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    Today marks the annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a "wake-up call" asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. During its 75th anniversary, the Association continues its focus on ensuring that the public is aware of...
     
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    One day in 2009, Maria Nijim's father got behind the wheel of his car and realized he couldn't see out of one eye. An MRI showed a tumor and then surgery confirmed a devastating diagnosis – glioblastoma – the most aggressive type of brain tumor. While Maria and her family digested the news, Maria...
     
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    New research presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) identifies nicotine dependence, obesity, alcohol abuse and depressive disorders as risk factors for low back pain, a common condition causing disability, missed work, high medical costs and diminished life...
     
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    Bella's Pet Parent Day is a new national and annual holiday founded by Stacey Starks as a way to celebrate and honor Pet Parents and all they do for their fur babies. Every year, the number of American households with pets continues to grow, and most consider them to be family members, not just pets....
     
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    Recent studies employing adult stem cells obtained from bone marrow and fat have been used in patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee. Results have not only indicated symptomatic improvement, but also suggest that cartilage healing and regeneration may be taking place. According to Dr. Nathan Wei,...
     
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    In recent years there has been an explosion in barefoot running, as well as the purchase and use of "minimalist" running shoes that more closely resemble barefoot running by encouraging the balls of the feet, between the arch and toes, to hit the pavement first. A new study presented today at the 2015 Annual...
     
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    According to Gallup's 2014 Health and Healthcare survey, half (51 percent) of Americans want to lose weight. But, despite the nation's burgeoning multi-billion-dollar weight loss industry, only 26 percent of Americans are actually trying to lose weight. Adding to this dichotomy, the survey finds that "...
     
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    At a time when people are more concerned than ever about making healthy food choices, a very unhealthy mindset has emerged. As people's interest in food and conversations about food grow, so does unnecessary – and unhealthy – fear about what to eat and what not to eat. "People have become really...
     
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    A national public health and environmental group, Beyond Pesticides, is calling on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to stop the use of the country's most popular herbicide, glyphosate, in the wake of an international ruling that it causes cancer in humans....
     
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    Americans are more inclined to get on track with their fitness goals in March, as spring begins and outdoor temperatures rise, data show. Celebrated as a time of renewal, experts say that many Americans renew waning physical fitness resolutions as spring arrives in anticipation of warmer months ahead. Friday...