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    November is National Diabetes Month, spotlighting a disease that is becoming ever more common in the United States (US). According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Americans with diagnosed diabetes nearly quadrupled in the last three decades, increasing from 5.6 million to 20.9...
     
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    In 2012, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, received more than 55,000 claims for cancer diagnosis and treatment in pets – making cancer-related conditions collectively one of the most common type of medical claim received. In fact, last year...
     
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    Patients with non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS) and other food sensitivities showed clinical, laboratory and histological characteristics suggesting they may be suffering from a non-IgE-mediated food allergy, according to the article, "Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity as an Allergic Condition: Personal Experience...
     
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    For most, the holidays are a time to indulge. In fact the average holiday meal contains approximately 3,000 – 4,500 calories depending on portion size and ingredients. This Thanksgiving and holiday season, however, cooks can add a hint of health to festive favorites like stuffing, pies and more with a secret...
     
  • New research in Pediatrics shows obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, a phenomenon that is affecting white girls much sooner than previously reported. Published online Nov. 4, the multi-institutional study strengthens a growing body of research documenting the earlier onset of puberty in...
     
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    Tips for diabetic foot care from orthopaedic foot and ankle MDs
    It's American Diabetes Month, and if you're among the 25 million Americans who have diabetes, you may know that foot care is extremely important. Nervous system impairment, also called neuropathy, is a major complication of diabetes that can cause you to lose feeling in your feet. This means you may not...
     
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    UrthBox, urthbox.com, a new monthly subscription service that helps consumers discover healthy foods and beverages, have just recently launched. Each month, UrthBox members will be shipped a box of hand-selected food and beverage products available in Standard, Gluten-Free, Diet, Vegan or Snacker options. Members may...
     
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    The Private Care Association (PCA), the national association for private duty home care registries and referral agencies since 1977, joined in the celebration of National Family Caregivers Month today by raising attention to the growing problem of “respite care” in America and the need for cost-effective...
     
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    Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
    The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk returns this holiday season to raise funds to fight and cure arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. In nearly 150 cities across the nation, thousands of people will take to the streets in honor of the millions living with this crippling and...
     
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    Of the 26 million people who have diabetes, an estimated seven million have no idea that they have the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association. With those figures in mind, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that regular health care checkups may help to identify potential signs of diabetes...