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(NAPSA)—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages patients and families to Be Antibiotics Aware by learning about safe antibiotic use. You can find the facts at www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use.

Popular gifts this year from Chef'sChoice are the cordless electric glass kettle, the Trizor XV EdgeSelect knife sharpener and the Model 610 food slicer. Also popular are the Air Crazy popcorn popper by West Bend, the Zeroll ice cream scoop and the Vinturi red wine aerator.

To protect drinking water quality and health, the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) advises household well owners to maintain their well systems. For information about well systems, water quality, and groundwater protection, visit www.WellOwner.org.

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's TurfMutt environmental education stewardship program encourages people and pets to get outside but warns it's not wise to do so for too long in the cold. Learn more about the benefits of lawn for pets and people at www.SaveLivingLandscapes.com and www.TurfMutt.com.

Prospective investors can use FINRA BrokerCheck at BrokerCheck.FINRA.org to check registration status and other information on investment professionals and firms. If you're suspicious about an offer or you think the claims are exaggerated or misleading, contact FINRA at www.FINRA.org/Investors/File-Complaint. Learn more at www.SaveandInvest.org.

You can use WD-40® EZ-REACHª to make life easier. Its metal straw bends and keeps its shape to get the WD-40® Multi-Use Product into hard-to-reach areas or you can use its wide spray to lubricate large parts. Learn more at wd40.com/EZ.

Mortgage insurance could help you buy a home with a down payment of less than 20 percent. Explore your options with a calculator that shows you how much you could save (or lose), depending on how much money you put down, at mgic.com/buynow.

Cybersecurity careers are projected to increase by 18 percent between 2016 and 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. University of Phoenix offers degrees in cybersecurity that teach the risk management and information assurance skills vital to an organization's success. Learn more at www.phoenix.edu/cybersecurity.

To highlight the importance of keeping blood pressure under control, the American Heart Association, American Medical Association and the Ad Council created a campaign that encourages people to talk with their doctors and visit LowerYourHBP.org for tools and resources to help manage blood pressure.

While there's no cure for COPD, there are many treatment options including prescription drugs, positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, portable oxygen concentrators and ventilation therapy. Visit Philips.com/WorldCOPDDay for further information about COPD.