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pets

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

Fitness

Fitness

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

Crosswords

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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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Wednesday 01/29/2020
Find the Perfect Engagement Ring this Valentine's Day
Updated: March 19, 2020 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Preparing to pop the question this Valentine's Day, but unsure how to choose the right engagement ring? Read on for all the tools you need to make the perfect pick!

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Monday 05/18/2020
History Channel Unlocks the Greatness of Ulysses S. Grant
Posted: May 18, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Ulysses S. Grant may be one of the most complex and underappreciated generals and presidents in United States history, but he gets his due at last in a six-hour miniseries, "Grant," that premieres on HISTORY over Memorial Day weekend.

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Wednesday 05/13/2020
Heart Attacks Aren't Cancelled, Call 911
Posted: May 13, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Even during a pandemic, such as COVID-19, other emergencies don't just go away. Heart attacks and strokes require immediate medical attention. The American Heart Association recommends that calling 911 and getting to the hospital quickly if you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms is your best chance for survival, and continues to be a safe option.

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Wednesday 05/06/2020
Law Firm Promotes Peaceful, Principled Policies
Posted: May 06, 2020

(NewsUSA) - In America, people enjoy individual freedoms, and for the most part, they are able to express them as long as they don't restrict the rights and freedoms of others.

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Helping Veterans and Active Duty Military Cope With Social Isolation
Posted: May 06, 2020

(StatePoint) As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of veterans and active duty military personnel are on lockdown, many suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or substance abuse. With the additional challenge of social isolation, finding ways to combat depression, anxiety and loneliness is critical.

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Friday 05/01/2020
How Families and Communities Can Prepare for Natural Disasters
Posted: May 01, 2020

(StatePoint) Natural disasters are increasing in severity and frequency. However, studies show that advance planning can keep individuals healthier and safer and support faster recovery for communities.

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Monday 04/27/2020
Iran Receives Influx of American Aid
Posted: April 27, 2020

(NewsUSA) - In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for global humanitarian action is urgent. Some good news: Capital Commodities, a global entrepreneurial management company, has received a license to export goods to Iran.

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Thursday 04/23/2020
Companies and Community Seek to Help Furloughed Workers
Posted: April 23, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - The coronavirus has spread throughout the United States like wildfire. Workers are being furloughed, resulting in almost 17 million unemployment claims between March 15th and April 4th.

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Screen Time App Sets Safe Boundaries
Posted: April 23, 2020

(NewsUSA) - A consequence of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is that children are spending more time with screens than ever before. Schools request online class meetings, while working parents find themselves turning to other educational sites and games to keep kids entertained during extended time at home.

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Monday 04/20/2020
How Communities Can Fight The Coronavirus Pandemic And PPE Shortage
Updated: April 22, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—As devastating as Corona­virus (COVID-19) is, there are some bright spots. Consider this: With healthcare workers facing critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), Synchrony, a premier consumer financial services company, is leading a new initiative with businesses, consumers, employees, and non-profits called #GearUp that aims to equip frontline public health personnel and first responders in local communities around the country with protective gear. 

What’s Being Done 

1.Creating 3D-Printed Face Shields—Marshalling assistance from the technology, manufacturing, and philanthropic communities, Synchrony and the Synchrony Foundation—which supports communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic—is partnering with Stephens Direct and Protoduction 3D as well as global charity Brother’s Brother Foundation to produce and distribute thousands of face shields to serve communities in need. In addition, the company’s employees around the U.S. are creating face shields and face masks using its 3D printers and even their own. They’re sharing templates, providing coaching, and coordinating distribution. 

2.Sewing to Save Lives—In collaboration with 14,000 small to medium-sized sewing businesses, Synchrony is encouraging its 140,000 “Sewing and More” credit cardholders to create protective masks, gowns and gloves. Cardholders who make purchases automatically receive a statement credit to help them defray the costs of purchasing materials needed to create the protective gear. The company is also teaming up with small business partner Jenny Pollard Nobile of Pollard’s Sew Creative to provide volunteers with sewing patterns and logistical details for handmade face masks.

3.Enabling a Network of Donations—Synchrony has donated thousands of face masks to hospitals and first responder organizations around the world. The company also enhanced its employee matching gifts program to temporarily triple employees’ donations to non-profits supplying PPE for health care providers and frontline workers as well as local food banks, matching employees’ giving 2:1. 

In addition, Synchrony and the Synchrony Foundation have committed $5 million to support hunger-relief organizations and local communities in the wake of the pandemic. 

What You Can Do 

Be part of the solution by participating in the #GearUp program. Learn how at www.synchrony.com/gearup.html.

In addition, you can help protect yourself and the people you care about. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests taking everyday preventive steps:

•Staying home, especially if you’re sick

•Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

•Washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds

•Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue

•Wear a cloth face covering when you go out 

•Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

For more information, visit www.synchrony.com/coronavirus.

 

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Thursday 04/09/2020
Bartering is Back in Coronavirus Economy
Updated: May 07, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to impact the economy in many ways, one of which has been the surge in popularity of the barter economy.

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Friday 05/22/2020
Shortages in Meat Inspire More To Try Plant-Based Protein
Posted: May 22, 2020

By Dan Curtin, President 

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Thursday 05/21/2020
Digital Strategies Help Small Businesses Compete
Posted: May 21, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Now more than ever, building relationships is important to small businesses so they can compete in the global marketplace.

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Top Laundry Tips to Treat Common Summer Stains
Posted: May 21, 2020

(StatePoint) Summer living can make your family’s clothing vulnerable to stains, splatters and more, even if you are spending more time at home these days. But it’s possible to restore your family’s clothing to like-new condition every time laundry day rolls around with these tips and strategies:

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Reduce Your Risk of Another Heart Attack or Stroke
Updated: May 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

COVID-19 pandemic highlights importance of maintaining healthy routines

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After the Armed Forces
Updated: May 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

Business ownership appeals to veterans seeking post-military careers

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At-Home Learning Throughout Summer
Updated: May 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

Tips for keeping students sharp over the long-haul

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Practical Tips for Caregivers Facing a Pandemic
Updated: May 26, 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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A Nutritious, Appetizing Addition
Updated: May 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) One of the simplest ways to make meals tastier and more nutritious: just add mushrooms. You can multiply the flavor and nutrients like vitamin D and selenium by adding them to tacos, pasta, burgers and more. Find recipes and cooking tips at mushroomcouncil.com.

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The Pill Turns Sweet 60
Updated: May 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Celebrating groundbreaking moments from six decades of the birth control pill empowering women to prevent pregnancy on their own terms.

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Get Ready to Roll Safely Into Summer
Updated: May 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) During the summer months, personal vehicles tend to cover a lot of ground between travel and daily commutes.

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Tuesday 05/26/2020
New campaign offers resources for thyroid cancer patients
Posted: May 26, 2020

(BPT) - Every year in the United States, more than half a million people with a thyroid nodule undergo testing to determine whether they have thyroid cancer. Recent research has shown that many of these patients aren’t fully informed about the possible outcomes of this testing and don’t know what questions to ask their doctors. This can increase patients’ anxiety and decrease their chances of receiving the best care for their thyroid nodule or thyroid cancer. A new educational campaign is now available to help patients better understand thyroid cancer diagnosis and their testing options.

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Saturday 05/23/2020
Financial anxiety weighing on your mental health? Try these tips
Updated: May 27, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - The global coronavirus pandemic has caused emotional distress and financial upheaval for people around the world. Many Americans are dealing with daunting issues that could jeopardize their financial future, whether it’s unexpected health care costs, unemployment and loss of income, the market’s impact on 401(k)s and other investments, or the need to postpone retirement plans. With these COVID-19 disruptions come financial anxiety and increased emotional concern that can become all-consuming and greatly impact your mental health.

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Friday 05/22/2020
Three Things to Know About Gout Today
Updated: May 27, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - 3-D imaging shows uric acid build up in a person with gout. Used with permission.1

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The simple guide to buying a toilet
Updated: May 27, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - The bathroom is arguably the most visited room in the home. Having a toilet that performs well, is easy to use and aesthetically pleasing is essential in any size home.

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Thursday 05/21/2020
Help is out there for struggling pet owners
Updated: May 27, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - In uncertain times, there is one source of comfort we can all agree upon, and it is the unconditional love provided by our beloved four-legged friends. Pets are family and are there for us when we need it most. And when tragedy strikes a family member, whether through a natural disaster, domestic abuse, a health problem or job loss, we do everything we can to help.

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Insuring Retirement in the Midst of Uncertainty
Updated: May 27, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - One of the longest economic expansions in American history may have come to an end in the face of a global pandemic. The economy today brings to mind for many the lessons of 2008-2009, during the Great Recession when millions of Americans on the doorstep of retirement watched helplessly as a lifetime of savings vanished, leaving them to wonder how they would be able to buy food, let alone take vacations or pursue leisure activities.

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Wednesday 05/20/2020
Living with Huntington’s Disease: One woman’s journey
Updated: May 27, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - When Ashley Fajardo tested positive for the Huntington’s disease gene at 18 years old, she was devastated but not surprised. Having lost her mother to the rare genetic disorder five years earlier, she knew her odds for having the gene were high.

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Managing pain after surgery: Looking beyond opioids
Updated: May 27, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - If you have upcoming surgery planned, one of your concerns may be post-surgical pain. With all the news coverage about the opioid crisis in the United States, you probably have questions about the best kind of pain relief for you. You may want to know how you can recover quickly, with as little discomfort as possible.

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A dermatologist debunks top sunscreen excuses
Updated: May 27, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As routines shift, people often have to make behavioral changes to adapt to their new daily schedules, which can come with excuses. Whether it’s learning to cook healthy meals more frequently, adapting to outdoor exercise or adjusting a skincare regimen, people tend to make excuses as they learn these new behaviors. No matter how healthy your lifestyle habits are, there has likely been a time you’ve made an excuse for skipping the sunscreen, whether it be the cloudy weather outside or the promise to yourself that you’re only stepping out for a few minutes.

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Tuesday 05/19/2020
In the fight against COVID-19, we all have a part to play
Updated: May 27, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - You’ve probably heard the term “essential worker.” You might even know a few. Among them are those in the medical profession, education and food production. And they’re working hard to keep our nation going during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Tuesday 05/26/2020
As World Faces Health Crises, New Report Finds Trust Is Vital
Posted: May 26, 2020

(NAPSI)—Recently, health experts gathered online to forecast the future of medicine. One theme: the increasing frequency of global crises.  

Now, COVID-19 has brought this hypothetical threat to life, and a report by the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), an independent, nonprofit, scientific organization dedicated to improving public health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety and benefit of medicines and foods, and the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence can help. Called “Trust or Consequences 2040: Will Innovations in Health and Medicine Deliver?” identifies what may happen in the future and explores the role that trust will play in helping people live longer and healthier. It identifies likely drivers of change, such as big data, artificial intelligence (AI), gene editing, risks to health systems and medicine supply chains and opportunities to improve global health. Four scenarios surfaced:

Scaling the tried and true: Rolling crises spur effective global collaboration to address health concerns. Medical advances based on big data and AI are implemented gradually. The focus is on baseline healthcare for all. 

Dangerous uncertainty: Problems with big data and AI lead to devastating healthcare failures. Unequal access to innovation means only the rich receive advanced treatments; people turn to folk medicines, science-based medicine is questioned. 

A world of difference: The success of big data and AI in healthcare leads to rapid advances in personalized medicine and prevention. Not everyone can access this and disparities between and within countries perpetuate a “haves” versus “have nots” dynamic. 

Solving tomorrow’s problems: Smart innovation is widely distributed. Big data and AI create inexpensive diagnostic tools. Diseases become more predictable and healthcare emphasizes prevention. New treatments and technological advances curb costs. 

The report also suggests how public quality standards for medical products could help promote trust in health and medicine in the future—as they have for 200 years. 

“Many of the challenging issues we face in healthcare are recurring and persistent. ‘Trust or Consequences 2040’ points out that we must plan for the future we want, or we risk failure and an erosion of trust. Standards offer a proven approach to building trust and ensuring as many people as possible benefit from promising innovations in health and medicine,” said Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D., CEO of USP.

Read the report at www.usp.org/trustorconsequences. Share your opinion on social media using #TrustTomorrow. 

 

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COVID-19 Can Cause Kidney Injury, Yet Most Americans Don’t Know It
Posted: May 26, 2020

(NAPSI)—According to a recent Harris Poll, too many people don’t know all they should about the dangers of coronavirus—particularly how it can affect the kidneys. 

COVID-19, it seems, attacks more than just the lungs.  

In the new National Kidney Foundation-Harris Poll Survey on COVID-19 and Kidney Health, the findings show low levels of awareness on both the risk of developing an acute kidney injury as a result of COVID-19 and of the long-term effects of kidney damage. 

“A significant number of patients going into the hospital to be treated for COVID-19 are coming out as kidney patients,” said Kevin Longino, CEO, National Kidney Foundation and a kidney transplant patient himself. “We believe this may be a looming healthcare crisis that will put a greater strain on hospitals, dialysis clinics and patients, for whom chronic kidney disease will be a lasting remnant of the coronavirus crisis—even after a vaccine is, hopefully, found.”  

Acute kidney injury 

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a sudden episode of kidney failure or kidney damage that happens within a few hours or a few days, and is happening in about 15 percent of all hospitalized coronavirus patients, many of whom now need dialysis.

If a patient ends up in the intensive care unit (ICU) their odds worsen; reports indicate that one in five intensive-care patients have lost kidney function. COVID-19 will likely result in a higher number of Americans with chronic kidney disease and/or kidney failure than before the pandemic. Once kidneys fail, dialysis or a transplant is needed to survive.  

Hospital shortages 

Hospitals aren’t prepared for the expected increase of kidney patients. In hot spots of the outbreak there are shortages of dialysis equipment, supplies and nurses properly trained to administer dialysis in the ICU. Most Americans, according to the Harris Poll, are concerned and want the federal government to step in. 

Further, the Harris Poll found that the vast majority of Americans want the federal government to provide more resources toward diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease, and significantly increased funding for kidney research because of kidney-related illness from COVID-19.  

More poll results 

The poll also found: 

•Only 17 percent Americans are aware of acute kidney injury as a result of COVID-19;  

•Only 46 percent of Americans are aware that COVID-19 will likely increase the number of Americans with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure; 

•58 percent of Americans are aware that COVID-19 can cause acute respiratory failure; 

•54 percent know it can cause pneumonia; 

•52 percent of those surveyed know COVID-19 can cause acute respiratory distress syndrome. 

Learn More

Additional information about COVID-19 and how it affects kidneys can be found at www.kidney.org/coronavirus.  

 

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It's time to get more kids biking
Posted: May 26, 2020

(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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Friday 05/22/2020
Shortages in Meat Inspire More To Try Plant-Based Protein
Posted: May 22, 2020

By Dan Curtin, President 

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Thursday 05/21/2020
Take Steps to Protect Your Skin While Working in the Yard
Posted: May 21, 2020

(StatePoint) Do you spend summer days outdoors mowing the lawn, tending to the garden and working on the house? Here are a few steps you can take to help you care for and protect your skin as you complete your seasonal chores:

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How to Eat to Feel Strong While Sheltering in Place
Posted: May 21, 2020

(StatePoint) With social distancing orders in place in many areas across the country, you may be doing your grocery shopping with shelf stability in mind. But this factor should not be your only priority. Right now, it’s especially important that the foods you eat also support your health and longevity.

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Reduce Your Risk of Another Heart Attack or Stroke
Updated: May 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

COVID-19 pandemic highlights importance of maintaining healthy routines

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After the Armed Forces
Updated: May 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

Business ownership appeals to veterans seeking post-military careers

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At-Home Learning Throughout Summer
Updated: May 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

Tips for keeping students sharp over the long-haul

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Practical Tips for Caregivers Facing a Pandemic
Updated: May 26, 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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Thursday 04/09/2020
Top tips for sanitizing your home
Updated: May 27, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As you’re spending more time at home, you’re probably looking for the best ways to keep your living environment clean, safe and healthy. Where do you start? What kinds of tools or products work best for sanitizing? Fortunately, achieving and maintaining a cleaner, more germ-free home is within your grasp.

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Wednesday 02/12/2020
Meet Siba, This Year’s Westminster “Best in Show”
Posted: February 12, 2020

(BPT) - Each year, more than 2,500 dogs convene in New York City for what will likely be the biggest moment of their careers: The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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Friday 12/13/2019
Giving The Gift Of Love
Posted: December 13, 2019

(NAPSI)—Most people would agree, the best gift during the holidays—and all year round—is the gift of love. For thousands of families, that means welcoming a puppy into their home. For those considering getting a new best friend for themselves or someone else, remember that choosing a puppy is a big decision. It’s also one you should think about carefully—for both your sake and the dog’s.

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Friday 12/06/2019
Santa’s Safety Suggestions For People, Pets And Packages
Posted: December 06, 2019

(NAPSI)—It’s near the time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. The United States Postal Service has long been known as a Santa’s helper, and we take this role seriously. Here are some tips to help keep people, pets and packages safe.

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Tuesday 11/26/2019
Rescue Puppy Named New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation
Posted: November 26, 2019

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization.

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NaturVet Quiet Moments Calming Aids
Posted: November 26, 2019

(NAPSI)—Life can be stressful, and just like us dogs and cats can experience stress caused by loud noises, storms, fear, excitement, travel, grooming, separation anxiety, the addition of a new pet to the family, and even some holidays can be stressful!

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Monday 09/16/2019
Lucky’s Legacy: 5 Important Lessons TurfMutt Taught Us
Posted: September 16, 2019

(NAPSI)—Lucky the TurfMutt is a real-life rescue dog who “pawed it forward” by spending a decade educating children and families about living landscapes—why they are important to people and the planet, how to take care of them, and encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy the nature around them. Lucky inspired people to look at their living landscapes through a dog’s eyes. After all, no one loves a yard like the family dog.

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Monday 08/26/2019
3 Tips for Finding a Lost Dog
Posted: August 26, 2019

(StatePoint) Dogs are important and adored members of their families, however, millions go missing every year. The reasons are varied and probably not all that surprising. A curious dog might jump over a fence or dig a hole under one. A pup might sneak out a door or gate inadvertently left open. Worn or broken leashes or collars could also allow a dog to escape your control.

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Monday 08/05/2019
Tips to Take Great Pet Pics
Posted: August 05, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re hoping to make your dog an Instagram sensation or you just want a nice portrait for the mantle, you’ve likely discovered pets, in general, can be elusive around cameras.

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Monday 06/10/2019
Top Tips for Moving With a Pet
Posted: June 10, 2019

(StatePoint) Your furball is part of the family, so if you’re like most, you don’t make major life decisions without thinking of your pet’s needs — including where you live and how you move into a new home.

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