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    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), namely DHA and EPA, may improve children's learning and development. In addition, the benefits of consuming fish, which contain omega-3s, outweigh the risk of mercury exposure. These findings and more are summarized in the December 2012 PUFA Newsletter and Fats of Life...
     
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      With the Baby Boomer generation turning 65 every eight seconds and 90 percent deciding to stay in their homes as they age, the International Window Film Association (IWFA) is warning consumers about indoor sun exposure and the increase in eye cataracts. Harmful UV rays pass through unprotected windows and...
     
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      Every New Year's millions of Americans commit to eat smarter and better. Or, at least that's what we say we'll do. This year, instead of pledging to bland diets and sodium-free fare, the Spice Islands Test Kitchen is sharing tips for using fresh herbs and spices to maximize the flavor of any...
     
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      Banfield Pet Hospital, the world's largest veterinary practice, and its internal research team, Banfield Applied Research & Knowledge (BARK), released today the top pet names of 2012, pulled from its database of nearly 2.5 million pets nationwide. The big trend in 2012 was pet owners turning to pup...
     
  •   A recent national survey found that many Americans plan to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle in the coming years, and they are looking for simple steps to help the environment. With the rapid rise in access to recycling—particularly plastics recycling—it's now easier than ever for Americans to...
     
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      When someone gets their eyes checked, they don’t expect to walk away with any problems, especially in areas other than the eyes. Pam Rowan, owner of the Eye Shop, a downtown Clearwater eye care boutique, is informing her patients and the public that eye exams by highly qualified ophthalmologists and...
     
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      Contrary to conventional wisdom that cognitive function declines beginning in the mid-forties, aging does not correlate with deteriorating ability to think for ourselves. These are the findings of “Healthy Brain, Healthy Decisions: The MetLife Study of Decision-Making Potential,” one of...
     
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      Each December, smokers across America decide to quit as one of their New Year’s resolutions. Out of the more than 45 million smokers in the United States, nearly 69 percent want to quit. Tobacco-related disease is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States; smokers, therefore, need to be...
     
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      A new study published today in the Journal of Pediatrics found that children who ate a combination snack of cheese and vegetables, as compared to children who ate a snack of potato chips, consumed 72 percent fewer calories overall and also needed significantly fewer calories to achieve the same level of satiety...
     
  •   There's no shortage of New Year's resolutions to eat healthier and lose weight, but what does that really mean for consumers and food companies in 2013? According to a survey of more than 200 of the nation's leading nutrition experts – registered dietitians – there are five diet and...