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    PetPartners’ List of the Most Interesting Ingestion Claims of 2013
    A dog is a man’s best friend. They should rewrite that phrase to “a man’s pocketbook’s best friend.” Only 1% of American dog owners have pet insurance. However, in Sweden, the first policy was written for a dog in 1924. That country still touts a 70% coverage rate for...
     
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    Parks full of children playing baseball, tossing Frisbees, and romping around a playground are as American as apple pie. Childhood cancer survivors can be among those active youngsters, reaping the benefits of exercise and youth sports by following post-treatment guidelines and keeping their doctors informed. Exercise...
     
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    Shoppers have another reason to feel good about choosing organic dairy today. A new scientific study, conducted by Washington State University researcher Charles Benbrook, suggests new benefits from eating and drinking whole milk organic dairy products. The research is now published in the...
     
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    In the first study to look at racial and ethnic differences in dementia risk among older adults with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that dementia was much higher among Native Americans and African-Americans and lowest among Asian-Americans. The study, published in Diabetes Care, included a group of more than...
     
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    This time of year can be filled with moments of high stress and quiet reflection. Amid the spirited family gatherings and hectic travel plans of the holidays, one man’s story reminds us of the healing powers of gratitude, even through a debilitating health crisis. Aladin Abdelnaby was 54 years old when his...
     
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    Overwhelming sadness is not a normal part of aging
    Some people think sadness is a natural part of aging. After all, as people get older, they are more likely to have health issues or lose loved ones. The holiday season can sometimes make this grief even more acute. In these instances, sadness can be normal. But it’s more than the holiday blues when it persists...
     
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    Adult children worry about mom or dad living alone. This is a big added stressor, especially for those taking care of parents and children at the same time. Most seniors want to live in their own home as long as possible: and outside senior care is very expensive. Enter SafeinHome, a real time smartphone-enabled...
     
  • Heart disease is the second most common physical condition among adults around the world. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute “to reduce the risk of [heart] disease, you only need to do about 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per day.” However, for a significant...
     
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    The holidays: beautiful gifts, glittery trees, crazy family, and plenty of opportunity for merry misadventures. Avoid mishaps with these tips from Farm Bureau Financial Services. “Heading out for the holidays!” post invites unwanted guests. Burglars love to hear you’re away. And posting about your...
     
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    Winter is here, with its frigid temperatures, howling winds, and snowy, icy conditions. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) reports falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures and offers these tips to keep you safe this winter season. Wear low-heeled boots or overshoes...