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    Fatal falls among adults 65 and older have risen 112 percent since 1999, according to the 2014 edition of Injury Facts. More than 21,600 deaths in 2010 were attributed to falls among this age group, accounting for eight out of every 10 fatal falls in the United States. "For older adults, falls and the...
     
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    This year marks 20 years since National Men's Health Week (NMHW) was passed by Congress and signed by President William Jefferson Clinton. NMHW was sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson and is celebrated each year as the week that...
     
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    Dr. Michael Gabriel, a Staten Island pediatrician, provides advice on how to avoid poison ivy plants and treat or prevent rashes. According to an article published by KidsHealth.org, poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac all contain the same oily substance that causes rashes: urushiol. Recognizing oily plants...
     
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    High quality extra virgin olive oil producer Bellucci Premium lists seven surprising reasons as to why increased olive oil consumption can benefit overall health. A delicious, decadent, and aromatic additive to any dish, olive oil has much more to offer in than its sensual properties. Olive oil, including Tuscan...
     
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    Safe swimming and safe splashing mean your kids can have fun when they are in and around the water. This is the message being shared with Canadians during Parachute's Safe Kids Week, June 7 – 14. With more than 570 children having drowned in Canada in the past 10 years, this message takes on added urgency...
     
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    As part of its purpose to help people get, stay, and live well, Walgreens is extending its exclusive (among food, drugstore, and mass merchandise retailers) relationship with Vitamin Angels to help provide 100 million children and mothers in at-risk populations with essential vitamins and minerals. Through 2017,...
     
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    Children exposed to large amounts of media coverage following a terrorist attack can develop serious mental health difficulties, regardless of their physical proximity to the event, according to Florida International University psychologist Jonathan S. Comer. Most recently, Comer studied children who attended the...
     
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    On the heels of the wake-up call from 'FED UP', the just released documentary on obesity, it is no surprise that the CDC's (US Center for Disease Control) obesity statistics are grossly under reported.  Meredith Luce RD, MS, LDN and Joan Breibart, two veteran diet and exercise professionals, have...
     
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    Under a unique collaboration, the National Council on Aging (NCOA), with support from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and WellPoint, are—for the first time—bringing a proven and affordable face-to-face and online support program to help people manage their type 2 diabetes. Today, nearly 26 million...
     
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    Strep throat as a life-threatening illness? No more surgeries due to high risk of infections? As the 86th anniversary of the discovery of penicillin approaches, a new film explores how antibiotics--medicine's miracle drugs--may soon be rendered useless and presents solutions to averting the antibiotic-...