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    For most, the holidays are a time to indulge. In fact the average holiday meal contains approximately 3,000 – 4,500 calories depending on portion size and ingredients. This Thanksgiving and holiday season, however, cooks can add a hint of health to festive favorites like stuffing, pies and more with a secret...
     
  • New research in Pediatrics shows obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, a phenomenon that is affecting white girls much sooner than previously reported. Published online Nov. 4, the multi-institutional study strengthens a growing body of research documenting the earlier onset of puberty in...
     
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    Tips for diabetic foot care from orthopaedic foot and ankle MDs
    It's American Diabetes Month, and if you're among the 25 million Americans who have diabetes, you may know that foot care is extremely important. Nervous system impairment, also called neuropathy, is a major complication of diabetes that can cause you to lose feeling in your feet. This means you may not...
     
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    UrthBox, urthbox.com, a new monthly subscription service that helps consumers discover healthy foods and beverages, have just recently launched. Each month, UrthBox members will be shipped a box of hand-selected food and beverage products available in Standard, Gluten-Free, Diet, Vegan or Snacker options. Members may...
     
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    The Private Care Association (PCA), the national association for private duty home care registries and referral agencies since 1977, joined in the celebration of National Family Caregivers Month today by raising attention to the growing problem of “respite care” in America and the need for cost-effective...
     
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    Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
    The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk returns this holiday season to raise funds to fight and cure arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. In nearly 150 cities across the nation, thousands of people will take to the streets in honor of the millions living with this crippling and...
     
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    Of the 26 million people who have diabetes, an estimated seven million have no idea that they have the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association. With those figures in mind, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that regular health care checkups may help to identify potential signs of diabetes...
     
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    -More than 400 researchers and students from around the world gathered last week at the University of Buenos Aires for VI International Conference on Polyphenols and Health. The conference has gained great momentum as polyphenols – plant antioxidant compounds commonly found in fruits and vegetables – have...
     
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    A pilot study from Boston Children's Hospital's Division Allergy and Immunology and Harvard Medical School shows that desensitizing peanut allergic patients through increased peanut exposure, in tandem with an allergy drug called omalizumab (Xolair, anti-IgE monoclonal antibody, Genentech), allowed 13 children...
     
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    Flu season has significant costs for employers. According to a National Business Group on Health report, the flu indirectly costs employers about $76.7 million a year in employee absenteeism, presenteeism, and other indirect costs.  A typical employee has flu symptoms for five to six days and misses between a...