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    Aggressive efforts to lower blood pressure in people with diabetes are paying off – perhaps too well, according to a new study. The research shows that there have been dramatic improvements in blood pressure control among patients with diabetes in the US Department of Veterans Affairs, with as many as 82 percent...
     
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    Tart Cherries May Help Millions Reduce Inflammation to Manage Pain, According to New Research
    Tart cherries may help reduce chronic inflammation, especially for the millions of Americans suffering from debilitating joint pain and arthritis, according to new research from Oregon Health & Science University presented today at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference (ACSM) in San Francisco, Calif....
     
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    In the USA too many patients have "bad deaths" because they do not get the care they need, said the President of the International Society for Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care on the first day of the Society's annual conference. The conference being held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention...
     
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    Last week the United States Department of Agriculture once again confirmed the overall safety of the US food supply with the release of its annual Pesticide Data Program, which monitors pesticide residues found on fruits and vegetables and other foods commonly eaten by infants and children. The report shows...
     
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    Allens’ Third Annual Feast Your Veggies On This Promotes Eat All Your Veggies Day
    Allens Inc, one of the largest privately held vegetable companies in the nation, announces its third annual nationwide recipe contest, Feast Your Veggies On This. The contest is calling for recipe submissions beginning May 15th through June 17th in celebration of Eat All Your Veggies Day, and the top winners will be...
     
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    Doctors may be able to predict which girls are at risk of developing eating disorders based on the food choices they make when they are younger, according to a new study by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Researchers in the Divisions of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Medicine at Cincinnati...
     
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    According a study published in Clinical Neurosurgery on concussion management in football, sport and recreation related concussions are conservatively estimated at 1.6 to 3.8 million cases each year in the United States alone. cns.org/publications/clinical/58/pdf/Chapter7.pdf The brain itself is made up...
     
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    Pre-diabetic patients who engage in regular aerobic exercise improve their vascular reactivity to nearly normal levels, even if no weight loss is achieved, according to research presented today at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 21st Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress...
     
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    When fed misinformation and hyped headlines, consumers get a raw deal
    In recent weeks, there has been a rash of inaccurate reports about all-natural sugar. These reports have continually misrepresented the facts surrounding several scientific studies, overlooked biological differences between all-natural sugar and man-made sweeteners and ignored government data. Rather than educating...
     
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    Gardening can be a rewarding experience, but according to the US. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2010 more than 41,200 people in the United States were injured as a result of working in their gardens. Planting cascades of flowers and adding other landscaping features to your yard involves...