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(BPT) - The new school year is quickly approaching, and shoppers are expected to spend $83.6 billion dollars on clothing, supplies and other school items according to a survey from the National Retail Federation. The study also found that the average family surveyed plans to spend $687 on ba…

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    North American Precis Syndicate
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(NAPSI)—Here’s good news about health: Flu vaccines are already available at doctor’s offices, retail stores, pharmacies and flu clinics. In fact, Sanofi Pasteur, the largest provider of influenza vaccine to the U.S., sent its first vaccine shipment last month.

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(NAPSI)—One out of every six people lives with some degree of hearing loss, and the earlier you have your hearing evaluated and treated by a professional, the better your outcome. These facts and hints can help:

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    North American Precis Syndicate
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(NAPSI)—In any given year, parts of the United States experience conditions ranging from abnormally dry to severe drought, and for private water well owners there are steps that can help them weather a dry spell, according to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

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(StatePoint) For some kids, one of the toughest parts of the back-to-school season is getting back into the swing of math class. You can help ease the transition this fall and beyond by making math a wholly integrated part of the day.

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(StatePoint) While getting vaccinated is important for people of all ages, it’s especially important for adults with heart disease. They are more likely to have serious complications from common diseases such as influenza (flu) or pneumonia that vaccination can help prevent.

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(BPT) - Based on how much you’ve heard about bisphenol A (BPA) in recent news articles, it would be perfectly understandable if you concluded that BPA is public enemy No. 1. It’s apparently everywhere at unsafe levels, and there is no way to escape.

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(BPT) - With the summer months starting to cool, one thing is certain — it’s time to store the beach toys for next summer and dust off the backpacks and notebooks for the upcoming school year. Whether back-to-school season means returning to the routine of nightly homework or packing lunches…

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(BPT) - Picture coming home from traveling the world for six months to find out the cough you couldn’t kick was active tuberculosis (TB). Or imagine finding out your senior year of high school that you’ve been carrying around latent TB for most of your life, which progressed to active TB, in…

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    North American Precis Syndicate
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(NAPSM)—El fin del verano es el momento ideal para volver a establecer los hábitos saludables y los preparativos para regresar a la escuela. Además de los chequeos dentales y exámenes físicos anuales, los pediatras recomiendan agregar las pruebas de detección de la escoliosis a la lista de c…

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    North American Precis Syndicate
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(NAPSI)—According to the Census Bureau, there are 3.2 million farmers operating 2.1 million farms covering 915 million acres. Each U.S. farmer, reports the Farm Journal Foundation, produces enough food to feed 155 people and is the leading producer of more than 50 foods of importance to diet…

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    North American Precis Syndicate
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(NAPSI)—Class is back in session, which reunites friends after a summer apart and kicks off the football season. Back-to-school can also be a time of nostalgia for those who have already graduated, but staying connected to your alma mater doesn’t have to be a challenge. Whether it’s football…

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(BPT) - School’s out, summer’s here and the family is ready for some fun-in-the-sun memory making! It’s the perfect time to bond, catch up and enjoy the slower pace of the season. However, with fun on the brain, it’s easy to find yourself dipping into pockets a bit more for ice cream treats …

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(BPT) - Summer is almost over and the school bell is about to ring. To make sure you and your family are set up for success, equip your home with the best technology devices on the market. Consider this your gadget guide for the best school year yet.

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    North American Precis Syndicate
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(NAPSI)—The end of summer is a good time to re-establish healthy habits and back-to-school routines. In addition to dental checkups and annual physicals, pediatric medical specialists recommend adding a scoliosis screening to back-to-school checklists.