• Nuts from more than 700 recipe submissions were chopped, diced, and halved with a clear winner rising to the top. Fisher Nuts and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli have announced the winner of the first-ever “My Fresh Twist” Recipe contest—a Walnut-Bleu Date Vinaigrette Salad, submitted by Lori...
     
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    Cranberries are more than a holiday favorite, given their remarkable nutritional and health benefits. A new research review published in the international journal Advances in Nutrition provides reasons why these tiny berries can be front and center and not just a side dish. The review authors conclude that...
     
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    Leading natural peanut butter brands – Smucker's, Laura Scudder's and Adams – are teaming up once again to support the national parks through a $100,000 donation to the National Parks Conservation Association's (NPCA) America's Great Waters Program.  Starting December 30, natural...
     
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    Americans eat about 160 million servings of chicken every single day, and 99.99 percent of those servings are consumed safely.  Unfortunately, this particular statistic was left out of the "in depth" piece recently published by Consumer Reports. US chicken producers rely upon the best science,...
     
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    Menopause refers to the end of fertility and menstrual cycles. Although menopause is a natural process, it can trigger widespread symptoms, including menopause mood swings, menopause swollen joints, hot flashes, night sweats, breast tenderness and weight gain during menopause. Managing these symptoms can provide a...
     
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    Functional fitness workouts can help ease daily activities for older adults through muscle strengthening and toning
    Mobility is essential to the health and well-being of older adults. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, impaired mobility contributes to many health problems, including depression and cardiovascular disease, and also can limit social contact with friends and relatives.  Seniors...
     
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    Urgent care centers playing key role in holiday patient load
    MD Now medical centers today announced increases in holiday injuries from accidents involved with cooking and decorating in and around the house. MD Now expects those numbers to hold or rise as patients rush in with cold- and flu-like illness, as well as those who overindulge with eating and drinking.  “As...
     
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    Chance of infection increases with age
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) appears to cause milder illness than influenza in adults age 50 or older, according to researchers at Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation. The study, published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases, also shows RSV is a common cause of respiratory illness in older adults and...
     
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    Nearly one quarter of Americans will abandon their resolutions after three months or less
    Today Blue Diamond Growers, the world’s largest almond processing and marketing company, announced the results of a recent national Harris Interactive survey revealing that nearly 75 percent of Americans’ New Year’s resolutions will focus on eating healthier and improving fitness. The challenge is...
     
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    You’re never too old to make—and keep—New Year’s resolutions. With 2014 just a few weeks away, SCAN Health Plan Arizona offers five simple resolutions focused on helping seniors stay healthy and independent. 1. Celebrate often. “For some, birthdays and other milestones are...