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    Slipping and sliding on ice can lead to trips to the emergency room
    Shoppers along Michigan Avenue have been wearing their winter coats for weeks and the holiday lights are up, so Chicagoans knew the forecasted frigid temperatures were inevitable, but that doesn’t mean everyone will take the proper precautions when it comes to winter weather. Snowy conditions can pose serious...
     
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    Specialty sporting goods retailer offers parents unique holiday gift ideas
    This holiday season specialty sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet is encouraging parents to select gifts that support a healthy and active lifestyle for their kids, especially when technology makes it easy to provide hours of entertainment without ever leaving the couch.  “Electronics and video...
     
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    MyFitnessPal’s users gain access to PEAR Sports’ proprietary technology as PEAR Sports extends its reach to MyFitnessPal’s 40 million users
    MyFitnessPal (www.myfitnesspal.com), the leading free resource helping people improve their health, and PEAR Sports (www.pearsports.com), developer of intelligent training systems that bolster fitness through real-time customized, interactive coaching, today announced their partnership. With the partnership, the...
     
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    IBM predicts that in five years everything will learn
    Today IBM unveiled the eighth annual “IBM 5 in 5” (#ibm5in5), a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live, and interact during the next five years. This year’s IBM 5 in 5 explores the idea that everything will learn, driven by a new era of...
     
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    New ASPCA research finds pets given as gifts are just as likely to be loved and treasured
    The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released findings from its latest research study, which busts a major myth about giving pets as gifts, potentially saving more homeless animals’ lives in the process. It has been a long-held belief by many in the...
     
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    Simple precautions can help prevent heart attacks when shoveling
    That snow isn’t going to shovel itself, but Chicago-area residents—particularly those with known heart disease—should take extra precautions when clearing stairs, sidewalks, and driveways of heavy winter snow, said Northwestern Medicine® cardiovascular experts. Local residents...
     
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    It Works! Global offers 8 tips to boost confidence this holiday season
    The 2013 holiday season is upon us and that means food, family, and fun. It Works! Global—a consumer lifestyle products company—wants to help you enjoy your holiday season to the fullest with these eight tips: 1. There is plenty of food on the table, so don’t let your eyes trick your stomach. Take...
     
  • New biological targets may make asthma in people with obesity easier to treat
    Research conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital indicates that obesity might cause asthma via factors in the immune system and suggests a new way of treating asthma in obese people (who often respond poorly to standard asthma medications). The study, conducted in a mouse model of asthma and in human...
     
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    Start exercising in bed and weave in small bursts throughout the day; soak in Epsom salt to soothe muscles, feel relaxed, sleep better
    As Americans make New Year’s resolutions to get in better shape, experts who train celebrities and top-ranked athletes offer some surprising tips for improving your health. Their advice includes exercising before getting out of bed, working out at your kitchen counter, and soaking in Epsom salt....
     
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    BJ’s Wholesale Club hosts first Holiday Cha-ching Entertaining Savings Event this weekend
    Let BJ’s Wholesale Club help deck the halls and make them jolly. Entertain friends and family with ease with a vast selection of gourmet foods, easy heat-and-serve catering-quality appetizers, and decadent desserts—all at great value. BJ’s elevates the festivities this year with a club-wide...