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Domestic Violence Health Risks: Doctors Can Help

(NAPSI)—While intimate partner violence (IPV), or domestic violence, is one of the most common health risks to women in the United States and can have a profoundly negative impact on health and well-being, there are ways to prevent it. Unfortunately, every minute, 24 people are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by a partner or spouse in the United States, according to a National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.

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Thursday 09/18/2014
Aging "SMART"
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:34 am

(NAPSI)—In a recent survey by the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Philips, 96 percent of senior respondents said it’s important to be as independent as possible as they get older. For seniors to maintain that independence, it pays to age “SMART.” By combining basic physical and mental wellness techniques with technology, seniors can continue living the full, active lives they want and deserve. Consider these ideas:

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What Every Contact Lens Wearer Should Know
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:34 am

(NAPSI)—When many children, teenagers and even adults think about “who” or “what” they want to be for Halloween, a number of them are tempted to complete their look with decorative contact lenses bought without a prescription.

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How to Manage Cholesterol in a Few Easy Steps
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:34 am

On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)

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Brain Injury: Returning Headaches A Serious Signal
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:34 am

(NAPSI)—Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)--some 2.5 million occur a year—but knowing a few facts can help protect yourself and your family.

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Recognizing The Signs Of Liver-Related Dementia
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:34 am

(NAPSI)—Forgetfulness. Confusion. Difficulty doing math. Often, these experiences are shrugged off as a normal part of getting older. However, sometimes, these changes are actually the body signaling a more significant underlying problem—liver disease.

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Parents Can Benefit From Genetic Testing
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:34 am

(NAPSI)—For many, the decision to have a child may very well be the biggest and most fulfilling decision they will make. And after the decision is made to start a family, future parents often discover that planning for the baby’s future can be a daunting task. Which car seat will they use? How will they babyproof the house? Which schools will the child attend?

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Grandparents, Keep Your Meds Up and Away From Young Children
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Grandparents love spending time with their grandchildren. Grandbabies bring so much joy. However, it's not unusual for the curious, tiny fingers of youngsters to end up in places they shouldn't. Putting precious or breakable objects out of reach is important, and so is keeping medicines and vitamins up and away and out of sight of young children.

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Tuesday 09/16/2014
Cutting Calories in the Grocery Aisle
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Sixteen of the nation’s leading food and beverage companies sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the U.S. in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to the recent findings of an independent evaluation funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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