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How to say buh-bye to 'Ozempic face'
(BPT) - Are you one of the many Americans who has benefited from losing weight quickly due to GLP-1 medications? If so, you're probably feeling grateful for the improved health and appearance these …
Focus on autoimmune disease: One woman’s journey with Graves’ and thyroid eye disease
(BPT) - Sponsored by ImmunovantChristine Gustafson had always been the picture of health. She swam a mile each day and biked regularly. Then, seemingly overnight, she began experiencing a series of …
Why it's important to start talking about inflammation and heart disease
(BPT) - Did you know that cholesterol and inflammation are partners in causing heart attack and stroke? Inflammation is your body's internal fight against harmful conditions, but if it's on overtime, …
From Exhaustion to Empowerment: Hannah Corbin's Health Journey
(BPT) - Five years ago, in the prime of her fitness career, longtime Peloton instructor Hannah Corbin was teaching several classes a week and never running short on energy. Always having maintained a …
Helping heroes RISE: Wounded vets get accessible smart homes
(BPT) - “Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted. We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice …
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Times have changed: How to reclaim your power over perimenopause

(BPT) - Expert advice from Eva Beaulieu, M.D., a well-respected internal medicine specialist As women, we're accustomed to navigating many stages and transitions throughout our lives, each with its …

10 ways to keep eyes comfortable during digital device use

(BPT) - Do you experience eye discomfort, fatigue or dryness after working on a computer or spending time on your smartphone? It could be digital eye strain, which can be felt after as few as two …

How a coalition of organizations is helping to Face the Fight

(BPT) - Military veterans embody the strength of our nation. And while the overwhelming majority of those who have served our country are thriving, we must confront the fact that more than 125,000 …

2 in 5 U.S. Adults Over 50 Report Feeling Lonely: How Adult Children Can Help Their Parents Live Independently and Feel Less Isolated

(BPT) - As baby boomers transition into their golden years, the demand for senior care technology that connects parents and children is skyrocketing. Now, more than ever, many seniors desire to …

7 ways to make your parents' home (or yours) safer for aging in place

(BPT) - Aging in place, the ability to live at home safely as we age, is crucial for many of us. The Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan recently found 88% of …

5 of the most effective supplements to support longevity and healthy aging

(BPT) - Longevity is one of the buzziest trends in wellness today, with a multitude of treatments and influential biohacking gurus promising to combat aging, extend lifespan, and improve the quality …

Can you recognize the 4 Ps of a scam?

(BPT) - Have you ever received a call or message from someone claiming to be from a governmental agency like the Internal Revenue Service or Social Security, or even claiming to be your grandchild? …

Exercise, meditate, sleep, eat: Stress management tips from Mississippi's Nurse of the Year

(BPT) - How's your stress level? If you're like most people — 75% of Americans experienced stress in the past month according to a 2022 survey by the American Psychological Association — …

6 online shopping tips to help you save money

(BPT) - Whether you're shopping for a special occasion or purchasing everyday necessities, ordering items that you need and want online can be a great way to save money, especially if you stay …

Planning a DIY bathroom remodel or refresh? 9 reasons to include a bidet seat

(BPT) - This renovation season, DIY projects are more popular than ever as people look to keep costs down. And whether you're planning a full bathroom remodel or a refresh of fixtures, paint and …

World’s smallest pacemaker helps busy engineer stay active after a series of strokes from abnormal heart rhythm

(BPT) - Steve Rouillard of Detroit has always been a hands-on, do-it-yourself person. His life as an aerospace engineer keeps him busy, while in his spare time, he enjoys frequent getaways to the …
Help Mom maintain her independence and preserve your peace of mind
(BPT) - As your mother ages, it's natural to start thinking about where she'll live out her golden years. Don't be surprised if she decides to stay put instead of moving.Over the last 20 years, more …
Is a dirty air filter sabotaging your indoor air quality and the life of your HVAC?
(BPT) - When's the last time you changed your HVAC's air filter? If you can't remember, you're not alone. Dirty air filters are one of the top reasons for HVAC service calls. This common — yet …
Seven things everyone should know about retina specialists
(BPT) - Healthy sight allows you to see all of the world’s wonders, and healthy retinas make healthy sight possible. When retinal disease strikes and a clear view of the world is replaced by a …
Redefining grandparenthood: Finding success as an older, yet more involved, grandparent
(BPT) - Young parenthood is becoming a thing of the past. In 2021, the mean age of mothers giving birth for the first time was 27.3, a record high for the U.S. As a result, their parents are becoming …
1 in 4 Americans are physically inactive. Here's how that impacts you as you age.
Northwell Health partnered with Stacker to analyze CDC data about Americans' physical activity levels and how they vary by age.
Good food, good community: The value of the Senior Nutrition Program
(BPT) - Since 1974, the Senior Nutrition Program has served healthy meals to millions of older adults at risk of hunger and malnutrition. Learn more about the benefits of this program, which serves …
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Five tips to help reduce health care costs

(BPT) - Do you fully understand what your doctor tells you during a checkup? If you don’t, you’re not alone.A recent UnitedHealthcare study found that two out of three people don't …

How Volunteering Can Help Older Adults Combat Loneliness

(Family Features) The bonds found in friendships and other relationships are an important factor in health and wellness - even science says so. As people age, the risks of isolation increase.

Age matters: Embracing the value of growing older

(BPT) - You don't have to look too far to see the proliferation of positivity campaigns in our society today. Diversity and inclusion, coupled with the message of "you're perfect just as you are," …

Pacemaker powered by light eliminates need for batteries and allows the heart to function more naturally − new research

By harnessing light, my colleagues and I designed a wireless, ultrathin pacemaker that operates like a solar panel. This design not only eliminates the need for batteries but also minimizes disruptions to the heart’s natural function by molding to its contours. …
Not only is it good aerobic exercise, but dancing may help the elderly with reasoning skills and memory.

Kick up your heels – ballroom dancing offers benefits to the aging brain and could help stave off dementia

The big idea: Social ballroom dancing can improve cognitive functions and reduce brain atrophy in older adults who are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. …
Shoot for the Stars When It Comes to Medicare Advantage

Shoot for the Stars When It Comes to Medicare Advantage

(NewsUSA) - By Alan Stewart, SVP, Medicare Divisional Leader, Humana - If you’re one of the nation’s 58.6 million people with Medicare, you understand the importance of selecting a health …
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