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    Brain-Health Expert Dr. Daniel Amen, Founder of Amen Clinics, Inc., Says “Helmets Are Not Good Enough”
    After studying the brains of 115 active and retired professional football players, brain-health expert Dr. Daniel Amen says “playing football frequently causes brain damage.” As the National Football League (NFL) reviews helmet to helmet rules and football-related head injuries today, Dr. Amen urges much...
     
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    Protecting your pet during the holidays is the best present you can give the newest arrival to your home. Being a responsible pet owner means considering factors like food, supervision, environment and travel plans. “Follow these safety tips to keep your pet happy and healthy this season,” said Keryn Rod...
     
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    Cautions that CDC and Others are Failing to Protect Infants
    In a letter dated December 5, 2011, the CDC and 11 national organizations encouraged health professionals to advise their pregnant patients to get vaccinated against influenza during any trimester.  However, they neglected, once again, to recommend readily available mercury-free vaccines or even to alert doctors...
     
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    Goat gives birth at slaughterhouse and gets a second chance at life for her and her kid
    For a lucky mother and child, all is calm and all is bright this holiday season. This week, just in time for Christmas, Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, will make room at the “inn,” i.e. their New York Shelter in Watkins Glen, for a special mother goat who was...
     
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    A roundup of 2011 global dairy research highlights the benefits of dairy products
    As the New Year approaches, resolutions of losing weight and getting healthier are stacking up all over the world. However, with so many different fad diets, experts, websites and TV shows all touting different (and sometimes miraculous!) methods of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, accomplishing your resolution...
     
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    Calorie Camp members can share progress, support other members and earn rewards for achievements
    Calorie Count, a free award-winning online health and wellness Web site with more than 3 million members, has launched Calorie Camp, the first interactive and educational healthy lifestyle social network with gaming elements. Created to encourage an exchange of motivational feedback and support among its already-...
     
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    Managing Holiday Stress with Alzheimer’s Disease
    For most families, holidays are filled with opportunities for togetherness and sharing, but for a family dealing with Alzheimer's, holidays can also be stressful and filled with special challenges, according to the experts at the Alzheimer's Association. Approximately 70 percent of those with Alzheimer's...
     
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    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in seafood are associated with lower risk of heart disease, improved immune function, health advantages in preterm infants and possibly lower risk of suicide, according to new research. These findings and more are summarized in the December 2011 PUFA Newsletter and...
     
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    Autism’s strong links to mercury mean new rules will protect kids’ brains
    SafeMinds sees a brighter future after the implementation of long-overdue EPA regulation of hazardous air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Less mercury means its potent neurotoxic effects are less likely to harm childhood development. Mercury in any form and at any dose has the capacity to cause harm to infants...
     
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    Business agreement will allow for development of a sustainable industry
    A sacred health practice that inspired a natural product line dedicated to the health benefits of cocoa has also inspired a landmark partnership. Reserveage Organics, maker of CocoaWell products, has entered into a sustainable business agreement with the indigenous Kuna of Panama. Delegates from each of the Kuna's...