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    At-home cancer checks you can do during COVID-19 restrictions

    (BPT) - Being aware of how you feel is always important, especially during COVID-19. In addition to flagging symptoms of the coronavirus, you should note other changes to your health as well. Being aware of how your body looks and feels is particularly important when it comes to cancer.

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    It's time to get more kids biking

    (BPT) - For kids, biking is one of the gateways to growing up. Popular films and TV hits such as “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and “Stranger Things” highlight the joy a bike can bring as a fun way to explore or spend time kicking around the neighborhood. Yet, according to a study from the Outdoor Industry Association, bike riding among kids declined 19% between 2007 and 2019.

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    Plant-Based Twists to Classic Summer Dishes

    (NewsUSA) - With people more focused on wellness and nutrition these days, interest in a plant-based diet is hotter than ever. One easy way to get in on the trend: Pair summer produce with simple ingredients like pecans for a dish the whole family will enjoy.

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Friday 04/24/2020
Beauty Product Fans Embrace Power Serums
Posted: April 24, 2020

(NewsUSA) -Anyone shopping for quality, natural skin care has many options, but customized serums are becoming the product of choice for those seeking fast, effective and individualized treatments for a range of skin health and beauty concerns.

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Tuesday 04/21/2020
Phyto-C Skin Care Serum Helps Restore Damaged Skin
Updated: May 22, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - It's common knowledge that excessive skin exposure, not only to the sun but also to environmental pollutants, can promote inflammation and lead to skin damage.

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Thursday 12/26/2019
Why a Personalized Diet Can Help You Achieve Better Results
Posted: December 26, 2019

(StatePoint) From custom-designed sneakers to tailor-made sunglasses, the trend of personalization is going head-to-toe, and for good reason, making its way to the world of weight loss and wellness.

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Tuesday 12/17/2019
Stay-At-Home Dads, Mid-Life Search For Gold, New Theory On Leadership, Balancing People And Profits
Posted: December 17, 2019

Leaderology” by Oleg Konovalov

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Monday 12/02/2019
Simple Ways a Keto-Friendly Diet Can Set You Up for Success
Posted: December 02, 2019

(StatePoint) Chances are you’ve heard of the keto diet. Its popularity has soared in recent years, adding it to the list of diets many people try, especially in the New Year. The keto diet is founded on the belief that when your body is in a state of nutritional ketosis -- a metabolic state in which fat provides most of the fuel for the body -- you will lose weight. But what if you could take a less drastic approach?

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Tuesday 11/26/2019
Gift Yourself A Very Merry Holiday
Posted: November 26, 2019

(NAPSI)—Best-ever holiday? It’s on. From friends & family gatherings to cocktail parties and holiday potlucks, there’s no shortage of unforgettably beautiful holiday moments worth celebrating (even the unfiltered, messy, probably embarrassing, and slightly dramatic ones). And you can find all the go-to styles to give and gift yourself for every merry occasion at your nearest maurices store or online. Here are some of the season’s hottest fashion gifts for others or yourself!

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Monday 11/25/2019
Tips to Protect Your Winter Wardrobe
Posted: November 25, 2019

(StatePoint) If you are like many people, your winter wardrobe requires a bit of extra care. Between fine cashmere sweaters, favorite woolen outerwear and your snazziest cocktail attire, your special care garments should look as crisp at the end of the season as they do today.

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Tuesday 11/12/2019
Top 5 Holiday Temptations and How to Avoid Them
Posted: November 12, 2019

(StatePoint) The holiday season means delicious food and parties galore. If you’ve been dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, there’s no reason to throw away all your hard work. You just need to make adjustments to your routine so you can enjoy the season guilt-free.

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Monday 10/28/2019
How to Stick to Your Workout Schedule During the Holiday Season
Posted: October 28, 2019

(StatePoint) There are plenty of temptations to skip a workout during the holiday season. Ironically, this is the time of year you may need the movement most.

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Wednesday 10/23/2019
3 Ways to Treat Yourself This Holiday Season
Posted: October 23, 2019

(StatePoint) When it comes to holiday giving, don’t be shy about indulging in a little self-care. With these ideas, you can show yourself some love, while looking elegant, relaxed and stylish at all the season’s events.

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Monday 06/01/2020
Protect Your Health During Cancer Treatment
Posted: June 01, 2020

(StatePoint) Cancer can be a difficult and overwhelming diagnosis, and if you have cancer or are undergoing cancer treatment, your top priority is to get healthy. After your cancer diagnosis, there are many new things you might need to learn and manage. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Blood Clot Alliance want you to protect your health by understanding your risk for dangerous blood clots, because cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk. About 900,000 people in the U.S. each year are affected by blood clots, and about one in five of these blood clots are associated with cancer.

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Friday 05/29/2020
Shining a Light on Hidradenitis Suppurativa, a Chronic Inflammatory Skin Condition
Posted: May 29, 2020

(BPT) - A person’s early 20’s are supposed to be a time for exploring new opportunities, not a time to isolate while struggling with painful bumps in sensitive areas of the body.

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Hands-Only CPR Can Save Someone You Love
Posted: May 29, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Each year, June 1-7 is designated as CPR and AED Awareness Week. This year, the significance is especially striking. As most Americans continue to spend more of their time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the odds of cardiac arrests in a home setting are likely to increase, according to the American Heart Association.

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Thursday 05/28/2020
‘Breathe Easier’ Healthcare Donation Program
Updated: May 30, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—Healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic are in desperate need of creative solutions to the lack of personal protective gear and supplies that help block harmful airborne pathogens. But civic-minded companies can help. 

For example, NasalGuard Airborne Particle Blocker, an electrostatic topical nasal gel that prevents airborne particles from entering the nose, created the “Breathe Easier Healthcare Workers Donation Program.” The firm offers free nasal gel to any healthcare professional who’d like to try it. Requests can be sent via www.NasalGuard.com.

“NasalGuard is drug-free and safe for children, the elderly, pregnant or nursing women, and those concerned about potential drug interactions with other medications,” says Kanika Wahi, a biomedical engineer and co-inventor of the micriofiltration technology. “As people take protective measures to help themselves during this time, NasalGuard is another tool in their arsenal of prevention. We at NasalGuard are proud to support the frontline healthcare workers as well as anyone else in need of preventative products.” 

The company has long believed in giving back and has donated thousands of units of NasalGuard Airborne Particle Blocker nationally and internationally through a number of well-known charitable organizations. 

 

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Next COVID-19 Challenge: Reduce Employer Rx Costs, Enhance Patient Access
Posted: May 28, 2020

(NewsUSA) - In the coming weeks and months, America will begin attempting to re-start the economy and hopefully take steps toward a semblance of a new normal. However, even as this process gets underway, our economy has been shaken to its core with ramifications that will reverberate for some time to come. In this new reality, America's employers and healthplan sponsors will face daunting challenges as a result of COVID-19's impact.

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What’s Your Advance Care Plan?
Updated: May 30, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—No matter your stage of life, it’s always a good idea to have a long-range care plan in place. A good way to begin is to talk candidly with your family and friends. By starting the conversation, you can express your views on treatment, relay your care preferences and communicate who will make decisions on your behalf. This process of advance-care planning can help ensure your wishes are carried out and bring peace of mind to those you love. 

Build your advance care plan 

•Durable financial power of attorney: This document authorizes a person to make legal or financial decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated. 

•Durable healthcare power of attorney: This document authorizes a person to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. 

•Advance-care directive: This document specifies how you receive care in the event you are unable to make those decisions on your own. 

•Long-term care insurance: This is an insurance product that pays for long-term care services in a variety of settings. 

Documents and requirements may differ by state. Please consult a legal or financial advisor to ensure use of the correct forms. 

Make the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) part of your plan  

As you make plans for the future, consider the potential need for long-term care and the effect it could have on you and your family. 

Long-term care is the ongoing aid you need if you can no longer perform everyday tasks by yourself due to chronic illness, injury, disability, or the aging process. This type of care is expensive but there’s a way to get help paying for it.  

Applying for long-term care insurance coverage under the FLTCIP may be a smart choice for you. The FLTCIP is designed to reimburse for qualified long-term care services and can help lessen or eliminate your reliance on a loved one to provide hands-on care.  

The FLTCIP offers you a choice of caregivers. Informal care provided by friends and family members is covered, as long as the caregiver isn’t your spouse or domestic partner and doesn’t live in your home at the time you become eligible for benefits. (Benefits for care provided by family members is limited to 500 days.) 

Care provided in an assisted-living facility, an adult daycare, or a nursing home is also covered. If home care is your preference, the stay-at-home benefit includes a range of services that support care in your home, helping you maintain your quality of life in familiar surroundings. 

Taking the next step 

The FLTCIP is sponsored by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, insured by John Hancock Life & Health Insurance Company, and administered by Long Term Care Partners, LLC. To learn more about the comprehensive benefits and features, call 1-800-LTC-FEDS (1-800-582-3337) TTY 1-800-843-3557 or visit LTCFEDS.com.

 

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After the Armed Forces
Updated: June 01, 2020 - 2:31 am

Business ownership appeals to veterans seeking post-military careers

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Go Ahead, Make His Day
Posted: May 28, 2020

Dad-approved gifts for Father’s Day

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Practical Tips for Caregivers Facing a Pandemic
Updated: June 01, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Whether your role as a caregiver has you looking out for an elderly relative, children or both, chances are good that you’ve worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to affect your ability to provide necessary care.

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Practically Perfect Gift Ideas for Dad
Posted: May 28, 2020

(Family Features) If you’ve heard giving practical gifts is a no-no, scratch that advice because when it comes to dads, functional gifts that show you appreciate their personal interests may actually be the safest bet this Father’s Day.

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