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January 30, 2015

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Taking Steps to Reduce Very High Triglycerides

(NAPSI)—If we can take walking meetings as an alternative to sitting in a stuffy conference room, what if we could take a walk with our doctor—getting the benefits of 30 minutes of exercise which research has shown can help maintain body weight, lower the risk of obesity, enhance mental well-being and reduce the risk of certain diseases, all while learning about our condition?

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Relieving Restless Legs Syndrome: Device A Real-Life Example Of "Physician Heal Thyself"
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep deprivation is a serious and growing epidemic in the U.S. with potentially life-threatening consequences. The chronically sleep deprived may be at greater risk for obesity, heart disease, heart attack and even premature death.

Control Your Risk and Know Your Treatment Options for Acid Reflux Disease-Related Symptoms
Posted: January 28, 2015

(BPT) - The winter months should be a time when you can slow down and cozy up next to the fireplace with a blanket and good book. Instead, you may often find yourself juggling multiple commitments with your family, keeping an eye on the weather for winter storms, and balancing the increasing amount of work in your inbox.

A little inspiration can go a long way for people living with relapsing multiple sclerosis
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 3:33 am

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Know how and when to screen for cervical cancer [Infographic]
Posted: January 28, 2015

(BPT) - To protect yourself from developing cervical cancer, you need to know how Pap and HPV tests can work together to assess your risk, as well as how often to get tested since the greatest risk is not getting screened. A newly released survey, Cervical Cancer Today: A National Survey of Attitudes and Behaviors, paints a picture of women and their healthcare providers as resistant to changes in one of the most successful cancer prevention programs in U.S. history: cervical cancer screening. The survey, conducted jointly by the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) and HealthyWomen (HW), explored the attitudes and decisions in the exam room of more than 2,000 women and 750 healthcare providers nationwide. To learn more visit or Join the conversation online with #CervicalCancerToday.

Give your game day fans delicious and healthy snacks to help them cheer their team on to victory
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - When hosting a big game day party, you plan the food, TV location, seating arrangements and decorations for your big game-watching party. In the same fashion, Ted Harper, the team sports dietitian of the New England Patriots, meticulously plans the diets of his team members to maximize each player’s performance and recovery.

3 hearty breakfast recipes for everyone in a hurry
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone has heard that saying, but unfortunately, breakfast is also often the most forgotten meal of the day. Instead of enjoying a hearty, nutritious breakfast, many people opt for simple alternatives on the go because they believe creating a well-rounded breakfast will take too long. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Tuesday 01/27/2015
Say No to the Knife: Reduce the Likeliness Of Surgery With Chiropractic Care
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Throughout the years, chronic back pain sufferers haven't had much in the way of options to relieve their pain. Aside from drug therapy, surgery was often it -- leading many who understandably wanted to avoid an invasive approach to search for an alternative. Now, many patients are saying they've found that relief through chiropractic care. To learn more, visit

Monday 01/26/2015
February is Heart Month: Innovations in Heart Failure Care
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Heart failure affects more than 5 million Americans. It is a chronic, progressive disease in which the heart’s ability to pump blood is reduced and the heart does not pump enough blood for the body’s need for oxygen. Knowing a few facts can be important to the health of heart failure patients.

Suggestions From Two Big Losers
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you’ve long felt you have a slim chance of getting fit, the inspiring story and useful tips from one father and daughter pair may help in a big way.

Keep Up the Good Work this Winter
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) While the winter may make for a tempting time to curl up on the couch, adapting your routine is essential for year-round well-being, whether you’re a professional athlete or an average person looking to stay on top of your game.

Problem Areas for Vehicle Maintenance
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Keeping your car in tip-top shape extends beyond the routine oil change. Check out this guide of common maintenance issues for vehicles.

The Lowdown on Loans
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Borrowing money can help you manage your way out of a tight spot, but doing so without knowing all the facts can make your finances even tighter in the long run.

Power Up Throughout the Day with Protein
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) As the building blocks of life, your body requires protein to function properly. But protein is also an important nutrient for those who wish to stay satisfied and full throughout their busy days.

Decoding Your Taxes, Health Care Law
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) You don't need to be an expert on taxes or the new health care law to get it right. The Internal Revenue Service, in partnership with industry-leading companies, is offering free tax software that will do the hard work for you. It's called Free File, and it's available only at Learn more at

Food Allergies Can Cause Nutrition Gaps
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) The first mission in creating safe meals for children with food allergies is avoiding the offending ingredient. But there can be a downside to diets that miss out on the nutritional value found in foods kicked off the menu, according to Carolyn O’Neil, a registered dietitian and nutrition advisor to Best Food Facts.

Diagnosed with Cancer – What's Next?
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Receiving a cancer diagnosis often comes as a shock, for the person who is diagnosed as well as family and friends. It can be challenging to know the right questions to ask, or how to get the right information heading in to treatment.

Top Tips for New Drivers
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Getting a first car is a proud and exhilarating moment for many teens. But before you hand the keys over, take some time to go over some important aspects of car ownership.

Folic Acid Plays Vital Role in Babies' Health
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Each year, more than four million women in America give birth and 2,600 infants are born with neural tube defects. While there are simple preventative steps women can take, Americans are generally unaware of the impact that diet, specifically enriched grains, has on pregnancy and infant health.

Viewer Votes Help Determine Big Game Ad
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) It's no secret that airing a commercial during the biggest football game of the year is a major undertaking. Brands compete in the ultimate commercial showdown, telling their best standout stories in a lineup of ads clamoring to be remembered.

Friday 01/23/2015
"Dancing with the Stars®*" Finalist Amy Purdy Shares Her Story to Help Protect Teens from Meningococcal Meningitis
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - World class snowboarder, Paralympic®** medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Amy Purdy and her mother, Sheri, have teamed up to launch Take Action Against Meningitis. The campaign encourages parents to take a pledge to talk to their healthcare providers about helping to protect their teens from meningococcal meningitis.

5 reasons to get your kids' hearing checked this year
Posted: January 23, 2015

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
Exploring The Link Between Obesity And Cancer
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Emerging research suggests a link between obesity and the risk of developing and dying from many common cancers. Obesity is quickly overtaking tobacco as the leading preventable cause of cancer, with as many as 84,000 cancer diagnoses attributed to obesity each year in the United States. It is also estimated that obesity or excess weight contributes to as many as one in five cancer-related deaths.

Reducing Your Risk Of Stroke
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—While strokes are a leading cause of death and disability in adults in the United States, there are ways to reduce your risk of having one.

Three Easy Changes You Can Make Today to Meet Your Long-Term Diet Goals
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) The biggest hurdles to sticking to a new diet are convenience and flavor. Who wants to eat food that doesn't taste good or is hard to make? You and your family are more likely to stick to your commitments if the changes you make suit your schedule and your palate.

Monday 01/19/2015
Recognize Warning Smells of Your Vehicle
Updated: January 19, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) From burning rubber to gasoline, know the warning smells of your vehicle to keep your family safer while driving and extend the car’s lifespan.

Americans and Their Finances
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Financial management is a big part of life for the average American. From unexpected setbacks to future goals, this snapshot covers the main money issues.

Snacking Done Right
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) What makes a healthy and satisfying snack for children? A well-balanced snack with good nutrition can help kids grow and provide them with the proper support and energy needed for school, sports and other daily activities. Parents have the best intentions when looking for nutritious options for their children, but challenges related to lack of access or knowledge of nutritious foods have contributed to an alarming trend. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates in the U.S. have more than doubled in the past 30 years, with over one-third of children currently overweight or obese.

Thursday 01/15/2015
Revive tus objetivos de verte saludable en 2015
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Al darle una palmadita y un adiós a la fiesta de Año Nuevo de 2015 y disfrutas de lo que queda de tu Pavo y Rosca de Reyes, deberías estar pensando en tomar esas resoluciones sobrantes del año que pasó y volver a comprometerte de nuevo con ellas este año, incluyendo ponerte en forma y saludable.

It's Never too Late to Start Living Healthy
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - It's never too late to start exercising to give yourself a healthier lifestyle. Here are four basic exercises to help improve your balance as you age. For more information and to find classes in your area, visit

Wednesday 01/14/2015
Did you know that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.? [Infographic]
Posted: January 14, 2015

(BPT) - Did you know that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., and that an estimated 224,210 new cases of lung cancer were expected to be diagnosed in 2014?1 For years, doctors used to treat lung cancer as one disease. Thanks to the discovery of molecular biomarkers, doctors now know that lung cancer is actually made up of many subtypes. This understanding has led to the introduction of molecular testing and development of biomarker-driven therapies. A molecular test can help doctors determine if a biomarker is causing a patient’s tumor to grow and spread, and potentially prescribe a biomarker-driven therapy or make them eligible for a clinical trial. Please see the below infographic to learn more about molecular testing and share the facts! Visit Lung Cancer Profiles for additional resources and join United We Test Quest, a campaign that aims to spread awareness of molecular testing in lung cancer.

Tuesday 01/13/2015
"B" Free Of Mouth Pain
Updated: January 14, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—There’s now a pleasant, natural way to relieve temporary pain from mouth sores, cuts, wounds and mouth ulcers and to support a healthy mouth lining.

Awake Refreshed
Updated: January 14, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—If a good night’s sleep seems a distant dream because dry mouth keeps disturbing your slumber, you may be able to wake up to some good news.

7 facts to power through the toughest cold or flu
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Simple swaps for a healthy lifestyle
Updated: January 14, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Americans are more concerned than ever before about living a healthy lifestyle. However, implementing dietary changes and adopting an exercise routine can prove to be overwhelming. A recent Gallup poll found that nine out of 10 consumers say they make it a point to try to include fruits and vegetables on their plates, but they are not necessarily succeeding.

Monday 01/12/2015
Holding On To Your Car
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) While driving a new vehicle off the lot may sound tempting, the financial commitment it brings is not an option for most families.

How Flexible Spending Accounts Make Healthcare Affordable
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) help make healthcare more affordable and yet they have gotten a bad rap due to the common misconception that you forfeit what you don’t use. But did you know that the IRS modified the “Use It or Lose It” rule in 2013, and now allows up to $500 in unused funds to be rolled over to the following year? You can now experience the benefits of this great pre-tax benefit without risking the loss of any of your hard earned money.

Make 2015 Your Year to Improve Financial Fitness
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Lose weight, quit smoking, find a new job and get out of debt…does this sound familiar? Millions of Americans will resolve to change their lives in the New Year, but few will stick with their goals. 

Navigating the Auto Parts Store
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Like most families, you are likely looking for ways to stretch your budget. One of the best ways to do so is by investing in the maintenance and care of your vehicle. For those looking to increase the life of their car, the solution can be found at the local auto parts store.

Friday 01/09/2015
Medical Equipment Advice For Caregivers
Updated: January 10, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—With Medicare statistics suggesting spending on home medical equipment—bath seats, lightweight wheelchairs, walkers and scooters and so on—rising at twice the rate of health care costs in general, many Americans may be glad to learn about a new site that can help them select the best products for their needs and budget. The site’s founders have done the research to help make decisions faster and easier.

Deciding About An Unintended Pregnancy
Updated: January 10, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—There could be good news for women facing an unintended pregnancy who are undecided about what course of action to take. There is an organization dedicated to serving the needs of women in that situation. Nearly 3 million American women experience an unplanned pregnancy each year and one in four of them are unsure of what to do.

The 7 Things You Should Know About Cervical Cancer
Posted: January 09, 2015

(NAPSI)—1. All women are at risk.

A simple conversation could help provide life-saving information during and after pregnancy
Updated: January 10, 2015 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Some people don’t think that “talking” alone can make a difference when it comes to someone’s health. But when it comes to helping prevent potentially life-threatening pregnancy complications, conversations can be a powerful tool.

Thursday 01/08/2015
Tips to Manage Pain from Arthritis Naturally
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) One in five adults in the United States now reports having doctor-diagnosed arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For those living with the chronic pain of this disease, learning how to manage arthritis is crucial to the health and happiness of millions of Americans.

Wednesday 01/07/2015
Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski Reveals Survey Results Demonstrating the Surprising Impact of Joint Pain in the Lives of Those Suffering from Osteoarthritis
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—While many people realize joint pain that results from osteoarthritis (OA) affects physical health, a new online survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of DePuy Synthes Companies found that joint pain also significantly impacts other aspects of health-how positive people feel and how focused and engaged they are in their lives and in the lives of others-that are also referred to as a person’s emotional, mental and spiritual energy. The survey of 2,626 U.S. adults, ages 45-75, found that:

Stroke Death Rate Declining
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Good news: Stroke has dropped from the nation’s fourth-leading cause of death to No. 5, according to new federal statistics.

Tuesday 01/06/2015
Keeping the Workplace in Proper Alignment
Updated: January 07, 2015 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Forward-looking companies know that their businesses aren't really healthy unless their employees are. Firms like Google, Apple and Facebook all understand that, and consequently have incorporated chiropractic care into their workplace programs. And one of the very first to have adopted such a whole-body approach -- Standard Process, a Wisconsin-based nutritional supplement company -- has documented proof of its astounding results. To learn more, visit

Be Proactive To Help Keep Your Family Lice Free
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 12 million children get lice annually. Children can be exposed to head lice during school outbreaks, playdates, sleepovers or camp. You would be hard pressed to find a school district that doesn’t see at least one case a year.

Advances in Lung Cancer Diagnosis May Hold Key to Fighting the Disease
Updated: January 07, 2015 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - For years, doctors treated lung cancer as one disease. The discovery of molecular biomarkers and advent of biomarker-driven therapies, however, has led to the understanding that lung cancer is actually made up of many distinct subtypes, which impacts the way the disease is diagnosed and treated.

5 ways to keep your New Year's resolution
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - It’s the first week of 2015; a time when many people are deciding on and kicking off their New Year’s resolutions.

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HOT BLAST: Should same-sex marriage be legal in Alabama? (Take our reader poll)

A judge in U.S. District Court in Mobile struck down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling on Friday. Should same-sex marriage be legal in Alabama?

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