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    Here are highlights from the December issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit ...
     
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    Don’t Let Stress Sap You
    The following is an opinion editorial by Jay Schukman, MD chief medical director, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia: The holidays should be a time of peace and joy, at least according to the greeting cards. But the holiday season can also be a time of stress and depression, beset by money worries, frenzied...
     
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    More than 250 cooks and nearly 11,000 people who voted for their favorite 5-ingredient chicken recipes in the 2012 Just BARE Just 5 Cooking Challenge, proving that more and more people nationwide are celebrating simple cooking and living. Just BARE Chicken—a brand of all-natural, American Humane Certified...
     
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    When Patricia Becker noticed a man crouching in the corner while she was in a public restroom, she felt threatened and concerned. In an act of self-defense, she decided to jump on him. That's when she woke up – alone in her bedroom, bloody and bruised. Becker suffers from REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), a...
     
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    California Colleges Share Their Festive Holiday Non-Alcoholic Recipes
    RADD, the entertainment industry's voice for road safety, issued a call to action this holiday season: “What’s the Plan?Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk... Do You?” RADD’s message challenges college students throughout California to agree on a plan to get everyone home...
     
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    Linked to Better Overall Diets and a Lower Risk of Obesity Among Adults
    Orange juice may do more for your diet and overall health than you may think, according to results of a recently published study in Nutrition Journal. Data from this study suggests adults who drink 100 percent orange juice tended to have better overall diet quality, higher intake of key nutrients and less risk of...
     
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    Music has been incorporated into medical practice since before the ancient Greeks. However, though practitioners have been convinced of music's health benefits for thousands of years, there had been little peer-reviewed research to back them up. But recent studies are providing an empirical backbone for the...
     
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    During the holidays, many of us dine out more often, while traveling to visit family and friends, shopping for gifts or vacationing during school break. For the over 15 million people with food allergies and intolerances, dining out can be tremendously stressful, especially when navigating unfamiliar restaurants....
     
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    While many people look to January 1 as the perfect time to start a health and fitness regimen, there are things that you can do now to get a jumpstart and also minimize the damage that you do to your waistline in the next few weeks. Anytime Fitness experts are offering the 12 Ways of Weight Loss to get...
     
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    If you or someone you love is fighting cancer, Christmas can be especially difficult. It's hard to feel festive when you're suffering and cannot enjoy traditional holiday meals. A first-of-its-kind nonprofit called CookForYourLife.org shows cancer patients (and their families and friends) how they can join in...