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    A highway collision that left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition and killed his mentor is shedding light on the tragic consequences of drowsy driving, which causes more than 100,000 crashes and 1,550 deaths on American roads each year. The tragedy is a reminder that healthy sleep is essential for...
     
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    New research published in the Nutrition Journal reveals that calorie-for-calorie, even a serving of instant oatmeal is more filling than a ready-to-eat (RTE), oat-based cereal. Researchers found that eating a bowl of instant oatmeal for breakfast is more satiating and helps to manage hunger better than the same amount...
     
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    The modern day father is far different from our "generational" fathers who are now living well into in their 80s and 90s.  And while the dimensions of fatherhood are ever evolving, it is never easy to have the conversation with Dad about his declining abilities and the need for extra help in the home...
     
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    Today, the FDA and EPA issued a draft of updated advice on fish consumption. Although the draft is improved in several ways, the Mercury Policy Project was most disappointed with the agencies' failure to require labeling and address exposure risks from American's consumption of canned tuna. "Over one-...
     
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    Most Americans (87 percent) say they're making an effort to eat healthy – and with good reason, as a majority say they or someone in their household monitor or restrict their intake of a nutritional component like gluten or sugar, according to a new Harris Poll. Six in 10 American adults (60 percent, a...
     
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    Whether it's packing the car for a road trip or getting ready to cruise to an exotic locale, motion sickness–a common condition that affects millions of people–is one thing women don't need to bring on their vacations this summer. Unfortunately, according to a new national survey issued by...
     
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    As the population marches toward the middle of the year, perhaps a few take a glance backward at their New Year's resolutions. It's no surprise that according to a recent survey by Distill Research, health and well-being ranked as the most prevalent goal. However, what may be less anticipated, is that almost a...
     
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    Until this past week, most headlines screamed that diet sodas offer no benefit over regular soda, contribute to weight gain, and have other harmful effects like causing cancer, increased risk of stroke and Alzheimer's disease. They should be avoided at all costs, if you follow headlines. But now that's all...
     
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    Fatal falls among adults 65 and older have risen 112 percent since 1999, according to the 2014 edition of Injury Facts. More than 21,600 deaths in 2010 were attributed to falls among this age group, accounting for eight out of every 10 fatal falls in the United States. "For older adults, falls and the...
     
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    This year marks 20 years since National Men's Health Week (NMHW) was passed by Congress and signed by President William Jefferson Clinton. NMHW was sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson and is celebrated each year as the week that...