Houston, Texas (NAPSI) - For many cancer patients, getting the care they require can mean the financial hardship of traveling to a treatment facility far from home for weeks or months at a time. Fortunately, that’s where Extended Stay America’s “Keys to Hope” program steps in.

Riverside, California (NAPSI) - With road trips, fireworks and thunderstorms, summer can be a tough time for some pets. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to ease your animal’s stress, whether at home or on the road.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - Jobs with the federal government offer many benefits, everything from good pay to pensions.

Colorado Springs, Colorado (NAPSI) - Volunteering is easy way to give back the increasing number of older Americans who rely on services and social activities within their community.

Tempe, Arizona (NAPSI) - For the first time in years, rising home prices are boosting sellers’ confidence. At the same time, interest rates remain relatively low, helping to boost potential homebuyers’ confidence. Millions of Americans will decide in 2014 to put their houses on the market and/or shop for new homes, and need to understand the current housing market conditions as they move closer to buying or selling homes.

Riverside, California (NAPSI) - There’s good news for students who learn differently and those who teach them.

Seattle, Washington (NAPSI) - Mobile messaging applications have been called one of the most exciting and fast-growing spaces in this increasingly digital world. There are a myriad of services to choose from, including BBM (which is now available for iPhone and Android smartphones), WhatsApp, iMessage and more. While it is certainly a fun and easy way to connect, parents and children must be vigilant about using messaging services in a safe and appropriate way. Here are a few key tips to keep in mind for safe messaging: