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Protect Your Sight

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What you need to know about vision health (Family Features) Everyone’s vision changes as they age, but some changes could indicate a more serious problem. Age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma are two of the most common eye diseases in older Americans. As many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of macular degeneration, and more than …

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Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

teen holding med bottle

NewsUSA – For teens, peer pressure or wanting to escape emotional stress can often lead to prescription drug experimentation, which in turn can lead to abuse, addiction and sometimes a drug 0verdose.According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 70 percent of children age 12 and older say they got prescription drugs, not from a drug dealer, but …

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Feeding Your Baby Solids

baby with baby food on his face

First Feedings and Food About the age of four to six months, your doctor will advise you that you can start feeding your infant solids. The baby will need to sit up with support and can turn his/her head. Other signs your baby may be ready is the baby shows an interest in what others are eating, leans forward to …

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Safely Feeding Your Baby

baby food, spoon and pacifier

Before You Feed the Baby Always wash your hands before feeding your baby, after handling raw meat, after changing diapers or touching pets. Inspect the food container that you are using. Discard any leaking or swollen pouches or jars that the safety button has popped. Spoon into the baby dish the food you are going to use. Feeding Your Baby …

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Saving Money on Groceries; Food Inventory

spices

Why do a food inventory? A food inventory will prevent food waste due to food becoming outdated before you can use it. A food inventory will allow you to purchase items  on sale rather than purchasing them full priced because you “think” you are out. It makes menu planning and cooking easier. Sorting food and tossing expired foods The first …

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Keeping Your Sleeping Baby Safe

baby sleeping

Nothing is more precious than watching your little one sleep. There are steps you need to take to ensure this sleep is a safe sleep. Since the “Back to Sleep” campaign has begun, the incidents of SIDs has decreased by 50%. “Back to Sleep” means the baby is placed on his back in the crib up to the age of …

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Your baby’s safe sleep starts with the crib

Infant sleeping in a crib

Inspecting the crib Cribs are not something that can be handed down from generation to generation. Safety standards are changing as incidents show certain styles of cribs are dangerous. A crib that is over ten years old may not be considered safe to use. Such cribs may have lead paint, cut outs, slates too far apart and bed posts greater …

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How health care reform could impact your tax returns this year and next

doctor holding medicine bottle

(BPT) – Several key tax law changes in the Affordable Care Act have been implemented in 2013 and 2014. The impact of those changes on federal tax returns due April 15, 2014 and 2015 hinge mainly on your household’s adjusted gross income (AGI) and health insurance situation.   “The impact on this year’s federal tax returns is mainly limited to …

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The Top 5 Funny Valentine’s Day Quotes And Where To Find More

Paper valentines with I love you note.

Valentine’s Day: whether you’re single or in a relationship, this holiday is synonymous with over-the-top displays of affection. Between stuffed animals, bouquets of long stem roses, and the huge assortment of chocolate filled boxes, finding a meaningful Valentine’s Day gift amid all the holiday clichés is a veritable minefield. And unfortunately, even greeting cards aren’t a safe bet. With all …

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The Last Line of Defense Against Medication Errors: What You Need to Know to Keep your Family Safe

medicine and bottle

Copyright © 2004 Timothy McNamara, MD, MPH This is a true story. Yesterday, I picked up a new antibiotic prescription for my daughter from my local pharmacy. (We recently adopted my daughter from India where she had recurrent ear infections resulting in severe hearing loss. And, she is about to undergo the second of several planned surgeries in order to …

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