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Medical device innovations lead to extraordinary advances
From custom prosthetics to minimally invasive surgery, innovations in medical devices are leading to some astonishing advances. One example: an artificial heart that uses plastic tubes instead of heart valves to move blood in and out of two plastic ventricles. Implanted in more than 1,000 patients, this plastic heart has...
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Finding inspiration in basketball
(BPT) - If you love March basketball, here’s how to use the time and energy you spent on choosing a winning bracket to live your own hoop dreams. Step 1: Put down the remote. If you enjoy the game enough to watch others play, it stands to reason that basketball will be an enjoyable way for you to get cardiovascular exerc...
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A look at caregiver and senior relationships [Infographic]
The relationships between caregivers and seniors are important and complex with caregivers often addressing much more than just physical needs. For many seniors, caregivers also are their most important social connections. As this infographic illustrates, both seniors and caregivers experience concerns during the hours they don’t spend together, making an effective communication link important. VTech’s CareLine home telephones and personal communication systems are aimed at giving seniors eas...
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Helping the brain use alternative fuel may ease symptoms of Alzheimer's
(BPT) - Whether a patient faces a simple health problem, such as a head cold, or one as complex as Alzheimer’s disease, relieving the symptoms is often as important as resolving the issue itself. Yet for the more than 5 million Americans affected by Alzheimer’s, treating the symptoms is even more vital. Some of the early...
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Set yourself up for the perfect season of outdoor entertaining
(BPT) - As temperatures warm, many of us can’t wait to get outside and rediscover the joys of our outdoor spaces. One of the best ways to ensure the enjoyment of your space all season long is with some spring cleaning and upkeep of your yard and outdoor living spaces. There are a few spring cleaning projects that benefit...
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Getting organized: Learn your style and find solutions that work for you
(BPT) - Resolving to reduce clutter and get better organized seems to be a lingering item on many people’s “to-do” lists, yet for many of us, it can be difficult to get started. While organization is an essential tool for navigating our complex modern lives, many people struggle to find their personal style of organizati...
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Color, texture and more: Vinyl continues to be America's most-installed siding
(BPT) - While vinyl siding has historically been the most-used siding material in the U.S., its continuing advancements are allowing even more choice when it comes to two critical qualities desired by homeowners: outstanding curb appeal and low maintenance. Add to this to the growing interest by homeowners to save energy...
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Seniors, boomers and Internet usage [Infographic]
When developing a marketing plan, healthcare marketers should keep seniors and boomers in mind. This audience is particularly essential to a successful healthcare marketing plan when considering the Administration on Aging predicts that people 65 and older will represent 19 percent of the population by 2030. The infographic below breaks down seniors’ and boomers’ Internet usage. It also contains senior-friendly web design tips, which will be helpful to any marketer who is interested in capita...
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Tips for planning an international vacation
Planning an international trip can be exciting and overwhelming, all at the same time. Deciding which cities or countries to visit, where to stay, what to see and how to get from place to place adds up to a lot of research and planning. For many people, all-in-one international vacation packages are the ideal way to avoi...
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Iron matters for patients with chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health problem in the United States, impacting more than 25 million Americans, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Kidneys perform many important functions in the body, including regulating and controlling the production of red blood cells. When kidneys are not fully funct...
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Real food ... in your freezer [Infographic]
Some of America’s favorite, most versatile foods can be found in the frozen food aisle, including options for every lifestyle and every food occasion. But did you know that frozen foods start out the same as their fresh counterparts, coming from the earth and sea, and make their way to your kitchen table.  The National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) is encouraging everyone to think about the freezer aisle in a fresh way.  From healthy produce and perfectly-portioned meals, t...
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Thirteen smart financial steps to take in 2013
Many Americans dutifully make New Year’s Resolutions, but unfortunately most get  broken or forgotten before too long. So let’s not call these “New Year’s Financial Resolutions.” Instead, here are 13 smart financial steps that you can take to help get and keep your finances on track in 2013: 1. Establish a budget. Many p...
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These tech-related gifts will help college graduates start their careers in style
(BPT) - Graduation is right around the corner. If someone in your life is graduating from college...
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New tech devices make the perfect gift for your grad
(BPT) - Years of hard work have all led to this moment; your loved one is graduating. This is a s...
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The places you'll go: Tips for female graduates on how to lean in to your career
(BPT) - More females are graduating from college than ever before, but does gender still play a r...
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