How to Support a Loved One With COPD
Designing Your Garden for Better Mental Health
(StatePoint) It can be scary when a loved one is diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD affects more than 15 million Americans and is responsible for one death every 4 minutes nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, experts say that with a solid understanding of the disease, you’ll be equipped to help your loved one control symptoms and breathe better.
3 Great Reasons to Consider a Metal Roof
(StatePoint) Gardening is not only a means for beautifying outdoor spaces and growing delicious foods. According to those who spend significant time in the yard, getting outside can also support your wellbeing.
5 Factors to Consider When Buying a Fridge
(StatePoint) One of the most important considerations for any major home project is its return on investment. That’s why experts point to metal as a solid choice for roofing.
Myths and Facts About the Home Healthcare Nursing Industry
(StatePoint) Shopping for a new refrigerator can feel overwhelming. But knowing your exact needs will simplify the process and help you feel confident in your purchase.
Buyer Beware: 'Ironing Out' the Facts on Vitamins and Supplements
(StatePoint) The last few years have put immense pressure on nurses to work longer, harder and with less staff. New research suggests that many nurses feel unseen, undervalued and unsupported, wondering if it’s worth it.
5 Ways to Support Ukraine
(StatePoint) The supplement industry is booming, with more than four in five Americans taking vitamins or supplements, according to a recent Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association. Despite their popularity, the FDA doesn’t test the effectiveness, safety or quality of supplements or their ingredients.
Tips for Selecting Birth Control When Heading Back to College
(StatePoint) When news of the invasion of Ukraine broke in February, many Americans wondered how they could help relief efforts. Across the country, individuals and communities sprang into action.
How the Future of Drone Technology is Already Here
(StatePoint) As college students head back to campus, important decisions about classes, dorms, and part-time jobs are made. At this time in their life, many women will also make important decisions about birth control.
Experiencing These Symptoms? It’s Time to Think Migraine
(StatePoint) Since their first use in the mid-1800s in the form of hot air balloons, unmanned aerial vehicles have been used for security, photography, safety, and many other applications. Today, drones have a significant impact on the way we do business -- from warfare reconnaissance and real estate marketing, to filmmaking and inventory tracking.
Are You at Increased Risk of Getting Pneumococcal Pneumonia?
(StatePoint) “I’m fine,” is a phrase Kelsey Voskamp, Colorado resident, used many times in her life while pushing through what she thought were just headaches. Like many others who are misdiagnosed or undertreated, Voskamp didn’t realize she experienced a neurological disease called migraine and didn’t know how to explain to her family, and even her doctor, how debilitating her migraine attacks were.
Study Shows Americans Aren’t Planning for Future Healthcare Needs
(StatePoint) Pneumococcal pneumonia is a potentially serious bacterial lung disease that can be contracted any time of year. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pneumococcal pneumonia causes 150,000 annual hospitalizations nationwide. It can even be life-threatening in serious cases.
An Unhappy Workforce Can Cost Money. How to Turn Things Around
(StatePoint) If you haven’t spent time considering what your healthcare needs will be in the years or even decades from now, you’re not alone.
Great Gear to Help You Check-Off Your Summer Bucket List
(StatePoint) Amid the Great Resignation, the pandemic-era phenomenon of employees leaving their jobs, new research studying employees in the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland are shedding light on how employers can retain their staff and keep them happy.
Honoring the Military Service of Native Americans
(StatePoint) Ticking off your summer bucket list but want to pack light? Check out this round-up of hybrid gear that will take you everywhere, from mountain trails to lakeside picnics and to beach barbecues, with ease.
Cool Sites and Apps to Help Connect with New College Classmates
(StatePoint) Washington, D.C. is a city filled with monuments and memorials celebrating those whose life’s work was in service to the nation. Some of the most visited memorials in the city honor veterans and the sacrifices they have made in service to the United States.
4 Steps to Prep Your Room for Clean Paint Lines
(StatePoint) Heading off to college can be an exciting, yet stressful time. You’ll be moving away from the friends and family you’ve known your whole life and will be living with roommates and making completely new groups of friends.
Easy DIY Summer Projects to Tackle Around the House
(StatePoint) A home painting project can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a beginner. However, if you do the right prep work, the painting process doesn’t have to be so intimidating. By following these steps, you’ll set yourself up for clean paint lines and amazing results, no matter your skill level.
How to Work Out Without Excuses
(StatePoint) Summer is the most popular time of the year for home renovations, with the great weather making indoor and outdoor fixes a breeze. From simple remodel ideas to budget-friendly outdoor updates, these are the top projects to tackle this summer, according to a DIY expert.
5 Ways to Be More Sustainable This Summer
(StatePoint) It’s all-too-common for those embarking on a regular exercise routine to skip a planned workout for one reason or another. Here are some of the most common excuses that people make not to exercise, along with some solutions to overcome these challenges:
Tips for Travelers to Save Money and Stay Connected this Summer
(StatePoint) You don’t have to be a sustainability expert to incorporate elements of eco-friendly living into your everyday routine. This summer, think about the small changes you can make that can add up to make a bigger difference.
4 Tips to Confidently Care for Gray Hair
(StatePoint) After more than two years of pandemic-related restrictions, Americans are ready to break free and travel again. According to Expedia’s 2022 Travel Trends Report, more than two-thirds of Americans say they’re planning to “go big” on their next trip. But planning and budgeting for a trip can be stressful. With inflation rising, many people are watching their wallets more closely, so finding ways to save money and stay connected while traveling this summer is more important than ever.
Explore the Flavors and Health Benefits of Indian Cuisine at Home
(StatePoint) Sponsored by L’Oreal Paris. The pandemic led many women to confidently embrace their silver hair, not only as a practical move, but as a stylish statement. With elegant stars like Helen Mirren and Andie MacDowell proving that gray is glamorous, (and younger stars even dyeing their hair gray to get in on the trend) you may be feeling empowered to show off your naturally silver strands. Experts say that there are a few things to know that can help you make the transition gracefully.
Tips to Sleep Train Your Child
(StatePoint) In the last few years, more Americans have gotten hooked on the rich, mouth-watering flavors and bold spices of South Asian cuisine. In fact, research has shown an increase in searches for Indian cuisine, making it the second most searched for cuisine on Instagram.
Everything You Need to Know About Funding College With Student Loans
(StatePoint) As many parents know, getting a little one to sleep through the night can be challenging and frustrating. The good news is there are steps you can take to help your child -- and the rest of the family for that matter -- get much needed sleep. Here’s what to know:
Simple Tips for Mindful Eating
(StatePoint) While the majority of parents today strongly value higher education, that doesn’t always alleviate their sticker shock when it comes to college-related costs.
5 Black Service Members Shaping Contemporary Military History
(StatePoint) Mindful eating doesn’t have to be restrictive and you don’t have to give up your favorite foods.
Is It Time to Break Up With Your Internet Service Provider?
(StatePoint) Black Americans have served in the U.S. Armed Forces since the Revolutionary War, paving the way for Black service members today.
Summer Travel Safety Tips
(StatePoint) Surprise fees, contracts, price hikes – it’s no wonder that broadband customers are the least satisfied customers in America according to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index. But having reliable and affordable internet access is no longer a luxury. Today, home internet is essential for everyday activities, like connecting us to our classrooms, workplaces, healthcare providers, loved ones, and so much more.
Are the Places You Spend Time Asthma Friendly?
(StatePoint) While everyone looks forward to summer road trips, travel can come with unexpected safety emergencies.
7 Behavioral Health Tips for Older Adults
(StatePoint) Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for over 24 million Americans. While there’s no cure, there are steps you can take to help control it so you can lead a normal, healthy life.
5 Easy Ways to Save Energy in the Kitchen
(StatePoint) Older adults experiencing a behavioral health issue such as anxiety or depression may be embarrassed and think they simply need to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps,” but helping them seek help can empower them to live their best lives, according to experts.
Fun Activities for Kids Who Love Dinosaurs
(StatePoint) The kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s also a space where you can waste a lot of energy if you’re not careful. By making a few simple adjustments to your habits in the kitchen, you can easily cut your energy bills and do your part to help the environment.
The Mental Health Crisis of Moms: What You Need to Know
(StatePoint) Have a little dinosaur enthusiast in your life? If you’re looking for new and creative ways to keep your little one entertained, try these fun dino-themed activities:
Rainy Day Fun for Kids and Families
(StatePoint) A new survey reveals that the mental health of American moms is going largely unattended, with many living under a near-constant state of stress and few seeking support to ease the burden.
Medicaid and CHIP Give Children Access to Behavioral Health Services
(StatePoint) Rainy days don’t have to be dreary. Here are five great ways to keep little ones active and entertained when the weather isn’t cooperating:
Top Tips for a Smooth Move
(StatePoint) Over the last two years, the mental health crisis in the United States has gotten worse. A major reason for that is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has contributed to a rise in anxiety and depression among young people. But even before the pandemic, as many as one in six children in the United States between the ages of 6 and 17 had a treatable mental health disorder, a 2019 JAMA Pediatrics study found. For parents, it’s a stark reminder that mental health and support for children is crucial.
Flip Your Sandwich Game Upside Down
(StatePoint) Whether hiring professionals or doing it all on your own, preparation is the most important step in a smooth move.
Hosting Tips for Backyard Summer Gatherings
(StatePoint) Sandwiches reign supreme as one of America’s favorite meals -- 47% of Americans eat a sandwich daily, according to a survey conducted by French’s.
3 Natural Hacks to Keep a Clean Kitchen
(StatePoint) It’s the time of year for backyard bashes with friends and family. The best part about being the host? Creating relaxing summer vibes with great food and wine.
Tried-and-True Tips to Relocate Plants Like a Pro
(StatePoint) Are you looking to avoid harsh chemicals in the place where you prepare and eat food? Hoping to green your clean? Here are three natural hacks for keeping a healthy and tidy kitchen:
Easy Updates for Renters: Transform Your Apartment from Drab to Fab
(StatePoint) Whether your plants could stand a little more sun, a tad more space to grow, or you just want to redesign your backyard, transplanting plants offers them a fresh start.
Summer Tips to Protect Your Home From Invading Insects
(StatePoint) When living in a rental, it can be challenging to make the space feel like home. While you may not be there long term, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own with some creative, non-permanent updates. Here are a few tips to make your rental feel more customized to you.
6 Easy Tips to Prepare and Maintain Your Backyard
(StatePoint) The summer season can be an especially challenging time of year to keep your home free of bugs. Taking the following steps however can help you guard your home from invading insects:
New Technology is Making Epidurals More Effective at Reduced Cost
(StatePoint) From backyard barbecues to water balloon fights, our outdoor spaces are home to some of our favorite memories. With warmer temperatures finally here, and everyone itching to get outside, preparing, and maintaining your outdoor space is a must, but it’s not everyone’s favorite chore.
Tips for Small Businesses to Not Only Survive, But Thrive
(StatePoint) Epidurals are used as a pain relief method by millions of American women during childbirth each year. While safe and effective in most cases -- each year, 2.4 million births involve epidural analgesia procedures out of 4 million annual births -- unintentional dural puncture affects 5%, causing complications for new mothers. Among those patients, 60–80% experience postpartum headaches, which can become severe, chronic and disabling, in some cases lasting months to years. Medical advancements however are promising to offer a safer and more comfortable and effective experience during labor and delivery.
Tips to Help You Reset From a Woman Who Lost 60 Pounds
(StatePoint) Small businesses are the heartbeat of communities. They pump life into neighborhoods, making them vibrant places to live, work and raise families, and are key to millions of local jobs. In fact, approximately 50% of all Americans are employed by a small business and 99% of American businesses are small businesses, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
An Overview of NTM, a Progressive Lung Disease
(StatePoint) Being indoors makes it easy to pack on unwanted pounds and fall into less than healthy patterns. The warm weather months however are the perfect time to reset and take control of your health.
New Research Sheds Light on How People Are Taking Civic Action
(StatePoint) Did you know that everyone inhales nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) into their lungs as part of daily life? NTM is a group of over 200 types of bacteria. While most of these types of bacteria do not cause harm in humans, some do. The most common type of NTM lung disease is MAC or mycobacterium avium complex. Naturally found in soil and water, for most people the organisms do no harm. However, in a small number of vulnerable individuals, NTM can infect airways and lung tissue, leading to disease. As of 2012, more than 86,000 people are likely living with NTM lung disease nationwide.
Plan the Ultimate Patio Party With This Checklist
(StatePoint) New research is offering insights into how the world can recover and rebuild from the pandemic, along with how individuals and organizations can address issues they care about in their communities.
Take These 6 Steps to Get Your Health Back on Track
(StatePoint) If you’re like many people, you’re more than ready to gather friends together. Whether you’re planning the bash of the century or just want to turn a run-of-the-mill afternoon into a bonified party, use these tips to make your outside gathering pop:
Keep Roads Safe: Use These Tips to Stop Driving Distracted
(StatePoint) Since the start of the pandemic, Americans have been postponing routine care. With more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, medical experts are urging patients to return to routine health care and get caught up on delayed or foregone preventive health screenings.
5 Ways to Celebrate Summer with Today’s Newest Tech
(StatePoint) Driving fatalities in the United States are at the highest point since 2008, yet new research reveals that many are unaware of the enhanced risk and are actively making choices that increase the danger on our roads.
(StatePoint) Warm summer days are perfect for pool parties, cookouts, and bike rides. With the latest technology, there are endless ways to enhance this summer’s activities and celebrations.