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    National ALS Awareness Month begins today and the Muscular Dystrophy Association honors those living with the disease by featuring five unique online stories in MDA's "ALS: Anyone's Life Story"  series. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig 's disease, destroys...
     
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    Good for You, Good for the Planet
    Eat like an Italian, and you might just improve your health. Italian cuisine is part of the Mediterranean style of eating, which has sparked attention recently following a New England Journal of Medicine study published this spring that found the Mediterranean diet may lower heart disease among high risk individuals....
     
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    Today, LUNA, the maker of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, kicked-off an interactive contest aptly named, “Feed Your Strength…at Work!” on Facebook, which aims to reinforce LUNA’s philosophy of positive snacking during the workday. Women will also be able to experience the delicious and...
     
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    For years, food allergy advocates have been striving for legislation requiring food allergy awareness in restaurants, but until a few years ago, such education had not been a requirement anywhere in the US. In 2010, that changed when Massachusetts passed the Food Allergy Awareness Act, specifying actions that each...
     
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    One in three Americans will experience some type of vision-impairing eye disease according to several studies. The month of May is designated as Healthy Vision Month in hopes of educating everyone about early diagnosis, and treatment relating to all vision related issues. Vision disorders are the seventh most common...
     
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    Approximately 57 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass, according to new prevalence data recently released by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). Diet and exercise play critical roles in building and maintaining good bone health for people at every life stage – from infancy...
     
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    It's spring, and the fields, courts and courses are teeming with sports enthusiasts. But after months of indoor activity, how do you ensure that the exuberance brought on by the sun and warmer temperatures doesn't result in injury? Baseball, golf and lacrosse are popular spring sports. And while outdoor...
     
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    The majority of farm acres in the United States have pesticides used on them, according to an in-depth analysis of pesticides published in the next edition of The Food Journal. According to the research, the use of pesticides is not just for killing insects. Pesticides are used for many kinds of pests including bugs,...
     
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    An experimental procedure successfully tested in obese laboratory rats may provide a less-invasive alternative to bariatric weight-loss surgery, researchers report online in Endocrinology. Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center used a catheter to re-direct the flow of bile from the bile duct...
     
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    One of the most overlooked aspects of eating disorders is that a great many sufferers are men. In fact, recent estimates by the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders suggest that men account for one million of the roughly eight million Americans suffering from eating disorders. Dr. Gregory...