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    Adults across the US rate not getting enough exercise as the top health concern for children in 2012, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. In the poll's annual top 10 list, a nationwide sample of adults were asked to identify the top 10...
     
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    When the average American employee visits his eye doctor for a routine eye exam, he probably does not realize how much valuable information he’s sharing between eye blinks. Although some people say “The eyes are the window to the soul,” a more accurate saying is “The eyes are the...
     
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    Backpacks are a necessary item on all back-to-school lists. As students gear up for back-to-school this fall, Minnesota chiropractors would like to offer parents ways to help children avoid backpack injuries. Over 79 million students carry a backpack to school each day. While carrying a backpack may seem harmless, it...
     
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    As youth football and soccer seasons kick off on fields across the country this month, so should the awareness about the risk of concussions in youth athletics. Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers—the largest physical therapist owned and managed practice in the US—stresses the importance of having...
     
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    "Food coaches" are becoming as hard for colleges to find as accurate, strong-armed quarterbacks, but 14 of the nation's top 25 college football teams in USA Today's preseason coaches' poll have hired at least one full-time sports registered dietitian (Sports RD) in the past few years to shift...
     
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    Nowadays, the requirements each individual faces daily are increasing enormously. Related to the zeitgeist multitasking is leaving its mark to numerous areas of our life, and time management develops to a permanent challenge. Fatigue, inactivity, concentration problems and sleeping disorders are often...
     
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    Research published today in the American Journal of Public Health confirms that the beverage industry has successfully removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools nationwide and replaced them with lower-calorie, smaller-portion options.  Through this effort, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group,...
     
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    Encouraging your kids to pitch in with household chores can do more than help keep your house clean. “Getting your kids involved in cleaning is a great way to spend time together as a family while teaching the importance of health and hygiene in the home,” said Dr. Jana, MD, FAAP, a board-certified...
     
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    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation offers injury prevention guidelines
    As the fall season approaches, millions of student-athletes are preparing to take to the playing fields - and with that comes an increased risk of sports-related injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than seven million students participate in high school sports annually and millions more...
     
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    UCLA School of Nursing Study Shows Walnuts Improve Sperm Quality
    Eating about two handfuls of walnuts a day may provide men the added boost they need to improve their fertility, according to a breakthrough study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing. This is the first study to look at the effects of a plant source of omega-3 on sperm, the researchers say. Statistics...