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    Celebrate fall with healthy new routines for you and your dog

    (BPT) - The fall season, with its crisp, cool air and beautiful foliage, is the perfect time to create a fresh start and establish healthy new routines for both you and your dog. To help you make this fall your happiest and healthiest season, Beneful has tapped Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer at Purina, for some expert advice on how to maximize the health benefits of the season.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Home Cleaning Do's and Don’ts

    (StatePoint) Now and then, every home gets to the point at which a quick tidy-up here and there just isn’t cutting it anymore. You take a look around, notice all of the surfaces that have gone untouched for far too long, then sigh as you pick a day dedicated to cleaning from top to bottom.

  • Bridal

    How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

    (StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman’s personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn’t quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging.

Top Story

Congress may improve access to integrated care for dialysis patients

(BPT) - More than 700,000 people in the U.S. suffer from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), also known as kidney failure. These patients often cope with multiple chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. They may also have financial difficulties, which limit their ability to access preventative health care services. These patients must juggle multiple appointments, manage numerous medications and experience frequent hospital visits while struggling to navigate a complex health care system. Integrated care programs, like the Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act (PATIENTS Act) (H.R. 4143/S. 2065), offer patients support from a dedicated care coordination team and added benefits like personalized care planning.

Pet Central

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

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




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Wednesday 11/22/2017
Navy Veteran Thankful To Be Charting a Course to Asthma Relief
Updated: November 24, 2017 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for friends, family and good health in your life. If you are one of 25 million Americans affected by asthma1, you might not be feeling so grateful if you’re unable to find relief from your symptoms. However, for some, knowing they aren’t suffering alone is something to feel thankful for.

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6 tips to make your bathroom sellable, and enjoyable, at the same time
Updated: November 24, 2017 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - When it comes time to sell your home, not all rooms are created equal. Sure, potential buyers will walk through the entire house, but their opinion of a few primary rooms can ultimately determine whether they choose to offer or walk.

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Between The Farm And Your Table: The Finance Behind Thanksgiving Dinner
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 4:35 am

(NAPSI)—When you sit down to a Thanksgiving feast this year, you may not be thinking about the global financial markets that helped land the meal on your table. The ingredients in your favorite stuffing, the butter in those mashed potatoes and even the gasoline in the car that got your relatives to your door, all cost something. What goes into determining these prices?

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Smart Ways To Enhance The Holiday
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 4:35 am

(NAPSI)—This year, you may be thankful for something extra amidst the holiday chaos: smartphone technology that offers an extra helping hand.

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Men and Women: A Different Outlook on Work and Cancer
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

(StatePoint) The challenges surrounding life with cancer, particularly in the workplace, are complex, and new findings show that male and female experiences can differ. In a recent survey commissioned by Cancer and Careers and conducted by Harris Poll, more women than men say they need to work for financial reasons and employed women were more likely to feel they had no choice but to work during their cancer treatment. The survey also found women are more likely to be concerned about health insurance. 

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Cook Like a Top Chef this Holiday Season
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Parties
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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Appetizers for Easy Entertaining
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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Happier, Healthier Holidays
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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Make this Holiday Flavorful
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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Entertain with Ease During the Holidays
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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Holiday Baking for Family and Friends
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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A Festive Meal to Remember
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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7 Ways to Plan for Cold and Flu Season
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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How to Prep Your Pup for Winter
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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Making the Most of Medicare Open Enrollment
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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Empowering Teens through Smart Spending
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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Keep Cool-Weather Clothes Looking Fresh
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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Pests Might be Hiding on Your Christmas Tree
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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Managing High Blood Pressure During the Holidays
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

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A Timeless Holiday Tradition Returns
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 4:35 am

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Make Emergency Planning a Priority
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 4:35 am

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Happy Holiday Gift-Giving
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 4:35 am

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Practical Ways to Promote STEM Learning
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 4:35 am

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Simple Seasonal Safety Tips
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 4:35 am

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Holiday Giving for the Whole Family
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 4:35 am

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Merry Ideas for Every Wish List
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 4:35 am

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Keep the Holidays Merry and Bright
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 4:35 am

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Picking Perfect Holiday Presents
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 4:35 am

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6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays
Posted: November 22, 2017

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Tuesday 11/21/2017
A Rare and Life-Threatening Disease with Common Symptoms: Highlighting Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
Updated: November 24, 2017 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Determination. Strength. Resilience. These are just a few qualities that may characterize people around the world living with pulmonary hypertension (PH), a sometimes debilitating disease of the lungs.[1] But a particularly rare form of the disease, called chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), is often misinterpreted by patients and doctors alike.[2],[3]

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Barn doors go indoors: An ideal winter project
Updated: November 24, 2017 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Known for their versatility, barn doors have been popping up in homes across the country — in contemporary and rustic designs. Read on to discover why adding a barn door is an ideal winter home-improvement project.

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FICO Score: Why it matters and what you can do to change it
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - For anyone who has tried to borrow money to purchase a car, buy a home or open a revolving line of credit, you may be familiar with the term FICO Score. The vast majority of lenders use this scoring model, which essentially determines a person’s creditworthiness.

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Seize the holidays with 4 festive twists on decadent desserts
Updated: November 24, 2017 - 4:34 am

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Top 5 features millennials look for in a home
Updated: November 24, 2017 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - For generations, homeownership has been part of the American dream. For most Americans, it’s the largest, most significant investment they’ll make, and because homeownership is the best way to grow their wealth, the most important investment as well.

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6 ways to refresh your home with hardwood
Updated: November 24, 2017 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Hardwood is one of the oldest building materials known to man, yet as any savvy architect, designer or homeowner will tell you, renovating with characterful woods is a sure way to make a tired interior look fresh and contemporary. “There’s something rejuvenating about the unique colors and textures offered by beautifully milled and finished hardwood surfaces,” says Linda Jovanovich, of the American Hardwood Information Center. “Used with flair and imagination, even the most traditional species like oak, walnut, cherry and maple will provide a stylish, up-to-date makeover.” Here are six ways hardwood can infuse new life into your home.

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Eating Well During the Holiday Season
Updated: November 24, 2017 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Everyone has their holiday favorites. From turkey and stuffing to eggnog and apple pie, these comfort foods signal time with family and friends as another busy year comes to a close. But for people living with type 2 diabetes, celebrating holiday traditions while trying to eat healthy can be a real balancing act.

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Older People Improve Life For Others And Themselves
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

(NAPSI)—Many older Americans have discovered that sharing their accumulated wisdom with others who need help can be a big win all around.

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Evite sorpresas, prepárese para el invierno
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

(NAPSM)—A medida que el clima se torna más frío, preparar su carro para el invierno debería ser la prioridad número uno. El Concilio de cuidado de autos Car Care Council, una organización sin fines de lucro, recomienda que los conductores chequeen seis áreas especialmente afectadas por el mal tiempo invernal.

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Entendiendo la educación y las familias militares
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

(NAPSM)—Los miembros de la fuerzas armadas de EE. UU. realizan enormes sacrificios por nuestra nación y por sus propias familias; sin embargo, hay que preguntar si los hijos de estas familias obtienen lo que necesitan del sistema educativo K-12.

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National Survey Reveals Most Americans Are Unaware Of Key Cancer Risk Factors
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

(NAPSI)—The majority of Americans are unaware of several major risk factors for cancer—most notably obesity, which will soon overtake smoking as the largest preventable cause of cancer in the United States. This is one of the many findings from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)'s National Cancer Opinion Survey.

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How to Celebrate with Sparkling Wine this Holiday Season
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) With the holidays here, it is time to celebrate, and sparkling wines go hand-in-hand with special occasions. If you are looking for something new to serve this year, consider swapping your usual bubbles for Cava, a delicious and wallet-friendly Spanish sparkling wine that is made using the same traditional methods as Champagne.

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How to Save on Mobile Devices this Holiday Season
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) Holiday spending is expected to rise this year over last, according to the National Retail Federation. While you may be budgeting for a more expensive season in some ways, keep in mind that when upgrading mobile devices for yourself or loved ones, you don’t necessarily need to go brand new and pay a premium.

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Monday 11/20/2017
7 smart ways to keep health goals progressing all winter long
Posted: November 20, 2017

(BPT) - Summer seems to inspire people to work on their health and fitness goals, yet progress toward wellness objectives doesn’t have to pause when the weather turns cooler. Registered dietitian Amy Gorin and lifestyle expert Chassie Post offer some tips for staying on track with health goals throughout fall and winter:

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Smarten up your holiday wish list with these must-have gadgets
Updated: November 24, 2017 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - With the hectic pace of today's busy lifestyles, is it really all that surprising that people everywhere are craving new smart technologies? After all, life basically demands that you save time and money wherever you can, and smart technologies utilized in your home deliver both. It's easy, right?

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5 ways the '90s are back and bigger than ever
Posted: November 20, 2017

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5 things you may not know about beloved holiday traditions
Updated: November 24, 2017 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Without a doubt, the holidays are definitely a nostalgic time of year, a chance to slow down and savor the things that make us feel happy and close to our loved ones.

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6 ways #adulting during the holidays takes guts
Posted: November 20, 2017

(BPT) - The holiday season is full of wonder and merriment, but in between the hustle and bustle, there are challenging moments that hit at the essence of what it means “to adult.” You can either say bah-humbug or build up the guts to conquer these holiday responsibilities … literally and figuratively.

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