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(BPT) - As we head into the warmer months, we can always look forward to those seasonal staples — from staying cool in the pool to indulging on snow cones for that sweet summer feeling. How do we continue to munch on our favorites without that guilty feeling of overindulgence on unhealthy sn…

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(BPT) - Sleep is essential for everyone. It's what allows the body and the mind to recharge at the end of every day. Without sufficient, healthy sleep, the brain and the body cannot function properly, so it's important to recognize signs that you might not be getting quality sleep.

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(BPT) - COVID-19 has shaken communities worldwide. Despite strenuous efforts by caregivers and medical professionals alike, people needing long-term care and living in communal care settings have suffered gravely. According to a New York Times database, almost one-third of U.S. coronavirus d…

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(BPT) - The sound of the sizzle, the smell of foods cooking outdoors, the undeniable taste — it’s time to get back to the barbecue. For many people, a grill becomes a second kitchen. For others, it’s their primary way of cooking all year long.

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(BPT) - No art form engages all five senses the way cuisine can. We hear it being prepared, we smell it and see it as our anticipation builds, we feel it on the lips and in the mouth, and of course taste its delicious flavors. All five senses come together to complete an immersive sensory ex…

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(BPT) - An often-overlooked aspect of elder abuse is cybercrime — and it’s a problem that’s getting worse.In 2020, the FBI reported a record amount of cybercrime complaints — nearly 800,000 — adding up to over $4.1 billion in losses. More than half of those losses were suffered by people age…

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(BPT) - Collagen is the glue that holds your body together. Whether it's your hair, your skin or your nails, collagen provides the structure your body needs to keep everything intact. That’s one of many reasons it’s been trending so much in recent years. Your body makes it by combining amino…

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(BPT) - When Phil Green, a husband and father to four children, was diagnosed with ALS in 2018, he decided he was going to dedicate his life to advocating for other people and families affected by the disease. It’s something he believes his life prior to diagnosis had prepared him to do, so …

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(BPT) - Arthritis is a common health condition in the United States, affecting one in four adults according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Characterized by the inflammation of one or more joints, arthritis can cause joint pain, stiffness and swelling that can limit one’s …

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(NewsUSA) -This year, many Americans are facing a strong urge to get away and recharge with a summer vacation. Nowadays, the time and effort that goes into planning a vacation, a sense of 'making up for lost time' and the ability to work and attend school remotely means there's increased val…

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(BPT) - Feeling itchy, sneezy and congested? If you or a family member find your allergies are worse this year — or if you have allergy symptoms for the first time — you are not alone. The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America reports over 50 million people suffer from allergies nationwid…

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(BPT) - Congratulations on your new puppy or kitten! Like babies, kittens and puppies have special nutritional needs. To help establish the foundation for a future of good health, welcome your new pet with the right foods packed with proper nutrients, and feed them appropriately for their ag…

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(BPT) - As summer approaches, it’s time to get outside and bask in the warmth and sunshine. But it’s not easy to bare your body when you have eczema. Those with eczema-prone skin know the signs and symptoms — the itchiness, redness and dryness that indicates a flare-up. Nothing can be more i…

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(BPT) - It's hard to keep up with the latest health and wellness trends, especially with so much conflicting information out there. In reality, one way to help navigate which approach to health and wellness is right for you is as simple as understanding the science behind giving your body wh…

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(BPT) - The best time of year to sell a boat fast and for the most money is before the height of the boating season, plus any time when demand for boats is strong and supply is low. That means, if you’re looking for cash and have a boat you’re willing to sell, now is a great time to get top dollar.

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(BPT) - When is the last time you replaced your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms? Smoke and CO alarms are critical elements of home safety. Yet, many people overlook replacing their batteries — or even the alarms themselves. Fire safety experts have linked the incidence of fatal fires t…

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(BPT) - Many people are reassessing goals in light of the turmoil of the last year. There is a renewed focus on gaining control of finances, especially through increased saving and getting professional advice. Even Americans who did not lose work lost a sense of confidence in the economy.

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(BPT) - Dinner menus, smartphones and computer screens are all things you encounter daily. But have you noticed that since turning 40, you're having issues seeing them clearly? If you've found yourself holding the menu at arm's distance, increasing your phone's font size to read text message…

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(BPT) - Heather, of Yorba Linda, California, was diagnosed with a form of leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), in late 2017. One morning, when she woke up extremely pale and covered with bruises, she sought medical help to see what was wrong. After contacting her doctor, who ran her blood…

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(BPT) - Medicare fraud is not a new issue and long predates the pandemic, but during times of crisis, scammers often get more aggressive and creative with targeting seniors. Scammers have taken ample advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by offering Medicare beneficiaries fraudulent services, r…

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(BPT) - When they first got together, Andy and Nicole Hill thought they were doing fine financially. They made about $130,000 a year. They bought what they wanted and went out to dinner when they felt like it. When they decided to figure out their net worth, they were in for a shock: It was …

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(BPT) - As most Americans have heard by now, whole grains are good for us — dietary guidance tells us to “make half our grains whole,” cereal boxes and bread bags tout their whole grain goodness, and news headlines repeat the message.

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(BPT) - The pandemic created a lot of uncertainty for people, especially when it comes to their finances: unemployment was up, spending was down and pretty much everything felt like a roller coaster. One year after much of the world shut down due to the coronavirus, it’s time to rebuild your…

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(BPT) - Home and property ownership is a nearly universal part of the American dream. An unfortunate reality of our nation’s past and present, however, is that this dream has been much more difficult to achieve among minority groups.

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(BPT) - U.S. Fire Administration data shows since January, more than 285 older adults (age 55 and older) have died in house fires, accounting for more than 53% of known fire deaths in the U.S. By age 65, people are 2.5 times more likely (or 4 times more likely for those age 85 and older) to …

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(BPT) - During difficult times like this past year, it’s more important than ever to safeguard your health and invest in your self-care. With the physical, mental, and emotional challenges everyone has been facing, it’s no surprise many people are rethinking their wellness routines. Implemen…