• In honor of Valentine's Day, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, analyzed its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to find out how many pet owners opted for a romance theme when naming their furry friend. Below is a list of the top 10 most...
     
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    Impacting approximately one-third of the US population, obesity is a significant health concern for Americans. It's a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer, and now, according to an article published in the January/February 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-...
     
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    Jose Gomez, MD, founder of Marriage Academy Inc., is a highly successful Psychiatrist, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, former professor of Psychiatry and former Director of a medical school at The Technological Institute in the Dominican Republic. He has been nominated for the last...
     
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    Power Down and Recharge on March 1
    In celebration of the fourth annual National Day of Unplugging (NDU) on March 1, the non-profit Reboot is asking individuals, organizations and schools around the world to publicly share what they do when they're not using technology. The "I UNPLUG TO _____" campaign invites people to share their...
     
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    Helping Americans make heart-healthy choices
    February is American Heart Month, and the US Food and Drug Administration has a tool to help you achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle.  It's called the Nutrition Facts Label, and it can be found on all packaged foods and beverages. Now in its twentieth year, the Nutrition Facts Label helps you track the various...
     
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    LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, today launched the first in a series of six webisodes called “Debunking the Diet” to weigh in on current eating trends, and spark an ongoing and honest conversation with women about food and nutrition. The webisode series is kicking off a larger...
     
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    Walgreens today said it is supporting American Heart Month by providing free blood pressure testing during February at all Walgreens pharmacies and Take Care Clinics nationwide. The initiative supports Walgreens Way to Well Commitment, which began in 2011 as a four-year, $100 million initiative to improve the everyday...
     
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    American Heart Month is here, and there's one more reason to love pistachios. This spring, Wonderful Pistachios Lightly Salted and No Salt packages will proudly carry the American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark, a trusted label for shoppers who are navigating the grocery store looking for heart-healthy...
     
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    On Tuesday, Feb. 5, at NASA's Langley Research Center, medical physicist Cornel Butuceanu will present, "Proton Radiotherapy Systems and Clinical Practice," at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. A former postdoctoral fellow at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Butuceanu joined the...
     
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    ... the Day when New Year's Resolutions Begin to Fail
    While the Fiscal Cliff has come and gone, there is another cliff on the horizon – the Fitness Cliff. With the start of the New Year, millions of Americans resolved to get back into shape but as February approaches, the countdown to the end of most of these New Year's Resolutions has begun.  According to...