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Wednesday 09/23/2020
How to Reduce Your Recovery Time After a Tough Workout
Updated: September 24, 2020 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) More Americans are investing their time and energy in the pursuit of fitness these days, with the percentage of people belonging to gyms and health clubs nearly doubling from 2000-2017, according to Statista. Beyond casual workouts, participation in extreme sports and endurance events has grown exponentially in the past 25 years. Whether you’ve recently started exercising, are ramping up your efforts or have always been an avid sports enthusiast, you’ve probably dealt with soreness and fatigue after a tough workout.

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3 Ways to Get Fit as a Family this Fall
Updated: September 25, 2020 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) One of the keys to encouraging children to develop the healthy habit of regular exercise is to make fitness a priority in the home. With cooler weather and changing scenery to enjoy, autumn can be an ideal time to try new outdoor activities.

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Thursday 09/17/2020
Hairy Hometowns: Top 10 Cities for Fans of Facial Hair
Posted: September 17, 2020

(BPT) - They’re infiltrating social media, they’re making surprise appearances in video calls — one might be looking back at you in the mirror. Don’t worry, they’re hairy but harmless — they’re ‘Quarantine Beards.’ Be it boredom or experimentation, 2020 is seeing more men jump on the bearded bandwagon. So whether you’re new to the beard-growing game or a long-time enthusiast, you’ll want to check out the seventh annual ‘Top 10 Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America’ list from men’s grooming leader Wahl.

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Monday 09/14/2020
How to Smooth 'Crepey' Skin on Arms and Legs
Updated: September 18, 2020 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Managing the effects of skin aging includes tackling the common complaint of skin crepiness. Crepiness refers to a sagging appearance caused in part by lack of moisture in the skin; women are especially affected by skin crepiness on the upper arms and above the knees.

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Friday 09/04/2020
Why Protecting Your Skin Matters All Year Long
Updated: September 05, 2020 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) As the seasons change and the weather cools, you may be naturally inclined to pay less attention to the health and appearance of your skin. However, experts say that falling temperatures should not coincide with ditching your skin protection routine.

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Thursday 06/25/2020
How to Treat Today’s Most Common Skin Issues
Posted: June 25, 2020

(StatePoint) Spending a lot more time at home indoors these days or adjusting to going back outside? New habits and big lifestyle changes can have an effect on one’s skin.

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Friday 04/24/2020
Beauty Product Fans Embrace Power Serums
Updated: June 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(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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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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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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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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Thursday 09/24/2020
Healthy sleep is vital for school success
Updated: September 27, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Healthy sleep is vital for student success. Yet, a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) shows that many students are not getting enough sleep, according to more than half of American parents surveyed. No matter where classes are held — in-person, online or in a hybrid format — the group is highlighting the importance of healthy sleep for students.

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Health coverage can set up young students for success
Updated: September 27, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - As a new school year kicks into gear, many students — and their families — are adjusting to a different learning environment. While back-to-school preparations this year may include setting up space for virtual learning at home, going back to the classroom, or a combination model, they should also include making sure your child or children have health insurance. But if they don’t, it is not too late to get them covered!

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Wednesday 09/23/2020
5 surprising facts about beef and sustainability
Updated: September 27, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Beef is a staple in cuisines worldwide, valued for its flavor and nutrition. However, recent conversations about sustainability and the beef industry’s commitment to continued improvement have led to research on the issue — which has only served to demonstrate that the beef industry does in fact employ sustainability practices throughout each stage of the production process.

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Supporting Workers’ Mental Health
Updated: September 25, 2020 - 2:34 am

(NAPSI)—The challenges brought to daily life by the COVID-19 pandemic have spurred many businesses to consider ways they can support employees’ mental health. 

For help, businesses can turn to the Mental Health Toolkit developed by the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN). The toolkit outlines strategies based around the “4 A’s of a Mental Health-Friendly Workplace”—awareness, accommodations, assistance and access. 

Awareness involves educating workers about mental health issues and taking action to foster a supportive workplace culture.  

Accommodations means providing employees with mental health conditions with the workplace supports they need to perform their jobs.  

Assistance refers to supporting employees with mental health conditions, something many businesses do through employee assistance programs.  

Finally, access means assessing healthcare plans to ensure coverage for mental health treatment, which has been shown to benefit not only employees, but also a business’ bottom line. According to the American Psychiatric Association, more than 80 percent of employees treated for mental health conditions report improved levels of efficiency and satisfaction at work. 

The toolkit also includes examples of mental health initiatives implemented by businesses of varying sizes and industries.  

Learn more at www.AskEARN.org/mentalhealth.

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Talk To Your Healthcare Provider About A Better Way To Treat Migraine
Updated: September 26, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—Contrary to popular belief, migraine is not just a bad headache. It’s a serious, often incapacitating, neurological disease.1  In addition to serious pain, migraine can also cause nausea or vomiting, as well as sensitivity to light, sounds and smell.2  Nearly 40 million people in the United States live with this debilitating health problem, but since not every migraine sufferer experiences migraine in the same way, finding the right treatment approach can be challenging.3,4  In fact, finding a fast-acting, easy-to-use treatment that does not aggravate migraine symptoms, such as nausea or vomiting, can feel like an uphill battle.  

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How to prioritize breast health in the era of COVID-19
Updated: September 24, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - With Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaching in October, breast health may be top of mind among many women this time of year. But as COVID-19 continues to spread in some areas of the country, some women may feel hesitant to get a mammogram or cancer treatment this fall. With one in eight women at risk of developing breast cancer, it is still important to prioritize your breast health. The latest advances in breast cancer detection and treatment can help you get the care you need and minimize your risk of virus exposure. Here’s what you need to know about going to — and staying out of — the doctor's office this year.

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Build Heart-Healthy Behaviors for Preschoolers at Home
Updated: September 24, 2020 - 2:34 am

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Building an Emergency Kit with Disability in Mind
Updated: September 24, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Creating a supply kit is part of being prepared for emergencies and disasters. Kits should include basic survival items but also things specific to your needs. Kits can have equipment to help with communication, things that reduce stress and more.

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Manage Medical Conditions During COVID-19
Updated: September 24, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Diabetes and heart disease are two pre-existing medical conditions that researchers believe contribute to elevated risk of severe complications from COVID-19. In fact, patients with two or more pre-existing conditions have 4.5 times greater risk of needing treatment at a hospital if they contract COVID-19, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Understanding the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Pets
Updated: September 24, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) In most pets, the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning are nonspecific and could easily be attributed to other illnesses. To protect yourself and your pets from the dangers of CO, it’s important to keep working alarms throughout the home, test and replace them as recommended and understands the signs. Learn more about protecting your two- and four-legged loved ones at Kidde.com.

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