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    Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, announced its support today for legislation Representative Henry Waxman intends to introduce in Congress that will help the Food and Drug Administration better understand how the overuse of antibiotics in food animals is making these drugs less...
     
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    The Atlantic Philanthropies has awarded a $2 million grant to the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to support its efforts to improve the health and economic security of older adults by connecting them to key food and health care benefits. Four million older Americans are food insecure, and one in three older adults...
     
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    It's Critical That Children Discover Ways to Make Halloween Fun AND Healthy
    Halloween is surely among the most fun-filled nights of the year. It's also one of the most indulgent; a holiday where maxing out on sweets is often the primary goal. The super-sized nature of Trick-or-Treating is running headlong into a young America facing an obesity epidemic. And adults aren't helping....
     
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    By now you’ve likely heard or read headlines about the latest outbreak of meningitis that has led to, at latest count, 15 deaths and more than 230 illnesses, seven of those illnesses in Ohio. Should you be worried? Not unless you’ve had a steroid shot in your spine to treat back pain in the past four...
     
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    Ageology's CEO Dr. Paul Savage, a bioidentical hormone therapy expert who regularly uses compounding pharmacies, comments on the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis related to compounding pharmacies. Tragedy has struck due to a contaminated injectible medication produced by a compounding pharmacy (New England...
     
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    Rates of diagnosed diabetes are much higher among some Asian subgroups than is apparent when aggregating all Asians as a whole, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research and the University of California, San Francisco which appears in the current online issue of...
     
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    New Study Finds Average Child Receives 90 Pieces of Candy
    The American Dental Association (ADA) and PopCap Games today announced the results of a new survey targeting US parents of trick-or-treating age kids (five to 13 years old), looking at views and perceptions of Halloween. Approximately 94 percent of all American children participate in trick-or-treating, but the survey...
     
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    Being comfortable during pregnancy can be challenging, especially since some medications could have an effect on an unborn child. But there is hope to manage the aches and pains of pregnancy. Robert J. Seiler , DO, discussed how pregnant women can find pain relief without medications during the American Osteopathic...
     
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    Online Incentive-Based Learning for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    CreakyJoints, the vibrant online community dedicated to helping people of all ages manage their arthritis, today announced an online free educational initiative that lets participants earn rewards while learning about Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).  Reward Your RA Success (RewardYourRA.org) was created by...
     
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    During Chiropractic Awareness Month, the Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA) is encouraging men of all ages to incorporate a wellness and preventive approach to their healthcare regime. According to Men's Health Network, a higher percentage of men have no healthcare coverage and men make half as many...