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After FDA Warning About Grain-free Pet Food, What's Safe to Feed Our Pets?

13/09/2019 06:00am | 632 views

By Linda Carroll

Veterinary nutrition specialists say pet food labels often focus on ingredients rather than nutrition.

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Sharing Your Home With a Pet is Also Good for Your Health

06/06/2019 06:00am | 707 views

by Sarah E. Adler

 

We love our pets — and it turns out they might be good for us, too. According to the results of a new University of Michigan-AARP poll, pet owners say their furry friends help them de-stress and stick to a routine. Pets also provide many people with a sense of purpose.

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Finance & Family

Learning How To Support Loved Ones With A Personality Disorder

20/04/2019 06:00am | 1204 views

In past studies on psychological conditions, almost 15% of the American population was diagnosed with one or more personality disorder. Monolingual Hispanics make up 30% of patients diagnosed with a personality disorder, based on asample study done in 2010.  Despite the growing prevalence of personality disorders, not many people are aware of how they may affect everyday activities. There are ten identified personality disorders broken down into three different clusters, with each focusing on one or more aspects of a certain personality trait. Of the three clusters, Cluster B seems to be one of the most ostracized groups in need of support. Knowing the signs of onset and effectively providing an open space where they can talk about how they feel will encourage more openness and understanding in the community.

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Finance & Family

Actor Rob Lowe: I was my sick mother's caregiver, don't underestimate the stress caregivers face

25/03/2019 06:00am | 972 views

Forty million Americans work as an unpaid family caregiver. The mental, physical and emotional stress they face is overwhelming. It's time to help.

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Preventive Care

Summer Safety Tips For Seniors

20/07/2018 06:00am | 2257 views

Soaring temperatures carry serious risks for seniors if the proper precautions aren’t taken.   With temperatures set to reach 90 degrees this week, here are some important tips for caregivers to help ensure your loved ones have a safe, enjoyable summer!

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