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Healthy and at home: 5 ways to prevent a life-changing fall

(BPT) - Most of us who are aging hope to live comfortably and self-sufficiently at home well into our golden years. And, of course, we wish the same for our parents.

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Thursday 03/15/2018
High-tech bathroom trends for 2018
Updated: March 16, 2018 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Technology is trending in home design and decor this year, and some of the most dramatic, futuristic and fun tech trends are showing up in the bathroom. From glass doors and windows changing from clear to opaque with the touch of a button to toilets transforming the whole experience of going to the loo, it's all about high-tech tricking out your oasis.

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5 musts for a low-stress, on-budget DIY home project
Updated: March 17, 2018 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Owning your own home is a life accomplishment for many adults, and keeping it looking sharp and adding your personal touches brings a sense of pride. It seems there are always things you want to improve, so don’t let a limited budget or lack of know-how hold you back from dreaming. There are plenty of ways to enhance a room or remake a space without breaking the bank, along with many resources out there to show you how.

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Wednesday 03/14/2018
These health benefits of salt might surprise you
Updated: March 18, 2018 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - World Salt Awareness Week is being celebrated this year from March 12 to 18 and is the perfect opportunity to recognize all the many benefits of salt. Salt, or sodium chloride, is essential for life. In fact, no mineral is more essential to human survival than sodium because it allows nerves to send and receive electrical impulses, helps your muscles stay strong and keeps your cells and brain functioning. However, sodium chloride (salt) is a nutrient that the body cannot produce, and therefore it must be consumed.

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Results are clear: BPA is safe
Updated: March 17, 2018 - 3:35 am

For more than 10 years, U.S. government scientists have been conducting an in-depth research program with the goal of answering key scientific questions and resolving remaining uncertainties about the safety of BPA.
This research so far has shown: that human exposure to BPA is low, that people quickly eliminate BPA from their bodies after exposure and that BPA is unlikely to cause health effects at the low levels to which we’re exposed.
If that’s not enough already, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) released the results of the capstone study of the full research program, known as the CLARITY Core study. It’s the largest study ever conducted on BPA, and the results indicate that BPA has little potential to cause health effects even when people are exposed to it throughout their lives.
In a statement released in conjunction with the report, Dr. Steven Ostroff, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noted: “... our initial review supports our determination that currently authorized uses of BPA continue to be safe for consumers.”
In the study, laboratory animals were exposed to a range of BPA doses from pregnancy, through early-life development and continuing through their entire lifetime. As stated in the conclusion of the study report, BPA produced minimal effects that were distinguishable from background.”
The study was conducted by scientists with FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research with funding from NTP as part of the CLARITY program (Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on BPA Toxicity). The report was issued in draft form and will next undergo peer-review by a panel of experts organized by NTP. The report will then be finalized and the results are expected to be published in the scientific literature.
Based on the body of U.S. government research already available, the consensus of government bodies around the world is that BPA is safe as currently used. Now with the results of the CLARITY core study, the results validate the FDA’s response to the question Is BPA safe? – Yes."

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Raising beef to higher standards
Updated: March 16, 2018 - 3:34 am

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Planning for Your Final Years
Updated: March 14, 2018 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to the final years of life, communication and planning are the keys to ensuring that your life song hits the right note. A new survey conducted by Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, found that 85 percent of surveyed seniors who have made plans for their final years agree that planning is a chance to decide how their life's story ends.

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