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7 Ways Kids Benefit From Having a Pet

“Ah, mom and dad, can’t we get a pet?” is a familiar plea from kids around the world. Before automatically saying, “No,” parents should review seven ways kids can benefit from having a pet. 1. Teaches responsibility – Adding a pet to the family can provide opportunities to teach kids important work responsibilities. Give kids … Read Full Article

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5 Tips to Keep Pets Safe and Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays are filled with exciting gatherings of friends and families to decorate, share gifts and celebrate. Many family pets enjoy being in the middle of the festivities. But sometimes the holiday season can be an unhealthy experience for furry family members. Here are five tips to keep pets safe and healthy. Stick to normal … Read Full Article

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7 Ways to Avoid Catching a Cold or Flu When Flying

When flying for business or vacation, do you worry about catching a cold or flu from other travelers? Viruses and germs are everywhere, and it’s difficult to disinfect the entire airport and plane by yourself. So here are seven ways to avoid catching a cold or flu when flying. Get plenty of rest – Before taking … Read Full Article

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7 Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Pets

All year long, kids look forward to Halloween. It’s an exciting night for kids to dress in costume, get loads of candy, and trick-or-treat with friends and maybe even the family pet. Make sure Halloween is fun for kids and pets. Here are seven safety tips for a spooktacular night. 1. Watch for signs of … Read Full Article

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7 Ways to Wake Up Refreshed in the Morning

After a restful night of seven hours or more of sleep, most people have a positive, can-do attitude. Difficult problems look like opportunities vs. unscalable mountains. A good night’s sleep also is important for overall good health, but sadly only 1 in 3 Americans get the amount of sleep they need. Here are seven ways … Read Full Article

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This is how foods and medications can impact emotional health

“You are what you eat,” health experts often say. And it’s true. Your body uses nutrients from the foods you eat to provide fuel for daily activities. Now researchers report that your diet also can affect your mental health. Here’s how food and medication can impact emotional health. 1. Unsubstantiated advice– For years, people have … Read Full Article

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4 ways to improve your heart health

At one time in life, you may have exercised regularly. But then work and family commitments began to fill up your calendar. Since then, your workout clothes have been gathering dust in the corner. You may think it’s impossible to jumpstart your fitness workout. But experts say it’s worth it, because exercise and nutritious foods … Read Full Article

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7 Reasons Why You Develop a Chronic Cough

Over the course of a year, most adults have two to four colds, and children can have as many as 12. Nasal congestion often causes a persistent cough that lasts for a week or two. But if a cough continues for several weeks or a month, it may be a symptom of a more serious … Read Full Article

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6 things to know when reading food labels

When shopping for groceries, do you check food labels? Nutritionists advise us to read product labels to know the ingredients in the foods we buy. But most people don’t take the time, and the words on the label often don’t make sense. Here are six things to know when reading food labels as featured in … Read Full Article