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    Seventy-two percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 have either not heard about lupus at all or know little or nothing about the disease beyond the name, according to a new, independent survey released today by the Lupus Foundation of America. The statistic is particularly disturbing because this is the age...
     
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    Women Understand the Realities of Long-Term Care, But May Not Plan Accordingly
    Women may have a better understanding than men about the resources and options available to individuals facing a long-term care event. However, they're significantly less likely to be taking action to protect themselves from the risks. The findings come from a two-part study by Northwestern Mutual, released in...
     
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    If Satan were to create the “perfect disease” to torture mankind, it would be Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a progressive, degenerative disorder that cripples the brain’s nerve cells, has reached a record...
     
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    AfterFiftyLiving.com Looks At What Really Matters
    "After Fifty" years can be wonderful, productive, and rewarding, if people follow the advice of AfterFiftyLiving.com, a rapidly emerging online social network which provides resources exclusively for Baby Boomers and folks over 50.  "In fact, we like to say that these can be our best years ever....
     
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    New Chef-inspired Recipes Use Winter's Surprise Ingredient
    Though it's tempting to include every indulgent dish on holiday tables, the most successful menus are a balance of both healthful and decadent favorites. Finding the right combination of delicious and healthy recipes doesn't require an endless search for exotic ingredients -- they're already on your store...
     
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    On November 13, the Waterville Library in Waterville, OH, the Waretown United Methodist Church, in Waretown, NJ, and Sykes' Restaurant in Kalispell, MT will be offering the public more than their usual wealth of books, spiritual sanctuary and lunch, respectively. In addition, healthcare professionals will provide...
     
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    Gail Trauco, RN, BSN-OCN, was born a compassionate caregiver. She attests that angels have been on her shoulder, long before becoming an oncology certified nurse, and coming into contact with dying patients in cancer wards. Trauco’s psychic ability and clinical expertise have uniquely enabled her to bridge the...
     
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    The quality of a woman's social networks—the personal relationships that surround an individual—appears to be just as important as the size of her networks in predicting breast cancer survival, Kaiser Permanente scientists report in the current issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Previous...
     
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    Losing weight may be an easy and effective solution
    Looking for a way to help free yourself of persistent heartburn through lifestyle changes? The answer may lie in your body mass index (BMI), a test of whether your weight is too high. Frequent or persistent heartburn is the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Symptoms of GERD can increase...
     
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    Stress of war and military life play a big role
    Asking the right questions can help health care providers identify debilitating conditions brought on by the stress of war and military life, according to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP is sharing with providers nationwide a simple and effective tool for identifying health problems among...