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    In a new Mayo Clinic study, researchers examined the physical act of reading to see if practicing eye movements in school could lead to better early reading fluency. Saccades, or rapid eye movements, are required for the physical act of reading. Previous studies have shown that the ability to perform...
     
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    Alzheimer's is a fatal, progressive disease impacting at least 44 million people worldwide--yet it is widely misunderstood. According to an Alzheimer's Association 12-country survey, 59 percent of people surveyed incorrectly believe that Alzheimer's disease is a typical part of aging, and 40 percent...
     
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    Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor activities with family and friends. For many people, a day at the beach, on the boat, or at a backyard barbecue will include drinking alcoholic beverages. But excessive drinking and summer activities don't mix. Drinking impairs both physical and mental abilities, and it also...
     
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    More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, but there's often a way to pinpoint the source–whether it's physical or emotional–and release it, says pain expert Vicky Vlachonis, author of the new book The Body Doesn't Lie. The osteopath's advice includes changing your diet...
     
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    Pollen is the main trigger of allergies in the summer. Pollen allergies can cause sneezing, nasal congestion, coughing, and itchiness in the nose, eyes, and throat. According to the Food and Drug Administration, about 35 million Americans suffer from pollen allergy, commonly known as hay fever. Follow these...
     
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    The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the nation’s leading certification body for Certified Personal Trainers (CPTs), will celebrate its annual Fitness Week June 16-21 and open its library of resources to everyone. Celebrating the year-round commitment to fitness, both by those who have...
     
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    NBTY, a manufacturer and distributor of some of the most trusted brands in the vitamin and nutritional supplement industry, announced yesterday that it received a Bronze award in The American Business Awards (also known as the Stevie Awards) for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year. NBTY,...
     
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    Eyebridge, a first-of-its-kind mobile app from EyeBridge Limited, will provide 27/4 on-demand remote visual assistance for people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired. Within 30 seconds of opening the Eyebridge app, a live operator connects to the customer and his or her smartphone's rear-facing camera,...
     
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    With summer approaching, youth baseball and softball leagues are getting into full swing across the Chicago area. As these leagues become increasingly competitive, training and conditioning takes on even greater importance for young athletes. Northwestern Medicine sports medicine specialist ...
     
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    Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics,a Staten Island Pediatric Center, discusses an article posted on Web MD that gives parents tips to prevent dehydration in children. The article discusses the severity of the risk for dehydration in children, especially in the summer months. The article states,...