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This Popular Candle Brand Is Filling Your Home With Toxins

     The best way to finish off a good deep clean to your humble abode is by lighting a candle. After cleaning your home, the final touches include lighting a nice candle, taking a warm bath or shower, and relaxing for the rest of the day. You could also light a candle to set the mood for a special night in *wink wink*, or you could just light a candle simply because you want to. Whatever you decide to do, it’s important to know that as good as some candles may smell, they could be making you sick over time. This one specific brand of candles is a cult favorite. But did you know they may be doing more harm than good? In fact, they could be the reason for a lot of your symptoms. […]

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Six Recent Changes to Health Insurance

     More than 14.5 million people in the United States get their health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (sometimes called Obamacare), and more than 2.7 million of them live here in Florida. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that created the Marketplace was passed more than 10 years ago, but there have been several recent changes that may surprise you. […]

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Flu season has arrived; what you need to know

      Currently, Texas, Georgia and Washington D.C. are all seeing high flu activity and it’s only the beginning of the season. Health experts say this season is likely to be severe and according to a recent survey by the National Foundation for Infectious Disease, nearly half of Americans don’t plan to get vaccinated against the flu this year. […]

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Dispelling Health Insurance’s biggest myths

     Health insurance is complicated. Not many people will disagree with that. And since it’s the time of year when individuals and families can enroll in a health insurance plan for 2023, it’s a perfect time to correct a few common myths about health insurance so you can make an informed decision about buying a health plan for you and your family. […]

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When COVID hit, homeschooling spiked. Now, parents are reluctant to send their kids back.

     Fall 2020 U.S. census data shows that the number of Black families choosing to homeschool their children quintupled. Although reports from the National Center for Education Statistics show that homeschooling has been a historically white practice, the demographic change is unsurprising to experts because nationwide disruptions to student achievement were uneven. […]

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Voices For the Heart by Pfizer & NNPA

     The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Pfizer, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, have teamed up over the past six years to raise awareness and to educate the public on matters of health for people of color. One of these health concerns is a serious but almost unknown heart risk in the Black and Brown community. It is ATTR-CM. It is likely you have never heard of it, and your doctor may also be unaware of the potential risk this condition poses to your heart health. […]