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    The chances to reach extreme old age are much lower than previously thought, new research shows. Research just published by a team of demographers at the social science research organization NORC at the University of Chicago contradicts a long-held belief that the mortality rate of Americans flattens out above age 80...
     
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    54 Percent of Nation's Pets Overweight According to Latest Veterinary Survey; Pet Owners in Denial
    The "fat pet gap" continues to widen according to the latest nationwide survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). The fifth annual veterinary survey found 53 percent of adult dogs and 55 percent of cats to be classified as overweight or obese by their veterinarian. That equals 88...
     
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    The new ifocus computer game, launching next week for children ages 6 to 12 to improve attention, concentration and memory, has been endorsed by top brain imaging specialist Daniel Amen, MD, CEO and medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc., a world leader in applying brain imaging science to clinical practice. A...
     
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    A recent study co-authored by Evergreen Healthcare neurologist Dr. Pinky Agarwal finds good news for coffee drinkers: consuming caffeinated coffee may significantly reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease in some men and women depending on their genetics, according to research recently published by the Public...
     
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    For most people, Super Bowl Sunday tends to be a night when normal diet and sleep routines are punted right out the window, positioning themselves for a tougher than usual Monday morning. While osteopathic physicians (DOs) promote living a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious foods and getting plenty of rest,...
     
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    Eating dark coloured fresh produce such as plums and nectarines has more impact on how attractive a man appears than his masculinity, according to new research. Dr Ian Stephen of the University of Nottingham made the findings as part of his ongoing studies into effects on attractiveness of dietary carotenoids, such...
     
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    Certain supplements and lifestyle changes may help with diabetes prevention
    Natural health and wellness products provider, True Healthy Products is now offering several new products that may help prevent diabetes through assistance of diet, weight loss and exercise. Various studies indicate that proper nutritional supplementation, along with diet and exercise for weight loss can help prevent...
     
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    This week, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Children’s Publishing Group and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) launched The Great Lemonade War, a unique campaign to help elementary and middle schools fundraise against childhood cancer. Students at participating schools will employ the kid-friendly...
     
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    Your Pharmacist Can Advise You in the Screening and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease For Good Heart Health
    In honor of American Heart Month, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) would like to remind the public to talk with their pharmacist regarding available screening and consultative services that could prevent and detect health problems usually associated with heart disease. As part of the healthcare team,...
     
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    Healthy Digestion Is the Best Defense Against Colds and Flu
    With winter upon us, most people are focusing their health strategies on avoiding colds and flu. There are many common-sense ways to boost immunity—including proper hand washing, getting as much sunshine and fresh air as possible, eating a balanced, nutritious diet, and avoiding junk foods loaded with empty...