5 tips to keep ticks away

5 tips to keep ticks away (BPT) – Researchers are predicting 2017 will be one of the worst years for ticks that we have seen in quite some time — and by all indications, those researchers are correct. People who have found themselves pulling ticks off their pets, children and their own bodies can readily attest to…

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5 tips to keep sniffles and sneezes out of your holiday plans

5 tips to keep sniffles and sneezes out of your holiday plans (BPT) – With the holidays upon us, there’s a lot to look forward to: seeing old friends, eating too much, wearing ugly sweaters; the list goes on. Likewise, there are a lot of things that might make you sigh: awkward questions from your…

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Fighting head lice can start with a conversation with your doctor

Fighting head lice can start with a conversation with your doctor (BPT) – “Your child has head lice” is news no mother wants to receive. Not only can this common condition affect the child at home and at school, but it can also throw a family’s life off balance for days or even weeks. Results of…

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Diabetes impacts younger people more often: Are you at risk?

Diabetes impacts younger people more often: Are you at risk? (BPT) – Every 17 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. What’s even more surprising is diabetes is growing fastest among younger people, outpacing the rate of heart disease, substance abuse and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study by the Blue…

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