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Knowing your health heritage: the familial link of diseases

Knowing your health heritage: the familial link of diseases

Family members can have many things in common, including physical characteristics and personality traits. While some traits are obvious, like having red hair or blue eyes, some shared traits are…

Laser spine surgery helps seniors find relief from lumbar spinal stenosis

Laser spine surgery helps seniors find relief from lumbar spinal stenosis

(BPT) – Two recent clinical studies bring good news to the aging population. If you have lower back pain, burning pain or numbness in your legs you are probably one…

Fall into a healthier you: tips for fighting unhealthy fat

Fall into a healthier you: tips for fighting unhealthy fat

(BPT) – As summer subsides, people may lose sight of their weight loss goals until the start of the New Year. And the temptation of unhealthy holiday treats right around…

Is your home making you sick?

Is your home making you sick?

(BPT) – Your home – it’s your castle, your sanctuary. But could the place you go to escape the rest of the world be bad for you? Formaldehyde, chloroform and…

Social Security recipients embrace electronic payments, give high marks to Treasury-recommended prepaid card

Social Security recipients embrace electronic payments, give high marks to Treasury-recommended prepaid card

If you receive one of the 6 million paper checks for your monthly Social Security or other federal benefit, the time has come to switch to the safety and convenience…

Shoe shopping with teens? Sanity-saving tips for parents

Shoe shopping with teens? Sanity-saving tips for parents

(ARA) – Many parents agonize over making just the right choice for their baby’s first pair of shoes. In one important way, however, picking infant shoes is easier than choosing…

Seven signs you may be experiencing hearing loss

Seven signs you may be experiencing hearing loss

Have you ever had a family member or coworker suggest you may be experiencing a problem hearing? Sure, sometimes your friends might joke about a missed conversation – especially if…

Put your home on autopilot to save time, money and energy

Put your home on autopilot to save time, money and energy

Every homeowner can remember a time when they wondered, “Did I lock the front door this morning?” or “Did I leave a light on?” Others can attest to that feeling…

How to cope with a commonly misunderstood condition

Imagine not being able to control when you laughed or when you cried. While it’s not a well-known condition, this is reality for those who suffer from pseudobulbar affect (PBA),…

National Infant Immunization Week reminds parents of the importance of vaccination

National Infant Immunization Week reminds parents of the importance of vaccination

Did you know that April 21 kicks off National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)? NIIW is an annual observance supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…