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    Despite an optimistic view of health in their communities, significant portions of the US population are not convinced that communities provide sufficient access to key resources for good health, while 60 percent of Americans say online information is important to their health, a new survey from The Atlantic, in...
     
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    The US Preventive Services Task Force, a government-appointed panel of experts, recently issued a report stating that taking vitamin D and calcium supplements may not help prevent bone fractures in postmenopausal women, while also increasing the risk of kidney stones. "This is not surprising," says Carolyn...
     
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    National Nutrition Month is a great time for families to think about making healthier food choices. For many, change doesn't always come easy. That's why the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), the creator of GOT MILK?, has partnered with the registered dietitians from Dairy Council of California to show...
     
  • The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) recognizes March as MS Awareness Month. Throughout March, MSAA encourages individuals to expand their knowledge, understanding, and support of individuals whose lives are affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). MSAA offers the following ways to learn and support the MS...
     
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    New report illustrates "The Wellness Impact" of good nutrition and physical activity
    As schools prepare for standardized testing this spring, school leaders, teachers and parents are focused on ensuring students are prepared to do their best. Research shows that regular access to better nutrition — starting with breakfast — coupled with increased opportunities for physical activity may...
     
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    Increasingly, the Internet is becoming a crucial tool for Americans seeking independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer’s care communities in their area. In fact, more referrals to senior living communities are coming from the Internet than ever before. “We’re honored to work with the nation...
     
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    Last year Banana Boat’s parent company, Energizer Holdings, recalled 23 of its products after five people caught on fire after using Banana Boat aerosol sunscreen and coming into contact with sparks or flames, such as from a barbeque grill. With spring break and beach season quickly approaching, customers should...
     
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    March marks the first-ever Canine Heart Health Month being held to raise awareness of canine heart disease – one of the leading causes of death in dogs. A February 2013 national survey shows that only half of dog owners (49 percent) have ever discussed their dogs' heart health with a veterinarian, and more...
     
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    Food preferences, lifestyles, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all affect our food choices. That is why, as part of National Nutrition Month 2013, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." Each March, the Academy encourages Americans to...
     
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    As scientists uncover the precise links between autism and the fragile x gene, potential treatments to reverse many of the core symptoms of both autism and fragile X syndrome (FXS) are moving closer to reality. Nationwide clinical drug trials are already underway and are showing significant success in reversing...