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Dog Flu Outbreak in American Midwest: What Dog Owners Should Know

Dogs, like their human companions, can catch the flu, and when they do they suffer from uncomfortable upper respiratory symptoms and fevers. However, unlike human flu which is winding down for the sea…

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Irish Girl Saves Sheep With Facebook

A doe-eyed Dublin girl with a big heart saved her sheep, Ernie, at the eleventh hour from being turned into a Sunday night Irish stew. According to a local Irish newscast, a few weeks ago, Orlaith O …

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13 Things You Learn While Caring for an Aging Parent

Whether it’s moving in with a mother who’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a stopping by a few times a week to help a father whose arthritis prevents him from getting around like he used to…

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Depression or Grief? Even Doctors Can’t Tell

Clinical depression can so closely resemble the grieving process that doctors may have trouble distinguishing one from the other in older adults who've lost a spouse, according to new research from th…

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What Can Happen to a Marriage When a Wife Gets Sick

‘Til death do us part' is a popular marital promise that couples are finding it increasingly difficult to keep, especially when ‘In sickness and in health' becomes a reality. Nearly 6,300 divorces …

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How Trust and Forgiveness Can Help You Age Better

Older adults are often portrayed as crotchety, cranky and mistrustful. These pervasive stereotypes are not only untrue, they may also be harmful, says a new paper published in the journal Social Psych…

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The Real Reason Your Kids are Cranky (And What to Do About It)

Cranky kids are a handful. They stress out the whole family, not to mention their playmates and teachers. And they're probably not as healthy as they should be, either. But their cranky antics may not…

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The Real Reason to Vaccinate: It’s About Community

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Let's explore one reason to vaccinate that we aren't talking about nearly enough. Vaccines have become incredibly controversial as more and more parents are op…

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Girl Receives Regular Gifts from Birds

Like raccoons, crows are well-known for being curious about glittery, shiny and colorful things. However, usually they keep the items to themselves or leave them where they are if the item doesn't con…

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Dealing with a Picky Eater? Try These 6 tips from Food Experts

Dealing with a picky eater can turn meal times into something you dread as a parent. Learn about the types of picky eater and get some expert tips on beating picky eating. Professor of nutrition Sh…

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