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    Meet Three Children Who Turned Their Health Around
    Children who are overweight or obese are at greater risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and other serious illnesses. During September, which is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Kaiser Permanente's Care Stories blog (kp.org/carestories) shares three stories of young...
     
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    Increased dietary intake of algal DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in school-aged children with low reading levels demonstrated significant improvements in reading performance and behavior, according to a new clinical study conducted at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Lead researchers of the study indicated...
     
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    Americans 65 and over say that hearing impairment affects their quality of life physically and mentally to a greater degree than hypertension, stroke, osteoporosis, sciatica and cancer, according to a new study. The study is the first to focus solely on hearing impairment among those with Medicare Supplement Insurance...
     
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    When was the last time you had your cholesterol checked? You could be walking around with high cholesterol and not realize it because it is largely an asymptomatic condition, meaning you cannot readily see or feel symptoms of high cholesterol. And high cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease, the leading cause...
     
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    Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of death from cancer in American women. But over the last 50 years, the number of new cervical cancer cases diagnosed each year has decreased by nearly three-quarters, thanks to the widespread adoption of cervical screening, which can detect changes in the cervix before they...
     
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    Many can avoid eye surgery and other procedures with proper diet
    Vision is the one sense that people fear the most of losing yet, it is the sense that a majority do take for granted. Most people know that eating healthy is good for their bodies to prevent diseases such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, but many do not consider or realize it also has a great affect on...
     
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    Adults over the age of 60 are at the greatest risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder. Yet, according to a recent survey conducted by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), more than 25 percent of Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 have never heard of AF. Today marks the...
     
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    It's back to school time. For many parents and elementary and secondary school students, new teachers, school supplies and fresh wardrobes come along with a renewed worry about bullying. It is reported that a child is bullied every seven minutes in our country and an estimated 77 percent of students are bullied...
     
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    As VIPs come to Charlotte, NC, for the Democratic National Convention, some are being greeted by undesirable guests in their hotels. No, not protesters.   Bed bugs. Reports of the little blood-suckers have been on the uptick in Charlotte, and they are a growing problem in the lodging industry throughout the...
     
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    "Cat Myth Busters" uncover the truth about our feline friends
    New studies on omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) confirm the importance of these nutrients in the diets of pregnant women and infants. They also document the relationship between higher intakes of omega-3s and lower risk of depressive symptoms as well as Alzheimer's disease in adults. These findings and...