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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...
     
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    Use American Heart Month, February, as an opportunity to learn about your family’s health history and lower the risk of a heart attack.    For parents, American Heart Month presents an ideal time to take stock of family health patterns. The National Lipid Association (NLA) urges Americans to start a...
     
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    After she was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was three weeks pregnant, Lynette Bisconti, president of The Gateway for Cancer ResearchSM began an aggressive personal campaign to beat the deadly disease. While she took advantage of traditional cancer treatments, she also battled cancer from a holistic perspective...
     
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    Married men call even faster
    It’s been said that marriage is good for your health – especially if you’re a man. Research at Mayo Clinic in Arizona shows that’s true when it comes to seeking care for stroke symptoms.   A Mayo Clinic study, presented at the American Stroke Conference in New Orleans in early February,...
     
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    Foods come and go in popularity but one seems to stay high on the list when it comes to breakfast — oatmeal, especially in cold weather.  In fact, this is Oatmeal Month, set aside to recognize the long-term favorite for its up-to-date health characteristics — low fat, no sodium, and the ability to...
     
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    Health Dialog Makes Award-Winning Patient Decision Aid Publicly Available for the Month of February
    In honor of American Heart Month, Health Dialog today announced it has made its award-winning patient decision aid, “Living with Coronary Heart Disease” available to the public for the month of February. The decision aid will be available as a public service offering to provide information and support to...
     
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    Dieting designed for men
    By some estimates, Americans will consume an average of 1,200 calories during Sunday's big game in snacks alone. It's no wonder, Nutrisystem, Inc. has identified "Super Monday"—the Monday after the final NFL game of the season—as one of the biggest dieting decision days of the year. Based...
     
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    Health Resources & Free Screenings Offered in Support of 'Go Red For Women' Movement
    On the first day of American Heart Month, Rite Aid has launched a two-month campaign giving customers access to free heart health resources including "Take Heart" health guides, blood pressure screenings, and online tools and assessments at riteaid.com/heart. Rite Aid stores nationwide will also conduct in-...
     
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    Cost is the Most Common Barrier to Healthy Meals; Meal Planning & Food Budgeting Can Help
    Low-income American families are cooking dinner at home most nights but are struggling to make healthy meals, according to a new study released today from Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters with support from the ConAgra Foods Foundation. The research suggests that although 85 percent of the families surveyed say...