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    With Halloween spookily approaching, dealing with the annual tidal wave of sugar can be a real challenge for parents. While everyone wants kids to enjoy the day, the candy cargo seems to be getting bigger every year, with parties at school and friends’ houses increasing the loot. That’s why we sat down to...
     
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    During Halloween’s candy-focused season, it may seem impossible to keep your family healthy. But, with a few tricks of your own, you can limit sweet treats without limiting the fun. Healthyroads—the award-winning wellness subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated—offers five tips to help...
     
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    AgingCare.com releases Fade to Blank: Life Inside Alzheimer’s
    AgingCare.com, the online community of more than 6 million people caring for elderly loved ones, has released Fade to Blank: Life Inside Alzheimer’s—a compelling and unprecedented account that explores the human side of Alzheimer’s, as told by three families whose lives have been forever altered by...
     
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    As children decide what they’re going to dress up as for Halloween, parents are looking for ways to protect their teeth from all the candy and sweets they collect. In addition to Halloween, October is also National Orthodontic Health Month, so Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) is providing parents simple...
     
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    New York City chef and restaurateur Jehangir Mehta challenges food industry to offer gluten-free safely
    With more than 30 percent of Americans reducing or eliminating gluten from their diet, the demand for gluten-free food items in restaurants and schools has never been higher. In order to educate foodservice providers on offering safe, high-quality, gluten-free foods to diners, the National Foundation for Celiac...
     
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    Local foot surgeon urges patients not to ignore foot pain
    Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. According to San Antonio foot and ankle surgeon Eddie Davis, DPM, FACFAS, osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the “silent...
     
  • As people age, they often experience memory loss, reduced concentration, and other cognitive problems. Diet and lifestyle, though, can improve cognitive performance and reverse some aspects of brain aging. Consider the world chess champion—chess genius, Viswanathan Anand—who in November will defend his...
     
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    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cataracts are the number one cause of vision loss in the United States. Nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and over have cataracts, while more than half of individuals age 80 and over suffer from this condition. In a recent study released in JAMA...
     
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    October 9 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, a day to recognize the importance of good nutrition and fitness for our pets. It is estimated that 54 percent of dogs and cats in the US are overweight or obese, placing them at a higher risk for arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and decreased life expectancy....
     
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    October is Spine Health Awareness Month and the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) pediatric spine physicians want parents to understand the importance of scoliosis monitoring and early detection. MOR is the first center in the Midwest to develop and offer a new tool to measure your child's growth and monitor...