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July 31st, 2015

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Women’s style: Expert advice for dressing and feeling more confident

A variety of factors play into a confident appearance, but many women are unaware of simple ways they can come across as more poised and self-assured every day. Bobbie Thomas, national style expert and author of The Power of Style: Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow, shares her advice on quick and easy ways to look and feel...

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Small tumor, major consequences: an acromegaly patient’s journey

Paula Van Nostrand, a fit, health-conscious 34-year-old woman was training for her first triathlon when her life was placed on a trajectory no one saw coming. She began experiencing unexplainable symptoms but ultimately attributed them to her training. It started with exhaustion and grew to include acne, joint pain, irregular menstrual cycles and,...

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High fashion shines a spotlight on colon cancer

Blue is the new black. It is also the national color for colorectal cancer education. Who better to talk about the cancer than Carmen Marc Valvo. He is one of the nation’s top designers. And he also has had the disease. “I was lucky because I caught my disease early before it had a chance to get worse,” says Carmen Marc Valvo....

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Ways your family can give back to the community, country and world this holiday

The holiday season is a time when people are looking to give back. Sometimes this giving back encompasses spending time with others in the community, and other times it is showing support for programs that give back across the world. Families can get involved in giving back this holiday season in many ways, involving all members – from your n...

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Caring for your community: Three ways to give back year-round

Do you think your family should get involved in volunteer efforts, but you don’t know how to get started? Whether you choose to be active in your community on a weekly basis or dedicate holidays to helping out, it’s never too late to begin giving something back, and there are many ways to make a difference on a local and national level....

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Joining together to face rare diseases

Living with or caring for someone with a rare disease can be challenging as symptoms of these diseases are often misunderstood, misleading or misinterpreted, and as a result, people affected by uncommon illnesses are sometimes left feeling discouraged, frustrated and isolated. To help recognize those impacted by rare diseases and the challenges the...

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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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