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    Many women seeking breast reconstruction as part of a mastectomy to treat or prevent cancer can use their own body's tissue for breasts that are comparable in appearance and touch to their original breasts, according to R. Michael Koch, MD, a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with the New York...
     
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    Going out to enjoy a summer day at the beach or a movie theater sounds easy enough to most, but if you're one of the thousands of severely wounded or disabled veterans returning from Afghanistan or Iraq, just getting ready to go can be overwhelming – just as it was for veterans of previous deployments. Tens...
     
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    Americans' consumption of sugar (sucrose) has decreased by 35 percent in the past 42 years according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), but the results of a recent poll show that most parents believe just the opposite. The poll—conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of The Sugar...
     
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    Each year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, celebrates the most clever, creative and quirky pet names nationwide. After a thorough selection process, 50 unusual dog names and 50 unusual cat names were chosen from VPI's database of more than...
     
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    The new school year is right around the corner and for parents looking for nutritious snacks for their kids, pecans make a great on-the-go alternative for an after-school snack. After-school snacks need to be quick, easy, and nutritious. But when extra-curricular activities pile up, parents struggle to find healthy...
     
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    The week of August 4 is International Assistance Dog Week and Interim HealthCare, a leading national home care, hospice and healthcare staffing franchise, celebrates by highlighting the contributions of Odie, a five-year-old Golden Retriever who is improving the lives of seniors in South Florida. Additionally, the...
     
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    Backpack, Computer, Wireless Access...and a Comprehensive Eye Exam
    Computers and smartboards are a common staple in today's classrooms, but now with programs such as "bring your own device" (BYOD) to school, smartphones and tablets are seeing increased use in schools as well. As these devices transition between home and the classroom, it's clear that the use of...
     
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    Relationships with friends and family outweigh financial concerns among older Americans seeking fulfillment in their senior years, according to the second annual United States of Aging Survey. When asked what is most important to maintaining a high quality of life in their senior years, staying connected to friends...
     
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    While most children cannot be shielded from emotionally traumatic events, clinicians can target those who are most vulnerable to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a large study from Boston Children's Hospital. Findings appear online in the August issue of the Journal of the American...
     
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    Pain during sexual intercourse, a condition called dyspareunia, may afflict as many as one in four women. It can be particularly acute for the nearly 65 million American women who are in the menopausal and post-menopausal age range – up to 45 percent of whom, according to the North American Menopause Society (...