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    Unintentional poisonings from medicines cause more emergency room visits for young children each year than do car accidents. One key reason may be that nearly one out of every four grandparents says that they store prescription medicines in easy-access ways, according to a new poll. The University of Michigan Mott...
     
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    "Earth Day" Report Shows Real Cost of Dental Mercury Fillings
    Dental mercury fillings pollute the environment, contaminate fish and are far more costly for taxpayers than the alternative tooth-colored material, according to a new study released today by a broad coalition of health, consumer and environmental groups.  "The report's findings confirm that amalgam is...
     
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    An overwhelming number of breast cancer patients and survivors say that talking to other survivors is key to dealing with the disease. The findings, the result of a new national poll of breast cancer patients and survivors, inspired Edie Falco, the award-winning actress of the hit series Nurse Jackie and nine-year...
     
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    Hanley Center Survey Finds Depression and Anxiety Fuel Addiction Among Older Americans
    The number of people over the age of 50 who are being treated for addiction is drastically on the rise. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration older adults who reported using illegal drugs within a year, nearly doubled between 2002 and 2007, while use of nonmedical...
     
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    Orthopaedic surgeons outline steps to help patients stop smoking, ideally before surgery
    Tobacco and nicotine use are known to impair the body's ability to heal bones and wounds. Two new studies presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons looked at the effects of smoking on total joint replacement. A separate Smoking Cessation Forum featured expert testimony on...
     
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    Muscles and Eyes May Also Benefit from Omega-3 Intake
    New research finds that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in seafood (long-chain omega-3s) may reduce the risk of precancerous colorectal polyps in women, enhance the muscular benefits of strength training in older women and improve eye health after corneal surgery. These findings and more are...
     
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    Fat Free Chocolate Milk is on the New Menu: USDA Guidelines and America's Moms Recognize the Positive Impact on Kids' Nutrition.
    As schools are hard at work adding more whole grains and boosting fruits and veggies to revamp school lunch menus in line with the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new school lunch guidelines, chocolate milk has already undergone a makeover that schools, parents and kids can all feel good about. Starting this...
     
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    The Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA) is joining forces with health care organizations around the country to increase public awareness about the harmful impact of stress during April, "Stress Awareness Month." "While everyone handles the stress in their daily lives differently and regardless of...
     
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    Embracing Spring Chores with Safety on the Mind
    Spring isn't just about flowers and rain showers, but it's also about decluttering our homes and embracing the good ole' tradition of spring cleaning. Unfortunately, due to the labor intensive duties that go into many of our spring cleaning rituals, we run a high risk for injuries, especially if the proper...
     
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    National Campaign Raises Awareness of the Signs of Child Abuse and Reporting Abuse When Suspected
    In conjunction with April 2012 and National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Children's Alliance has announced the nationwide rollout of theOne With Courage campaign. One With Courage is the first-ever national public awareness initiative centered on the courage it takes to talk...