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    Understanding CLL - A Common, Chronic Blood Cancer

    (BPT) - Imagine you’ve just been given the news that you have blood cancer, but you are told, “not to worry, it’s the good kind.” A cancer diagnosis can be shocking, and you have just heard that you should be relieved — even grateful?

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    Flu-Fighting Facts

    (NAPS)—The flu is nothing to sneeze at. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses annually since 2010. The best way to stay out of such statistics, the CDC says, is for everyone who is eligible and at least 6 months old to get a flu shot as soon as the vaccine becomes available.

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    Menopausal Women Find Help for Painful Intercourse

    (NewsUSA) - September marks the start of a new season and it's important for another reason: Menopause Awareness Month. When women enter menopause, they experience many physical changes - some like hot flashes and night sweats are widely known and are easier to discuss. Yet, other changes are harder to talk about.

Pet Central

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 >>




Thursday 09/20/2018
Tips for an Active Outdoor Fall Season
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a nature lover, you are likely going to be taking full advantage of the great fall weather by getting outdoors this season. Before heading out, consider the following tips to make the most of your time.

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Tuesday 09/18/2018
Forget Calorie Counting: New Guidelines for Losing Weight
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) For years, the general wisdom was that the only scientifically proven way to shed pounds and inches was to consume fewer calories than one burned each day. Unfortunately, that formula doesn’t work for everybody. Why? Experts say that this is because successful weight loss is associated with a wider range of factors.

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Saturday 09/01/2018
5 Ways to Head Back to School in Style
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to back-to-school fashion, it’s all about the intersection of form and function. Here are five ways to stylishly accessorize and gear up for school.

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Thursday 08/16/2018
Looking great, not done: Facial plastic surgeons report shift toward natural beauty
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - Gone are the days of plumped-up puckers, ski-sloped noses, overfilled cheeks and wind-tunnel faces that were obviously “done.” Today, facial plastic surgery is about looking like the best version of yourself — refreshed, relaxed and natural.

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Wednesday 08/15/2018
Back to School, Back to You: A Parent’s Survival Guide
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) Parenthood is a demanding and busy job, particularly during back-to-school season. With lunches to pack, homework to check, projects to oversee and activities to drive the kids to and from, it’s no wonder many parents find it challenging to squeeze in time for self-care.

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Monday 07/30/2018
The Cure For AIDS Is In Your Hands
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

(NAPSI)—What do a motorcycle ride taking place August 6 through August 10, a hand cream, an Instagram photo, an exercise class and a skincare company have in common? Surprisingly, they can all help fight HIV/AIDS.

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Tuesday 07/10/2018
3 Hacks to Solve Your Workout Woes
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) Is your workout causing you grief? Check out these hacks below that address some of the most common workout woes.

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Monday 07/09/2018
Drew Barrymore's top 10 must-have summer essentials
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - Golden Globe Award-winning actress, producer, director, author and mother Drew Barrymore knows summer is the perfect time to kick back, enjoy life and embrace the possibilities of the season. Of course there's no better time to let your personality shine, whether that means trying a new summer activity, bonding with the kids or feeling comfortable in your own shoes.

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Wednesday 07/04/2018
The Ultimate Summer Dining Out Guide: 10 Tips for a Healthier You
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) With summer, comes BBQs, beach days and dining out with family and friends. And if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your healthy lifestyle, a big part of being successful is having the freedom to enjoy the things you love and not feel deprived. Strike the right balance with this ultimate summer dining out guide from Mandi Knowles, dietitian for South Beach Diet.

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Wednesday 06/20/2018
Don't Let a Vacation Derail Your Diet
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) Vacation season is here and it’s no surprise that what you eat can have an impact on your weight. In a study from the University of Georgia, 61 percent of the participants gained weight while on vacation, with an average gain of 0.7 pounds. Some even gained up to 7 pounds.

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Wednesday 09/19/2018
4 fall wellness tips for the whole family
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:37 am

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5 Ways for New Parents to Get More Sleep
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:38 am

(Family Features) Between feedings, changing diapers and household chores, sleep is often put on the back burner for new parents at the end of a busy day.

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4 Benefits of Pet Adoption
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:38 am

(Family Features) Pets have an incomparable ability to improve owners’ lives in a number of ways, so it’s only right that pet parents do the same for them. That’s why, if you’re considering adding a pet to the family, adoption can be a great choice.

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Healthy Kids Are Better Students
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

(Family Features) There is a strong connection between academic performance and a student’s health. Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide school-age children (ages 6-18) with the care they need to improve their ability to fully participate in the classroom and fulfill school health requirements.

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Science Made Magical
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

(Family Features) When you see something you can’t explain, it can be easy to mistake those moments for magic, such as a balloon floating into the sky or water disappearing from a surface right before your eyes. However, the truth is these moments aren’t magic but scienceat play. Observing the laws of physics or chemistry can, at first glance, seem too fantastical to be explained, but science can explain a lot.

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At Your Service
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

Fast facts about service dogs

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5 Ways to Connect with Your Heritage
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

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Help Kids Falling Short on Nutrients They Need this School Year
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

Milk is one of the most requested, but least donated items at food banks, meaning children in need may be missing out on essential nutrients

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Good Friends, Good Food
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

Dog owners dish on how food factors into pet bonding

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Waking up to go to the bathroom multiple times per night? It’s not because you’re ‘getting old’
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 4:35 am

(Family Features) It’s a common misconception: the older you get, the more frequently you need to use the bathroom at night. Did you know waking up more than once per night to urinate is a medical condition known as nocturia? Shockingly, 64 percent of American adults do not know.

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