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    Have you dyed or relaxed your hair? Do you put on lipstick before you head out to work? Do you paint your nails? Many women have a beauty routine or beauty products that they regularly use. Have you ever worried that yours might increase your risk for cancer? Before you panic and cancel your appointment at the salon,...
     
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    A new study from Mayo Clinic supports the idea that “what’s good for your heart is good for your brain.” The study, released today, suggests that eating too much may double the risk for memory loss in people age 70 and older. This research will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’...
     
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    At the end of a year in which confidence in Medicare steadily rose, respondents now less certain that Medicare will be there for the rest of their lives
    A survey of 337 retirees on Medicare revealed that 62 percent of respondents are “somewhat” or “very” confident that Medicare will be there for the rest of their lives. These results compare with a confidence level of 73 percent when the same question was asked of seniors in a survey conducted...
     
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    Check Your Choice Campaign challenges consumers to think about options
    When it comes to a new diet or exercise plan, many folks go to extremes, cutting out foods or taking on too much. This often results in in defeat.   Wholly Guacamole is taking a different approach. In January 2012, America's number one selling guacamole began a campaign called Check Your Choice. On the Wholly...
     
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    Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the US, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. Now, through a new campaign called “Are You Serious?,” adults living with plaque psoriasis are invited to share their story of the moment they...
     
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    Every day, thousands of families go without basic dental care - not even able to afford an annual cleaning. This difficult reality is especially urgent in states with the highest percentage of their population living under the poverty level such as Alabama, Kentucky, New Mexico, Mississippi and Washington D.C,...
     
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    In order to provide people with cancer and their caregivers state-of-the-art treatment information in patient-friendly language, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has developed two new publications: a new release of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Colon Cancer and an update to the NCCN Guidelines for...
     
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      The March of Dimes campaign to reduce medically unnecessary early deliveries is being elevated to the forefront of the nation's maternal and child health agenda.   US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the launch of Strong Start, a multi-faceted...
     
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    Levels up to twice as high as previously reported; FDA must set safety standard
    A new analysis of lead in lipstick conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration reveals that the problem of lead in lipstick is worse and more widespread than previously reported. The recent study found lead in most of the 400 lipsticks tested by the agency, at widely varying levels of up to 7.19 parts per million...
     
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    The US teen pregnancy rate has declined 42 percent from its peak in 1990 and is now at a nearly 40-year low, according to new data from the Guttmacher Institute. These new data track teen pregnancy through 2008. In addition to the overall national declines, teen pregnancy has also decreased dramatically among all...