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LifeTimes Wins Three Mature Media Awards in 2014
In October 2014, "LifeTimes" picked up three awards in a pair of national contests. In the Mature Media Awards, Lifetimes took home a bronze award for overall excellence in 2013 and a merit award for the fall "LifeTimes" edition. In the National Health Information Awards, Editor Cindy Richards received a merit award for "Dying with dignity: How hospice care can help," which appeared in the Summer 2013 issue.

2014 Certificate of Excellence Award Winner from Graphic Design USA
Graphic Design USA, a national group of graphic designers and layout artists, gave "LifeTimes" a certificate of excellence in its 2014 American In-House Design Awards competition. Of 4,000 submissions across the country, just 15 percent received this coveted recognition.

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