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    Pet owners headed to the veterinary office this spring for their pet’s annual or semi-annual check-up are likely to hear these words from their veterinarian: “Your pet needs a heartworm test.” Testing, along with prevention, is an important part of keeping our dogs and cats healthy and free of...
     
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      Spring has arrived and warm weather is on its way. While many of us are eager for the change, nearly 50 million Americans now face the start of spring allergy season. Those who suffer from allergies are familiar with the nasal congestion, sneezing, and itchy and watery eyes that accompany change in seasons....
     
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      Research has long established the anti-inflammatory benefits of tart cherries, often linked to the fruit's powerful red compounds called anthocyanins. According to new studies presented today at the prestigious Experimental Biology annual conference in Boston, MA., tart cherries could also have...
     
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      Weight Rater, an organization that reviews weight loss products, discovers "women training" and "training for appearance" fitness trends based on search engine volume growth as well as the market success of product releases on a particular category. In 1997, the World Health Organization (...
     
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      While summer is a season known for relaxation and carefree living, taking the "lazy days of summer" too literally has its consequences. When the last bell of the school year rings, many kids leave behind valuable opportunities to play and learn. The majority of U.S. children are not getting the daily...
     
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      On April 11, 2013, Dr. Tsananagurayi Tongesayi of Monmouth University presented a study at the American Chemical Society announcing that "rice from Asia, Europe and South America had 20-60 times higher toxic levels of lead than is allowed by the Food & Drug...
     
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    With honey bees suffering a devastating decline as high as 90 percent as Earth Day approaches, national environmental groups, Beyond Pesticides and Center for Food Safety, launch a campaign called BEE Protective to support nationwide local action aimed at protecting honey bees and other pollinators from pesticides....
     
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    With April's National Garden Month underway, your planting plans may be ready, but your body is likely unprepared for the bending, kneeling, and lifting that go along with it. "As an avid gardener with two knee replacements, I'm always in search of alternative tactics to combat joint pain," said...
     
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    Cleaning your mouth and cleaning your arteries could be as simple as a once-a-day oral rinse if additional studies confirm preliminary findings about a new product. Biomedical Development Corporation (BDC) on April 23 will present data to the American Academy of Oral Medicine showing that its oral rinse was safe and...
     
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    Health professionals, nutritionists and dieticians, government officials, consumer advocates and environmental groups all agree that eating more of conventional and organic fruits and vegetables will improve health. This simple recommendation is supported by decades of nutritional studies, most of which were conducted...