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(BPT) - A recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world.

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Friday 12/15/2017
Houston-area resident reestablishes running career after total knee replacement surgery
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - In 2009 Tomball resident Carrie Rand started running and hiking to stay active, and it wasn’t long before she found herself competing in 5Ks, 10Ks and half-marathons around Houston. Unfortunately, the wear-and-tear on her right knee eventually led to a meniscus tear, subsequent surgical repair and frequent cortisone shots to diminish the pain.

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How to Recognize Potential Dehydration in Toddlers
Updated: December 15, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Dehydration in toddlers can occur for a variety of reasons, including illness, vomiting, and diarrhea. The first step is recognizing the indications. If your toddler is extremely tired, has cool, dry and blotchy skin, fewer tears when crying or a dry mouth and tongue, it’s important to quickly replace fluids and electrolytes.

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Thursday 12/14/2017
How does Prostate Cancer Affect Your Bones?
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - This article is sponsored advertising content from Amgen, Inc.

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The 6 carry-on items you never knew you needed
Posted: December 14, 2017

(BPT) - While there’s no place like home for the holidays, a long, crowded flight is one of those unpleasant things many of us need to endure to get there. With long lines at security, bustling terminals and stressed passengers, it’s no wonder that 92 percent of survey respondents agreed the experience “leaves a lot to be desired,” according to Airfarewatchdog.org.

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Living with osteoarthritis of the knee: Tips for managing function and leading an active life
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Ken Meritt, 71, knew he had a serious problem with his right knee when the pain made it difficult for him to engage in even moderate activity. There was a constant, nagging ache when he walked, climbed stairs, got up from a sitting position or even rose from bed at night. A jogger, Meritt worried that he'd have to give that up, too.

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Wednesday 12/13/2017
Health Trend to Watch in 2018 - Personalized Medicine
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - When scientists first read the entire genetic code of a human being in 2003, the monumental achievement promised a new era in medicine.

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Weed 101: How and why patients use medical marijuana [Infographic]
Posted: December 13, 2017

(BPT) - Medical marijuana has numerous mental and physical effects, but what are they, and what types of patients choose weed as a medicinal therapy? Read on to learn more.

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The Truth About Alcohol During The Holidays: How To Eat, Drink And Be Merry (Responsibly)
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—The holiday season is a time for celebration, renewals of faith, and setting goals for the year ahead. During family and social gatherings, champagne corks may be popped and wine passed as family and friends gather. While holiday parties invoke the spirit of the season, unhealthy alcohol use—drinking over the recommended limit of three drinks for women and four drinks for men per day—can lead to dangerous consequences for yourself and those around you.

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Tips For A Stress-Free Holiday Season
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for many, the holiday season can also be stressful. From holiday parties and endless shopping, to travel and family visits, your holiday to-do list can quickly become overwhelming, and instead of feeling the holiday cheer, you are wishing for the season to be over.

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Reducing Your Risk Of Heart Attack
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—While death from heart attack is highest during the winter holidays, you can protect heart health with diet, exercise and taking prescribed medication.

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5 Tips for Finding College Scholarships
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Holiday Survival Guide for Busy Parents
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Passing the Torch for Holiday Hosting
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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5 Ways to Make an Impact on Children
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Anti-Drug Challenge Encourages Students to be Part of the Solution
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Raising Eager Readers
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Own the Holidays with Gifts for Thrill-Seekers
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Holiday Wine Pairings 101
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Celebrate the Season of Giving
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Make Emergency Planning a Priority
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Finding Money for College
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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4 Ways to Survive Holiday Gifting
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Put Giving Twists on Holiday Traditions
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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8 Gift Ideas to Sink Your Teeth Into
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Gifts That Give Hope
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Get Ready to Sparkle
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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5 Tips to Start Your Own RV Adventure
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Ahora es el momento para inscribirse en un seguro medico
Updated: December 15, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Holiday Shopping Done Right
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
Over-the-Counter Drugs May Not Be the Solution Pain Sufferers Think
Updated: December 12, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Maybe it's because of all the scary news surrounding opioid abuse, but a new study shows Americans now seem to be extremely wary of taking any kind of prescription medicine to relieve pain.

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Overcoming Self-doubt while Living with a Chronic Illness
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Many people impacted by rheumatoid arthritis experience feelings of self-doubt – but a head-on approach can lead to self-love.

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Monday 12/11/2017
Do you have the power to help save a life? [Video]
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Friday 12/08/2017
4 things no one tells you about preparing for baby
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - It’s only a matter of time now. Your little bundle of joy is on its way, and for the first time you are about to be a parent. Think you’re ready? Many people do and then the reality of parenthood strikes them. Remember your friends who said being a parent is nothing like they expected? They were right.

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Winter Wellness Tips
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) A busy lifestyle and cooler weather can take a toll on the body, especially for those who suffer from chronic aches and pains. Whether the cause of your pain is due to injury, stress, or poor sleep, there are many ways to feel better while avoiding future pain.

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Thursday 12/07/2017
Dodging your annual eye exam? These 5 facts could ease your mind
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - If you’ve been procrastinating in setting up an eye exam, you’re far from alone.

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Advanced hearing technology stands up to wintry conditions
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Who wants to change a dead battery in the middle of winter? The idea leaves most people with the chills. Now imagine that battery the size of one that fits into a hearing aid.

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New Survey Finds Teen Acne Can Take The 'Self' Out Of Selfie
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting up to 50 million Americans annually, and 85 percent of people ages 12 to 24 will experience at least mild acne.1

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Tackling Depression Can Lead To A Happier New Year
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—As cheerful and joyous as the New Year can be, it can also be a trigger for stress and depression for some people—but there is hope. There are many resources for people who feel wrung out ringing in the New Year.

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Tips For Coping With Depression While Traveling
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—According to a recent University of Phoenix® survey, 39 percent of respondents say they have personally experienced depression. With the holiday travel season under way, University of Phoenix social sciences program chairs Mary Jo Trombley, Ph.D., N.C.C., and DeAnna Henderson, Ph.D., L.P.C., N.C.C., say that living with chronic or situational depression can be challenging to handle, and travel can add additional burdens.

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Four Big Reasons For Little Kids To See An Orthodontist
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Although parents may assume that they must wait until a child has all of his or her permanent teeth before seeing an orthodontist, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) says that all children should get a checkup with an orthodontist no later than age 7.

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What New Research Shows About Probiotics and Baby Health
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) A new clinical trial shows that parents can safely improve gut health in that crucial first year of life while a baby’s metabolism and immune system are developing.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Pain That Cannot Be Ignored
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Fifty-three-year-old Bernie McKay never would have guessed that the pain he thought was a simple muscle cramp was actually a serious medical condition that could have stopped him in his tracks forever. 

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Personal Device Protection During the Holidays
Updated: December 11, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Wednesday 12/06/2017
Now is the Time to Sign Up for Health Insurance
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Simple Seasonal Safety Tips
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Holiday Giving for the Whole Family
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Merry Ideas for Every Wish List
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Keep the Holidays Merry and Bright
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Picking Perfect Holiday Presents
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 3:34 am

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