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    Children’s Health Fund launches national effort to raise awareness of critical connection between health and education—especially for disadvantaged children
    If children are not healthy, their chance to do well in school is at risk. And many preventable or manageable health-related conditions can explicitly interfere with school readiness or classroom performance. That’s the driving idea behind Children’s Health Fund’s new public awareness campaign, EVERY...
     
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    Today First 5 California, together with Scholastic, launched the newest storybook in the educational “Potter the Otter” series and began placing approximately 750,000 free copies into the hands of some of the state’s most at-risk children. The bilingual book, It’s Picnic Day, Potter! was...
     
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    Plus: Surprising news on what finally gets people into treatment
    A survey of mental health professionals conducted by YourTango, the digital leader in love and relationships, sheds light on which mental illness is the biggest problem for couples. Which illnesses plague marriages most? Addiction (sex, drugs, and alcohol) tops the list, followed by mood disorders (...
     
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    It’s time to enjoy the longer days and warmer weather by packing up for one great American pastime, the summer picnic. Fortunately, when it comes to choosing an elevated picnic spread, there are some simple guidelines for creating the perfect wine and cheese combinations.   “While you’ll want to...
     
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    Breyers Toppings talks with Mom Trends editor for new school year advice
    With a new school year upon us, Breyers Ice Cream Toppings recently released its Kids’ Top Accomplishments video which highlights kids’ achievements and reminds parents to celebrate them, no matter how big or small. Whether it’s being named MVP of the soccer team or learning how to tie...
     
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    More than 200 injured veterans and their supporters will set off Saturday, Aug. 24, on the UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery Great Lakes Challenge, a six-day, 375-mile bicycle ride from Chicago to Detroit. The veterans have trained for this ride as a means to help build strength and conditioning, and also help overcome...
     
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    The risk of developing Type 2 diabetes from Lipitor use appears greater in women The national law firm of Baron and Budd is participating in outreach to help women taking statins understand the alleged dangers associated with medications such as Lipitor, a drug prescribed to lower cholesterol. “This is...
     
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    Grill Ranks as the Number One Must Have Item for a Tailgate Party
    According to the 24th annual Weber GrillWatch™ Survey*, the top three must-have items among grill owners for a proper tailgating party are a grill (82 percent), food (80 percent) and a cooler (80 percent). Chairs (76 percent) and alcoholic beverages (66 percent) round out the top five. Just half of grill owners...
     
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    To beat the heat during the hot months of summer, we often turn to cold drinks and frozen treats. However, for many people, that sip of an iced beverage or a spoonful of ice cream can trigger a painful sensation in their exposed teeth. Experiencing this type of reaction may indicate you have hypersensitivity or...
     
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    Check feet daily, say orthopaedic foot and ankle MDs
    If you’re among the 18 million Americans who’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you may know that foot care is extremely important. Nervous system impairment or neuropathy is a major complication of diabetes that can cause you to lose feeling in your feet. This means you may not know right away if you have...