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(Family Features) Between changes in routine and visiting family (or having them visit you), the holidays can be emotionally overwhelming for children and adults alike, even in “normal times.” Add in inclement weather, the desire for a perfect holiday and parents still working, and you have …

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(Family Features) As the world faces multiple crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, families may have to adjust traditional trick-or-treating plans again this year. However, there are still ways to help make a difference and celebrate Halloween virtually.

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(Family Features) Mornings are often the most important part of the day – they can make or break your mood and set the tone for all of your to-dos. To help combat the hecticness that can arrive when the sun comes up, consider these five tips for a stress-free start to the day.

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While every pet is unique in looks and needs, a responsibility shared by all pet parents is to make sure their four-legged friends stay in good health. A pet’s health can reflect that of its owner, so living alongside your pet in a healthy way can help you both thrive.

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(BPT) - New research shows that adults with acne report feelings of acne-related depression, social isolation and anxiety that span both their personal and professional lives. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA Dermatology, highlights the difficulties adult acne poses and also …

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(BPT) - Twenty years after 9/11, some World Trade Center first responders still struggle with long-term health complications brought on by the catastrophic event. For Tom Frey, a former New York City detective, the consequences started with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma — a blood cancer that can be lin…

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(BPT) - Breast cancer's impact is far reaching. Whether affected directly or indirectly by the disease, everyone can agree that finding effective treatments is a must. This is especially important for people with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also known as stage 4.

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(NAPSI)—There’s a reason you shouldn’t skip your routine eye exam—and many people don’t even know about it. A growing body of research shows that vision loss can affect how well your brain works. The most recent study found that people who scored poorly on vision tests were more likely to su…

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(BPT) - As work and school routines begin to shift again, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. After a long time avoiding social activity, everyone’s lives are being upended once more. Without knowing what the “new normal” really means, it’s harder than ever to keep your family’s wellness on the f…

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(BPT) - As your baby becomes a toddler, it can be challenging to make sure they're getting the recommended amounts of nutrients for healthy growth and development — like vitamin D, DHA and iron. Toddlers are notoriously picky, and some use mealtime as an opportunity to assert their independe…

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(BPT) - While the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, fall typically marks the beginning of flu season in the United States. What do parents of young children need to know about the upcoming flu season?

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(StatePoint) Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends November 7, and if you are already dreading the adjustment, you are not alone. The physical and mental effects are real, and many people undergo mood shifts, fatigue and stress as their bodies adjust. To “fall back” this fall stress-free, try thes…

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(Family Features) Many people around the world are opting to live greener and more sustainable lifestyles. Feeling good about the future can lead to more thoughtful practices with your pet, and it just takes a few simple steps to make the shift toward eco-friendly pet parenting and reduce yo…

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(BPT) - The average person takes between 17,280 and 23,040 breaths a day, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. With colder months ahead driving people back indoors — where concentrations of allergens like dust, pollen, pet dander and smoke can be up to five times h…

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(BPT) - It's a classic dilemma: Kids want breakfast foods that taste good to them, but their choices are often low in nutritional value. Parents want to give kids breakfast options that offer the nutrients they need to take on the day and that their kids will actually enjoy. According to reg…

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(BPT) - After delaying due to the pandemic, you finally schedule your mammogram. Once the images are taken and analyzed, you're told there is something abnormal and your doctor wants to take next steps. What can you expect next?

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(BPT) - From exercise and travel to self-care and beyond, there are many activities that will help better your health and wellness physically and mentally. However, sometimes the most well-meaning activities can have unintentional effects on your body, including causing pain, discomfort and …

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(BPT) - Did you know 85 million Americans avoid buying foods with the top nine allergens because of allergies of someone in their household? According to Food Allergy Research and Education, $19 billion is spent annually to avoid specific proteins or allergens in their food. For parents espe…

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(Family Features) Acts of kindness, big and small, have the ability to change the world, one community at a time. After more than a year of isolation for many people across the country, now is the perfect time to do good and build unity in your area.

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(Family Features) Costumes and candy may be mainstays of Halloween, but decorating is a fun way to set the mood and add a little extra excitement in the weeks leading up to the holiday. These spooktacular ideas can help dial up the drama and delight for all ages.

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(Family Features) In the United States, more than 120,000 children in the foster care system are waiting to be adopted. With no permanent family to call their own, the gift of secure, safe and loving forever homes is the goal for these children.

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(BPT) - A healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body when it comes to achieving and maintaining wellness. Yet in the midst of navigating a global pandemic, while still having to juggle work deadlines and family obligations, it can be all too easy to neglect our mental health.

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(StatePoint) With students across the country returning to the classroom and adults returning to the workplace and gathering in person, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that the second flu season of the COVID-19 pandemic will be significantly more active than last year.

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(NewsUSA) - The end of summer and beginning of fall is an exciting time for all. With pumpkin picking, hayrides, and spooky festivities to look forward to, it is crucial that everyone is prepared to tackle the onset of cold and flu season so that those crisp-air activities can be fully enjoy…

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(Family Features) After spending months of extra time at home with their pets, many pet owners are looking to plan pet-inclusive vacations. In fact, 85% of pet parents say they’re likely to travel within the next year and 65% say they are ready to bring their pets along, according to an onli…

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(StatePoint) It’s estimated that influenza sent up to 400,000 people to the hospital with flu complications and caused an estimated 22,000 deaths in the United States in the 2019-2020 flu season. As more Americans return to their workplaces, employers can play an important role in flu prevention.

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(NewsUSA) - The past year-and-a-half has brought unprecedented levels of stress to everyone, but parents in particular shouldered an extra load, as children's schedules (and emotions) were turned upside down. In fact, Gallup's 2021 Emotions Report shows that women with young children at home…

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(NAPSI)—Now is the time for all things pumpkin: From pumpkin spice lattes and candles to pumpkin patches and carving, there’s something pumpkin for everyone—including your four-legged friends. Now you can share your love of pumpkin with your pooch. Just like us, dogs go crazy over the taste …

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(NAPSI)—The discovery of insulin 100 years ago led to many research and clinical advances that have greatly improved strategies used to help people manage diabetes to live longer and healthier lives. Before insulin, physicians treated people with diabetes, a disease that occurs when blood gl…

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(NAPSI)—Scientists have searched for decades without success for ways to repair the devastating damage caused by neurodegenerative diseases, but there are now new compounds in clinical development that offer hope.The ProblemWhen there is a mass die-off of neurons in the body, the central ner…

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(BPT) - Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women (except for skin cancers), with the American Cancer Society estimating that 281,550 new cases will be diagnosed this year. Because breast cancer screenings are a regular part of women’s wellness visits, it is common…