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Nearly 1 in 10 Americans lives with a rare disease

Did you know that the same number of people die each year from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, as breast cancer? And yet IPF, a rare and debilitating disease that causes permanent scarring of the lungs, is still relatively unknown. Fortunately, the focus on rare diseases like IPF is growing because they’re more common than we think: wh...

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Caregiver 101: Creating a safe and happy environment for your loved ones

Nearly 66 million people, or 29 percent of the U.S. adult population, are providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged, according to the National Center for Caregiving. And, according to AARP, 61 percent of family caregivers who are 50-plus also work either full-time or part-time. How can busy caregivers gain peace of mind that their fami...

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Active duty military: ‘We’d do it again’

If you could start over again, would you make the same decision? According to a recent survey, 78 percent of active duty military personnel say a resounding “yes.” When you think of the sacrifices that our men and women in uniform have made, especially in recent years, this overwhelming positive response may seem odd. But when you consi...

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Harnessing the power of the moustache

Do you sport a retro moustache that complements your style? Or maybe a chevron moustache that says you don’t mess around? Well you’re not alone; in fact, according to Wahl, maker of the most powerful facial hair trimmers on the market, more than 17 million men are wearing moustaches today. With Movember around the corner, Wahl is partne...

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Veterans with hearing loss experience renewed hope

As our nation’s heroes continue to return home from the fronts of two major wars, it is a great time to recognize the tremendous toll service to our country can have on the brave men and women who selflessly choose to protect our freedoms throughout the world. While there are many devastating effects of war, there is one that has enormous imp...

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Caring for a child with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome – it takes a village

Having a reliable support system is important to all of us. It is particularly important to the families of those living with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe and rare form of epilepsy that affects an estimated one in 50,000 to one in 100,000 children and up to 4 percent of children with epilepsy. Many families may be struggling with the dem...

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Clean Water Act celebrates 40 years of water improvements

–The Clean Water Act was established 40 years ago with the goal of protecting waterways and ensuring homes and offices receive clean drinking water. As the legislation marks its 40th anniversary, water officials and water consumers alike are looking back on the accomplishments and planning for new ways to continue water quality improvements....

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Creativity, organization, and activism help communities cope with police budget cuts

With schools back in session and the holidays approaching, many of us start to think more about the security of our communities. While crime is down, budget cuts in police departments across the country add to local concerns, and people in your community may be seeking new, cost-effective ways to make your neighborhoods safer. “A recent Polic...

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Lift loved ones up when medical costs get them down

– Medical costs are the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S., according to crowdsourcing.org. So how do you help family and friends struggling with sometimes overwhelming expenses? For many, crowdsourcing websites are becoming an empowering source of financial support, with estimates that more than $ 2.8 billion will be raised by such site...

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