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    Each winter, snow removal becomes a necessary to-do for millions of Americans. But back strains and other common snow removal injuries can turn this chore into a daunting task.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in 2012: More than 34,200 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms...
     
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    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these food safety tips
    Food allergies are on the rise, and so is the likelihood that one or more of your holiday guests may have a food allergy, food intolerance, or celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that reacts to gluten. Keep guests safe this holiday season with tips from the Home Food Safety program, a collaboration between the...
     
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    GERD Awareness Week is Nov. 24-30; recognize the symptoms and know when to see a doctor
    National GERD Awareness Week is November 24-30, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) urges individuals who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, to seek medical diagnosis and treatment to make their holidays and every day comfortable and symptom-free. Before sitting down...
     
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    The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) released a report today proposing a link between genetically modified (GM) foods and gluten-related disorders. In today’s report, a team of experts suggests that GM foods may be an important environmental trigger for gluten sensitivity, which is estimated...
     
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    Most of us are not going “over the river and through the woods” anymore on Thanksgiving. But we are travelling! Americans are hitting the road in their cars to share turkey with family and friends—91 percent are traveling by car, and more than half are going more than 100 miles. How can you keep the...
     
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    Consumers can win grocery store gift cards and fresh Idaho® potatoes for their recipe submissions
    Just in time for the holidays, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) launched Russet Recipe Rescue, an opportunity for consumers to lighten up one of their favorite Idaho® potato recipes and win fresh Idaho® potatoes and supermarket gift cards valued at $100 each. Communicating the...
     
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    The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), in honor of the 15th Annual GERD Awareness Week, offers up 15 suggestions for curbing your gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms this holiday season. GERD Awareness Week takes place each year during the week of Thanksgiving (this...
     
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    Orlando’s Helpings From The Heart to feed 15,000 people in need this year
    Making the annual Thanksgiving meal is a big task. But imagine if the meal had to serve 15,000 people, and consisted of 4,000 pounds of turkey, 3,000 pounds of ham, 800 gallons of gravy, plus all the fixings. This is the meal Jason Gronlund, VP of Culinary at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, will be...
     
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    45 million The forecast for the number of turkeys Minnesota will raise in 2013. The Gopher State was tops in turkey production, followed by North Carolina (35 million), Arkansas (29 million), Indiana (17 million), Missouri (17 million), and Virginia (16 million). Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service...
     
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    A major study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that men and women who ate an ounce of peanuts daily reduced their risk of death from all causes by up to 20%. Results also showed that peanut eaters were leaner. This gives people another great reason to get their daily handful of peanuts. The...