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    “I’m concerned about some of the ads I’ve seen lately claiming that LASIK vision correction surgery is risk-free,” Dr. Ilan Cohen said. “While 95 percent of people who have LASIK do not experience complications, five percent of patients still experience a range of mild to serious...
     
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    Less than half get enough physical activity to improve their health
    Sixty-two percent of adults say they walked for at least once for 10 minutes or more in the previous week in 2010, compared to 56 percent in 2005, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  However, less than half (48 percent) of all adults get enough physical...
     
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    From School Lunches to After-School Snacking, Nutrition AND Fun Are Essential.
    When kids return to school this fall, chances are the one thing they won't go back to is the same old lunch fare. Schools around the country are doing their best to give kids more nutritious—yet still tasty—cafeteria choices. As important as these changes are to the health of America's children,...
     
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    The Wall Street Journal recently published an article debunking—and proving—several myths regarding the eyes. Dr. William Boothe weighs in on this important conversation, as he believes that proper eye health can only be achieved if individuals understand how their eyes work, and how to take care of them....
     
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    Outside of the Olympic Games, one of 2012's biggest sports stories has been the ongoing controversy surrounding the NFL, and the many players who have spoken out about the dangerous concussion risks that come from playing professional football. Professional ball players are not the only ones concerned about...
     
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    The International Association for the Study of Obesity has bad news for dieters: as reported in the New York Times, the commonly held belief that exercise is a magic metabolism booster may be largely unfounded. A new study finds that people who lost weight experienced drops in basal metabolic rate (BMR), in spite of...
     
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    Long-term use of commonly used blood pressure medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight is associated with an increased risk of lip cancer in non-Hispanic whites, according to a Kaiser Permanente study that appears in the current online issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Funded by the National Cancer...
     
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    Many children return to sports such as soccer, football, cross-country and volleyball when they return to school.  Teri McCambridge, MD, clinical director of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, says preparation before the first day of practice is critical to help reduce the risk...
     
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    Parents should challenge school boards that require vaccines for school admissions, according to Shane Ellison, MS, an organic chemist and author of "Over the Counter Natural Cures." "Parents should question vaccines for kids, particularly the safety and effectiveness," said Ellison, who is known...
     
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    Remember Your Health Before You Hit The Road
    As Baby Boomers enter retirement, one of their greatest desires is to enjoy travel that they’ve put off for many of their working years, including everything from visiting grandchildren in other states to a grand overseas adventure. Regardless of destination, getting sick is probably the last thing on their...