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5 things keeping you awake (and what you can do about it)

(BPT) - Having trouble falling asleep is the worst, right? You toss and turn, you glance at the clock — again — calculating how much sleep you could get if only you would drift off this very moment. And of course, you don't, which only makes you feel more anxious, which just makes you feel more awake.

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pets

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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Fitness

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

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




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Tuesday 06/27/2017
Breathe Easier Two Ways
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—The Federal Trade Commission estimates that Americans lost more than $4 billion to fraud and scams during the last five years—but you don’t have to be one of them.

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Get Connected With Next-Gen Hearing Aids
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—You may have heard about wireless hearing aids but aren't sure what they can do for you or someone you love who'd like to hear better. In fact, there are many advantages to being able to stream audio directly into your hearing aids, as "John" discovered.

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Prevent Isolation s You Age!
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Did you know that an estimated one in five adults over age 50 are affected by isolation? This is a problem, as research has shown that prolonged isolation can be as bad for you as smoking 15 cigarettes a day—and these negative health consequences of chronic isolation may be especially harmful for older adults.

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Monday 06/26/2017
A One-Stop App For Women's Health
Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:38 am

(NAPSI)—Period-tracking apps seem pretty self-explanatory—you input your last period and the app predicts when your next cycle will start. But with new technology, apps are able to do much more than simply track menstruation.

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Surviving Suicide: Recovery Steps And Resources For Survivors
Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:38 am

(NAPSI)—It’s estimated that 1 million people in the U.S. attempt suicide each year. If you’ve survived a suicide attempt, know that you are not alone. While moving forward may seem nearly impossible, many survivors will tell you that they’re glad they held on and worked for a better life.

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Sunday 06/25/2017
Advanced hearing technology offers ideal features for the summer season
Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Summer is the season of hot weather, outdoor activities, vacations and other conditions that in the past posed a threat to people who wear hearing aids. Extreme humidity, sweat, rain and the occasional splash were threatening to the devices’ tiny electronic components. Carrying extra batteries everywhere and worrying about the last time you changed them was a chore. Staying connected and hearing your best in virtually any summer environment wasn’t always possible.

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Thursday 06/22/2017
How much juice should kids drink? What you need to know about juice and serving size
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Wedding Planning 101
Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:35 am

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10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable
Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Hit the Road Safely
Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Rethink Your Drink This Summer
Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Understanding the Serious Nature of Mini-Strokes
Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Helpful Hints for Men's Health Month
Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:35 am

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5 Tips to Save on Bills
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Weather the Storm Wisely
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

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5 Tips for Active Summer Families
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

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10 Tips for Urban Gardening
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Feeling Safe During Fireworks
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Wednesday 06/21/2017
Understanding Scoliosis [Infographic]
Posted: June 21, 2017

(BPT) - Whether you or someone you know has scoliosis, or you're just starting to learn more about the condition, you’ll find helpful information and resources in this infographic.

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Health and Wellness Benefits of Volunteering
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - In the business world, we hear a lot about the bottom line and quarterly reports. For those in the nonprofit sector, it’s often a matter of reaching fundraising goals and achieving their mission statement. No matter what kind of organization you work for, there are big-picture goals, but of course there are more.

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The Science of Odor In Clothes
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Tuesday 06/20/2017
Rooting for Potatoes: The Spud Makes A Comeback
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Forget low-carb diets and Atkins; those sweet, succulent spuds are once again finding their place among meat and vegetables at the dinner table.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approves Botulinum Toxin for Treatment of Lower Limb Spasticity in Adults
Posted: June 20, 2017

(BPT) - Currently the ONLY botulinum toxin approved by the FDA for the treatment of upper and lower limb spasticity in adults and also for the treatment of lower limb spasticity in children ages two and older

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Top 5 ways to battle belly bloat
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Warmer weather brings sunny days, fresh breezes and plenty of flora and fauna to explore. But there's another aspect to warm weather that some people dread: swimsuit season.

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Monday 06/19/2017
What's your nutrition game plan? [video]
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Saturday 06/17/2017
6 Ways to Stay Fit with Your Pup
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Royal Migration
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Tips for Summer Travel with Your Pet
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Secrets for Mastering the Grill
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Time-Savers for Busy Teens
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Preparing for Baby
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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How Rural Women Can Make an Impact
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Friday 06/16/2017
'BPA-Free' meets 'fake news'
Updated: June 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Thanks to years of attention to bisphenol A (BPA), used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, there is now quite a bit of attention to various alternatives described generically as “BPA-Free." Many manufacturers proudly apply a BPA-Free label to their products, even to products that never contained BPA in the first place.

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How to Stay Hydrated Like a Pro All Summer
Updated: June 16, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Many of us spend our summer soaking up the sun. Kids are out of school, outdoor sports are plenty, and people are enjoying warm weather activities. However, spending a lot of time outside in the elements puts you at risk for dehydration-related concerns.

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Thursday 06/15/2017
Taking Opioids for Pain? Speak up. Ask the Hard Questions.
Updated: June 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Opioids often are the go-to pain killer for everything from back aches and injuries to post-surgical pain, as evidenced by the more than 300 million prescriptions written each year. While they can help with moderate to severe short-term pain, opioids are not without risk. Because they have significant side effects, including an increased risk of addiction and overdose, the American Society of Anesthesiologists suggests those who take opioids ask some tough questions — including if it is time to consider alternatives.

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Remembering and Talking to Dad on Father’s Day
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 06/14/2017
Mystery illness impacts woman for almost a decade, but she finds hope with diagnosis
Updated: June 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - “It’s cancer.”

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Taking a Family Approach to Type 2 Diabetes Management
Updated: June 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - For many, Father’s Day is a time for us to reflect on how much our dads mean to us, how much we’ve learned from them, and how they’ve helped us become who we are today. Former professional football player and national sports talk show host Mike Golic is no different — he learned from his dad’s experience with type 2 diabetes and is using it to shape his own management of this condition.

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Finding a Path to Your Medicines
Updated: June 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - America’s healthcare environment is constantly evolving, and the path to affordable medicines is not always easy to find. But you don’t have to feel lost. There are programs available to help.

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Tuesday 06/13/2017
5 healthier, dad-friendly snack ideas
Updated: June 21, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - He may always ensure his kids have access to fresh fruits, lean protein and plenty of water, but Dad’s personal snacking habits might not be so healthy. If so, he’s not alone; chips are the snack food of choice for 63 percent of Americans, and 91 percent of us snack daily, according to a Nielsen report.

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Entrepreneurs Embrace In-House Fitness
Updated: June 13, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - The popularity of health and fitness services is driving many entrepreneurs to start home-based businesses.

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Helping People with Cancer Access Treatment for Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)
Posted: June 13, 2017

(BPT) - Nearly 1.7 Americans are expected to receive a cancer diagnosis this year.1 Many individuals will undergo chemotherapy to destroy the cancer cells in their bodies.2 Although chemotherapy can be an effective treatment approach for combating several types of cancer, it can produce debilitating side effects such as nausea, an unpleasant, wavelike feeling in the back of the throat and/or stomach that may lead to vomiting.3 In fact, up to 80% of patients who receive chemotherapy experience chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV),4 a side effect that can compromise their ability to perform daily life activities, and which may cause nutritional depletion and affect their mental state, among other effects.4

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New Hygiene Spray Fights Eyelid Parasites
Updated: June 13, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Millions of Americans suffer from chronic eye conditions caused by thousands of tiny parasites, called Demodex mites, living on their eyelids.

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Friday 06/09/2017
One Doctor's Journey Living with a Potentially Life-threatening Disease
Posted: June 09, 2017

(BPT) - Shortness of breath with exercise, fatigue and chest pains are symptoms of many well-known health conditions.1 But for anyone who has had a blood clot in the lungs called a pulmonary embolism, or PE, it could be something even more serious.2,3

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Don't Let Kids Drown: Teach Them To Swim
Updated: June 10, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Cooling off in a pool, lake or ocean can be a refreshing idea—but only if you know how to avoid the dangers.

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Thursday 06/08/2017
Calling all blood donors: Roll up a sleeve and give where you live
Updated: June 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. In fact, approximately 36,000 blood donations are needed each day nationwide. However, during the summer months, it is typically more difficult for blood donations to keep pace with demand, and this can result in summer shortages. To help bridge the gap and encourage lifesaving donations, World Blood Donor Day serves as a reminder to give blood and platelets during this crucial time.

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Patented technology may end wrestling matches following ear tube surgery
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Ear tube surgery is one of the most common pediatric surgeries in the United States[1], with approximately one in 15 children having ear tubes by the age of three.[1] What follows surgery is often an unwanted challenge for parents one that can result in children not getting the medicine they need.

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5 reasons summer is salad season
Updated: June 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Summer is the perfect time to turn over a new you. With the arrival of warm weather, a relaxed schedule and summer vacations, this is the moment to invest in a new wardrobe and, of course, a new, healthier menu. When you think of summer cuisine, light and flavorful is the order of the day, and nothing captures that order quite like a fresh, vibrant salad.

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Father’s Day Gifts for the Man Who Loves to Cook
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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