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An Impossible Choice for Californians: Caregiving or Career

(BPT) - Working to survive is a reality for most Californians, especially those of us supporting young children or aging parents. And with that, it’s unavoidable that at some point we’ll need time off work to care for a family member in need. Yet, as evidenced by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many Californians don’t have access to vital programs that help balance the evolving responsibilities of career and caregiving. One policy that is particularly critical — in times of crisis, and not — is Paid Family Leave.

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Thursday 04/02/2020
Fund Helps Breast Cancer Patients Impacted by COVID-19 Crisis
Posted: April 02, 2020

(StatePoint) Rising unemployment, mandatory stay-at-home orders, and an overburdened health care system are causing a perfect storm for breast cancer patients who have concerns or need care, according to the experts at Susan G. Komen.

Wednesday 04/01/2020
Get Stronger Every Day With At-Home Workouts
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—These days, people are navigating unprecedented times that have them rethinking how they live and work. While big shifts to normal, daily habits can be unsettling, this also provides an opportunity to start new routines and make positive changes. 

Many are spending more time at home, so adding structure is more important than ever—especially when it comes to staying active. Studies have shown that exercise can help boost your mood, productivity and immunity. 

According to Tom Holland, exercise physiologist, Bowflex fitness adviser and host of iHeartRadio’s Fitness Disrupted podcast, it takes most people a minimum of two months to form a new habit. He recommends making the most of your time at home to establish healthy routines. 

To help you get started, Holland offers these simple tips to add at-home fitness into your daily routine: 

Connect with a Coach: When motivation wanes, there are plenty of subscription services and online resources. For example, there’s the Bowflex JRNY app (https://www.bowflex.com/jrny-app.html), which features a personal fitness coach who gives spoken instruction and encouragement as you push through your custom workouts—available on the Bowflex Max Total (https://www.bowflex.com/max-trainer/) and Bowflex BXT216 treadmill (https://www.bowflex.com/treadmills/).

Start small: You don’t have to commit to an hour or more; aim for several micro workouts of 5, 10 and 15 minutes throughout the day; those add up and count as much as one long workout.

Put it on the Calendar: Keep exercise at the top of your to-do list by scheduling a daily walk or run or streaming a yoga class. 

Multi-task: Connect to streaming content and sweat through your favorite daytime show, or catch up on the news.

Home Gym Essentials: Holland recommends including one piece of cardio and one piece of strength equipment in your home gym.

If space is limited, two good cardio-strength options are the Bowflex Max Total (https://www.bowflex.com/max-trainer/) and Bowflex 840 kettlebell (https://www.bowflex.com/selecttech/).

Creating healthy habits now can carry you through the current times, and help set you on a path to finish up the year feeling healthy and stronger than ever. 

 

10 Self-Care Tips For Cancer Patients Coping With Isolation And Stress
Posted: April 01, 2020

(BPT) - Whether you are self-quarantining or practicing social distancing, we all are adjusting to a new normal amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. As a cancer patient or survivor, you might be experiencing feelings of isolation, uncertainty and anxiety. As a caregiver, you might be feeling overwhelmed with navigating your loved one’s care while looking after your own needs. And as a family member, you might be feeling unsure of how you can help.

How one woman took action after her cancer diagnosis
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - As a busy working mom of four, Chaya did not expect her tiredness, persistent cough and fevers to be cancer.

At first, it felt like a cold that just wouldn’t go away. When she visited her primary care doctor, her initial bloodwork showed she might have mononucleosis, but after more testing and a biopsy, she was diagnosed with advanced stage classical Hodgkin lymphoma.

Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system. It is most common in early adulthood (a person’s 20s), and the risk rises again in late adulthood (after age 55).[i],[ii],[iii] In Stage 3 or 4, sometimes referred to as ‘advanced stage classical Hodgkin lymphoma,’ Hodgkin lymphoma has spread into at least one organ outside of the lymph system, such as the liver, bone marrow, or lungs.[iv] According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that 8,480 patients will be newly diagnosed in the United States in 2020.iii Hodgkin lymphoma is more common in males than females, as well as those with a weakened immune system or family history of the disease.i

ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin) for injection in combination with chemotherapy of Adriamycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine (AVD) is approved for the treatment of adults newly diagnosed with Stage 3 or 4 classical Hodgkin lymphoma. ADCETRIS has an IMPORTANT WARNING for PROGRESSIVE MULTIFOCAL LEUKENCEPHAOPATHY (PML), patients treated with ADCETRIS can have a rare, serious brain infection called PML. It can cause death. See additional Important Safety Information below. In a large clinical study of over 1,000 patients, ADCETRIS was studied in combination with AVD for stage 3 or 4 classical Hodgkin lymphoma against a standard chemotherapy regimen of Adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine (ABVD). Results showed that patients treated with ADCETRIS plus AVD were 23 percent less likely to receive additional treatment because cancer was still detected in the body, to die from cancer or other cause, or have their cancer grow.

“Following my diagnosis, I researched doctors, and my husband and I connected with friends who work in healthcare to ensure I was receiving the best care,” Chaya said. “I was referred to an oncologist who we trusted for my care, and he recommended ADCETRIS plus AVD.”

Each individual Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis is different, so it’s important to remember that patients should speak with their doctor about treatment options and side effects. ADCETRIS has side effects, and the most common side effects are nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) that mostly involves numbness or tingling in the hands or feet (sensory) and/or weakness in the arms or legs (motor), a low number of white blood cells, nausea, constipation, vomiting, feeling tired, diarrhea, fever, hair loss, weight loss, stomach pain, a low number of red blood cells, and sores or swelling in the mouth. The most common serious adverse reactions are: low numbers of white blood cells accompanied by a fever, fever, low numbers of white blood cells, and pneumonia. During her treatment, Chaya experienced hair loss, as well as numbness and tingling in her hands and feet. For additional safety information please see the Important Safety Information below and full Prescribing Information including BOXED WARNING.

Chaya's family and friends were supportive throughout her diagnosis and treatment. “I had a great support system during my treatment. In the beginning, my parents came with me to my appointments, and my husband’s family supported us for as long as we needed. One of my neighbors volunteered to watch my kids when I had to go in for treatment, and when I had a hospital stay, my neighbors stocked my freezer with dinners for my family. It meant a lot to me to have the support of my family, friends and community during a challenging time.”

“I was excited my last scan showed signs of improvement. During my treatment, I just kept telling myself, ‘by the time summer is here, I’ll be finished with my treatment.’ I love the summer and was looking forward to spending time outside and hopefully starting to feel like myself again.” ADCETRIS is normally given with chemotherapy every 2 weeks for 6 months (12 doses total). In the clinical study of over 1,000 patients, the average length of time people were on treatment was the full 6 months.

Please see the Important Safety Information below and full Prescribing Information including BOXED WARNING. For more information on ADCETRIS, please visit ADCETRIS.com. To help you talk to your doctor about the best treatment option for your diagnosis, download a guide for Questions to Ask Your Doctor.

Important Safety Information

What is the most important serious safety information I should know about ADCETRIS?

  • PROGRESSIVE MULTIFOCAL LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY (PML): Patients treated with ADCETRIS can have a rare, serious brain infection called PML. It can cause death. Symptoms can begin at different times after starting ADCETRIS treatment, some within 3 months after the first dose. Call your doctor if you have mood changes, confusion, dizziness or loss of balance, trouble talking or walking, vision changes, or if you feel weak or have weakness on one side of the body. PML could also be caused by other treatments or diseases that made your immune system weaker.

What should I avoid when receiving ADCETRIS?

  • Do not take ADCETRIS with bleomycin because of possible serious side effects to the lungs.

What are the other possible serious side effects of ADCETRIS?

A serious side effect can be life-threatening or can lead to death. They may happen during treatment or after your treatment has ended.

Call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of a serious side effect or if your symptoms get worse. If you have a serious side effect, your doctor may delay or stop your ADCETRIS treatment.

  • Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) that is mostly numbness or tingling in the hands or feet (sensory) and/or weakness in the arms or legs (motor). The nerve damage can get worse with more doses of ADCETRIS. Call your doctor if you have tingling, burning, or numbness in your hands or feet, changes in your sense of touch, or trouble moving your hands or feet.

  • Allergic and infusion reactions during infusion or up to 24 hours after your ADCETRIS infusion. Call your doctor if you have fever, chills, rash, or breathing problems within 24 hours of your infusion.

  • Blood problems such as a low number of white blood cells with or without fever, a low number of platelets, or a low number of red blood cells.

    Your doctor will do blood tests to check your blood cell levels during ADCETRIS treatment. If your levels are too low, your doctor may lower or delay your dose, stop your ADCETRIS treatment, or give you a medicine called G-CSF. G-CSF is meant to prevent you from having a low number of white blood cells.
  • Infections such as pneumonia, bacteremia, and sepsis or septic shock can happen with ADCETRIS treatment. Call your doctor if you have a fever of 100.5°F or higher, chills, cough, or pain when you urinate.

  • Tumor lysis syndrome can happen if you have a tumor that grows quickly or have many tumor cells in your body.

  • Patients with severe kidney disease may have more side effects and deaths than patients with normal kidney function and should avoid treatment with ADCETRIS.

  • Patients with moderate or severe liver disease may have more side effects and deaths than patients with normal liver function and should avoid treatment with ADCETRIS.

  • Liver injury can happen after the first dose of ADCETRIS or after ADCETRIS treatment is stopped and started again. Call your doctor if you feel tired, do not feel like eating, have upper stomach pain, dark urine, or yellow skin and eyes (jaundice).

  • Lung problems. Call your doctor if you have a new cough, a cough that gets worse, or feel out of breath.

  • Skin problems called Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis can happen. Call your doctor if you have rash, hives, sores in your mouth, or blistering or peeling skin.

  • Gastrointestinal (GI) problems related to the pancreas, stomach, intestine, and colon can happen. If you have lymphoma that involves your stomach or intestine, you could have a higher risk of GI perforation (a hole in your stomach or intestine). Call your doctor if you have severe stomach pain, chills, fever, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

  • High blood sugar. Your doctor will test your blood during ADCETRIS treatment. If your blood sugar is high, your doctor may give you medicine to control it. Call your doctor if you need to urinate more often, are very thirsty, or have blurry vision.

What were the most common side effects in patients treated with ADCETRIS?

When used alone or together with chemotherapy, the most common side effects were:

Tips to Weather Seasonal Joint Pain
Posted: April 01, 2020

(StatePoint) Do April showers bring May flowers or just a lot of aches and pains? While research on how weather affects a person’s pain levels is inconclusive, many people swear that the pain in their joints or ache “in their bones” can predict rainy or chilly weather ahead. The general theory is that this is caused by changes in temperature and barometric pressure. 

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Spices
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) One area of the kitchen that is often overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning is the area home chefs keep their spices, whether it’s a cabinet, rack or drawer. Keeping your spices fresh and organized is a smart way to create faster, more flavorful meals.

5 Hacks for Greener, Happier Living
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Whether you take shorter showers, reduce food waste or make eco-minded choices at the grocery store, adopting one simple habit can make a difference in protecting Earth’s natural resources. These simple, renewable lifestyle changes may even affect your personal mindset.

Add Joy to Spring Cleaning
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming.

Free Family Entertainment from Home
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) As people from coast to coast hunker down at home, some with children, taking a mental break from a new and unfamiliar lifestyle with the world of entertainment can be a way to relax and disconnect.

How to Find the Right Dog for Your Family
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Adding a four-legged friend to the family is no small decision, and it’s easy to get distracted by sweet eyes pleading to be taken home. Becoming a dog parent is a major commitment, so it’s important to do your research and make well-informed choices before deciding on a new dog.

5 Tips for 1st Foods for Babies
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Ask any parent what he or she remembers most about a child’s first year and you’re likely to hear quite a bit about sleep schedules. However, a baby’s eating schedule is just as important as his or her sleep.

Invite the Outdoors In
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Despite the comfort and convenience it affords, modern society is contributing to a vanishing relationship with the natural environment. However, there are plenty of ways to bring nature indoors to reap the benefits of an earthy connection inside your home.

4 Tips to Train Your Pet
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Training a pet can be a rewarding process. It takes some time and patience, but it can also be a way to bond with your pet and help set you both up for a happy life together.

Tuesday 03/31/2020
Coughing Shouldn’t Be Routine: Knowing When to Talk to Your Doctor
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - While personal health and wellness are important, it’s not always easy to find time to make it a priority. Even during busy days, pausing for just a moment to reflect on how you are feeling can be helpful, especially for those living with a chronic lung condition.

Want Relief from Eye Allergies? Here’s What You Need to Know
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Spring is finally here, and while we say hello to lush green grass, flowers in bloom and leaves on trees, for many it means the start of seasonal allergies. With nearly 66 million (1 in 5) Americans suffering from eye allergies and struggling with how to get the right relief they need, it’s difficult to enjoy the warm and sunny weather when it can also mark the beginning of sneezing, coughing, runny noses and the dreaded itchy allergy eyes.[1-4]

Friday 03/27/2020
Five Tips to Help You Get Better Sleep Now
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - The fact is, most people don’t get enough sleep. Getting the optimal amount of sleep each night not only leaves you feeling rested but has a profound impact on your overall health — affecting immunity, mental sharpness, weight management and much more.

Company Steps Up to Keep Health Care Workers Healthy
Posted: March 27, 2020

(NewsUSA) - As the ongoing spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) reshapes American lives by the day, and sometimes by the hour, the health and stability of the nation's essential work force, namely our health care workers and first responders, remains paramount.

Thursday 03/26/2020
Ignite Immunity, Clean Naturally With Lemons
Updated: April 01, 2020 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re among the increasing number of Americans keen on natural solutions to boost immunity these days, you may be glad to know the answer may be right in your refrigerator—or should be. Loaded with vitamin C and zinc, and with key antioxidant qualities, Limoneira Lemons can play a vital role in helping the immune system adapt to new threats and conditions.

Experts have cited lemons as a way to “reduce the risk of complications from a cold or flu, and reduce inflammation in the body.” Experiments have also found that lemon juice can destroy the bacteria of malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid and other deadly diseases.

Lemons are also a boon to any kitchen or DIY beauty routine—plus, they’re a handy sustainability tool. Use them to make life simpler without investing in potentially toxic chemicals or overpriced solutions. In fact, beyond their immunity-boosting benefits, lemons provide natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties that let you clean and disinfect your home, naturally.

Here’s how to create a useful all-purpose cleaner for your kitchen and bathroom that can help your house smell spring fresh all year: Combine equal parts lemon juice and water in a spray bottle. You can use it nearly anywhere. For wood surfaces, create a polish by mixing one cup of olive oil and one-half cup of lemon juice. Test it first on a small spot.

For other “green cleaning” with lemon tips, visit www.Limoneira.com/cleaning.

 
 "A natural solution to boost immunity may be right in your refrigerator. Loaded with vitamin C, zinc and antioxidants, lemons can help your health and, when used as a cleaner, give your home a fresh smell.https://bit.ly/2UlE1Hm"

Get the Facts on Eating for Health And Boosting Your Immune System Naturally
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Registered dietitian for California Strawberries, Colleen Wysocki, explains what factors play a role in immunity, eating for health, and how to boost immune systems naturally:

Are You Up to Date on the Latest Treatments For Your Heart? [Infographic]
Posted: March 26, 2020

(BPT) - Knowing the latest science and treatment options to reduce your risk for heart disease can save your life. Twelve million people are at risk due to elevated triglyceride levels, which may increase their risk for cardiovascular events. Many people continue to unknowingly take outdated therapies such as fenofibrates and niacin, which are no longer FDA-approved and have been proven ineffective. Luckily, there are new FDA-approved therapies that reduce cardiovascular events and those are represented in the latest medical guidelines. Patients should consult with their doctor and visit truetoyourheart.com for more information on how to best protect their hearts.

5 Tips to Fight Sleep Deprivation
Updated: April 01, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Despite a desire for perfect sleep, Americans are not even close to getting the recommended eight hours a night, and 1 in 4 Americans believes the sleep they are getting isn’t the quality rest they want and need.

Wednesday 03/25/2020
Coronavirus and Alzheimer’s: What Family Caregivers Need to Know
Posted: March 25, 2020

(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, but the novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and more than 16 million family members and friends serving as their caregivers.

Safety in the Sky
Updated: March 30, 2020 - 2:32 am

What to know about emergency air ambulance transportation

4 Tips for Millennial Caregivers
Updated: March 30, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Caregiving affects all generations, with more than 10 million unpaid caregivers in the United States between the ages of 18-39, according to research published by AARP. That’s 1 in 4 people nationwide who care for an older relative or friend. These young caregivers often take on the task alone, without the support of professionals, while juggling school and job responsibilities.

Tuesday 03/24/2020
Triglycerides as a Marker of CV Risk: Too Few Americans Are Aware of Triglycerides’ Important Role in Identifying Cardiovascular Risk
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - The number of cardiovascular deaths is still on the rise—in fact, cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States.[i],[ii] Heart attack and stroke each occur on average every 40 seconds, and one cardiovascular death occurs on average every 38 seconds.[iii],[iv],[v]

Monday 03/23/2020
News For Noses
Updated: March 25, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Nasal congestion is nothing to sneeze at. It affects roughly 20 percent of the population and is associated with reduced quality of life, difficulty sleeping, reduced daytime performance, and increased need for healthcare. In addition to the physical misery, it has been estimated that the financial impact of chronic congestion is more than $5 billion to $10 billion annually. Fortunately, scientists are coming up with new and better ways to deal with the problem.

New Device

That’s good news since, until recently, most of the current treatments for nasal congestion and rhinitis were drugs that must be regularly ingested in the form of nasal sprays (decongestants or steroids), pills (decongestants or antihistamines) or uncomfortable nasal irrigators, each of which has its own side effects and risks. In addition, current treatments provide only partial or temporary relief.

Now, however, there’s a patents-pending device that uses a combination of gentle acoustic vibrations and light, resistant pressure to help open nasal breathing and relieve nasal congestion, naturally—in as little as three minutes.

Called SinuSonic, it consists of a fully disposable medical-grade silicone nosepiece on a resin body. A flutter valve on top creates gentle, self-guided oscillating expiratory resistance.

A recent study published in the prestigious International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology (IFAR)—the official journal of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS) and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA)—found the relief from chronic nasal congestion can be life changing. Eighty percent of participants enjoyed a clinically relevant improvement.

Doctor’s Opinion

“We were excited to see measurable positive changes in both objective nasal airflow as well as patient-reported symptom scores and quality of life,” said Dr. Rodney Schlosser, an internationally known sinus specialist and one of the lead researchers on the study. “Our initial results demonstrate that SinuSonic is a safe and effective treatment alternative to conventional pharmacologic and surgical treatment for these patients.”

Learn More

To see the device in action or purchase online, go to www.SinuSonic.com.

 

Saturday 03/21/2020
“You’re talking about me" – Giving a voice to people at higher risk for COVID-19 due to chronic illness: 84% feel vulnerable
Posted: March 21, 2020

(BPT) - -- Webcasts by disease are open to the public; Survey is tracking concerns --

Friday 03/20/2020
Confronting Stigma with Science: What Asian Americans Should Know about Lung Cancer and Tumor Mutations
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Sponsored by AstraZeneca

Thursday 03/19/2020
5 Things You Should Know About Vaping
Posted: March 19, 2020

(BPT) - Although e-cigarettes, or vaping products, were introduced into the U.S. market as a healthier alternative to smoking for adults, they have become extremely popular among young people. Adolescent vaping has been declared an epidemic in our country: between 2017 and 2018, there was a 78% rise in e-cigarette use by high school students. Here are five things you should know about the risks associated with teen vaping.

Wednesday 03/18/2020
5 Innovations that are Making the World a Better Place
Updated: March 23, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) With new technologies and innovations improving many aspects of daily life, humanitarian work should be no different.

'It Impacts Weight, Sleep and Mental Health': What You Need to Know About Your Thyroid
Updated: March 23, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Michele Adams is quick to say, “I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus,” but it took her being hit by a car for her thyroid disease to finally be diagnosed.

5 Tips for a More Efficient Workday
Updated: March 23, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Being more productive at work means working smarter, not harder (or longer) and getting the most out of the hours you spend in the office. Sometimes, however, people find their workdays spiral out of control even when they start each morning with a set plan and to-do list.

Tuesday 03/17/2020
Are myths keeping you from screening for a leading cause of cancer death?
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) -

Hints To Help You Stay On The Road To Safe Driving
Updated: March 19, 2020 - 2:32 am

(NAPSM)—For many older adults, retaining the ability to drive is very important. It means independence and makes it easier to do shopping, see friends and family, and keep medical appointments. It’s not always a safe option, however. 

185 people are lost to drug overdose every day
Posted: March 17, 2020

Monday 03/16/2020
4 Ways to Add Nutrition to a Plant-Based Diet
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - It’s no secret that plant-based diets are all the rage, with more and more Americans opting for foods made from plants and reducing consumption of meat, dairy, eggs and seafood, particularly for their positive impact on the environment. In fact, according to a new survey by Yale and the nonprofit Earth Day Network, more than nine in ten Americans “are willing” to eat more fruits and vegetables, and more than half are open to giving up some red meat and chowing down on more plant-based alternatives.

Thursday 03/12/2020
Educators and Researchers Working Together to Improve Teaching Practices
Updated: March 14, 2020 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—A great education can have a transformational impact on a student’s life. And every student—not just a lucky few—deserves to get an education that enables them to reach their full potential. Thanks to decades of research, we know more than ever before how children learn and develop. Unfortunately, educational research is slow to inform instructional practice in our schools and classrooms, and the ideas of experienced educators rarely attract the attention needed to be validated by scientific research.


One way to bridge the gap is by ensuring educators have access to the latest in research and tools to support every aspect of students’ development. To that end, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $5.45 million in grants focused on bridging the gap between research and practice in education to nine teams, which include educators, support organizations, and researchers to support the advancement of classroom practices that are already demonstrating the potential to improve student outcomes.


“We see the closer partnership between researchers and educators in the classroom—directly leveraging science to improve classroom practice—as a new way to tackle age-old challenges for teachers such as student engagement, literacy or self-regulation. These grants stem from the knowledge that building tighter, bi-directional connections between research and educators can accelerate impact,” said Brooke Stafford-Brizard, director of whole child development at CZI.


These grants reflect CZI’s commitment to working with educators and researchers to take an evidence-based, “whole child” approach to learning—in short, expanding the definition of student success beyond academics to include their identity, physical, mental, cognitive, social and emotional development. This approach is grounded in the sciences—including educational psychology, cognitive neuroscience, public health, and social psychology—that inform how humans learn and develop within and beyond the classroom.


Click here to learn more about CZI’s work in education.

5 things to know before filling a generic prescription
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Like many people, you may visit a pharmacy on a regular basis to fill prescriptions. However, you may not be aware of the options available to you when it comes to generic medications. For example, do you ever wonder why your prescription may not look the same every month? There may be multiple manufacturers of the generic medication you are prescribed, so the version of the generic you receive will depend on which pharmacy you go to or which manufacturer the pharmacy stocks on their shelf that month. It can all be very confusing.

5 Tips for Traveling by Air with Children
Updated: March 19, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Spring, for some families, means packing bags and heading to the airport for a getaway. However, flying with young children can be stressful.

Wednesday 03/11/2020
Healthy Habits Help Your Heart And Brain
Posted: March 11, 2020

(NewsUSA) - A healthy heart has many benefits, but did you know that a healthy brain is one of them?

Plan Ahead for Peak Travel Seasons
Updated: March 16, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) A family getaway is the perfect chance to unwind and reconnect with loved ones away from the distractions of daily life. However, peak travel times like Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekend are some of the busiest times of the year, which can mean limited options.

Tuesday 03/10/2020
Diabetes news: Updating your family’s low blood sugar rescue plan
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company

As a parent or loved one of a child with diabetes, you know that blood sugar lows can happen, even with the best blood sugar monitoring and management plans. While generally not common, low blood sugar emergencies (severe hypoglycemia) can happen unexpectedly, anytime, anywhere. Having a rescue plan in place, whether at home, school, while visiting friends or on the soccer field, is essential to keeping them safe and healthy, just in case.

With a non-injectable prescription glucagon rescue therapy available, now is a great time to talk to your child’s diabetes care team about treatment options and to update your low blood sugar emergency rescue plan. You should also reconnect with your child’s family members, teachers, friends’ parents and coaches about how they can help in case your child experiences a blood sugar emergency while in their care.

“By speaking with your child’s healthcare provider, taking a few steps to prepare and having a low blood sugar rescue plan in place, parents can feel more secure knowing that they and others caring for their child are ready to help at a moment’s notice,” says Teresa L Pearson*, MS, RN, CDCES, FADCES.

Pearson suggests considering and talking to your child’s diabetes care team about some of the following steps when updating your child’s low blood sugar emergency rescue plan:

Women: Not Every Infection Is A Yeast Infection
Posted: March 10, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Yeast infections are a source of discomfort for many women, but sometimes the symptoms of yeast infections are a sign of something more serious.

The Hijacker: Busting the Myths of Addiction [Video]
Posted: March 10, 2020

Monday 03/09/2020
Healthy lifestyle tips and wellness trends to restore your mind and body [Video]
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

Friday 03/06/2020
Decoding brain injury
Posted: March 06, 2020

(BPT) - Sadia Prema, a successful, determined, 37-year-old sales professional from Phoenix, was walking across the street to meet with a client when she was struck by a distracted driver and thrown nearly 40 feet. She sustained multiple injuries, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Leslie Grace’s 4 Beauty Secrets to Be Camera Ready
Updated: April 03, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - With an active music career and a highly anticipated feature film premiering, Leslie Grace always looks camera ready. What are her secrets to looking and feeling her best? Her daily beauty routine! Here are four beauty secrets that Leslie swears by to get her through even the busiest of days.

Wednesday 03/04/2020
Five Tips to Safely Manage Medications
Posted: March 04, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Medication management often feels like a high-stakes balancing act. With multiple visits to doctors and specialists, a variety of dosage instructions, and refill schedules that vary from prescription to prescription, it's a challenge to keep medications organized.

Some Over-the-Air TV Frequencies are Changing
Updated: March 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) If you rely on a rooftop or indoor antenna for your TV viewing, changes that may affect your local channels are happening.

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