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New Ways to Save and Enjoy Your Photos
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(StatePoint) People are taking more photos than ever before, of friends, family, vacations and their food. And while they don’t always like to admit it, they are also taking selfies.

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5 Ways to Give a Room a Makeover
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(StatePoint) Does a room in your home need an update? There are a range of projects from large to small that can help you transform any space for maximum utility and better design. Here are five great ideas.

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More Grandparents are Raising Grandkids: 3 Things They Need to Know
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(StatePoint) From single parents to traditional and multigenerational households, modern families come in all shapes and sizes. But did you know there’s an uptick in the number of grandparents raising grandkids? According to data from The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2.9 million grandparents were raising their grandchildren in 2015 compared with 2.5 million in 2005.

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How to Manage the Symptoms of Menopause
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(StatePoint) Menopause is often associated with troublesome symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings, yet even more serious health issues may be part of this life stage, such as heart disease.

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Women: The Key to Urinary Health Starts with the Gut
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(StatePoint) As most women who have suffered urinary health issues know, such conditions can be irritating and uncomfortable. Luckily, there are practical steps you can take to naturally support your urinary tract.

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Are You Still on Track to Achieve Your 2017 Resolutions?
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(StatePoint) With 2017 about halfway over, it’s an ideal time to evaluate your goals and objectives, and take action if necessary to get back on track.

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Doctor’s Orders: How to Protect Your Skin this Summer
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(StatePoint) The summer can really take a toll on skin, when more of it is exposed to sun, bugs and poisonous plants.

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Great Outdoors Month: Tips to Make the Most of Your Next Adventure
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(StatePoint) Spending time enjoying nature is good for the body and mind, helping to reduce stress, increase focus and provide opportunities for physical activity, say studies. Unfortunately, our busy schedules sometimes don’t allow us to get outside as often as we would like.

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Delightful Summer Sipper Ideas to Serve Your Guests
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(StatePoint) From pool parties to evenings around a bonfire, summer is the ultimate time to entertain. Artisanal cocktails make a statement at any gathering, so become the trendsetter of the season by using interesting spirits to get the party started.

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Tips to Look Your Best When Dressing Casually
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(StatePoint) From fitness conscious consumers to busy moms who are always on the go, casual athletic attire is becoming a socially acceptable and on-trend style. In fact, it’s so popular, it carries its own name: “athleisure.”

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Aging Eyes: 3 Ways Seniors Can Protect Their Vision
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(StatePoint) While you may take healthy eyes for granted, it’s important to know that as you age, you become more susceptible to conditions that can impair your vision. The effects of vision loss can be devastating, harming one’s quality of life and independence.

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What to Do to Stop Unwanted Phone Calls
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(StatePoint) Whether you use a landline, mobile phone or both, you’ve likely received those pesky robocalls -- phone calls that use a computerized auto-dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message. As a consumer, here is what to know about this common annoyance to your home or personal line.

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Top Tips for Incorporating Fitness into Your Routine
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(StatePoint) Staying active doesn’t just keep a waistline in check, it benefits every part of the body, including the brain.

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6 Tips for Throwing a Great Outdoor Party
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(StatePoint) Throwing the perfect party outdoors requires a bit of precision. Here are six great ways to keep guests happy, comfortable and entertained.

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How to Cash in on the Gig Economy
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(StatePoint) There’s an exciting career revolution taking place for those who want to call their own shots, set their own schedules and control their destinies. Say hello to the “gig economy,” a booming new job market.

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5 Simple Ways to Naturally Relieve Bloating
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(StatePoint) Bloating is not only uncomfortable, but it can be particularly inconvenient when you want to look and feel your best in the summer.

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Scrumptious Food and Rosé Wine Pairings
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(StatePoint) A good rosé wine is evocative of beautiful days dining outdoors, although it’s increasingly being enjoyed year-round. And if you love this pink treat, you are in good company, as French rosé wine purchases in the US were up by over 77 percent in 2016.

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6 Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease That May Surprise You
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(StatePoint) Those familiar with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are likely aware of the disorder’s most visible symptoms, including slower movements, impaired balance, rigidity/stiffness and involuntary shaking. However, Parkinson’s, which is a neurodegenerative brain disorder, can cause a range of non-motor symptoms, which can bring about a new set of challenges for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

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Keep Your Cool This Summer with These Organization Tips
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(StatePoint) Summer is often associated with lazy days spent picnicking and swimming, but most of us know that these months are often the most action-packed, making organization as important as ever.

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Hot for Summer: Create a Perfect Outdoor Escape in Your Backyard
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(StatePoint) If there’s anything better than heating up the grill and chilling drinks with close friends late into a summer evening, it’s decorating the space in which it all takes place. As with all things summer, refreshing your outdoor space calls for a simple, relaxed approach. Here are a few ideas for making a quick splash.

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Own Summer Entertaining Like a Boss
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(StatePoint) Make living easy and delicious this summer with Mediterranean-style snacks, appetizers and party trays that are ready to serve in a snap. Whatever the occasion, from barbecues to graduations, you can have a full season of al fresco fun with these ideas.

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New Ways to Safeguard Skin Year-Round Before and After Spending Time Outdoors
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(StatePoint) A day outdoors can be enjoyable, but keep in mind that this UV exposure can take its toll on skin health.

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What to Know about Your Tuna Sandwich
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(StatePoint) Americans love their tuna. Indeed, the U.S. is the largest market for canned tuna in the world. But according to experts, much of the nation’s canned tuna is not produced sustainably or ethically.

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Protect Your Money: There’s an App for That
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(StatePoint) Since the credit card made its debut as an alternative to cash over 50 years ago, more Americans are using debit or credit cards as a primary payment method than ever before. In addition to the convenience and simplicity of using a card, another reason they have become increasingly popular is because they offer certain protections for consumers.

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Top Tips for Allergy Management
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(StatePoint) Allergy symptoms can lead to a major disruption in quality of life. And unfortunately, they affect a lot of people. Nearly 60 million Americans suffer from allergic rhinitis (also commonly known as hay fever), according to the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.

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Make Your Summer Barbeques Sizzle
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(StatePoint) With family and friends gathering to celebrate all summer long, try a new and healthy twist on some backyard barbeque essentials.

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Make Your Home Safer in Wicked Weather
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(StatePoint) Wicked weather can happen anytime, anywhere. Being prepared will offer you, your family and your home greater protection. Here is what to know.

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5 Great Ways to Reduce Stress
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(StatePoint) The constant juggle of work, family and other responsibilities can cause anybody to feel stressed. And stress is not only unpleasant, it can have negative ramifications on your health, including stomach upset, fatigue, headache and even depression and drug abuse, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Checklist: 5 Camping Essentials for a Safe and Enjoyable Adventure
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(StatePoint) More than 30 million Americans camp in tents yearly, according to the Outdoor Foundation. As with any outdoor adventure, having the necessary equipment is crucial.

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The Perfect Pairing: Amarone Wine and Prime Strip Steak
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(StatePoint) A good steak and glass of red wine offer a delightful traditional pairing. A way to elevate this experience is to choose an Amarone della Valpolicella, a traditional red wine from Italy, to accompany a perfect cut of steak with high marbling content for more flavor.

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Warm Weather Entertaining: Sonoma Wine Tasting and Cooking Lesson
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(StatePoint) Welcome warm weather by gathering friends and family. If you are looking to create a memorable evening, consider entertaining guests at home with an instructional wine tasting and cooking lesson.

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Outdoor Enthusiasts: Tips to Prevent Bites and Burns
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(StatePoint) Nearly half of all Americans participate in at least one outdoor activity each year, according to statistics from the Outdoor Foundation. And while many of those exercising outdoors take necessary precautions to reduce their risk for injury, they are not always as dedicated to skin protection.

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Buying a Lawn Mower? Here’s What You Need to Know
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(StatePoint) Curb appeal all begins with a beautiful lawn. When it comes to making a great impression, your effort is just one part of the equation. The quality of your equipment can play a major role, too.

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How to Help Meet Your Retirement Income Goals
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(StatePoint) Most Americans care about enjoying a financially comfortable retirement, yet almost two in five people express concerns over whether they will have enough money to live the lifestyle they want, according to new research on savers from Greenwald & Associates and CANNEX.

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5 Helpful Hints for a Clean and Clutter-Free Home
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(StatePoint) Papers piling up? Toys taking over?  If your home is more cluttered than clean, you’re not alone -- 85 percent of homeowners say that organization and storage is the most desired feature in a home, according to OrganizedLiving.com.

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3 Ways Seniors Can Get More from their Smartphones
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(StatePoint) With the rapid pace of new developments in smartphone technology, it can be hard to keep up with all the changes, especially if you grew up in an era when phones were attached to a cord.

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Why Experts Say High-Speed Internet Access Matters to Families and Businesses Nationwide
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(StatePoint) In the same way the telephone brought new opportunities for business development and economic prosperity to America’s heartland decades ago, experts say that today, expanding broadband to every part of the country will have positive impacts on all communities nationwide. In short: no matter where you live it’s important that all Americans -- including those in more remote areas -- have broadband access, too.

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Smart Tips to Prevent Identity Theft
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(StatePoint) More than 13 million U.S. consumers fall victim to identity theft each year, according to Javelin Strategy and Research, with more than $15 billion stolen. Fortunately for consumers, many of these crimes are preventable.

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Simple Ways to Incorporate Exercise into Your Daily Life
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(StatePoint) When constantly struggling to juggle the unending daily responsibilities of both work and family life, trying to squeeze in time to exercise can be a daunting task.

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Shopping Local Can Benefit You and Your Community
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(StatePoint) If you have home improvement plans, it’s important to consider where you will be doing your shopping. For many people, the first stores to come to mind are big box retailers because of the widespread assumption that chains can offer better selection and better prices.

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8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Trash Can
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(StatePoint) While nearly all municipalities or waste haulers provide trash carts and cans, most let residents and businesses use more as needed.

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Lamb Chops and Red Wine: A Delicious Pairing
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(StatePoint) At your next dinner party, enjoy a glass of rich red wine and a tempting yet easy-to-prepare meal to match.

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4 Tips to Flip the Switch to a More Beautiful Home
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(StatePoint) The average home has 45 light sockets which means you probably have more light bulbs than just about any home product, and yet the lighting aisle can still be a daunting place. With the right knowledge, you can save money, protect the environment and bring the best features of your home to life.

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Smart Kitchen Upgrade Ideas to Help You Save Time
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(StatePoint) Most home cooks want the flexibility of preparing complicated meals with ease and convenience. However, even those with a deft culinary hand may be limited by their tools, space and appliances.

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How to Keep Lips Healthy and Hydrated
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(StatePoint) Lips can be especially susceptible to the elements, leaving them dry and chapped. To keep your pucker healthy and hydrated, consider the following tips from the makers of Carmex lip balms, and Dr. Neil Sadick, M.D., a New York City-based dermatologist.

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Tips to Make Lasting Healthful Changes to Your Eating Habits
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(StatePoint) Do you find it difficult to maintain healthy eating habits? Remember that small changes, made over time, can add up.

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Coffee Can Be Good or Bad for Your Health: What to Know Now
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(StatePoint) A majority of Americans drink coffee daily, with an average of about three cups a day, according to Harvard School of Public Health.

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A Simple Home Cleaning Checklist
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(StatePoint) When it’s time to roll up your sleeves and do some home cleaning, experts point out that it’s helpful to streamline the tools you use to do the job and the tasks you seek to accomplish.

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Buying or Refinancing Your Home? Tips for Success
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(StatePoint) Whether you are purchasing a new home or refinancing an existing one, making smart financing decisions is important.

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6 Ways to Update Home Décor
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(StatePoint) Is it time to re-evaluate your home’s décor and color palette? Get inspired to freshen up your home with these six 2017 décor trends from interior designer and DIY television personality, Taniya Nayak.

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Creative Gardening Tips
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(StatePoint) Gardeners often focus on the science of their hobby: how much water and sunlight their plants need and how to improve soil quality and keep pests at bay. But there can be a lot of artistry behind the craft as well -- from how you harvest and enjoy flowers to how you convert unused spaces of your home into a viable indoor edible garden.

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Natural Tips to Beat Seasonal Respiratory Health Challenges
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(StatePoint) Spring and summer can be particularly difficult times of year for those with respiratory health challenges, when simple activities like gardening, walking the dog and reading a book on the patio can cause itching, wheezing, sneezing and trouble breathing.

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Durable Décor Upgrades that Add Comfort and Style to Your Home
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(StatePoint) Interior upgrades should make a big impact -- adding style and comfort to your home. They should also last a long time, even if you have a busy household, with lots of foot traffic.

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How to Spruce Up Your Garden with Bird Safety in Mind
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(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but the average residential property can be hazardous to local wildlife without proper precautions taken.

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From Clogs to Backups: 3 Simple DIY Plumbing Fixes
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(StatePoint) If the idea of doing-it-yourself where plumbing is concerned sounds intimidating, fear not. There are many simple fixes to common plumbing problems that just about anyone can take care of without professional assistance. More importantly, performing these simple maintenance tasks as they are needed can prevent larger problems from occurring.

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Garden-to-Table Tips for Growing and Cooking Your Own Produce
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(StatePoint) Nearly 50 percent of fresh fruits and 20 percent of fresh vegetables in the US are imported, according to FoodSafety.gov. This means that your food traveled long distances to get to your plate. To better enjoy fruits and vegetables, many families are now growing their own at home.

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Shopping Smarter to Help Your Household Routine
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(StatePoint) If you follow awards shows to learn about the best movies and music, why not do the same to learn about the household products your family uses on a daily basis?

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3 Ways Seniors Can Save on Prescriptions This Year
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(StatePoint) If you signed up for a new Medicare plan during Open Enrollment, it’s important to understand how your prescription drug costs may be affected. Even if you did nothing to alter your coverage, some features of your plan may have changed for 2017. 

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What to Know about Eye Health
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(StatePoint) Did you know that doctors now recommend that children as young as six months old should have their first comprehensive eye exam? And not only is correcting vision problems crucial for happiness and success, but an eye exam can detect such health problems as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

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5 Heart Healthy Habits
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(StatePoint) Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. While there are many risk factors involved that are beyond one’s control, a healthy lifestyle can make a big difference.

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5 Things to Know if Someone You Love is Addicted to Painkillers
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(StatePoint) Fifty-two people die every day from opioid overdoses nationwide, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 12 million U.S. residents used prescription painkillers non-medically in the past year.

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Great Tips to Get in Shape and Stay in Shape
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(StatePoint) Losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle top millions of people’s list of goals. Unfortunately, it’s a lot easier to set a goal than it is to actually achieve it, so it’s important to have a game plan if you want to see results. Here are some sustainable tips to help you lose weight and feel great!

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What to Know Before Taking Vitamins or Supplements
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(StatePoint) As Americans look to improve their health, many will turn to vitamins and supplements as part of their healthier routines. However, experts stress the importance of understanding the potential interactions supplements can have with medications and some brands of medical test results.

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What to Know About Treating Common Illnesses
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(StatePoint) For short-term conditions that come on quickly like the common cold, to chronic conditions such as arthritis or allergies, homeopathic medicines are among the safest types of drugs, say experts.

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