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    Fortified salt improves lives

    (BPT) - Haiti has among the highest rates of elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis), which attacks the lymphatic system, leading to abnormal enlargement of body parts, disfigurement, pain, disability and social ostracism. The World Health Organization estimates that 856.4 million people in 53 countries remain threatened by elephantiasis. The Haitian population also suffers from widespread iodine deficiency. The Haitian Ministry of Health has established a goal to completely eradicate elephantiasis and iodine deficiency disorders in Haiti by 2020. Fortunately, there is a simple cure for these conditions: salt fortified with iodine and diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC).

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    CDC Urges Public To Start The Conversation About Sepsis

    (BPT) - Each year, at least 1.7 million Americans develop sepsis, and nearly 270,000 die as a result. While anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection can lead to sepsis, only 55% of Americans have heard of sepsis.[1]

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    Ending The Tragedy Of 'Family Fire'

    (NAPSI)—On the battlefield, one of the greatest tragedies is “friendly fire,” and the military does everything in its power to avoid these incidents through rigorous training, constant communication, and a deadly serious focus on the safe use of weapons. All Americans would be wise to look to our military professionals as an example of how to solve the tragedy of “family fire” in this country.

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Fight the Beg
Updated: June 24, 2018 - 3:42 am

Proper feeding habits can help with pet obesity

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Healthy Summer Hair Care
Updated: June 24, 2018 - 3:42 am

(Family Features) While the sun, pool days and warmer temperatures are often a welcome change come summer, they can be brutal on your hair. It’s important to give your locks some extra love this season.

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Where to Catch Your Favorite Stars this Summer
Updated: June 24, 2018 - 3:43 am

New and classic shows and movies available in June

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Tips for Safe Summer Travel with Pets
Updated: June 24, 2018 - 3:40 am

(Family Features) With warmer weather, people often spend more time on summer trips with family. These trips can be more enjoyable when your four-legged friends tag along, but it can be less of a vacation if your pets are uncomfortable on the road.

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8 Tips for Safer Power Tool Performance
Updated: June 24, 2018 - 3:40 am

(Family Features) For many homeowners, a list of seasonal chores and home improvement projects can add up to a whole lot of work. Power tools often get called on for heavy use to whittle away at that list, but the batteries used to power these devices can pose certain risks.

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5 Tips for Raising Resilient Kids
Updated: June 24, 2018 - 3:40 am

(Family Features) Parenting, while providing plenty of excitement, comes with a certain set of challenges. With years of outdoor playtime ahead, one of those challenges is ensuring safety while still promoting an adventurous spirit. 

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Cool Summertime Kitchen Hacks
Updated: June 24, 2018 - 3:40 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Yet for some, the warmer months can be hectic and busy, and often go by too quickly.

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Create an Accessible Lifestyle
Updated: June 24, 2018 - 3:40 am

Enhance independence with mobility in mind

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Make the Most of Summer College Visits
Updated: June 24, 2018 - 3:39 am

(Family Features) For students entering their senior year of high school or current college students considering a transfer, there’s no better way to determine whether a college or university is the right fit than a college visit. Summer is a great time to make those journeys, when campuses are less chaotic and the demands of the school year are on hold.

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Summer Learning Activities for Kids
Updated: June 24, 2018 - 3:39 am

(Family Features) Summer may be a break from formal education, but keeping kids excited about learning can be an easy way to keep them active and engaged instead of zoned out on screen time.

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