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 (NAPSA)—An irregular heartbeat, called atrial fibrillation or AFib, increases your risk of stroke by five times. Fortunately, the American Heart Association and StopAFib.org have resources, tips and a community of survivors at www.MyAFibExperience.org.

Adults 65 years of age and older and their loved ones can learn more about Flu + You, flu prevention and vaccine options at www.ncoa.org/Flu. The educational program encourages people to share information about the importance of flu vaccination.

Providing accommodations in the workplace for people with mental illness creates substantial benefits for organizations by ­providing flexibility and helping employees. This supports em­ployee engagement and ­performance.

Cosamin Verde for Joint Health is made with vegetarians in mind. Its active ingredients have de­creased biomarkers associated with cartilage breakdown. It s available at Meijer, Harris Teeter, ShopRite, Giant, and Stop Shop, and online at www.Nutramaxstore.com. Learn more at www.Cosamin Verde.com and (877) 267-2646.

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is part of a national program to prevent chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more at www. ­partnering4health.org and www. choosemyplate.gov/teens.

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder affecting approximately 1.1 percent of American adults, but it can be treated. For information about treatment options for schizo­phrenia, visit www.mentalhealth america.net/medication.

An FDA-approved, colon cancer screening test, Cologuard, lets you collect a stool sample at your convenience (no medication, dietary restrictions, bowel preparation or sedation) in your own home. For average-risk individuals, 50 years of age or older. To learn more about the prescription-only test, visit www.CologuardTest.com.

Black or other colored streaks on your roof could mean vegetation is eating the mineral content of your shingles. Fortunately, inexpensive, easy-to-apply cleaners Shingle Shield and Stainhandler can remove it. Learn more at www.stainhandler.com, (800) 942-3004 and www.shingleshield.com, (888) 724-6426.

When getting your home s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system cleaned, it s a good idea to hire a company that can show proof of NADCA membership and certification. NADCA members adhere to a strict code of conduct. Learn more at http://nadca.com/en/evaluation-checklist.

To protect your family, download the FEMA app for disaster resources, weather alerts and safety tips at the iTunes App Store and Google Play. To download the Be Smart. Take Part: Create Your Family Emergency Communication Plan, visit the America s PrepareAthon! website at ready.gov/prepare.