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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...
     
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    The Natural Products Association (NPA) is the nation's largest association representing natural products and the leading representative of the dietary supplement industry. NPA Executive Director and CEO John Shaw and Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Dr. Cara Welch respond to a Consumer...
     
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    The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) today joined National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell in distributing new football helmets to a youth football league in Akron as part of the Youth Football Safety Helmet Replacement Partnership's pilot program. The...
     
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    Fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer treatment, often having a negative effect on a patient's life long after therapy has been completed. "Fatigue can affect daily activities, relationships with family and friends, and limit a patient's ability to work," said Pernille Ostberg, MBA, RPh,...
     
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    The American Heart Association Certifies Pecans As Heart-Healthy Food
    Pecans are now designated as heart-healthy when enjoyed as part of a healthy eating pattern by the American Heart Association's Heart-Check Certification Program (heartcheckmark.org), according to the National Pecan Shellers Association (NPSA). Unroasted and unsalted pecan halves and pieces can now carry the Heart...