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Friday 06/15/2018
Heart Failure Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(BPT) - While most Americans are excited about a summer full of fun activities like travel, swimming and gatherings with friends and family, for those living with heart failure, their condition doesn’t take a vacation.

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Understanding ovulation and the best days to conceive
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(BPT) - Many women trying to conceive are confused about their period, the 28-day cycle and when they’re most likely to get pregnant.

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Thursday 06/14/2018
Eat clean this summer: 5 plant-based hacks from a registered dietitian
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(BPT) - Jessica Cording, RD Shares Her Tips to Shape Up For Summer

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Healthy Summer Hair Care
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) While the sun, pool days and warmer temperatures are often a welcome change come summer, they can be brutal on your hair. It’s important to give your locks some extra love this season.

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Where to Catch Your Favorite Stars this Summer
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

New and classic shows and movies available in June

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Create an Accessible Lifestyle
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

Enhance independence with mobility in mind

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Make the Most of Summer College Visits
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) For students entering their senior year of high school or current college students considering a transfer, there’s no better way to determine whether a college or university is the right fit than a college visit. Summer is a great time to make those journeys, when campuses are less chaotic and the demands of the school year are on hold.

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Summer Learning Activities for Kids
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) Summer may be a break from formal education, but keeping kids excited about learning can be an easy way to keep them active and engaged instead of zoned out on screen time.

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A Fit, Fun Summer
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

Make smart fitness choices with post-workout recovery and hydration

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Tips for Safe Summer Travel with Pets
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) With warmer weather, people often spend more time on summer trips with family. These trips can be more enjoyable when your four-legged friends tag along, but it can be less of a vacation if your pets are uncomfortable on the road.

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8 Tips for Safer Power Tool Performance
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) For many homeowners, a list of seasonal chores and home improvement projects can add up to a whole lot of work. Power tools often get called on for heavy use to whittle away at that list, but the batteries used to power these devices can pose certain risks.

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5 Tips for Raising Resilient Kids
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) Parenting, while providing plenty of excitement, comes with a certain set of challenges. With years of outdoor playtime ahead, one of those challenges is ensuring safety while still promoting an adventurous spirit. 

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Cool Summertime Kitchen Hacks
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Yet for some, the warmer months can be hectic and busy, and often go by too quickly.

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Ignite Ambition
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

How women can inspire other women

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Fight the Beg
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

Proper feeding habits can help with pet obesity

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Wednesday 06/13/2018
Treatment Options for Men with Enlarged Prostate
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) If you’re a male over the age of 45, chances are you may be suffering from a condition more common than prostate cancer – benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). More commonly known as enlarged prostate, BPH can cause bothersome urinary symptoms that can worsen with age. In fact, nearly 40 million men in the United States are affected by enlarged prostate, according to research published in the “Journal of Urology.”

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Make Summer Safer
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

Tips for portable power use

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5 Fun, Educational Summer Activities for Kids
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(Family Features) Summer may be a break from formal education, but keeping kids excited about learning can be an easy way to keep them active and engaged instead of zoned out on screen time.

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10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Nearly 4 out of 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and it remains the second-leading cause of death for Americans, but nearly half of all cancer cases can be prevented.

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Tuesday 06/12/2018
Helping you understand total knee replacement
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:53 am

(BPT) - Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA), often referred to as knee replacement surgery, can sound like an intimidating and worrisome procedure, especially for those who aren’t familiar with advances in knee replacement implants. Knee replacement surgery is a viable option because it can help alleviate pain and improve mobility by replacing damaged bone. Many patients discover they are able to get their mobility back after surgery and return to doing the things they love.

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Monday 06/11/2018
Reaching your personal goals with a chronic illness
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:53 am

(BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer.

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Mike Golic's Tips to Stay Healthy This Summer With Your Diabetes Support Team
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:53 am

(BPT) - Summertime often brings fun family vacations and outings with friends, but with change in routine, it can also be more difficult to keep your health on track. An online survey conducted among 508 US adults aged 18+ with type 2 diabetes in February 2018 found more than half of adults with type 2 diabetes believe it is difficult to maintain a healthy diet and get the recommended levels of exercise (52% and 59%, respectively).[1]

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Friday 06/08/2018
Myths and facts about pain management in childbirth
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:53 am

(BPT) - Nearly half of first-time moms (46 percent) said the labor and delivery pain they experienced with their first child was better than they expected, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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4 Top Tips to Battle Summer Colds
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(StatePoint) Warm, sunny weather doesn’t mean the risk for catching a cold disappears. Unfortunately, colds can happen at any time of year and can really ruin much anticipated summer plans.

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Thursday 06/07/2018
Bite on these 5 tips for sensitive teeth this summer
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:53 am

(BPT) - A frozen ice pop on the porch. A tart and sweet lemonade at a picnic. A chilled beer with friends at the game. Perfect summer moments to make you smile, right? Not if you are one of the 40 million Americans who has sensitive teeth.

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Mitos y realidades sobre la disfunción eréctil
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:53 am

(BPT) - Aunque la disfunción eréctil, o DE, puede ser un tema difícil de tratar, más del 50 por ciento de los hombres mayores de 40 años padecen algún grado de DE.[1] Si bien el hecho de no poder lograr o mantener una erección puede ser frustrante, embarazoso y confuso, existen numerosos mitos sobre este trastorno común que deben desmentirse.

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Wednesday 06/06/2018
Top Five Toy Safety Tips
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:53 am

By Joan Lawrence

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Thirty Years Later—Laser Vision Correction Remains A Good Option For Many
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(NAPSI)—2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the first laser vision correction procedure where, for the first time, people with vision issues had an option beyond glasses and contact lenses to see well. So far, more than 19 million LASIK procedures have been performed in the U.S., proving it is a popular alternative to the struggle many people have with their vision. In fact, the U.S. military relies on LASIK for its operation-ready personnel. While technologies and techniques have advanced the science of LASIK, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. On average, between 15 and 20 percent of patients are considered ineligible. While every patient is unique, there are general guidelines that surgeons use in determining if a patient is a candidate for LASIK eye surgery.

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5 Tips for Healthy Summer Hydration
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Summer provides countless opportunities to get outside for hiking, biking and running around with friends and family. However, having fun in the sun also requires proper hydration.

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A Deserved Day for Dad
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

6 gracious Father’s Day gift ideas

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Millions of People with Medicare Are Getting New, More Secure Cards
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) Millions of people with Medicare will receive new, more secure Medicare cards in the mail in 2018. The new cards replace Social Security Number-based Medicare numbers with a new unique, personalized Medicare Number, known as the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier. Each person with Medicare will have his or her own number. The cards will be mailed automatically, free of charge, and there will be no changes to Medicare users’ current benefits.  

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How to Inspire Summer Reading
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(Family Features) While summer is the perfect time for kids to take advantage of days spent away from the classroom, remember not to put valuable skills, like reading, on the backburner. In fact, research estimates that 1-2 months of learning loss can occur during the summer months.

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Tuesday 06/05/2018
The Five Steps to Help You with Your Doctor's Visit When Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer.

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Scuba Therapy Helps Veterans Heal
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(NewsUSA) - Many of America's military veterans struggle with injuries and disabilities.

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Saturday 06/02/2018
Tips to Stay Safe in Summer Weather
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:53 am

(StatePoint) Getting outdoors this summer? Keep in mind that weather patterns can be extreme at this time of year, introducing new safety hazards. Get weather-ready in the following ways.

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Friday 06/01/2018
Don't let cataracts make you miss out on living life to the fullest
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(BPT) - Does your life today look different than it did in your younger years — literally? If things seem more cloudy and blurry than usual, even with your glasses on, you may be one of 24 million Americans living with cataracts.[1] Cataracts might be slow to make themselves known, but the ultimate impact they have on your life can be profound.[2]

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You Can Breathe Easier
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:53 am

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about suffers with allergies, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million Americans have asthma, while another 26 million or so suffer with allergic rhinitis. Even your pets can have allergies, veterinarians say.

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Thursday 05/31/2018
More Research is Leading to More Cures for Cancer Patients
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(BPT) - A Patient’s Journey to Surviving the Odds

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Plant The Seeds Of Good Oral Health
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:53 am

(NAPSI)—To keep your smile healthy, you should know that your oral health needs evolve with age. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages.

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Wednesday 05/30/2018
Erectile Dysfunction - It's More Common Than You Think
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

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Glucose Monitoring Just got Easier. Routine Fingersticks are Now a Thing of the Past.
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(BPT) - If you are one of the 30 million Americans with diabetes, you know all too well that the painful routine of checking blood sugar levels has remained unchanged for decades. Prick your finger, drop blood on a test strip, insert into a reader and wait. Repeat up to eight times per day.

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Myths about erectile dysfunction
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(BPT) - Erectile dysfunction, or ED, may be difficult to talk about, but more than half of men over 40 experience some degree of ED.[1] It can be frustrating, embarrassing and confusing to be unable to achieve or maintain an erection, but there are many myths about this common health condition that should be dispelled.

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5 Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Summer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can enjoy the festivities right along with your guests.

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5 Ways to Step Up Date Night Without Breaking the Bank
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Most relationship experts agree that making time for date night is important, whether it’s the early days of a blossoming romance or decades into a comfortable marriage. Spending that valuable time together doesn’t have to be expensive as long as you take the time to make it special.

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Dietary Solutions for Pets
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

Understanding and treating food intolerances in pets

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It’s Never Too Late to Stay Protected from the Sun
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) It’s a common myth that most sun damage happens before the age of 18, but does this mean sun damage becomes less of a threat as we get older? Although many think most sun damage happens at a young age, the majority of sun exposure actually occurs after the age of 40.¹ However, it’s never too late to make a difference in your skin health.

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Prepare Your Car for Summer
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for sunshine and road trips. No matter the length of the trip, you’ll want your car safe and functional, especially with your family and friends in the passenger seats.

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Get Involved in the Game of Chess
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(Family Features) Chess, once a game considered to be reserved for the affluent and older men, is creating a cooler image with a younger demographic. The ancient game has seen a rising level of involvement among young people in the United States, and there’s even a growing interest in watching tournaments, where big money is at stake.

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Tuesday 05/29/2018
4 Traits to Look for When Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(BPT) - Planning a wedding is no small task. In order to enjoy the process (and stay sane), it's important to recognize early on which details can be decided quickly, and which ones deserve more time and care.

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