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    According to the US Census Bureau, there are about 46.5 million people, or approximately 15 percent of the population, in poverty. More than 22,000 walkers and runners are preparing to get moving to help eliminate poverty, one step at a time.  On Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, walkers and runners across the...
     
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    The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released today four lessons learned from the death of comedian Joan Rivers. The recent death of Joan Rivers is a reminder that even "minor" procedures can have major risks and "hidden harm." Michael Wong, JD Executive Director, PPAHS...
     
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    From coast to coast, thousands of families in need have benefited from milk donations to The Great American Milk Drive, the first nationwide program to deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it. Since April, Feeding America has partnered with the nation’s milk...
     
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    Adding to a long list of health benefits, the growers of Natural Delights Medjool Dates today announced that the country’s top-selling dates have also been certified as a heart-healthy food by the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program. Natural Delights Medjool Dates are...
     
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    Research published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolic Insights found that regular consumption of mango by obese adults may lower blood sugar levels and does not negatively impact body weight. These are important findings considering that approximately 34 percent of US adults have been classified as obese...
     
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    In the wake of last year's overwhelming global support, Helen Woodward Animal Center is uniting with animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations worldwide for the 2nd Annual Remember Me Thursday global pet adoption awareness campaign. Now some very big names are stepping forward to lend their support to...
     
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    As the new school year kicks off, parents across the country are helping their kids excel in the classroom by caring for their smiles. A majority of parents believe a healthy smile can contribute to academic success–83 percent recognize that maintaining good oral health can keep a child from missing school,...
     
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    Even during the last weeks of summer, it's important to remember children and pets are at greater risk of being infected with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  Because people and their pets often spend time in the same...
     
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    More than 142 million Americans are age 40 and older, and it is around age 40 that many people start to notice changes in their eyesight that increase in severity as they get older. By 2030, it is predicted that more than 90 million people will be age 65 and older; 1 in 6 of these people will have vision impairment...
     
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    What if there was a way to prevent a leading cause of childhood death, but 3 out of 4 of us were doing it wrong? The startling truth is that a car seat can dramatically reduce childhood death and injury from motor vehicle crashes, but 75 percent are installed incorrectly. With Child Passenger Safety Week upon us, the...