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      A new national survey revealed physicians feel type 2 diabetes patients could better manage their disease by appreciating the benefits of "small successes"—such as walking instead of driving short distances—rather than focusing on drastic changes. In fact, 97 percent of physicians said...
     
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    All registered dietitians are nutritionists – but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. It’s an important distinction that can matter a great deal to your health. To mark Registered Dietitian Day 2013 and to strengthen the link between the science of dietetics and the overall wellness aspects of...
     
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    Fifty-five Percent of US Dogs and Cats Overweight
    US pet obesity rates continued to increase in 2012 with the number of overweight cats reaching an all-time high. The sixth annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found 52.5 percent of dogs and 58.3 percent of cats to be overweight or obese by...
     
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    To empower Americans to 'get the 411' on what's in the foods and beverages they're consuming, April 11, 2013 (4/11) has been declared "Read Your Labels Day" by Citizens for Health, one of the country's oldest and most respected consumer advocacy groups. Families are encouraged to read the...
     
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    The Hain Celestial Group Inc., a leading natural and organic products company providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life, today confirmed its support of increased transparency in the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Since 2010, the Company has participated in the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit...
     
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    Brain imaging soon after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or mild concussion can detect tiny lesions that may eventually provide a target for treating people with mTBI, according to a study released today and that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16...
     
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    The learning curve is steep for parents who learn their child has been diagnosed with a brain disorder – a reality that many find incredibly daunting. Faced with all the unknowns and unanswered questions, their journey forward can often be overwhelming.   New challenges await both child and family as the...
     
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    Every spring, thousands of Midwesterners head south to hit the beach, watch baseball spring training games, or visit destinations like Washington DC or New Orleans. These spring break trips can create lifelong memories, but unfortunately those memories can be marred by back pain or injury for those who don’t...
     
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    Last month, The New England Journal of Medicine published a major study strengthening claims that the so-called Mediterranean diet can decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes and reduce the risk of dying from these diseases. This diet, first popularized in the US by Oldways Preservation and Trust, a non-profit...
     
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    Oil roasted salted peanuts are now certified heart-healthy by the American Heart Association as a part of an overall healthy eating pattern. The Heart Check mark may now appear on their packages, making them a great snack for National Nutrition Month and National Peanut Month this March. Although salted peanuts are...