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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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Friday 06/07/2019
Take the quiz: What kind of travel companion are you?
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:40 am

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Explore a different side of Myrtle Beach this summer
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - No matter what you yearn for when you imagine your dream vacation, you can make it happen in one of the 14 distinct communities in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. You may think you know Myrtle Beach — with 60 miles of beautiful coastline, exciting nightlife and family-friendly attractions — but there’s lots more to explore.

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
5 types of diamonds and how to choose the right one
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:39 am

(BPT) - Diamonds are extolled in movies and songs for good reason — their romance, allure and durability make them a symbol of love and fidelity. Diamonds are in demand from purists and romantics alike who want to indulge in the most coveted of gemstones.

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Tuesday 05/28/2019
Summer must-haves to brighten your beauty routine
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - With summer around the corner, everyone is seeking the best beauty inspiration to prepare for the warmer weather styles and sun-kissed looks. Whether you are planning for a staycation or jet-setting around the country, these easy and effective steps can make your face glow and look vibrant for the season.

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Friday 05/24/2019
Summertime adventure in Arkansas
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:40 am

(BPT) - The warm months have arrived, bringing with them longer days and the promise of new family memories to be made.

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Thursday 09/12/2019
Helping Manage The Cost of Asthma And COPD Inhalers
Posted: September 12, 2019

(NewsUSA) - With the intense summer heat and horrible air quality, some people across the California Central Valley and other areas of the country are finding it difficult to breathe. When this happens, they quickly turn to their asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) inhalers. Greater use of these devices means more refills are needed.

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Tuesday 08/27/2019
Tackling the Housing Affordability Crisis
Posted: August 27, 2019

(StatePoint) As housing prices soar nationwide, a growing number of Americans are unable to find affordable housing. Experts say that the problem has reached a crisis point, and is harming the welfare not only of individuals and families, but of communities and the economy at-large.  

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
A Moment That Matters: Take Time for Tire Safety
Posted: August 21, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Working batteries in smoke alarms? Check. Fresh oil in your car? Check. New water filter for your fridge? Check. But how many people think about regularly checking their tires? As fall travel and winter weather loom on the horizon, taking a moment to check your car tires can make a difference in keeping you safe on the road.

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Monday 08/19/2019
The Pet Boost: Furry Friends Help Seniors Feel Less Lonely
Posted: August 19, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Many older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, but pets can provide the companionship and love seniors desire. A new survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care Network, found regular interaction with animals can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in older adults.

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Friday 08/09/2019
Sharing is Caring: 5 Simple Ways to Help Area Seniors
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:55 am

(NewsUSA) - The number of older adults in our society is growing rapidly. Today, for the first time in history, there are more people over age 60 than under age five.

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Sharing is Caring: 5 Simple Ways to Help Area Seniors
Posted: August 09, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The number of older adults in our society is growing rapidly. Today, for the first time in history, there are more people over age 60 than under age five.

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Monday 07/01/2019
Need for Donor Registry Prompts Nobel Nomination
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:55 am

(NewsUSA) - When Dr. Bart Fisher's son, Ivan, was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in 1983 at eight-years-old, the only cure was a bone marrow transplant. However, at that time, there was only a small bone marrow registry in England, with 50,000 names and, in the U.S., no registry at all to find a match.

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Need for Donor Registry Prompts Nobel Nomination
Updated: August 29, 2019 - 2:37 am

(NewsUSA) - When Dr. Bart Fisher's son, Ivan, was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in 1983 at eight-years-old, the only cure was a bone marrow transplant. However, at that time, there was only a small bone marrow registry in England, with 50,000 names and, in the U.S., no registry at all to find a match.

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Celebrity Chef Mentors 4 Youth
Updated: July 04, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Noted Chef Tom Douglas cooked up a way for four youth who have experienced foster care to explore culinary careers.

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Thursday 06/27/2019
Helping Children Reach Their Potential
Updated: June 29, 2019 - 2:51 am

(NAPSI)—While most families acknowledge the importance of education, one out of every six students in America doesn’t graduate high school on time.

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Thursday 09/12/2019
Helping Manage The Cost of Asthma And COPD Inhalers
Posted: September 12, 2019

(NewsUSA) - With the intense summer heat and horrible air quality, some people across the California Central Valley and other areas of the country are finding it difficult to breathe. When this happens, they quickly turn to their asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) inhalers. Greater use of these devices means more refills are needed.

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Make Your Child’s Vision Health a Priority this School Year
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Children's vision is paramount to their performance in school and life.

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4 Facts Parents Should Know About Antibiotic Resistance
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When administered properly, antibiotics can provide essential, even lifesaving, relief to a sick child. However, antibiotics are not without risks.

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Steps to Better Sleep for Peak Sports Performance
Posted: September 12, 2019

(Family Features) For fans and athletes alike, fall means gearing up for a new season of sports activities. While plenty of attention goes into developing skills and talent, other important components that affect an athlete’s performance can be overlooked. Especially considering the demands of an athlete’s training and game schedule, getting adequate sleep is often an afterthought.

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6 Keys to the Best Possible Stroke Recovery
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Strokes change more than 795,000 lives in the United States each year.

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3 Ways Pet Adoption Can Be a Win for All
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Pet adoption improves – and sometimes saves – the lives of millions of furry friends each year. However, the benefits of adoption are not a one-way street. Research continues to emerge supporting the positive impact pets add to owners’ lives, as well as the benefits pet adoption has on communities as a whole.

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5 Ways Technology is Transforming Hearing Aids
Posted: September 12, 2019

(Family Features) Around 37.5 million adults in the United States report some trouble hearing, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). However, it is an undertreated condition with the NIH also estimating 28.8 million adults with mild to severe hearing loss could benefit from hearing aids. Thanks to ever-evolving technology, devices that improve hearing loss are more user-friendly than ever.

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How to Make the Most Out of Family Time
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) With a little imagination, you can dream up all kinds of creative, engaging and interactive activities the entire family can enjoy no matter the season.

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Make Sense of Doggy Dental Care
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Dental care for dogs is important, but it’s an aspect of care that is frequently overlooked by dog owners. One of the few outward signs of dental problems lurking just below the surface is bad breath. 

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5 Common Questions for Memorializing a Loved One
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) One of the most difficult conversations in a person’s life typically takes place near the end of that life. Planning for a funeral can put an emotional strain on family members and friends, but some of the stress can be relieved when the most common questions have answers.

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Monday 09/16/2019
4 steps to help you plan for wildfires
Posted: September 16, 2019

(BPT) - Wildfires and other disasters can be challenging because you rarely get enough warning to develop a plan to protect your family and minimize property damage, much less execute that plan. Thinking ahead can make all the difference — increasing your family’s personal protection and minimizing property damage and financial impact.

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Sunday 09/15/2019
Ways to save at the start of the school year
Posted: September 15, 2019

(BPT) - The new school year is officially here, and although it’s an exciting fresh start for students and parents alike, it may also cause you financial stress. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, the back-to-school season is the second largest shopping season of the year, after the holiday season. And for good reason — on top of the usual need for clothing and shoes that growing kids require at the start of every school year, parents and caregivers must also cope with lengthy school supply lists.

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Cool weather, cool looks: Tips and tricks for styling top accessory trends
Posted: September 15, 2019

(BPT) - Cooler temperatures mean it's time to change up your wardrobe. While cozy attire, like a great pair of jeans and a favorite sweater, will always be in style, you can keep any outfit on trend by using accessories strategically.

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Tuesday 09/10/2019
Tips and tricks for serving wine with holiday meals
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - The holidays are fast approaching, as are lots of festive meals to plan, prepare and serve. How can you reduce your own stress, and guarantee that you’ll have happy guests throughout the holidays? A few simple tips for choosing versatile wines — and how to serve them — will not only please everyone, but will make everything about your get-togethers easier and more fun. Pairing delicious wines to serve along with your meals does not have to be complicated.

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Top tips to protect valuables from extreme weather disasters
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:39 am

(BPT) - Natural disasters cost Americans $91 billion in damages in 2018, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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‘Generation S’ PSA Calls Everyone to Help Raise Awareness of the Impact of Sickle Cell Disease
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Despite being one of the most common genetic disorders in the world, patients with sickle cell disease frequently live their lives in the shadows — their voices going unheard, their condition may often go undertreated or ignored. A new public service announcement (PSA) campaign featuring Grammy®-nominated singer, film and Broadway star, Jordin Sparks, and five people touched by the disease, invites the public to get involved and help patients through understanding and support.

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Speaking up to defeat depression: A survivor shares her story
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Depression has impacted Kristen Davis’ life since she was a teen. It has caused her unbearable emotional pain, filled her mind with suicidal thoughts, and blocked her path to personal and professional fulfillment.

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Monday 09/09/2019
Medicare Open Enrollment: How to save money next year
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Medicare Open Enrollment is about to kick off. For most people already enrolled in Medicare, the annual Open Enrollment period (Oct. 15 through Dec. 7) is the only opportunity to make changes to your existing Medicare coverage.

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Friday 09/06/2019
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Spreads Magic in Times Square [Video]
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:38 am

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5 Tips for Balancing A Career and Caregiving
Posted: September 06, 2019

(NewsUSA) - An estimated 34 million Americans provide unpaid care to adults age 50 or older every year, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, and that number is rapidly growing. More than half of those caregivers feel they have to make compromises at work to care for their aging parents, according to a new survey from Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network.

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Thursday 09/12/2019
My 5 Secrets to a Better Start to the Day
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - With a new season, comes a new wellness routine. As vacations end and we go back to our daily lives with work and school, Karla Martinez offers a few “must-do” tips to ensure you're ready for whatever the day brings.

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Aging with HIV: Evolving Challenges Impacting the Community
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - When Jeff Taylor was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, he was told he had two years to live.

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Helping Manage The Cost of Asthma And COPD Inhalers
Posted: September 12, 2019

(NewsUSA) - With the intense summer heat and horrible air quality, some people across the California Central Valley and other areas of the country are finding it difficult to breathe. When this happens, they quickly turn to their asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) inhalers. Greater use of these devices means more refills are needed.

more »
Make Your Child’s Vision Health a Priority this School Year
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Children's vision is paramount to their performance in school and life.

more »
4 Facts Parents Should Know About Antibiotic Resistance
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When administered properly, antibiotics can provide essential, even lifesaving, relief to a sick child. However, antibiotics are not without risks.

more »
Steps to Better Sleep for Peak Sports Performance
Posted: September 12, 2019

(Family Features) For fans and athletes alike, fall means gearing up for a new season of sports activities. While plenty of attention goes into developing skills and talent, other important components that affect an athlete’s performance can be overlooked. Especially considering the demands of an athlete’s training and game schedule, getting adequate sleep is often an afterthought.

more »
6 Keys to the Best Possible Stroke Recovery
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Strokes change more than 795,000 lives in the United States each year.

more »
3 Ways Pet Adoption Can Be a Win for All
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Pet adoption improves – and sometimes saves – the lives of millions of furry friends each year. However, the benefits of adoption are not a one-way street. Research continues to emerge supporting the positive impact pets add to owners’ lives, as well as the benefits pet adoption has on communities as a whole.

more »
5 Ways Technology is Transforming Hearing Aids
Posted: September 12, 2019

(Family Features) Around 37.5 million adults in the United States report some trouble hearing, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). However, it is an undertreated condition with the NIH also estimating 28.8 million adults with mild to severe hearing loss could benefit from hearing aids. Thanks to ever-evolving technology, devices that improve hearing loss are more user-friendly than ever.

more »
How to Make the Most Out of Family Time
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) With a little imagination, you can dream up all kinds of creative, engaging and interactive activities the entire family can enjoy no matter the season.

more »
More Health And Wellness
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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Thursday 08/22/2019
How (and why) to pick a pet food that's backed by science
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - There’s no doubt that pet owners want the best for their furry friends, including the best pet food to help them grow and fuel a long, healthy life together. But with increased confusion about what’s good, bad and just a fad, it’s no wonder many pet owners may not feel completely confident that the food they are feeding is healthy and safe.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
Presenting: America's top 10 shelter dog makeovers
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Millions of dogs enter shelters each year. Most are dirty and matted, and less than half get the grooming they so desperately need. Sadly, these deserving animals are being perceived as ‘damaged goods’ just because of their appearance. To better their chances at finding a fur-ever family, pet industry leaders Wahl and GreaterGood.org have teamed up to donate funds and grooming supplies to shelters nationwide. The goal this year: transform more than 20,000 dogs so their lovable, adoptable personalities can shine through. Hundreds of these amazing makeovers can be seen in the Dirty Dogs Before & After Photo Gallery — including the following Top 10 Shelter Dog Makeovers of 2019.

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Monday 08/19/2019
The Pet Boost: Furry Friends Help Seniors Feel Less Lonely
Posted: August 19, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Many older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, but pets can provide the companionship and love seniors desire. A new survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care Network, found regular interaction with animals can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in older adults.

more »
Monday 08/05/2019
‘Fur-get’ About Stress When Moving With Pets
Updated: August 07, 2019 - 2:58 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re a pet parent, you’re far from alone. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly six in 10 American households have at least one pet.

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Tips to Take Great Pet Pics
Posted: August 05, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re hoping to make your dog an Instagram sensation or you just want a nice portrait for the mantle, you’ve likely discovered pets, in general, can be elusive around cameras.

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Thursday 07/25/2019
New Way To Save All Shelter Pets
Updated: July 27, 2019 - 2:50 am

(NAPSI)—The lives of nearly 733,000 cats and dogs could be saved with the help of caring humans and an innovative Web-based platform introduced this week by Best Friends Animal Society.

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Monday 07/22/2019
Pet Safety Tips for Summer
Posted: July 22, 2019

(BPT) - There’s no better summer companion than your furry, four-legged friend. From sunshine and beach days to playing fetch at the park, summer is the perfect season to bond with your pet. Keep in mind that higher temperatures come with higher precautions for pet owners. Here are four helpful tips to keep your pet safe this summer.

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Monday 06/10/2019
Top Tips for Moving With a Pet
Posted: June 10, 2019

(StatePoint) Your furball is part of the family, so if you’re like most, you don’t make major life decisions without thinking of your pet’s needs — including where you live and how you move into a new home.

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Thursday 01/24/2019
Tips for Senior Dog Care
Posted: January 24, 2019

(StatePoint) As your dog ages, your care must evolve to meet your furry friend’s changing needs, particularly when it comes to mobility, injury-prevention and recovery.

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