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    Twelve states currently have an adult obesity rate above 30 percent, according to a new analysis released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The analysis used the state obesity rates made available today by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
     
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    As college students arrive on campus this fall, it's a time of new experiences, new friendships, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately for many, it is also a time of excessive drinking and dealing with its aftermath–vandalism, violence, sexual aggression, and even death. According to...
     
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    All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to those who work for a living. But what about our caregivers, who selflessly tend the disabled – helping them eat, bathe, go to the bathroom, dress? Our society could not function without caregivers, yet we give them short shrift when handing out thank-you's. To rectify...
     
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    With July 2012 on record as being one of the hottest months in US history and the August heat showing no let up in many parts of the country, how can parents protect their children’s health during a heat wave? “While kids and teens may think of themselves as invincible, they’re prone to heat-related...
     
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    "Having a compassionate team of care providers" is the most important experience factor among cancer patients when rating their overall satisfaction with their care experience according to a new study conducted by Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make informed decisions...
     
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    While parents prepare to send their children back to school, they need to remember that nutrition plays a huge role in academic success. Whitney Rich, RD, a registered dietitian at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, says multiple studies have shown that poor nutrition adversely effects school...
     
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    Although we're all susceptible to food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, some people are in greater danger of illness from contaminated food and more likely to become severely sick as a result. These at-risk individuals include older adults, transplant recipients, pregnant women, and people with cancer,...
     
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    A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). As states continue to struggle with budget shortfalls and legislative challenges, many state legislatures missed...
     
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    Cryopreserving stem cells from fat today, to grow new healthy blood vessels tomorrow.
    Doctors at the University of Oklahoma reported the first successful procedure for growing new blood vessels from adipose, or 'fat derived,' stem cells. These newly formed blood vessels can be used in heart bypass surgery and other complicated procedures requiring healthy vessels, according to the researchers,...
     
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    Nothing is more important than the health of your family.  So when it comes to finding the right health care provider or selecting the right rehabilitation or long-term care facility, it pays to do careful research. The following tips are brought to you by the National Board for Certification in Occupational...