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Policy in practice: How nurses are leading the health care change

– Health care is experiencing dramatic changes as provisions outlined in the Affordable Care Act go into effect. As the largest professional group within the health care workforce, nurses are uniquely positioned to facilitate the successful translation of critical health care policy into practice. Nurse leaders with the expertise to help shap...

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Four easy technology tips small-business owners can start using today

– Small-business owners say that managing their business creates twice as much stress as maintaining a healthy relationship with a spouse or partner, according to a recent Bank of America Small Business Owner Report. And it is nearly three times more stressful than raising children, small-business owners report. While technology can enhance p...

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A day in the life of diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month(R), a time to bring attention to the seriousness of diabetes and to the many people who are impacted by the disease. This year, the American Diabetes Association is asking those living with diabetes to share what “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” means to them. People can share their journey by uploadin...

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If the plays aren’t working, re-adjust the game plan

Just over a decade ago, a diagnosis of the blood cancer chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a disease in which the body produces cancerous white blood cells, was considered a death sentence with only a few years of expected survival. But today, an estimated 28,000 Americans are currently living with this disease – a direct result of major advance...

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Keep food safe in your kitchen with these tips

How safe is your kitchen? It’s a question you should always be asking yourself. The majority of Americans find food safety important both at restaurants and in their own kitchen, according to new National Restaurant Association research. America’s restaurants serve 130 million customers each day, making the restaurant industry a critica...

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Gifts that can help close the generation gap

– Grandma gives Johnny wool socks. Susie delivers ear buds to Grandpa, who thinks an MP3 player is a character in a James Bond movie. When it comes to the gaps between generations, gift-giving can cast into stark relief the differences between age groups. But it is possible to find gifts that spring from common ground – and that can hel...

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Joining the Navy Reserve lets Sailors balance everyday life and Navy life – and have careers in both

Family obligations, changing career aspirations and personal commitments are many of the factors that discourage Sailors and civilians from pursuing active duty service in the United States Navy. Did you know that Navy Reservists are able to serve their country while also working as professionals in their respective career fields? For nearly 100 ye...

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Important decisions for retirees and near-retirees

The years immediately preceding retirement, and the first couple of years of actual retirement, are a critical time for individuals. After carefully planning and diligently saving for retirement most of their lives, individuals must make some important decisions during this time. “These decisions could have a big impact on an individual...

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Proper nutrition key for elderly

Americans are now living longer than ever before. In fact, one of the fastest growing segments is people over the age of 85 who will represent 20 percent of the population by the year 2040. Because we are living longer, certain conditions specific to senior citizens are also on a steady rise. Dehydration, falls, fractures, cognition loss and attent...

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Grocery insight: What is fair trade and how does it make a difference?

When buying groceries, shoppers have the potential to impact countless people who work behind the scenes producing the foods and beverages that end up in households across America. Purchasing Fair Trade Certified(TM) products has been on the rise for the last 30 years, but most people still aren’t aware of the impact fair trade has on coffee-...

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