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    April marks Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month and the 68th anniversary of the founding of the veterans service organization. Throughout the month of April, Paralyzed Veterans and its 34 chapters across the country will be highlighting the challenges facing veterans with spinal cord injury/dysfunction and...
     
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    With an influx of new products in recent years, including industry game-changer Nutella, the $3.9 billion nut-based and sweet spread category grew 34 percent from 2008-13. While many nut-based and sweet spreads already have very high household penetration rates and have become pantry staples, new research from Mintel...
     
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    As millions take to the playing field this spring, the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons warns the public that thousands of people are blinded by sports-related eye injuries each year. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month this April, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds coaches,...
     
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    Fewer Americans fear root canal treatment, according to a recent survey by the American Association of Endodontists. Just over half of those surveyed, 54 percent, said root canals make them apprehensive, down from 60 percent in 2013, and the lowest numbers reported since the AAE began its annual survey in 2011. In...
     
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    New research further illuminates the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet, tying the eating plan to lower levels of platelets and white blood cells, two markers of inflammation. Inflammation has an association with greater risk of heart attack and stroke. Study results are published online today in Blood,...
     
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    Oral and oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) collectively kill nearly one person every hour of every day of the year. Of the people newly diagnosed with these cancers, 40 percent will not survive longer than five years. Moreover, many who do survive suffer long-term problems such as...
     
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    Rainforest Trust, a nonprofit conservation organization focused on saving threatened lands and endangered species, has announced a cause campaign that invites the public to save 100,000 acres of Amazon rainforest that is home to  jaguars, giant river otters, and other endangered wildlife. To launch its "...
     
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    Menopause is the natural end of a woman's fertile years and is marked by the cessation of her menstrual cycles. The ovaries reduce their hormone production beginning a few years before the final period, which can trigger hot flashes, night sweats and other bothersome symptoms. An increasing number of women are...
     
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    In the United States, March is Women's History Month. While it is a time to reflect on the contributions women have made to the fields of politics, art, science, medicine and elsewhere, it is also a time to pay attention to the issues that women today are facing in their daily lives. A Centers for Disease...
     
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    Their bodies may be smaller, but that doesn't mean they can skimp on drinking water. In fact, it's more important than ever, experts say, to make sure children are properly hydrated. "The standard recommendations are for children to get six to eight glasses of water per day," says Dr. Melina...