Protect Your Health During Cancer Treatment
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Don’t Ignore Signs of Stroke
(StatePoint) Cancer can be a difficult and overwhelming diagnosis, and if you have cancer or are undergoing cancer treatment, your top priority is to get healthy. After your cancer diagnosis, there are many new things you might need to learn and manage. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Blood Clot Alliance want you to protect your health by understanding your risk for dangerous blood clots, because cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk. About 900,000 people in the U.S. each year are affected by blood clots, and about one in five of these blood clots are associated with cancer.
Top Laundry Tips to Treat Common Summer Stains
(StatePoint) With hospitals around the country reporting a recent drop in the number of stroke cases arriving in their emergency rooms, some health experts suspect that fear of COVID-19 may be causing people to avoid going to the hospital and calling 911 for non-COVID related medical emergencies, like stroke.
What to Expect When Your Dentist’s Office Reopens
(StatePoint) Summer living can make your family’s clothing vulnerable to stains, splatters and more, even if you are spending more time at home these days. But it’s possible to restore your family’s clothing to like-new condition every time laundry day rolls around with these tips and strategies:
5 Financial Planning Tips for Women
(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of aspects of daily life, including regular visits to the dentist.
4 Steps to Create a Household Budget with Staying Power
(StatePoint) The demographics of women have rapidly evolved over the last half-century. Now a prominent component of corporate America and the global business landscape, women are increasingly assuming stewardship of family and business finances.
What Those Living With Asthma Can Do to Manage Their Condition
(StatePoint) These uncertain times are forcing more people to reexamine finances and rewrite their household budgets. According to the Pew Research Center in a survey conducted soon after the COVID-19 crisis began, 33% of Americans either lost their jobs or suffered a pay cut or reduction in work hours. Plus, 49% said the outbreak is a major threat to their personal finances.
Heading to the Hospital? Get Better. Don't Get a Blood Clot.
(StatePoint) Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for over 24 million Americans. While there is no cure, proper management can help those that live with asthma lead a normal, healthy life.
Newly Unemployed? Understanding Your Health Insurance Options
(StatePoint) Spending time in the hospital can be a challenge, and the last thing you need is another setback on your road to recovery. This is why it is so important to know that being in the hospital -- particularly if you are dealing with surgery, a physical trauma, or a serious illness like cancer -- places you at increased risk for the development of a deadly blood clot.
3 Things to Know About 401(k)s in 2020
(StatePoint) With millions of people nationwide filing for unemployment since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and families across the country are suddenly finding themselves without health insurance at a precarious time. Fortunately, new options may be able to help those on tight budgets.
Helping Veterans and Active Duty Military Cope With Social Isolation
(StatePoint) Workplace retirement plans, including 401(k)s, 403(b)s and 457 plans, provide an important long-term savings tool for many Americans. About 55 percent of U.S. workers across public and private sectors participated in workplace retirement plans in 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Take Steps to Protect Your Skin While Working in the Yard
(StatePoint) As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of veterans and active duty military personnel are on lockdown, many suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or substance abuse. With the additional challenge of social isolation, finding ways to combat depression, anxiety and loneliness is critical.
How to Make the CARES Act Part of Your Financial Plan
(StatePoint) Do you spend summer days outdoors mowing the lawn, tending to the garden and working on the house? Here are a few steps you can take to help you care for and protect your skin as you complete your seasonal chores:
Keeping Personal Information Safe During a Pandemic
(StatePoint) For many Americans, the current state of the economy is creating real financial challenges and concerns. However, the federal government’s recently enacted CARES Act is intended to provide some financial relief to families and business owners who may be struggling to manage their finances, using cash disbursements, expanded unemployment benefits, and different loans and tax credits.
5 Interesting Things You May Not Know About the Peace Corps
(StatePoint) Americans are spending more time at home, which means they’re likely spending more time online. While their attention is focused on staying healthy, they shouldn’t forget to stay vigilant about cybersecurity either.
Treating Foot and Ankle Conditions During the COVID-19 Crisis
(StatePoint) A lot has changed about the world since the Peace Corps was founded nearly six decades ago, but its mission remains the same: to promote world peace and friendship between Americans and people around the world. Established 59 years ago, the agency and former volunteers nationwide recently celebrated its anniversary.
Unemployed Due to Coronavirus? Find Available Benefits
(StatePoint) During this unprecedented time, it’s still important to take care of your overall wellness, and your feet are no exception. Healthy feet and ankles are crucial for balance, mobility and a healthy body.
Mortgage Relief and COVID-19 Scams: What You Need to Know
(StatePoint) Self-quarantines and stay-at-home orders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are having an impact on employment right now, and that may continue for some time. During this period of uncertainty, finding ways to pay bills or keep medical benefits are top concerns for many. Here are some tips from Janine Nowatzky, managing director of Inside Rx.
5 Tips on How to Combat Loneliness During Social Distancing
(StatePoint) Unfortunately, during times of hardship, families are often targeted by fraud artists attempting to take advantage of those needing assistance. The COVID-19 crisis is no exception, with many scammers pretending to extend a critical lifeline to struggling homeowners through so-called “foreclosure rescue fraud.”
How to Manage Stress Through Music
(StatePoint) As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are staying in their homes to help prevent the spread of the disease. Feeling lonely from time to time is natural, but this unprecedented time of social distancing could lead to increased loneliness.
5 Great Ways to Go Green
(StatePoint) With routines upturned and health concerns top of mind, many people are feeling an extra amount of stress these days, too much of which can be bad for one’s mental and physical health.
How to Stay Healthy While Social Distancing
(StatePoint) Want to go green while practicing social distancing? Here are a few ideas to consider:
Do Your Part to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse
(StatePoint) COVID-19 has the public rethinking how they stay healthy -- both physically and mentally. Even those in good health can start to feel anxious and fearful when the words ‘pandemic’ and ‘social distancing’ are mentioned.
Protecting Your Financial Health in These Uncertain Times
(StatePoint) With many Americans asked to stay at home to help curb the impact of COVID-19, there’s a higher risk of potential prescription drug abuse or prescription drugs accidentally falling into the wrong hands, like those of children.
5 Insta-Worthy Hacks to Get Your Home in Tip-Top Summer Shape
(StatePoint) With expected delays in bill payments, unprecedented layoffs, hiring freezes and related hardships, many Americans are facing new financial challenges.
Top Tips to Plant, Grow and Care for a Container Garden
(StatePoint) The weather is warming up which means you’re probably chipping away at your cleaning to-do list.
During COVID-19, Take Simple Steps to Establish a New Normal
(StatePoint) Container gardens are a viable and popular cultivation option, especially for those who have limited sun-exposed spaces or are looking to start small and learn the basics of gardening.
Fund Helps Breast Cancer Patients Impacted by COVID-19 Crisis
(StatePoint) It’s always the right time to commit to healthy habits, behaviors and steps to improve your physical and mental health. With the COVID-19 pandemic creating so much uncertainty and upending so many routines, experts say that focusing on the things within your control is particularly important.
As You Age, Keep Nutrition Top of Mind
(StatePoint) Rising unemployment, mandatory stay-at-home orders, and an overburdened health care system are causing a perfect storm for breast cancer patients who have concerns or need care, according to the experts at Susan G. Komen.
Coronavirus and Alzheimer’s: What Family Caregivers Need to Know
(StatePoint) Getting proper nutrition can be challenging for everyone, but especially as we age for a variety of reasons, including changing tastes, physical or dental conditions, and lack of access to healthy foods.
Tips to Manage Weather-Related Aches and Pains
(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, but the novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and more than 16 million family members and friends serving as their caregivers.
Tips to Help Family Caregivers Avoid Burnout
(StatePoint) While research on how weather affects a person’s pain levels is inconclusive, many people swear that the pain in their joints or ache “in their bones” can predict rainy or chilly weather ahead. The general theory is that this is caused by changes in temperature and barometric pressure.
4 Questions and Answers to Help You Manage Severe Asthma
(StatePoint) Family caregivers lead busy and at times, stressful lives, often balancing work, their own kids and spouses, hobbies and more, all while ensuring their loved ones are happy and healthy.
5 Important Financial Decisions: Should You DIY or Hire a Pro?
(StatePoint) The majority of the more than 25 million Americans living with asthma enjoy active, healthy lives. But for others, despite using high dose asthma medicines and avoiding triggers, severe symptoms are a part of daily life.
How You Can Help Protect Wild Birds in Your Yard
(StatePoint) Financial decisions can have a big impact on your future and the future of your loved ones. Good financial decisions you make on your own can save thousands of dollars, but according to experts, there are some decisions that may be better left to the professionals.
How to Tell if You Have Severe Asthma
(StatePoint) You may not think about it often, but wild birds use your lawn as a rest stop and place to call home. As you spruce up your lawn and garden for the season, there are simple steps you can take to protect them and help them thrive.
How to Improve Your Financial Health
(StatePoint) While the majority of the more than 25 million Americans living with asthma enjoy active, healthy lives, for others, severe symptoms are part of daily life, despite using high dose asthma medicines and avoiding triggers.
A Doctor’s Common-Sense Approach to Heartburn Relief
(StatePoint) Every so often, it’s important to take stock of your financial health and focus on a plan to achieve your goals. Here are some tips to help you get started:
What Does a Recession Mean for You? 6 Ways to Protect Your Future
(StatePoint) Indigestion is on the rise worldwide and is especially prevalent in the U.S. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn at least once a month. While it’s a common issue for older people due to aging, it’s now a growing problem for younger adults as well, who report increasing bouts of indigestion, upset stomach, and anxious stomach, which may be linked to stress and hectic lifestyles
Write More Letters to Friends and Family
(StatePoint) Financial experts agree that no one is completely immune from risk when a recession occurs, and that an economic downturn can have a significant impact on your personal and financial situation. However, they also agree that it is important to avoid panicking and to remain focused on your long-term financial plans and strategies.
6 Tips for Avoiding Emotional Spending
(StatePoint) In an age of instant messages, video chats and social media, the art of letter writing has become rare. But sitting down to write correspondence by hand can be a much more personal way to connect than some of the modern modes of communication. Not only does it give you ample opportunity to express yourself, it gives your recipient something tangible to hold onto and revisit.
Anxious About the Economy? New Survey Reveals Your Next Steps
(StatePoint) Decisions about spending money are often driven by emotions, even if what your heart is telling you goes against logic. Emotional financial choices may provide you with short-term happiness, but they are just as likely to result in long-term regret or debt.
3 Tips for Greater Financial Health and Happiness
(StatePoint) Economic analysts increasingly predict that the U.S. will soon experience a recession, and a recent survey by CFP Board/Morning Consult shows many Americans agree: 55 percent of respondents believe a recession will occur in the next year. Roughly three quarters of respondents said an economic downturn would affect their household, with more than a third projecting it would have a major impact.
5 Tips to Help Older Adults Be Healthier
(StatePoint) When people consider adopting healthy habits, they often forget to take their financial health into consideration. But your financial health can be equally, if not more important to overall happiness than other goals, such as starting a new diet or joining a gym.
3 Financial Planning Trends to Look for in 2020
(StatePoint) As we age, an increasing number of us link our emotional and physical well-being to our overall health. After all, you can’t do the things you enjoy if you aren’t healthy.
How to Troubleshoot Your Technology Issues
(StatePoint) The latest financial planning trends anticipated by industry experts will have important implications for consumers.
Tips for Relieving Joint Pain
(StatePoint) If you’re like most people, you’ve spent more time than you’re willing to admit troubleshooting a technology issue with any one of the many devices in your connected home. Did you know that the average person owns at least 10 connected devices from Macs and PCs, smartphones, tablets and printers, to voice assistants, video doorbells and even home automation systems?
Looking for a Healthy Goal? Don’t Overlook Your Eyes
(StatePoint) The health benefits of regular exercise are undeniable, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends 30 minutes of exercise at least five times per week. However, high-impact exercises like running and weight training can lead to joint pain, especially if you have a joint condition. The good news is that smart exercises with low impact can alleviate joint pain and deliver the same health benefits.
5 Things to Do to Prepare for a Recession
(StatePoint) Setting healthy habits and intentions should make you feel good -- that’s the whole point, right? So, consider this twist on the standard goal format: opt for a few, small lifestyle wins with clear start and end points rather than mounting an all-out assault on your current habits -- more goal-lite if you will.
Are You Getting All Your Vitamins? How to Revamp Your Diet
(StatePoint) Experts agree that periods of economic downturn, or recessions, are unavoidable and often follow a period of market growth. However, experts also acknowledge that it is difficult to predict exactly when the next recession will begin.
7 Tips for Using Credit Cards Safely
(StatePoint) Getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need each day is one of the most important things you can do to feel your best.
(StatePoint) Credit cards are a useful tool for managing personal finances and building credit, but they also expose you to a number of risks -- including identity theft and credit card fraud. Thankfully, experts say there are many simple, proactive steps you can take to help protect yourself when using a credit card. Here are seven tips for guarding your credit.