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    Report provides guidance to pediatricians about organic foods
    A clinical report published online today by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highlighting the many attributes of organic foods provides guidance to parents confused by conflicting marketing messages regarding healthy food choices for their children. Calling the report a major milestone for the organic sector,...
     
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    With significant new findings on the positive effect of daily vitamin regimens released this week by Brigham and Women's Hospital and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there is more evidence than ever to demonstrate it is the small, everyday steps consumers take that can have the...
     
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    Vegetarian Diets can be Healthful and Nutritious
    Experts agree that a well-planned vegetarian diet can be healthful and nutritious but vegetarians need to pay particular attention to protein, iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B12 in their diets, according to the nation's nutrition advice, MyPlate. Millions of vegetarians turn to milk for many of these key...
     
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    Parents with a higher number of stressors in their lives are more likely to have obese children, according to a new study by pediatric researchers.  Furthermore, when parents perceive themselves to be stressed, their children eat fast food more often, compared to children whose parents feel less stressed. "...
     
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    Childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet nearly one million children are affected. To coincide with National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 21 -27), the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US...
     
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    Cranberry researchers encourage consumers to consider the wealth of evidence supporting the health benefits of cranberries
      "UTIs affect over 15 million U.S. women each year, and cranberries are regarded and researched as a viable means to help address the public health challenge that management of UTIs present, including the growing issue of antibiotic resistances," says Dr. Amy Howell, Associate Research Scientist...
     
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      In recognition of October as Chiropractic Awareness Month, the Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA) is spotlighting the benefits of chiropractic care for the elderly. Millions of maturing individuals enjoy engaged and active lifestyles as a result of their commitment to overall health and wellness and...
     
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      On World Osteoporosis Day the IOF warns that fragility fractures in adults should trigger testing for osteoporosis "A wrist fracture is a warning sign," says Professor John A. Kanis, president of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). "We urge all...
     
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    Fall colors are at their peak right now. While that means great opportunities for photographers, sightseers, and other outdoor enthusiasts, it has a different meaning for homeowners—back pain due to leaf raking. Every fall, thousands of Wisconsinites hurt their backs raking leaves, cleaning gutters and doing...
     
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    Halloween is just around the corner, and although candy consumption is almost unavoidable this time of year, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) wants parents and children to know that there are both good and bad candy options, both of which may find their way into children's trick-or-treat bags this fall....