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    Backpack, Computer, Wireless Access...and a Comprehensive Eye Exam
    Computers and smartboards are a common staple in today's classrooms, but now with programs such as "bring your own device" (BYOD) to school, smartphones and tablets are seeing increased use in schools as well. As these devices transition between home and the classroom, it's clear that the use of...
     
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    Relationships with friends and family outweigh financial concerns among older Americans seeking fulfillment in their senior years, according to the second annual United States of Aging Survey. When asked what is most important to maintaining a high quality of life in their senior years, staying connected to friends...
     
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    While most children cannot be shielded from emotionally traumatic events, clinicians can target those who are most vulnerable to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a large study from Boston Children's Hospital. Findings appear online in the August issue of the Journal of the American...
     
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    Pain during sexual intercourse, a condition called dyspareunia, may afflict as many as one in four women. It can be particularly acute for the nearly 65 million American women who are in the menopausal and post-menopausal age range – up to 45 percent of whom, according to the North American Menopause Society (...
     
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    The first day of the 2013-2014 school year is just round the corner and Kaiser Permanente Southern California wants to encourage parents to get the required back-to-school vaccinations for their children now and avoid any delays once the school-year rush begins. “Vaccinating your children is the most important...
     
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    A new report detailing the top 10 health problems as assessed by employees was released today by ComPsych Corporation. The report, comprised of aggregate wellness data from health risk assessments across ComPsych’s HealthyGuidance book of business, showed that high blood pressure was the No. 1 health issue and...
     
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    Veterinarians provide tips to keep pets safe
    This week, temperatures in much of the United States are expected to climb to beyond the 90 degree mark, with heat indices above 100 degrees. This can mean extreme danger for pets. To keep pets safe, the veterinarians at Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center (www.ChicagoPetEmergency.com) remind...
     
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    On World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance has called for urgent attention to be given to recent figures showing that although viral hepatitis kills as many as HIV/AIDS, the great majority of countries have no programs in place to tackle it. The Global Burden of Disease study released last year in the...
     
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    Candy Crate, one of America’s leading online candy stores, identifies the top 10 candies consumed during summer time in America. The survey was titled “What is Your Favorite Summertime Candy?”  Findings for the July 2013 survey were based on 2100 responses...
     
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    The threat of Lyme disease is predicted to be extremely high for dogs in many parts of the country this year, and several areas are also confronted with a high population of mosquitoes (carriers and transmitters of heartworm disease), according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC). Lyme disease is...