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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...
     
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      Fallen snow must be cleared regularly to ensure pedestrian and driver safety.  However, if done improperly, shoveling or snow blower use can cause serious injury to the back, shoulders, hands or feet.   According to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission:        -In 2011,...
     
  •   If you’ve ever gone to work sick, a recent study commissioned by Cintas Corporation shows that you’re not alone. The survey, conducted online in November 2012 by Harris Interactive among 2,249 US adults ages 18 and older, revealed that 84 percent of employed adults admit to having ever...
     
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    In the spirit of the season, the Advocacy for Pets and Affordable Wellness (APAW), a national network of pet owners and enthusiasts concerned about the high cost of pet medications, together with petrendologist Charlotte Reed , today announced seven money-saving tips to help pet parents, as well as anyone hosting a...
     
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    Eating the best foods for complete health can be absolutely delicious. Take it from registered dietitian Dave Grotto. In celebration of his new book, The Best Things You Can Eat (Bantam, January 2013), Grotto offers a roadmap to a tasty and healthy New Year with a sampling of 13 highly nutritious, go-to foods. Topping...
     
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    23andMe has released its third annual list of the ten most interesting and significant genetic findings in 2012 as part of the company's ongoing efforts to understand the role of genetics in personal health and human development. "It's a very exciting time in the world of genetics.  Technology...
     
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    BeSmartBeWell.com says the time is now
    When families gather for the holidays, talk may not naturally turn to long-term care and financial documents, but it should, say experts featured on BeSmartBeWell.com/Caregiving. Too often, families don’t discuss financial matters and healthcare wishes of aging relatives until there is a crisis, and then it...