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  • Blood sugar basics for type 2 diabetes patients [Infographic]

    (BPT) - Blood Sugar Basics: Get to Your Goals is an educational program developed by the American College of Endocrinology, with support from Merck, aimed at helping people living with type 2 diabetes work with their doctor to know their A1C number (average blood sugar level over the past 2-3 months) and set and reach their personal A1C goal to help reduce their risk of serious complications. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommends that many people with diabetes have an A1C of 6.5 percent or less, but nearly half are not at this goal. Diet, exercise and medication, when prescribed, play key roles in helping people get to their blood sugar goals, and sometimes changes are necessary. Visit BloodSugarBasics.com for more information.

  • Kids, digital devices and eye strain. They don't all have to go together. [Infographic]

    (BPT) - Parents severely underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). Eighty-three percent of children, between the ages of 10 and 17, estimate they use an electronic device for three or more hours each day. However, a separate AOA survey of parents revealed that only 40 percent of parents believe their children use an electronic device for that same amount of time. This significant disparity indicates parents may be overlooking the warning signs and symptoms associated with vision problems due to technology use, including digital eye strain. You can learn more in this infographic.

  • Regular Exercise Can Help Kids Do Better in School

    (StatePoint) Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Pop the Champagne Diamond for Your Seasonal Fashion Transition
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Are you still trying to find the perfect accessory to your summer-to-fall-transition fashion staples? The answer may be as simple as adding the color of one gemstone: champagne diamonds from Rio Tinto's Argyle Mine in Australia.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Men's Space-Age Skin Care
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—A material so light it’s barely there—and so good at catching particles it was used by NASA to capture interstellar dust—can make a major difference in how men look and feel.

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Monday 07/14/2014
Tips to make your fitness routine more sustainable
Posted: July 14, 2014

(BPT) - Working out, getting in shape, starting a fitness routine – these are all practices that are good for the body. When mind and emotional-strengthening practices like yoga and meditation are included in the mix, you’re actively working to make all areas of your body healthy. You can take this one step further by engaging in a sustainable practice – one that’s good for the environment around you.

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Fun fall fashions for the entire family
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Fall fashions for the entire family are top of mind as the cooler weather has you thinking about school bus schedules and steaming cups of hot chocolate. This year’s fall styles feature denim for every member of the family, and they all come in some fun colors as well. Check out the latest and get every member of your family decked out for school, work and all the fun activities in between.

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Friday 06/20/2014
World Cup(R) - Ronaldo triumphs, Messi failes to score
Posted: June 20, 2014

(BPT) - Soccer frenzy is alive and well. So who’s the most popular soccer star right now?

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Thursday 06/19/2014
The First And Last Steps In Skin Care
Updated: June 20, 2014 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who are concerned about the state of their skin. Two new products are available that can be used as the first and last steps of a skin care routine.

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Thursday 06/12/2014
Digital Programs Can Make Summer Slim Down Simple
Updated: June 12, 2014 - 3:39 am

(StatePoint) The irony of summer is that for many people, it’s the most important time of year to stay fit, but it can actually be the hardest time of year to stick to one’s diet.

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Tuesday 05/20/2014
Dress for success: tips for building a professional wardrobe
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Whether you are a recent grad or someone re-entering a professional work environment, building a work wardrobe that strikes a balance between professionalism and personal style is key.

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Thursday 05/15/2014
Shine A Light On Looking Good
Updated: May 16, 2014 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—Ever considered an aesthetic treatment like Botox or laser hair removal, but were nervous because you didn’t know what to expect? A great way to enjoy cosmetic treatments and build your confidence is to go with a friend. Just like shopping, working out or dieting, it’s always better with a buddy.

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Wednesday 05/14/2014
Who Buys $50,000 Suits These Days?
Updated: May 15, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - The number-one video on YouTube is from South Korean pop star PSY, showing the arrival of South Korea as both a cultural powerhouse and an acknowledged economic force. Every American touches the quality creations flowing out of this reborn Asian tiger, from Samsung cell phones and flat screens, to Hyundai or Kia cars.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Choosing the Right Home Health Care Agency
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - When illness or injury strikes, home health care is oftentimes not only preferred, but statistically shown to rapidly improve healing and give peace of mind.

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Encouraging millennial women to develop life goals [Infographic]
Posted: July 22, 2014

(BPT) - Bayer Healthcare, a leader in women’s health for over five decades, developed The Timeline Project - an engaging online community and tool intended to ignite a conversation among Millennial Women, defined as women between the ages of 18 and 29, to think about their life goals. Many of these life goals could be molded by how and when a woman’s family unfolds. To create your own personal timeline, visit www.TheTimelineProject.com

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Monday 07/21/2014
Serve Eggs With Safety in Mind
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) In today's information age, when news of a food recall travels fast, consumers are more conscious than ever before about the importance of food safety. Fortunately, providing safe food is the top priority for those in food production. But it's not always obvious to know how that focus translates into how foods like eggs are actually produced. 

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Hungry Children Miss Out on Nutrients During Summer Recess
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) For many kids, the last school bell of the academic year rings in a summer of fun in the sun. But for millions of children in every corner of the country, it could mean not knowing where their next meal will come from. 

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Focus on the Journey, Not the Destination
Posted: July 21, 2014

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Nearly every parent has probably heard a child recite the famous four words of a family vacation – “Are we there yet?”

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Make Your Small Business Marketing Plan "Sizzle"
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) For small businesses and restaurants, savvy marketing can make a major difference in overall performance, especially when it comes to promoting products and services to loyal and prospective customers.

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No More Free Checking?
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) For everything from paying for lunch to paying the water bill, a checking account is the primary tool many Americans use to make day-to-day financial transactions. But for many consumers free checking is becoming a thing of the past as banks notify their customers that “free” accounts are being discontinued. 

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August is ‘Kids Eat Right’ Month: Nutrition Tips for Families
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) With childhood obesity on the rise, making sure kids eat right and get plenty of exercise is vital.

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Learn how to help college students take control of their health
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - College may provide the first opportunity for many young adults to make important health decisions for themselves. In its Healthy Campus 2020 objectives, the American College Health Association’s Healthy Campus Coalition highlights a number of important topics for improving the health of college students, including vaccine-preventable diseases, nutrition and physical activity, substance abuse, mental health, and sexually transmitted diseases.

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Why nutrition is just as important for mom as it is for baby after birth
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - After baby arrives, all of the attention goes to him, especially when it comes to eating, but many moms may not realize how important it is for them to eat well during this critical time – especially if they are breastfeeding. 

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