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Monday 12/09/2019
Lighting Up The Holidays For Children In The Hospital
Updated: December 11, 2019 - 2:48 am

(NAPSI)—The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the reality is, many children won’t be able to enjoy time with family at home. Instead of shopping for gifts and trimming the tree, countless children will be in the hospital, fighting to get stronger. Missing family traditions. Missing holiday events. Missing waking up to see that Santa has visited.

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Tuesday 12/03/2019
Taking Time to Reflect on The Needs of The Family Caregiver
Posted: December 03, 2019

(NewsUSA) - As loved ones begin to age, many will take on the honorable role of becoming a caregiver. However, caring for an older adult can be time-consuming, reducing the ability to address your own needs. In fact, Home Instead Senior Care found that 63 percent of family caregivers said caring for their aging loved ones made it more difficult to care for themselves.

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Sisters Reunited After 72 Years Apart
Updated: December 05, 2019 - 2:54 am

(NAPSI)—Armed conflict, international disasters and migration can mean tragic separation for too many families. But there is hope—and you can play a role.

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Wednesday 11/27/2019
How to Help Feed Hungry Families this ‘Giving Tuesday’
Posted: November 27, 2019

(StatePoint) More than 37 million Americans face hunger at home every day. One of the ways you can lend a helping hand is by participating in Giving Tuesday, a worldwide movement to encourage people and corporations to celebrate generosity and do good for their communities.

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Friday 11/22/2019
Five-Star Caribbean Resort Caters to Every Taste
Posted: November 22, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Many of today's travelers seek a sense of community and connection at their destinations. Travelers seeking a Caribbean getaway with a welcoming feel and local flavor need look no further than the Bay Gardens Resorts on the beautiful island of St. Lucia.

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Thursday 11/21/2019
Scientist's Book Warns of Lethal Emerging Pandemic Viruses
Posted: November 21, 2019

(NewsUSA) - In 1918, a mutated, deadly strain of the "Flu" (or Influenza), swept around the world to cause the third deadliest plague in recorded human history. Published research suggests the final global death toll may have arguably been as high as 100 million. Yet, despite two decades of biologic event preparedness at the cost of well over $80 billion, the U.S. remains unprepared to handle a flu pandemic of a similar scale if one should occur, contends Dr. Steven Hatfill, a specialist physician and virologist with training in mass casualty management and emergency response.

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Wednesday 11/20/2019
The Benefits of Shopping Small This Holiday Season
Posted: November 20, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Small Business Saturday casts a national spotlight each year on independently-owned businesses, which includes a wide variety of shopping options, from the mom-and-pop storefronts in your local community to home-based e-commerce businesses. Since its inception in 2010, Small Business Saturday spending has reached an estimated $103 billion, according to American Express.

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Thursday 11/14/2019
Connecting Veterans And Volunteers Nationwide
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 3:42 am

(NAPSI)—Army veteran Ron Hope was piloting a helicopter in Vietnam to extract a company of soldiers, when he was shot down. His left brachial plexus—the network of nerves that sends signals from the spinal cord to the arm and hand—was crushed. He also broke both legs, suffered compound fractures in six vertebrae and had third-degree burns covering 55 percent of his body.

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Wednesday 11/13/2019
Veterans Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of Vietnam War With ‘Alive Day’ Stories
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 3:06 am

(NAPSI)—Army veteran Ron Hope was piloting a helicopter in Vietnam to extract a company of soldiers, when he was shot down. His left brachial plexus—the network of nerves that sends signals from the spinal cord to the arm and hand—was crushed. He also broke both legs, suffered compound fractures in six vertebrae and had third-degree burns covering 55 percent of his body.

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Tuesday 11/12/2019
5 Foster Care Facts
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:39 am

(NAPSI)—When a child or youth is placed into foster care, their safety and well-being become the shared responsibility of the community. Organizations such as the nonprofit Treehouse are an important part of the solution. Staff and volunteers work to provide childhood experiences everyone deserves, connection to resources and a successful launch into adulthood.

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Wednesday 12/11/2019
Standing Up For What’s Right To Achieve The American Dream
Posted: December 11, 2019

“Tenacity” by Ron Coury

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Creative Gift Ideas for Kids
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Few things compare to the joy and excitement on the faces of children on Christmas morning as they rush to the tree in search of packages bearing their names.

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Decorate Your Home for the Holidays
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Chances are good that at some point during the holiday season, you’ll welcome guests into your home. Whether you lease or own your home, creating a cozy, festive setting for holiday gatherings can actually be quite simple, especially if you take on the project one room at a time.

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7 Steps to Take Before Hitting the Road this Holiday
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) If you’re among the millions of Californians who will hit the road for the holidays, you’ll want to make sure your car is road-trip ready.

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Get Inspired to Give Back this Holiday Season
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving - not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you're committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community, it may mean thinking long-term.

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Maximizing Family Time
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

5 tips for spending more time with loved ones          

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Paw-some Presents
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

Holiday gift ideas for furry friends

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5 Financial Tips for Teens
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) When it comes to economics, many teens’ mouths write checks their knowledge can’t cash.

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Put Some Stoke In Your Stocking
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) The holidays can be a stressful time. From family events or planning your own gathering to finding the perfect gift for your loved ones, it seems like there is never enough time.

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Make Time for Better Health on Busy Days
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Fitting in time to exercise and eat sensible meals can be impractical, if not impossible, when the demands of daily life get in the way. If busy days limit your ability to live as healthy of a lifestyle as you desire, take charge by squeezing in fitness and smart snacking when and where you can.

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Thursday 12/12/2019
Easy tips for creating a great online dating profile
Posted: December 12, 2019

(BPT) - A new year provides many new opportunities to live your best life. If you want to advance your career, expand your friendships and even find love, there's no better time to use technology to reach your goals in 2020 and beyond.

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Wednesday 12/11/2019
5 ways employers are recruiting top talent
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:49 am

(BPT) - A recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that U.S. employment is projected to grow by 8.4 million jobs from 2018 to 2028. At the same time, employers are battling an ultra-competitive job market, in which candidates are being wooed by increased pay and enhanced medical benefits.

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5 hidden holiday allergy triggers to avoid
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:49 am

(BPT) - The holidays are a time to gather for food, friends and festivities. While everything may seem merry and bright, if you have asthma or allergies, this is when you need to be cautious. A season full of tradition and good cheer can come with hidden allergy triggers if you're not aware and prepared.

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5 winter tips for healthy teeth and gums
Posted: December 11, 2019

(BPT) - Winter is here — it’s time to layer on the warm clothes and stock up on the cold and flu essentials that keep you healthy during the colder months. But as you focus on winter wellness, it’s important to remember how oral care affects your overall health.

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Tuesday 12/10/2019
Pre-Party Rituals to Look & Feel Your Best This Holiday Season
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:49 am

(BPT) - With the drastic drop in temperatures also comes the most festive time of the year. The holiday season isn’t just the cheeriest time, but also the busiest. With so many upcoming holiday celebrations to look forward to, you’ll want to make sure you not only look your best, but also feel your best! We can all use some extra fuel during the holiday season, so here are a few tips to help you create your own pre-party ritual this holiday season to help you do more all season long!

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5 ways to refresh your home for the holidays
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:50 am

(BPT) - Tis the season for festive holiday gatherings with family and friends. Whether hosting your first or fifteenth celebration, you want your home to be ready to impress. Here are five simple ways to make sure your home is merry and bright for the holidays.

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Monday 12/09/2019
From Seed to Supplement: Behind the Label
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:49 am

(BPT) - More than ever before, consumers today are demanding transparency on product labels. As news about food adulteration and contamination continues to appear in the headlines, the concern for food and product safety is rising.

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Sunday 12/08/2019
How to find the right balance with pain management
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:49 am

(BPT) - If you're facing surgery soon, you may have concerns about pain management. In a 2018 Mayo Clinic survey, 94% of the adults surveyed said that they would choose an alternative to opioids for treatment after surgery, but only 1 in 4 actually talked to their healthcare professional about those alternatives. Successfully managing pain involves much more than treating it with either prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medicine. Recent research has shown that the most effective approach to pain relief is achieved by combining more than one method or therapy.

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Friday 12/06/2019
How to avoid falling for sweepstakes scams
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:50 am

(BPT) - The holiday season brings with it a flurry of cards, ads, email offers and more. It's also a prime time for sweepstakes, giveaways, contests and shopping sprees. Scammers are looking to take advantage of your good cheer, as well as your cluttered mailboxes and inboxes. Be on the lookout for elaborate and realistic-looking messages convincing you that you are the lucky winner of the grand prize.

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Hiring the next-gen employee
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:49 am

(BPT) - The U.S. workforce is in the midst of an influx with 65 million workers from Generation Z beginning to look for jobs, according to BridgeWorks Consulting. This group of workers, born after 1997, do not remember a time without the internet and have grown up in a post-2008 recession era of financial responsibility, meaning what motivates them differs greatly from previous generations.

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Thursday 12/12/2019
10 Doctor-Recommended Health Tips for the New Year
Posted: December 12, 2019

(StatePoint) Four in 10 adults in the U.S. have two or more chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While certain conditions and risk factors are beyond one’s control, the new year is the perfect time to consider the many lifestyle choices you can make for improved health.

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Wednesday 12/11/2019
Are You Getting All Your Vitamins? Revamping Your Diet in 2020
Posted: December 11, 2019

(StatePoint) Getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need each day is one of the most important things you can do to feel your best.

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Creative Gift Ideas for Kids
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Few things compare to the joy and excitement on the faces of children on Christmas morning as they rush to the tree in search of packages bearing their names.

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Decorate Your Home for the Holidays
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Chances are good that at some point during the holiday season, you’ll welcome guests into your home. Whether you lease or own your home, creating a cozy, festive setting for holiday gatherings can actually be quite simple, especially if you take on the project one room at a time.

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7 Steps to Take Before Hitting the Road this Holiday
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) If you’re among the millions of Californians who will hit the road for the holidays, you’ll want to make sure your car is road-trip ready.

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Get Inspired to Give Back this Holiday Season
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving - not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you're committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community, it may mean thinking long-term.

more »
Maximizing Family Time
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

5 tips for spending more time with loved ones          

more »
Paw-some Presents
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

Holiday gift ideas for furry friends

more »
5 Financial Tips for Teens
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) When it comes to economics, many teens’ mouths write checks their knowledge can’t cash.

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Put Some Stoke In Your Stocking
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) The holidays can be a stressful time. From family events or planning your own gathering to finding the perfect gift for your loved ones, it seems like there is never enough time.

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More Health And Wellness
Tuesday 12/10/2019
Giving The Gift Of Love
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(NAPSI)—Most people would agree, the best gift during the holidays—and all year round—is the gift of love. For thousands of families, that means welcoming a puppy into their home. For those considering getting a new best friend for themselves or someone else, remember that choosing a puppy is a big decision. It’s also one you should think about carefully—for both your sake and the dog’s.

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Wednesday 12/04/2019
4 easy ways to teach kids about animal care and pet adoption this holiday season
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:48 am

(BPT) - Approximately 6.5 million animals enter shelters each year looking for their forever home. It’s a wonderful feeling to change a life by bringing home a new furry family member, and it helps teach children valuable lessons of responsibility and basic pet care.

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Santa’s Safety Suggestions For People, Pets And Packages
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 3:06 am

(NAPSI)—It’s near the time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. The United States Postal Service has long been known as a Santa’s helper, and we take this role seriously. Here are some tips to help keep people, pets and packages safe.

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Thursday 11/21/2019
Rescue Puppy Named New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation
Updated: November 27, 2019 - 3:03 am

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization.

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Tuesday 11/19/2019
NaturVet Quiet Moments Calming Aids
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 3:25 am

(NAPSI)—Life can be stressful, and just like us dogs and cats can experience stress caused by loud noises, storms, fear, excitement, travel, grooming, separation anxiety, the addition of a new pet to the family, and even some holidays can be stressful!

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Monday 10/07/2019
Canine Osteoarthritis - What Every Pet Owner Should Know
Updated: November 07, 2019 - 3:29 am

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Tuesday 10/01/2019
Purina Offers Hope and Resources to Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Pets through Purple Leash Project
Updated: November 07, 2019 - 3:29 am

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Sunday 09/29/2019
9 common misconceptions about fleas, ticks and your pets
Posted: September 29, 2019

(BPT) - What you don't know about fleas, ticks and your pet might surprise you. A study by the Harris Poll on behalf of Merck Animal Health found U.S. pet owners hold some common misconceptions when it comes to keeping these pests away from their pets.

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Monday 09/16/2019
Lucky’s Legacy: 5 Important Lessons TurfMutt Taught Us
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 2:38 am

(NAPSI)—Lucky the TurfMutt is a real-life rescue dog who “pawed it forward” by spending a decade educating children and families about living landscapes—why they are important to people and the planet, how to take care of them, and encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy the nature around them. Lucky inspired people to look at their living landscapes through a dog’s eyes. After all, no one loves a yard like the family dog.

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Monday 08/26/2019
3 Tips for Finding a Lost Dog
Posted: August 26, 2019

(StatePoint) Dogs are important and adored members of their families, however, millions go missing every year. The reasons are varied and probably not all that surprising. A curious dog might jump over a fence or dig a hole under one. A pup might sneak out a door or gate inadvertently left open. Worn or broken leashes or collars could also allow a dog to escape your control.

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