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    GfK Roper survey underscores the life-saving benefit of regular checkups while revealing growing interest in new ways to find a doctor
    One in three people know someone who discovered a serious medical condition from a routine medical checkup or discovered one themselves, according to a survey conducted by GfK Roper for Patient Fusion, the best place to find and book appointments with doctors nationwide. Patients surveyed were consistent about...
     
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    GOJO, makers of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer Asks Parents, Teachers and Schools to Pledge Towards Healthy Habits and Low Absentee Rates
    GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, asks parents, teachers and schools to take the KILL A GAJILLION GERMS pledge towards everyday healthy hand hygiene this school year. The KILL A GAJILLION GERMS campaign starts July 15, 2013 with moms, dads,...
     
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    Trade-Off: More People Get Drug Coverage But at Higher Costs
    A new analysis from HealthPocket of early health insurance rate filings finds that consumers who choose the lower cost Bronze Plans and Silver Plans under the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) will likely be paying more for prescription drugs than they do now. Compared to comparable existing individual...
     
  • Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that nerves play a critical role in both the development and spread of prostate tumors. Their findings, using both a mouse model and human prostate tissue, may lead to new ways to predict the aggressiveness of...
     
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    Until recently, retired city worker Adelbert “Mac” McIntyre spent most of his life in the sun. Between his day job laying gas pipelines and his free time spent on the San Diego beaches, Mac found both his life’s work and his relaxation in the sunshine. All that sunlight took a toll on Mac...
     
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    With this summer bringing record heat to parts of the nation, an effort is underway to help those who are among the most susceptible to its dangers. Emeritus Senior Living is deploying its Shade Brigade with the goal of helping more than 5,000 seniors in weathering the high temperatures in coming weeks. The...
     
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    1. 140,000 people die each year in situations where first aid could have saved their lives. This is the same number of people that die from cancer 2. 500,000 children under five years old go to casualty annually as a results of accidents in the home 3. Children can drown in as little as one inch of water 4. It can...
     
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    Leading health and wellness site breaks down why sleep is important and how to get better sleep.
    BeSmartBeWell.com, an award-winning website, is dedicated to helping the public be healthy and safe through increased awareness and simple-to-use knowledge. With its latest topic, sleep, Be Smart. Be Well. examines the importance of sleep and how to improve the quality of it. Sleep is as important to disease...
     
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    Whether from a supermarket, farm stand, or your very own garden, fresh fruits and vegetables are highlights of summertime. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reminds you that safe handling of produce and fresh-squeezed juice is especially important because these foods are often consumed raw. What’s more,...
     
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    Scientists are connecting greater cancer risk for obese patients to bacteria residing in the digestive tract
    Michael Feiz, MD, FACS believes that it’s becoming clear that the prevention of cancer is another major benefit of healthy, long-term weight loss that can be fostered by such bariatric procedures as the sleeve gastrectomy and the Lap Band.  Obese people are used to hearing warnings regarding heart...