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    Mental and Physical Health Concerns Point to a Nation Ill-Prepared for Rising Tide of Long-Term Care
    Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) today released the findings of their 2013 Annual Alumni Survey based on responses from nearly 14,000 Iraq and Afghanistan service members – a resounding 52 percent response rate. Working in conjunction with RAND and Westat research organizations for this multi-year study, WWP...
     
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    As students pack up their book bags and head back to school, parents must determine how to keep their children healthy and nourished for the coming year. From the time the alarm goes off in the morning till the bell rings at the end of the day, children have the opportunity to excel in the classroom, on the field, and...
     
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    Age-related brain decline may be reversible researchers say
    Strategy-based cognitive training has the potential to reverse age-related brain decline according to the results of a study conducted by researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, published online in Cerebral Cortex. The novel study examining brain and cognitive changes associated...
     
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    New Survey Results Say Age and Gender Affect the Type of Sleep Problems Americans Experience
    Fifty-two percent of American adults have sleep problems, according to a March 2013 omnibus survey of United States adult sleep habits (1,001 adults aged 18+ survey by MidNite®, the drug-free sleep aid,www.midnitesleep.com). Of those suffering from lack of sleep, the survey found that problems...
     
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    Cigna, HopeLab, Childhood Leukemia Foundation team up to support kids with cancer
    Cancer can be isolating and frightening, especially for kids. To support and empower young cancer patients, global health service company Cigna (NYSE: CI) has teamed up with the Childhood Leukemia Foundation (CLF) to provide free iPads preloaded with HopeLab’s cancer-fighting game app ReMission 2: Nanobot’...
     
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    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Helps Parents Take Small Steps Today That Could Mean a Dramatically Different Future for Their Children and Families
    Meet “Jim.” At 32, Jim suffers a heart attack and lies dying on an ER table due in part to years of unhealthy choices. As an adult, he makes his own decisions about what to eat and how much activity to get—however, he learned many of his behaviors as a child.  While Jim is merely a...
     
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    Adults May Have the Ability to Curb the Anxiety of Their Children by Exhibiting Positive Emotional Reactions
    Even though it is something everyone must go through, dental examinations are often feared and reviled by many. While advanced treatment and procedures are being developed to make a visit to the dentist less uncomfortable, the dental office can still be a scary place to a small child not yet accustomed to oral...
     
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    An Estimated 40,000 Newborns Are Affected Each Year by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
    Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Deputy Secretary Cheryl Dondero started off Pennsylvania’s annual fetal alcohol spectrum disorder awareness event today at Butler Memorial Hospital by reminding Pennsylvanians of the dangers associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy. The...
     
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    Celebrate Better Breakfast Month in September with a Morning Meal Makeover and Photo Challenge with Almonds
    Whether it’s feeling crunched for time or just not hungry, a nationwide survey revealed 50 percent of women say they’ll skip breakfast due to chaotic mornings, and more than a quarter admit to having no appetite in the a.m. hours. In conjunction with Better Breakfast Month, nationally known registered...
     
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    Going through a divorce or ending a long-term dating relationship can be rough. It leaves many people apprehensive about getting back into the dating world. Whether you decide to go with online dating, matchmaking, or hitting the clubs, the first and most important question to ask yourself is: Am I ready to start...