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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...
     
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    The MammaPrint breast cancer test can dramatically reduce the number of women who need to undergo chemotherapy to treat the disease, according to a newly published study. The prospective, outcome-based study of 427 breast cancer patients showed the genomic test, which analyzes 70 key genes, accurately determines which...
     
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    Weird and Wacky Mating Rituals of Bugs
    Forget flowers and chocolates this Valentine’s Day. When it comes to wooing a mate many insect species have their own, unique ways of attracting the opposite sex. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) explores some of these strange mating habits. Bed bugs If you...
     
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    A free eBook titled, "Do Your Hormones Need Balancing," has been written by two bioidentical hormone doctors in Phoenix, Arizona. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) continues to gain popularity with patients around the US for treating a range of hormone imbalance symptoms, from weight gain and...