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(BPT) - It's never too early (or too late) to take care of your bones. After all, your bones are the supporting structure that allow you to move every day and they protect your vital organs. According to the National Institutes of Health, bones store minerals, namely calcium and phosphorous,…

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(BPT) - From beach days to girls getaways, the warm weather of summer provides opportunities to spend more time outdoors doing the activities you love. However, as you're making the most of the sunshine and warm breezes, you may notice you're not feeling as fresh as you normally do. The heat…

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(BPT) - As homeowners consider ways to create more comfortable indoor living spaces, smart technologies are increasingly in the spotlight. Yet even the smartest technology will not deliver optimal comfort or energy efficiency if the “basics” are not in place. “Smart homes can only do so much…

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(NewsUSA) - Many older adults would prefer to remain in their own homes as they age, but a lack of affordable options makes this plan a challenge for individuals and their families, according to results of a new survey of more than 1,700 caregivers and other respondents in two rural Californ…

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(By George Renaudin, SVP, Humana) - Now that we’re halfway through 2022, it’s important that people with Medicare re-evaluate what is included in the Medicare Advantage health plans they selected to ensure they’re maximizing their coverage throughout the year.

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(BPT) - As the summer season heats up, many people are eager to line up their summer social schedules, some for the first time in a while. Whether hosting a gathering, headed out for a night on the town or meeting up with friends for an outdoor event, taking the initiative to organize a fun,…

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(BPT) - Now that the unofficial start to summer has come and gone, now is the time to start preparing for summer celebrations all season long. Shopping for the tastiest food, thoughtful gifts and festive party décor are essential to entertaining, but all those purchases can make a dent in yo…

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(BPT) - Americans are discovering a long-held European secret: A delicious meal with friends and family is even better when you linger over after-dinner drinks. Whether you’re enjoying restaurant dining or entertaining at home, savoring a drink following a good meal creates a memorable occasion.

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(StatePoint) Older adults experiencing a behavioral health issue such as anxiety or depression may be embarrassed and think they simply need to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps,” but helping them seek help can empower them to live their best lives, according to experts.

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(BPT) - Each year, the U.S. military generates thousands of professionals with highly specialized, transferable skills. Beyond technical and operational expertise, every service member gains skills that help keep teams afloat and foster cohesion and productivity, serving them well in their c…

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(BPT) - One of the biggest factors impacting mental health is the burden of debt. The Hidden Cost of Debt survey by National Debt Relief revealed that 70% of people believe that debt makes them feel like a black cloud hangs over them, in addition to one-in-three people reporting debt has led…

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(BPT) - After months of snow and dreary rain, warm weather is an opportunity for new beginnings, new growth and deep cleaning. It seems every year that our houses are back to square one when it comes to summer cleaning, leaving us with the task of taking a year’s worth of accumulated stuff a…

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(BPT) - Do you like to host get-togethers with friends? There's far more to throwing a dinner party than having friends over for a delicious meal. Every detail from the food to wine to lighting should set the mood and make your guests feel at ease.

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(BPT) - When you think about exercise, you likely think about the physical health benefits of working out. Many people exercise regularly to lose or maintain weight, improve muscle tone and strength or increase flexibility.

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(BPT) - As the control center for the body, keeping our brains healthy is important. While intellectual exercises, games, and brain teasers can provide a mental “workout,” taking care of other systems within the body is critical to keeping our brains in shape. Best of all, you’re probably do…

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(BPT) - Habits that support a healthy lifestyle come in many forms, like eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and keeping an eye on blood pressure and cholesterol levels. But did you know these and other healthy habits can also protect you from vision loss?

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(BPT) - The summer heat calls for lighter dishes and less time in the kitchen. The key to tasty and simple warm weather dining is a meal that cooks quickly and doesn’t heat up your home! One of the easiest, most nutritious (and delicious!) choices for summer is salmon. Registered dietitian, …

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(BPT) - Americans experience varying levels of stress for a wide variety of reasons and many struggle to find healthy ways to manage. Minimizing occasional stress is important as it can affect overall health and well-being. Stress can feel overwhelming at times but setting aside time to unwi…

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(BPT) - As the weather beckons you outdoors, it’s exciting to start planning get-togethers — from block parties to barbecues. But don’t just settle for the same-old, same-old. If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for the best food and wine pairings and unique cocktails that will get n…

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(BPT) - As you age, it may be challenging to keep your life feeling both balanced and positive. For example, keeping up with your own health and nutrition, changes to your professional career, and spending time with friends and family can all lead to stress, which may have a negative impact …

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(BPT) - Did you know that in 2019 up to 200 pharmaceuticals were detected in the surface water, ground water and drinking water in the U.S., according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development? Conventional wastewater treatment plants are neither designed nor equipped to …

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(BPT) - If you're one of the 53 million Americans who are caregivers for a relative or friend, you already know it’s a challenging job that often goes unrecognized. But you also know something others may not: Caring for a friend or family member can be one of the most rewarding things you’ve…

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(BPT) - Retinol is often praised as a holy grail of a skincare ingredient, but there's a lot of confusion about the best ways to use retinol for maximum effectiveness without irritation. Understanding retinol better and having common questions answered can help you use this ingredient so you…

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(BPT) - Much of the country is still in the middle of a red-hot real estate market. Home values are rising due to high demand and first-time homebuyers should be aware of how the value of their home impacts the way their premiums are calculated. Location and structure type are two examples o…

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(BPT) - Cheese boards are a popular addition to any party or meal, and there’s a good reason why. They’re infinitely customizable to any theme, season or taste, and you can include items sure to please everyone’s palate. Cheese boards also pair well with another popular trend: Sustainability.

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(BPT) - If you're coping with pain, such as joint pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA), you may feel like you’ve been sitting out on life. Pain can make you reluctant to participate in activities that you enjoy and miss out on connecting with those you love. But experts will tell you that if y…

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(BPT) - Everyone has physical scars. Maybe it's a scrape from a childhood stumble or a burn from cooking a special meal. Some scars come from body changes or physical conditions, such as acne scars, while others might be from serious events, like a surgery or an accident.

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(BPT) - Breaking up is never easy, but often it's necessary. For some, it might be ending a romantic relationship that's not working or a friendship that no longer serves you. For others, it could be regaining power from a debilitating health condition that takes a major physical and emotion…

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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has shined much needed light on “whole person health” by highlighting the correlation between behavioral health and overall wellness. Many people with behavioral health challenges experienced worsening symptoms throughout the pandemic, while others struggled wit…

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(BPT) - Did you know that one in five American adults are unpaid caregivers? That means approximately 53 million people actively care for family members or friends, most often because that loved one simply needs daily care. If you're one of them, you know that taking care of someone else can…

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(BPT) - Timing matters when you are considering your Medicare options. When you turn 65 or otherwise become eligible for Medicare, enrollment windows open. Some close quickly and you could face penalties if you wait too long to make a decision. After you’ve registered for the first time, the…

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(BPT) - Clean drinking water is easy to take for granted — especially at home, where many assume it can be obtained with the simple turn of the faucet. But as you enjoy that cold glass of water, you may be missing subtle signals that it’s time to get your home’s water supply tested.

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(BPT) - With record low housing supply and high inflation contributing to skyrocketing home prices, the barriers to owning a home may seem insurmountable. But buying a home in a sustainable, affordable way is possible with low down payment mortgage options. First-time and low- to medium-inco…

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(BPT) - You're probably familiar with therapy dogs visiting hospitals, schools, senior centers and nursing homes to help alleviate stress and provide comfort in times of need. But did you know that time spent with therapy cats provides scientifically proven emotional benefits as well? A whit…

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(BPT) - The past couple of years have changed the way we’ve interacted with our romantic partners. Many of us have devoted our time to become teachers, coaches and chefs for our families, and some older adults have retreated indoors, limiting their activities because of health concerns. Whil…

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