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Thinking about a career in health care? Consider this

(BPT) - Medical professionals are in greater demand than ever before, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), by the year 2025, the United States could need as many as 90,000 more physicians than it actually has, and the demand for nurses and other health professionals could be even higher.

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Tuesday 04/25/2017
5 mom-tested tricks for coping with colds
Posted: April 25, 2017

(BPT) - Every mother knows colds can make life miserable for everyone in the house. When a coughing child can’t sleep, parents don’t either. Lack of sleep makes it harder to fight the cold, and leaves Mom and Dad more likely to get sick too. The risks don’t stop with warm weather either; few things are as unhappy as a kid (or parent) with a cold in the spring time!

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Take the next step: Tips to help you reach your diabetes management goals
Posted: April 25, 2017

(BPT) - Nearly 30 million people in the United States are living with diabetes, and 90-95 percent have type 2 diabetes. America’s Diabetes Challenge, a program from Merck and the American Diabetes Association, urges those with type 2 diabetes to work with their doctor to set and reach their A1C goal (average blood glucose over the past 2-3 months). The program also encourages people to learn if they’re at risk of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) and how to help reduce that risk.

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Facing the myths about osteoporosis: Anita's journey
Posted: April 25, 2017

(BPT) - At the age of 53, Anita Greenstein took a bone density test at the recommendation of her friend who was a radiologist and was shocked to learn she had postmenopausal osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones over time making them thinner, more brittle and more likely to break or fracture.1 Over the course of having this chronic condition for the past 17 years, Anita realized that the realities of living with osteoporosis are much different than her preconceived notions before her diagnosis.

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Women: The Key to Urinary Health Starts with the Gut
Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) As most women who have suffered urinary health issues know, such conditions can be irritating and uncomfortable. Luckily, there are practical steps you can take to naturally support your urinary tract.

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Natural Ways to Support Infant Health During Pregnancy
Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) In the last 10 years, scientists have learned that having enough beneficial gut bacteria is a critical component of overall health. Now, research shows that ensuring newborns have sufficient exposure to probiotic bacteria during infancy and early childhood can give them a head start on lifelong wellness.

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Monday 04/24/2017
Think you're eating well? Misconceptions lead to nutrient deficiencies for many
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The good news? Americans think they are eating well; in fact, 60 percent say they eat a very healthy diet. The not-so-good news? Perception and reality may not be aligned.

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Friday 04/21/2017
The important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and adults healthy
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Every one of the nearly 12,000 babies born in the United States each day may be susceptible to infectious diseases. The good news is that vaccines can help protect children from some of these diseases.

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U.S. Teen Is First Pediatric Patient In The World To Use Breakthrough Smart Insulin Pump That Personalizes Treatment For Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: April 21, 2017

New MiniMed 670G Insulin Pump System Can Automatically Monitor And Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels So People Can Spend Less Time Managing Their Diabetes

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Fight Hunger One Meal at a Time
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Prepare Your Pet for Summer
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Cultivating Connections
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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How Your Pet May Improve Your Health
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Solving Pets’ Oral Health Needs
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tackle Spring Cleaning Room-by-Room Like a Pro
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Spice Up Spring Cleaning
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Protect Your Pets from Summer Pests
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Dog Owners are Eating Clean and Feeding Clean
Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Thursday 04/20/2017
Take a Holistic Approach to Retirement Planning
Updated: April 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Boost Your Recipes with Protein
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Practically Perfect Gift Ideas for Dad
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Mattress
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Highly Anticipated Multiple Sclerosis Medicine Offers New Hope
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 04/19/2017
Refresh Your Space for a Brighter Season
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

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A Natural Sleep Aid
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Take a Mindful Approach to Fighting Spring Allergens
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tuesday 04/18/2017
Get the Better of GERD
Updated: April 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is abnormally frequent or chronic acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when stomach fluid backs up, or refluxes, into the esophagus, exposing it to gastric acid and other contents. While occasional reflux is normal, for some, it can be frequent and severe enough to affect daily life.

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Picking A Paint Color Is As Easy As 1-2-3
Updated: April 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it’s the sifting through mountains of swatches or trying to remember unique names for the color blue, selecting a new paint color for your home can be a daunting task. However, Chris Stigliano, merchandising director at Lowe’s, says there are three stress-free steps you can take to ensure you choose the right color.

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New Ways to Safeguard Skin Year-Round Before and After Spending Time Outdoors
Updated: April 18, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) A day outdoors can be enjoyable, but keep in mind that this UV exposure can take its toll on skin health.

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Monday 04/17/2017
Sustained Happiness Starts from Within
Posted: April 17, 2017

(NewsUSA) - "What is happiness? We can say happiness is this or that, but in terms of life, your life energies are happening in a more exuberant way than it normally happens," according to yogi, visionary, and thought leader Sadhguru.

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How you can be part of the next cancer breakthrough
Updated: April 21, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Americans can all play a role in the fight against cancer. Every day, progress is made against cancer through innovative research, the dedication of scientists and the bravery of the more than 14 million Americans living with the disease.

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Thursday 04/13/2017
Experts say alarming rise in STDs among young adults requires urgent action
Updated: April 14, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Lauren, a young woman from North Carolina, started noticing symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) after being with a new partner. As someone who typically took great care of her health, she knew it was important to get her symptoms checked out. She was surprised to learn that she had chlamydia.

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Understanding Head And Neck Cancers
Updated: April 14, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 42,000 Americans develop head and neck cancers every year. Here’s a look at one of them:

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Make This Spring a Season of Clean
Updated: April 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Wednesday 04/12/2017
Easter Eggs to Dye For
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Room-by-Room Refresh
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Top Tips for Allergy Management
Updated: April 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Allergy symptoms can lead to a major disruption in quality of life. And unfortunately, they affect a lot of people. Nearly 60 million Americans suffer from allergic rhinitis (also commonly known as hay fever), according to the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.

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Tuesday 04/11/2017
Unique ideas to be gutsier in life
Updated: April 12, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Being human takes guts, but a sense of bold confidence doesn’t come easily for everyone; and often requires you to start from the inside. You may need to overcome mental roadblocks and bulldoze through personal physical barriers that have held you back.

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Olympic Power Couple Teams Up to Fight Blood Cancers with Team In Training
Updated: April 11, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Olympic track and field stars, Ashton Eaton and his wife, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, have joined The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training as National Ambassadors.

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Monday 04/10/2017
Simple ideas to get in shape for summer
Updated: April 18, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Eye Health For Women. Five Ways To Protect Your Vision
Updated: April 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Did you know that women are at greater risk for blindness and vision problems? The National Eye Institute, part of NIH, reminds women, especially those over age 40, to make their eye health a priority by taking five simple steps to protect their sight.

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Understanding Multiple Myeloma
Updated: April 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—You may be surprised to learn that multiple myeloma is the second most common cancer of the blood, after leukemia. It starts in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. In time, myeloma cells collect in the bone marrow and may damage the solid part of the bone and eventually harm other tissues and organs, such as the skeleton and the kidneys.

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How To Talk With Your Aging Parents About Using A Walker
Updated: April 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Caring for an aging parent can be a great challenge. And as our beloved seniors age, their primary caregivers, commonly their children, need to initiate many difficult conversations. Whether it’s suggesting the use of a hearing aid or simply talking about any other assistive device that has to do with getting older, starting these conversations isn’t easy.

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5 Great Ways to Reduce Stress
Updated: April 10, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) The constant juggle of work, family and other responsibilities can cause anybody to feel stressed. And stress is not only unpleasant, it can have negative ramifications on your health, including stomach upset, fatigue, headache and even depression and drug abuse, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Thursday 04/06/2017
New Nighttime Grind Guard Relieves Jaw Pain
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Don't be so quick to blame your sore jaw or stiff neck on sleeping on a flat pillow or at an odd angle. Instead, a pattern of subconscious nighttime teeth grinding and jaw clenching (known as bruxism) could be to blame.

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Living with an autoimmune disease? Recognize that your voice matters
Updated: April 07, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - If you are living with an autoimmune disease, you have most likely spent several years working with your doctor to find the right medication to manage your symptoms. Now that you’ve found a biologic treatment that works for you, what if at your next appointment, your doctor asks you to switch to a new medication? Would you speak up and share your concerns?

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5 Tips to Plan Your Wedding Like a Pro
Updated: April 08, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Wednesday 04/05/2017
World-renowned athlete scores big against Crohn's disease
Posted: April 05, 2017

(BPT) - For world-renowned soccer player Brandi Chastain, having a game plan in place to achieve goals was second nature. Chastain is a former member of the United States women's national soccer team and a retired professional soccer player who was recently elected to the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame. When Chastain’s now 10-year-old son was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, she had to tackle a different type of plan. Chastain has partnered with AbbVie on My IBD Game Plan, a program designed to help people living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), create a plan to help manage everyday life with these diseases.

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Cover your nutrition bases with this popular vegetable
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Whether you're on or off the field, it's important to fuel up wisely. Leading sports nutritionists across the country recommend potatoes as the go-to choice for fueling your body before or after a workout.

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The Word Of Mouth On Dealing With Dry Mouth
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s health news you may find easy to swallow: Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have discovered a way people affected by dry mouth can improve their ability to eat and swallow, and reduce tooth plaque by 58 percent.

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