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    New data shows market leaders in six Asian countries have shifted to low-lead products, though overall lead in paint levels remain high
    Despite bans on lead in household paint in most Western countries, a new study from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) finds that the majority of paints tested in nine geographically diverse developing countries would not met regulatory standards established in most highly industrialized countries and, in...
     
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    Families could save nearly $11,000 annually if long-term care plans were made earlier
    More than half of family members serving as primary caregivers for loved ones have lost income due to the demands of providing care. The study, Beyond Dollars: A Way Forward, also found that caregivers whose loved ones did not have long-term care insurance face additional stresses including covering the cost of daily...
     
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    As Halloween approaches, trick-or-treaters excitedly anticipate all the candy they will gather. While brushing twice a day and visiting the dentist every six months are preventive measures, children’s teeth also benefit by limiting the candy they consume. This Halloween the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA)...
     
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    Children at Learning Care Group schools nationwide embrace healthy lifestyle program
    Stop what you’re doing. Turn up the music and dance!           A new daily custom is sweeping across the country as more than 100,000 children at Childtime, Tutor Time, Children’s Courtyard, La Petite Academy, and Montessori Unlimited schools nationwide are...
     
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    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and The Balanced Mind Foundation join forces
    The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and The Balanced Mind Foundation (TBMF) are joining forces to improve the mental health of, and facilitate wellness for, individuals living with mood disorders from childhood through adulthood. Historically DBSA’s programming has been almost exclusively focused...
     
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    Find your perfect apple match & ways to enjoy on apple growers’ new AppletizeMe.com website
    If you were an apple, what type of apple would you be? As peak apple season arrives, the US Apple Association (USApple) helps you get to the core of the matter with AppletizeMe, an online destination that matches your personality traits to your ideal apple variety. Are you a social butterfly? That makes you a...
     
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    Hundreds of salons participate in second annual charity event to benefit breast cancer awareness
    More than 350 salons will band together in solidarity on Tuesday, October 22, for the second annual Caring is Sexy Cut-A-Thon, a marathon styling event organized by hair care brand Sexy Hair in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sexy Hair will donate 100% of the proceeds from each Cut-A-Thon appointment to Look...
     
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    “The right food for the right mood.”
    The Meehl House currently offers the only transitional residential home specializing in dialectical behavioral therapy that is an “Amen Brain Healthy Treatment Program” for clients with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, depression, and substance abuse. Living in a supportive...
     
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    15 new recipes featuring grapes from California, tips for healthy eating and entertaining
    A new video series, starring five of the most recognized registered dietitians in the country, debuts with 15 new regionally inspired recipes featuring grapes from California, plus tips for healthy eating and entertaining. Shot in each dietitian’s hometown, the videos invite viewers into the kitchen to see the...
     
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    Portland-based veterinary practice shares advice for introducing a feline into the family with three special big cats in mind
    Banfield Pet Hospital®, the world’s largest veterinary practice and a proud partner of the Predators of the Serengeti exhibit at the Oregon Zoo, is thrilled to join in welcoming the three lion cubs born at the Oregon Zoo to their new home. Banfield knows that just like pet owners bringing home a new kitten,...