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Simple tips for feeling and looking your best - inside and out

(BPT) - Feeling good about yourself goes beyond having a great hair day, the right outfit or the latest handbag - it's something that starts on the inside. When you learn to live a healthier lifestyle, you can begin to reap the benefits of more energy, improved vitality and elevated spirits. Follow these simple and realistic steps to feel your best and increase your overall well-being.

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Tuesday 08/19/2014
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Posted: August 19, 2014

(BPT) - At least 25 million people in the U.S. are grieving the loss of a loved one right now. Hospice provides grief and bereavement counseling that addresses the individual ways in which people grieve and reminds everyone that they are not alone. Regardless of whether or not a lost loved one was on hospice, these services can help relieve the symptoms and struggles of grief by offering resources, support or referral information that may not otherwise be accessible. In this way, hospice helps friends and family members work toward more moments of life, peace and remembrance. For more information, visit MomentsOfLife.org.

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Turn over a new leaf with your diet this fall to achieve healthy, glowing skin
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - As schedules pick up and temperatures drop, fall is a natural time for women to rethink their skincare routine. Yet the right products are just one piece of the puzzle in being kind to skin. A healthy diet, rich in leafy greens, and a holistic approach to skincare can also have complexion-beautifying benefits. You can turn over a new leaf this fall by incorporating more skin-loving “power greens” (full of vitamins and minerals) like kale, spinach and bok choy into meal time.

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Reducing the Likeliness of Back Surgery With Chiropractic Care
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 1:32 am

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Monday 08/18/2014
Youth sports: the entire family is on the team [Infographic]
Posted: August 18, 2014

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Acne 101 for moms: How to outsmart your teen's pimples for the first day of school
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - You’ve checked off every item on the school’s supplies list, you’ve deliberated over the first-day of school outfit your child chose and made sure the fridge is stocked with healthy after-school snacks. But despite all your preparations, your son or daughter is still having last-minute jitters before the first day – and it’s not necessarily because he or she is worried about math. Like so many other kids heading back to school, your child is desperately hoping that he or she doesn’t wake up with a giant pimple on the first day.

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Updated: August 20, 2014 - 1:32 am

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Sunday 08/17/2014
Protein Packs a Power Punch
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Whether you're training for your first half marathon or a busy mom on-the-go, there's no question that protein is essential to keeping your body in top physical form. Lugging around heavy grocery bags? Chasing after kids? Protein increases strength by rebuilding damaged muscle tissue, and helps promote stamina since it takes longer to digest. No question about it - protein has certainly earned its reputation as the workhorse for your body!

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Patient Safeguards Needed for Biosimilar Development
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Thanks to a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, efforts are underway to streamline licensing for medications known as "biosimilars," which are similar - but not identical - to cutting-edge biologic medicines. However, the development has some concerned about patient safety, especially among older Americans who tend to suffer from more chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

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