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Screen To Keep Spine Trouble From Getting Worse

(NAPSI)—The end of summer is a good time to re-establish healthy habits and back-to-school routines. In addition to dental checkups and annual physicals, pediatric medical specialists recommend adding a scoliosis screening to back-to-school checklists.

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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 >>

Fitness

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 08/15/2017
When Veterans' Caregivers Are Left Behind
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Dave Riley doesn’t take a step without his wife, literally.

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Monday 08/14/2017
Understand what you need to do to stay healthy over 65
Updated: August 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Today’s Boomer generation feels young at heart. They’re living an active lifestyle, they have no intention of slowing down, they’re booming. Many Boomers feel that because they are healthy and taking care of themselves, they are not at risk for potentially serious infectious diseases, such as pneumococcal pneumonia. But if you are over 65, even if you are healthy, you are at increased risk. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and a great opportunity for anyone over 65 to learn about the myths and facts of adult immunization and to get a new attitude toward vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Living with Psoriasis - The Inside Story
Posted: August 14, 2017

(BPT) - Are you living with psoriasis? Did you know it affects more than 7.5 million people? While your diagnosis can be daunting, you don’t need to let this stop you from living your life and doing things you love – spending time with family, traveling and building relationships. Every psoriasis journey is different, but those living with psoriasis understand it shows on the skin, but it does not define you. Hear about three psoriasis patient advocates who opened up to share their inside story.

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Friday 08/11/2017
5 baby formula myths debunked
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The MythBusters on TV’s Discovery channel tackled hundreds — if not thousands — of myths in their 19 seasons on the air, but many questions still surround one topic never covered: infant feeding. Baby feeding has many pervasive myths, especially about infant formula. Here are five of those myths debunked by Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, family physician and co-author of The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby’s First Year:

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Back-to-School Checklist for Parents of Children Living With Asthma
Updated: August 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) While heading back to school may mean buying supplies, for parents of children with asthma, getting ready requires additional steps. Asthma accounts for more than 10 million lost school days every school year. 

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Thursday 08/10/2017
Bringing Nostalgia Back to Road Trips
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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A Closer Look at Dry Eye
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Be Prepared for Inclement Weather
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Why Everyone Should Plan for Long-Term Care
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Back-to-School Health Check
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Fun Ways to Promote Tween Confidence
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Operation Organization
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Back-to-School Tips that Save Time and Money
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Tidy Back-to-School Transitioning
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Better Back-to-School Buys
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Back-to-School Medical Musts
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Earn an A+
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Ways to Perfect a Carefree Style
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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4 Keys to a Successful Side Hustle
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Active Community Assistance
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Writing a Winning College Essay
Updated: August 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 08/09/2017
More than 20 Years Helping Cancer Patients and Saving Lives
Updated: August 09, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Where can I get good information about my disease and treatments? Is there anyone I can talk with who has been through this? What will treatment cost?

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Top tips for making back to school a success
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Summer days are getting shorter. Summer fun is winding down for the season. Bedtimes are starting earlier. And parents seem to be oddly excited.

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Best Bets for Back to School
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

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History Highlighted
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

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3 Tips for Pet Parents and Their Pooches to Eat Clean
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Make Your Pet’s Mealtime More Enjoyable
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Focus on Nutrition: 5 ways to add more nutrients to your lifestyle
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

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5 Essential Skincare Tips for Baby
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Tuesday 08/08/2017
Increasing hope for some patients with a common type of lung cancer
Updated: August 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Numbers touch nearly every aspect of our life, from social security number assigned at birth, to the ever-growing list of passwords, addresses, telephone numbers and miles traveled. You never know at what point one previously insignificant number might suddenly become fundamental.

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Diabetes impacts younger people more often: Are you at risk?
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Every 17 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. What's even more surprising is diabetes is growing fastest among younger people, outpacing the rate of heart disease, substance abuse and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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10 questions to ask your doctor about hearing loss
Posted: August 08, 2017

(BPT) - As we age, we know to ask our doctors certain questions about our health, such as, “What should I know about preventing heart disease?” or “Are my cholesterol levels too high?” But another common condition that we need to start asking about is hearing loss. Here are some questions you should ask your general practitioner to learn more about your hearing health and how best to preserve it.

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Monday 08/07/2017
5 things parents need to know about HPV
Updated: August 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Being a parent means looking out for your kids. When they were small it meant making sure they wore a helmet, crossed the street carefully and wore sunscreen. As they get older, the health challenges they face change. As they become adolescents, you can’t always be with them, so you warn against things like the dangers of alcohol and drugs and sharing too much on social media. But what about human papillomavirus (HPV) — a virus that can cause certain cancers and diseases? Learning about health risks your children may be exposed to as adolescents or young adults that can affect them later in life is the first step toward helping to protect them.

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Fighting head lice can start with a conversation with your doctor
Updated: August 08, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - "Your child has head lice" is news no mother wants to receive. Not only can this common condition affect the child at home and at school, but it can also throw a family’s life off balance for days or even weeks.

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SilverSneakers Celebrates 25 Years of Health and Happiness
Updated: August 08, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—While the fitness industry has changed over the decades with workout "fads" that have come and gone, one exercise program has stood the test of time—SilverSneakers®. As the nation's leading community fitness program designed for older Americans, SilverSneakers has changed thousands of lives through fitness for the past 25 years. What began in 1992 as a first-of-its-kind fitness class for older adults has evolved to inspire a health revolution that is shattering stereotypes of aging and health, supporting member transformations and creating countless friendships.

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Friday 08/04/2017
Fast Facts About Excessive Sweating at School
Updated: August 04, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - It's back-to-school and sweat's happening.

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Six Amazing Secrets Behind Your Smile
Posted: August 04, 2017

(NAPSI)—Each smile is unique. What does yours say about you?

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Wednesday 08/02/2017
Learning To Trust Your Gut: Not As Simple As It Sounds
Updated: August 03, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—You’ve likely heard the wise advice to “trust your gut.” While most of the time that advice is in reference to decisions that will play a big role in your life, Dr. John Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., Chief Health and Nutrition Officer, Herbalife Nutrition, suggests that trusting your gut to keep you healthy is just as important.

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How New Treatments for PTSD are Helping American Veterans
Updated: August 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) When U.S. servicemen and women return from war, they often return home plagued by anxiety, depression and sometimes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced shocking, frightening or dangerous events. And while the number of affected veterans is high, emerging treatments are improving their chances for recovery.

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A Top-Ranked Job Choice
Updated: August 03, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Plan Like a Pro
Updated: August 03, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Tuesday 08/01/2017
Is your child protected from preventable illnesses at school?
Updated: August 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Fall is an exciting time for kids — seeing old friends, getting to know new classmates, learning new skills and exploring classrooms. But with all this fun and interaction, it’s important to remember one of the best ways to keep your child safe and healthy is to make sure he or she is up to date on their vaccinations. Vaccines have made many once-common serious childhood diseases rare today. They are safe, effective and they save lives.

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Scientists Discover A Better Way To Clean Teeth
Updated: August 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s something to smile about: Silicon Valley researchers have discovered a way for you to get close to a professional cleaning every time you brush.

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Prioritize Your Child's Eyesight This School Year
Updated: August 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—The back-to-school season is a great time to check in on your child’s sight. You may know that nearsightedness, or myopia, is a condition where objects up close appear clearly, while objects far away appear blurry. There is also evidence showing that myopia is on the rise.

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Saved By The Scan
Updated: August 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—So, you’ve stopped smoking. Congratulations! Take a deep breath and thank yourself for reducing your risk of lung cancer, the No. 1 cancer killer of both men and women.

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Seven Steps to Becoming the Healthiest You Ever
Updated: August 01, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Seven out of ten Americans have admitted to working while tired. Nearly one in three say that this happens regularly, according to Accountemps.

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Monday 07/31/2017
This is How Serious the Opioid Crisis Has Become
Updated: August 01, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Lest there be any doubt that we're in the midst of an opioid abuse crisis, September has been declared "Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month."

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Prostate Cancer Facts And Figures That May Save Your Life
Updated: August 01, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is a man over 50, now may be a good time to ask a doctor about prostate cancer screening.

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Thursday 07/27/2017
Mandy Moore's Advice to Pursuing Life Goals
Updated: August 04, 2017 - 3:32 am

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