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(NAPS)—When sadness persists for several weeks it’s time to act, says Dr. Desreen Dudley, licensed Clinical Psychologist and Behavioral Health Provider of Therapeutic Services for Teladoc Health. Virtual care is increasingly available as a source of convenient mental health care, she adds. Learn more at www.Teladoc.com/therapy

Readers can now enjoy and perhaps benefit from historical fiction, “Her Quiet Revolution” by Marianne Monson, a thriller “The Heartless” by David Putnam, and spiritual guidance from two journeys, “Dream Like Jesus” by Rebekah Simon-Peter and “The 3rd Power” by Scott Ventrella. Learn more at www.BookTrib.com

If you have high blood pressure you are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease, according to experts at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a part of the NIH. Learn more at www.niddk.nih.gov

Calls pretending to be from Social Security are widespread, with scammers trying to scare and trick you into giving them your personal information or money. And you don’t have to be receiving benefits to become a victim. Learn more on how to protect yourself at SSA.gov

If you have your federal tax refund directly deposited into a Green Dot Bank account, you’ll get the money faster and you’ll be entered in the Green Dot Extreme Tax Sweepstakes for a chance to win $1,000. Details and official rules are at www.greendot.com/ExtremeTax

Through normal living, people generate a great deal of contaminants, that get pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated. Fortunately, it’s easy to fix. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) says have your HVAC system professionally cleaned regularly. Learn more at www.BreathingClean.com and nadca.com/en/prosearch/all.  

Tooth decay is the most common preventable chronic disease among children in America. Fortunately, because dental health is so important, it’s insured through Medicaid and CHIP. See whether your kids are eligible for free or low-cost care at “Find Coverage for Your Family” on www.InsureKidsNow.gov

The 19th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey found that most U.S. workers don’t know about the Saver’s Credit, which can reduce your federal taxes when you save for retirement. Learn more at www.transamericacenter.org/saverscredit