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Wednesday 10/16/2019
Schools Can Play an Instrumental Role in Empowering Young Leaders
Posted: October 16, 2019

(StatePoint) From encouraging dialogue on mental health to initiating grassroots fundraising efforts for pediatric cancer, students across the country are choosing issues they’re passionate about and generating real change. Parents, educators and community members may ask a pertinent question: how can we develop this initiative in every child?

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Wednesday 09/18/2019
Virologist's Book Warns of Coming Lethal Flu Pandemic
Posted: September 18, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Scientists have long held that it will not be weapons of mass destruction that kills the human race, but rather a biological one.

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Thursday 09/12/2019
Helping Manage The Cost of Asthma And COPD Inhalers
Posted: September 12, 2019

(NewsUSA) - With the intense summer heat and horrible air quality, some people across the California Central Valley and other areas of the country are finding it difficult to breathe. When this happens, they quickly turn to their asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) inhalers. Greater use of these devices means more refills are needed.

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Tuesday 08/27/2019
Tackling the Housing Affordability Crisis
Posted: August 27, 2019

(StatePoint) As housing prices soar nationwide, a growing number of Americans are unable to find affordable housing. Experts say that the problem has reached a crisis point, and is harming the welfare not only of individuals and families, but of communities and the economy at-large.  

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
A Moment That Matters: Take Time for Tire Safety
Updated: September 26, 2019 - 2:44 am

(NewsUSA) - Working batteries in smoke alarms? Check. Fresh oil in your car? Check. New water filter for your fridge? Check. But how many people think about regularly checking their tires? As fall travel and winter weather loom on the horizon, taking a moment to check your car tires can make a difference in keeping you safe on the road.

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Monday 08/19/2019
The Pet Boost: Furry Friends Help Seniors Feel Less Lonely
Updated: September 21, 2019 - 2:51 am

(NewsUSA) - Many older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, but pets can provide the companionship and love seniors desire. A new survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care Network, found regular interaction with animals can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in older adults.

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Friday 08/09/2019
Sharing is Caring: 5 Simple Ways to Help Area Seniors
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:47 am

(NewsUSA) - The number of older adults in our society is growing rapidly. Today, for the first time in history, there are more people over age 60 than under age five.

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Sharing is Caring: 5 Simple Ways to Help Area Seniors
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 2:52 am

(NewsUSA) - The number of older adults in our society is growing rapidly. Today, for the first time in history, there are more people over age 60 than under age five.

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Monday 07/01/2019
Need for Donor Registry Prompts Nobel Nomination
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:47 am

(NewsUSA) - When Dr. Bart Fisher's son, Ivan, was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in 1983 at eight-years-old, the only cure was a bone marrow transplant. However, at that time, there was only a small bone marrow registry in England, with 50,000 names and, in the U.S., no registry at all to find a match.

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Need for Donor Registry Prompts Nobel Nomination
Updated: August 29, 2019 - 2:37 am

(NewsUSA) - When Dr. Bart Fisher's son, Ivan, was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in 1983 at eight-years-old, the only cure was a bone marrow transplant. However, at that time, there was only a small bone marrow registry in England, with 50,000 names and, in the U.S., no registry at all to find a match.

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Thursday 10/10/2019
Four Women’s Fiction Books Explore Diverse Family Dramas
Updated: October 12, 2019 - 2:32 am

“Wild Boar in the Cane Field” by Anniqua Rana

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5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Between sorting, washing, pouring, transferring, drying and folding, laundry can often feel like a daunting chore.

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How Streaming Can Make Watching Favorite Shows Easier
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) At home, you have ultimate control over your entertainment environment. Now, with today’s technology, you can create the same viewing experience wherever you are, even if that means you are miles away from your favorite spot on the couch.

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4 Ways to Treat and Trick Your Pet this Fall
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) The autumn season offers plenty of reasons to celebrate: nostalgic flavors, pretty leaves and a seasonal wardrobe change. Fall also typically features event calendars full of festivals, trips to pumpkin patches and hikes to take in the crisp air.

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5 Questions to Ask When Planning for Long-Term Care
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) You may not want to consider a time when you might not be able to fully take care of yourself, but the reality is there is almost a 70% chance someone turning 65 today will need some type of long-term care service and support in his or her lifetime, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Halloween Spooky Cans
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(eLivingtoday.com) Get the kids involved with Halloween decorations this year with these easy-to-make “spooky cans” resembling a bat, Frankenstein and a mummy.

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Safe and Sound
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

5 ways to reduce safety risks for young children

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Beware of ‘Free Genetic Testing’ Medicare Scam
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Over the past few years, DNA tests have become more popular across the country. However, unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the buzz around these tests to scam Medicare beneficiaries.

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Be Prepared When Natural Disaster Strikes
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Emergency situations, especially those that pertain to natural disasters, can be difficult to recover from without proper planning, which is why it’s important to take small steps from the start to help protect your family.

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4 Tire Tips to Prepare for Winter
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Among the many daily necessities that tend to take a backseat during the cold days of winter, driving is one of a handful directly affected by the weather. From slick roads caused by ice and snow to cold temperatures that can wreak havoc on certain parts of vehicles, even a simple commute to work or school may become a more treacherous activity.

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Wednesday 10/16/2019
How to throw a fun themed holiday party
Posted: October 16, 2019

(BPT) - This year, why not choose a fun theme for your holiday party? You can create a great atmosphere while providing entertainment for all ages with a little creativity — and local resources.

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Tuesday 10/15/2019
How to be ready for a home fire: Plan and practice
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - Did you know that today’s homes burn faster than ever? Newer homes tend to be built with unprotected, lightweight wood construction and are frequently designed with lots of open spaces and high ceilings — ideal conditions for fire to grow and spread quickly. Also, modern home furnishings are often made with synthetic fibers that generate toxic smoke and gases when they burn, making it hard to see and breathe within moments.

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Five ways to support shelter animals if you’re not ready to adopt
Posted: October 15, 2019

(BPT) - The winter months, which are often considered some of the busiest for animal shelters, are approaching. According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters every year. Adding a shelter pet to your family can be fulfilling, but what if you’re not ready or able to adopt?

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Simple ways to support causes in your daily life
Posted: October 15, 2019

(BPT) - We are all busy and distracted these days, and it can often be difficult to find ways to make a difference to those less fortunate in our communities. However, today it is simpler than ever to give back, and you do not have to alter your hectic routine to make an impact.

Give back while you shop

If you want to make a difference with your shopping dollars, look for retailers that give a percentage of their profits to those in need.

For example, Walgreens gives one percent of sales from participating vitamin products to nonprofit Vitamin Angels. Through Vitamin Angels, undernourished pregnant women and children under five receive life-changing nutrients to combat the devastating effects of malnutrition. When customers purchase they support Vitamin Angels’ mission to improve child and maternal health in the U.S. and around the world. The partnership between Walgreens and Vitamin Angels has already reached more than 200 million children and mothers throughout the U.S. and worldwide with essential vitamins and minerals. To learn more, visit www.walgreens.com/vitaminangels.

Many retailers and grocery stores also provide shoppers the opportunity to donate to causes when they are at the checkout register. With just a couple of extra clicks, you can opt to add a small contribution to your total bill to provide resources to a worthy cause.

Give while you work up a sweat

You can get exercise and support a cause you care about at the same time. Several apps on the market allow you to donate to your charity of choice for every mile you walk, run or bike — the miles can even add up as you carry your phone around all day. All you have to do is download an app, create an account, select your favorite charity and get moving!

You can also join organized walks and runs that suit all fitness levels to support your cause. Turn it into a social event by rallying friends, coworkers and family members to join you, or ask them to sponsor you (and cheer you on!) for each mile completed.

Give back while you de-clutter

Next time you join in on the Marie Kondo craze to clear out your closets, consider sparking even more joy by donating gently used items to a local nonprofit. Clothing and goods you no longer use can be life-changing for those in need. Check before you donate to make sure your charity of choice actually needs your donations. Some organizations will even come to your home at no charge, making it even easier to give back.

Give your time

With crammed schedules, it can seem like a big commitment to volunteer, but today’s nonprofits offer flexible arrangements. Most nonprofits welcome any level of assistance, even one-­time engagements or a couple of hours a month. Contact a local nonprofit you are interested in to ask about volunteering opportunities. Some employers will even allow you to use PTO (paid time off) for volunteering, so it's worth asking your employer’s HR department.

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3 surprising ingredients to boost flavor in your recipes
Posted: October 15, 2019

(BPT) - Looking for easy ways to add zing to snacks and meals, as well as holiday entertaining? Adding just a few flavor-packed ingredients can revamp recipes with very little effort. Consider adding dried fruits to your daily meals and snacks, as they're not only full of flavor, but packed with nutrition, too. Because dried fruit needs no refrigeration, it's also a great on-the-go snack for packing in school lunches, gym bags or keeping in your office desk.

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7 budget-friendly tips for smart holiday gift giving
Posted: October 15, 2019

(BPT) - The holiday season is full of celebration, social activities and spreading good cheer by exchanging gifts. The problem is gift giving can get expensive if you’re not making a plan and monitoring your spending. A happy holiday doesn't have to mean stressing about finances or going into debt. You can enjoy the holidays and save money with some smart strategies for gift giving on a budget.

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Monday 10/14/2019
Cutting the chaos out of your morning routine
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - Mornings can be chaotic as you fight the clock to get out the door on time. This is especially true if you have a big family. Wouldn't it be nice if rather than feeling like a stressful race, your morning routine was something you looked forward to?

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5 ways to add luxury and style to your bathroom
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - Today's homeowners are increasingly expecting their bathrooms to mirror some of the spa-like features previously seen only in hotels, resorts and luxury vacation rentals.

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Hosting tips for your next get-together
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - There are always reasons to entertain, especially now during the holidays. From decor to dessert, there isn’t one exact recipe for the perfect party, and the right combination can make a real difference. Candy maker HARIBO suggests sprinkling in moments of sweet childlike happiness to strike a memorable chord with party-goers. So, if you’re dreaming of ways to make your next get-together a reality, here are three helpful tips.

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Friday 10/11/2019
Investing tips for smart and steady growth
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:44 am

(BPT) - From mobile deposits to apps that transfer money in the blink of an eye, financial technology (or fintech) is disrupting the financial marketplace in new ways. The latest example is an innovation in the annuity marketplace that expands online access to a conventional retirement product, offering a smart tool for savers, even those years out from retirement.

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Tuesday 10/15/2019
A New Way to Achieve Defined Arms and Contoured Thighs
Posted: October 15, 2019

(BPT) - Picture this: You’re sporting a sleek, black sleeveless tank or maybe a pair of denim short shorts. Your arms are defined and trim, and your legs could stop traffic.

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Monday 10/14/2019
Ask The Doctor: Early Morning Challenges With ADHD
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:40 am

(NAPSI)—ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder defined by impairing levels of inattention, disorganization, and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity.1 For people with ADHD, these behaviors are more severe, occur more often, and interfere with or reduce the quality of how they function socially, at school, or in a job.2

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Seniors Have A Lot To Smile About
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:40 am

(NAPSI)—Healthy teeth and gums are an important part of overall well-being. However, as people age, they become more prone to gum disease and other oral health problems. With regular dental check-ups and proper care, your smile may never get old.

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Medicare Enrollment Season Is Coming: 5 Tips To Make Sure You’re In The Right Plan
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:40 am

(NAPSI)—Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period runs from October 15 to December 7, 2019. This is your yearly chance to shop for insurance coverage that best meets your needs. People covered by Medicare will have even more plans with a host of new benefits to choose from for 2020.

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Friday 10/11/2019
Knowing If It's Alzheimer's Or Just Typical Age-Related Changes
Posted: October 11, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Maybe your mom forgot where she parked her car. Or maybe you had to resort to describing "the thing that gets the creases out of clothes" to a salesperson because you couldn't remember the word "iron."

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Thursday 10/10/2019
3 ways supplemental insurance helps those facing breast cancer
Posted: October 10, 2019

(BPT) - As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women should take some time to make sure they are taking the proper precautions to help protect themselves physically and financially against the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, women still have a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer at some time in their life.1

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5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Between sorting, washing, pouring, transferring, drying and folding, laundry can often feel like a daunting chore.

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How Streaming Can Make Watching Favorite Shows Easier
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) At home, you have ultimate control over your entertainment environment. Now, with today’s technology, you can create the same viewing experience wherever you are, even if that means you are miles away from your favorite spot on the couch.

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4 Ways to Treat and Trick Your Pet this Fall
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) The autumn season offers plenty of reasons to celebrate: nostalgic flavors, pretty leaves and a seasonal wardrobe change. Fall also typically features event calendars full of festivals, trips to pumpkin patches and hikes to take in the crisp air.

more »
5 Questions to Ask When Planning for Long-Term Care
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) You may not want to consider a time when you might not be able to fully take care of yourself, but the reality is there is almost a 70% chance someone turning 65 today will need some type of long-term care service and support in his or her lifetime, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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More Health And Wellness
Monday 10/07/2019
Canine Osteoarthritis - What Every Pet Owner Should Know
Posted: October 07, 2019

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Tuesday 10/01/2019
Purina Offers Hope and Resources to Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Pets through Purple Leash Project
Posted: October 01, 2019

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Monday 09/30/2019
9 common misconceptions about fleas, ticks and your pets
Posted: September 30, 2019

(BPT) - What you don't know about fleas, ticks and your pet might surprise you. A study by the Harris Poll on behalf of Merck Animal Health found U.S. pet owners hold some common misconceptions when it comes to keeping these pests away from their pets.

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Monday 09/16/2019
Lucky’s Legacy: 5 Important Lessons TurfMutt Taught Us
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 2:50 am

(NAPSI)—Lucky the TurfMutt is a real-life rescue dog who “pawed it forward” by spending a decade educating children and families about living landscapes—why they are important to people and the planet, how to take care of them, and encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy the nature around them. Lucky inspired people to look at their living landscapes through a dog’s eyes. After all, no one loves a yard like the family dog.

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Monday 08/26/2019
3 Tips for Finding a Lost Dog
Posted: August 26, 2019

(StatePoint) Dogs are important and adored members of their families, however, millions go missing every year. The reasons are varied and probably not all that surprising. A curious dog might jump over a fence or dig a hole under one. A pup might sneak out a door or gate inadvertently left open. Worn or broken leashes or collars could also allow a dog to escape your control.

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Thursday 08/22/2019
How (and why) to pick a pet food that's backed by science
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - There’s no doubt that pet owners want the best for their furry friends, including the best pet food to help them grow and fuel a long, healthy life together. But with increased confusion about what’s good, bad and just a fad, it’s no wonder many pet owners may not feel completely confident that the food they are feeding is healthy and safe.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
Presenting: America's top 10 shelter dog makeovers
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - Millions of dogs enter shelters each year. Most are dirty and matted, and less than half get the grooming they so desperately need. Sadly, these deserving animals are being perceived as ‘damaged goods’ just because of their appearance. To better their chances at finding a fur-ever family, pet industry leaders Wahl and GreaterGood.org have teamed up to donate funds and grooming supplies to shelters nationwide. The goal this year: transform more than 20,000 dogs so their lovable, adoptable personalities can shine through. Hundreds of these amazing makeovers can be seen in the Dirty Dogs Before & After Photo Gallery — including the following Top 10 Shelter Dog Makeovers of 2019.

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Monday 08/19/2019
The Pet Boost: Furry Friends Help Seniors Feel Less Lonely
Updated: September 21, 2019 - 2:51 am

(NewsUSA) - Many older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, but pets can provide the companionship and love seniors desire. A new survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care Network, found regular interaction with animals can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in older adults.

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Monday 08/05/2019
‘Fur-get’ About Stress When Moving With Pets
Updated: August 07, 2019 - 2:40 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re a pet parent, you’re far from alone. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly six in 10 American households have at least one pet.

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Tips to Take Great Pet Pics
Posted: August 05, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re hoping to make your dog an Instagram sensation or you just want a nice portrait for the mantle, you’ve likely discovered pets, in general, can be elusive around cameras.

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