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Survey says: Not enough Americans get second opinions on dental health [Infographic]
While millions of Americans seek second opinions for home or vehicle repairs, just 6 percent say they would seek a second opinion for needed dental work. A poll, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Invisalign, also revealed that trust in their current doctor or dentist was a top reason why adults said they wouldn't seek a second opinion.
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Buying a garage door? Think insulation
(BPT) - There are seemingly endless options through which homeowners must navigate when buying a new garage door: the style, materials and accessories, just to name a few. But perhaps the most important feature that should top the garage door consumer's list is energy efficiency. Why? Because the garage door is generally...
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What you need to know about low blood sugar [Infographic]
Diabetes impacts nearly 26 million Americans and approximately 90-95 percent of them have type 2 diabetes, making it a serious health concern in the United States. Blood Sugar Basics is an educational program developed by the American College of Endocrinology with support from Merck, aimed to help people living with diabetes learn about the importance of controlling blood sugar levels as part of a successful diabetes treatment plan to better manage their disease.
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Power shoes: Choosing the right footwear for climbing the corporate ladder
(BPT) - Climbing the corporate ladder requires marketable skills, initiative, creativity and ... the right shoes? While the importance of proper footwear may seem obvious for professions that require standing or walking all day, such as waitressing, nursing or cooking, poor shoe choices can also trip you up in an office ...
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Tips to secure your future despite an unsure economy
(BPT) - Despite the recent deal to re-open the government and gains in the economy, the business community is still somewhat skeptical about the economy's stability. This information comes from the latest Economic Sentiment Survey issued by Walsh College , a private, not-for-profit institution offering upper-division und...
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The changing face of lung cancer in 2013 [Infographic]
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month - an opportunity to recognize the staggering impact this disease has on our communities. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women and accounts for more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. While there is still a long way to go to change these figures, science has made great strides; physicians now know more about various types of lung cancer, know how to best test for the specific type, and have more options ...
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Taking the fright out of creating your perfect costume
Halloween is the perfect time of year to let loose and embrace your inner kid. You have the option to be anything you want, so get creative this year! Save yourself time and money by looking for fun costume-worthy items at a vintage store. You may be surprised at the wide variety of creative costumes available for a reasonable cost. A scary costume is only supposed to scare those around you - it's not supposed to be scary to wear. So make sure you are taking all the right steps so that your H...
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Three simple tips to prepare your car for winter weather
(BPT) - As temperatures dip, it's important to prepare your car for harsh winter weather. Not only can the elements be hard on your vehicle, but the chemicals that are used to fight the elements such as road salt and chemical compounds to melt ice are as well. Being prepared and knowing how to take care of your vehicle c...
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2013 Cyber Monday survey says half of us will shop [Infographic]
A new national Cyber Monday shopping survey from FatWallet, conducted online by TNS Global (OCT 2013), reports that 48 percent of those surveyed plan to shop on Cyber Monday, with 52 percent planning to spend more than they did last year. The survey also reveals that 34 percent want either clothing or gadget deals, and 54 percent will be shopping for holiday gifts. Those surveyed will also be looking for books, movies or music, toys, tablets/smartphones and 76 percent said they want free ship...
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Hearing aids for the rock-and-roll generation
(BPT) - Baby boomers grew up listening to The Who's Live at Leeds and other albums with liner notes that admonished young rockers to 'play it loud' or 'turn it up.' For the generation that grew up blasting stereos until the bedroom windows rattled and attending rock concerts that left ears ringing for a week or more, it'...
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Tips for parents on how, and why, to talk to kids about insurance
(BPT) - When it comes to financial literacy, parents know it's important to give kids the knowledge and skills they need to manage money. In fact, 81 percent say it's their responsibility as parents to teach children about money and saving, according to a 2012 survey by the website DoughMain. While you're teaching childr...
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Why Americans are cutting the cord and saving money
(BPT) - Frugal Americans know how to save money, not only by keeping it in their pocket but by making wise purchasing decisions. As many have found, a frugal lifestyle does not mean going without. One way many people have saved money is by cutting the cord and eliminating cable or satellite TV from the household budget. ...
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President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said eight million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)New enrollment figures beat expectations, boost Democrats defending law ahead of midterms.


2014-04-17 14:18:16 -0600

Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban arrive in court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. They are, left to right, Dr. Gay Phillips, her partner Sue Barton, Sharon Baldwin and her partner Mary Bishop. The court is to decide whether to overturn a federal judge's decision to strike down. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.


2014-04-17 14:57:48 -0600

Rep. Steve IsraelSo now it's out there. After five years of studied reticence, Democratic leaders in Washington finally went public last week with what they really think is motivating Republican opposition to Barack Obama. As Steve Israel, one of the top Democrats in Congress said the Republican base, "to a significant extent," is "animated by racism."


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