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Health

Pets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available. The Pet First Aid app, which costs 99 cents, gives iPhone and Android smartphone users instant access to expert information to help keep their pets healthy.

“The Pet First Aid App provides step-by-step instructions, videos and images for more than 25 common first aid and emergency situations, including how to treat wounds, control bleeding and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies,” said Amanda Aldrich, regional communications specialist for the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio.

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Hearing loss is more common than most people think, affecting 40 percent of adults over the age of 65.

The incidence of hearing loss increases to over 80 percent for people over the age of 80. For those who decide to improve their hearing through the use of hearing aids, the results are remarkable. Not only does the hearing improve, but according to a study conducted in 1999 by the National Committee on Aging, hearing aid users were more socially active and avoided longer periods of depression, worry, paranoia, and insecurity than those with hearing loss who did not

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Recovering from heart-related illnesses can be emotionally and physically draining to both patients and their families. It can take months before patients are fully able to resume normal activity and extensive rehabilitation or lifestyle changes may be necessary.

Because of insurance or financial concerns, sometimes patients may be discharged from hospital stays before they are physically ready to go home, which can result in readmissions that are costly to the patient and the hospital. Heartland of Oregon, a short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility located at 3953 Navarre Ave., offers physical, occupational and speech therapy, and specializes in pulmonary rehabilitation, orthopedic services, and cardiac recovery services.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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