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    It's a discussion that strikes fear in the hearts of most parents – adolescents expressing concern about their weight.  According to statistics, one out of every 100 girls, between the ages of 10 and 20, struggles with anorexia and four percent of college-aged women have bulimia. So how can parents...
     
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    Related Health Care Costs Could Climb by More Than 20 Percent in Nine States
    The number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in every state in the country over the next 20 years, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012, a report released today by Trust for America's Health (TFAH)...
     
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    With millions of families struggling as the economy slowly recovers, more students than ever are lining up for school breakfasts, school lunches, afterschool meals and suppers.  Afterschool programs are vital in stemming childhood hunger because they provide nutritious meals to millions of children who might...
     
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    PFD Alliance Launches Nationwide Public Awareness Campaign
    New research issued by the PFD Alliance finds that 90 percent of Americans underestimate or are unsure about the prevalence of pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) which will impact one in three women at some point during their lives. This means many women undertreat PFDs and suffer in silence.  The lack of awareness...
     
  • [title]Baby with bottle, breast milk
    Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, one of the nation's premier facilities for women's, fetal and newborn health, is now offering pasteurized donor breast milk to breastfeeding mothers of healthy newborns who need supplementation during the important early days of the baby's life.   For a variety...
     
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    Reduce risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia later
    Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the US, and that figure isn't going down. In fact, as America's older population grows, deaths from Alzheimer's continue to rise, and have increased 66 percent since 2000. If current population trends continue and no cure is found, the actual...
     
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    Georgia-Pacific Professional: Remember to Wash & Dry
    Many people may be surprised that 80 percent of all infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. Implications of sicknesses like the common cold that spread through contact have led to a US economic effect of $25 billion in lost productivity. One of the easiest ways to help prevent the spread of illness is...
     
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    Program Serving as Engine for Change
    As students nationwide kick off a new academic year, classroom chatter isn't just about reading, writing and back-to-school fashion, but "what's for breakfast?" and "how long until recess?" Providing healthy solutions to these questions is the driving force behind Fuel Up to Play 60. The...
     
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    Fewer than 25 percent of all American medical schools train future physicians in the importance of diet. As our knowledge base expands, more and more connections between what we eat and the risks of what health challenges we may face later in life is being revealed. If fact, “research into the Epigenome points...
     
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    The following is an opinion editorial provided by Dr. Barry Malinowski, Medical Director, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio: How do you know if the mosquitoes buzzing around you are dangerous? This particular offending mosquito is very distinctive; spots and stripes, black and white. It came here from...