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Natural Ways to Protect Yourself Against Growing Skin Cancer Rates

According to a statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most serious form of skin cancer, known as melanoma, has more than doubled between 1982 and 2011. The CDC indicate…

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We Should Follow Sweden and Seriously Expand Parental Leave

Sweden just did something awesome: the country gave fathers three months of paid leave in the event that they have children. In fact,†Sweden†actually requires that new fathers take at least two months…

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Memory Loss Isn’t the Only Alzheimer’s Symptom to Look Out For

Memory issues are a hallmark symptom of Alzheimerís disease, but new research indicates that the younger a person is when they start developing the disease, the more likely they are to experience cogn…

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Is Caregiving Good or Bad for Your Health?

The word "burden" appears almost ubiquitously in headlines heralding the results of research conducted on family caregivers, and many true caregiving stories focus on the immense challenges inherent i…

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Fire-Survivor Cat Now Nurses Other Animals

Last week I wrote about a Polish cat named Rademense who has an intuitive gift for comforting other animals in need. The staff at the shelter where Rademense now permanently resides refer to him as "t…

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Why So Many People with Alzheimer’s Aren’t Being Diagnosed

If you or someone you love was diagnosed with Alzheimerís disease, would you want to know? According to a new report from the Alzheimerís Association, the majority of Americans with Alzheimerís dis…

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9 Things You Might Not Know about Memorial Day

Memorial Day. For some people, itís a three-day reprieve from the office grind. For others, itís a time to remember family and friends who gave their lives in service of their country. For the nation,…

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Home Care is Key to Aging in Place

More and more aging Americans want to grow old in their own homes. Home care agencies offer services that are key to helping older adults who want to age in place, as this AgingCare.com blogger found …

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Loudest Cat Purr In The World

Americans have a reputation for being loud, but in the the contest of who has the loudest cat, the Brits have now won two Guinness Book of World Records (GWR) titles in a row. In 2011, a British k…

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What Exactly are Twizzlers Made Of?

Every day in movie theaters, living rooms, and at sporting events across the nation people are chowing down on Twizzlers. But what exactly are these rubbery, almost neon red-colored snacks made of? …

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We filter our water and its tasty. Better than bottled. It's chalky right out of the tap and I won't…

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