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    Man suffering from severe Traumatic Brain Injury emerges from coma and survives; now he is launching a social networking site for other survivors and supporters
    A local 27-year-old Dallas man, Mike Black, survives after being thrown from his car and landing 40-feet away on his head. Black was not expected to live after suffering the most severe brain injury possible in an accident. With a Glasgow coma scale of only three and a dim prognosis from doctors, his family had little...
     
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    In an era of tight funding, school districts across the country are cutting their athletic budgets.  Many schools are implementing athletic participation fees to cover the cost of school sports. But those fees have forced kids in lower-income families to the sidelines, according to a new poll that found nearly...
     
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    The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation launches its first-ever Food Revolution Day this Saturday, May 19 to inspire, educate, and empower people everywhere to stand up for real food. The weekend of events will bring together an international community of foodies, chefs, parents, educators, companies, activists and...
     
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    As everyone knows, growing older brings an increased number of health concerns. In fact, dermatologists warn that men older than 50 have an increased risk of developing melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer. Unfortunately, a new survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) found that...
     
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    Women find many excuses not to eat healthy and many feel bad about it, but according to a new national poll in the June 2012 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, the cost of healthful foods is the top deterrent that keeps 57 percent of women from doing so.  The report also...
     
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    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Launches National Public Awareness Campaign
    With the United States facing a growing shortage of primary health care providers, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today announced a national campaign to increase public awareness of the critical role nurse practitioners (NPs) play in the American health care system. The president of AANP, Penny...
     
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    Eggs for Breakfast Contributes to Fewer Calories at Lunch, Increased Satiety, and Reduced Hunger Hormones
    New research presented at the 19th European Congress on Obesity in Lyon, France reports that eating eggs for breakfast is associated with greater satiety and reduced calorie consumption at lunch than eating wheat-based breakfast foods like ready-to-eat breakfast cereal. Participants in the study reported feeling...
     
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    "I want a Victoria's Secret model body and a little added 'lift' to my butt," requested Natalie Pack, as if she was sitting on Santa's knee. The current Miss CA USA 2012, Pack, is a Southern CA native, a model since the age of 13, and a student at the University of California, Irvine. ...
     
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    Health Food Stores nationally, along with their customers, have been invited to join in a campaign to help save injured seals, giant sea turtles, dolphins and whales that wash ashore on New Jersey beaches. The effort has been initiated by Reviva Labs, manufacturer of all-natural skin care products...
     
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    Nearly four million US seniors are food insecure. Many of these older Americans live on fixed incomes, and are often forced to choose between buying groceries or paying for health care, housing, or other basic essentials.   "Feeding America wants to highlight the increased and profound need for food...