Traveling With Pets? What to Know
Shopping Ahead Can Save You Money: What to Know
(StatePoint) Do your upcoming travel plans include pets? Whether you’re flying to an exciting destination or hitting the road, these suggestions can make the journey easier for animals and humans alike.
The Ultimate Summer Dining Out Guide: 10 Tips for a Healthier You
(StatePoint) Every procrastinator is familiar with the downsides of last-minute shopping -- parking woes, stress-induced headaches and paying premiums for needed items. But these hassles and expenses are avoidable, say experts.
4 Vacation Destinations for Wine Lovers
(StatePoint) With summer, comes BBQs, beach days and dining out with family and friends. And if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your healthy lifestyle, a big part of being successful is having the freedom to enjoy the things you love and not feel deprived. Strike the right balance with this ultimate summer dining out guide from Mandi Knowles, dietitian for South Beach Diet.
Wine and Cheese Pairing Tips for Summer Entertaining
(StatePoint) Love wine? Build your next vacation around it! Wine regions have delicious food, beautiful views and amazing history.
Must-Know Health Tips for Summer Vacation
(StatePoint) Summer is a time for picnics, festive garden gatherings and poolside parties. For hot days and warm evening entertaining, keep things cool by creating a delicious, yet easy-to-prepare spread of wines, cheeses, fresh fruits and nuts.
Make Rosé Your Go-To Wine This Summer with These Food Pairings
(StatePoint) More than half of Americans are planning to take a vacation this summer, according to a Bankrate survey. While these excursions are meant to be fun and relaxing, road trips and long flights can lead to health risks that you know about, like jet lag, and some you may not be familiar with, such as leg swelling and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Experts advise travelers to take precautions for a healthy travel experience.
Don't Let a Vacation Derail Your Diet
(StatePoint) Whether you’re enjoying a sun-drenched brunch with family or hosting an elaborate dinner party for friends, you’ll need a go-to wine for such festive gatherings, and a chilled rosé is a refreshing choice in the summer months.
4 Tips for Paying for College While Saving for Retirement
(StatePoint) Vacation season is here and it’s no surprise that what you eat can have an impact on your weight. In a study from the University of Georgia, 61 percent of the participants gained weight while on vacation, with an average gain of 0.7 pounds. Some even gained up to 7 pounds.
Is Your Retirement Income Protected? 9 Questions to Ask
(StatePoint) Saving for retirement and college simultaneously is a balancing act that many families face. However, experts say these goals don’t have to be in competition with each other. To manage both priorities, consider the following tips.
Smart, Healthful Snack Tips for People on the Move
(StatePoint) When it comes to retirement planning, anxiety comes with the territory. Will you be able to maintain your lifestyle in retirement? Will you have enough to cover your monthly bills without depleting your savings? Are you at risk of outliving your money? While such concerns are common among Americans approaching retirement, protecting part of the money that you’ve saved to ensure monthly income for life can make a difference in your confidence about the future, suggests a new study.
4 Top Tips to Battle Summer Colds
(StatePoint) Does your schedule, have you on-the-move? Check out these easy ways to healthfully keep hunger at bay, no matter where your busy life takes you, including at home!
Don’t Let Your Personal Data End up on the Dark Web
(StatePoint) Warm, sunny weather doesn’t mean the risk for catching a cold disappears. Unfortunately, colds can happen at any time of year and can really ruin much anticipated summer plans.
Transform Your Home into an Entertaining Haven this Summer
(StatePoint) Consumers today give out personal information all the time -- from shopping online to signing up for special promotional offers to filling out job applications.
How to Find the Right Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes This Summer
(StatePoint) In warm weather, everything is better done outdoors -- from eating meals to entertaining guests.
Slim Down Tips for a Healthier Summer
(StatePoint) Your time outside can quickly lead to an increased risk of exposure to dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause a sun spot on the white of the eye called a pinguecula. These may look yellow in appearance and cause irritation over time. Moreover, long-term exposure to harmful UV rays can cause the formation of cataracts, leading to blurred vision and can ultimately require cataract surgery to correct.
Cool Summer Entertaining Tips to Keep Guests Happy
(StatePoint) Summer means BBQs, beach time and swimsuits, but it could also mean a change in eating habits and not necessarily for the better. Many people work hard throughout the winter in hopes of losing weight before summer, but when summer arrives, they abandon their healthy lifestyle and risk gaining weight.
Want to Quit Smoking? How to Find Help
(StatePoint) Hosting friends and family for backyard barbecues, picnics and garden parties during summer carries its own challenges. Here are a few tips guaranteed to keep your guests cool, comfortable and happy when you entertain.
Are We Winning the War on Cancer? What to Know
(StatePoint) Quitting smoking is almost never simple or easy, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s one of the most important steps you can take for your health. Luckily, there are several ways to get assistance to quit smoking.
4 Tips for Managing Asthma
(StatePoint) New cancer cases and deaths are both predicted to rise over the next two decades, according to the latest World Cancer Report. Despite billions of dollars of investment in research, survival gains for the most common forms of cancer are still measured in additional months of life, not years.
Is that 'Junk' in Your Attic or Basement Worth a Fortune?
(StatePoint) Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans throughout their lifetime. While there is no cure for asthma, with proper management, 26 million Americans, including more than 20 million adults living with asthma, can lead a normal, healthy life. With personalized asthma management and the right support, those living with asthma can stay healthy and safe.
Inspiration and Ideas for Summer Gardening and Home Improvement
(StatePoint) From baseball cards and sports equipment to postcards and toys, is that “junk” in your attic or basement dusty treasure or just dusty? We’ve all heard of families getting rich from the sale of rare memorabilia. So how can you tell if your stuff is valuable and how can you sell it, if it is?
5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Summer
(StatePoint) With longer days and shorter nights come warm weather opportunities to make home and garden improvements. Become inspired to start working on projects, both indoors and out, with these new seasonal books.
How New Technology is Improving Treatment of Strokes
(StatePoint) Summertime means backyard barbecues, home decorating updates and more. Want to make all of this happen affordably?
How to Care for Your Eyes as You Age
(StatePoint) For patients experiencing ischemic stroke -- the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- the time it takes to receive treatment is critically important for avoiding irreversible brain damage. While getting evaluated by a specialist used to take up to several hours, new in-ambulance technology being tested by hospitals nationwide is helping patients get evaluated within minutes.
Tips to Maintain Good Health Throughout Your Golden Years
(StatePoint) As we age, our bodies don’t perform as well as they once did, and vision is no exception. However, early detection and treatment of eye problems and diseases through an eye exam is the best way to protect your eyes and overall health.
3 Tips to Meet Your Retirement Goals
(StatePoint) You are never too old to enrich your physical and emotional well-being; and staying active and engaged in life can help you maintain wellness over time.
Smart Tips to Keep Your Grill Clean and Safe
(StatePoint) People are living longer, fuller lives than ever before, which means retirement plans need to stand the test of time. With this in mind, it makes sense to review your financial plan and make necessary tweaks to set yourself up for success.
Now Playing: Summer Movie Nights in Your Own Backyard
(StatePoint) Nothing beats barbecues, block parties and al fresco dining. For your family’s safety and for the sake of your grill, here are some pointers on keeping that grill well-maintained all season.
Tips to Save You from Sticky Outdoor Situations
(StatePoint) Looking for a way to get the most out of your summer evenings? Make it a night at the drive-in at home! With the right equipment and planning, you can easily enjoy your favorite movies under the stars, right in your own backyard. Here are a few simple steps for bringing your new favorite tradition to life.
Is Your Credit Report Accurate? How to Tell
(StatePoint) When it comes to outdoor adventures, tape is at the top of most gear lists for its wide variety of uses -- from torn tents to broken fishing poles to ripped hiking gear. No matter if you’re an avid outdoorsman or an occasional adventurer, here are a few tape tips and ideas that are sure to stick.
What to Know About Seasonal Allergies and Your Eyes
(StatePoint) Do you know what’s in your credit report? Experts recommend checking your credit report at each of the national credit reporting agencies (CRAs) several times annually. Why?
Drug and Alcohol Abuse: A Growing Problem for Those Growing Old
(StatePoint) Suffering from itchy, watery eyes? You may have ocular allergies or you could have another issue entirely, such as chronic dry eyes. Experts say that getting the correct diagnosis is the only way to treat symptoms properly.
5 Ways to Reduce Everyday Stress
(StatePoint) Misuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol among the elderly is one of the fastest growing health problems in the U.S., according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), yet it can often be mistaken for normal aging behavior.
Diet vs. Exercise: Which is Better for Weight Loss?
(StatePoint) Deadlines, responsibilities, bills -- there are so many causes of stress in our lives. Unfortunately, stress can take a negative toll on one’s health and wellness, particularly if it goes unaddressed for too long. Indeed, common effects of stress include headaches, stomach upset, anxiety, sleep problems and more, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Understanding Your Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis
(StatePoint) What’s more important: diet or exercise? Anyone who’s tried to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle has likely asked this question.
4 Facts About Seafood and Your Health
(StatePoint) Anything that keeps the blood from circulating properly can cause a clot, including injury, illness, lack of movement, certain inherited conditions and lifestyle factors. Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a large blood clot that forms in one or more of the deep veins in the body. Knowing the symptoms of DVT could help save your life. For more information, visit clearingtheclot.com.
Small Ways You Can Change Your Routine for a Better You
(StatePoint) We hear a lot about the important nutrients in vegetables and fruits, but the health benefits of eating seafood regularly aren’t always in the spotlight. It should be a no-brainer when it comes to seafood, which is packed with omega-3s. Yet, most Americans only eat one serving of seafood a week.
Tips to Protect Birds in Your Yard and Garden
(StatePoint) Sometimes the smallest changes to your daily habits can have the biggest impact on your wellness. With that in mind, here are a few easy ways you can change your routine for a better you.
3 Home Projects That Offer a Great Return on Investment
(StatePoint) One of the best parts of backyard living in the warmer months is all the potential for bird watching that comes with it. You may have even installed a birdfeeder in your garden in an attempt to attract more birds to your property.
What to Ask Your Doctor About Parkinson’s Disease
(StatePoint) The warmer months present an excellent opportunity to get outdoors and spruce up your home’s exterior. But if you have limited time and resources, it’s important to prioritize the focus of your efforts.
Is Sugar the Cause of Your Weight Gain? Tips to Cut Back
(StatePoint) Talking to your doctor about any health concern can be tough, particularly when symptoms catch you by surprise or cause concern. And when it comes to Parkinson’s disease (PD), experts say there are many symptoms that often go unreported at doctor’s appointments, making them difficult to diagnose and treat.
How the Average Citizen Can Help Bring About Friendlier Politics
(StatePoint) According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounts for about one of every three deaths.
6 Home Décor Trends to Make a Style Statement
(StatePoint) At a divisive moment in our nation’s history, you may be wondering how average citizens can help bring about friendlier politics.
(StatePoint) Is your home décor starting to feel a bit stale? Spruce up your interiors with some of the hottest home design trends for 2018 -- from customized cozy to natural textures to retro touches.