Recent Stories

advertorial
  • Updated

(BPT) - The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping and tailgaters are coming out in droves to support their favorite team — but more importantly, show off their grilling skills with beef as the star of the show. Tailgaters young and old converge in the wee hours of the morning outsi…

advertorial
  • Updated

(BPT) - COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a serious lung disease that affects more than 15 million Americans and is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

advertorial
  • Updated

(BPT) - With the onset of fall, new schedules and an invigorating pace, eating nourishing meals is an important way to keep up energy levels. With few having the time to devote to cooking an elaborate meal, a collection of delicious and dependable 30-minute recipes for a quick but satisfying…

advertorial
  • Updated

(BPT) - When we visit the grocery store, we’ve become accustomed to a dizzying array of options. There are labels touting everything from food safety to environmental and ethical standards. Making the best decision for your family, your health and the good of the planet is important, but how…

advertorial
  • Updated

(BPT) - Dogs and their owners have many things in common. For example, they both love to eat! When preparing a meal for your four-legged family members, make sure it’s packed with flavor and nutrients, and you are creating a dining experience they enjoy and look forward to. Help give your pe…

advertorial
  • Updated

(BPT) - Regular eye exams have always been an important part of maintaining healthy vision, but it turns out they can help keep your brain healthy, too. New research is revealing just how connected eye health and brain health are, and how receiving regular eye treatment might mean the differ…

advertorial
  • Updated

(BPT) - Kids' school days are packed with learning, laughing and lots of fun. To get the most out their time in class, it's important their bodies and minds are properly fueled. Packing a healthy lunch is on of the easiest ways parents can support their child's education during the day while…

advertorial
  • Updated

(BPT) - At this time of year there is plenty to celebrate, and any celebration is best done with a collection of your closest friends. So, who’s up for a party? You are. Your house is ready, the food is prepped and your guests should be showing up any minute. When they do, you want them to h…

advertorial

(BPT) - A new school year means backpacks stuffed with school supplies and the return to classrooms. It also means an increased chance of your child encountering pests or unknowingly bringing them home. From sweaty locker rooms to classroom floors riddled with food scraps, schools provide a …

advertorial

(BPT) - Trillions of bacteria, viruses and other tiny organisms — called "microbes" — live inside our bodies and make up a community known as the microbiome. The diversity of microbes is like a rainforest in our gut, helping us digest food and keep diseases at bay. Like bulldozing a rainfore…

advertorial

(BPT) - This past July marks one year for Jack. Just one year ago, the 15-year-old was unable to go outside — he was bound to his home because of his blood disorder. He missed time with friends, school and sports. A bone marrow donation was his only hope, but matches sometimes aren’t easy to…

In Case You Missed It...

Used to be, there were tons of things you didn’t discuss in polite company, like religion and politics. You never asked people how much money they earned, and you never asked a woman how much she weighed.

He died as he lived, on terms entirely his own – malignant cancer attacking his brain but never touching his spirit, his courage, his heart. When death came for John McCain at age 81, near suppertime on August’s last Saturday, we lost more than a few hundred words can describe.

Everyone who wants a good job should be able to get one. County government doesn’t play a direct role in growing the economy, but there are things we can do to increase job opportunities. I wanted to share a few examples that are near and dear to me.

For all the many reasons life feels so tricky in 2018 – hideous partisan politics, the changing divide between genders, the inexplicable popularity of the Kardashians – one reason has stood out to me of late. We’re living through a confusing time period that I’ve come to call “The In Between…

He died as he lived, on terms entirely his own – malignant cancer attacking his brain but never touching his spirit, his courage, his heart. When death came for John McCain at age 81, near suppertime on August’s last Saturday, we lost more than a few hundred words can describe.

If we truly put people before politics, health care reform would focus on stabilizing and strengthening, not repealing and replacing. Unfortunately for us, Washington can’t seem to find a way to solve these problems.

It is hard to believe August marks my first 100 days serving as your congresswoman. Although it has only been a short time since I was sworn in, I have introduced three key pieces of legislation to secure our border, improve our education system, and protect Social Security and Medicare for …