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Tips to prepare your home for hurricane season

(BPT) - NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms in 2016 with four to eight potentially becoming hurricanes. However, while weather experts monitor storm patterns, homeowners don’t have to sit idly by and wait for disaster to strike. 

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Monday 10/24/2016
Get Prepped for Winter
Updated: October 24, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) The onset and arrival of colder temperatures means that it’s time once again to brace yourself – and your home – for everything that winter weather threatens to throw at you. From cool, drafty air wafting into your house to friends and family bringing snow and sand inside with them, it’s important to remember the preparation to go through before winter strikes.

Be Scary but Safe this Halloween
Updated: October 24, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Halloween is all about trick-or-treating for the kids and finding a creative costume that wows for festive partygoers. With nearly 41 million adults in the U.S. wearing contact lenses, they are a safe and popular form of vision correction, and some may elect to wear decorative contact lenses as part of their costume. However, if these lenses are bought illegally and without a prescription from your eye doctor, they could lead to serious health issues and potentially damage your eyesight permanently.

Bring TV Time to Life
Updated: October 24, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Although some parents choose to limit the amount of time their young children spend watching television, a few standout shows have earned praise for promoting creative problem-solving and social skills – transforming a moderate amount of screen time into an opportunity for learning.

Is the Cost of Baby Essentials Wiping Parents Out?
Updated: October 24, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Prioritizing a baby's needs over their own and a willingness to spend more on diapers than date night is commonplace among today's parents, according to a survey conducted by national retailer ALDI. Parents spare no expense giving their child the best, even if that means spending $200-plus a month on diapers and formula. The findings reveal a need for more affordable baby essentials that don't sacrifice quality for price. The first baby line from ALDI, Little Journey, includes high-quality, affordable baby products like diapers, wipes and organic puree pouches. For more information and parenting tips, visit

Effective, Opioid-Free Pain Management Options
Updated: October 24, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) New research is giving pain sufferers a dose of good news. With concerns mounting about the prevalence of opioid use and abuse in the U.S., a new study validates the effectiveness of acupuncture and other non-drug health therapies for pain.

Why Human Milk Matters
Updated: October 24, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Nutrition is one of the most critical factors in healthy child development, but this is especially true for babies born prematurely. For many preemie parents, the early arrival of their baby quickly turns what was expected to be a blissful time into a period fraught with a host of unexpected decisions – including those involving their fragile baby’s nutrition.

Medicare Open Enrollment 101
Updated: October 24, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) As autumn progresses, it’s important to keep your health in mind. Medicare’s fall open enrollment period will allow you to review your plan options.

Enjoy Nutrition on a Mission
Updated: October 24, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Next time you reach for a satisfying snack to curb your hunger, choose a treat that fills your stomach and your heart. Support causes that truly matter by choosing foods that make a difference for children around the world.