Monthly Archives: August 2017

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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Understand what you need to do to stay healthy over 65

Understand what you need to do to stay healthy over 65 (BPT) – Today’s Boomer generation feels young at heart. They’re living an active lifestyle, they have no intention of slowing down, they’re booming. Many Boomers feel that because they are healthy and taking care of themselves, they are not at risk for potentially serious…

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5 things parents need to know about HPV

5 things parents need to know about HPV (BPT) – Being a parent means looking out for your kids. When they were small it meant making sure they wore a helmet, crossed the street carefully and wore sunscreen. As they get older, the health challenges they face change. As they become adolescents, you can’t always…

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Is your child protected from preventable illnesses at school?

Is your child protected from preventable illnesses at school? (BPT) – Fall is an exciting time for kids — seeing old friends, getting to know new classmates, learning new skills and exploring classrooms. But with all this fun and interaction, it’s important to remember one of the best ways to keep your child safe and…

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