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    Time, a lack of walkable communities, and neighborhood barriers such as speeding cars and distracted drivers appear to be deterrents
    Americans know that walking is good for their overall health, but many are not walking enough to meet recommended guidelines for health benefits, according to a recent survey conducted by GfK Research. Nationwide, 94 percent of those surveyed said they view walking as good for their health and 79 percent...
     
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    With September marking the kickoff of the pro football season and National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the Urology Care Foundation and the National Football League (NFL) teamed up to release a new public service announcement focused on educating men about prostate cancer and encouraging them to join the Know...
     
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    Gold’s Gym reveals hidden seasonal “Fitness pitfall,” offers free weekend workouts in October to help consumers stay on track with their fitness goals
    With summer coming to a close and daylight hours decreasing, many will let their fitness routines slack as they go from showing off their bathing suit bodies to covering them up. What consumers may not realize, however, is that October is a crucial month for maintaining a healthy weight through the holidays. The fall...
     
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    Clif Bar Family Foundation Initiative Addresses Funding Disparity for Organic Agriculture Research
    Seed Matters™, an initiative of Clif Bar Family Foundation, today announced four new fellowships totaling $500,000 awarded to PhD students studying organic plant breeding in North Carolina, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. The five-year grants are designed to help narrow the funding gap between plant...
     
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    Non-vegetarians urged to try meatless eating during Vegetarian Awareness month for a chance to win cash prizes
    Vegetarians and interested individuals from around the globe will be joining with the North American Vegetarian Society on October 1st, 2013, for the annual celebration of World Vegetarian Day. Since its inception in 1977, the event has commemorated the health-supporting and life-affirming benefits of...
     
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    Obesity prevention may best begin before birth
    A study of 41,133 mothers and their children in Arkansas has shown that high pregnancy weight gain increases the risk of obesity in those children through age 12. The findings, published Oct. 1 in PLoS Medicine, suggest pregnancy may be an especially important time to prevent obesity in the next...
     
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    Are you afraid of the dentist? If so, you are not alone! In studies conducted by the American Association of Endodontists, approximately 80 percent of Americans are afraid of the dentist. And anywhere from five to 10 percent of those people are so afraid that they avoid dental visits altogether. Dental anxiety is...
     
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    American Osteopathic Association Equips Patients with Tools to Find the Right Physician
    New research released today by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) reveals that 1 in 3 adults have switched or dropped their primary care physician in the past five years and that having no health insurance is the most common reason for not seeing a physician. However, these trends may change as an estimated 30...
     
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    October is National Chiropractic Health Month: Get Vertical!
    The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and chiropractic physicians nationwide are raising public awareness this month about the importance of joint health and the vital role physical activity plays in keeping joints healthy and pain-free during National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM). This year’s campaign...
     
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    Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, Susan G. Komen, and Young Survival Coalition work together to document side effects of breast cancer treatment
    Three powerhouse breast cancer organizations—Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (DSLRF), Susan G. Komen, and Young Survival Coalition (YSC)—today announced they are working together in a groundbreaking collaboration to document the short- and long-term physical and emotional side effects of breast cancer...