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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

(StatePoint) We’ve all been there before. Procrastinated or overscheduled our holiday season to the point where we leave ourselves little to no time to shop for loved ones. But great gifts don’t necessarily need to be planned months in advance. These last-minute ideas will bring cheer to the season for gift-givers and recipients alike. • […]

Avoid the Naughty List: Don’t Let the Holidays Ruin Your Credit

(StatePoint) Looking for the “perfect gifts,” paired with enticing retail discounts and deals, can pressure holiday shoppers to spend more than they can afford. As a result, consumers may max out credit card limits or miss payments, negatively affecting credit scores. In addition, store credit cards may offer instant discounts that are tempting at the […]

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Seniors: How Healthy Feet Can Reduce Your Risk of Falling

(StatePoint) Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only are seniors more at risk for falls, when they do so, it poses a greater risk for injuries, hospitalization and complications. For a ground-up approach to fall prevention, […]

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Plastic Pollution: What to Know

(StatePoint) Plastics are an increasingly widespread pollutant, according to environmental experts, harming ecosystems and wildlife as well as endangering human health. One of the largest worldwide industries driving this crisis — the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector which offers such things as soft drinks, toiletries, foods and other consumables — is not taking significant […]

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3 Common Diabetes Myths Debunked

(StatePoint) November is American Diabetes Month, and a good time to sort fact from fiction regarding this serious disease. Here are three common diabetes myths — debunked, with the help of Nutrisystem Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) and Courtney McCormick, dietitian for Nutrisystem. Myth: I’m a healthy weight — I can’t get diabetes. Fact: Although there’s a clear […]

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What Parents Should Know About Their Child’s Eye Health

(StatePoint) Parents know that seeing clearly is important for their kid’s success in the classroom, but many are not taking their child to get annual eye exams. This is a problem because many kids don’t know what seeing clearly looks like. According to a recent study by VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits […]

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Is Your Dinner Contributing to Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?

(StatePoint) Did you know that the choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment? From the types and brands of seafood sold to the way foods are packaged and carried out of the store, oceans worldwide are affected by the operations of grocers near you. Fortunately, supermarkets across the […]

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Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates? Borrowers Have Options

(StatePoint) While mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows, they have been slowly rising over the last year, increasing the cost of 30-year loans for borrowers. Home buyers concerned about higher rates have other options to consider: an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM), which provides an initial lower monthly payment, or a 15-year fixed rate mortgage, […]

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Is Your Child’s School Promoting Healthy Habits or Junk Food?

(StatePoint) Fast food coupons used as prizes, candy sale fundraisers, vending machine exteriors — these are just a few examples of the kinds of junk food marketing that regularly takes place in U.S. schools, and such advertising is taking a toll on children’s health, say experts. “Fortunately, significant progress has been made nationwide to provide […]

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How Ready is Your Child for the New School Year?

(StatePoint) Backpack and supplies — check! So, what’s left to do before going back to school? How about finding out how well your child has learned foundational skills that they need to succeed in the next grade? Ninety percent of K-8 parents believe their child performs at or above grade-level in reading and math, according […]

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