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    Substance abuse and high-glycemic foods may trigger the same brain mechanism tied to addiction
    Consuming highly processed carbohydrates can cause excess hunger and stimulate brain regions involved in reward and cravings, according to a Boston Children's Hospital research team led by David Ludwig, MD, PhD director, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center. These findings suggest that...
     
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    This summer, Santa Cruz Organic® and Oceana will make waves to help preserve the ocean environment with the help of fans on Facebook. From now through August 24, 2013, consumers can visit the Santa Cruz Organic Facebook page to choose which Oceana ocean preservation and protection action...
     
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    Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Reveals Top 10 Dog and Cat Obesity-Related Conditions
    Giving pets table scraps and treats may seem like a harmless reward for your cuddly canine or friendly feline, but it can lead to health problems down the road, including arthritis, diabetes, and liver disease. Just like their human counterparts, excessive weight increases the risk of additional health problems and...
     
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    Take Simple Preventive Steps, but be Aware of Nearest Hospital with Reconstructive Surgery Specialists for Emergencies
    Hand and finger injuries are among the most common causes for emergency room visits, but taking time to prepare a safe work area, using proper tools, and alerting someone nearby about your home repair project can reduce your risk for serious accidents this summer. The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (...
     
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    Fluoride is one of 213 known brain-toxic chemicals that may lower the intelligence of generations of children, reports renowned physician and 30-year brain researcher, Dr. Phillipe Grandjean in his new book, "Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development," reports the...
     
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    USDA Study Touts Health Benefits of Sweet Cherries
    Cherry lovers, take note! The Northwest Cherry Growers are pleased to announce that cherry season has arrived. Sweet plump Northwest cherries are being plucked, packed, and shipped nationwide by the 2,500 cherry growers spread across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Montana. Rich in fiber, potassium, and melatonin...
     
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    Sunglasses are more than a fashion accessory for summer; they are essential to protecting your eye health
    With the arrival of summer, when the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays are strongest, ophthalmologists are warning the public that overexposure to these rays can burn the eyes' corneas and cause painful, temporary blindness. The American Academy of Ophthalmology urges the public to wear...
     
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    Survey Reveals 47 Percent of Adults Prefer to Workout at Home
    Americans may seem to be placing a renewed focus on health and fitness, but the reality is we still have a long way to go. A new survey from Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) found that working out at a gym can be intimidating and deters some people from working out. Americans are most intimidated by people that are in...
     
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    Fireworks are a popular, yet potentially dangerous, Independence Day tradition. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) wants revelers to enjoy the colors, sounds, and excitement of the upcoming fireworks season—without injury. American consumers purchased more than 212 million pounds of...
     
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    Parasite is an aggressive biter that poses risks to pets and people
    Historically considered a southern and south-central parasite, the lone star tick is progressively expanding northward and eastward, creating new concerns for pets and people in these areas of the country. This tick, known for the white, star-like spot on the back of the female, is an aggressive biter and can transmit...