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Are You Prepared for the Next Natural Disaster?

Are You Prepared for the Next Natural Disaster?

(StatePoint) The devastation of Hurricane Dorian has left an indelible mark and also served as a reminder of the importance of being prepared for the unexpected. Worldwide, 281 natural disasters impacted more than 60 million people in 2018, according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters. As unexpected occurrences continue around the […]

Understanding PKU: A Rare Genetic Condition

(StatePoint) Imbalances in mood, learning, memory and motivation could be a result of PKU, which is short for phenylketonuria. Also known as PAH deficiency, this is a rare genetic condition that disrupts neurotransmitters in the brain and requires a special diet. For the approximately 16,500 people living with PKU in the U.S., there is good […]

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6 Tips from Doctors for a Healthier Heart

(StatePoint) Nearly half of all U.S. adults are living with high blood pressure, putting them at an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to the American Medical Association (AMA). But there are several easy steps you can take to lower your risks. “We urge all Americans to take control of their heart health […]

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Is Your Supermarket Reducing Plastic Pollution?

(StatePoint) Plastic pollution is a crisis for communities, oceans and waterways, according to environmental experts, who point out that supermarkets — as major contributors to the growing problem — are in an important position to acknowledge and address the issue. A recent report from Greenpeace, “Packaging Away the Planet,” ranked 20 major U.S. grocery retailers […]

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Tips to Stay in Shape All Summer

(StatePoint) There’s nothing more humbling than putting on a bathing suit. If you’ve been living life to the fullest, there’s no hiding the evidence. On the other hand, if you’ve been exercising and watching your diet, there’s nothing more gratifying than seeing a slimmer, toner you in the mirror. So how do you get to […]

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5 Reasons Kids Should Play Outside More

(StatePoint) Whether it’s dance lessons, computer projects, art class or yoga, kids these days are busy bees. And while such activities are enriching and fun, experts say that many kids aren’t spending enough time doing something much simpler and every bit as important as structured programming: playing outdoors. “Finding time for the kids to play […]

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4 Ways to Get Fit as a Family

(StatePoint) One of the keys to encouraging children to develop health habits early is to make fitness a priority in the home. The great news is there are a variety of ways to lead an active lifestyle that are suitable for the whole family, including kids of all ages. Let these four creative ideas help […]

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8 Great Ways to Combat Boredom

(StatePoint) While we all get bored from time to time, it’s important to know that chronic boredom may be bad for health, as experts have found it can be associated with depression, anxiety and even bad habits like smoking and overeating. July is Anti-Boredom Month, and the perfect opportunity to explore new hobbies and interests, […]

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Top Tips for Hurricane and Storm Readiness

(StatePoint) June to November is known in many parts of the country as hurricane season. As a growing area of the U.S. becomes susceptible to the effects of tropical storms, tornadoes and hurricanes, it’s important to have a plan for your home and family. To help you weather storms, the experts at Freddie Mac are […]

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Fit Family Summer Ideas and Activities

(StatePoint) Oh summertime. The kids are out of school, and you’re already running out of ideas to keep them active. While watching television and eating ice cream may be at the top of their lists, you know how important it is that they keep moving. In fact, summers are the perfect time to put family […]

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