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    Pencils, notepads and calculators top back-to-school checklists each year; however, eyecare professionals advise that these tools are only as effective as the healthy eyes that use them. Many experts believe that 80 percent of what we learn is through our eyes, making a comprehensive eye exam one of the most important...
     
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    Weight loss is a common goal for thousands of individuals throughout the United States. While the truth is that the combination of a healthy meal plan, regular exercise routine, and a weight loss supplement is the best way to approach any weight loss effort, there are other changes that a dieter can make to improve...
     
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    Five Schools Will Win Playground Makeovers
    After a successful 2011 launch, the Dannon “Rally for Recess” initiative is back in full swing encouraging parents and schools to “rally” their community and give kids the chance for more outdoor fun. By collecting Danimals and Dan-o-nino package codes and entering them online at ...
     
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    Research demonstrates improved recall, retention and executive function in adults
    A study conducted by researchers from the University of L'Aquila in Italy and Mars, Incorporated provides compelling new evidence that the regular consumption of dietary cocoa flavanols may improve cognitive function in elderly subjects with early memory decline. Just published online in the journal Hypertension,...
     
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    As the days of summer wind down, kids are trying to make the most of their time off before heading back to school, but some are already hard at work. Many student athletes begin preparing for sports season long before it's time to start hitting the books. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
     
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    Twelve states currently have an adult obesity rate above 30 percent, according to a new analysis released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The analysis used the state obesity rates made available today by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
     
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    As college students arrive on campus this fall, it's a time of new experiences, new friendships, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately for many, it is also a time of excessive drinking and dealing with its aftermath–vandalism, violence, sexual aggression, and even death. According to...
     
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    All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to those who work for a living. But what about our caregivers, who selflessly tend the disabled – helping them eat, bathe, go to the bathroom, dress? Our society could not function without caregivers, yet we give them short shrift when handing out thank-you's. To rectify...
     
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    With July 2012 on record as being one of the hottest months in US history and the August heat showing no let up in many parts of the country, how can parents protect their children’s health during a heat wave? “While kids and teens may think of themselves as invincible, they’re prone to heat-related...
     
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    "Having a compassionate team of care providers" is the most important experience factor among cancer patients when rating their overall satisfaction with their care experience according to a new study conducted by Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make informed decisions...