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    As though the hormonal changes weren't enough, there may be something else meddling with your teen's mood and sleep cycle. Many kids, high-school age and younger, are juggling nearly as many responsibilities as adults — and now, they're caffeinating like adults, too. As many families are finding out...
     
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    Obesity continues to rise in the United States at pandemic levels; in no area is this more disturbing than its unchecked spread amongst children. Our nation's youth are facing an explosion of obesity that has doubled in children and quadrupled amongst adolescents over the last thirty years. While successfully...
     
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    With children nationwide either already back in school or soon to be, parents are busily charting carpool schedules and bracing for homework wars. While this can be a stressful time of year for moms and dads, it can be even more so for students. That’s why Health Net, Inc. is sharing tips to help ensure a smooth...
     
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    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of National Dog Day on Aug. 26, ValueOptions, a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is recognizing how dogs improve physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. From companionship to providing a live-in security system, dogs do a...
     
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    AllerMates, the leading consumer product and education company for safeguarding kids with allergies, asthma and other conditions, announced today a partnership with The Wiggles, the number one children's entertainment group, for the launch of the AllerMates/The Wiggles Allergy Alert Wristband. The new co-branded...
     
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    Today, The ALS Association announced it has surpassed $10 million in "Ice Bucket" donations. Specifically, as of Saturday, August 16, 2014, The ALS Association has received $11.4 million in donations compared to $1.7 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 16). These donations have...
     
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    The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is the deadliest on record, but it is important to understand key elements of this virus. Lee Norman, MD, chief medical officer for The University of Kansas Hospital, offers these 10 things to know about Ebola: 1. Cases are out-migrating from Africa: This is...
     
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    Medical Economics reports that, in the 1930s, a full 40 percent of patient treatment took place in the home. Since those days, the comfort of home care from an expert physician has become increasingly rare, but there are signs that house call doctors are beginning to make a substantial comeback. Data from...
     
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    Did you know chickens can be used to help maintain and strengthen the health of your garden? Having a flock of chickens in your backyard is beneficial in several ways. A single chicken can bio-recycle about 7 pounds of food residuals in a month. If 2,000 households raised three hens, it could divert 252 tons of waste...
     
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    More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to healthcare, critical illness, or dementia. Despite clear signs of malnutrition or risk of malnutrition, more than three-quarters had never previously been diagnosed...