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The history of National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month highlights the historical and cultural contributions of Americans who trace their ancestry to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The event began as a week-long recognition in 1968, but transformed into a month of celebration 20 years later.

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How to speak to your doctor after a cancer diagnosis

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Upon receiving such a diagnosis, men and women typically want to learn as much as possible about their disease and what they can do to fight it.
 
The Internet can be a valuable resource for cancer patients, but the sheer volume of information available online can be difficult to sift through. The best way for cancer patients to learn about their disease is to speak directly to their physicians, who can share their own expertise while also directing patients to places they can find reliable information, both online and in other areas.

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Take your pick of apple history and trivia

Though apples are enjoyed across the globe, many people associate apples with the United States of America. That's in spite of the fact that the first apples were cultivated on the opposite side of the world from North America in Asia.
 
There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples that produce various characteristics for flavor and appearance. Apples are often a topic of discussion in the fall, when many trees produce their largest bounties of fruit. Autumn is a good time of year to take a closer look at apples, and explore some of the most popular varieties for picking and eating.

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10 fun facts in time for fall

Autumn is a season of many changes, with some of the most notable including the dramatic multicolored displays that occur just prior to trees shedding their leaves. It's also a time of year when many people feel reenergized by cooler temperatures and spend many hours outdoors enjoying all that fall has to offer.
 
Whether one is collecting leaves, picking apples, exploring corn mazes, or driving the countryside enjoying the foliage, autumn is full of fun facts that can make the season that much more enjoyable.

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The benefits of local newspapers

Local newspapers play vital roles in communities across the globe. The Information Age has changed the way many people get their news, but local newspapers continue to serve as valuable resources for readers interested in learning more about and becoming more involved in their communities.
 
While local publishers continue to adapt to the changes brought about by technology, the following are a handful of benefits unique to local newspapers.

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