common reasons for hospitalization for people with diabetes, and regular visits with a podiatrist can help reduce these occurrences. The American Podiatric Medical Association’s infographic provides additional information.
Fire safety tips protect your family through the holiday season
(BPT) - With colder temperatures forecast across the country, activities are moving indoors, and families are preparing to celebrate time-honored traditions and new beginnings. Boxes of decorations, candles and strings of lights will be unpacked and spread throughout homes. Seasonal family feasts will be prepared. Whil...
Ring in a healthier new year's diet
(BPT) - Maintaining a healthy diet is a popular new year’s resolution for many of us, but for the nearly 400,000 Americans with kidney failure, eating right is actually critical to well-being and survival. Without healthy kidneys, dialysis patients depend on regular treatments to remove waste products from their bloo...
Healthful tips for enjoying the holiday season to the fullest
It's the most wonderful time of the year - but are you able to enjoy the holidays completely? The approaching holiday season means quality time with family, special deliveries in the mail and goodies that delight the taste buds. But it's important to be prepared and stay healthy throughout the season so you can enjoy eve...
The inside scoop on energy and alertness boosters
If you've never used an energy or alertness aid before, you may wonder how to choose one that will work best for you. While each person's needs are different, and their body's reaction to energy-enhancing products will vary, here's some basic information to keep in mind.