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Monday 09/18/2017
How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring
Updated: September 19, 2017 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman’s personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn’t quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging.

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Monday 06/05/2017
5 hacks to get hitched without financial hiccups
Posted: June 05, 2017

(BPT) - Planning a wedding is an emotional experience: joy that you’ll be marrying your true love, nostalgia for the life you’re leaving behind, worry over the details and anxiety about how much money you’ll spend. While the average wedding costs more than $27,000 according to TheWeddingReport.com, it is possible to make it to — and through — your big day with minimal financial worries.

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Wednesday 05/03/2017
Sizzling-hot wedding trends for summer 2017
Posted: May 03, 2017

(BPT) - Long, sunshine-filled days and warm, star-studded nights make summer the ideal season to say "I do!" If you're planning an upcoming wedding, you can make your special day that much more unique with these seven top trends taking the summer bridal scene by storm.

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Monday 10/24/2016
The Good, Bad and Ugliest Wedding Gifts Ever
Updated: October 25, 2016 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) For many couples, there’s nothing more exciting than creating wedding wish lists. Almost half (45 percent) of U.S. adults who are or ever have been married or engaged have had a bridal registry, according to a recent Moen survey conducted online by Harris Poll.

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Wednesday 10/18/2017
Parents Get Help Coaching Teen Drivers from Michelin, NFL Star
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) -; As a parent, there is no shortage of things to worry about when it comes to your kids. If you have teenagers, that anxiety can rise even more, especially when they start to drive.

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Thursday 10/12/2017
Ordinary People Making Extraordinary Differences for Children with Cancer
Updated: October 13, 2017 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to helping children with cancer, amazing new things are possible -- as long as there is funding. And it’s not just doctors and researchers who can make a difference, it can be anyone volunteering at their local hospital, planning fundraisers, or simply just spreading the word – all paving the way for a brighter future for children with cancer.  

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Main Street Series Promises to Revitalize One Small Town
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Small businesses are the lifeblood of communities and the U.S. economy. Now, Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec and Amanda Brinkman, of Deluxe Corporation are debuting Season 2 of the acclaimed "Small Business Revolution -- Main Street" series, which streams on Hulu and at SmallBusinessRevolution.org

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Tuesday 10/03/2017
Football Helmet Safety in Three Simple Steps
Updated: October 03, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - As the high school and college football seasons heat up, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) is encouraging parents, coaches and athletes to refresh their knowledge on helmet safety and safe play.

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PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability on College Campuses
Updated: October 03, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year in a row, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Friday 09/29/2017
Helping Kids Succeed
Updated: September 30, 2017 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you see kids going to their high school graduation, you’re looking at money in the bank for all Americans. That’s because every youth who graduates from high school saves taxpayers $1 million over their lifetime.

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Sunday 09/17/2017
How Libraries Are Changing in Communities Nationwide
Updated: September 18, 2017 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) As we become increasingly reliant on digital content available on-demand, what happens to our repositories for printed material? The answer may be simpler than you think: Libraries aren’t just about books any more. Most have shifted focus from their collections to the communities they serve, and adjusted their designs to match.

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Thursday 09/14/2017
Does Where You Live Determine How Long You Live?
Updated: September 15, 2017 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) From one corner of a city or county to another, life expectancy can vary by five, 10 or even 20 years, according to a report from the Center on Society and Health.

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Los Voluntarios Se Ofrecen con Valor Para Proteger A Su Comunidad
Updated: September 20, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) -Cuando ocurre una emergencia, las comunidades en todo Estados Unidos dependen de la estación de bomberos de su localidad para atender la situación. Lo que muchas personas no saben es que hay gran posibilidad de que las personas que responden a su llamada sean voluntarios.

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Sunday 09/10/2017
How Art and Poetry Can Help People Deal with Challenging Times
Updated: September 12, 2017 - 1:14 am

(StatePoint) Whether you are dealing with personal tragedy and loss in your life, or are concerned about current events, some experts believe that creating and appreciating art can help you cope with the emotional fallout of challenging times.

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Wednesday 10/18/2017
Parents Get Help Coaching Teen Drivers from Michelin, NFL Star
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) -; As a parent, there is no shortage of things to worry about when it comes to your kids. If you have teenagers, that anxiety can rise even more, especially when they start to drive.

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Why One War Hero Turned to Chiropractic Care For Pain Relief
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Just when he thought he was pulling his life together after being hit by a roadside bomb during his second deployment in Iraq, Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris suffered yet another injury in 2014 -- this time not military-related -- that caused him to once again turn to opioids to try to relieve his pain. 

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Tuesday 10/17/2017
10 tips to keep infants safe
Posted: October 17, 2017

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Medical Device Protects Doctors, Nurses from Pathogens in Patient Fluids
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Every time a patient has surgery or any other procedures at a hospital, the hospital faces the challenge of disposing of all the blood, urine, and other fluids that result. These fluids can contain pathogens such as HIV or hepatitis, so they may be dangerous.

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How to Increase Your Savings on Your Terms
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - "You need to save money." You tell yourself this. Others tell you this too. However, according to the 2015 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households*, approximately nine million U.S. households don't use any type of bank account to save their money. Since banks tend to offer similar products and services, even those who do save often don't see a need to explore their options. Understanding the ins and outs of saving for the future is the first step to becoming a successful saver.

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Thursday 10/12/2017
Digitally Transforming Your Business
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

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A Closer Look at Vision Health
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

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3 Activities for Food and Fun in Cooler Weather
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Simple Ways to Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Make Mealtime Meaningful for Families and Furry Friends
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Tuesday 10/17/2017
Make the most of your brain as you age
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - It is important to remember the health of our most complex organ: our brain. While the brain constantly changes throughout our lives, it’s critical that we take steps to help us stay on top of our game as we age.

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Thursday 10/12/2017
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The Medicare Annual Election Period takes place this fall from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. It's a time for people with Medicare to make important decisions about their health care.

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Wednesday 10/11/2017
Fitness Program Keeps Older Adults Physically Active, Socially Engaged
Updated: October 11, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Joanne C. was 74 when she had a stroke in 2015 that left her paralyzed on the entire left side of her body. She refused to accept that she'd end up wheelchair-bound and began rehabilitation, determined to get her life and body back to where it was before her stroke.

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Stopping at Nothing: A 69-Year-Old BMX Racer Overcomes Her Joint Pain
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Ever since her 20s, Kittie Weston-Knauer had experienced osteoarthritis (OA) pain in her hips and knees, but it never stopped her from staying active. In her 40s, she even picked up a new, exciting hobby: BMX, or bicycle motocross racing. Gradually though, despite her active lifestyle, the joint pain increased to the point where, in her 60s, even every day activities, like getting out of bed became nearly impossible.

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Tuesday 10/10/2017
Find Medicare Confusing? Start Here
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Navigating Medicare can be challenging. In fact, according to a 2017 UnitedHealthcare survey, nearly 40 percent of Medicare beneficiaries find the program confusing. Learning the basics can help you cut through the confusion and make an informed decision about which coverage option may be the right fit for you.

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Monday 10/09/2017
Understanding how medications interact with vitamins
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Technology, science and research are offering a personalization powerhouse at our fingertips, including products made specifically for us delivered to our doorsteps. We wear personal fitness trackers to track our steps, sleep and heart rates. Personal trainers design fitness routines made just for us. We understand that our family history, lifestyle choices and even genetics are predictive of our health needs and this information is integrated into our health care plans. But with all of this personalization, nutritional supplement options still deliver the same cookie-cutter solutions.

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Friday 10/06/2017
Don't let the flu bug you this year
Updated: October 14, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Flu season is upon us, and many healthcare facilities are urging you to start preparing now with vaccines. Ironically, one of the places where you need to be careful is at the doctor’s office or healthcare clinic.

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Wednesday 10/04/2017
The simple plan that can keep your cholesterol in check
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - For legendary TV personality and Emmy-award winner Regis Philbin, everything changed on a seemingly ordinary day back in 1992. While in Miami shooting a television commercial, the popular host — who usually plowed forward with his various commitments as though nothing could stop him — experienced something that day that almost did.

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Thursday 09/28/2017
Busting myths and misconceptions about osteoporosis
Updated: October 06, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - One in two women over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture caused by osteoporosis in her remaining lifetime. Despite its prevalence, there are many myths and misconceptions about this "silent" disease. These myths may be a reason why osteoporosis is underdiagnosed and undertreated.

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Know thrombosis: Tips to prevent deadly blood clots
Updated: October 06, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - When you think of potentially deadly health issues, do you think of a blood clot? According to a recent U.S. survey, only 7 percent of people say they are concerned about blood clots, known by the medical term thrombosis. However, what they might not know is one in four people worldwide die from conditions caused by thrombosis, making it a leading cause of global death and disability.

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Wednesday 10/18/2017
Why One War Hero Turned to Chiropractic Care For Pain Relief
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Just when he thought he was pulling his life together after being hit by a roadside bomb during his second deployment in Iraq, Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris suffered yet another injury in 2014 -- this time not military-related -- that caused him to once again turn to opioids to try to relieve his pain. 

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Tuesday 10/17/2017
Debunking the 'seasonal' allergy myth and reducing exposure year-round
Posted: October 17, 2017

(BPT) - Seasonal allergens are a popular scapegoat for a multitude of reactions: sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes. During the summer months, pollen – one of the most common allergens – is floating around, even visibly so in some places. Researchers approximate that some 50 million in the U.S. alone believe themselves to be victims of seasonal allergies, and spring to be the season that most affects them.

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Medical Device Protects Doctors, Nurses from Pathogens in Patient Fluids
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Every time a patient has surgery or any other procedures at a hospital, the hospital faces the challenge of disposing of all the blood, urine, and other fluids that result. These fluids can contain pathogens such as HIV or hepatitis, so they may be dangerous.

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6 Things You Should Know about the Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive
Posted: October 17, 2017

(BPT) - Are you interested in a long-acting form of birth control that doesn’t have any hormones? You’re not alone! Meet PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive), a non-hormonal, copper-releasing device that is placed in a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years.

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Shock Chlorination Of Water Wells: What You Need To Know
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—"Shock chlorination" is a term loosely applied to using a relatively high concentration of chlorine to disinfect a water well system. It may come as a shock to learn that the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) does not recommend household well owners attempt to disinfect their own well systems.

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Monday 10/16/2017
Feeling fatigued? 3 ways women can boost iron intake
Posted: October 16, 2017

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STIs and Relationships: What a Diagnosis Really Means
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Are You One of the 4 Million People at Risk for Leaky Heart Valves?
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Did you know nearly one in 10 people aged 75 or older[i] suffers from a leaky mitral valve, or mitral regurgitation? And most don't know it, attributing symptoms of fatigue or shortness of breath to just old age.

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Friday 10/13/2017
Three Easy Ways To Improve Your Life
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—Your health, wealth and happiness may be improved if you heed these three helpful hints to ease and enhance your life:

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Thursday 10/12/2017
Digitally Transforming Your Business
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Friday 09/29/2017
Helping Your Pet Survive An Emergency
Updated: September 30, 2017 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re like many pet parents, it’s probably crossed your mind lately about what would happen to your animal if a natural disaster strikes.

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
Pet pony, meet pet puppy
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - You’re an animal lover, and you’ve dreamed about your dog running through a field alongside a horse or watching your pup play with a pet goat. But how will your companions respond when they meet their new unique sibling?

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Thursday 09/21/2017
Pet Owners: Tips to Maintain a Beautiful Home
Updated: September 22, 2017 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) For all the companionship pets provide, it’s fair to admit that they can mess up a clean, tidy home pretty quickly.

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Wednesday 09/20/2017
Keep Your Dog From Dining In The Litter Box
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—If your home is like most, you share it with at least one animal friend. According to a recent Harris Poll, 62 percent of Americans have at least one pet; half of cat owners also have a dog; and a third of dog owners also have a cat.

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Tuesday 09/19/2017
5 tips to keep ticks away
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Researchers are predicting 2017 will be one of the worst years for ticks that we have seen in quite some time — and by all indications, those researchers are correct. People who have found themselves pulling ticks off their pets, children and their own bodies can readily attest to this. The question is, what to do?

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Thursday 08/31/2017
Bow to wow: America's top 10 shelter dog makeovers
Posted: August 31, 2017

(BPT) - First impressions are important, but for shelter dogs it can make the difference between life and death. While rescue organizations work tirelessly, less than half of the 3 million dogs entering shelters each year are getting the grooming they need to let their lovable, adoptable selves shine through. That’s why Wahl has teamed up with GreaterGood.org to donate funds and grooming supplies to shelters nationwide. The goal: Transform more than 20,000 dogs this year to get them ready for adoption. Hundreds of these amazing makeovers can be seen in the Dirty Dogs Before & After Gallery, but the following represent the 10 most amazing transformations.

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Tuesday 08/22/2017
My Experience with Dog Flu: A Dog's Point of View
Updated: August 30, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Recently, I got really sick. I had just spent a fun-filled week with all my friends at doggie daycare while my family was on vacation. Shortly after they brought me home, I started coughing a lot. It was really hard to breathe and I started vomiting. I didn’t feel like eating anything and I was tired all of the time. I was miserable. One of my family members missed a couple days of work to try to nurse me back to health. One time we spent the whole night in the bathroom hoping the steam from the hot shower would help my nasty cough. I know it was hard for her as she has a busy job, but she was as scared as I was. When it was clear I wasn’t getting any better, my family decided to take me to my veterinarian, who ran some tests and found that I had contracted H3N2, a new strain of canine influenza (CIV), also known as dog flu.

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Monday 08/14/2017
5 tips to solve separation anxiety in your pet
Updated: August 22, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - With good weather and flexible work schedules, summer time is the best season for spending some extra time with your pet. However, once fall comes, the kids aren’t the only ones in the family that experience the back-to-school blues. Separation anxiety can happen for many reasons among pets, but with the changing routine and lack of attention due to busy schedules, back-to-school is a common time when pet owners may start noticing changes in their dog or cat’s behavior. To support them during this time Dr. Kurt Venator, Purina’s Chief Veterinary Officer offers five tips to address separation anxiety in pets.

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Tuesday 07/25/2017
Fraud alert: Internet puppy purchase scams rising
Updated: July 26, 2017 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - That cold, wet nose. Those adorable little paws. The undeniable sweet scent of puppy breath. You have a soft spot for dogs and have your eye on a rare breed.

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Friday 07/14/2017
Have A Dog Who Wets Her Bed? Your Vet Can Help
Updated: July 14, 2017 - 1:35 pm

(NewsUSA) - As a pet owner, have you ever had a female dog who always finds the outdoor bathroom during the day, but wets her bed at night?

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