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How to Select a Contractor: Certification Counts With Vinyl Siding

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - No doubt, finding a qualified siding contractor can be tricky. Do you use a contractor who did a good job down the block? A cousin or in-law? Maybe crowd sourcing services such as Angie's List or Home Advisor? Recommendations, whether personal or anonymous, might work out, but no matter the task, you'll have greater peace of mind...

An End to Acid Reflux?

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Nearly everyone gets heartburn now and then. But the fiery sensation that grips your chest and throat after eating spicy food, for example, can also be a symptom of a more serious condition: gastroesophageal reflux disease, which in its most chronic form can lead to cancer. For years, the roughly one-third of Americans with GERD...

Modern Landfills: Safe, Smart and Green

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - The average American generates a lot of trash and recyclables -- about four pounds per day. That adds up to more than 250 million tons of trash every year, and more than a third of it gets recycled and repurposed into new products. Many Americans are working to expand recycling. Some communities are also beginning to divert food and...

Medicine Safety Reminders for Cold and Flu Season

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Americans catch approximately 1 billion colds each year, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 20 percent of people in the U.S. will get the flu this cold and flu season. A majority of people (seven in 10) will use over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to treat their symptoms, and many of these...

What It Takes to Get One of the Most In-Demand Jobs

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Which jobs will be in demand in the coming years? It's a question that's taken on greater urgency as the cost of higher education continues to rise much faster than incomes. And while no one's recommending choosing a career based solely on market factors, a lot more philosophy majors might be employed today if they'd paid...