(NAPSA)—“With early diagnosis and treatment, heart disease and the other problems of diabetes can be prevented or delayed,” says Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Learn more at www.niddk.nih.gov

Questions of humanity—and intrigue—are explored in four books: “Rival’s Break” by Carla Neggers; “Ditch the Act” by Leonard Kim and Ryan Foland; “Merged” by Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl; and “Love, Faith and a Pair of Pants” by Herb Freed. Learn more at www.BookTrib.com

Certain changes in behavior in an older relative may indicate a need for long-term care. If you’re an FLTCIP enrollee you can contact an FLTCIP care coordinator at www.LTCFEDS.com to gather important information about the different care options that may be available.

By volunteering in a clinical trial, you can help advance human health—for yourself and others. Learn more from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/clinical-trials

Getting new toys for your kids or grandkids on holidays, birthdays or any time can be fun but it’s wise to watch out for counterfeit brands of toys that may not be tested for safety. Learn more at The Toy Association’s reliable resource for families at www.PlaySafe.org

There’s nothing quite like the taste of fresh strawberries. And, that same fresh strawberry taste—and the health benefits—can be enjoyed during the chilly months when you select frozen strawberries. For more information and recipe ideas, visit: www.californiastrawberries.com

When a child or youth is placed into foster care, their safety and well-being become the shared responsibility of the whole community. Treehouse provides thousands of meaningful gifts to youth in care during the holidays. Visit www.treehouseforkids.org to make a donation this holiday season.

At www.booktrib.com you can find great reads, including, “The Tutor,” a romance; domestic humor in “As Long As It’s Perfect;” “Killing Pat Garrett,” a wild west whodunit; and, in praise of gratitude, “Best of No Small Thing: A Mindful Approach to Gratitude.”

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