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Transform your home into a retreat with these 5 tips from a luxury resort

(BPT) - There’s a reason why they say your home is your castle. This is a place of rest and refuge so you can be returned to your best state.

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Recent Headlines

Thursday 01/12/2017
Greater professionalism could be the key to better hospital care
Updated: January 17, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Healthcare reform has been in the headlines for years, and it seems like the only point everyone agrees on is that something needs to be done to improve the system. While politicians debate who should pay for healthcare and how, a group of healthcare professionals, patients and community advocates have set forth new guidelines to help healthcare organizations take better care of patients and communities. At the heart of their proposal is the idea of improving professionalism in healthcare organizations.

Wednesday 01/11/2017
4 mindful strategies for a healthy 2017
Updated: January 17, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Losing weight and increasing exercise commonly make the top of New Year's resolution lists. Yet many people fall short of their wellness goals each year. What can you do differently in 2017 to ensure you’re among those who succeed?

Tuesday 01/10/2017
New relief for knee pain may be on the horizon
Updated: January 17, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Innovations in modern medicine have brought many artificial joints and bionic body parts to patients. Although these devices have been used for years, a prosthetic replacement for the meniscus — the tissue pad located between the thigh and shin bones — is not yet available. Now two clinical trials underway across the U.S. may help make the “artificial meniscus” a reality, providing a new treatment option for millions of Americans with persistent knee pain caused by injured or deteriorated meniscus.

Monday 01/09/2017
3 sneaky tricks of heart disease
Updated: January 17, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - As Americans, our health is far from perfect, but over the decades, we've seen great improvements to medical care and lived longer lives. But new health data in a recent report might shake up our complacency: The federal government finds that life expectancy for Americans has dropped for the first time in 25 years.

Thursday 12/22/2016
5 tips to bring organization to your post-holiday chaos
Updated: December 30, 2016 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - You have plenty of goals for 2017. Maybe you want to find a new job or be promoted at your current employer. Perhaps you want to lose weight, kick a bad habit, or learn a new instrument, skill or language. And if you’re feeling daring, maybe this is the year you finally surf, skydive or ski.

Friday 12/16/2016
5 easy ways to keep your family comfortable during a power outage
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Losing power at home is inconvenient. When it happens, the worst part is not knowing if the outage will last for a couple hours, or if it will stretch on for days. But if you take a little time to get organized and round up a few items today, you will be ready to keep your family comfortable when the lights go out.

Wednesday 12/14/2016
What to do when a senior loved one wanders
Updated: December 14, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(BPT) - Virtually all parents have experienced the terror of looking up from what they were doing only to realize their child has wandered off. Your pulse races, your heart pounds and you can’t relax until your child is back in sight. As children grow up, they learn to stay put — or at least let you know where they’re going — and your fears fade.

Friday 12/09/2016
5 smart steps to preserving brain health
Updated: December 17, 2016 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Everyone knows aerobic exercise gets the heart pumping and lifting weights keeps muscles strong. But when it comes to keeping the brain healthy, most people are unsure what to do.