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Wednesday 09/30/2020
Afro-Latina Beauty Brand Co-founder Talks Tips, Culture and Finding Success
Updated: October 02, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Ada Rojas is not your typical entrepreneur and small-business owner. She’s one of only a few Afro-Latinas to launch a beauty brand with her community in mind as the inspiration. Although representation is a hot button topic for many industries and workplaces, Latina voices and stories often still go unheard. In partnership with Target, Ada’s story is being told via the retailer’s Más Que (“More Than”) campaign, which is a new, year-long celebration that features Latino artists, entrepreneurs and team members’ inspirational stories of success, resilience and cultural contributions. Ada, an Afro-Latina Dominicana (Dominican) from the Bronx, is now on a mission to pave the way for other aspiring Latina entrepreneurs who also “live in the hyphen” and embrace their bicultural experiences.

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Monday 09/28/2020
A Skin Care Expert Weighs in: Take Care of Your Scalp
Posted: September 28, 2020

(StatePoint) When it comes to your skin and hair care routine, it can be all too easy to forget the scalp. After time though, this neglect can take a toll on the health of your hair, according to experts.

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Wednesday 09/23/2020
How to Reduce Your Recovery Time After a Tough Workout
Updated: September 25, 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 26, 2020 - 2:30 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: October 14, 2020 - 2:31 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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Tuesday 09/08/2020
How to save money on monthly bills, with the help of your smart home
Updated: October 27, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Hundreds of millions of people have sheltered in place as governments issue executive orders to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, many homes are becoming a fortress against the virus, a makeshift school, an office outpost and a daycare facility. As homeowners continue to spend more time at home with the appliances and lights on, they are looking for ways to optimize the efficiency of their homes.

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Friday 09/04/2020
Why Protecting Your Skin Matters All Year Long
Updated: September 06, 2020 - 2:30 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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Monday 08/24/2020
Heart attacks and strokes don’t stop during a pandemic
Updated: September 24, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - During the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors across the nation are reporting a sharp decline in patients coming to the hospital for heart attacks and strokes. These conditions don’t stop during a pandemic, and the decline has doctors worried that many people experiencing symptoms may not be seeking treatment, or that they are seeking treatment only after their condition has worsened. Delaying care could pose a significant threat to your health.

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Friday 08/21/2020
3 DIY projects that will instantly improve your home’s value
Updated: October 02, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Buying a home is exciting. Once you purchase a property, you want to make it your own. Whether it's a 100-year-old beauty or a fresh new build, there are improvements you can make that not only personalize the space, but add instant value to your real estate investment.

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Monday 10/26/2020
New normal, same cancer [Infographic]
Posted: October 26, 2020

(BPT) - COVID-19 has disrupted cancer care, including an alarming decline in preventive screens. Learn more.

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Healthy Habits That Will Stick: How One Comedian is Making (Positive) Changes During an Unprecedented Time
Posted: October 26, 2020

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Treating Tummy Trouble at Home in Stressful Times
Updated: October 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Life in stressful times, such as during a pandemic, looks a little different for us all - and it may be affecting your health in unexpected ways.

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Saturday 10/24/2020
Take Your Dental Hygiene Routine to a New Level
Posted: October 24, 2020

(StatePoint) Patient volumes are hitting only 74 percent of pre-pandemic levels, according to the American Dental Association. With many people delaying dentist office visits, at-home oral care routines are more important than ever.

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Friday 10/23/2020
Generic and Biosimilar Prescriptions Mean Smooth Sailing and Big Savings for Americans of All Ages
Updated: October 27, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Now that Rich Lichty is semi-retired, he loves to go boating on the Chesapeake Bay. His 15-year-old boat is equipped with a diving board to entice the grandchildren.

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Grieving mom urges parents to promise to get flu vaccinations
Updated: October 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Two-year-old Reese Pena was an energetic, healthy toddler loved dearly by her entire family when her life was tragically cut short by the flu. Now, her mom is urging other parents to make a promise to vaccinate their families this year and every year.

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What to know about higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (HR-MDS) [Infographic]
Posted: October 23, 2020

(BPT) - Sponsored by Takeda Oncology

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Thursday 10/22/2020
Ed’s Story—Everyone With ALS Counts
Updated: October 24, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells. It first gained national attention as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the famous baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS in 1939. To date, the cause of ALS is unknown, and there is still no known cure. The disease strikes quickly, usually leading to death within 2–5 years of diagnosis. But every person with ALS has an individual story, and understanding these stories will help researchers ultimately piece together clues about the disease. 

Ed Tessaro was diagnosed with ALS in 2009. As he learned to cope with this diagnosis, he reflects, “I’ve never considered myself a victim of the disease, because I believe in my heart all of us have a wheelchair. In my case, it’s quite literal, but with everything that goes on in my life, I realize that every family has had a crisis.” One of the things that helps him and others with ALS is reaching out for community support and resources. “The ongoing struggle is to encourage newly diagnosed people to come in and talk about their condition. I want to help people learn about the National ALS Registry, clinical trials, and other resources that can provide support and hope.” 

The National ALS Registry helps gather information from those who are living with this disease. Researchers from all around the world can access the Registry data to help scientists learn more about what causes this disease. Everyone’s story is different, and everyone’s piece of the puzzle is essential. The Registry has found that more than 16,000 people with ALS live in the United States. It is important to include as many people as possible living with the disease to get the most accurate information. When patients join, it helps give researchers more information. This could lead to a better understanding of the causes of ALS, because learning more about the disease is one step further in the battle to defeat it.

If you or someone you care about has ALS, consider learning more about the National ALS Registry by visiting: www.cdc.gov/als

 

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How Family Travel Has Changed Throughout the Last 25 Years
Updated: October 27, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) While 2020 has brought some definite and dramatic changes to the way people travel, there have actually been numerous changes in the travel industry throughout the course of the last 25 years.

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Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Stop the Spread of Flu
Updated: October 27, 2020 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) Amid the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hospitals and health care workers already overburdened, medical experts say it’s more important than ever to slow the spread of the flu. In a typical year, the flu causes tens of millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S.

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