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    The vast majority (80 percent) of parents with at least one child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) would pursue genetic testing if a test were available that could identify risk in a younger sibling, citing the desire for earlier identification of children at risk, earlier evaluation and intervention, closer...
     
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    Why weight doesn’t dictate good health.
    The holidays are here, and weight gain is on everyone’s mind. Being skinny, however, doesn’t equate to being healthy, according to a video by Connie Gee, vice president and employee wellness strategist for Med-Vision. If a person is carrying an extra 20 to 30 pounds but is exercising, their body may...
     
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    Whether its sledding, skiing or perhaps preparing a holiday feast, consumers should take note that the chances of breaking a bone double during the winter months. Cold weather has been linked with broken bones and strains, stiff joints and heightened chances of slips and falls for those with arthritis and other bone...
     
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    "Maintain, Don't Gain" Campaign Starts with a Smoothie
    RightSize smoothies are ringing in the holidays with festive new smoothie recipes and tips on how to nibble and nosh one's way through the holiday season without adding extra pounds and inches.   Tempting foods seem to be everywhere, making the season a difficult time to count calories and avoid putting on...
     
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    How to Shop Without the Drop and Stay Awake on New Year's Eve.
    If you had trouble surviving Black Friday and the first full weekend of the official holiday shopping season, just wait until all of the parties, school pageants and family festivities kick in. The holidays can be every bit as long and physically demanding as a marathon. Unless you pace yourself and make sure you'...
     
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    As diplomats, politicians and activists try to curb the injury and death tolls on both sides of the Gaza-Israel border, a Jewish psychiatrist is trying to heal the wounds that can’t necessarily be seen: those related to mental health. It’s not often that a Jewish psychiatrist is spotted in the Gaza Strip....
     
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    Each Christmas Eve, tradition holds that children leave out a plate of milk and cookies for Santa. During the night Santa Claus might visit in excess of 125 million homes. (Estimates vary.) Should he eat merely a single cookie in each visit, at an average of 100 calories per cookie, Bolthouse Farms analysts estimate...
     
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    Chemotherapy can induce changes in the brain that may affect concentration and memory, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Using positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT), researchers were able to detect...
     
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    Mental activities like reading and writing can preserve structural integrity in the brains of older people, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). While previous research has shown an association between late-life cognitive activity and...
     
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    Both very high and very low levels of physical activity can accelerate the degeneration of knee cartilage in middle-aged adults, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Nearly one in every two people in the US may develop knee osteoarthritis by age...