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    With children nationwide soon to start a new semester, many parents will begin stocking up on school supplies and mapping out carpool schedules. Health Net, Inc.  is reminding moms and dads that their back-to-school to-do lists also should include an inventory of their children’s health, particularly...
     
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    To help save the lives of injured and ill mountain and Grauer’s gorillas and to sustain their populations in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gorilla Doctors is using the ViamoTM ultrasound system, donated by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. The system is the first in the project...
     
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    While humans age visibly throughout their lives, cats typically do not begin to show visible signs of aging until well into maturity. By the age of seven though, a cat enters its mid-life stage—a critical timeframe for preventing diseases to help a cat age gracefully. “Different aged adult cats may...
     
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    Friends: Today, I’d like to tell you a bit about Project Bread’s “fresh approach to ending hunger.” At this time of year, fresh is certainly at the top of everyone's minds! Summer brings thriving gardens, busy farmers’ markets, and the type of fresh-picked produce that shines in our...
     
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    Independence Day celebrates our country's birth and all there is to be thankful for including our service dogs who help disabled veterans coping with challenges. To observe and honor their heroic efforts, Dogtopia, a national dog daycare franchise, has declared July 21st "National Wash Your Dog Day," and...
     
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    Summer brides, rejoice! Instead of fad diets or fasting, a new plan will help you lose weight and look fabulous for your wedding – and long after the honeymoon is over. 5 Skinny Habits is not a diet; it's a healthy habit makeover for long-term weight loss. Make just one change to your routine every week for...
     
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    Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses affecting children, yet it often goes undetected or misdiagnosed when symptoms first appear. This July, Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, the Arthritis Foundation is focusing on increasing awareness of early signs and symptoms of juvenile arthritis and...
     
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    Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center want to make sure children are safe this summer when they are playing in or around water. Parents need to watch their children closely when they are around water, according to Wendy Pomerantz, MD, an emergency department physician at Cincinnati Children'...
     
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    Fireworks can result in severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders. In 2011, an estimated 9,600 people were treated in US emergency departments...
     
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    Chicagoans don't head to the beach empty-handed. Every summer, thousands flock to Lake Michigan wearing the latest summer fashion trends armed with sunglasses and sunscreen.  While those are important, bringing a little safety know-how may be even more valuable. To help people stay healthy, safe and hydrated...