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5 healthy brushing habits to kick-start a new school year

  (BPT) – Student wellness is a key part of success in school, especially this year. While proactive measures like increased hand washing are widely implemented, it’s important not to overlook oral health like a sensitive tooth, throbbing mouth pain or even a cavity. These are signs of tooth decay that can have an incredible

Expert Series: Getting to the Meat of Antibiotic Overuse

  (BPT) – By Laura Rogers, deputy director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center, Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University Antibiotics are our unique and powerful secret weapons against deadly bacteria. But we must use this weapon sparingly or it loses its power. Each time bacteria is exposed to an antibiotic

What may be behind achy, tired, or burning eyes? Dry eye disease may be the culprit.

  (BPT) – Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Have you noticed that your eyes have started to feel dry or itchy? Are your eyes affected after endless video conferences and binge watching your favorite shows? You may not be alone. A Novartis-sponsored survey of 1,003 US residents aged 35 years and older found that about

Back-to-school meal prep: 7 kid-friendly favorites with a twist

(BPT) – With kids returning to classes this fall, staying on top of their schedules can be challenging. Whether their itinerary is packed with homework, music lessons or sporting events, kids are busier than ever, and finding time to eat as a family can be easier said than done. No matter what the new school

5 tips for creating an edible garden – anytime, anywhere

  (BPT) – People have become more health-conscious in the last year, seeking relaxing activities and projects that give them a sense of accomplishment. According to the National Gardening Association, 67% of Americans are growing or planning to grow their own fruits, herbs and vegetables in 2021, and there are more than 18.3 million new gardeners trying

5 essential parenting tips to encourage girls to stay in sports

(BPT) – A recent study, commissioned by Always, found that girls who played sports during puberty built confidence and critical life skills, like teamwork and resilience. Yet nearly half drop out during puberty, according to the nationally representative survey, conducted by OnePoll in 2021. Parents and caregivers can help tackle that. Research from the Women’s

What You Need to Know about AMD to Save Your Sight

(BPT) – Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Month serves as an important reminder for people to stay on top of their eye health. AMD is one of the most common causes of vision loss later in life, affecting millions of Americans. We talked to Dr. David Eichenbaum, an ophthalmologist at Retina Vitreous Associates of Florida in

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Study: Minority-owned small businesses in the U.S. are better at adapting to COVID-19 and showing more optimism than others

(BPT) – It’s not surprising that many small businesses are struggling to maintain operations, earn profits and sustain their work forces in the wake of the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many minorities who own small businesses across the U.S. remain more optimistic about the future than their non-diverse counterparts, though they

3 big ways California is leading the charge in sustainability

 (BPT) – Poll after poll shows that a growing number of Americans, especially Millennials and Generation Z, view solving climate change as a top priority. Amid COVID-19, the urgency to have a plan in place has become even more apparent: Society must act now to prevent a climate catastrophe. A smart start is by