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More States Drop Sales Tax on Disposable Diapers to Boost Affordability

Shirley Bloxom can’t forget the pride-swallowing shame she felt asking friends and church members for financial help. After the surgery left her husband partially paralyzed, he needed to use disposable underwear at least three times a day, said Bloxom, 72. Living on a fixed income, the couple couldn’t afford them. Bloxom’s husband is among the

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Ensuring a safe and healthy Fourth of July celebration with food safety precautions

As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day with their loved ones, friends, and outdoor cookouts, ensuring food safety is paramount in safeguarding everyone against food-borne illnesses. This Fourth of July, it is important to remember proper food handling practices. Traditionally, the Fourth of July involves outdoor gatherings with classic dishes like hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled

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Cholesterol drug reduces heart attack and death risk: research

An alternative to statins may help reduce deaths from heart disease among people with high levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, new research finds. When taken as a daily pill, bempedoic acid lowered LDL cholesterol and showed a significant 39% reduction in heart disease deaths and heart attacks, researchers reported Saturday at the American Diabetes

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