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(BPT) - Ready for this year’s flu season? You may think you know a lot about flu prevention and treatment – but being wrong about the flu can make you downright ill. Here are six myths about the flu, and the truth behind them.
(StatePoint) Everyone has heard myths about what is and isn’t good for your eye health -- from eating more carrots to limiting screen time. Unfortunately, many so-called facts are anything but factual, according to Dr. Ryan Nakamura, a VSP Vision Care optometrist. Here, he sorts fact from fiction.
We are now aware that the event in Ferguson, MO, was similar to the Trayvon Martin case in this respect: an unarmed black male was killed after attacking an armed person.
(BPT) - Last winter’s visit from the polar vortex made for bone-chilling blizzards and teeth-chattering temperatures. If this year is anything like the last, drafty homes and high thermostat settings will accompany the freezing weather. Unfortunately, many homeowners get cold feet when it comes to weatherizing their homes, citing various reasons why they don’t just get it done. Here are five common weatherizing myths you should overcome to help you get ready this winter:
Spay or neuter your pit bull mix for just $20 during August at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.
If it weren’t for National Tequila Day, July 24 might be just another day.
(Family Features) As warmer temperatures heat up the summer nationwide, being prepared for the season’s outdoor activities means more than sunscreen protection and appropriate dress. Health experts state that keeping yourself hydrated by drinking enough water and other beverages when temperatures rise is critical to safely enjoying the fun of the season.
(BPT) - In the living room, a grandfather laughs and plays video games with his granddaughters. Later, he joins the rest of his family to say grace before enjoying a meal together. Moments of life like these may seem ordinary to most; so you may be surprised to learn this grandfather, Robert Mihelbergel from Buffalo, New York, was dying and on hospice care.
(BPT) - Everyone has their favorite foods they save for a special treat, or to make an already enjoyable occasion even better. But with a constant flow of information about food and health trends, it’s often difficult to know which are the best choice for you and your family. Is what you’re hearing even true?
Exploring the themes of coping and myth, author Allan Meyer engages his readers in humorous and political conversations between a dog and his owner in his new book, “A Dog’s Choice.”
(StatePoint) You may not recognize honey bees beyond their black and gold stripes, but bees and other pollinators play a vital role in our environment. Bees pollinate more than 16 percent of flowering plant species, including those found in yards, landscapes and parks in our communities and across the country.
Michael Santo did not grow up “a pit bull guy.” He was not a “pit bull guy” when his friend told him about dogs in trouble. He was not a “pit bull guy” when he and a friend stole dogs from someone who was fighting them.
(BPT) - It’s one of the most effective, safest and widely used forms of pain management for women in labor, yet there are misconceptions about epidurals, a recent study shows. From fears of permanent back pain to allegations of potential harm to the baby, many women still harbor mistaken beliefs about epidurals.
There are plenty of fish in the sea, so it’s important to know which are safe to put on your plate. Farmed seafood can serve up a variety of benefits -- affordability, year-round availability and great taste.
(StatePoint) As a result of the recent housing crisis, many potential homebuyers, especially first-timers, are hesitant to enter the market. But if you’re holding back, evaluate why. Experts say your reasons may be based on myth.
(BPT) - One of the questions most often asked about credit cards is how they can impact your credit score. With so many different types of credit cards now available, it’s no wonder consumers have lots of questions.