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(BPT) - From picnics to backyard BBQs, beach days and hikes, Americans continuously enjoy the outdoors throughout the warmer months. But the more time spent outside, the more susceptible people become to uncomfortable bug bites — or worse.

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(BPT) - Road trips with your family, beach days with friends and solo hikes to ease your mind and enjoy the scenery — summer is one of the most exciting times to explore the outdoors. No matter where you live, there is something about summer that just makes you feel good, but how can you fue…

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(BPT) - Weddings are back with a vengeance and with that comes spending time and money for gifts, travel, and maybe even being a part of the wedding party. A recent Zelle® consumer behavior report says that 52% of people are likely to attend a large gathering in 2021/2022. Yes, weddings will…

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(BPT) - If you’re thinking about refinancing your mortgage, there’s often a lot to consider. For instance, your decision to refinance may rely on current interest rates or your personal financial situation.

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(BPT) - Pet adoption rates skyrocketed in 2020, with nearly 1 in 2 Gen Zers adopting a pet during the pandemic. For pets, the past year at home has meant more walks, constant belly rubs and endless treats. As restrictions ease, businesses return to the office and kids go back to in-person le…

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(BPT) - Telehealth is enabling health care professionals to provide patient care remotely, safely and conveniently through technologies such as a computer, mobile phone or landline telephone more than ever before. This has reduced barriers to care for millions of people who live far away fro…

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(BPT) - According to the American Cancer Society, half of all ovarian cancers are found in women who are 63 years old or older. However, low grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC), which represents approximately 10% of all ovarian cancer types, tends to be diagnosed at a younger age. While this…

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(BPT) - As pandemic restrictions have continued to shift in the last year and are now beginning to loosen, many Americans are struggling to find the right balance in their routines, and that imbalance can negatively impact their gut health. A recent survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of B…

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(BPT) - Fresh sweet Northwest cherries are a tasty summertime superfruit packed with nutrients. It’s easy to find fresh cherries during the summer, but the rest of the year may leave you yearning for the delicious and nutritious snack. Stock up on fresh cherries now and preserve their flavor…

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(BPT) - Collagen is the glue that holds your body together. Whether it's your hair, your skin or your nails, collagen provides the structure your body needs to keep everything intact. That’s one of many reasons it’s been trending so much in recent years. Your body makes it by combining amino…

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(BPT) - Welcoming a new cat or kitten into your home is an exciting event. However, like any new experience, it can feel daunting to prepare your home for your new furry family member. Now is the peak season for finding kittens and adult cats available for adoption, as it's the height of the…

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(BPT) - The joys of being a cat parent are endless, yet nothing is quite like the stress of creating a perfect litter box setup that you can feel good about. Cats can be picky, so it can be challenging to appease their needs while also making the box a less intrusive part of the household. D…

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(BPT) - With more people than ever choosing to age in place — that is, continuing to live in their own homes — medical alert devices and modifications to make seniors’ homes safer and more accessible don’t have to break the bank. Installing ramps, railings, and ensuring medication adherence …

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(BPT) - A person’s golden years may be some of the best years of their life, living each day to the fullest by doing what they love, from pursuing hobbies to spending time with their families and beyond. Thinking about senior living may seem like a distant concern, but it's an important conv…

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(BPT) - All eyes are on Japan this summer as the world’s best athletes come together to compete in the most anticipated sporting event of 2021. Aside from the competition itself, these games are also the perfect time to celebrate cultures and cuisines from across the globe. So why not create…

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(BPT) - Have you ever found yourself rearranging the dishwasher after a family member, roommate or partner loads the dishes? One of the great household debates is how to properly load the dishwasher, and how to use your appliance to properly clean your dishes. To rinse or not to rinse? Bowls…

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(BPT) - Creating a tapestry of vivid colors and patterns, Geri Wires, an avid quilter, relies on her sight to create her art. So, in 2007 after her dilated eye exam and speaking with her eye doctor, she was alarmed at the diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at age 64. AMD is …

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(BPT) - After a year of being stuck at home, many could use a change of scenery and a much-needed escape from the monotony of day-to-day life during the pandemic. Imagine waking up each morning and everything you need is right at your fingertips — sun, fun, entertainment, relaxation, great f…

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(BPT) - When the weather gets hot, it’s natural to seek cooling remedies such as splashing in a pool, sipping iced beverages and making meals that are quick to prepare and don’t heat up the kitchen.

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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has had more impact on the world than could have been imagined. One unexpected impact is the long-term symptoms some people experience for weeks or months after recovering from the disease, a syndrome called long COVID. Researchers estimate 10% to 30% of people …

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(BPT) - While everyone’s lives were upended this past year, they’re about to be turned upside-down again. Vaccinations are underway, and companies nationwide are making plans to bring employees back to the office.

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(BPT) - Over the past year, pet adoptions have surged with many welcoming new dogs and cats into their homes for the first time. Adopting a pet brings lots of enjoyment, love and a very special bond between humans and their four-legged friends.

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(BPT) - As most Americans have heard by now, whole grains are good for us — dietary guidance tells us to “make half our grains whole,” cereal boxes and bread bags tout their whole grain goodness, and news headlines repeat the message.

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(BPT) - While many people already practice tenets of good health — maintaining an active lifestyle, eating well, addressing mental health and visiting healthcare providers regularly — there are additional considerations as we age. You can prepare for long-term wellness and minimize costs for…