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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - The abuse of opioids has led to a crisis that has health experts calling for "a cultural change." One that re-focuses treatment for chronic pain away from drugs and toward safe and effective alternatives like chiropractic care.

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(NewsUSA) - If you're turning 50, you're probably aware that it's time to take your doctor seriously and schedule your annual colon cancer test. You also probably know that it can be an unpleasant and uncomfortable experience.

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(NAPSI)—For people with mental illness, getting and keeping a job can present some unique challenges. Unlike physical disabilities that can be seen and recognized, employers may not realize that a person is experiencing mental health issues or may not understand behaviors as stemming from an…

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(NAPSI)—Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder affecting approximately 1.1 percent of American adults, but it can be treated.1 People living with schizophrenia may experience symptoms such as hallucinations, which include hearing voices or seeing things that are not …

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(NAPSI)—As summer winds down and we head back into the hustle and bustle of fall, it’s a great time to take stock of things you may have put off earlier in the year. But as you check a few “Do It Yourself” home projects off your list, make sure you don’t forget about your most important inve…

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(NAPSI)—Health-conscious lifestyles, including vegetarianism and veganism, are on the rise in America, yet the nation’s health as a whole is not seeing much improvement. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 million Americans suffer from joint dis…

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(NAPSI)—People 65 years of age and older were impacted by an estimated 8.3 million illnesses, 4.7 million medical visits and 758,000 flu hospitalizations during the 2014–2015 influenza (“flu”) season. These numbers are devastating and underscore how severe and life threatening influenza can …

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(Family Features) It may seem that anyone with the guts to run their own small business should be able to master marketing with ease. And yet marketing strikes many small business owners with dread.  

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(Family Features) More than 40,000 homes flooded in the state of Louisiana after historic rainfall since Friday, Aug. 12, causing more than 20 parishes to declare federal disasters. Across the state, only 20 percent of homes have active flood insurance policies.

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(Family Features) Whether it’s October or not, breast cancer is one of the most recognized cancers in the world. Thanks to massive public awareness campaigns, nearly everyone understands the significance behind a pink ribbon, but how many can say they have breast cancer knowledge beyond pink?

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(Family Features) Today's students are increasingly at risk of being bullied, and the effects of bullying can be devastating.

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(Family Features) Keeping lunch ideas inventive and exciting can become challenging over time. Lunchbox envy may start in grade school, but when you open yet another uninspired sack lunch, you may find yourself wishing you could trade with a friend or co-worker, if only for the change of pace.

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(Family Features) Chances are you’ve heard the term probiotics and know that these good bacteria that live in your gut promote healthy digestion. Did you know that probiotics are also key to a healthy immune system and protein absorption?

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(Family Features) For parents with college-age children, there’s a fairly standard set of basics that helps ensure their children are ready to tackle the world with some degree of independence. But beyond school supplies, housing, food and transportation, one important consideration remains:…

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(Family Features) As the busy school year progresses, it can be challenging for families to find time to play and stay active together. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that kids participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day, but unfortunately …

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(Family Features) What do 155 million American adults have in common? They did not go to the dentist last year. Cleaning and check-up appointments are essential to both your oral health and overall health. However, many barriers often stand in the way of getting the care you need.

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(BPT) - Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Health Care: A Journey with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Planning for retirement -- and keeping that plan on track -- can be difficult. You have to make sure your money grows so that it lasts as long as you do. There's a product offered by life insurers that helps people with this challenge. It's called a variable annuity.

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(BPT) - We were all teenagers once. We let health warnings from parents and others wash over us like waves, noticed but forgotten almost as soon as they’d passed, because we figured we’d deal with them when we were older. Unfortunately, the mistakes of youth can lead to long-term or permanen…

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(NAPSI)—If you’re like most parents, you work hard to make sure your children eat their veggies, brush their teeth and always say “please” and “thank you,” but one important habit is often forgotten.

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(BPT) - Imagine waking up early on a Monday morning with a smile on your face. You’re excited to get the week started because you love what you do. Or how about taking a Tuesday afternoon all to yourself, without having to ask permission and use your precious vacation time? It might sound li…

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(NAPSI)—Just about everyone gets indigestion from time to time, but if you experience it more than you think you should, you may be glad to know relief can be available.

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(BPT) - More than 660,000 people in the U.S. suffer from kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These patients often cope with multiple chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. They are also more likely to be socioeconomically disadvantaged, wh…

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Even though they're young, members of Generation Z have experienced the effects of a recession, so it's no surprise they are prone to saving money for a rainy day. Yet one illness or injury that leads to an emergency room visit or inpatient care can result in med…

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(BPT) - For many of us, summer means spending more time outdoors — camping, barbecuing, running through sprinklers and lounging by the pool. Unfortunately, it can also mean itchy mosquito bites.

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(Family Features) In a perfect world, you would be home for every meal, your fridge would be fully stocked at all times and you would meet your daily nutrient requirements with ease. However, if you are like the majority of people, you are always on-the-go and seek convenient, cost-effective…

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(Family Features) When a major storm strikes, it can leave a trail of devastation and danger behind. Volatile weather is common when seasons change, so it’s the perfect time to take stock of your emergency resources.

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(Family Features) Those with term life insurance know that it is a cost-efficient option to provide the protection they need during their earlier years of life, but few are aware of the options that may be available to put those policies to work for them as they get older.

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(Family Features) Juggling jobs, kids and the demands of a busy, modern life often comes at the expense of family mealtime at home. Even though life never seems to slow down, now is the perfect time to renew your commitment to creating and serving meals at home that nourish your kids’ brains…

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(Family Features) Forget Jan. 1. Parents know the real new year begins when you can smell the fresh pink erasers and hear the clatter of brand new pencils on still-smooth notebook covers.

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(Family Features) School bells will soon be ringing, and the start of a new school year is a time many families re-focus on healthier eating habits. Countless studies have shown the correlation between good nutrition and school performance, but smart eating isn’t just about meals; it applies…

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(Family Features) Saying “I do” doesn’t have to mean saying “yes” to all the fuss of an ordinary wedding, which is why mike’s hard lemonade asked two real-life couples and die-hard Randy Houser fans to ditch tradition and get married in a communal backyard wedding before the start of a Randy…

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(BPT) - Strength. Resilience. Perseverance. These are just a few qualities that may characterize the 1.6 million Americans living daily with the challenging symptoms and potentially isolating nature of Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), which are the two most common types of i…

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(BPT) - Waves of nausea, gagging and sensitivity to smells: While a majority of expectant mothers experience these symptoms, they may not fully understand their impact on pregnancy (other than as a warning sign that it’s time for another trip to the ladies’ room).

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(BPT) - This summer, most of the United States experienced a heat wave that kept many people indoors or in the shade. Very high temperatures, especially for a prolonged period of time, can be extremely dangerous — and not just for the elderly or other vulnerable individuals. Participating in…

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Face it: We live in a selfie-centric society that, combined with our health-driven lifestyles, makes a smile more important today than it has been in the past. And while your smile speaks volumes to the world around you, it should also mean a lot to you since it …

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you're like most Americans, you can probably think of 10 things you'd rather do than go to the dentist. Going to the dentist can be scary. It can be inconvenient. It can be expensive. And as a result, it's rarely at the top of anyone's "to do" list. In fact, 1…

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(BPT) - National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), held each year in August, is a great time to review your family’s vaccination records. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them and their family members.

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(BPT) - "How was your day," you ask your child after school. Rather than hearing a funny recess anecdote or story about a tough test, she murmurs back, "I'm hungry."

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(BPT) - The notice arrives: Your child’s school does not allow any tree nuts on the premises. Or perhaps you've just learned this year's classroom is a designated peanut free zone.

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(NAPSI)—Every 42 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack—but you needn’t be among them.

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(BPT) - When it comes to fruit, kiwis are often overlooked. But that’s a shame, because these tiny orbs pack big nutritional, culinary and palate-pleasing surprises.

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(NAPSI)—Since being brought to market in 2002, over 10,000 complaints have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by women who have had Essure® coils placed for permanent birth control. The device became the standard of care for women no longer interested in conceiving child…

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(NAPSI)—Your kids should move... move around, that is. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that children participate in 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Physical activity on a regular basis, combined with healthy eating habits, will prevent obesity and other diseases.

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(NAPSI)—The next time you enjoy the great outdoors, you can also help protect it from invasive pests that threaten to destroy America’s national parks and forests.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Beware the overstuffed school backpack!

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Although dentists have always been concerned about infection control when treating patients, infection-prevention methods were less rigorous in the past. Years ago, gloves were worn only during surgical procedures. Masks, if worn at all, were kept on all day and …

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(BPT) - Hearing a health provider say “It’s a boy!” during an ultrasound can be one of the most exciting moments on the pregnancy journey for expecting parents, eagerly anticipating the birth of a healthy child. It’s a journey that will be filled with many exhilarating milestones, but for so…

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(BPT) - While concussions have garnered much of the spotlight when it comes to health concerns among young athletes, there is another rising issue among children who play sports that has health professionals just as concerned.

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