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7 smart ways to keep health goals progressing all winter long

(BPT) - Summer seems to inspire people to work on their health and fitness goals, yet progress toward wellness objectives doesn’t have to pause when the weather turns cooler. Registered dietitian Amy Gorin and lifestyle expert Chassie Post offer some tips for staying on track with health goals throughout fall and winter:

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Monday 11/20/2017
6 ways #adulting during the holidays takes guts
Posted: November 20, 2017

(BPT) - The holiday season is full of wonder and merriment, but in between the hustle and bustle, there are challenging moments that hit at the essence of what it means “to adult.” You can either say bah-humbug or build up the guts to conquer these holiday responsibilities … literally and figuratively.

Combating The Opioid Epidemic In Appalachia
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of fatal opioid overdoses has quadrupled since 1999. A 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that every day, more than 1,600 young adults and about 3,100 adults aged 26 or older misuse a pain medication for the first time.

Friday 11/17/2017
Actress Bellamy Young shares her Chronic Dry Eye story and tips for starting the conversation with your eye doctor
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Between the bright lights and dusty film sets, actress Bellamy Young found herself switching contact brands and going through a bottle of artificial tears a month to try to help her dry eyes. After years of dealing with symptoms and assuming it wasn’t a serious issue, she was recently diagnosed with a type of Chronic Dry Eye by her eye doctor.

Planning A Total Knee Replacement? Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pain Management
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - A Total Knee Replacement (TKR) is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures. In fact, the number of TKRs performed annually in the United States is expected to grow exponentially to 1.5 million additional procedures by 2030.1

5 Overlooked Items for Your Family’s Emergency Supply Kit
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) If you prepped an emergency supply kit for your family, you most likely have the basics covered: batteries, first aid and non-perishable foods. Here are five often overlooked items that can help keep your family safe, comfortable and informed should the unexpected occur.

5 Hacks for Living with Diabetes
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), approximately 30.3 million Americans are living with diabetes, which affects people of all ages.

Thursday 11/16/2017
Liver cancer is on the rise: Get the facts [Infographic]
Posted: November 16, 2017

(BPT) - Liver cancer may be talked about less than other cancer types, but it claims the lives of nearly 29,000 Americans per year. In 2017, it is estimated that the number of diagnosed cases of liver cancer in the U.S. will rise to nearly 40,000. That is why monitoring everyday lifestyle choices such as eating habits and alcohol consumption, among others, can play major roles in helping to prevent this deadly disease. Learn more about the risk factors of liver cancer and its signs and symptoms.

Instant confidence: 5 easy ways to boost your self-image
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Feeling good about yourself these days? If so, you’re ahead of the game, since a recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world.

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