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(NewsUSA) - Everyone knows heart health is vital. Yet, more than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease every year -- or one in every four deaths -- according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(BPT) - For unexpected adventures, vibrant culture and a sub-tropical climate year-round, look no further than the Rio Grande Valley region of the Lone Star State. South Texas’ warm temperature give travelers the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year and makes it the ideal destination for vacations or longer stays during the winter months. A trip to the region, which includes McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville and the beaches of South Padre Island, will show visitors there’s much more to South Texas than amazing weather. From its unique music heritage to its flavorful culinary scene, read on to learn why a trip to South Texas should be on every travelers list.
(NAPSI)—If you’ve long felt you have a slim chance of getting fit, the inspiring story and useful tips from one father and daughter pair may help in a big way.
(NewsUSA) - It's not easy being green -- especially when you share space with more than 3 million people. And yet, one Southern California business is making it easier.
(Family Features) As the building blocks of life, your body requires protein to function properly. But protein is also an important nutrient for those who wish to stay satisfied and full throughout their busy days.
(Family Features) The first mission in creating safe meals for children with food allergies is avoiding the offending ingredient. But there can be a downside to diets that miss out on the nutritional value found in foods kicked off the menu, according to Carolyn O’Neil, a registered dietitian and nutrition advisor to Best Food Facts.
(StatePoint) Whether you live for culinary adventure or unfamiliar items on your plate make you nervous, trying new foods is a worthwhile endeavor. But even avid foodies don’t have the time to try everything.
(BPT) - Should you buy eggs instead of cereal? Popcorn in place of pretzels? For consumers seeking “better-for-you” foods at the grocery store, these types of decisions can feel overwhelming, and for some, time-consuming.
(Family Features) Whether you're following a weight loss plan or simply maintaining healthy habits, finding foods that are nutritious sources of protein and promote satiety can help curb your urge to snack throughout the day.
(BPT) - When you hear the term “spring break” what comes to mind? Likely images of partying college students or theme parks packed to the brim with families. If you’re looking to enjoy a spring break vacation that’s a little more off the beaten path, consider a destination that proves to be a hidden gem for more mature crowds, whether it be young couples looking for romance to empty-nesters desiring a quick getaway.
(BPT) - Picture this: warm wind blowing across your face, the sound of waves crashing, and all your worries left behind on land. This is you on a boat and now is the perfect time to make this dream a reality. Winter may be frigid for many, but it’s the best time to start planning for warmer days ahead.
(Family Features) When celebrating the past and looking forward to the future, the New Year is a perfect time to set goals for a better, healthier you.
(BPT) - A healthy diet can be the foundation of a healthy life. While there are many food choices and diet options, one diet consistently grabs the attention of researchers.
(BPT) - Improving your health and wellness can seem like a daunting task, especially if you know you have some bad health habits to break. But, several improvements you can make today can result in tremendous health benefits.
(BPT) - Each year the restaurant industry is full of vibrant change. To better understand what is trending on restaurant menus in 2015, the National Restaurant Association surveyed professional chefs of the American Culinary Federation to get their insight into what food, cuisines, beverages and culinary themes will be hot in 2015.
(BPT) - Whether a loyal pal like Lassie is what you’re looking for, or a Garfield–like couch potato is more your speed, a pet can make a wonderful addition to your family. But there is more to choosing a new pet than simply falling in love with a cute face. Making an informed and well-researched decision can lead to a happy home life for both you and your pet.
(NAPSI)—Every day, you can find intriguing information, useful advice and timely reminders on managing your health from a free planner.
Jackson Tavern, the latest concept from Metzger Family Restaurants, is scheduled to open this week at 2900 N. Swan Road in Plaza Palomino. It draws its inspiration from the coastal towns of New England, and its menu features creative twists on regional classics from Rhode Island to Maine.
The bighorn sheep reintroduction project in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson is ill-advised. The habitat on the mountain isn’t suitable, and the sheep have a right to live their lives without heavy handed management.
(NAPSI)—The holidays are about families gathering together to celebrate and to discuss issues of importance to everyone, including older members of the family. For this reason, an annual campaign called Home for the Holidays was established to provide families with information to help stimulate a dialogue about major issues affecting their older loved ones. This year’s campaign focuses on the risks to brain health for older adults and offers some simple strategies to help mitigate those risks.
(BPT) - If you are one of the 1.3 million people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you know the pain can sometimes be debilitating. While there is no cure for the autoimmune inflammatory disease often called RA, early intervention and treatments can help you maintain a high quality of life.
When anglers head to two eastern Arizona rivers this spring for trout season, that lunker fit for the frying pan may look surprisingly high-tech, starting with a 6-inch wire hanging from its belly.
Bill Stewart, aquatic research program manager for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, says the Robot Fish Program has helped the agency improve its strategies for releasing trout.
Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday aimed at forcing the federal government to protect Arizona’s diminishing cactus ferruginous pygmy owl population under the Endangered Species Act.
(StatePoint) Just by being outside every day, skin suffers from premature aging, an effect known as photo aging. The new year is the perfect time to resolve to keep your skin looking more beautiful.