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Beware of ‘Free Genetic Testing’ Medicare Scam

Over the past few years, DNA tests have become more popular across the country. However, unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the buzz around these tests to scam Medicare beneficiaries. Scammers target Medicare beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs … read more

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Ease Kids Back into School with Confidence

There’s nothing like a major milestone in a child’s life to test a parent’s confidence. Big changes like a new school or classroom can be trying for kids and adults alike, but tackling the transition a little at a time can make it … read more

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National Poppy Day

National Poppy Day marks the 100th anniversary of ‘The Poppy Lady’

One hundred years ago, a selfless, young school teacher with a big heart and unwavering commitment to our nation’s veterans started a national movement that continues today — brightening the lives of those who served our nation. During its 100th anniversary this year, … read more

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5 Tips to Successfully Bring a New Pet into Your Home

Bringing home a puppy or kitten can lead to a lot of excitement. However, discussing issues that may arise and preparing in advance for a new pet’s arrival can help make for a smooth transition. Consider these tips from the pet experts at … read more

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Free Workshop Addresses Caregiver Stress and Techniques for Self-Care

Being a caregiver for an ill spouse, a disabled child or an aging parent can be an emotionally rewarding journey, as it allows you to demonstrate your love for another person with the tangible action of care. At the same time, however, it … read more

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How to Inspire Summer Reading

While summer is the perfect time for kids to take advantage of days spent away from the classroom, remember not to put valuable skills, like reading, on the back burner. In fact, research estimates that one to two months’ of learning loss can … read more

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How to Navigate the College Search Process with Your High School Student

Editor’s note: College search should be in high gear if your child is a senior. Since this can be quite overwhelming, WestSound Home & Garden asked Bhavin Parikh, CEO and founder of test-prep company Magoosh, five questions to help parents and students navigate … read more

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Trick-or-Treat for a New Kind of Thrill

For most kids, Halloween is all about costumes and candy, but it can also be a chance to demonstrate how helping others brings its own set of rewards. This October, children, families and schools across the country will join in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, … read more

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