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    As we recognize Heartworm Awareness Month each year in April, we should also remember that preventing heartworms in our pets requires a plan for year-round protection. The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), the state association for Texas veterinarians, wants to help remind pet owners that it only takes one...
     
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    Stephen L. DeFelice, MD, speaks out on the current carnitine controversy
    L-carnitine is a natural substance found in high concentrations in the heart. It transports fatty acids into mitochondria, the furnaces of the cell, to be metabolized and produce energy. Because the heart requires high levels of energy it primarily uses fat which has more calories per unit than sugar. I'm the...
     
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    The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) today released new prevalence data estimating that approximately 9 million adults in the US have osteoporosis and more than 48 million have low bone mass (indicated by T-scores between -1.0 and -2.5), placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis and broken bones. The study...
     
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    Six Tips to Help You Shape Up for Summer
    Dreading swimsuit season? The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up – which means you can’t hide under that heavy winter clothing for much longer. With about six weeks to go before the start of summer, now is the time to get started. Last minute efforts often mean a lot of sacrifice and...
     
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    Many women seek natural menopause treatment products to help them manage bothersome menopause symptoms. Dr. Shoreh Ershadi discusses the effectiveness of natural menopause remedies in alleviating various menopause symptoms. Mood swings, difficulty sleeping, hot flashes, irregular periods and painful breasts are some...
     
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    USAgainstAlzheimer's—the national community and movement committed to stopping Alzheimer's by 2020—today launched WomenAgainstAlzheimer's (womenagainstalzheimers.org), the first national network of women in leadership positions working to speed the pace of research and build real momentum to...
     
  • The National Parkinson Foundation's (NPF) medical director, Michael S. Okun, MD, has released a new book titled, "Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life." Published this month, in conjunction with Parkinson's Awareness Month, the book is now available in more than twenty languages...
     
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    It's a trying time for the entire family having to watch a loved one's health decline. It can be even more stressful and confusing when medical decisions must be made, and family members debate healthcare decisions and question who best knows the patient's wishes. Today marks the sixth annual National...
     
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    Approximately one-third of teens may be missing annual checkups according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Census. Teens often encounter social, emotional, and physical issues that may include eating disorders and obesity, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted infections....
     
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    Cintas Corporation, a leader in first-aid and safety personal protective products (PPE), today released top tips for limiting heat stress in the workplace. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat stress can occur. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), five to 10...