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    It should come as no surprise that doctors at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute see a lot of female patients with heart flutters, heart skips, and heart palpitations. Women are wired different from men. These flutters can range from bothersome to terrifying, but aren't usually serious. Cardiologist...
     
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    Helping to improve the lives of over 3.4 million children
    Throughout the 2012 holiday season, Vitamin World raised over $530,000 on behalf of Vitamin Angels during their "Be an Angel. Make a Difference" campaign.  An estimated 190 million children in the world suffer from vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and 350,000 go blind from vitamin A deficiency every year....
     
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    Jessica Donze Black, director of the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project, issued the following statement regarding the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s proposed nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold in US schools. The guidance represents the first update of the rules in more than 30...
     
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    Alquemiste LLC, a leading provider of patented homeopathic remedies, has launched a product to address achy joints, muscle discomfort, and inflammatory pain without narcotics, steroids, smelly ointments or skin-irritating ingredients. PRIME Therapy is an all-natural topical pain reliever that reduces swelling and...
     
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    Georgia Blueberries are delicious and nutritious - full of vitamins, fiber and disease-fighting antioxidants. Now, there is further evidence that enjoying blueberries is good for your heart. A new study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association suggests eating three or more servings of blueberries each...
     
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    Following a whirlwind couple of days, colder, less-humid temperatures are back in Chicago bringing with them the increase in tight, itchy, red and uncomfortable skin. While it can be challenging to keep your skin hydrated during the winter months, Northwestern Medicine dermatologists say simple modifications to...
     
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    Whether chicken or salad, food safety at home is key to avoiding illness
    A new study analyzing outbreaks of foodborne illness has found contaminated salad greens make the most people sick, but contaminated poultry have resulted in the most deaths. In light of this study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Home Food Safety program—a collaboration between the Academy...
     
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    Pet owners spend more on dental conditions than prevention
    February is Pet Dental Health Month, and Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, is marking the occasion by reminding pet owners about the importance of regular dental care for their four-legged loved ones. In 2012, VPI policyholders spent more than $9....
     
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    Health Dialog recognizes American Heart Month
    Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 26 million Americans each year. In an effort to spread awareness and information, Health Dialog is making its heart health decision aid “Living with Coronary Heart Disease” publicly available for the month of February...
     
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    One hundred million dieters are spending approximately $20 billion a year on weight loss efforts, yet a new survey reveals women actually feel more pressure to beautify the Earth than their own bodies. A survey of 600 women conducted by the makers of Green Works products learned that women say it’s being...