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    Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, North Dakota ranks 1st in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. North Dakota currently spends $9.5 million...
     
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    Partners celebrate fifth anniversary of nation’s largest in-school wellness program and pledge support for five more years
    With research showing that increased physical activity and better nutrition can lead to improved academic performance, Fuel Up to Play 60—the nation’s largest in-school nutrition and physical activity program, founded under the leadership of America’s dairy farmers—celebrates five successful...
     
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    Keep warm all season long with new honeylicious holiday drinks!
    The festive feel in the air, gatherings with family and friends, and of course, the delicious holiday feasts are among the many reasons we look forward to the winter months. From decadent dishes to comforting drinks, the aromas and tastes of winter are unlike any other time of year. This season, the National Honey...
     
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    Petco encourages any family considering adding a pet to their home this holiday to make sure they are ready for the commitment first
    Whether it’s a dog, cat, hamster, bird, or other critter, a new pet is always an exciting addition, especially around the holidays when many families choose to bring a new pet into their home. However, December is often a busy month when people do not have the time or energy to focus on a new...
     
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    Los Angeles optometrist Dr. Ramin Rabbani is now offering iVitamins, which can help patients achieve optimal eye health. Ocular nutritional therapy combines leading-edge technology with natural supplements to create solutions for some of the most common eye health problems. iVitamins from EyeScience feature...
     
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    The holidays and comfort food season are officially here, but satisfying meals don’t have to be unhealthy ones. Ellie Krieger, MS, RD, celebrity chef, TV host, and best-selling author, knows a thing or two about using natural ingredients and simple techniques to transform your favorite fall comfort foods into...
     
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    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation offers 12 top tips
    The holiday season is a joyous time of year, but it can also be stressful, exhausting, and dangerous to your health. All the cooking, cleaning, shopping, decorating, and entertaining can impact an individual’s physical and emotional well-being and lead to injury or illness. “The demands of the season can...
     
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    CPSC estimates more than 15,000 holiday decorating injuries during November and December
    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates there were 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating seen in emergency departments nationwide during November and December 2012. This is the fourth consecutive year these estimates have increased. In each year since 2009, there have been an estimated 12,000...
     
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    Human and classic pet names trend strongly in 2013
    Bella and Max are repeat champions as America’s most popular puppy names for 2013. Vetstreet.com offers a top puppy name list each year (past lists can be found for both 2011 and 2012). As in previous years, vetstreet.com searched though Vetstreet’s database of 925,000 puppies born...
     
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    The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to triple by 2050. Learn about lifestyle changes experts recommend to help prevent the most common form of dementia.
    To date, more than five million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to climb 40 percent by 2025 and triple by 2050, making lost mental capacity one of older Americans’ greatest fears. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, studies have found...