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  • Do you have the power to help save a life? (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. With nearly 1 in 5 teens admitting to abusing prescription medicine in order to get high, it's clear we're facing an epidemic — but you can help. Grab your camera and some friends, and create a 30- to 60-second PSA about opioid misuse on OperationPrevention.com....

  • Brain drained? These habits can help maintain a healthy brain

    Brain drained? These habits can help maintain a healthy brain

    Everyone has those days. You’re operating in a fog, or perhaps you spaced out on a family member’s name in the middle of dinner, or maybe you just find it hard to concentrate on work or hobbies. When these unwanted situations begin to come up more often, you may start to worry. Aging has long been...

  • 7 ways to tackle brain fog (Infographic)

  • 8 tips to prep your home for extreme winter weather

    8 tips to prep your home for extreme winter weather

    As winter approaches, many cities in the U.S. have already started to experience the winter chill with temperatures below freezing and snow fall. But cold weather isn’t exclusively a northern phenomenon as the majority of the country experiences extreme temperatures at some point during the winter...

  • Black hole, begone: 5 tips for curating your treasured photos

    Black hole, begone: 5 tips for curating your treasured photos

    Are you one of those dedicated people who snap great photos at every meaningful moment of your life? And do most of those shots end up in virtual memory, filed away in a sea of unsorted images? If so, you’re far from alone. Analysts say a whopping 1.2 trillion photos will be taken across the world...

  • Humans' intimacy with technology: Are we all becoming cyborgs?

    Humans' intimacy with technology: Are we all becoming cyborgs?

    Do you think you could live without your mobile phone? What about the navigation and backup camera in your car? Could you drive as well without them? Could you get by without your smartwatch reminding you how often to get up from your desk to keep healthy or weather conditions for the day so you...

  • 4 things no one tells you about preparing for baby

    4 things no one tells you about preparing for baby

    It’s only a matter of time now. Your little bundle of joy is on its way, and for the first time you are about to be a parent. Think you’re ready? Many people do and then the reality of parenthood strikes them. Remember your friends who said being a parent is nothing like they expected? They were...

  • Dodging your annual eye exam? These 5 facts could ease your mind

    Dodging your annual eye exam? These 5 facts could ease your mind

    If you’ve been procrastinating in setting up an eye exam, you’re far from alone. Even though good eyesight is essential to our health and well-being, some 87 percent of Americans dealing with vision issues still put off such appointments, says a 2016 study. And that’s true even if their symptoms...

  • Advanced hearing technology stands up to wintry conditions

    Advanced hearing technology stands up to wintry conditions

    Who wants to change a dead battery in the middle of winter? The idea leaves most people with the chills. Now imagine that battery the size of one that fits into a hearing aid. Winter is the season of cold weather, the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and other conditions that pose a threat to...

  • Infuse life into the bath for a spa-like oasis

    Infuse life into the bath for a spa-like oasis

    Today, more than ever, homeowners gravitate toward design elements that transform the bath into a spa-like oasis. Designers look to incorporate pieces inspired by the natural world to bring renewed energy into the room and create a soothing environment. From fixtures inspired by booming waterfalls,...

  • From cancer nurse to cancer patient: One woman's story

    From cancer nurse to cancer patient: One woman's story

    Throughout her career, Lindsay Norris had a close connection with cancer, helping others battle the disease. Then one day, it became even more personal. The 33­-year-­old oncology nurse still remembers the moment she heard the news of her own diagnosis — Stage 3 colorectal cancer. “I’ve been in...

  • Chronic Migraine: More than just a headache (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Learn about the impact of Chronic Migraine and available treatment for Chronic Migraine to prevent headaches and migraines before they even start. BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) prevents on average 8 to 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine...

  • Understanding Spasticity After Stroke

    Understanding Spasticity After Stroke

    In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.[i] Though stroke death rates have declined in recent decades, it is a leading cause of serious long-term disability,[ii] taking a toll on both survivors and their caregivers. It’s important to understand the many ways strokes can impact...

  • Navigating incurable breast cancer at 28 years old

    Navigating incurable breast cancer at 28 years old

    A few weeks after graduating with her master’s degree, Kaye felt a lump near her armpit. When it didn’t go away after a few weeks, she went to her doctor. A biopsy confirmed it was cancer. Kaye, a 31-year-old woman living in Orange County, California, was 28 years old when she was diagnosed with...

  • You're Not Alone if You Experience Bladder Leakage (Infographic)

    This time of year represents the start of the holiday season, and it’s also a time to reflect on all the work and attention that goes into providing care for yourself and others. The busyness of the holiday season can have a physical impact on your health. Many Americans don’t realize bladder leakage...

  • Busting Acid Reflux Myths

    Busting Acid Reflux Myths

    Gastroesophageal reflux is a condition that can cause heartburn symptoms. Heartburn is described as a burning sensation felt in the center of the chest, and occurs when acid from the stomach is forced back up into the esophagus. Symptoms of heartburn can last for several hours and often become...

  • A culture of care helps health care professionals thrive

    A culture of care helps health care professionals thrive

    Is your workplace a nurturing professional environment, or does competition and rank often override camaraderie and support? In order for nurses and other health care staff to do their jobs as best as possible, a culture of care can make a big difference. This means creating a workplace that fosters...

  • You should be tested for HIV at least once in your lifetime

    World AIDS Day, observed annually on Dec. 1, is a day for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, can occur in the later stages...

  • 5 simple ways to survive the holiday season

    5 simple ways to survive the holiday season

    For most of us, the holidays are the busiest time of year. From finding the best deals to stuffing stockings, it’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle and forget the spirit of the season. Instead of enjoying valuable time with family and friends, the holidays are often defined by a never-ending...

  • 5 tips for staying healthy this holiday season

    5 tips for staying healthy this holiday season

    As the holiday season approaches, it is as important as ever to stay healthy. With holiday parties and family gatherings, illnesses like the flu can spread easily — and you don’t want to miss out on the festivities. As the largest provider of influenza vaccine to the U.S., Sanofi Pasteur encourages...

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  • 4 tips for keeping the "happy" in your holidays

    The holidays are upon us, and this time of year can feel like a whirlwind. While the extra time with friends and family and the seemingly endless festivities are often fun and exciting, they also come with their fair share of stress. Taking a few simple steps to manage your stress will help you...

  • 5 wise ways to avoid holiday burnout

    5 wise ways to avoid holiday burnout

    Baking, shopping, decorating and a packed social calendar should make the holidays feel merry and bright — so why are you feeling more overwhelmed than ever? With the extra hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you're probably dealing with higher levels of stress. While juggling so many to-dos,...

  • Being human takes guts: Make sure yours are up for it at every stage of life (Infographic)

    Being human means juggling a hectic life at every age — and that takes guts. Beyond digestive support, research shows a healthy gut can positively impact one’s overall health and well-being. Here are ways a daily probiotic like Renew Life can support a healthy gut and help power the potential at...

  • Life After Lung Cancer: How One Survivor is Fighting for Others

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. More people die of lung cancer each year than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Yet there is still a widely held belief that it is a self-inflicted disease. The truth is that regardless of age, gender, athleticism, or overall health,...

  • This Holiday Season Talk to Your Doctor about Meningitis Vaccination

    Jamie Schanbaum was in her first semester at the University of Texas when one night in early November 2008, she started not feeling well. She was cold, vomiting and tired. She thought she had the flu. She didn't. “I was in a lot of pain, shivering down to my bones, and my hands and feet hurt to touch...

  • Championing Prostate Cancer Awareness for Our Country's Bravest

    The men and women of our armed forces are some of the world's greatest warriors. They are the best equipped to overcome any obstacle. Yet one disease continues to strike American male veterans at an alarming rate, many of whom are in their later years and risk facing a new enemy. That enemy is...

  • America's stocking stuffer traditions: Revealed (Infographic)

    Even when it comes down to last-minute shopping, the yearly trip to purchase stocking stuffers is not achieved without strategy. A recent survey by Arm & Hammer Spinbrush uncovers Americans’ habits when it comes to this holiday tradition.

  • Buying life insurance can be complicated. But it doesn't need to be

    Getting insurance can be famously complex and time-consuming. Whether it’s life, health, automobile or home, it takes time to understand what coverage you need and how to get it. As a result, it’s easy to put off items that don’t feel truly urgent until it’s too late. Buying life insurance and helping...

  • 6 hot spots in your house where critters and creepy-crawlies would love to spend the winter

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. When temperatures cool, critters that were perfectly happy outdoors begin looking for somewhere warm to spend the winter. They may decide your house is the perfect location — unless you take steps to keep them out. You can prepare by learning...

  • Homeowners liable for snow and ice control

    Whenever it snows, it is common to see shopping center employees and business owners out and about clearing pathways, parking spaces and entrances of snow and ice. But this isn’t just good business to help customers get in the door, it is also a liability issue should someone slip, fall and injure...

  • Actress Bellamy Young shares her Chronic Dry Eye story and tips for starting the conversation with your eye doctor

    Between the bright lights and dusty film sets, actress Bellamy Young found herself switching contact brands and going through a bottle of artificial tears a month to try to help her dry eyes. After years of dealing with symptoms and assuming it wasn’t a serious issue, she was recently diagnosed...

  • Planning A Total Knee Replacement? Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pain Management

    A Total Knee Replacement (TKR) is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures. In fact, the number of TKRs performed annually in the United States is expected to grow exponentially to 1.5 million additional procedures by 2030.1 If you are currently talking to your doctor about a TKR,...

  • Invisible hearing aids make myths of wearing one disappear

    While 48 million Americans have significant hearing loss, many of them do not wear a hearing aid. In fact, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 80 percent of people who would benefit from wearing a hearing aid do not wear one. Looking older, doesn’t fit lifestyle and too much of...

  • Liver cancer is on the rise: Get the facts (Infographic)

    Liver cancer may be talked about less than other cancer types, but it claims the lives of nearly 29,000 Americans per year. In 2017, it is estimated that the number of diagnosed cases of liver cancer in the U.S. will rise to nearly 40,000. That is why monitoring everyday lifestyle choices such...

  • Instant confidence: 5 easy ways to boost your self-image

    Feeling good about yourself these days? If so, you’re ahead of the game, since a recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world. Those findings could be empowering in light of the fact that even small changes to your...

  • Behind the Fuss for Real Grass Playing Fields

    Whether attending a child’s scrimmage, the hottest college bowl game of the week or a professional playoff, the vibrant expanse of a football field offers more than a colorful canvas for the action. Often an afterthought for spectators, the choice of playing surface – natural vs. artificial – is...

  • 5 questions about applying for disability benefits

    Age and chronic illness can take a toll. A June 2017 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the most costly health conditions in the U.S. include: heart disease, cancer, arthritis, stroke and type 2 diabetes. An estimated 117 million people have one or more chronic health...

  • Personalized treatment approaches can help patients with lung cancer breathe easier

    Seventy-four year old Sandy Sargent of Seattle was an avid hiker who had always found it hard to sit still, so she never expected her nagging cough would turn out to be anything beyond a seasonal cold. When an X-ray confirmed a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis and her doctor estimated she had six-to-nine...

  • Hispanic health: Addressing 4 myths about Type 2 diabetes

    Chances are you know someone with type 2 diabetes (T2D) – whether it be a parent, cousin, neighbor or a co-worker. Yet, did you know that diabetes disproportionately affects the Hispanic community in the United States? In fact, nearly 16.9 percent of Hispanic-American adults in the U.S. are living...

  • Cyclists complete 3,400-mile cross-country ride to raise awareness of multiple myeloma and accelerate cancer research

    A team of cyclists personally impacted by multiple myeloma has crossed the finish line of a 3,400-mile cross-country journey to raise awareness and critical funds for cancer research. The Road to Victories cycling event from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is sponsored by Janssen...

  • Where in the world are you safe from BPA? (Infographic)

    Are alarming media reports about bisphenol A (BPA) true, or are we safe from BPA exposure? A recent peer-reviewed study in the scientific journal Environmental Pollution gathered data from prior research on human exposure to BPA and answers this question.

  • Control your diabetes while controlling costs

    Controlling the “ABCs of diabetes,” namely A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, is difficult enough, but when you add that second C — costly medications — it’s easy to see how one’s levels can spiral out of control very quickly. According to the American Diabetes Association, for the 30 million...

  • A World without Elevators and Escalators (Infographic)

    In today's increasingly populated cities, space is at a premium. City dimensions define the areas we live, work and play, but what if a building's height was confined by how many stairs its occupants could walk? If cities had to grow out, rather than up, how would that affect the landscapes we...

  • It takes two: Battling a devastating lung disease

    (BPT) – Theta Rone and her husband James have been together, side-by-side, through it all – from the grade school classroom to the birth of their two children. They’re the perfect example of “it takes two” even when the going gets tough. In 2014, the couple was just settling down to enjoy their...

  • Veterans fought for freedom; struggle with lung health

    After serving their country, many veterans face long-term health challenges but sometimes symptoms may not appear for decades and aren’t quickly recognized, aggravating their condition. The lung disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an example that’s disproportionately affecting...

  • Think you're not at risk for heart disease? Think again. (Infographic)

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  • Brain cancer patient leans on circle of friends for support

    Laura Rowley has always been a social person. “Part of it is that I like people so much and I like having good relationships,” said the 53-year-old Seattle resident. Her affinity for building relationships became apparent when she was diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM), the most common and aggressive...

  • Home cleaning routines for allergy relief

    Many people turn to nasal sprays and antihistamines to combat seasonal nasal allergies or hay fever, but keeping the home clean to combat allergens, pollen and dust mite debris is just as important in the fight against allergies. Vacuum often, and with the right filters and bags One key to minimizing...

  • Restore your own collagen and elastin for younger-looking skin

    Did you ever look in the mirror and the face reflecting back at you doesn’t match how you think you look? As collagen and elastin break down, the skin becomes less resilient and reveals telltale signs of time. A lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin and lines or wrinkles...

  • A patient's perspective on the path to diagnosis of stomach cancer

    To Nelson Civello, the fullness and mild discomfort he felt in his stomach seemed like nothing at first, but as these symptoms continued, he began to worry that something more serious was going on. After discussing his symptoms with multiple doctors, and receiving a number of diagnoses, Nelson...

  • Stomach Cancer: Get the Facts (Infographic)

    Stomach cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the world but can still be hard to diagnose, as early-stage stomach cancer rarely causes symptoms. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of the world’s fifth most common cancer. Save

  • The opioid overdose epidemic: The time to act is now

    The opioid epidemic is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose -- that includes prescription drugs and heroin --and more than 6,000 children (0-5 years of age) experience unintentional opioid exposure each year....

  • Depressed? Drug-free treatments can make life enjoyable again

    The cloud of depression darkens many lives, affecting 300 million people around the world, according to the World Health Organization. While antidepressant medication works for some depression sufferers, research is increasingly revealing what those suffering from depression have said for years:...

  • A breath of relief for migraine sufferers

    People who suffer from migraine know that they’re more than just bad headaches. Migraine is a neurological disorder in which the nerves release inflammatory substances that cause signals to be sent to your brain, resulting in painful throbbing that can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting or sensitivity...

  • America's Diabetes Challenge applauds type 2 diabetes community for tackling top challenges

    More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and most (90-95 percent) have type 2 diabetes. Whether you live with type 2 diabetes or know someone who does, it can bring many challenges along the way. Last year, America’s Diabetes Challenge, a program from Merck and the American Diabetes Association,...

  • 4 tips when considering supplements

    Whether you're looking for an extra competitive edge or trying to increase the effectiveness of your daily workout, you have most likely considered adding nutritional supplements to your fitness routine. Diet, exercise and everyday lifestyle are all factors that can help determine the right supplements...

  • Save Your Breath Facebook community offers tips for living with respiratory disease

    Breathing isn’t something Orlando, FL, resident John Coffey takes for granted. Five years ago, the software company owner could barely make it through a conference call without a coughing episode or feeling winded. Days he used to spend with his daughter at the local theme parks became few and...

  • Taking Back Moments: One Man's Quest to Conquer Eosinophilic Asthma

    As the summer sun begins to set and the air becomes cooler, many find themselves beginning to fall in love with the green leaves transitioning to warm reds, yellows and oranges. However, if you are one of the 25 million people in the United States affected by asthma1, harvest time usually coincides...

  • In metastatic breast cancer, attitude and knowledge are power

    A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) can turn a woman’s life upside down. The disease, also known as Stage IV breast cancer, occurs when cancer has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body, including the bones, liver, lungs or brain.[i],[ii] MBC is not just one disease — there...

  • Understand what you need to do to stay healthy over 65

    Today’s Boomer generation feels young at heart. They’re living an active lifestyle, they have no intention of slowing down, they’re booming. Many Boomers feel that because they are healthy and taking care of themselves, they are not at risk for potentially serious infectious diseases, such as pneumococcal...

  • Increasing hope for some patients with a common type of lung cancer

    Numbers touch nearly every aspect of our life, from social security number assigned at birth, to the ever-growing list of passwords, addresses, telephone numbers and miles traveled. You never know at what point one previously insignificant number might suddenly become fundamental. Take 14 and 25....

  • Starting the conversation on conversations: Preparing for your next eye doctor visit

    Good conversations are critical in any doctor-patient relationship, including the one you have with your eye care professional. Knowing what to ask, and which changes and symptoms to discuss, can help make the most of your time with your eye doctor. What’s more, good communication not only helps...

  • When stroke risk hits home: The search for information

    Teri Ackerson, a neuroscience nurse, and Paul Dippolito, a retired federal probation officer, have dedicated their lives to helping protect others. Now, to continue to help others, they also have to focus on protecting themselves, because they have a common heart condition called atrial fibrillation....

  • Survey: Americans feel they could better manage diabetes if costs were lower

    For the over 29 million Americans living with diabetes, striking a balance between managing diabetes and controlling the cost of treatment can be challenging.[i] According to a Wakefield Research survey of 500 adults with diabetes, 62 percent of respondents said they felt they could do a better...

  • Why more Americans need to prioritize sleep

    As you head to bed, you may be thinking, “Tomorrow’s going to be great.” It’s a new day and you probably have too much to do on your list, but that’s a good thing. Whether you plan to catch up with a friend over coffee, take another look at that long-standing project at work or head to the gym as...

  • Test your cholesterol knowledge: Help protect your heart health

    More than 100 million U.S. adults have high cholesterol, a major risk factor for developing heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two out of three don’t have the condition under control and more than half...

  • Creating a Game Plan to Help Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes

    As a former professional football player and host of a national sports talk show, Mike Golic knows a few things about having a game plan both on and off the field. So when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Mike decided to take control of his condition in the best way he knew how—by developing...

  • Intimacy after prostate cancer diagnosis

    Sexual activity is a key component of healthy adult relationships, but for many men with prostate cancer, expressing this in the traditional sense is not always possible. Despite improved therapies, many men diagnosed with prostate cancer face erectile dysfunction as a side effect of some of the...

  • 3 Tips for Planning Your Next Doctor's Visit

    It was nearly ten years ago that Sherry recalls she just didn’t feel like herself. “I loved travelling, swimming, and snorkeling,” she says. “But I was so tired, I would come home and drop. I felt like a wet mop.” So, when Sherry went to her doctor and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she knew...

  • 5 tips to make sure your teenager with diabetes is ready for college

    Parents across the country are preparing their teens for their first year of college. It’s an exciting time, but a stressful one as well. If you’re a parent with a child with diabetes, it may also be terrifying as this may be the first time your teen will be completely responsible for their own...

  • The different faces of tuberculosis: A silent disease

    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, infecting your...

  • Survey Findings Highlight That Most Survivors Don't Realize Another Stroke Can be Prevented

    Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and also a leading cause of disability in the United States. Approximately 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke every year[i] with nearly 1 in 4 being recurrent strokes.[ii] World Stroke Day is observed on October 29th to raise awareness of stroke...

  • The Myths and Facts About Depression: Be in the Know About One of the Most Common Mental Health Conditions

    There are some myths about major depressive disorder (MDD, depression) that may make it difficult for people experiencing symptoms to reach out for help. It's time to learn the facts. MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT DEPRESSION: MYTH: Depression only affects mood.FACT: Many people think of depression as simply...

  • Charitable help provides access to life-saving care

    Elaine could be described as a woman with great determination and patience. She experienced kidney failure seven years ago and faced the reality of life with a chronic illness. She began receiving dialysis, a four-hour treatment three times a week, and anxiously awaited news of a kidney match....

  • Survey Results Show Fewer Than Half of U.S. Women Taking Recommended Vitamins Prior to Pregnancy

    Prenatal vitamins are an important part of pregnancy, supporting the health of both moms and babies. While the “dos” and “don’ts” of health and nutrition during pregnancy are familiar, it is also important to focus on these before becoming pregnant. For example, taking the recommended multivitamins...

  • 6 tips to improve indoor air quality

    Stuffy and runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose and eyes — having allergies can be miserable. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 60 million Americans suffer from asthma and allergies, and nearly 70 percent of U.S. households are affected by indoor allergens....

  • 5 steps to prepare for open enrollment

    Millions of Americans will select or switch their health benefits plan during open enrollment, so now is the time to prepare for that decision that usually happens once a year. More than 70 percent of Americans say they are prepared for open enrollment, yet most people struggle to understand basic...

  • Medicare open enrollment - get free help (Infographic)

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  • 5 tips for harnessing your November facial hair

    November is widely recognized as the month when men join in facial-haired camaraderie — all in an effort to raise awareness and funds to promote men’s health initiatives. Men’s grooming leader Wahl encourages guys to sport their scruff all year long, but for those who are growing for a cause the...

  • Flu facts: Top 5 things you need to know about the flu shot this year

    You hear about it on the news. You see the signs in the pharmacy windows. Even your friends and co-workers are talking about it. The flu shot is a highly discussed topic, and for good reason! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, 5 to 20 percent of the U.S....

  • Protect yourself from medical identity theft (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Medical identity theft is when someone steals or uses your personal information to submit fraudulent claims to Medicare, and other health insurers, without your authorization. Medical identity theft can disrupt your medical care and wastes...

  • A New Kind of Life Insurance for Those Living with Diabetes

    For people living with diabetes, the condition is a part of their everyday life and one that impacts many of their decisions, from balancing what they eat to taking care of their health. One area that might not be top of mind for people living with diabetes is life insurance. That’s because many...

  • A message for parents: School eye screenings don't replace a comprehensive eye exam

    With the academic year in full swing, many schools across the country are administering vision screenings to students. Parents mistakenly breathe a sigh of relief upon hearing that their children “passed” the screening. What parents don’t know are the significant limitations of school-based screenings....

  • Some bullies use words, others use food (Infographic)

    For more information, please visit www.NoAppetiteForBullying.com. Save Save

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