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(Family Features) This year, Halloween will bring tricks and treats, and teachable moments, too, thanks to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Under the guidance of teachers across the nation, thousands of students can learn positive global citizenship values and be empowered to make a difference.

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(Family Features) A poor night’s sleep can leave you feeling exhausted and cranky, but long-term sleep disruption can actually lead to serious health conditions. Not only is sleep apnea a leading cause of disrupted sleep and daytime sleepiness, but this disease is also a contributing factor …

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(Family Features) When a beloved family pet experiences health problems, it can take a toll on the whole family. In some cases, it can take weeks or even months to identify the problem, and more importantly, where the solution lies. In some cases, the answer is as simple as changing what you…

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(Family Features) When fall comes on quick and brings cool weather with it, you can’t afford to be caught with an unprepared wardrobe. With every season change, there comes an opportunity to make sure your closet reflects your unique style.

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(Family Features) America’s farmers have a unique opportunity to support and give back to their local community.

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(Family Features) Remember taking off for a day of adventure on your bike, returning home only for dinner? Kids these days don't have the same incredible experience of exploratory, unstructured play. According to a new survey commissioned by Nature's Path, 54 percent of moms say their kids s…

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(Family Features) For the past 25 years, there has been an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, but that’s just the beginning. According to the Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17 percent f…

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(Family Features) Sleep is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but sleep problems – such as sleep apnea – can hinder sleep quality and lead to other severe health complications. Sleep apnea is a serious breathing disorder that causes you to snore loudly and stop breathing up to hundre…

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(BPT) - Former Washington Redskins great Ron Saul has been a part of some storied football teams and was a crucial member of the Redskins’ most famous offensive line unit.  Ron attributes a key part of his career success to the support of the fans. Now, Ron has partnered with Janssen Pharmac…

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(NewsUSA) - Up to half of all cystic fibrosis patients have fungal infections in their lungs caused by a spore-forming mold named Aspergillus fumigatus. Many of those patients, particularly children and young adults, will develop an allergic reaction to the fungus, Bronchopulmonary Aspergill…

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Growing up in the digital age, most millennials (adults ages 18 to 36) have grown dependent on using technology to educate themselves about everything from current fashion trends to the latest rankings for their favorite football team. However, one important aspe…

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(BPT) - Diabetes is a complex disease to manage, and it can be extremely challenging for people with diabetes to keep their blood sugar levels within an ideal target range. While reducing high blood sugar – or hyperglycemia – is important since high blood sugar can lead to long-term complica…

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(BPT) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published new recommendations for helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to reduce associated behaviors, which can include hyperactivity, restlessness, and emotional dysregulation. The leadin…

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(BPT) - - This Sept. 29 is World Heart Day and to honor their commitment to heart health, Culturelle Probiotic, maker of the new Pro-Well 3-in-1 Complete Formula with Omega-3s to support heart health, has created an infographic to help you learn more about the muscle that keeps you going str…

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(Family Features) As fall settles in, the air gets crisper and the kids head back to school, many Americans eagerly anticipate one thing: football season.

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(Family Features) When a significant goal or challenge stands before you, it may be tough to envision the finish line. Finding and drawing on what motivates and inspires you will make the journey toward that successful finish line more pleasant, and your ultimate victory that much sweeter.

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(Family Features) For millions of school-age children, each day begins and ends with a bus ride. While parents entrust their children’s safety to the capable hands of bus drivers, these tips from the National Association for Pupil Transportation provide some measures parents can take and les…

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(Family Features) When a parent passes away, it’s usually left to their offspring to manage and disperse the remaining estate. In the wake of such a loss, emotions can run high, and the sheer amount of paperwork can quickly become overwhelming.

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(Family Features) With appointments and meetings to remember, tasks to complete and jobs to finish, life can get crazy in the business world. That’s why busy professionals need to stay on top of their game with simple tricks to help take care of work and life, day in and day out.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Looking for a safer, more effective, and less costly alternative for treating chronic pain now that the Centers for Disease and Prevention has pegged the number of deaths from opioid abuse at more than 28,000 in 2014 alone? One of the most popular choices: drug-f…

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(BPT) - Reading, writing, arithmetic and so much more — school days are busy for kids. Lunch period provides a welcome break, but some schools schedule lunch as early as 10:30. By the end of the day, kids are famished.

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(NAPSI)—While school days can mean an influx of head lice cases as children are together in close quarters, you can help protect your family.

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(NAPSI)—Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for seniors. Fortunately, through a combination of technology solutions and lifestyle choices, seniors can be prepared for the event of a fall, as well as …

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(BPT) - When someone hears the word cancer, they more often think of solid tumor cancers, such as breast and lung cancer. However, one of the more rare cancers, affecting only 10 percent of those estimated to be diagnosed in 2016,[i] are cancers of the blood.

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(NAPSI)—Do you or someone you know suffer from knee pain? Let’s face it, we’re all getting older and with that comes the associated aches and pains your parents warned you about. One of the most common diseases associated within joint pain in nearly 27 million Americans is osteoarthritis.1

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(BPT) - Whether a child chooses baseball, swimming, soccer or gymnastics, playing sports is as American as apple pie. More than 60 million American kids age 6 to 18 participate in organized athletics. But along with playing sports often come injuries — and pain.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - - It should have been a day like any other for Lisa Colagrossi, a New York City journalist for WABCChannel 7. She should have reported the news and returned home to her family. Instead, on March 20, 2015, the 49-year-old mother of two, died from a ruptured brain …

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(BPT) - If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from pain and turn to over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines to get relief, you may be at risk of overdose. Taking too much OTC pain medicine can lead to serious side effects, such as stomach bleeding, ulcers, liver damage and even death.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Did you know that one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime? Maybe you or someone you know has already experienced this violence at the hand of a loved one.

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(BPT) - During your first few weeks with baby, your lives were intimately entwined: eating, sleeping and eating some more. All occurring at erratic, irregular times, and around the clock, might we add.  

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(BPT) - By Dr. Efrem Castillo, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement

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(NAPSI)—Over 125 million Americans have signed up to be organ donors. That’s more than half of all adults, but there are still many people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants. That’s why it’s important for all of us to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor. Have you registered yet…

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(NAPSI)—It’s never convenient to be sick with the flu, but preventing it can be. Here’s how.

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(BPT) - With summer in the rearview mirror, many Americans will now be pressed for time: Fall (when kids go back to school) and winter (dominated by the holidays) are jam-packed seasons. It may be difficult to find time for everything you need to do, including eating regular meals together a…

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Every bride-to-be wants to look and feel her best on her wedding day. For nearly one-third of adults in the United States, looking and feeling their best means losing weight -- an average of 39 pounds, according to a recent survey. In addition, 1 in 5 adults surv…

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(StatePoint) Kidney disease is known as the “silent killer,” as there are often no visible symptoms, and it kills more people than breast or prostate cancer. While there are many risk factors, the Hispanic population is particularly vulnerable to this progressive loss of kidney function.

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(Family Features) Whether it’s October or not, breast cancer is one of the most recognized cancers in the world. Thanks to massive public awareness campaigns, nearly everyone understands the significance behind a pink ribbon, but how many can say they have breast cancer knowledge beyond pink?

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(StatePoint) If you have experienced hemorrhoids, you know just how uncomfortable this condition can be. On top of the pain, you may have experienced feelings of embarrassment when discussing or addressing the symptoms with your doctor. But remember, an estimated 10 to 23 million individuals…

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(Family Features) Today's students are increasingly at risk of being bullied, and the effects of bullying can be devastating.

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(Family Features) It may seem that anyone with the guts to run their own small business should be able to master marketing with ease. And yet marketing strikes many small business owners with dread.  

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(Family Features) Keeping lunch ideas inventive and exciting can become challenging over time. Lunchbox envy may start in grade school, but when you open yet another uninspired sack lunch, you may find yourself wishing you could trade with a friend or co-worker, if only for the change of pace.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Agricultural accidents remain a crucial issue for farmers in the United States. However, Nationwide, a top farm insurer, is taking action to help prevent tragedy in the event of an accident. The company supports Grain Bin Safety Week, which calls attention to the…

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(BPT) - It’s hard to remember when the norm was three square meals a day, and snacks were relegated to nibbles at parties or as an afterschool bite to eat for kids. Today, whether young or old, snacks are a big part of our regular eating habits. In fact, a whopping 92 percent of us snack som…

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(NAPSI)—One of the most frightening scenarios for families caring for seniors living with Alzheimer’s is a loved one wandering or getting lost. It can understandably cause immediate panic and concern and, unfortunately, happens all too often. In fact, nearly 50 percent of surveyed family mem…

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(BPT) - Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, is primarily used to make polycarbonate plastic, which is a clear, highly shatter-resistant material used in consumer products you may use every day.  It is also used to make epoxy resins, which are used in many tough protective coatings.