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New technology provides discreet hearing aid options
(BPT) - If you suffer from hearing loss, you’re not alone. Nearly 20 percent of American adults suffer from hearing loss. And as you age, the possibility of hearing loss increases. Thirty percent of Americans older than 65 suffer from hearing loss and that number reaches 50 percent for people older than 75. Despite the f...
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Why air conditioning costs are heating up
(BPT) - You might wish that summer could go on and on – until it comes time to recharge your air conditioning system. The cost of the common refrigerant R-22 (also known as Freon), widely used in residential air conditioning systems, has already increased by more than 400 percent in the past 18 months and is expected to ...
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From the grove to the jug [Infographic]
Did you know that without a resin product your morning glass of orange juice would taste bitter? That’s because when oranges are squeezed for their juice by large production machines, some of the bitter molecules from the orange rind are pushed into the juice as well. These bitter molecules need to be removed using a specialty resin from Dow. Take a closer look at what an orange goes through to get from fruit on a tree to the sweet, refreshing juice you drink each morning. For more informatio...
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It's up to everyone to take action to help protect the nation's waterways
(BPT) - Did you know that the average American uses 2,000 gallons of water a day – twice the global average? Water is hidden in diets, in the energy used and the products purchased. Every pair of jeans worn or hamburger consumed is created using water in some capacity. That’s why water conservation, no matter where you l...
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The truth about menopause: Debunking the myths for a happier, healthier, more satisfying life
(BPT) - Even in today’s information age, myths about menopause and women’s changing bodies abound and can take a huge toll on women. Half of women say their anxiety around menopause is caused by not knowing enough about this life stage and nearly half of menopausal women feel less confident once they start experiencing m...
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Easy season: Fall gardening spells success
(BPT) - Scrumptious, healthy veggies, hefty harvests and a break on your grocery bill – many appealing advantages draw people to growing their own vegetables. If you’ve never gardened before or you’re a green thumbed, garden-guru, you’ll soon figure out that fall’s a great time to get growing your own produce. Cooler tem...
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Personalizing lung cancer care through biomarker testing
(BPT) - The concept of personalized medicine – matching a patient’s unique genetic profile with an appropriate and more individualized treatment plan – is transforming the care of patients with cancer. Over the last decade, the scientific community has gained a greater understanding of genetic mutations, or abnormalities...
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Six tips to liven up your laundry room
(BPT) - With the average American family doing more than 400 loads of laundry each year, it’s no wonder that the laundry room has become one of the most popular remodeling projects in the house.  Often out of sight and out of mind, most laundry rooms are designed like closets rather than efficient utility rooms. But acco...
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Incarceration in the U.S.: Dissecting the world's largest prison population [Infographic]
The United States has the largest prison population in the world. No nation incarcerates more of its citizens than America, with a full 1 percent of the population behind bars at any given time and more than 10 million crimes committed annually. Taking a closer look at the crimes committed, it is evident that property crimes outweigh violent crime. With that being said, over 1 million violent crimes are committed in the United States each year. How can we fix this? Boston University's Online ...
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How to keep a speeding ticket out of your summer
(BPT) - Want to know how to avoid a speeding ticket? Easy – don’t speed. But even the most law-abiding drivers with flawless records can make mistakes and find themselves pulled over. In fact, 34 million people in the United States receive speeding tickets each year, according to the National Motorists Association. A tic...
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What's the finishing touch on a low maintenance home? The trim
(BPT) - These days, free time is an increasingly endangered phenomenon. That’s why today’s homeowners are all in favor of spending less weekend time maintaining their homes. Vinyl siding and windows have long been common home features for just that reason. Today, the latest trend is maintenance-free trim. Now consumers c...
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Bright and nonconventional colors bring adventure to home decor
(BPT) - When it comes to trends in interior design, the forecast through 2014 is looking bolder, brighter and more adventurously colorful than has been seen in a while. Up-and-coming palettes are earning descriptions including “youthful,” “vibrant” and “positive,” heralding the rebounding market’s ready return to color. ...
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national news

Bloomberg talks to reporters after meeting with Obama and business and civic leaders for an event to discuss his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative at the White House in WashingtonThe former New York City mayor aims to battle the NRA.


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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon explosion is pictured in this undated FBI handout photoBOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have told a judge that understanding their client's family is key to their case.


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FILE- In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2012, Emmanuel de Merode, Virunga National Park director and chief warden, poses at the park headquarters in Rumangabo, some 60 kms (40 miles) north of Goma, eastern Congo. Park officials say the Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded. Three gunmen ambushed de Merode on Tuesday, April 15 according spokeswoman Joanna Natasegara. A statement on the park's website said he was traveling between Goma, a main city in the east near Rwanda's border, and Rumangabo at the time Natasegara said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay,File)DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A member of Belgium's royal family who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has tried to defend endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging and charcoal production, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove in the area, officials said Wednesday.


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