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The Galveston County Daily News: Health & Fitness

December 8, 2016

Health & Fitness

  • Health And Wellness

    5 ways dry eye symptoms can impact patients and what you can do about it

    (BPT) - There are an estimated 30 million U.S. adults who report symptoms consistent with dry eye disease. Approximately 16 million U.S. adults have been diagnosed with dry eye disease (DED) by a healthcare professional. This often chronic and sometimes progressive condition is commonly associated with overall eye discomfort, stinging, burning, a gritty feeling or episodes of blurry vision.

  • Health And Wellness

    Have COPD? Are you at increased risk for respiratory compromise?

    (BPT) - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. What many people don’t know is that COPD is a risk factor for a potentially deadly condition called respiratory compromise which can occur during hospitalization.

  • Health And Wellness

    5 ways to avoid potential eye irritation this winter

    (BPT) - The winter brings holidays and cold weather — and plenty of situations that could potentially irritate your eyes. Those who experience stinging, burning, and watering eyes might attribute these symptoms to the weather, allergies, contacts or even their eye makeup, when in fact they may be suffering from Chronic Dry Eye (CDE) disease. [i]

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Monday 11/21/2016
Get the Skinny on Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain
Updated: November 21, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Even with a year of healthy habits under your belt, it’s easy to let the holiday season tip the scales. But don’t let those parties, extra trays of cookies floating around, and massive holidays feasts get the best of you.

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Friday 11/18/2016
Must-Have Accessories for Cold Weather
Updated: November 18, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) In cooler weather, it’s all about finding clothing and accessories that stand up to the elements and are also stylish. Here are some great, functional must-have accessories to keep you looking great and feeling warm.

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Thursday 11/03/2016
5 fall fashion finds that blend comfort and style
Updated: November 04, 2016 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - As Mother Nature exchanges her green attire for endless hues of yellow, orange and red, you too may be thinking it’s time to spruce up your wardrobe. This fall, the leading trends are blending fashion with comfort to create eye-catching styles that move with ease through all your autumn adventures.

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Friday 10/28/2016
7 easy beauty tips to transition to fall
Posted: October 28, 2016

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
How everyday consumers can bring clear vision to those in need
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Many people who wear glasses share a similar experience. They told their parents the chalkboard at school looked blurry, their parents took them to see an eye doctor and in less than a week, they were wearing glasses.

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6 fall looks for the modern cat lady
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - From kitten heels to cat-eye sunglasses and leopard print, feline fashion has appeared on the catwalk for decades. Cats have likely played the role of fashion muse in part due to their refined elegance and sophisticated style. However, while cats have always been highly regarded in the fashion world, their owners don’t always get the same respect. According to a recent survey Google Consumer Survey asking people to describe cat owners, nearly half (43 percent) replied “weird or quirky” followed by “reserved” (22 percent) and “nerdy” (15 percent). As somewhat expected, the study also revealed the most common phrase associated with “cat lady” is “crazy.”  

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Monday 10/24/2016
Cleaner, Clearer Skin Three Ways
Updated: October 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Face it, oil makes a marvelous makeup remover. Now, it’s available in a new cleanser, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, that’s good for all skin types. It’s a noncomedogenic, nonacnegenic innovation that deeply cleanses while maintaining the skin barrier and leaving no residue.

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Wednesday 10/19/2016
Skin Sense
Updated: October 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—As temperatures drop, the importance of helping to protect your skin doesn’t. UV rays reach Earth’s surface year-round—even in the fall and winter months when we don’t feel the heat. One of the best things you can do for your skin is to include sun protection as part of your daily routine, even as the weather gets brisk. Actress and Coppertone spokesperson Brittany Snow has bright ideas to help keep skin healthy and hydrated throughout the cooler months:

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Friday 10/14/2016
Take Good Care Of The Skin You're In
Updated: October 15, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s skin care news you may be glad to hear: Scientists in California have found a way to help skin care products work smarter—using an ultrasound tool with their application.

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Wednesday 10/05/2016
Meet the skin guru who can help uncover your most radiant skin
Updated: October 06, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The year 2016 will go down as one that gave women everywhere access to what has been a Hollywood beauty secret for generations. A growing number of women are now in the know and are painlessly unveiling soft, flawless, camera-ready skin in the comfort and privacy of their own homes, thanks to a new device called DERMAFLASH. 

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Wednesday 12/07/2016
Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: Awareness Makes a Family's Struggle More Manageable
Updated: December 08, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Tuesday 12/06/2016
Will new school lunch mean less veggies?
Updated: December 08, 2016 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - The U.S Department of Agriculture proposed a complete overhaul of school lunches subsidized by the federal government in 2012. These changes, to be implemented over a period of years, aim to limit calories, reduce sodium and increase the consumption of vegetables and whole grains. Improved nutrition is a laudable goal, but the realities of science and nutrition may surprise most people. That's because scientific studies show kids are more likely to eat their vegetables if they have adequate salt.

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You deserve a WOC nurse [Video]
Updated: December 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Monday 12/05/2016
How to Breathe Easier with Asthma this Winter: Setting Asthma Goals Now Can Keep You Chilled Out for the Holidays and Beyond
Updated: December 06, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - For the 25 million Americans who have asthma, wintry weather can take a real bite out of holiday fun. Cold weather is a common asthma trigger, especially for severe symptoms, and for many people, asthma attacks happen more often in the winter. That’s because winter means more time spent indoors, with exposure to indoor triggers like pet dander and smoke. Once outside, simply breathing the cold air can trigger an asthma attack.

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A Holiday Survival Guide
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) As the classic song goes, the holidays really are “the most wonderful time of the year.” Between the cozy scent and warmth of the fireplace, festive holiday parties and catching up with loved ones – the merriment of the season is endless.

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Kitty Christmas
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While planning for the holiday festivities and solidifying your shopping list, don’t forget perhaps the most deserving recipient – your cat. Among the nearly three-quarters of surveyed cat owners who plan to give their kitty a gift, half said their feline friend is the most deserving “person” on their list. Whether it’s a new toy or a tasty treat, don’t leave out your favorite pet. For more gift ideas for your cat, visit temptationstreats.com.

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Preserving Holiday Traditions
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Holiday traditions come in many forms - from decorating the tree and shopping for loved ones to movie nights and your favorite festive foods. However, there is no holiday tradition quite as enjoyable and rewarding as giving back.

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Perfect Party Zones
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When you're entertaining a small group, it's fairly easy to ensure everyone enjoys the party. However, a larger group or an eclectic crowd with varied interests can make it harder to be an effective hostess. Planning party zones that cater to specific interests is one savvy solution to this dilemma.

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Winning at Holiday Giving
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Accept the challenge and make it your mission to earn the title of Ultimate Gift Giver with items to match the unique style and personality of each person on your list - even those on the "naughty list."

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3 Ways to Get Resourceful with Gift Wrapping
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) After spending hours searching for the perfect gift, it’s only fitting that the wrapping is just as special as the gift itself. Luckily, elaborate wrapping doesn’t have to be pricey – you can easily find ways to perfect and personalize your gift with what you have left over from last year and everyday items around the house.

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