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    Fortified salt improves lives

    (BPT) - Haiti has among the highest rates of elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis), which attacks the lymphatic system, leading to abnormal enlargement of body parts, disfigurement, pain, disability and social ostracism. The World Health Organization estimates that 856.4 million people in 53 countries remain threatened by elephantiasis. The Haitian population also suffers from widespread iodine deficiency. The Haitian Ministry of Health has established a goal to completely eradicate elephantiasis and iodine deficiency disorders in Haiti by 2020. Fortunately, there is a simple cure for these conditions: salt fortified with iodine and diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC).

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    CDC Urges Public To Start The Conversation About Sepsis

    (BPT) - Each year, at least 1.7 million Americans develop sepsis, and nearly 270,000 die as a result. While anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection can lead to sepsis, only 55% of Americans have heard of sepsis.[1]

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    Ending The Tragedy Of 'Family Fire'

    (NAPSI)—On the battlefield, one of the greatest tragedies is “friendly fire,” and the military does everything in its power to avoid these incidents through rigorous training, constant communication, and a deadly serious focus on the safe use of weapons. All Americans would be wise to look to our military professionals as an example of how to solve the tragedy of “family fire” in this country.

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Wednesday 06/20/2018
Don't Let a Vacation Derail Your Diet
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(StatePoint) Vacation season is here and it’s no surprise that what you eat can have an impact on your weight. In a study from the University of Georgia, 61 percent of the participants gained weight while on vacation, with an average gain of 0.7 pounds. Some even gained up to 7 pounds.

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Friday 05/25/2018
Slim Down Tips for a Healthier Summer
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(StatePoint) Summer means BBQs, beach time and swimsuits, but it could also mean a change in eating habits and not necessarily for the better. Many people work hard throughout the winter in hopes of losing weight before summer, but when summer arrives, they abandon their healthy lifestyle and risk gaining weight.

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Monday 05/21/2018
5 ways to turn back the clock on your skin
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(BPT) - If you have started to notice changes in your skin in your late 30s or early 40s, you’re not alone. This is when most people see their skin start to sag around the forehead and jowls, and some areas may look more sunken, such as around the eyes and cheek area. These changes tend to make your face look older. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can help forestall and reverse the aging process that do not involve invasive cosmetic surgery.

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Thursday 04/05/2018
3 Fun, Fashionable Color Trends This Summer
Updated: April 05, 2018 - 4:37 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re looking forward to attending a few special events or have a fun getaway planned, you’re probably wondering what key items you’ll need to add to your wardrobe for summer.

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Tuesday 04/03/2018
The Search for Extraordinary Women of Worth During National Volunteer Month
Updated: April 04, 2018 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - Throughout the month of April — National Volunteer Month — L’Oréal Paris is calling on men and women throughout the country to nominate extraordinary women who find beauty and strength in giving back to their communities. Women like Shandra Woworuntu, a survivor of human trafficking, who founded the program Mentari to provide resources, advocacy, education and mentoring initiatives to help other survivors reintegrate into society.

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Wednesday 03/21/2018
These boots are made for working: 5 epic stories from tradespeople
Updated: March 29, 2018 - 4:37 am

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Monday 03/19/2018
Knowledge Is Power: Going More than Skin Deep on Acne Scarring
Updated: March 27, 2018 - 4:39 am

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Wednesday 03/07/2018
Healthy skin starts with a good night's sleep [Video]
Posted: March 07, 2018

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Wednesday 02/28/2018
These health benefits of salt might surprise you
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:11 am

(BPT) - World Salt Awareness Week is being celebrated this year from March 12 to 18 and is the perfect opportunity to recognize all the many benefits of salt. Salt, or sodium chloride, is essential for life. In fact, no mineral is more essential to human survival than sodium because it allows nerves to send and receive electrical impulses, helps your muscles stay strong and keeps your cells and brain functioning. However, sodium chloride (salt) is a nutrient that the body cannot produce, and therefore it must be consumed.

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Tuesday 02/20/2018
Look Your Best For Less
Updated: February 21, 2018 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—You can look like a million while spending much less if you heed these eight hints:

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Thursday 06/21/2018
When School Is Out, Kids May Be Missing Out On Essential Nutrients
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

Feeding America® and The Great American Milk Drive makes it easy to pour more milk for local kids in need

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How to Build the Perfect Playlist
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Music can set the mood, no matter the occasion. Whether you’re playing jazz classics to give your dinner party a sophisticated ambience or blasting the latest dance-pop tracks for motivation on the treadmill, music is able to provide the soundtrack to different aspects of peoples’ lives.

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5 Tips for Raising Resilient Kids
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Parenting, while providing plenty of excitement, comes with a certain set of challenges. With years of outdoor playtime ahead, one of those challenges is ensuring safety while still promoting an adventurous spirit. 

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Cool Summertime Kitchen Hacks
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Yet for some, the warmer months can be hectic and busy, and often go by too quickly.

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Create an Accessible Lifestyle
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

Enhance independence with mobility in mind

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Summer Learning Activities for Kids
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Summer may be a break from formal education, but keeping kids excited about learning can be an easy way to keep them active and engaged instead of zoned out on screen time.

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5 Tips to Take Pets on Trips
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) If your next big excursion is on hold until you can make arrangements for your four-legged friend, a solution may be closer than you think. Pet-friendly accommodations can be easier to find than ever, making it possible to simply take your pet along for the ride.

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A Fit, Fun Summer
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

Make smart fitness choices with post-workout recovery and hydration

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Make the Most of Summer College Visits
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) For students entering their senior year of high school or current college students considering a transfer, there’s no better way to determine whether a college or university is the right fit than a college visit. Summer is a great time to make those journeys, when campuses are less chaotic and the demands of the school year are on hold.

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Treatment Options for Men with Enlarged Prostate
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) If you’re a male over the age of 45, chances are you may be suffering from a condition more common than prostate cancer – benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). More commonly known as enlarged prostate, BPH can cause bothersome urinary symptoms that can worsen with age. In fact, nearly 40 million men in the United States are affected by enlarged prostate, according to research published in the “Journal of Urology.”

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