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    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:  MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, announces the results of a national survey on summer eating habits. According to the findings, Americans, while conscious of their calorie consumption, are...
     
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    A new member study conducted by 24 Hour Fitness found that summer is emerging as a key time when people will lose track of their normal workout routine. Surprisingly, the study found that it’s not summer heat that’s getting people off track–the top overall reason was schedule changes or reduced...
     
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    Our health is personal. But when it comes to navigating the system that cares for us, many Americans aren’t making the grade. A new survey from the Vitals Index reveals that although two-thirds of people perceive themselves to be savvy healthcare consumers, many don’t know how to find quality care at a...
     
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    When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious or life-limiting illness, the questions facing an individual or a family can be overwhelming. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (nhpco.org) recommends that people learn more about hospice (momentsoflife.org/what-hospice) as an important option before...
     
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    Older adults who experience leg cramping or heaviness when walking short distances may think it's a normal part of aging, but these symptoms can signal a serious medical condition called peripheral arterial disease, according to healthcare providers with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates...
     
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    The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) announced today the release of the fourth edition of the organization's signature document, The Case for Personalized Medicine. The report notes the steady development of the personalized medicine field, with a 57 percent increase in products the last three years. In 2006...
     
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    White Castle Cravers and team members raised more than $650,000 for Autism Speaks this spring by selling puzzle pieces in 400 restaurants in 12 states. The Castle Shares program continued its philanthropic commitment with a campaign that ran from April 1 through May 3, 2014. White Castle set a fundraising...
     
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    In recent years, medical journals and consumer publications alike have been hashing out the controversy about salt consumption and its effects on an array of medical conditions--primarily high blood pressure and heart disease, but also osteoporosis, kidney stones, kidney disease, and obesity. There is one fundamental...
     
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    The next time you see cranberry juice on the shelf you may want to add it to your shopping cart. At least that’s what a growing body of health research suggests. Known for its bold, tart taste, the cranberry is gaining a worldwide reputation for a growing list of healthful properties. From its exceptional taste...
     
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    It started out as an uneventful Father’s Day morning at a South Florida fire station, but that all changed when the doorbell rang. There stood a young women looking exhausted and frightened. Her face was streaked with tears. She was holding something in her arms very tightly wrapped in a nice blanket. She said...