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Why One War Hero Turned to Chiropractic Care For Pain Relief

(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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Wednesday 10/18/2017
The Connection Between Joy and Travel
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Medicare Takes Aim at Medical Identity Theft
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Get Talking
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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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 - 3:30 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 - 3:35 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 - 3:35 am

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Are You One of the 4 Million People at Risk for Leaky Heart Valves?
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:35 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 - 3:35 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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Safe Sleep Awareness
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Digitally Transforming Your Business
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 3:38 am

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A Closer Look at Vision Health
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 3:38 am

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3 Activities for Food and Fun in Cooler Weather
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Simple Ways to Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Make Mealtime Meaningful for Families and Furry Friends
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Clever DIY Halloween Box Costume Inspiration
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 3:38 am

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3 Ways to Help the Whole Family Eat Healthy
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Thursday 10/12/2017
Every single person needs this essential nutrient. Are you getting enough?
Posted: October 12, 2017

(BPT) - We’ve all heard the saying “knowledge is power.” When it comes to good health, most people recognize the important role nutrition plays in a healthy lifestyle. However, according to a recent study by the Global Nutrition and Health Alliance (GNHA), despite efforts to eat a balanced diet, 98 percent of people do not get enough omega-3 (O3) to reach the optimal range. People should take action to ensure they are consuming enough omega-3 fatty acids to help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and help support brain, joint and eye health.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:31 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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7 Steps to Better Security Online
Updated: October 15, 2017 - 3:33 am

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5 Benefits of Personalized Dog Food
Updated: October 15, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Wednesday 10/11/2017
Fitness Program Keeps Older Adults Physically Active, Socially Engaged
Updated: October 11, 2017 - 3:30 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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Organic is always non-GMO, but is non-GMO organic?
Updated: October 13, 2017 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - If you’re a parent, you’ve probably come across ongoing debates regarding the term “organic” and what should go into your child’s body. But, what about organic versus non-GMO? A recent study from Perrigo Nutritionals revealed that more than half of moms didn’t know that organic is inherently non-GMO.

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Running with Purpose: Athlete Hits Her Stride, Despite a Surprising Asthma Diagnosis
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - With temperatures becoming more comfortable, there’s a good chance Brooke Curran is logging miles on a run through her hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. Though her training often requires her to run dozens of miles each time she laces up, Curran wasn’t always a serious runner. In her mid-twenties, she was a stay-at-home mom with three young kids. She took up running then as a way to get out of the house and steal a few moments for herself each day.

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Five Helpful Tips For Staying Fit And Fantastic After Age 50
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—About one in every three Americans is age 50 or older. If you or someone you care about is among them—or hopes to be someday—it may be wise to heed these five hints on keeping healthy, active and pain-free as you age. They come from Dr. Bob Arnot, an award-winning author of 12 books on nutrition and health, and former chief medical correspondent for CBS and NBC.

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A Crash Course in Cyber Security
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Add Family Fun to Chores
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Build a Business Your Way
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Tuesday 10/10/2017
Morning inspiration: Choosing a better breakfast
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - The alarm beeps as you gaze out the window at the soft sunlight welcoming the day. You roll out of bed and your stomach grumbles. You stumble to the kitchen to see how you can tame the hunger pangs, ultimately reaching for a doughnut or prepackaged breakfast bar.

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Opioid Crisis Inspires Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month
Updated: October 10, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - What to do about an opioid crisis that claims 91 American lives every day?

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The Myths and Facts About Depression: Be in the Know About One of the Most Common Mental Health Conditions
Updated: October 11, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - There are some myths about major depressive disorder (MDD, depression) that may make it difficult for people experiencing symptoms to reach out for help. It's time to learn the facts.

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Majority Of First Responders Have Experienced Symptoms Related To Mental Health, Need Support To Receive Care, According To New Survey
Updated: October 11, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—First responders put their lives on the line for public safety every day and a recent University of Phoenix® College of Humanities & Sciences survey found that 84 percent1 of firefighters, police officers, EMT/paramedics, lifeguards and nurses surveyed have experienced a traumatic event on the job. The results found that 85 percent2 of these first responders have experienced symptoms related to mental health issues, but many feel stigmas may deter some first responders from receiving the help they need.

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Understanding IPF—A Rare Lung Disease
Updated: October 11, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—Imagine this: one day, you or someone you care about develops a persistent dry cough and shortness of breath. Doctors aren't sure what to make of it. It could be a common respiratory condition like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis—or it could be a rare, irreversible lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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Monday 10/09/2017
Metastatic breast cancer patients tell their stories through art and photography
Updated: October 10, 2017 - 3:37 am

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Help For People With Problem Perspiration
Updated: October 10, 2017 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—A common but hidden scourge, excessive perspiration is a serious medical condition called hyperhidrosis that affects nearly 367 million people.

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Friday 10/06/2017
Embarking on a New Adventure: One Woman's Courageous Battle with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Posted: October 06, 2017

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Thursday 10/05/2017
Cancer and Your Bones: What You Need to Know
Updated: October 06, 2017 - 3:36 am

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

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Wednesday 10/04/2017
Sharing the road: Safety gear makes cycling safer, but can promote a false sense of security
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - As more people are taking to two wheels for commuting and overall fitness, cycling accidents and injuries are on the rise. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2015, 818 cyclists were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the U.S., an increase from 729 in 2014. In addition, more than 45,000 people were injured in bicycle accidents in 2015. More than 80 percent of those killed or injured were male. While safety gear for cyclists is improving thanks to better technology, it is not a fail-safe for sensible cycling.

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How One Mom Made Sure Her Preemie's Little Lungs Were Protected During Cold and Flu Season
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - As the sights and smells of fall begin to emerge, October is a time to be enjoyed; but the chilling weather also brings reminders that cold and flu season are fast approaching. In an effort to keep children healthy, parents often take precautions to ensure their children avoid contracting germs and seasonal viruses. However, many parents are not aware of another contagious, seasonal virus that is contracted by nearly all children by age 2: respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.1

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Science in Everyday Life
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Get Focused
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Simple Ways to Live Better
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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5 Ways to Save Money While Shopping
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Tuesday 10/03/2017
Football Helmet Safety in Three Simple Steps
Updated: October 03, 2017 - 3:31 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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Charitable help provides access to life-saving care
Updated: October 04, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Elaine could be described as a woman with great determination and patience. She experienced kidney failure seven years ago and faced the reality of life with a chronic illness. She began receiving dialysis, a four-hour treatment three times a week, and anxiously awaited news of a kidney match. This miracle call happened earlier this year and Elaine was successfully transplanted on March 22, 2017.

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Monday 10/02/2017
Open talk about open enrollment
Posted: October 02, 2017

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Feeling stressed? Have some salt
Updated: October 10, 2017 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - Stress. No one wants it, but we all experience it from time to time. Higher levels of stress can cause problems at work and at home. But stress is not just hard on your mental well-being; it is also hard on your body and can lead to many negative health outcomes.

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