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    Experts agree that more than 65 million American caregivers, those who tend to special needs children, older parents, or loved ones with chronic illnesses or disabilities, need to take time to focus on their own well-being, both for themselves and those they care for.  These caregivers are far more...
     
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    24-hour preschool television channel Sprout, First Lady Michelle Obama and LazyTown have teamed up to promote active, healthy lifestyles for preschoolers with a series of new Let's Move! public service announcements, produced by Sprout and designed specifically for children ages two to five and their families....
     
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    Families Travel to Washington to Ask Congress to Preserve Kids' Access
    As the fight around the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act settles, new data indicate that the battle to ensure timely access to health care for America's child patients is far from over. Today, the Children's Hospital Association unveils results of a national survey that shows severe physician...
     
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    The decision of whether or not to proceed with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening should be made by a patient with consultation from his physician, according to a policy approved today by members of the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates. According to the American Cancer...
     
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    A new study shows that pre-diabetes can be found from a routine dental checkup
    A recent study published in the Journal of Dental Research at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) and backed by The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation amongst others; found that a pre-diabetes determination can be made by simply going to the dentist. The study has huge implications for those Americans who...
     
  • Whether from a supermarket, farm stand, or your own garden, fresh fruits and vegetables are highlights of summertime. The US Food and Drug Administration reminds you that foodborne bacteria multiply faster in warm weather—and what’s more, safe handling of produce and fresh-squeezed juice is especially...
     
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    The Council for Responsible Nutrition is honoring the 100th anniversary of the vitamin.  The term was coined by Casimir Funk, a Polish-American biochemist, in 1912. In the century since then, scientists have uncovered the specific functions of vitamins and established the many benefits of adequate intakes of...
     
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    Comparing Cost Per Nutrient Can Lead Shoppers to the Best Value
    Think healthy eating has to be expensive? Think again. "Expensive" really depends on how you measure cost, according to a newly released USDA report. In fact, an inexpensive food that provides few nutrients may actually be "expensive" for the consumer, whereas a food with a higher retail price that...
     
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    Five goals align with Let’s Move! pillars and promote healthy eating and active living
    Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius joined First Lady Michelle Obama and local officials from across the country to announce the next chapter in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties program, which encourages local elected officials to focus on improving the health of their...
     
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    A balanced diet and physical activity are essential for healthy living
    When it comes to having a healthy lifestyle, eating fruits and vegetables is just one piece of the puzzle. For a long-term healthy lifestyle, you'll need to find a balance between good eating habits and physical activity. That's the message from the "Let's move!" campaign, a nationwide initiative...