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(NAPSI)—A visible pile of delivered mail and packages in front of your home is an invitation for the bad guys to help themselves. If you’ll be away for an extended period, have your mail held at the Post Office. For more tips, visit www.uspis.gov/holiday-2022. 



The Postal Service has nearly 34,000 Post Office locations and more than 350 processing and distribution facilities nationwide. This network processes 425 million pieces of mail each day.  Learn more at www.usps.com/holidaynews.



Statistics show that the incidence of home fires and electrical accidents typically increases during the winter holiday season. To combat this, the Electrical Safety Foundation International’s (ESFI) website, www.holidaysafety.org, offers a variety of free-to-share resources.



An urgent stop-drive warning has gone out to owners of certain model Dodge and Chrysler vehicles who have not replaced their recalled driver-side Takata air bags. If you are unsure if your vehicle falls under this recall, you can check by visiting www.mopar.com/recalls, www.checktoprotect.org or www.nhtsa.gov/recalls.



A foundation that honors the sacrifices of fallen military heroes, Children of Fallen Patriots, provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who lost a parent in the line of duty. You can help by donating time or money. Learn how at www.fallenpatriots.org.



While the holidays are an excellent time to integrate pets into your family traditions, there are a few safety precautions you should take, such as keeping them warm with coats and sweaters and away from decorations. Learn more at www.petco.com/holiday and Petco pet care centers.



“Bad breath can be from skipping healthy oral hygiene habits or indicative of a deeper issue,” said Kyle Dosch, DDS of Delta Dental of Washington. “Combining good habits and consistent visits to the dentist will help keep halitosis away.” Learn more at www.dentadentalwa.com.



“Outdoor power equipment such as snow throwers can make quick work of a big job,” says Kris Kiser, President and CEO of OPEI, an international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of outdoor power equipment. For facts on fuel, visit www.LookBeforeYouPump.com.



Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data from SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses. To learn more, visit SCORE at www.score.org. 



There’s been significant progress in HIV treatment and care since the start of the epidemic and for many, it’s now a manageable chronic condition. For information about a holistic approach to HIV care, visit ViiV Healthcare’s website at www.viivhealthcare.com and speak with your healthcare provider.