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    Celiac disease is estimated to affect one out of 141 of Americans, or just under 1 percent of the population. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to learn about celiac disease – it can affect your health or someone you love. What is celiac disease? It is a hereditary, autoimmune disease...
     
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    Where You Live with Asthma Matters, Air Quality is Just One of Many Factors
    There is still no cure for asthma, so for 22 million people in the US, this chronic disease continues to be a daily burden no matter where they live. But it's not just air pollution they should be worried about. Factors such as pollen, secondhand smoke – even high rates of poverty, a large uninsured...
     
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    This May, High Blood Pressure Education Month, Sunkist invites Americans to join in the fight against heart disease by taking the S'alternative Pledge, challenging consumers to flavor their foods with a squeeze of fresh Sunkist lemons for one week to reduce sodium intake. For each pledge received at Sunkist.com/...
     
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    In YouGenics: The Decoding of Personal Health, Vision contributor Dan Cloer reviews three books about advances in genomic science that are changing medicine. Just as the discovery of antibiotics and the invention of vaccines opened new vistas in the management of infectious disease, unlocking the human genome offers a...
     
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    Thousands of children across the country will be strapping on helmets, kicking up kickstands, and putting their mettle to the pedal as they ride their bikes to school on Wednesday, May 8, in celebration of the second annual National Bike to School Day. Schools, cities, bicycle groups, public health organizations and...
     
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    May is National Strawberry Month, a time when farmers and consumers alike celebrate the peak abundance of America's favorite fruit. Strawberries are a fond and familiar fare at any time of day. According to the US Department of Food and Agriculture, Americans now consume twice as many strawberries than two decades...
     
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    More than one in three American adults (36 percent) has delayed or will delay dental care due to the uncertain US economy and their lingering fears about their current financial situation, and they are making that decision despite understanding the long-term implications: more than 80 percent indicated that they knew...
     
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    Pet owners love to show their pets affection by showering them with toys, fancy collars and even clothes. In fact, a recent survey indicated dog and cat owners spent five billion on gifts for their dogs and cats during the 2012 holiday season. During National Pet Week  May 5 – 11 the American Veterinary...
     
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    About 20 percent of US adults are meeting both the aerobic and muscle strengthening components of the federal government's physical activity recommendations, according to a report published in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data...
     
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    In celebration of National Pet Month, Emeritus Senior Living is hosting a Pet Look-Alike Photo Contest on its Facebook page. To enter, click here, and follow the instructions. Participants will be asked to upload a pet/owner photo that best shows off their similarities – either with one photo taken together, or...