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Preparing for a party? Try these 4 tips

(BPT) – It’s important not to allow the stress of entertaining large groups to become a burden. Below are four tips to help organize a kitchen and host with ease, creating a functional space for family and friends to enjoy. Plan ahead Set aside time early in the week to plan the menu, from simple […]

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Squash the pests, not your holiday spirit, with these pest-prevention tips

(BPT) – The holiday season and guests go together like twinkling lights and fir trees, or peppermint and chocolate. However, while you might be eager to welcome family and friends to your home, you’ll probably be less excited to receive a visit from another all-too-common type of holiday ‘guest’ – pests. Pesky insects invade houses […]

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Try these stress-busting strategies to get the feast on the table

(BPT) – The date is circled in red: the day of the big feast. This year, everyone’s coming over to your house for the big event. But just the thought of getting ready raises your pulse and sends a surge of stress through your system. This time, bring a new mindset to your holiday gathering. […]

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Looking for a Medicare Part D plan? Consider these 3 things

(BPT) – Many people are surprised to find out that Original Medicare doesn’t cover prescription drugs. For help with the cost of your medications, you can choose a standalone Part D plan or a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription coverage, but navigating your options can be complicated. With Medicare Open Enrollment running from Oct. 15 […]

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Is your family expanding? Protect what matters most with these nursery safety checks

(BPT) – You may have chosen an ideal color palette and all of your nursery furniture, but have you thought about some key safety checks? ‘The arrival of a baby means you have to take a look at your home in a whole new light,’ said Tarsila Wey, marketing director for First Alert, the most […]

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Ask your doctor about these important topics on life-threatening allergies

(BPT) – The start of a new school year can be fraught with anxiety for children and parents alike. New school, new friends, new dynamics. And for children living with life-threatening allergies, that anxiety can be even more pointed as they – and their parents – consider and prepare for how to deal with a […]

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Preparing for surgery? These tips could save your life

(BPT) – If surgery is in your future, it’s never too early to prepare. Whether you’re having an outpatient procedure or a major operation involving a hospital stay, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) encourages you to take simple steps to be ready for the big day, starting with talking with your physician anesthesiologist, a […]

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Keep your teen athlete fueled with these 4 vital tips

(BPT) – High school can be intense, but being a student athlete can intensify expectations. As the start of spring sports approaches, the stakes are even higher for your student to maintain the success they had first semester. There are practices, matches and conference finals that have to fit in with exams and semester-long projects. […]

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Protect your heart with these easy meal add-ins

(BPT) – What’s the biggest threat to our health? It isn’t cancer or even accidents, but heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, one in four deaths in the U.S. is caused by heart disease, which includes heart attack and stroke. This statistic is scary, but the good news is, there is something powerful […]

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Transform your home into a retreat with these 5 tips from a luxury resort

(BPT) – There’s a reason why they say your home is your castle. This is a place of rest and refuge so you can be returned to your best state. The next time you find yourself with a quiet evening or weekend in your abode, make self-care and pampering a priority. In fact, you can […]

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