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Substance Abuse: What You Need To Know Now

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is constantly late for work or school, misses deadlines, alienates family, feels isolated, helpless or ashamed and uses alcohol, marijuana, opiates or other drugs—or misuses prescription medications—the problem may be a substance use disorder. If so, it’s important to recognize that treatment can help you recover your ability to live a full life.

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Updated: October 09, 2015 - 1:33 am

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Wednesday 10/07/2015
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Updated: October 08, 2015 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) For years, bottled water has been a go-to for clean drinking. Many believe it tastes better than tap water and assume it’s safer to drink. But at-home filtered water is another alternative, and while it gets less attention, there are many reasons why it could be the best option available.

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Posted: October 07, 2015

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Updated: October 09, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - If you take prescription opioid pain medication, you are one of the millions of Americans who rely on opioids to support their pain management needs. These opioids are an essential part of your regimen, but they are not without possible side effects – even for the most careful patients.1 Opioid emergencies, such as an accidental overdose, are a growing public health epidemic in the United States. In fact, the CDC states that on average 44 people die in the United States every day because of prescription opioid overdose and that more than 80 percent of those deaths are unintentional.1,2

Tuesday 10/06/2015
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Posted: October 06, 2015

(BPT) - The weather is cooler and your back-to-school routine is in place. For some, that means getting back on track with health and fitness goals, since for many, those goals have fallen to the wayside.

Going Beyond Pink During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 1:33 am

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Posted: October 06, 2015

(BPT) - Do you shower at the gym after your morning workout and walk barefoot? Do you regularly get salon pedicures? Do you wear socks while working outside for long periods of time and your feet sweat, or do you wear tight fitting footwear? Did you spend your summer walking around barefoot at the neighborhood pool? Do you regularly participate in athletic activities that result in your toes pushing up against the front of your closed toe shoes?

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