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    New study finds 39 percent of distracted teens are texting while crossing
    One in five high school students and one in eight middle school students crosses the street while distracted, according to a new research report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide. The report, “Teens and Distraction: An In-Depth Look at Teens’ Walking Behaviors,” made possible with support from...
     
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    Free lectures, health screenings, and exhibits offered on how to live a healthier lifestyle
    Free bone density testing, blood pressure screening, body composition analysis, and more will be offered free as part of the Life Extension® Healthy Living Fair from Friday, September 6 to Saturday, September 14, at 5990 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. The Life Extension Healthy Living...
     
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    Subsidy Cliff Confronts Those Close to 400 Percent of Poverty
    Older Americans not yet eligible for Medicare are more likely to pay the 2014 penalty rather than purchase health coverage, according to new research from HealthPocket and Deft Research, a market research firm which analyzes the health insurance industry. Researchers found younger consumers are more likely than their...
     
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    Researchers have developed a new approach to detecting unrecognized cases of celiac disease in the community, revealing this immune disorder is far more common than previously recognized. In a study of more than 2,500 adults, the researchers combined traditional antibody testing (measuring the immune response to...
     
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    Children’s Health Fund launches national effort to raise awareness of critical connection between health and education—especially for disadvantaged children
    If children are not healthy, their chance to do well in school is at risk. And many preventable or manageable health-related conditions can explicitly interfere with school readiness or classroom performance. That’s the driving idea behind Children’s Health Fund’s new public awareness campaign, EVERY...
     
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    Today First 5 California, together with Scholastic, launched the newest storybook in the educational “Potter the Otter” series and began placing approximately 750,000 free copies into the hands of some of the state’s most at-risk children. The bilingual book, It’s Picnic Day, Potter! was...
     
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    Plus: Surprising news on what finally gets people into treatment
    A survey of mental health professionals conducted by YourTango, the digital leader in love and relationships, sheds light on which mental illness is the biggest problem for couples. Which illnesses plague marriages most? Addiction (sex, drugs, and alcohol) tops the list, followed by mood disorders (...
     
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    It’s time to enjoy the longer days and warmer weather by packing up for one great American pastime, the summer picnic. Fortunately, when it comes to choosing an elevated picnic spread, there are some simple guidelines for creating the perfect wine and cheese combinations.   “While you’ll want to...
     
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    Breyers Toppings talks with Mom Trends editor for new school year advice
    With a new school year upon us, Breyers Ice Cream Toppings recently released its Kids’ Top Accomplishments video which highlights kids’ achievements and reminds parents to celebrate them, no matter how big or small. Whether it’s being named MVP of the soccer team or learning how to tie...
     
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    More than 200 injured veterans and their supporters will set off Saturday, Aug. 24, on the UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery Great Lakes Challenge, a six-day, 375-mile bicycle ride from Chicago to Detroit. The veterans have trained for this ride as a means to help build strength and conditioning, and also help overcome...