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    The quality of a woman's social networks—the personal relationships that surround an individual—appears to be just as important as the size of her networks in predicting breast cancer survival, Kaiser Permanente scientists report in the current issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Previous...
     
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    Losing weight may be an easy and effective solution
    Looking for a way to help free yourself of persistent heartburn through lifestyle changes? The answer may lie in your body mass index (BMI), a test of whether your weight is too high. Frequent or persistent heartburn is the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Symptoms of GERD can increase...
     
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    Stress of war and military life play a big role
    Asking the right questions can help health care providers identify debilitating conditions brought on by the stress of war and military life, according to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP is sharing with providers nationwide a simple and effective tool for identifying health problems among...
     
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    Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, good food and good times. The nation's emergency physicians want it to stay that way and not become a memory that involves a visit to the nearest ER. "We are prepared to treat you at any moment should you need it," said Andrew Sama, MD, FACEP, president of...
     
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    New prostate cancer awareness survey reveals widespread misconceptions
    While the devastating physical effects of prostate cancer are widely known, the psychological impact of the disease is a silent struggle for many men. Janssen Biotech, Inc. releases the results of its "Mind Over Manhood:  Misconceptions About Prostate Cancer" survey conducted by Wakefield Research,...
     
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    New app available to iPhone, iPad, Android users for free
    Nordic Naturals, the leading manufacturer of omega-3 supplements, has announced the launch of its mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android users. The Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Essentials app offers easy access to the company's full range of award-winning products. Features of the new app, which is available free to...
     
  • The holiday season can be a stressful time for both the dementia caregiver and their loved ones. The seasonal change can also affect your loved one’s behavior. This presentation can help you make the upcoming holiday’s more enjoyable and a memorable time for all. The Alzheimer...
     
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    Recent survey shows the sandwich is still an American favorite after 250 years
    A recent survey commissioned by the Grain Foods Foundation and conducted online by Harris Interactive indicates that more than a third (41 percent) of American adults eat sandwiches up to six times a week, and more than 60 percent of American adults eat a sandwich at least once per week.  In fact, Americans like...
     
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    Whether it's over-spending or over-eating, it's easy to get carried away during this time of year, and Skinnygirl entrepreneur and reality television star Bethenny Frankel wants us to snack smart and stay healthy during the holidays.  Frankel has teamed up with California Almonds to launch a bi-coastal...
     
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    Diabetes affects more than 20 million people in the United States, but with regular care, including a healthy lifestyle, many are able to thrive. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and throughout the month, Kaiser Permanente's Care Stories blog (kp.org/carestories) highlights three members who share...