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    Teens say that parents (38 percent) most influence their decisions about sex—more than peers (22 percent), the media (9 percent), teachers and educators (4 percent), and others, according to a new survey commissioned by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.  Nearly nine in 10 (87...
     
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    Your dentist is your oral health partner and selecting the right one for you is an important decision. With many options to consider, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) assists you in making an informed choice for a dental practitioner. "You want a dentist with good rapport, who is empathetic and listens...
     
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    New USDA School Meal Regulations
    As students head back to the classroom, school cafeterias are debuting more nutritious choices for kids, including whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and school flavored milk that is lower in sugar and calories than ever before. In fact, this year marks the first full school year of the US Department of Agriculture...
     
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    First-of-its-Kind Study
    Lack of sleep is linked to more aggressive breast cancers, according to new findings published in the August issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment by physician-scientists from University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve...
     
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    Since its opening in 2008, the Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment (the Ivy Center) at Swedish Medical Center's Neuroscience Institute has led the expansion drive of major research projects and expanded treatment options for patients living with brain cancer in the Pacific Northwest...
     
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    Study finds lunch boxes and school eating areas are hotspots for bacteria
    Canadian moms earn top marks when it comes to good hygiene practices, but a new study by Lysol and the Global Hygiene Council reveals they could do more to safeguard against bacteria hotspots in schools, especially at lunch time. The 2012 Lysol Back to School Study surveyed 14,000 mothers of five- to 12-year-olds...
     
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    Girls and Hispanic youth at higher risk of disease usually seen in adults
    Children who are overweight or obese face an increased risk for gallstones, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. Researchers found that children and adolescents who were overweight were twice as likely to have gallstone disease, compared to...
     
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    Experts join Move Forward Radio to discuss latest advances
    As football season gets under way, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) will host a series on concussion in sports called "Head in the Game." The series will air on Move Forward Radio, a program featuring interviews with physical therapists and other health care experts, produced by MoveForwardPT...
     
  •   The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is offering a free prevention eGuide to help address the escalating problem of hearing loss at a time when people are both experiencing noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) at younger ages and staying in the workforce longer. BHI invites individuals and employers to download free...
     
  • Children in the United States are showing a high incidence of diseases commonly associated with aging and adulthood, according to Practice Fusion's Research Division, which analyzes public health trends leveraging data from the company's Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform. The study found that obesity-...