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    Georgia Blueberries are delicious and nutritious - full of vitamins, fiber and disease-fighting antioxidants. Now, there is further evidence that enjoying blueberries is good for your heart. A new study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association suggests eating three or more servings of blueberries each...
     
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    Following a whirlwind couple of days, colder, less-humid temperatures are back in Chicago bringing with them the increase in tight, itchy, red and uncomfortable skin. While it can be challenging to keep your skin hydrated during the winter months, Northwestern Medicine dermatologists say simple modifications to...
     
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    Whether chicken or salad, food safety at home is key to avoiding illness
    A new study analyzing outbreaks of foodborne illness has found contaminated salad greens make the most people sick, but contaminated poultry have resulted in the most deaths. In light of this study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Home Food Safety program—a collaboration between the Academy...
     
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    Pet owners spend more on dental conditions than prevention
    February is Pet Dental Health Month, and Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, is marking the occasion by reminding pet owners about the importance of regular dental care for their four-legged loved ones. In 2012, VPI policyholders spent more than $9....
     
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    Health Dialog recognizes American Heart Month
    Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 26 million Americans each year. In an effort to spread awareness and information, Health Dialog is making its heart health decision aid “Living with Coronary Heart Disease” publicly available for the month of February...
     
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    One hundred million dieters are spending approximately $20 billion a year on weight loss efforts, yet a new survey reveals women actually feel more pressure to beautify the Earth than their own bodies. A survey of 600 women conducted by the makers of Green Works products learned that women say it’s being...
     
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    More than 16 million children in the US suffer from dental decay, and research shows that many parents lack basic information about their children's oral health. In fact, according to a survey of parents conducted by the Ad Council, fewer than half of children in the US brush their teeth twice a day or more. In...
     
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    Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids promotes effective immune system response and has ameliorating effects on chronic inflammation (a condition caused by an imbalanced immune system that can lead to multiple serious illnesses over time), according to the most recent study published by the National Center for...
     
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    Employers offer incentives to increase program participation
    More American workers recognize the rewards of participating in workplace wellness programs, according to the latest Principal Financial Well-Being Index: American Workers. Sixty-two percent of workers, up from 55 percent 2011, believe workplace wellness activities are successful in improving health and...
     
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    The American Botanical Council (ABC) announces that Natac, a natural products and biotechnology company headquartered in Spain, officially has adopted olive (Olea europaea) through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program. Natac's three-year commitment will help ABC keep its HerbMedPro database up-to-date with the latest...