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    Sports concussions generate attention with start of school year

    (BPT) - You’re spending your nights standing on the sidelines, cheering your daughter as she dribbles a soccer ball across the field. Or maybe you’re cheering on your quarterback son as he yells “hut” at a football scrimmage. The school year - and its associated sports - is an exciting time. But with that excitement comes the risk of traumatic injuries - including concussions.

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    Simple steps people with diabetes can take to improve their quality of life

    (BPT) - One of the ways people with diabetes can help manage their disease is balancing food with physical activity, according to the American Diabetes Association (Association). By maintaining a balanced diet with regular exercise, you have the ingredients needed to help live a quality life.

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    For Dwight Clark, the Catch Is Chiropractic Care

    (NewsUSA) - Dwight Clark, former wide receiver of the San Fransisco 49ers, has a special place in his heart for chiropractic care. Most famous for "The Catch" in the 1982 NFC championship game, Clark found that chiropractic care, and seeing a chiropractor weekly, got him in the best possible shape for each game. For more information, visit www.yes2chiropractic.org.

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Friday 08/15/2014
College Guys: How to Look Dapper Even When You Live in a Dorm
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) For college students, particularly men, grooming may not always be top of mind. Between classes, studying and all that socializing, time for such niceties can be limited. And for those living in shared spaces, communal bathrooms don’t make things any easier. 

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Make sportsmanship part of your child's (and your) game plan
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - You’ve probably been to a youth sporting event when an argument broke out between coaches and parents. Or maybe you’ve watched youth athletes refuse to help one another up or congratulate an opponent on a great play.  

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Tuesday 08/12/2014
Champagne Diamonds Make Fashion Transitions Pop This Fall
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:35 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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Friday 07/25/2014
Men need to take better care of their faces [Infographic]
Posted: July 25, 2014

(BPT) - Seventy-one percent of men think it is important to look good physically in order to succeed personally and professionally, but more than half aren’t using face wash or moisturizer. The Dove Men+Care Face Range is specifically designed to care for men’s skin in three easy steps.Learn more on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with @DoveMenCare.

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Fresh fall hairstyles that take just minutes to create
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re a student or a busy mom, the morning routine goes into high gear once school starts again. Fitting in all the to-do’s without compromising style before rushing out the door can be a challenge, which is why a few tips and tricks from the experts can help ensure you look fabulous within minutes.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Shopping Trends
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Style experts advise: It pays to splurge on certain items that are classic and luxurious.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Pop the Champagne Diamond for Your Seasonal Fashion Transition
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:35 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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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Simple tips for feeling and looking your best - inside and out
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Feeling good about yourself goes beyond having a great hair day, the right outfit or the latest handbag - it's something that starts on the inside. When you learn to live a healthier lifestyle, you can begin to reap the benefits of more energy, improved vitality and elevated spirits. Follow these simple and realistic steps to feel your best and increase your overall well-being.

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Finding expert guidance through grief [Infographic]
Posted: August 20, 2014

(BPT) - At least 25 million people in the U.S. are grieving the loss of a loved one right now. Hospice provides grief and bereavement counseling that addresses the individual ways in which people grieve and reminds everyone that they are not alone. Regardless of whether or not a lost loved one was on hospice, these services can help relieve the symptoms and struggles of grief by offering resources, support or referral information that may not otherwise be accessible. In this way, hospice helps friends and family members work toward more moments of life, peace and remembrance. For more information, visit MomentsOfLife.org.

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Personalize your health and wellness to help meet your goals
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - When it comes to heath and wellness, nearly 73 percent of Americans are trying to take better care of their health today than just a few years ago, yet 49 percent find that other things take priority, according to The Futures Company. However, experts say the more you customize your wellness plan for your personal needs and style, the more likely you’ll support your fitness and health goals.

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Learn how to exercise smarter, not harder
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Contrary to what most people believe about being active, it’s not only about how many times you visit your health club each week or even what you do when you’re there. Instead, you must understand how your body responds to a variety of workout intensities and train your body to be metabolically flexible while using fat and carbohydrates at the right times during exercise. Teaching your body how to use these fuels at the right times during exercise helps get the most out of your exercise program, thus working smarter rather than harder.

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Turn over a new leaf with your diet this fall to achieve healthy, glowing skin
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - As schedules pick up and temperatures drop, fall is a natural time for women to rethink their skincare routine. Yet the right products are just one piece of the puzzle in being kind to skin. A healthy diet, rich in leafy greens, and a holistic approach to skincare can also have complexion-beautifying benefits. You can turn over a new leaf this fall by incorporating more skin-loving “power greens” (full of vitamins and minerals) like kale, spinach and bok choy into meal time.

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Hospice reminds grieving children they are not alone
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Imagine feeling suddenly sad, angry, alone, confused and worried, without really understanding why. This is how 75 percent of grieving children claim they feel after losing a loved one, according to the National Alliance for Grieving Children. While the journey to acceptance of a loss is difficult for everyone, a child’s limited ability to understand death can make his or her way of grieving much more difficult. Children of all ages grieve differently than adults, and hospice professionals can provide the help they need.

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Tuesday 08/19/2014
Reducing the Likeliness of Back Surgery With Chiropractic Care
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Who wouldn't want to avoid back surgery if there was a real alternative?

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Youth sports: the entire family is on the team [Infographic]
Posted: August 19, 2014

(BPT) - Youth sports help bring the entire family together. The Active Family Project, a health and wellness initiative designed to empower moms to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with their families, surveyed 1,000 moms with children 2-11 on youth sports and more, and uncovered some unique results. An infographic detailing the findings is below.

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Acne 101 for moms: How to outsmart your teen's pimples for the first day of school
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - You’ve checked off every item on the school’s supplies list, you’ve deliberated over the first-day of school outfit your child chose and made sure the fridge is stocked with healthy after-school snacks. But despite all your preparations, your son or daughter is still having last-minute jitters before the first day – and it’s not necessarily because he or she is worried about math. Like so many other kids heading back to school, your child is desperately hoping that he or she doesn’t wake up with a giant pimple on the first day.

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Keeping pre-teens safe as they grow older
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Life changes a bit when school resumes in the fall. Traffic patterns become more regular, family schedules adjust and kids fill their hours with classes, homework and after-school activities. As children grow up, it can be difficult for parents to know how to stay connected and keep them safe.

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