(BPT) - Getting the family out the door on time every morning is no small feat. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, packing backpacks and making breakfast can quickly turn into chaos. Before you know it, you're running late and the kids haven't even eaten as you dash to the car.
(BPT) - Meningococcal disease, often referred to as meningitis, is an uncommon, but serious disease that can attack without warning. While the incidence of meningococcal disease peaks in infants, there is a second peak in 16 to 23 year-olds. A recent survey revealed that parents of these teens and young adults may be unaware of key facts about protecting their children against meningococcal disease.
(BPT) - Although the United States produces much of the world’s food, 48 million people in the country are food insecure, lacking access to enough food to sustain a healthy, active lifestyle. What's even more surprising is that many of the counties with the highest rates of food insecurity are located in rural communities, the very places growing the bulk of this food.
(BPT) - The National Meningococcal Disease Awareness Survey, conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Pfizer and The Kimberly Coffey Foundation, found that many parents of teens and young adults ages 16 to 23 are lacking key information about the different types of meningococcal disease, often referred to as meningitis, and vaccines that can help protect against the disease. In fact, after learning about the different meningococcal vaccines, nearly four in five parents (79 percent) did not know their child wasn’t fully immunized against the five common groups of meningococcal disease in the U.S. unless they had two different vaccines, one that [helps] protect against groups A, C, W and Y and one that [helps] protect against group B, also known as MenB.
(BPT) - There are myths and misinformation among multicultural communities in America about optimal oral care habits. What really are the right things to do to maintain optimal oral health? In a nationwide Colgate survey conducted by Toluna of multicultural Americans and their oral care habits and beliefs, results ran the gamut from accurate to completely false. Oral health leader Colgate is here to set the record straight and reveal the truth behind maintaining a healthy smile to celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month.
(BPT) - With summer in the rearview mirror, many Americans will now be pressed for time: Fall (when kids go back to school) and winter (dominated by the holidays) are jam-packed seasons. It may be difficult to find time for everything you need to do, including eating regular meals together as a family.
(BPT) - For parents, sending teens and young adults back to school can be an extremely busy time. Amidst all the back to school season planning and shopping for new clothes and school supplies, health care can sometimes be overlooked. The back to school season is an opportune time for your teen or young adult to get their annual checkup and any recommended vaccines, including those to help protect against meningococcal disease.
(BPT) - With summer sun fading into the dimmer days of fall and winter, you may assume it’s safe to put away those sunglasses that were your constant companions during warm months. But winter comes with its own unique set of challenges to eye health, and it’s important to not relax your guard.
(BPT) - Three women who don’t know each other and have very different backgrounds and life experiences have at least one powerful thing in common: They are survivors of a gynecologic cancer. Janet, Sharolyn, and Teresa each had different signs and symptoms. All three say that knowing their own bodies and what was normal for them, recognizing symptoms, and seeking medical attention promptly made all the difference.
(BPT) - Fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, sore throat and headache — these are just a few of the common symptoms of seasonal influenza, also known as the flu. While you may think you can weather the storm, the flu can be a major health concern for you and your family, especially for children and the elderly.
(BPT) - “Golden Growth.” That’s what USA Swimming has said of the recent surge across the sport. Athletes like Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian, Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky have paved the way for massive growth across the sport — USA Swimming claims more than 300,000 compete in nearly 2,800 teams stretching across the U.S.
(BPT) - - This Sept. 29 is World Heart Day and to honor their commitment to heart health, Culturelle Probiotic, maker of the new Pro-Well 3-in-1 Complete Formula with Omega-3s to support heart health, has created an infographic to help you learn more about the muscle that keeps you going strong. Get started on your health journey by visiting www.culturelle.com/thehealthiestyouever.