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    New ASPCA research finds pets given as gifts are just as likely to be loved and treasured
    The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released findings from its latest research study, which busts a major myth about giving pets as gifts, potentially saving more homeless animals’ lives in the process. It has been a long-held belief by many in the...
     
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    Simple precautions can help prevent heart attacks when shoveling
    That snow isn’t going to shovel itself, but Chicago-area residents—particularly those with known heart disease—should take extra precautions when clearing stairs, sidewalks, and driveways of heavy winter snow, said Northwestern Medicine® cardiovascular experts. Local residents...
     
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    It Works! Global offers 8 tips to boost confidence this holiday season
    The 2013 holiday season is upon us and that means food, family, and fun. It Works! Global—a consumer lifestyle products company—wants to help you enjoy your holiday season to the fullest with these eight tips: 1. There is plenty of food on the table, so don’t let your eyes trick your stomach. Take...
     
  • New biological targets may make asthma in people with obesity easier to treat
    Research conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital indicates that obesity might cause asthma via factors in the immune system and suggests a new way of treating asthma in obese people (who often respond poorly to standard asthma medications). The study, conducted in a mouse model of asthma and in human...
     
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    Start exercising in bed and weave in small bursts throughout the day; soak in Epsom salt to soothe muscles, feel relaxed, sleep better
    As Americans make New Year’s resolutions to get in better shape, experts who train celebrities and top-ranked athletes offer some surprising tips for improving your health. Their advice includes exercising before getting out of bed, working out at your kitchen counter, and soaking in Epsom salt....
     
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    BJ’s Wholesale Club hosts first Holiday Cha-ching Entertaining Savings Event this weekend
    Let BJ’s Wholesale Club help deck the halls and make them jolly. Entertain friends and family with ease with a vast selection of gourmet foods, easy heat-and-serve catering-quality appetizers, and decadent desserts—all at great value. BJ’s elevates the festivities this year with a club-wide...
     
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    PetPartners’ List of the Most Interesting Ingestion Claims of 2013
    A dog is a man’s best friend. They should rewrite that phrase to “a man’s pocketbook’s best friend.” Only 1% of American dog owners have pet insurance. However, in Sweden, the first policy was written for a dog in 1924. That country still touts a 70% coverage rate for...
     
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    Parks full of children playing baseball, tossing Frisbees, and romping around a playground are as American as apple pie. Childhood cancer survivors can be among those active youngsters, reaping the benefits of exercise and youth sports by following post-treatment guidelines and keeping their doctors informed. Exercise...
     
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    Shoppers have another reason to feel good about choosing organic dairy today. A new scientific study, conducted by Washington State University researcher Charles Benbrook, suggests new benefits from eating and drinking whole milk organic dairy products. The research is now published in the...
     
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    In the first study to look at racial and ethnic differences in dementia risk among older adults with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that dementia was much higher among Native Americans and African-Americans and lowest among Asian-Americans. The study, published in Diabetes Care, included a group of more than...