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Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Medical Care

(StatePoint) Choosing the right doctor is one of the most important decisions people can make for their health. If you are unsure who to turn to for your general care, experts point out that internal medicine specialists, or internists, specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of illnesses that affect adults throughout their lives, making them the right choice for many adults.

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
Start the School Year Off Right
Posted: July 17, 2019

(Family Features) As kids head back to school, it’s important to provide them with the necessary resources to succeed. As a parent, you can take steps to put your kids on the path toward a successful school year.

How Medicaid Expansion Can Benefit North Carolinians
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) North Carolina will gain 37,000 more jobs and insure 365,000 more people by expanding Medicaid. In addition to the new jobs and newly insured North Carolinians, according to a report from researchers at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., the state would increase its business activity by $11.7 billion in communities statewide in just three years, between 2020-2022, by expanding Medicaid.

5 Hacks for Greener, Happier Living
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Whether you take shorter showers, reduce food waste or make eco-minded choices at the grocery store, adopting one simple habit can make a difference in protecting Earth’s natural resources. These simple, renewable lifestyle changes may even affect your personal mindset.

Pique Your Culinary Curiosity with These Trends
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Forget the rules and restrictions. Today’s food trends are about enjoyment and simplicity, from decadent flavors your taste buds can’t wait to explore to convenient packaging that makes it incredibly easy to eat no matter where or when you make time to dine.

Young Athlete Recovery
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

How chocolate milk can aid in replenishing nutrients for teen athletes

Making Communities More Pet-Friendly
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) The human-animal bond can be a powerful connection with pets providing positive impacts on the lives of their owners. Mars Petcare works to create a more pet-friendly world so that more people and pets can live happily together. A survey on behalf of its BETTER CITIES FOR PETS program highlighted what people love about their pets and the benefits of making four-legged friends more welcome. For tools and resources to help make your community more pet-friendly, visit BetterCitiesForPets.com.

Simple Tips to Create a Pure Home
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) When you think about creating a better lifestyle for you and your family, you may first consider factors such as healthy eating and exercise. However, things as simple as a clean kitchen or stocking your pantry with gentle products can create a pure home and help to benefit you and your family’s health and happiness.

Bring Big Screen Entertainment Home
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) The smash hit “Toy Story 4” helped raise the 2019 summer box office even higher than last year’s record-breaking summer. That trend looks to continue in July with highly anticipated releases such as “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “The Lion King” on deck. However, the local theater isn’t the only place for movie fans to get in on the big screen excitement.

5 Tips for Moving with a Pet
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Whether it’s across the street or across the country, moving can be a stressful and chaotic time for your family. This can be especially true for your four-legged family members, who don’t understand what’s happening. Detailed planning and foresight can help alleviate some of the hassle and make relocating a more positive experience for everyone.

5 Tips for Capturing Purr-fect Pictures of Your Cat
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Cats are naturally curious, and while that can make them entertaining and engaging pets, it doesn’t always lead to the best photos. While getting a perfect pet pic is hard enough, a frisky, playful or defiant cat can make a photo op nearly impossible.

Monday 07/15/2019
Get ripped without breaking a sweat
Posted: July 15, 2019

(BPT) - No matter how many sit-ups you do, you can’t seem to get those six-pack abs, and all of those squats and lunges don’t add up to buns of steel either.

Friday 07/12/2019
Free Glossary And Compensation Guide
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care for is ever diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer after exposure to asbestos at work decades ago, here’s news for you. If you’re undergoing medical treatment, you can use a free “Asbestos Disease Glossary” available from the Asbestos Lifeline Institute of Great Neck, New York.

Thursday 07/11/2019
Say goodbye to dull, tired skin with powerhouse ingredients
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - The end of your 20s is an interesting time. Gone are the days of chugging caffeine for lunch and the nights that turned into mornings, running from afterparty to afterparty. You’re becoming more confident and advancing professionally, but you may also be noticing a few things changing about your body. Eventually, the bad habits of the past catch up to you.

Wednesday 07/10/2019
5 Ways to Prepare for a New Furry Companion
Updated: July 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Bringing home a new furry friend can spark joy while adding new routines for the whole family. When adding a pet to a household, it’s important to take into consideration the type of companion, a pet’s life stage, size and how to select a veterinarian.

How to Create a Pet-Friendly Workplace
Updated: July 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) In the last five years, pet-friendly offices have increased in popularity and companies are developing accommodating policies that benefit both pets and the offices they join.

4 Ways to Connect with Your Cat
Updated: July 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) In addition to playing with a laser pointer and offering endless cuddle sessions, there are many more ways to connect with your favorite feline. Cats are curious by nature, and in order for them to stay happy and healthy, they need lots of love and care from their parents.

Monday 07/08/2019
Public Service Announcement: Think Twice Before Stopping Your Statin
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

Sunday 07/07/2019
Answers for women with endometriosis – what is it and what can you do about it?
Posted: July 07, 2019

(BPT) - Studies show that one in 10 women suffer from endometriosis. To bring attention to this common but not commonly discussed condition, one doctor and patient from El Camino Health in California are sharing their story.

Wednesday 07/03/2019
Honor History and Its Lessons
Updated: July 08, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) The reasons for understanding the past are plentiful. Historical knowledge may illuminate the moments that shaped a loved one’s life or simply satisfy a curiosity about events and people that occupied a different place in time. A look into yesteryear can help make sense of the world today or even foreshadow happenings well into the future.

Furry Friends and a Welcoming Workplace
Updated: July 08, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Pets are more than just members of the family – they also make great co-workers. As more offices work to create pet-friendly environments, a survey conducted by Mars Petcare shows that workspaces allowing furry friends are more likely to attract and retain (human) talent. Consider these four ways to make your workplace more pet-friendly and find more information at BetterCitiesForPets.com.

Enjoy Summer Movie Favorites at Home
Updated: July 09, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) The 2019 summer movie season is filled with exciting big screen events, from mega-blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” to “Toy Story 4.” After the closing credits roll, however, movie fans can explore plenty of complementary film titles at home.

Monday 07/01/2019
Need for Donor Registry Prompts Nobel Nomination
Posted: July 01, 2019

(NewsUSA) - When Dr. Bart Fisher's son, Ivan, was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in 1983 at eight-years-old, the only cure was a bone marrow transplant. However, at that time, there was only a small bone marrow registry in England, with 50,000 names and, in the U.S., no registry at all to find a match.

8 Great Ways to Combat Boredom
Posted: July 01, 2019

(StatePoint) While we all get bored from time to time, it’s important to know that chronic boredom may be bad for health, as experts have found it can be associated with depression, anxiety and even bad habits like smoking and overeating.

Friday 06/28/2019
Feel Good From The Inside Out
Updated: June 30, 2019 - 2:53 am

(NAPSI)—The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that more than 15 percent of all Americans are over 65 years old. If you’re among them, or hope to be someday, here’s news that could be good for you.

Understanding PKU: A Rare Genetic Condition
Posted: June 28, 2019

(StatePoint) Imbalances in mood, learning, memory and motivation could be a result of PKU, which is short for phenylketonuria. Also known as PAH deficiency, this is a rare genetic condition that disrupts neurotransmitters in the brain and requires a special diet.

Thursday 06/27/2019
Splash into summer with 6 essential pool safety tips
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Is there anything better than spending the sizzling dog days of summer splashing in a pool? Whether at your home, a friend's house or a community center, swimming is a wonderful way for families to bond and make the most of the hot weather, but it's important not to let the fun overshadow important water safety guidelines.

Educational Activities to Make Memories Together
Updated: July 03, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Educational activities and plans that allow kids to flex their brain muscles in fun and creative ways can be ideal ways to spend family time that makes lasting memories.

Wednesday 06/26/2019
Living With Diabetes and Can’t Afford Your Insulin? Here Are Some Tips that Can Help
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - If you are one of the 7 million Americans living with diabetes that relies on insulin every day to help manage your condition, you understand the complexities of the U.S. healthcare system. It’s a confusing system for many. Even more importantly, high out-of-pocket costs for patients have made lifesaving medicines like insulin not as easily accessible to all who need them.

Memorable Family Moments
Updated: July 01, 2019 - 2:43 am

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4 Key Decisions to Help Memorialize a Loved One
Updated: July 01, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) Despite the certainty of death, many Americans delay dealing with the fact and avoid funeral planning.

4 Stealthy Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy
Updated: July 01, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) Living a healthy lifestyle takes effort and diligence, but with common stressors of day-to-day life, health can take a backseat to jobs, social engagements and tempting treats. While adopting more healthful habits may not be top-of-mind for your family, there are some simple and sneaky ways to incorporate them into your family’s routines.

7 Pet Safety Tips for Fourth of July
Updated: July 01, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) With crowds of unfamiliar people and loud, scary noises, the Fourth of July can make even the most laid-back, four-legged family members apprehensive and unpredictable.

Tuesday 06/25/2019
Airport Kiosks Teach Travelers Hands-Only CPR
Posted: June 25, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur at locations other than hospitals, and more than 20 percent occur in public places, according to the American Heart Association. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple the odds of survival for someone in cardiac arrest.

Sunday 06/23/2019
Now Available - JORNAY PM™ (Methylphenidate HCl) CII, the First and Only ADHD Stimulant Dosed in the Evening [Video]
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

Friday 06/21/2019
Plant-based food options to delight your senses
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - It’s summertime, and the living is easy! So long to the days and evenings spent inside — warmer weather means outdoor activities abound. From weekend trips and beach days, to pool parties and BBQs, there’s no limit to fun summer outings.

Combat Sickle Cell Disease by Filling the Missing Types
Updated: June 25, 2019 - 2:36 am

(NAPSI)—“Silent heroes.” That’s how Blaze Eppinger, who has had sickle cell disease since birth, describes people who donate blood—and you could be among them.

Is Your Child’s Physical Development on Track?
Posted: June 21, 2019

(StatePoint) All children develop at their own pace. Sometimes however, a child may not do certain activities that other children the same age are doing -- like sitting without support, rolling over, walking or other physical skills. Parents may question whether their child has a physical developmental delay.

Thursday 06/20/2019
What original Medicare covers – and doesn’t cover
Posted: June 20, 2019

(BPT) - As you age, you gain wisdom — and a big part of that wisdom is realizing the importance of caring for your health. Taking care of yourself means getting regular checkups and screenings to help prevent issues from becoming serious — and to help you feel good while living your best, healthiest life every day.

5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips
Updated: June 26, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Between sorting, washing, pouring, transferring, drying and folding, laundry can often feel like a daunting chore.

Wednesday 06/19/2019
Embrace the Summer Weather with Delicious, Kidney-Friendly Recipes
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Start the Day with: Avocado Toast with Egg

Mindful Tips from Mandy Moore for a Well-Balanced, Lively Summer
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) With plans of trips and relaxation on the horizon, it can be easy to give your wellness routine a vacation, too. Before you jet set off on your next adventure, take a moment to be consciously aware of how your mind and body may react to an overly active and jam-packed summer schedule.

Explore Top Summer Travel Destinations
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) From a tropical retreat to exploring a new culture, summer is an ideal and popular time to travel. With a literal world of options, it can be tough to narrow down just where you want to visit, so get started with these popular destinations for a memorable getaway.

Workplace Tips and Strategies for New Parents
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) While having or adopting a child can be a rewarding and exciting time for new parents, many working moms and dads will tell you navigating the complex maze of employee benefits can be confusing. Between short-term disability insurance, Family Medical Leave, vacation, paid time off and state and municipal paid leave laws, the process can be anxiety-inducing.

4 Tips for Peak Pet Fitness
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) Sunny days, aromatic flowers and warm temperatures are a few of summer’s most adored qualities. Getting outside to enjoy the sunshine isn’t something only humans love – pets often do, too.

Prep Your Home for Summer Gatherings
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) When temperatures rise, it’s time for sun dresses, cranking up the grill and entertaining. Spending time with your loved ones during the warm months can make for some of the best memories of the season, which is why it’s important to take simple steps to de-stress, declutter and refresh your home before your guests arrive.

Your TV Stations May Change Frequencies
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) If you rely on an antenna for your TV viewing, changes may affect the reception of some of your local channels.

Mandy Moore’s Mindful Tips for a Well-Balanced, Lively Summer
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) With plans of trips and relaxation on the horizon, it can be easy to give your wellness routine a vacation, too. Before you jet set off on your next adventure, take a moment to be consciously aware of how your mind and body may react to an overly active and jam-packed summer schedule.

Tuesday 06/18/2019
5 tips you should try for keto success on the go
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - If you’ve recently perused any magazine, Instagram page or blog, it’s likely you’ve heard about the ketogenic, or keto, lifestyle. But what exactly is it? Keto is a high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diet with the goal of changing the way your body fuels itself. The goal is to put your body into the state of ketosis, meaning you’re burning fat instead of carbs for fuel, which can help curb your appetite and stimulate weight loss.

International Medical Graduates Improve Healthcare in Rural America Amid Growing Doctor Shortage
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - When it comes to accessing healthcare, patients living in rural communities across America face a unique and complex set of challenges. While remote areas often have harsh weather conditions and limited transportation to medical centers, another problem poses a constant threat to patients in these already underserved communities: a shortage of practicing physicians.

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