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Taking a look at key food issues
(BPT) - Kids around the country are heading for school. For parents, now is the time to think about providing nutritious meals in  kids’ lunch boxes and on the kitchen table – keeping them energized and focused throughout the day, and above all else, healthy. This fall, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance wants to help fami...
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A homeowner's guide to a year-round deck
(BPT) - During the warm summer months, having an outdoor deck for barbecues and gatherings with family and friends is a great addition to any backyard. The approach of cool weather may signal the end of barbecue season, but homeowners can still use their deck after the warm temperatures have passed. “Although decks are g...
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Vaccination recommendations for adults [Infographic]
Vaccination doesn't stop at childhood. It’s important for adults to be vaccinated too. Use this as a guide to find out which vaccines are recommended for adults by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and why. By vaccinating yourself against preventable diseases, you are less likely to contract serious illnesses and pass them on to your family. Visit Vaccines.com/WordofMom or speak with your health care professional to learn how you can help protect yourself and your fami...
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Money-saving tips to help you stock up this season
(BPT) - As summer winds down, many are heading into a busy buying season with Labor Day soirees and preparing for back-to-school. With the average family expected to spend an average of $634.78 on back-to-school shopping this year, according to the National Retail Federation , consumers are seeking cost saving strategies...
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Fundraising for school? What you should know about managing legal liability
(BPT) - When kids go back to school, fundraising by parent-teacher organizations and booster clubs kicks into high gear. Hard-working parent volunteers host bake sales, festivals and myriad other events to raise funds for schools. But what if the worst happens and someone gets hurt? You may think the school will be liabl...
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Hepatitis C: Facing a threat to baby boomer health head-on
(BPT) - Up to 5 million Americans suffer from an often symptomless – but potentially serious – liver infection called hepatitis C. Many are surprised to learn it affects four times as many people as the number of people with HIV. Three out of four people infected with hepatitis C in the United States are baby boomers – t...
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Growth of K-12 online education [Infographic]
What was once reserved for higher education is now a growing trend among K-12 students nationwide - online learning. More than 275,000 students in grades K-12 in the U.S. are getting a high-quality education - often through a full-time online public school - without boarding a bus, entering a physical classroom, or even leaving their homes. What types of students are going to public school online and why? Learn more about the students and families who are choosing this non- traditional, rapid...
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Entertain like a modern gent [Infographic]
When it comes to entertaining with style, today’s modern gentleman has a lot to consider. From what to wear to who to invite, today’s fine-tuned fête should be at once classic, modern and altogether memorable. To help with the planning, four experts were recruited by Don Miguel Gascón wine to offer their inside tips on throwing an elevated affair that everyone will be buzzing about. After all, as the first winery in Argentina to bottle a 100 percent Malbec wine, Gascón knows a thing or two ab...
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Checking for bed bugs: A new back-to-school routine?
(BPT) - As parents and students prepare to begin another school year, one back-to-school routine they may have to add to their duties is checking backpacks, school items and clothing for bed bugs. Communities across the country have seen an increased number of bed bug infestations in recent years. As these pests infiltra...
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Cooking Wine 101 [Infographic]
When a recipe calls for wine, do you grab for any bottle of red or white found on the shelf? It’s a better idea to use cooking wine, which is wine made for cooking. Not only does it cost less, but it has a longer shelf life, allowing you to continue making –and enjoying – the recipe several times over.  
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Low-risk lung cancer screening saves lives
Although lung cancer kills more people than breast, colon, pancreatic and prostate cancers combined, the most effective early detection method for lung cancer has not been recognized by the government - until now. Heading into August, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued its long awaited draft recommendation that people considered at high risk for lung cancer get screened for the disease using a low dose CT scan. "This is the most significant advancement in fighting lung ca...
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Entertaining ideas for going Greek (yogurt)
(BPT) - Twice the protein, half the carbs, 20 percent of your daily calcium requirement and probiotic cultures that help keep digestive tracts happy – what’s not to love about Greek yogurt? For some who resist making the switch from regular to Greek yogurt, it boils down to taste. Some people find the strong flavor of th...
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