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    A national hand washing survey reveals the majority of Americans are not washing their hands long enough. 57 percent of respondents estimate they wash their hands for just five to 15 seconds. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing for at least 20 seconds and suggests singing...
     
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    Citizens for Health Gathering 100,000 Signatures to Send to Food CEOs
    As concerns grow around the controversial industrial sweetener, High Fructose Corn Syrup, one of the nation's most respected consumer advocacy groups, Citizens for Health, is sponsoring a petition to tell the US Food & Beverage industry that American families do not want the man-made ingredient in the products...
     
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    In response to the Stanford University study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Shazi Visram, founder, CEO and Chief Mom of Happy Family, is speaking out to shed light on the subject of organic vs. conventional foods and offers the following statement: I have always been a champion for...
     
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    The majority of people with high blood pressure are being treated with medicine and have seen a doctor at least twice in the past year, yet their condition is still not under control, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Millions more are either aware they...
     
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      With the West Nile Virus outbreak set to be the worst in US history, the nation's emergency physicians urge the public to take precautions now to protect from being infected. "Right now, the CDC is seeing cases in practically every state in the country," said Dr. David Seaberg, president of the...
     
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    One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease, according to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A study titled "Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States: 2009 and 2010," estimates that 47.2 percent, or 64.7 million...
     
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    UnitedHealth HEROES fight to end childhood obesity
    Starting today UnitedHealthcare and YSA are inviting schools and other community-based nonprofit organizations to “Step into Service” by applying for UnitedHealth HEROES grants. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to youth-led programs that include both an activity element, in which kids count their...
     
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    Summer is coming to an end, and it won't be long before athletes and sports enthusiasts take to the field to play soccer, football, volleyball or some other fall sport.   Staying active is ideal for building strong bones and weight-bearing activities such as running and playing sports helps to achieve that....
     
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    Despite increased awareness about the risks of too much sodium in consumers' diets and pledges from governments around the world to reduce salt levels in food, products with low/no/reduced sodium claims have seen some decline over the past years according to new findings from Mintel. Globally, launches of foods...
     
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    Patients Report Increased Energy, Flexibility, Focus
    A gentle fitness program at Fredericksburg Oncology is improving the lives of cancer patients, echoing research findings on the possible physical and mental benefits of exercising with cancer, noted Dr. Frederick C. Tucker, Jr., who heads the practice. Several Fredericksburg Oncology patients recently told the The...