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Seniors, boomers and Internet usage [Infographic]
When developing a marketing plan, healthcare marketers should keep seniors and boomers in mind. This audience is particularly essential to a successful healthcare marketing plan when considering the Administration on Aging predicts that people 65 and older will represent 19 percent of the population by 2030. The infographic below breaks down seniors’ and boomers’ Internet usage. It also contains senior-friendly web design tips, which will be helpful to any marketer who is interested in capita...
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Tips for planning an international vacation
Planning an international trip can be exciting and overwhelming, all at the same time. Deciding which cities or countries to visit, where to stay, what to see and how to get from place to place adds up to a lot of research and planning. For many people, all-in-one international vacation packages are the ideal way to avoi...
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Iron matters for patients with chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health problem in the United States, impacting more than 25 million Americans, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Kidneys perform many important functions in the body, including regulating and controlling the production of red blood cells. When kidneys are not fully funct...
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Real food ... in your freezer [Infographic]
Some of America’s favorite, most versatile foods can be found in the frozen food aisle, including options for every lifestyle and every food occasion. But did you know that frozen foods start out the same as their fresh counterparts, coming from the earth and sea, and make their way to your kitchen table.  The National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) is encouraging everyone to think about the freezer aisle in a fresh way.  From healthy produce and perfectly-portioned meals, t...
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Thirteen smart financial steps to take in 2013
Many Americans dutifully make New Year’s Resolutions, but unfortunately most get  broken or forgotten before too long. So let’s not call these “New Year’s Financial Resolutions.” Instead, here are 13 smart financial steps that you can take to help get and keep your finances on track in 2013: 1. Establish a budget. Many p...
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Sleep in America: Exercise your right to sleep [Infographic]
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) conducted the 2013 Sleep in America Poll showing that 1 in 4 people report their overall sleep quality as “bad.” On average, people say they need 7 hours and 17 minutes to function at their best throughout the day. The quality of our sleep is affected by our physical activity levels, as well as five other common sleep issues, including tossing and turning, lack of support that leads to back pain, sleeping too hot or too cold, partner disturbance and mattres...
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Tips for creating a greener outdoor living space
(BPT) - Outdoor living spaces remain a popular home improvement, but while you’re planning your patio or prepping your planting beds do you consider the impact these improvements might have on the environment? Creating a great outdoor space can be even more satisfying when you take steps to make your project as “green” a...
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Be at the Navy's Hub: operate state-of-the-art nuclear powered vessels
(BPT) - Maintain equipment used to detect enemy planes and ships. Control steam generators. Operate nuclear propulsion plant machinery. These are just a few of the tasks Sailors aboard Navy aircraft carriers and submarines fulfill in both peace and wartime roles around the world. These Sailors are responsible for operati...
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Trends provide guidance as technology shapes careers landscapes
(BPT) - The saying goes: success is when preparation meets opportunity. As technology continues to affect our lives, workers in today’s ever-changing labor market need to be prepared with skills to adapt and succeed in the workplace. Job opportunities in technology are growing up to three times faster than other career f...
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Paula Deen encourages you to take a walk in her footsteps and start seeing diabetes in a new light
(BPT) - Over the past year, Paula Deen and her sons, Bobby and Jamie, have partnered with Novo Nordisk on Diabetes in a New Light(R), a national initiative to help adults find simple ways to manage everyday challenges associated with type 2 diabetes. Through Diabetes in a New Light(R), they have developed delicious diabe...
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Spring fling must-haves
(BPT) - Spring provides the perfect opportunity to host a party and show off all of the hard work you’ve put into your lawn and garden. Before your first guest arrives, make sure you have made all the preparations for your blooms to blossom, your garden to grow and your outdoor space to be pest free. There’s nothing like...
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Bathroom upgrades that boost livability for anyone aging in place
(BPT) - Staying safely in their own home as they grow older is a major concern for many Americans. In a 2012 survey by AARP, 70 percent of surveyed members said they were “extremely or very concerned about aging in place.” Even if you maintain an active lifestyle and good health, growing older often requires you to manag...
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk: Who Knows Where Putin Will Go NextUkrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes Russian President Vladimir Putin "has a dream to restore the Soviet Union" — and Putin realizing that dream would be disastrous for the rest of the world.


2014-04-20 10:10:00 -0600

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2004 file photo, former boxer, Rubin, "Hurricane" Carter, holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison, during a news conference held in Sacramento, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.


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Malaysia Airline flight MH192 is seen on the tamrac after an emergency landing at the Sepang International Airport, outside Kuala Lumpur on April 21, 2014A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to its safety image after the loss of flight MH370. Flight MH192, bound for Bangalore, India, turned back to Kuala Lumpur after it was discovered that a tyre had burst on take-off, the airline said. "As safety is of utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines, the aircraft was required to turn back to KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport)," the airline said in a statement. The airline said tyre debris discovered on the runway had led to the decision to bring the Boeing 737-800 aircraft back.


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