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(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 f…

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(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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(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 t…

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Fast facts about service dogs

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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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Dog owners dish on how food factors into pet bonding

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(Family Features) When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls can become more serious, setting up a sequence of events that can have longstanding implications on independe…

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(Family Features) With days of family picnics, vacations and reunions in the rearview mirror, it’s easy to move full steam ahead into the busy fall season and forget to make time for meaningful conversations with family members.

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(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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(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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(NAPSI)—Latest research reveals that up to 90 percent of pain sufferers don't get the relief they're looking for with their current pain medication—but you don't have to be among them. While everyone experiences pain differently, managing it may be simpler than many people realize.

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(StatePoint) Bringing home a new baby is a big adjustment and can feel overwhelming for parents, particularly when it comes to safety.

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(StatePoint) It’s an issue that can affect anyone, but one that not everyone likes to talk about: smelly feet. Caused when sweat accumulates on the skin and fuels the growth of odor-causing bacteria, it’s an embarrassing situation that can afflict anyone, from professionals who spend all day…

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(NAPSI)—There’s encouraging news for people facing—or who may one day face—a cancer diagnosis: A new annual report highlights how federally funded research discoveries are fueling the development of new and even more effective ways to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat cancer.

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(BPT) - In the US, laws pertaining to rabies vaccinations in dogs and cats vary considerably between states (and even between counties in certain states). These laws may drive pet owners to visit their veterinarian to have their dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies.

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(BPT) - Dinner menus, smartphones and computer screens are all things you encounter daily. But have you noticed that since turning 40, you’re having issues seeing them clearly? If you’ve found yourself holding the menu at arm’s distance, increasing your phone’s font size to read text message…

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(BPT) - At the age of 56, Debi was living her life working full time, staying active with her friends and family, including riding her motorcycle. She was happy, but so much changed when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

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(Family Features) From finances and health concerns to lengthy to-do lists, there are numerous sources of strain in the lives of most people.

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(Family Features)With each school year, parents dust off their annual checklists that help them organize their needs as their kids head back to the classroom. This school season, make sure one priority at the top of your to-do list is ensuring your children have health insurance.

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(StatePoint) Parents know that seeing clearly is important for their kid’s success in the classroom, but many are not taking their child to get annual eye exams. This is a problem because many kids don’t know what seeing clearly looks like.

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Things to consider when researching child care providers

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(Family Features) As education continues to be more accessible to American workers, lifelong learning is increasingly important. Pearson, a digital education company, surveyed working adults as part of its “Dare to Learn, Dare to Change” campaign celebrating those who take steps to change th…

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(BPT) - We’ve all heard of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in American men after skin cancer and one of the leading causes of cancer deaths. About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. If you or a loved one is diagnosed, the…

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(NAPSI)—Obesity is a serious health problem in the United States. More than one in three U.S. adults have obesity and that number increases to more than half—57 percent—among U.S. black women. Research has shown that excess weight may contribute to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidne…

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(NewsUSA) - One health issue pregnant women should think about is the risk for a dangerous blood clot. Blood clots occur usually in the legs, arms, or lungs. Women are especially at risk for a blood clot during pregnancy, childbirth, and the 3-month period after delivery.

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(Family Features) The tide of environmental studies showing the harmful effects of litter and mismanaged waste on oceans are seemingly everywhere. For example, 8 million metric tons of plastics wind up in streams, rivers and waterways each year, according to research published in “Science.” 

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(Family Features) It’s not always easy to make the transition from family road trips, backyard barbecues and longer days to school bus pickups, homeroom assignments and school supply lists.

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(Family Features) While the weather may change from summer to fall, your relationship with your feline never goes out of season. Events on the calendar can seem to pile up as the year goes on, but don’t forget to go the extra mile for your pet and show him how much he means to you.

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(StatePoint) By the time teens graduate from high school, about 45 percent will have tried marijuana, according the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And while marijuana is one of the most used substances among teenagers, it is not the only one of concern today. The drug epidemic is an expan…

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(BPT) - We’ve all been there. You push yourself a little too hard during your high-intensity workout, spend too many hours hunched over a computer at your desk, or simply don’t allow for much break time between work, pilates, weekend events and running errands. The next morning, you wake up …

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(BPT) - With National Cholesterol Education Month upon us this September, it’s a good time to take control of your health inside and out, particularly your cholesterol levels. High cholesterol is sneaky – you can’t see it or feel it – but when armed with a little bit of knowledge, you can wo…

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(BPT) - Did you know that atrial fibrillation (AFib) not caused by a heart valve problem puts people at a 5X greater risk of stroke? Visit www.TuneintoAFib.com to learn more.

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(BPT) - The rushed morning hour before school and work can be hectic, often filled with anxiety and angst for everyone in the family. Learn how to turn this chaotic time into one that is positive and productive so everyone starts their day on the right note.

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(BPT) - Jeanie Stich and her husband Elfie have constantly been on the move throughout their 32 years of marriage. In 1999, after 20 plus years of working together at a major aircraft company, the two retired, put their home in Washington state up for sale and set off to explore the country …

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(BPT) - Let's say an emergency situation strikes. The sirens are blasting and officials are giving instructions. But you and your partner are at work, the kids are at school, and the dog is at home. Do you know what to do?

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(Family Features) The fall season is met with many transitions, from cooler weather to time changes to more time spent indoors. Among these transitions is the immediate shift from packing beach bags for a day in the sun to packing suitcases to head back to campus for a new semester. As every…

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(Family Features) For millions of school-age children in the United States, each day begins – and ends – with a bus ride. While the school bus is the safest way to travel to and from school, according to the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT), it’s important for parents to t…

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(StatePoint) If you are expecting or recently had a baby, don’t let a blood clot spoil your joy. Blood clots that form in a woman’s legs or arms can be dangerous, and those that break off and travel to the lungs can be life-threatening.

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(Family Features) Few things compare to the feelings of love and companionship that come with owning a dog. Many owners even call their dogs “fur babies” or say they’re a “pet parent.” While having a pet comes with responsibilities and commitment, the physical and emotional benefits can make…

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(BPT) - There it is again. That pain in your side that comes and goes. Not sure what to do about it? How about talking about your symptoms with a health care professional from the comfort of your own couch?

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(BPT) - Every month, nearly 19 million Americans take an “omega-3,” or “fish oil” dietary supplement1 that may include a mixture of DHA, EPA, saturated fats and other ingredients.2-7 In fact, omega-3s are the most-used dietary supplement in the U.S.1 Since many users are looking for heart he…

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(NAPSI)—There are about 74 million children in America today and if you’re a parent, here’s something you should know: involved fathers—whether they live with their kids or not—can help their children lead happier, healthier and more successful lives. Children who feel close to their fathers…

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(NewsUSA) - Packed in a can like ... mackerel? While tuna and salmon reign as the USA's favorite canned seafoods and sardines have long been known to be convenient and the best health choice, a new fish has been swimming upstream and making a name for itself among seafood lovers.

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(BPT) - Did you know that approximately 6.4 million children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in their lifetime?1* With ADHD Awareness Month coming up in October, what better time to learn more about this chronic mental disorder and debunk …

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - From erratic sleep schedules to not soaping up properly, modern living is rife with ways to compromise a healthy immune system. See where your routine might be leading your immune health off course, plus easy ways to get it back on track.