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Picking the right camp for your kids More than 10 million kids attend some type of summer camp. Here are some tips to ensure a positive summer for everyone as you look at camps....
Throw your retirement accounts into the spring cleaning to-do pile Spring cleaning is about more than just your garage, basement or wardrobe. It's also about cleaning the clutter from your retirement accounts....
Knowledge is power: How the right reporting agency can help you Learn how the right consumer reporting agency can help you detect irregularities in your accounts and prevent you from being a victim of fraud....
Former all-star short stop and professional baseball coach Larry Bowa discusses his painful case of shingles What disease is so intense it can cause a former professional athlete to experience the worst pain he has ever felt? Learn more about the shingles and who's at risk....
Baby boomers: Three crucial times to review your Medicare options for retirement Baby boomers facing the big decision of when to take Social Security retirement shouldn’t overlook the importance of signing up for Medicare at age 65. Find out the three crucial times for baby boomers to...
Eight car safety features that could save your life Car crashes claim loved ones every year. Learn how the latest safety features are keeping driver's safe to enjoy the road ahead. ...
Tax filing and planning tips for small business owners With an April 15 tax deadline looming, businesses across the country are preparing to file their 2013 taxes. Tax season can be both an administrative and financial burden. New data reports that only 41 percent...
Money talk: Educating the next generation At a certain age, our kids stop listening to us on all topics except for one. Money....
Mentors wanted: How to guide more young women to success in STEM Careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are growing and quickly. Despite attractive career opportunities for the next generation of STEM workers, the industry continues to be predominantly male. Women make up only 24...
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...
Seasons change, so do asthma triggers Across the country, 25 million Americans are living with asthma. As the winter months come to an end and the spring makes its arrival, the change in seasons can be problematic for adults and children...
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...
Explosive Ordnance Disposal: The ultimate bomb squad Diving beneath ships. Parachuting out of aircraft. Clearing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Navy Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Technicians control weapons and render safe explosives on land, in the water or wherever perceived threats may lurk. Protecting...
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...
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...
How patients can impact the future of cancer care and actively participate in their cancer journey More than 1.6 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2014, according to the American Cancer Society, with more than half a million Americans expected to die from it. While we have...
Jump on your bike to help Stop Diabetes Whether you do it to boost your health and fitness, balance your lifestyle or as an environmental choice, taking up cycling has many benefits. Some ride down rocky trails or up burly hills, some ride...
Crucial steps needed for healthy and safe homes in 2014 The winter season may have passed, but for much of the country, cold temperatures will linger, causing families to keep the furnaces running and fireplaces burning. Because of this, education about and protection from residential...
Could depression be affecting your job? Did you know that one in 10 people struggle with depression? Depression can consist of a range of symptoms and it can also impact every aspect of a person’s life including social, family, personal and...
Know what employers want before applying to be in law enforcement With the economy improving, more job opportunities are appearing, giving today’s students openings to show prospective employers their skills and professional talents. However, the job market is still competitive, and students need to know –...
Plugged in, tuned out: Teen distraction increases pedestrian accidents From dating to driving to curfews, there’s a lot to worry about if you have a teenager. You want to keep your child safe and likely have talked about distracted driving and avoiding texting while...
Growing number of parents turn to police to report cyberbullying As more people become aware of the harmful consequences of cyber bullying, parents are more likely to report cyber bullying incidents directly to their local police than local school officials....
Give the gift of hope this holiday season For most, childhood is a time of innocence. It is a time when wonder and excitement exist around every corner. Children view the world as an open book of infinite possibilities where they can be...
Staying happy and healthy this season the active way The holidays are a time to share joy and happiness with loved ones. Yet with long lines, holiday parties and traveling, this time of year can really be exhausting. Add in the cold weather and...
Transforming the world: A new program fosters the next generation of leaders What will be the world’s next big innovation? Whether it’s a cure for a disease that has plagued the world for generations or a new tool that makes life easier, one thing is for sure:...
Living with breast cancer when there's no cure Metastatic breast cancer - also referred to as stage IV breast cancer - occurs when breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Approximately 159,000 women in the U.S. are living with MBC,...

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