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    Holidays find half of potentially eligible adults 60+ are food insecure & not receiving SNAP
    Older relatives gathering with family and friends in New York for holiday meals, may be facing a harsh reality in their own homes—hunger. Senior hunger is soaring in the state, and, according to AARP, so are the barriers to getting help. In a new report, the Association has recommendations to change...
     
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    Diabetes is a serious epidemic in America with more than 26 million American children and adults suffering from it. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the disease has risen to the seventh-leading cause of death among Americans. November is Diabetes Awareness Month and a good time to take...
     
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    WHAT : For the sixth year, Starbucks is partnering with (RED)™ to raise awareness and money for the fight against AIDS on World AIDS Day. In honor of World AIDS Day 2013 (Sunday, Dec. 1), Starbucks will make a 10 cent (US) donation for every handcrafted beverage sold in participating US and Canada stores....
     
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    Herbalife, a global nutrition company, is reminding everyone across the country that winter office parties and family gatherings don’t have to turn into extra pounds this holiday season. According to Samantha Clayton, Herbalife’s director of worldwide fitness and education, it’s all about minimizing...
     
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    For many, the holiday season brings an abundance of riches each year, but with this excitement and frenzy comes a time when fatty foods, stress, and irregular eating habits can disrupt our digestive systems. For many people, occasional constipation is an added burden to deal with during an otherwise happy and joyful...
     
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    Each winter, snow removal becomes a necessary to-do for millions of Americans. But back strains and other common snow removal injuries can turn this chore into a daunting task.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in 2012: More than 34,200 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms...
     
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    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these food safety tips
    Food allergies are on the rise, and so is the likelihood that one or more of your holiday guests may have a food allergy, food intolerance, or celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that reacts to gluten. Keep guests safe this holiday season with tips from the Home Food Safety program, a collaboration between the...
     
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    GERD Awareness Week is Nov. 24-30; recognize the symptoms and know when to see a doctor
    National GERD Awareness Week is November 24-30, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) urges individuals who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, to seek medical diagnosis and treatment to make their holidays and every day comfortable and symptom-free. Before sitting down...
     
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    The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) released a report today proposing a link between genetically modified (GM) foods and gluten-related disorders. In today’s report, a team of experts suggests that GM foods may be an important environmental trigger for gluten sensitivity, which is estimated...
     
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    Most of us are not going “over the river and through the woods” anymore on Thanksgiving. But we are travelling! Americans are hitting the road in their cars to share turkey with family and friends—91 percent are traveling by car, and more than half are going more than 100 miles. How can you keep the...