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    It’s time for apple harvest, and the fact that Americans love apples is no surprise. What is surprising is how in a relatively short period of time, new apple varieties have changed consumers’ perception of an old-fashioned fruit. Apples are no longer a fruit to be taken for granted with the advent of new...
     
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    23 women heart disease survivors become community educators, support network leaders for other women living with heart disease – leading cause of death in women
    WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is pleased to announce that 23 women living with heart disease have graduated from the 2013 WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In doing so they have become WomenHeart Champions. WomenHeart is a national...
     
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    A service dog’s mouth is one of its most important assets. In order to perform essential daily tasks for their owners a service dog’s mouth must be in its healthiest state. Unfortunately, dental health issues continue to be one of the leading health risks for pets—service dogs included. That’s...
     
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    On World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is calling for women to take action now to protect their bone health. Broken bones due to osteoporosis often result in pain, immobility, and loss of quality of life as well as early death. In women over 45 years of age, osteoporosis...
     
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    With Halloween spookily approaching, dealing with the annual tidal wave of sugar can be a real challenge for parents. While everyone wants kids to enjoy the day, the candy cargo seems to be getting bigger every year, with parties at school and friends’ houses increasing the loot. That’s why we sat down to...
     
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    During Halloween’s candy-focused season, it may seem impossible to keep your family healthy. But, with a few tricks of your own, you can limit sweet treats without limiting the fun. Healthyroads—the award-winning wellness subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated—offers five tips to help...
     
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    AgingCare.com releases Fade to Blank: Life Inside Alzheimer’s
    AgingCare.com, the online community of more than 6 million people caring for elderly loved ones, has released Fade to Blank: Life Inside Alzheimer’s—a compelling and unprecedented account that explores the human side of Alzheimer’s, as told by three families whose lives have been forever altered by...
     
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    As children decide what they’re going to dress up as for Halloween, parents are looking for ways to protect their teeth from all the candy and sweets they collect. In addition to Halloween, October is also National Orthodontic Health Month, so Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) is providing parents simple...
     
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    New York City chef and restaurateur Jehangir Mehta challenges food industry to offer gluten-free safely
    With more than 30 percent of Americans reducing or eliminating gluten from their diet, the demand for gluten-free food items in restaurants and schools has never been higher. In order to educate foodservice providers on offering safe, high-quality, gluten-free foods to diners, the National Foundation for Celiac...
     
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    Local foot surgeon urges patients not to ignore foot pain
    Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. According to San Antonio foot and ankle surgeon Eddie Davis, DPM, FACFAS, osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the “silent...