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    Despite growing efforts to improve the quality of maternity care for women in the United States, results of a newly released, national survey reveal that risky procedures are overused in this largely healthy population, many beneficial practices are underused, and all too often women lack the support and knowledge...
     
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    Richard French, DVM, MS, PhD, Dean of Animal Studies and Allerton Chair of Animal Health Sciences at Becker College is urging pet owners to pursue healthy lifestyles. The bond between human owners and their pets may be affecting the health of both, he says, especially when it comes to diabetes, high blood...
     
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    Despite the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation (UV) to eyes and vision, 40 percent of US adults do not wear sunglasses while outdoors, and nearly half of drivers do not protect their eyes on the road. Unprotected exposure to the sun increases risk for serious vision problems like cataracts, abnormal eye growths...
     
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    An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests patients try chiropractic services for the treatment of low back pain. According to the article, surgery is not usually needed and should only be considered if more conservative therapies fail. The information in JAMA reinforces the American...
     
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    Statistics on Youth Who Struggle with Mental Illness
    Thursday, May 9 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. More than 420,000 children in California live with serious mental health disorders: >>Experts estimate that one in five children struggles with a mental illness. >>Almost 40 percent of high school students with mental health issues...
     
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    Is "diet" really anything more than a marketing buzzword? That's the question bestselling nutritionist JJ Smith is asking, and the answer may be surprising. In her book Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out, Smith contends that most, if not all, of the products being labeled as diet may in fact be...
     
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    With Mother's Day coming up this Sunday, the scientists at Posit Science, developers of the brain fitness program BrainHQ, have reviewed millions of data points from people training their brains to determine if there are any cognitive abilities that Moms are notably better at than the rest of the population. To...
     
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    Celiac disease is estimated to affect one out of 141 of Americans, or just under 1 percent of the population. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to learn about celiac disease – it can affect your health or someone you love. What is celiac disease? It is a hereditary, autoimmune disease...
     
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    Where You Live with Asthma Matters, Air Quality is Just One of Many Factors
    There is still no cure for asthma, so for 22 million people in the US, this chronic disease continues to be a daily burden no matter where they live. But it's not just air pollution they should be worried about. Factors such as pollen, secondhand smoke – even high rates of poverty, a large uninsured...
     
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    This May, High Blood Pressure Education Month, Sunkist invites Americans to join in the fight against heart disease by taking the S'alternative Pledge, challenging consumers to flavor their foods with a squeeze of fresh Sunkist lemons for one week to reduce sodium intake. For each pledge received at Sunkist.com/...