(BPT) - New to the road, teen drivers are still honing their skills behind the wheel. But did you know that teen drivers are 1.8 times more likely to get in an accident than the average driver? In fact, one out of five teen drivers will have an accident within their first year of driving. Before turning over the keys, parents should take the time to educate themselves and their teen about the safety risks and insurance implications of unsafe driving.
(StatePoint) The transition to college is an exciting time, full of anticipation for the next chapter of life. But with new opportunities come uncertainties, from financing an education to picking the right courses.
(BPT) - Blood Sugar Basics: Get to Your Goals is an educational program developed by the American College of Endocrinology, with support from Merck, aimed at helping people living with type 2 diabetes work with their doctor to know their A1C number (average blood sugar level over the past 2-3 months) and set and reach their personal A1C goal to help reduce their risk of serious complications. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommends that many people with diabetes have an A1C of 6.5 percent or less, but nearly half are not at this goal. Diet, exercise and medication, when prescribed, play key roles in helping people get to their blood sugar goals, and sometimes changes are necessary. Visit BloodSugarBasics.com for more information.
(BPT) - Parents severely underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). Eighty-three percent of children, between the ages of 10 and 17, estimate they use an electronic device for three or more hours each day. However, a separate AOA survey of parents revealed that only 40 percent of parents believe their children use an electronic device for that same amount of time. This significant disparity indicates parents may be overlooking the warning signs and symptoms associated with vision problems due to technology use, including digital eye strain. You can learn more in this infographic.
(StatePoint) Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well.
(NewsUSA) - Are you still trying to find the perfect accessory to your summer-to-fall-transition fashion staples? The answer may be as simple as adding the color of one gemstone: champagne diamonds from Rio Tinto's Argyle Mine in Australia.
(NewsUSA) - Summertime. It's the time of year to put your feet up, relax and have a little fun. So, why not make it a little safer for the whole family?