Monthly Archives: August 2012

Facing surgery? How you can help ensure the best outcome

Facing surgery? How you can help ensure the best outcome (ARA) – When you’re facing surgery, it’s normal to feel anxious. Many people find it daunting to completely surrender their well-being to others. Common fears range from concerns about undergoing anesthesia, to how long the recovery period will last. That is why it is important…

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Is your home making you sick?

Is your home making you sick? (ARA) – Your home – it’s your castle, your sanctuary. But could the place you go to escape the rest of the world be bad for you? Formaldehyde, chloroform and even asbestos could be in your home and you may not even know it. First, the good news. “Today…

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Social Security recipients embrace electronic payments…

Social Security recipients embrace electronic payments, give high marks to Treasury-recommended prepaid card (ARA) – If you receive one of the 6 million paper checks for your monthly Social Security or other federal benefit, the time has come to switch to the safety and convenience of electronic payments. With less than one year until the…

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Four things you might not know about fall allergies

Four things you might not know about fall allergies (ARA) – As most allergy sufferers will tell you, allergy symptoms can always be bothersome, turning any time of year into sneezing season. A runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat can arise as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change. The fall…

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Age matters: vitamins for every life stage

Age matters: vitamins for every life stage (ARA) – It was 100 years ago, in 1912, when Polish-American scientist Casimir Funk identified the first vitamin. Now, on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins, men and women still do not get recommended daily intake levels of vitamins. According to a paper published in the…

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