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Finding strength along the caregiving journey

Caring for a loved one with an ongoing health condition can be a time-intensive and emotional journey. And while small successes and tiny triumphs can be treasured moments, daily tasks can take time away from sources of support, such as interactions with colleagues, spouses, children, friends and groups or clubs, resulting in a sense of isolation....

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Do you buckle up your kids? New research shows one in four parents don’t

Most parents know that kids are safest in a car when buckled up. But there are situations when families decide to take a risk by not buckling up their children on every ride. A new survey reveals one in four parents admits to not buckling up their child in the car. The “Buckle Up: Every Ride, Every Time” study released by Safe Kids Worl...

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Can your morning cup of joe make the world a better place?

Can’t start your day without a cup of coffee? You’re not alone; 63 percent of adult Americans drink coffee every day, according to the 2012 National Coffee Association’s National Coffee Drinking Trends study. All those cups of joe, however, can do more than give Americans the boost they need to wake up. They also have the potentia...

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Stumped for a gift idea? Give the power to change the world

Every year, office or classroom gift exchanges, thank you tokens for service providers, and last-minute items for acquaintances that drop in unannounced leave many Americans wrestling with a burning question: What can you give for $ 25 (the ubiquitous price point for this type of gifting)? How about the chance to help change the world? Microlending...

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Competing against the odds: Special Olympics athlete with rare disorder succeeds on and off the track

At a recent Special Olympics Summer Games, one athlete took center stage to receive a gold medal – something that symbolized much more than winning a sporting event. For Ryan Groves, a 26-year-old from Michigan, the award meant he was confronting a lifelong challenge that started when he was diagnosed with a rare disorder called tuberous scle...

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Being a proactive patient goes a long way in the fight against breast cancer

The grim reality is that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. But women don’t need to sit back and wait for breast cancer to happen. “Women can become proactive in their own health care to reduce their risks where possible and to increase their chances of early detection if breast cancer strikes,...

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Ask the Pharmacist: Caregivers, take care

Approximately 42 million Americans provide unpaid care to an ill or disabled adult and new research shows the stress associated with this responsibility can have a negative effect on a person’s health. Express Scripts research paired an analysis of prescription claims with a telephone survey of more than 12,000 commercially-insured Americans...

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Take it to the park: Get active outdoors and help your favorite park win big

Think back to your favorite memory in the park. Do visions of playing soccer with your family, riding a bike or enjoying a game of Frisbee with friends come to mind? If so, recreating those memories in your favorite park this summer will be even more rewarding. So make this summer all about being active! It’s not only fun, but an important pa...

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You can donate your time as well as your money

Nonprofit organizations depend on monetary donations to keep their operations running and support the communities they serve. Many people, however, want to do more than write a check to local organizations they support, so they become volunteers. When people choose to donate their time, energy and skills to support a community organization, the imp...

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Stepping out to stop diabetes

This year, co-workers, families and friends across the country are making every step count in the fight against diabetes. Your steps can count too. Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes(R), the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising walk, has been taking place for more than 20 years. Participants walk as individuals or as a team that...

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