Busting myths and misconceptions about osteoporosis

Busting myths and misconceptions about osteoporosis (BPT) – One in two women over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture caused by osteoporosis in her remaining lifetime. Despite its prevalence, there are many myths and misconceptions about this “silent” disease. These myths may be a reason why osteoporosis is underdiagnosed and undertreated. A fragility…

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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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