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Tuesday 12/09/2014
Be Glamorous And Generous
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, give gifts that add a touch of luxury to your loved ones’ lives.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
Sock Style
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Until recently, men’s socks were limited to black, navy or white. Today, a stroll down the hosiery aisle reveals bold designs and countless colors. The once basic sock is now the ideal accessory for imparting flair, color or personality to a wardrobe.

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Wednesday 12/03/2014
Embrace Your Weird Beard this Winter
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Most men say their facial hair defines them, according to a recent survey conducted by Schick Hydro. However, 72 percent of men have experienced facial hair growing woes, such as patchy chin growth.

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Monday 12/01/2014
The Anatomy Of Gift Giving
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it's the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion that you want to feel special, heeding a few simple hints can help you become known as having a gift for giving.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
How to Look Your Best for Holiday Parties
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) It’s the holiday party season, which means that it’s time to be in the social limelight and look your best. But with indulgent feasts, hectic schedules and cold weather leading to dry, dull skin, you’ll need to take extra steps to overcome a few beauty hurdles, no matter who you are.

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Tuesday 11/11/2014
Enjoy the Holidays without the Weight Gain
Updated: November 11, 2014 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) On average, Americans gain weight during the holiday season. While the weight gain may not be dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. But you don’t have to succumb to this progression, say experts.

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Thursday 11/06/2014
A Magnificent Way To Look Good Over Time
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to looking good, it’s important to be able to see well.

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Thursday 10/16/2014
Defying Dehydration
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Good news for men and women whose skin becomes dull and tired as time goes by: Dermatologists recognize this as “age-related dehydration,” a serious skin care concern, and have created a way to overcome it.

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Thursday 10/09/2014
About Face: The Skin Care Transition
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—When the seasons change, many women have found, it's wise to adjust their skin care regimen to take a defensive stance against changes in weather.

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Most facial hair friendly cities in America: Did yours make the list?
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - From the best skylines to the worst drivers, the list of distinctions bestowed upon cities is endless; but it’s the honor of hairiest havens that will have people scratching their chins.

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Friday 12/19/2014
New Hope For Those Battling A Genetic Disease
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—There’s hopeful news for those who are at risk for a rare disease that causes a range of symptoms including lack of sweat glands, poor temperature control, respiratory problems, and hair and tooth malformations.

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Tips To Manage Stress This Holiday Season
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—The holidays are often a joyous time to celebrate with family and friends, but for individuals who struggle with mental health issues, this time of year often brings unwelcome stress, anxiety and depression. In fact, a recent mental health survey by the College of Social Sciences at the University of Phoenix® reported that 97 percent of Americans believe mental health issues to be a serious problem in the United States.

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Finding Support and Information for Rare Neuroendocrine Cancers
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - When Maryann Wahmann began experiencing severe abdominal pain and skin flushing, it didn’t feel like the standard gastrointestinal “bug.” She tried over-the-counter remedies and changed her diet, but after several weeks without relief, she still had bouts of diarrhea and began to lose weight so she finally went to see her doctor. But instead of finding out the cause, Maryann began a seven-year struggle to find a diagnosis.

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Do you know the GI malignancy that's second only to colon cancer? [Infographic]
Posted: December 19, 2014

(BPT) - Public awareness of common cancers is better than ever, yet you may have never even heard of the second-most-common type of gastrointestinal malignancy. Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, or GEP-NETs, are now second only to colon cancer. They can be undiagnosed for years. Here’s what you should know.

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An Important Appointment to Make (and Keep!) This Holiday Season
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The pressure to prepare for the holidays can be intense – decorating your home, wrapping gifts, preparing family meals…

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Thursday 12/18/2014
"Doc" Thornbury: A Health Care Pioneer
Posted: December 18, 2014

(NAPSI)—As more physician practices refuse traditional health insurance and fewer medical students pursue primary care medicine, accessing and communicating with your doctor becomes more difficult—but there could soon be change for the better.

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Facing Cancer & Chemotherapy: An Interview with Pop-Culture Icon and Survivor, Adamari López
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Adamari López is an internationally acclaimed actress and an Emmy®-award winning television personality. In 2005, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy as part of her treatment plan. She has been in remission since 2006.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Training Young People To Save Lives
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—A middle-school student who has been trained can save a life when someone needs CPR.

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Winning the fight against dry eye [Infographic]
Posted: December 17, 2014

(BPT) - Do your eyes often feel dry, irritated and red? Just like 38 percent of recently surveyed adults, you may be experiencing a common condition called dry eye. Here’s what you need to know about the problem and how best to alleviate symptoms.

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
New Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Medication Allows For Every Two Weeks Dosing
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - People living with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS) now have an effective new treatment option with an every two weeks dosing schedule. PLEGRIDY™ (peginterferon beta-1a), which was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, significantly decreases the number of relapses and brain lesions on MRI, and slows disability progression.

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