(BPT) - - Producing enough food to meet the needs of a growing world population is a serious and increasingly challenging issue. The Earth's population is projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, an increase of some 2 billion from today.
Peanuts can…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Dressing while pregnant should be all about keeping your own personal style. In fact, your baby bump gives you even more of a reason to show off the fashion trends you love. Now that the cooler months are rolling in, it's time to…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - While beach-goers, sunbathers and other nature lovers may need to put their hobbies on hold when fall and winter arrive, bird watchers can continue to observe their feathered favorites from the comfort of their own homes. Bird watching through fall and winter simply…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Depending on where you live and what weather forecasting service you listen to, the upcoming winter may be brutal. Weather predictions can be as variable as the weather itself, but one thing is for sure – temperatures don’t need to drop drastically to…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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(BPT) - A heart attack is a defining moment in a person's life. Heart attack survivors may mistakenly assume the heart attack they suffered was a singular event. But in fact, a heart attack, or myocardial infarction (MI), may be an indication of underlying cardiovascular…Oct 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - To continue to fight fraudulent activities, the U.S. is shifting to chip-enabled credit and debit cards that will be used at new chip card readers in stores and at ATMS.
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(BPT) - When winter approaches, you probably take steps to prepare your home - insulating water pipes, sealing windows and doors, or covering and storing outdoor furniture. If you've also been following the backyard chicken trend - and enjoying fresh eggs all summer long -…Oct 2 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - With the sun set on summer, the transition into fall is all about turning over a new leaf and getting back-to-routine. As the seasons turn, it's the perfect time for you to update your beauty routine as well. Feeling time crunched? Don't worry.…Oct 2 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - - For women with stress urinary incontinence, managing leaks can take an emotional toll. Many women have never spoken about their bladder leakage, even though it's an issue that affects millions. A new poll shows that leaks make women feel frustrated, old, embarrassed,…Oct 2 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - - Every October, women everywhere are reminded about the importance of early breast cancer detection and annual mammograms. While women know mammograms are key in the fight against the disease, many are plagued with mammogram anxieties that may actually be preventing them from…Oct 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - There are few parents who don't occasionally worry about whether or not their child is being bullied at school. In recent years, the issue has gained national attention, and efforts to educate students, parents and teachers on how to stop bullying have made…Oct 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Home should be your refuge, the place where you feel safest and can breathe easy. But what if the air inside your home is stuffy, stale or just downright dirty? Poor indoor air quality is common in American households, and if your home…Oct 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Your goal may be to celebrate the holidays in style this year, but your allergies and asthma are making you feel like the Grinch. You may not even be aware of what's causing the extra sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes.
'Two thirds of allergy…Oct 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Money is a taboo topic - we're taught not to talk about it from the time we're kids. But research shows it's also a source of stress, anxiety and tension for most Americans.
In fact, 64 percent of adults experience stress about money, ranking…Sep 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - - As Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off and many Hispanic families are celebrating their heritage and culture, Transitions Optical, Inc. is urging them to also make time to think about their eyes. New research by Wakefield for Transitions Optical, Inc. reveals that nearly…Sep 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - - Move over, Sriracha - Gochujang, a fermented red-pepper paste, has hit the market as the latest culinary craze and is here to stay. According to Korean culinary expert, Bibigo, this Korean staple was developed from an inspired recipe over…Sep 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Concrete is a beautiful, durable and dynamic alternative to granite, marble, steel, glass, wood, tile and other popular materials used in contemporary home design and furnishings. It's not only less expensive than most of those other materials, concrete allows homeowners to customize their…Sep 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Kitchen design is an art form, one where function and beauty harmoniously co-exist. Achieving that balance, however, isn’t always easy. When renovating a kitchen, homeowners can find themselves facing challenging design dilemmas. And they are not alone.
“When redesigning or refreshing a kitchen, the…Sep 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - - As a parent, it's natural to have questions about the products that will touch baby's soft, delicate skin. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of your baby, so as Baby Safety Month comes to a close and Healthy Skin…Sep 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, is the most common type of adult leukemia in the US. The average age at diagnosis is 72 years old and this disease affects 16,000 people each year, 4,600 of whom will unfortunately die. This is often a…Sep 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Patients of varying ages, including kids, may be affected by acid-related disorders. In fact, children 1 year or older can experience symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).1 This is important to understand as GERD may be difficult to distinguish from other gastrointestinal…Sep 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Many people don't realize the impact moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can have on a person's life. Find out from Gretchen what it's like to live with the condition and things you should know.
1. There's More to RA than the…
(BPT) - Keeping a clean and organized home is something we all strive to do, but it is easy to neglect day-to-day housework and let little messes become much bigger. Whether your goal is a spotless home or simply spending less time picking up, these…Sep 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Wouldn't it be awesome if your home could make money for you, instead of costing you to pay the mortgage, utilities and upkeep? Many homeowners are making their homes pay with short-term and long-term vacation rentals. The vacation rental industry generates more than…Sep 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Medicare Open Enrollment, which happens every year from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, marks an important time of year for people older than 65 to change their health plans and prescription drug coverage for the upcoming year. HealthCare Partners, the leading independent medical…Sep 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Many people are surprised to learn that grass allergies are the most common seasonal allergy in the United States[i], [ii]and that most people are allergic to more than one type of grass.[iii] John Mueller,…Sep 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Whether it's lying on a beach, visiting a theme park or skiing across snowy mountains, vacationing with friends or family is an experience that can't be beat. But for those living with potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies, planning a trip can feel daunting.
Desi Tucker's…Sep 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - An estimated 77 million baby boomers represent the largest generation of Americans born in U.S. history. Many are embracing their golden years and taking a proactive approach to their well-being. If you are a boomer, you understand nutrition is fundamental to maintaining your…Sep 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - As teens and young adults mature, they gradually become more responsible for different aspects of their own lives, including their health.
To help facilitate this sometimes challenging transition from adolescence to adulthood, parents should talk to their teens and college-aged kids early and often…Sep 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - As the fall running season approaches, people everywhere are lacing up their sneakers for everything from casual runs, to charity races, to the highly-anticipated TCS New York City and Bank of America Chicago Marathons. While most people equate the benefits of running to…Sep 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - From chasing your kids around to the demands of work and life, there are often just not enough hours in the day, let alone any time for yourself. But as hectic as your schedule may be, you deserve moments of zen. Even if…Sep 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Did your bank recently send you a new card with an embedded microchip on it? If you don't already have one, you will soon. Consumers and businesses suffer from increased fraud, which costs the industry billions of dollars each year, and the transition…Sep 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - It's that time of year again - school is back in session! Shopping for supplies, packing lunches, carpooling and homework can be overwhelming for many parents. Imagine having to manage all of that with the added stress of living with a chronic autoimmune…Sep 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - If your morning simply doesn't begin until you've had that first cup of coffee, you're not alone. Americans everywhere love their joe, and research shows 37 percent of American workers can't even get dressed for work without their first cup of coffee. Nearly…Sep 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - More than one million Americans suffer from work-related injuries each year, ranging from serious crushing injuries at a construction site to muscle or joint problems caused by repetitive activities in an office setting.
Workplace injuries can also be costly to both the person injured…Sep 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Many homeowners with a passion for cooking desire a kitchen that mirrors those of renowned chefs. To achieve this, various design elements and simple upgrades can be incorporated to create the ideal kitchen that combines ultimate functionality with sophisticated style.
Culinary enthusiasts spend…Sep 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - You've seen the number - $1.2 trillion in unpaid student loan debt hangs over this country. For many college graduates, loans have become another monthly expense of everyday life, like their mortgage and their car payments. If you're considering higher-education, college may be…Sep 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Connie Trent, RN, a Health Services Facilitator for nearly 40 schools in Georgia's Forsyth County, well knows the importance of training nurses to identify and treat potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies. Last school year, a student at one of her schools experienced a life-threatening…
A United Airlines flight from Houston to San Francisco was rerouted to Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday when a crew member became ill, the airline…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A trial is underway for three Georgia jail employees charged in the death of a young inmate who died after being…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An ex-casino dealer and a co-defendant each pleaded not guilty Tuesday to scamming a Las Vegas Strip casino out of more…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The vice president of a southeast Alabama TV station says he'll press charges against a city commissioner accused of hitting a…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued a county in Washington state Tuesday, accusing it of sending people to jail or forcing…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Finance Committee opened a probe Tuesday into Volkswagen's use of a federal tax credit intended for fuel-efficient cars as the…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she'll offer a plan in the next week to deal with "Wall Street…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old Florida boy is recovering from burns after he asked a friend to ignite his clothes in a social media…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
A New York state Supreme Court judge on Tuesday overturned the conviction of a man who served 25 years in prison for his involvement in…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
"Vince Flynn The Survivor: a Mitch Rapp Novel" (Atria/Emily Bestler Books), by Kyle Mills…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, who died Monday, was adamant that his characters, including detective Kurt Wallander, should never be…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
The hugely successful "Twilight" vampire romance series is marking its 10th anniversary with a twist -- a gender swap. Best-selling…Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge in New York has approved a deal in which major creditors of Relativity…
An exhausting seven-year wait for US President Barack Obama to approve, or not, a controversial North American pipeline has not soured Canadians' view of their southern neighbors, a ...…Oct 6 2015 / Read More »
Greek premier Alexis Tsipras said Tuesday Athens would upgrade its refugee facilities by November to tackle the growing influx from Syria as the EU pledged 600 extra staff to help. ...…Oct 6 2015 / Read More »
Moscow has said it will work to avert potential mishaps between Russian and US pilots flying missions over Syria, Pentagon officials said Tuesday. US and Russian officials held discussions last week -- at Russia'...…Oct 6 2015 / Read More »
On a broad street in biblical Bethlehem, lined with hotels and elegant buildings, the souvenir shops are closed and shuttered. In mourning for a dead Palestinian youngster and itching for a ...…Oct 6 2015 / Read More »
Organizers of next year's Rio Olympics said Tuesday they aim to slash the cost of the Games by around 10 percent in a bid to combat the effects of Brazil's economic crisis. It's ...…Oct 6 2015 / Read More »