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    A high autumn birth rate points to a winter peak in fertility
    With Valentine's Day, consistently cold weather, and school vacations, you might think that February is the month when most babies are conceived. That would translate to more births around November than any other time of the year. According to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, however, more...
     
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    New Videos Provide Tips to Help Americans Meet the Recommended 10,000 Steps per Day
    Despite recommendations that suggest the average American should take around 10,000 steps a day to maintain proper fitness, many people take about half of that, averaging 5,117 steps daily. Even people in professions known for being on-the-go are often falling short when it comes to meeting walking goals. For example...
     
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    The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage an increased focus on fruits and vegetables and an understanding of proper portion sizes. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) helps consumers understand how to implement these suggestions into their daily lives with...
     
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    GOT MILK? & Dairy Council of California Collaborate for National Nutrition Month to Provide Tips for Consumers
    Today, consumers are looking for ways to eat healthy and to incorporate more authentic, natural and wholesome foods into their diets – the less processed the better.   But with quality, wholesome foods also comes the misconception that eating healthy can be expensive.  That's why the...
     
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    Three Simple Steps to a Healthy Plate
    March is National Nutrition Month, the perfect time to "get your plate in shape" with mushrooms. Elizabeth Ward, registered dietitian, mother of three and author of MyPlate for Moms: How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better, uses a combination of mushrooms and meat in her recipes to bring another...
     
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    Survey finds American moms use tea and humidifiers as natural remedies first; "Love Actually" beats out "Dirty Dancing" as mom's favorite sick day movie
    When your spouse is sick, do you quarantine the bedroom and avoid contact? If yes, you're not alone – 43 percent of American moms say that they avoid hugging and kissing altogether and 10 percent report that they sleep on the couch when a spouse is sick. These findings come from a new survey, underwritten by...
     
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    Do you recall what you ate for breakfast today or dinner last night? According to new research, you may have a better chance of remembering if you include walnuts. Recent findings published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease report walnut consumption in a Mediterranean diet is associated with better...
     
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    The old adage 'It's a dog's life' used to refer to a hard existence of servitude and unhappiness, but for the first time it's been revealed what a typical British dog's life in 2012 consists of and it's a pampered life of luxury that leaves the rest of us howling in envy. While we may have...
     
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    Multi-channel retailer HSN has joined the Alzheimer's Association to raise awareness and support the fight against Alzheimer's disease as a part of its HSN CARES philanthropic program. HSN CARES was created to benefit trusted organizations that support women and families. HSN will launch the Rita Hayworth...
     
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    "Velella" Drifter Pen Project Completes Grow-out 3 to 75 Miles Offshore
    Marine biologists at Kampachi Farms announced today the successful final harvest from the "Velella" Research Project, which raised fish for the first time in US Federal waters. This harvest completes the grow-out cycle of sashimi-grade kampachi fish from an unanchored drifter pen that has been riding eddies...