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    Throughout the world, untreated cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, making up 51 percent of all cases. Approximately 22 million people are bilaterally blind due to cataracts – with women and young girls bearing two-thirds of this terrible burden. According to the World Health Organization (WHO),...
     
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    The word "selfie" is hugely popular among teenagers–and it's now resonating with many new brides. A recent Wakefield Research survey commissioned by the makers of Invisalign has discovered that 40 percent of brides say that the first wedding photo they posted or will post to social media was or...
     
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    Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:  EMN), manufacturer of LLumar window film, is educating consumers on the risk of sun damage in places that may surprise people. To help kick off Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Eastman will be providing skin protection tips and hosting a sweepstakes on their Facebook page May 8-30th....
     
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    Wholesome Sweeteners is uniting with Fair Trade organizations around the country to celebrate World Fair Trade Day on May 10. As the original pioneer of Fair Trade sugar and honey certification in North America, this year Wholesome Sweeteners has partnered with the Fair Trade Resource Network, Fair Trade Campaigns,...
     
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    When it comes to buying a mouthguard, parents who want to reduce their child's risk of a sports-related concussion should visit a dentist instead of a sporting goods store. High school football players wearing store-bought, over-the-counter (OTC) mouthguards were more than twice as likely to suffer mild traumatic...
     
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    The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is celebrating Older Americans Month with resources to help older adults prevent life-threatening falls. Older Americans Month is sponsored each May by the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL). This year’s theme is Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow. The focus is on...
     
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    No one wants to get bitten by ticks, fleas and, mosquitoes. Pet owners also want the same protection for their beloved dogs, according to a recent survey of more than 2,700 dog owners. And, fortunately, dog owners can find prevention and protection from bug bites for their furry friends. By a nearly 9-1 margin, dog...
     
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    Do you know someone over the age of 50 who has broken a bone? Perhaps your mother "tripped" in the garden and broke her wrist? Or your neighbor broke his ankle walking on the golf course? Two million broken bones occur every year in the United States due to osteoporosis, but the majority of...
     
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    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) designated the month of April as "Injury Prevention Month" in an effort to help educate the public and prevent needless injuries: According to a 2000 survey, about 50 million people require medical treatment after being seriously injured each year....
     
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    Green fields and warmer temperatures herald a new spring sports season. But after months of limited or indoor activity, how do you return to the game you love without aches and pains? Baseball, softball, golf, and lacrosse are popular spring sports. And although outdoor exercise is advantageous, these activities do...