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5 clever hacks to simplify any family's morning routine

(BPT) - Getting the family out the door on time every morning is no small feat. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, packing backpacks and making breakfast can quickly turn into chaos. Before you know it, you're running late and the kids haven't even eaten as you dash to the car.

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
5 risky myths about meningococcal disease and available vaccines
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Meningococcal disease, often referred to as meningitis, is an uncommon, but serious disease that can attack without warning. While the incidence of meningococcal disease peaks in infants, there is a second peak in 16 to 23 year-olds. A recent survey revealed that parents of these teens and young adults may be unaware of key facts about protecting their children against meningococcal disease.

Farming program helps neighbors in rural America fight hunger
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Although the United States produces much of the world’s food, 48 million people in the country are food insecure, lacking access to enough food to sustain a healthy, active lifestyle. What's even more surprising is that many of the counties with the highest rates of food insecurity are located in rural communities, the very places growing the bulk of this food.

Worried about BPA? 5 things you may not know about this common chemical
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, is primarily used to make polycarbonate plastic, which is a clear, highly shatter-resistant material used in consumer products you may use every day. It is also used to make epoxy resins, which are used in many tough protective coatings.

Survey uncovers meningococcal disease knowledge gap among parents of teens, young adults [Infographic]
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The National Meningococcal Disease Awareness Survey, conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Pfizer and The Kimberly Coffey Foundation, found that many parents of teens and young adults ages 16 to 23 are lacking key information about the different types of meningococcal disease, often referred to as meningitis, and vaccines that can help protect against the disease. In fact, after learning about the different meningococcal vaccines, nearly four in five parents (79 percent) did not know their child wasn’t fully immunized against the five common groups of meningococcal disease in the U.S. unless they had two different vaccines, one that [helps] protect against groups A, C, W and Y and one that [helps] protect against group B, also known as MenB.

6 truths behind multicultural Americans' smiles
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - There are myths and misinformation among multicultural communities in America about optimal oral care habits. What really are the right things to do to maintain optimal oral health? In a nationwide Colgate survey conducted by Toluna of multicultural Americans and their oral care habits and beliefs, results ran the gamut from accurate to completely false. Oral health leader Colgate is here to set the record straight and reveal the truth behind maintaining a healthy smile to celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month.

Nutrient-rich ingredients, simple prep are keys to easy, healthy family meal times
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - With summer in the rearview mirror, many Americans will now be pressed for time: Fall (when kids go back to school) and winter (dominated by the holidays) are jam-packed seasons. It may be difficult to find time for everything you need to do, including eating regular meals together as a family.

Taking parents back to school to learn about MenB
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - For parents, sending teens and young adults back to school can be an extremely busy time. Amidst all the back to school season planning and shopping for new clothes and school supplies, health care can sometimes be overlooked. The back to school season is an opportune time for your teen or young adult to get their annual checkup and any recommended vaccines, including those to help protect against meningococcal disease.

Tips to help you weather winter with healthier eyes
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - With summer sun fading into the dimmer days of fall and winter, you may assume it’s safe to put away those sunglasses that were your constant companions during warm months. But winter comes with its own unique set of challenges to eye health, and it’s important to not relax your guard.