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    Heather Shinsky experienced the full range of trauma that is typical to the two to four percent of the population suffering from fibromyalgia (Source: American College of Rheumatology). The symptoms include chronic headaches and fatigue, sleep disorders, dizziness, muscular pain and weakness, joint pain, problems...
     
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    Americans view obesity as a serious problem among both the overall public and among children and teens, and most people believe that local K-12 schools need to take a leading role in combating the epidemic, according to a recent survey conducted by Field Research Corp. Nationwide, 78 percent of parents think that...
     
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    A new study released today by UnitedHealth Group and the Optum Institute finds that volunteering is linked to better physical, mental and emotional health. Doing Good is Good for You: 2013 Health and Volunteering Study reveals that 76 percent of US adults who volunteer report that volunteering has made them feel...
     
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    Migraines, considered to be the most debilitating of all headaches, affect 12 percent of the population worldwide and approximately 28 million people in the US. Sufferers frequently live in fear of the next headache onset, experience a disrupted sense of well-being, have a restricted ability to work and can develop...
     
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    The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) applauds the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates for its action today to approve a resolution recognizing obesity as a disease state requiring a range of interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention. AACE, the sponsor of the...
     
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    On Thursday, June 20, the national nonprofit Screening for Mental Health, Inc. will hold Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Screening Day. The initiative is an outreach, education, and screening program to raise awareness about PTSD in the community and help individuals with PTSD find opportunities for assessment...
     
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    A new study, released in the current British Journal of Nutrition, showed that consuming peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can control blood sugar throughout most of the day, even after eating a high carbohydrate lunch. In addition to this "Second Meal Effect," peanuts and peanut butter caused a...
     
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    There is a growing body of evidence linking yogurt consumption to improved health, and additional research to identify the scientific link between yogurt and potential health benefits, is underway scientists say. International nutrition experts gathered at the First Global Summit on the Health Effects of Yogurt in...
     
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    Despite facing life-threatening situations everyday as part of their jobs, a new survey of National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) members shows the vast majority of firefighters have a greater fear of suffering injury or death from a heart attack and find heart-disease prevention – eating healthy and exercising...
     
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    Many companies across the United States allow their associates to bring their pets to work and understand the benefits of pets in the workplace.  Through its PETS AT WORK initiative, Purina is encouraging other companies to join this movement by participating in "National Bring Your Pet to Work Day" on...