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The Galveston County Daily News: Community Cares

December 7, 2016

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Got Tech Neck? Here's Some Advice.

(NewsUSA) - It's called "tech neck." But to really understand the stress you're putting on your neck every time you look down at some wireless device -; think texting, for example -; just imagine four 15-pound bowling balls sitting atop your head.

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Thursday 12/01/2016
Epilepsy Awareness Day 2016 Largest Turnout Ever
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - November is Epilepsy Awareness month, and this year's 4th Annual Epilepsy Awareness Day (EAD) was the largest gathering of epilepsy patients and physicians in the world. Held at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, the 2-day event included a convention with over 90 exhibitors, 24 physician/specialist seminars, a Rick Springfield benefit concert, and a full day at Disneyland for the families.

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Give the Gift of Connectivity, Without the Stress
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Once again, tech is topping lots of wish lists. We've all been there. You unwrap your wanted new tech, but before you can use your exciting new gift, there's usually some assembly or setup required. The setup is a major source of frustration for nearly a third of consumers recently surveyed by http://www.asurion.com">Asurion, the global leader in technology support and protection services, who say that putting together new technology has ruined their holiday.

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Three Simple Swaps for a Healthier Lunch
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Choosing a healthy lunch doesn't have to be boring or a day-to-day challenge. In fact, there are plenty of tasty and healthier substitutions you can make to your favorite meals when eating out or packing a lunch, such as adding more fresh fruits and vegetables and reducing refined grain products such as white bread and sugary foods. And losing just a few pounds can help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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New Cancer Treatment Continues to Progress By Filing for Orphan Drug Status
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It takes a lot to get a drug to market.

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
Many Working Mothers Can't Afford Their Health Insurance Deductibles
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Working mothers have a lot on their plate. In addition to their professional responsibilities, they are often in charge of numerous household decisions, including choosing their family's health care plan. However, nearly half (49 percent) of working mothers would not have enough money to cover their health insurance deductible if they needed to do so today, according to a recent survey from Aflac and Working Mother magazine.

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How Many Years Does it Take to Become a Doctor of Chiropractic?
Updated: November 30, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Did you know it takes seven years of higher education, intensive study, and rigorous training to become a doctor of chiropractic?

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Friday 11/18/2016
Tax Law Changes Mean Refund Delays Will Affect Millions of Holiday Shoppers
Updated: November 19, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For many gift buyers, the tax refund is that extra paycheck that arrives just in time to pay off holiday bills. However this year, new provisions under the PATH - Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes - Act will impact early tax season refund timing. For tax returns that include the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and/or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), the IRS will issue your refund no earlier than February 15, 2017. Last year, over 26 million Americans received EITC, meaning this change could surprise many who typically plan to get their refund early in the year.

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The Magic Number for Millennials: $51,000
Updated: December 06, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - What does it take to make a millennial happy? At least $51,000 a year in income, for starters.

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Celebra una fiesta de Posadas inolvidable para tu familia y amigos
Updated: November 18, 2016 - 2:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Cuando los jóvenes de la casa empiezan a pasar más tiempo con sus amigos o se mudan por primera vez, la celebración de las Posadas puede ser la ocasión perfecta para reunirlos a todos cada año y pasar un tiempo en familia. Desde JCPenney te contamos cómo preparar un festejo emocionante y memorable que mantenga viva la tradición. Si tienes previsto invitar a tus seres queridos a un delicioso banquete o salir a cantar villancicos en las calles o bien, jugar a la tradicional piñata de las Posadas, en JCPenney tenemos todos los artículos que necesitas para celebrar esta fiesta de manera fácil y asequible.

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A New Read on Literacy: The 3 Keys to Building Lifelong Readers
Updated: November 18, 2016 - 2:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - In today's digital world, there is no denying the benefits of technology in education. However, despite technology's ability to provide students with countless books and online literacy development tools, too many students still struggle to read and too few discover the joys of becoming lifelong readers.

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Thursday 11/17/2016
Honoring Soldiers
Updated: November 18, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about has ever served in the U.S. Army, there’s something you should know: The Army Historical Foundation wants to make sure everyone who has done so can take his or her place in history in the future National Museum of the United States Army.

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Millennials' Savings Priorities? Depends on Their Sex.
Updated: November 16, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - One of the biggest differences between millennial men and women when it comes to saving? Vacations.

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Why Pam Anderson Just Did an Anti-Uber PSA
Updated: November 16, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Don't expect Pamela Anderson to be using Uber or any other app-based, ride-hailing service in this lifetime.

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Tuesday 11/15/2016
Folding Drones are the New Hot Item for the Holidays
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Every holiday season has its hot tech item -; from smartwatches to game consoles and now to folding drones.

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Combat Out-of-Pocket Costs With Cancer Insurance
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Almost everyone knows a friend or family member whose life has been touched by cancer -- it can be an unpredictable and distressing disease that can change your life in an instant.

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Tips for Improving or Protecting Well Water
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Water wells provide an excellent source of good-tasting, safe drinking water for millions of Americans, but for those with water quality problems, most such issues are easily addressed.

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Monday 11/14/2016
How Millennials Are Saving More Money Than Past Generations
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Millennials may still have a way to go before totally gaining their footing as adults, but many are already better at one thing than past generations: saving money.

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Choosing the Perfect Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your Shopping List
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - We all know when the trick-or-treaters head home with their Halloween candy and the turkey comas set in after Thanksgiving dinner, the holiday season is right around the corner. Meant to be the happiest time of the year filled with joyous memories, the holiday season can quickly turn into an unwanted shopping nightmare as you try to find the perfect holiday gift for everyone special in your life. Getting all your bases covered when on a budget can seem like a daunting task, but when you're making a list and checking it twice this year, keep in mind these fun and budget-friendly items to put a smile on all your loved ones faces, as well as in your wallet!

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Enjoy Wearing Contact Lenses Again
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Contact lenses allow those individuals who need vision correction the freedom to see better without the inconvenience of glasses.

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Thursday 11/10/2016
How Arts and Crafts Can Help Heal Veterans in Your Community
Updated: November 10, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) When people hear there might be a bomb nearby, most will try to get as far away as fast as possible. U.S. Army Specialist Brandon Sanford and his bomb-sniffing dog Rexo, however, were not as lucky.

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Tuesday 11/08/2016
Post-Hurricane Matthew: How to Prepare Your Home for Storms
Updated: November 08, 2016 - 2:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Risk mitigation.

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How to Improve Your Overall Well-Being
Updated: November 10, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Proper nutrition is vital for good health, but -- if it's overall well-being you're shooting for -- maybe it's time to try chiropractic care.

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Monday 11/07/2016
Dare to Pair Pinot and Plover on Vacation
Updated: November 08, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Wine lover? Nature enthusiast? Both? Argentina and Chile, with unparalleled biodiversity and distinguished wines, are ideal journeys for you! The two countries share the majestic Andes, the longest natural border in the world. Weave through these mountains, which connect diverse ecosystems, and relish the geographic extravaganza of contrasts. Opportunities to see native, even rare, bird species abound, as does exploring vineyards and wineries. Wildlife and plants fill your senses and extraordinary wines fill your glasses, making each day amazing.

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5 Steps to Selecting the Right Medicare Plan
Updated: November 08, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For people with Medicare, it's time to select a 2017 Medicare plan. The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan annual enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. It's the time to research your options and select the plan that best fits your health needs and budget.

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5 Tips for Perfect Wedding Photos
Updated: November 08, 2016 - 2:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion -- something to be celebrated and cherished. Planning it, on the other hand, can feel as if you're preparing for war -- between ensuring that Uncle Sal isn't sitting next to his brother, who owes him money, to budgeting for everything you want and need. The one thing you don't want to skimp on is the memories.

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Baby Give Back
Updated: November 08, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—By giving—or getting—some excellent skin care products this holiday season, you can help feed more than a million people.

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Friday 11/04/2016
Initiative Transforms Libraries into Early Learning Centers for Families
Updated: November 04, 2016 - 2:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Remember your first library card? For many children, the library opened up doors to other worlds and was a haven to study, learn, and explore. And it still is.

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Army Museum To Open
Updated: November 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Over 30 million men and women have served in the U.S. Army since its establishment in 1775.

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Wednesday 11/02/2016
Honor Your Favorite Farmer in a Video, Win Great Prizes!
Updated: November 02, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - A video contest jointly sponsored by farm insurer Nationwide, the AgChat Foundation, and the RFD-TV program, "Small Town Big Deal," highlights the importance of farm safety by honoring America's farmers.

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Tuesday 11/01/2016
If You Have to Hold This Article at Arm's Length, You Should Read This
Updated: November 01, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As the author Oscar Wilde said, "With age comes wisdom." For a lot of us, though, age also means we have difficulty seeing things up close, including this article. It happens to almost everyone -- you may find yourself holding things farther away to see them clearly, or realize you're struggling to read small print. In either case, your eyes probably don't see as well as they used to.

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Three Innovative Twists to Our Favorite Sandwiches
Updated: November 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - However you stack 'em or slice 'em, everyone loves a good sandwich -- especially when it incorporates healthy ingredients. Americans everywhere are looking for quick solutions on making healthy diet choices, and many will be happy to hear that this doesn't require a whole meal overhaul. In honor of National Sandwich Day on November 3rd, here are some fun twists on sandwich classics that can help you incorporate easy ingredients for guilt-proof lunch solutions.

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Riding While Female: The New Peril in the Age of Uber
Updated: November 01, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Riding while female.

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Monday 10/31/2016
Natural Stone: Discovering New Forms of Art
Updated: October 31, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Art can take on many different shapes and sizes in a variety of media. From watercolor paintings and bronze sculptures to still-life photographs and wood carvings, art can become the focal point of any interior living space. But, what if art could become part of a home's architecture in unexpected ways? The answer is yes, it can, and it comes in the form of natural stone.

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Friday 10/28/2016
Businesses, Athletes Are Getting in on Game Apps
Updated: October 28, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There are few topics that cause as much heated debate and passion as sports -- especially football. And in this digital age, mobile technology only enables such zeal -- which is probably why sports apps are arguably one of the most popular ways to keep up with a beloved team, as well as help diehard football fans decide who will win a matchup on any given Sunday.

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
Easy Ways to Make Your Media Space More Enjoyable
Updated: October 26, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The holiday season is right around the corner, which makes this the perfect time to spruce up your home before entertaining friends and family. Whether your guests are coming just to watch the big game or to stay for an extended period of time, your media space will no doubt be a popular gathering spot. The American Lighting Association (ALA) suggests a few ways to enhance everyone's viewing experience.

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Tuesday 10/25/2016
Toques modernos a la celebración tradicional del Día de los Muertos
Updated: October 25, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Es imposible ignorar las caras pintadas, las vestimentas tradicionales y las deliciosas recetas típicas del Día de los Muertos. Considerada una de las tradiciones hispanas más importantes, la celebración del Día de los Muertos se lleva a cabo durante varios días y se puede alargar aún más tiempo cuando se crean altares y se preparan recetas tradicionales. Bien ya estés preparando un plato típico para un altar, decorando tu hogar o cambiando tu look, en JCPenney hemos reunido artículos básicos y asequibles para pasar este Día de los Muertos.

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Saturday 10/22/2016
Tips to Prevent Bullying
Updated: October 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Bullying is still prevalent in American schools and communities. Indeed, 91 percent of students and educators in a recent study agree it’s a problem. And these days, bullying takes place both in the schoolyard and online, making harassment a round-the-clock problem.

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Friday 10/21/2016
Reverse Mortgages Can Be a Valuable Retirement Tool
Updated: October 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - This article is a paid advertisement. The content was provided by One Reverse Mortgage.

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Wednesday 10/19/2016
Family Friday Destination: Try This TV Trio
Updated: October 19, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Family time can be scarce these days, with activities and distractions pulling parents and kids in every direction. But a family-friendly television network, INSP, wants to change that. In an increasingly polluted television environment, they are one network trying to offer a breath of clean air.

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Tuesday 10/18/2016
A Life Half Full: Aging With Optimism
Updated: October 18, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As Americans age, one element seems to be key for their mental and physical health: optimism. That's the finding suggested by a new Humana survey, which asked Americans age 60 and over how they perceive the importance of various wellness traits.

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Monday 10/17/2016
Backpack Offers Instant Drink Discreetly At the Push of a Button
Updated: October 17, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Carrying drinks conveniently and discreetly remains a challenge, but the latest design from Genie Bags can grant the wish of anyone looking to carry and tap into the drink of your choice while on the go.

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Women Face Challenges When It Comes to Health Coverage
Updated: October 17, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Women are often the primary health care decision-makers for their families, but they are far from confident about their ability to pay for health care costs and choose the right insurance plan. According to the Aflac 2016 Open Enrollment Survey, more than 1 in 10 women say they live paycheck to paycheck and nearly half have less than $500 saved. The 2016 Aflac WorkForces Report also revealed that only 26 percent of working women feel prepared to pay the out-of-pocket expenses from an unexpected serious illness or accident.

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Fitness Sauna Promotes Health and Profit for Small Businesses
Updated: October 17, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Fitness, dance, MMA studios, spas and gyms looking for the next big trend may start to heat things up with FitBomb's new specialized fitness sauna. The Studio Fitbomb far infrared sauna from Hi-Q Fitness is available for literally hundreds of health and fitness centers after its successful debut placement in Cabana Spas.

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Friday 10/14/2016
Making Clear Vision A Reality
Updated: October 15, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s something to reflect on: not being able to see clearly because you don’t have access to vision care might seem like something that only impacts people in lesser developed countries—but that’s not the case. One in seven people around the world need glasses, but lack access to an eye exam and a simple pair of glasses.

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Wednesday 10/12/2016
How Will You Remember the Most Important Moments of Your Life?
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Although many Americans save their photographs on their phones and/or computers, it isn't the best way to store your cherished memories. It's time to start preserving your memories with high-quality prints that will last for generations.

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Monday 10/10/2016
Can't Seem to Save Enough for College? You're Not Alone.
Updated: October 10, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Saving for college is at an all-time high - give yourselves a hand, parents - but when it comes to actually meeting our own funding goals. . .Well, that's another story.

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How to Build Better, Stronger Bones in Kids
Updated: October 10, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It's been ingrained in our heads since we were little: building strong bones is important. The problem is that these days many children aren't getting the daily recommended diet and exercise needed to do so. And, with technology use at an all-time high, children are spending less time playing outdoors, which increases the risk of obesity.

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Thursday 10/06/2016
Why Every Home Should Be Tested for Radon
Updated: October 06, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In American homes, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are common devices. But while homeowners may think that these monitors are sufficient for ensuring their families' wellness and safety, there is another gas that needs to be detected which is equally as important for health and wellness: radon.

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Wednesday 10/05/2016
Florida Becomes High-Tech Hub for Manufacturers
Updated: October 05, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Florida has long been known as the gateway to space and key location for trade with South America, but the state's advanced manufacturing industry is growing and companies around the globe are taking notice.

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