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Friday 01/17/2020
Hollywood Legends Recruit Military Caregiver Champions
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 2:34 am

(NAPSI)—Academy Award winner Tom Hanks is rallying the nation behind America’s military caregivers with help from the legacy of a legend, Bob Hope. Hanks launched the Military Caregiver Champion program with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to fund resources for the 5.5 million Americans voluntarily caring for a loved one who was wounded, made ill or injured through military service. Hope’s daughter, Linda Hope, was the first to join the campaign, donating $1 million on behalf of the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation.

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Friday 01/10/2020
Sorting Through the Research on Aspirin
Posted: January 10, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - When you think of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, it would be hard not to think of aspirin: one of the most common, useful, safe, and effective OTC medicines in the world. But there has been a flurry of media coverage recently regarding aspirin, particularly concerning whether people should continue taking it for cardiovascular benefits. These news reports were the result of an updated 2019 primary prevention guidelines issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Unfortunately, some of the media coverage has potentially created confusion for Americans who are taking aspirin.

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Monday 01/06/2020
Choosing Schools - All Kids Learn Differently
Posted: January 06, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Later this month, the nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity will kick off. During National School Choice Week (Jan 26-Feb 1), 50,000 events and activities around the nation will raise awareness about K-12 education choices.

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Choosing Schools - All Kids Learn Differently
Updated: January 09, 2020 - 3:03 am

(NewsUSA) - Later this month, the nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity will kick off. During National School Choice Week (Jan 26-Feb 1), 50,000 events and activities around the nation will raise awareness about K-12 education choices.

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Monday 12/09/2019
Lighting Up The Holidays For Children In The Hospital
Updated: December 11, 2019 - 2:54 am

(NAPSI)—The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the reality is, many children won’t be able to enjoy time with family at home. Instead of shopping for gifts and trimming the tree, countless children will be in the hospital, fighting to get stronger. Missing family traditions. Missing holiday events. Missing waking up to see that Santa has visited.

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Tuesday 12/03/2019
Taking Time to Reflect on The Needs of The Family Caregiver
Updated: December 27, 2019 - 2:36 am

(NewsUSA) - As loved ones begin to age, many will take on the honorable role of becoming a caregiver. However, caring for an older adult can be time-consuming, reducing the ability to address your own needs. In fact, Home Instead Senior Care found that 63 percent of family caregivers said caring for their aging loved ones made it more difficult to care for themselves.

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Taking Time to Reflect on The Needs of The Family Caregiver
Posted: December 03, 2019

(NewsUSA) - As loved ones begin to age, many will take on the honorable role of becoming a caregiver. However, caring for an older adult can be time-consuming, reducing the ability to address your own needs. In fact, Home Instead Senior Care found that 63 percent of family caregivers said caring for their aging loved ones made it more difficult to care for themselves.

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Taking Time to Reflect on The Needs of The Family Caregiver
Updated: January 09, 2020 - 3:03 am

(NewsUSA) - As loved ones begin to age, many will take on the honorable role of becoming a caregiver. However, caring for an older adult can be time-consuming, reducing the ability to address your own needs. In fact, Home Instead Senior Care found that 63 percent of family caregivers said caring for their aging loved ones made it more difficult to care for themselves.

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Sisters Reunited After 72 Years Apart
Updated: December 05, 2019 - 2:42 am

(NAPSI)—Armed conflict, international disasters and migration can mean tragic separation for too many families. But there is hope—and you can play a role.

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Wednesday 11/27/2019
How to Help Feed Hungry Families this ‘Giving Tuesday’
Posted: November 27, 2019

(StatePoint) More than 37 million Americans face hunger at home every day. One of the ways you can lend a helping hand is by participating in Giving Tuesday, a worldwide movement to encourage people and corporations to celebrate generosity and do good for their communities.

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Friday 01/24/2020
Pop Quiz: Name the Six Types of K-12 Schools
Posted: January 24, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Six is a memorable number - It's the number of players on a volleyball team, geese a-laying in "The 12 Days of Christmas," and characters in Friends. There are also six main types of K-12 learning environments families can choose from. As we gear up for National School Choice Week (Jan. 26 - Feb. 1), can you name all six types of schools?

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Wednesday 01/22/2020
More Great Reading Ideas: Unlikely Relationships And Light-Hearted And Harrowing Memoirs
Posted: January 22, 2020

“Wounded Angels” by Chuck Miceli

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Celebrate Awards Season with a Look to the Past
Posted: January 22, 2020

(Family Features) Awards season is the time of year when Hollywood celebrates its best films and talents. It’s also an opportunity to take note of the actors and actresses lighting up the big screen, many with long careers you can watch unfold by taking a look back at their roles through the years.  

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Welcome a 4-Legged Family Member with Care
Updated: January 24, 2020 - 2:40 am

Tips for a successful, lifelong pet adoption

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Celebrate Agriculture
Updated: January 24, 2020 - 2:40 am

7 ag-focused ways to get involved

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5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable.

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Men’s Health Matters
Posted: January 22, 2020

5 tips to maintain overall wellbeing

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Time-Saving Kitchen Shortcuts That Don’t Sacrifice Quality
Posted: January 22, 2020

(Family Features) If coordinating schedules to gather the family around the dinner table is a victory in its own right, finding enough time to prepare a well-rounded, flavorful meal may just be a medal-worthy accomplishment.

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Resolve to Make Real Nutrition a New Year Priority
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) A new year signals a chance to renew your commitment to healthier eating, but many of the most popular diets, like the keto diet and paleo diet, eliminate entire food groups, which can cause you to fall short on nutrients you need.

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Refresh Your Child’s Diet with Low-Sugar Options
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) Many families look to the new year as a time to reset their eating habits and focus on making healthier choices. However, adults aren’t the only ones who could use a menu refresh as children may also need to focus on healthier food choices.

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Sunday 01/26/2020
Recognize an overdose, know how to respond and carry naloxone — you could save a life
Posted: January 26, 2020

(BPT) - Every day nearly 200 people die from an overdose of drugs or from alcohol poisoning, with opioids responsible for the majority. Recognizing the signs and knowing how to respond to medical emergencies, including carrying and administering naloxone in cases of opioid overdose, can save lives, says the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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Friday 01/24/2020
How to win 'Best Awards Show Party' this year
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - Crazy about the movies? Love inviting friends over to watch the awards shows every year? Or maybe thinking about throwing an awards-watching party for the first time? Thrill your friends with a party worthy of the stars, with a focus on fun.

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How physical therapy can help you manage pain
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - Movement is crucial to a person’s health, quality of life and independence. For some people, pain makes movement a challenge. Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek health care. A physical therapist can help people move better and safely manage their pain.

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Wednesday 01/22/2020
4 simple steps to reduce the cost of diabetes medications
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - Approximately 30 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many require insulin to manage their condition, but due to rising costs, more and more people are struggling to get the medication they need.

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Top 2020 food trends
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - A new year always brings predictions about what trends will rise to popularity, and when it comes to food, there are plenty of trends already underway that will no doubt continue to surge over the next several months. The good news is both your taste buds and your health will likely benefit from the latest trends in eating and cooking.

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Trust your gut: Get the story on probiotics
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:42 am

(BPT) - We’re often told when we can’t make a decision, we should trust our gut. And there’s a healthy reason to do so.

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Thursday 01/16/2020
6 hacks for savvy parents to save time and money
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:40 am

(BPT) - Whether it's your first child or you've been around the baby block a few times before, having an infant in your life is an unforgettable experience. While there are countless joys you'll cherish forever, there are also a few challenges you'll likely face along the way.

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Tips to prepare you and your loved ones for an emergency
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:40 am

(BPT) - Fires can occur when you least expect it, leaving little time to plan your escape, so the time to prepare for an emergency isn’t when your alarm sounds. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), only 32% of American households have actually developed and practiced an emergency escape plan. Make time to sit down with your family to plan and practice what you would do in case of a fire or carbon monoxide (CO) emergency. Consider the following tips when helping to prepare yourself and your loved ones:

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Three ways to give youth hockey a boost in your hometown
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:40 am

(BPT) - Enrollment in youth hockey is at an all-time high in communities across the country. According to USA Hockey, a record 567,908 players registered to play in the 2018-2019 season, with 356,760 of those players ages 16 and younger.

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Wednesday 01/15/2020
How to protect yourself from fraud this year
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:40 am

(BPT) - With a new decade upon us, it is natural to look to the past on lessons learned. When looking at cybercrime, criminals have advanced their techniques over the past 10 years and have become adept at stealing personal information and scamming innocent people. While we can’t control what they do, we can continue being smart and vigilant in protecting sensitive information like account numbers, expiration dates and three-digit security codes on the back of payment cards.

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More Senior Living
Wednesday 01/22/2020
Annual Grassroots Campaign Raises $1 Million in One Month for Cancer-Fighting Technology
Posted: January 22, 2020

(BPT) - Cycle for Survival’s indoor cycling fundraisers are known for their party-like atmosphere with dancing, music, colorful team signs, and a sea of orange pom poms. Behind the event-day excitement is a serious mission: to beat rare cancers.

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3 things a dermatologist wishes you knew about breakouts
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - If you suffer from frequent acne breakouts, you’ve likely been through several skincare products and have considered talking to a dermatologist to help you find the right solutions to improve your skin’s condition.

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Celebrate Awards Season with a Look to the Past
Posted: January 22, 2020

(Family Features) Awards season is the time of year when Hollywood celebrates its best films and talents. It’s also an opportunity to take note of the actors and actresses lighting up the big screen, many with long careers you can watch unfold by taking a look back at their roles through the years.  

more »
Welcome a 4-Legged Family Member with Care
Updated: January 24, 2020 - 2:40 am

Tips for a successful, lifelong pet adoption

more »
Celebrate Agriculture
Updated: January 24, 2020 - 2:40 am

7 ag-focused ways to get involved

more »
5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable.

more »
Men’s Health Matters
Posted: January 22, 2020

5 tips to maintain overall wellbeing

more »
Time-Saving Kitchen Shortcuts That Don’t Sacrifice Quality
Posted: January 22, 2020

(Family Features) If coordinating schedules to gather the family around the dinner table is a victory in its own right, finding enough time to prepare a well-rounded, flavorful meal may just be a medal-worthy accomplishment.

more »
Resolve to Make Real Nutrition a New Year Priority
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) A new year signals a chance to renew your commitment to healthier eating, but many of the most popular diets, like the keto diet and paleo diet, eliminate entire food groups, which can cause you to fall short on nutrients you need.

more »
Refresh Your Child’s Diet with Low-Sugar Options
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) Many families look to the new year as a time to reset their eating habits and focus on making healthier choices. However, adults aren’t the only ones who could use a menu refresh as children may also need to focus on healthier food choices.

more »
More Health And Wellness
Tuesday 12/10/2019
Giving The Gift Of Love
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:36 am

(NAPSI)—Most people would agree, the best gift during the holidays—and all year round—is the gift of love. For thousands of families, that means welcoming a puppy into their home. For those considering getting a new best friend for themselves or someone else, remember that choosing a puppy is a big decision. It’s also one you should think about carefully—for both your sake and the dog’s.

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Wednesday 12/04/2019
4 easy ways to teach kids about animal care and pet adoption this holiday season
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:39 am

(BPT) - Approximately 6.5 million animals enter shelters each year looking for their forever home. It’s a wonderful feeling to change a life by bringing home a new furry family member, and it helps teach children valuable lessons of responsibility and basic pet care.

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Santa’s Safety Suggestions For People, Pets And Packages
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—It’s near the time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. The United States Postal Service has long been known as a Santa’s helper, and we take this role seriously. Here are some tips to help keep people, pets and packages safe.

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Thursday 11/21/2019
Rescue Puppy Named New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation
Updated: November 27, 2019 - 2:47 am

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization.

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Tuesday 11/19/2019
NaturVet Quiet Moments Calming Aids
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 2:43 am

(NAPSI)—Life can be stressful, and just like us dogs and cats can experience stress caused by loud noises, storms, fear, excitement, travel, grooming, separation anxiety, the addition of a new pet to the family, and even some holidays can be stressful!

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Monday 10/07/2019
Canine Osteoarthritis - What Every Pet Owner Should Know
Updated: November 07, 2019 - 2:38 am

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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
Updated: November 07, 2019 - 2:38 am

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Sunday 09/29/2019
9 common misconceptions about fleas, ticks and your pets
Posted: September 29, 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 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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Monday 08/05/2019
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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