(StatePoint) Hitting the road for the holidays? You’re not alone. Nearly nine in 10 Autotrader shoppers plan to travel by car this holiday season, and nearly a quarter will travel more than 300 miles, according to a recent poll. But experts say there’s no reason to view road trips as a chore.
(BPT) - Managing diabetes can often be challenging, but as they say, laughter is the best medicine! Are you tired of being asked, “Should you be eating that?” or, “Is that sugar-free?” Us too. Here are seven “LOL-worthy” things only people living with diabetes understand.
(BPT) - The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) weakens people's defense systems by targeting their immune system. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. HIV/AIDS affects people of all ages, genders and ethnicities. Learn how early detection can help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in this infographic.
(BPT) - In his 24 years as a police officer, skincare has not been a common topic of conversation among Jarrard and his colleagues. When Jarrard started experiencing redness and bumps and pimples from what he eventually found out was a common skin condition called rosacea, he was forced to address the topic head on. “Physical appearance is not something guys sit around and talk about. I wish I could say the appearance of my rosacea didn’t bother me, but it did. It bothered me every day,” said Jarrard. “I was hesitant to seek professional help for my symptoms. I’m the typical man who assumes things will take care of themselves and puts these things off.”
(StatePoint) A record number of Americans are now enrolled in high deductible and consumer-driven health plans, giving patients more control and financial responsibility for their healthcare choices. But experts say there are lingering barriers preventing patients from reaping the benefits of this control.
(BPT) - As many as 35 million adults in the U.S. suffer from chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) (“idiopathic” means the cause of constipation is unknown). Despite how common the condition is, it is not a common topic of conversation, so myths and misconceptions abound. Misconceptions about CIC and its causes, symptoms and treatment can prevent individuals from seeking the care they may need.
(BPT) - Minimalist Nordic design is taking over the home décor scene in 2016. Scandinavian-inspired design principles, featuring white, simple color schemes and use of natural materials, provide attractive options for creating a balanced, beautiful home.
(NewsUSA) - Oleg Frish, a veteran TV/Radio talk show host and singer/performer is truly living the American dream. He grew up in the Soviet Union, and after hearing his first American standard, ("Hello Dolly" by Brenda Lee) at the age of 4, he instantly fell in love with the genre. By his early teens, he had memorized some 15,000 songs from The American Songbook (recorded during the "Golden Age of Popular Music" 1920-1960). "I'm fascinated and believe this is the greatest music ever recorded," explained Oleg. "I'm not sure anyone could love or know its history more than I do."
(StatePoint) More than seven in 10 Americans support increased federal funding for the nation’s public transportation systems in communities of all sizes, according to a survey conducted by ORC International for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).