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Life changed dramatically in 2020. When the World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, hundreds of millions of peop…

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No one is immune to the occasional bad mood. Whether it’s the weather, waking up on the wrong side of the bed or another variable, various fac…

Social distancing is challenging for everyone. It’s especially difficult for the beauty and hair care industry, where close contact is often n…

The Skin Cancer Foundation warns that prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation is a major risk factor for skin cancer. Damage from UV rays …

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(BPT) - From the longer daylight hours to the start of the growing season, spring is undoubtedly on the way. Anyone suffering from cabin fever will appreciate the chance to get outdoors, although spring also brings along allergies as trees, grasses and other plants are also coming out of the…

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(BPT) - It is estimated that 81% of drivers read and type text messages while driving, 70% use social media while driving and 50% say their smartphone is essential for getting around, according to AT&T It Can Wait.

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(NewsUSA) - Almost everyone has taken medication for something, whether it is as simple as an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever for a headache, an allergy medicine, or an antibiotic to combat an infection.

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(StatePoint) Experts predict allergy season to be exceptionally severe this spring, according to the Allergy & Asthma Network. Rising global temperatures and a forecast of warm, dry air this spring after a winter of heavy snow could significantly increase pollen production. This comes af…

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(Family Features) For people living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), everyday activities such as cooking, driving or reading can be challenging. AMD is the leading cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in people over the age of 65 in the United States, according to rese…

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(Family Features) The spring season and warmer months are typically all about renewal and evaluating things that may no longer serve you, such as habits, products or routines.

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(Family Features) Whether you’re racing against the waves or quietly floating with a pole in hand, a day on the water is hard to beat. However, before you can enjoy the excitement of a new season, there are several steps you need to take to make sure your boat is ready for the ride.

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(Family Features) The spring season not only signifies the start of rain showers, colorful flowers and more outdoor activities, it also brings a rise in spring cleaning. Shake off the cold weather blues and revisit the simple parts of everyday life that could use a cleanup.

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(Family Features) Building an appreciation for history is one way to help kids understand and connect with the world around them. History not only shows how people lived long ago, but it also gives clues about how society evolved into what it is today.

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(Family Features) Even before COVID-19 limited social contact with friends, family and colleagues, many adults experienced loneliness and depression due to limited contact with others. Now, a year after the pandemic forced many people into even greater levels of isolation, the issue of socia…

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(BPT) - When the pandemic started, you may have had the best intentions of using your time to get fit. However, with a variety of challenges filling your time, don't feel bad if you have yet to start over a year later. The good news is it's never too late and now is the ideal time to find a …

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(BPT) - If you're leaning towards a more plant-based diet, chances are you're focusing on the health benefits. Many health-conscious people today follow a “flexitarian diet,” a balanced approach that aims to increase plant-based food intake without completely excluding foods like meat and poultry.

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(Family Features) Among the many struggles of the pandemic are finding ways to grieve and honor a loved one who has died under the constraints of COVID-19. The missed opportunity for a traditional funeral or memorial service has left some at a loss for how to honor their loved one’s life and…

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(Family Features) On average, someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease (CVD) every 36 seconds, approximately 2,380 deaths each day, according to the American Heart Association. Each day, 405 deaths occur in the U.S. as the result of strokes, an average of one death every…

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(Family Features) The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health recently updated national guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and management of asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung condition affecting about 25 million Americans, 5.5 million of who…

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(NAPSI)—The National Center for Health Statistics estimates 4 million babies will be born this year. If you’re having one of them, congratulations. If that one is causing you morning sickness, you’re far from alone—almost 80% of pregnant women suffer morning sickness at some point—and, fortu…

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(NAPSI)—If you ever have trouble seeing your way clear to getting your eyes checked, here’s a case to consider: Genida White could tell her vision was gradually getting worse, but she rationalized away the need to see an ophthalmologist—a medical doctor who specializes in eyecare. She could …

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(NAPSI)—Spring isn’t just when we spring forward in time, it is also the time when we spring into action to clean those places that likely haven’t been cleaned at all: your heating and cooling air ducts.That can be a problem because that’s where dirt, germs, mold, mildew, pet dander and othe…

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(NewsUSA) - Making healthy food choices can be overwhelming, especially if money is tight. Good nutrition is at the core of good health and reducing risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and stroke. "Eating delicious nourishing meals on a budget is possible, especially with a…

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(BPT) - Decades of research verify what anyone who has enjoyed a truly excellent night’s rest already knows: Sleep is an essential function that allows our body and mind to recharge. The CDC verifies that scrimping on sleep leaves people vulnerable to attention lapses, reduced cognition, del…

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(BPT) - Today, consumers are beginning to use one more guideline to determine how to spend their food dollars: sustainability. The public is increasingly curious about where and how their food is produced and what impact it has on the environment — and for good reason. The world’s population…