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    Acne 101 for moms: How to outsmart your teen's pimples for the first day of school

    (BPT) - You’ve checked off every item on the school’s supplies list, you’ve deliberated over the first-day of school outfit your child chose and made sure the fridge is stocked with healthy after-school snacks. But despite all your preparations, your son or daughter is still having last-minute jitters before the first day – and it’s not necessarily because he or she is worried about math. Like so many other kids heading back to school, your child is desperately hoping that he or she doesn’t wake up with a giant pimple on the first day.

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    Keeping pre-teens safe as they grow older

    (BPT) - Life changes a bit when school resumes in the fall. Traffic patterns become more regular, family schedules adjust and kids fill their hours with classes, homework and after-school activities. As children grow up, it can be difficult for parents to know how to stay connected and keep them safe.

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    Youth sports: the entire family is on the team [Infographic]

    (BPT) - Youth sports help bring the entire family together. The Active Family Project, a health and wellness initiative designed to empower moms to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with their families, surveyed 1,000 moms with children 2-11 on youth sports and more, and uncovered some unique results. An infographic detailing the findings is below.

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Sunday 08/17/2014
Protein Packs a Power Punch
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Whether you're training for your first half marathon or a busy mom on-the-go, there's no question that protein is essential to keeping your body in top physical form. Lugging around heavy grocery bags? Chasing after kids? Protein increases strength by rebuilding damaged muscle tissue, and helps promote stamina since it takes longer to digest. No question about it - protein has certainly earned its reputation as the workhorse for your body!

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Patient Safeguards Needed for Biosimilar Development
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Thanks to a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, efforts are underway to streamline licensing for medications known as "biosimilars," which are similar - but not identical - to cutting-edge biologic medicines. However, the development has some concerned about patient safety, especially among older Americans who tend to suffer from more chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

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Skin Treatment to Address True Indicator of One's Age
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) A woman's face and hands can be tell-tale signs of years creeping by, but there is another area of the body that is often overlooked and can be one of the best indicators of a woman's true age - her décolletage.

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Tips for a Great School Day
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) There are various habits that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. But one healthy habit in particular, the routine of having a nutritious breakfast every morning, is one that can positively impact your family. 

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Squeaky Clean Tips
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) For many families, clothing represents the largest share of back-to-school expenses each year. The amount of money that goes into a new school wardrobe paired with the reality that kids tend to be careless about their stained clothing can be daunting, but with proper care, you can take steps to better protect your investment. 

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Don’t Be Shy with your Doctor about Embarrassing Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) The most uncomfortable afflictions are often the most embarrassing. And anorectal health issues can interfere with almost everything one does, from sitting on a bus to enjoying a meal out with friends.

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Friday 08/15/2014
Americans Not Getting Enough Relaxation Time
Updated: August 16, 2014 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint)  Nearly all Americans understand that relaxation time is essential to good health, yet most of us don’t spend nearly enough time unwinding during a typical day or week.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Dietary Supplements May Help Reduce Health Care Costs
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 1:35 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought about finances: Use of specific dietary supplements in U.S. adults over the age of 55 not only helps improve their health but, according to a new economic report, can also mean significant savings in health care costs.

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How To Help Accelerate Medical Progress In America
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 1:35 am

(NAPSI)—Each year in the United States, nearly 16,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer. And on any given day, as many as 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Beyond its debilitating symptoms, the death rate for Alzheimer’s is on the rise.

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Wednesday 08/13/2014
How to get to your blood sugar goals [Infographic]
Posted: August 13, 2014

(BPT) - America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals is an educational program, from Merck, urging people with type 2 diabetes to pledge to know their A1C and to talk to their doctor about setting and attaining a personal A1C goal. By working with your doctor to develop an individualized management plan, including diet, exercise and medication, if appropriate, you can help reduce your risk of developing serious complications. To make your personal pledge visit www.AmericasDiabetesChallenge.com and join the America's Diabetes Challenge Facebook community at Facebook.com/AmericasDiabetesChallenge to learn more.

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