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    Pet owners spend more on dental conditions than prevention
    Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, marks February as Pet Dental Health Month by reminding pet owners about the importance of regular dental care for their four-legged loved ones. In 2013, VPI policyholders spent more than $11.2 million ...
     
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    Dr. Wendy Scinta is launching BOUNCE, a new national initiative to reduce obesity in homes, schools, and communities, available now in book form. Dr. Scinta is a nationally recognized expert on adult and childhood obesity treatment, a VP and lobbyist for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians...
     
  • Heart Rhythm Society shares patient story and tools to help prevent or overcome a heart rhythm disorder at any age
    Nearly four million Americans suffer from arrhythmias each year. Arrhythmias or heart rhythm disorders affect the electrical system of the heart and often cause an irregular pulse. During Heart Health Month this February, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is calling on all Americans to take action to prevent and treat...
     
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    Over two million underserved children treated to date
    Oral Health America, a national nonprofit organization working to educate Americans about the importance of dental care to overall health and well-being, today announced the 10th anniversary of their Smiles Across America (SAA) program. Thanks to generous donations from founding partner Trident, SAA has delivered...
     
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    Whole Foods Market creates nonprofit to help make lasting impact on health and wellness
    Whole Foods Market announced today that it has created Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting efforts to increase access to nutritious fresh food and health education in underserved communities. By building collaborative partnerships with community organizations that are poised to...
     
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    Prevention is the best medicine
    Your heart is the engine of your body. And even though you might think it’s working normally, this major organ requires special care and attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 600,000 people in the United States die each year from heart disease. The CDC...
     
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    A new study analyzing concussion data for NFL players during the 16-game regular season schedules for 2012 and 2013 may provide insight that could lead to safer play, including a pathway for concussion-prevention strategies. Highlights of the study include: * NFL players are 30 percent less likely to sustain...
     
  • Largest and most comprehensive review of “FIT” finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool
    Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review of 19 studies examining eight different fecal immunochemical tests...
     
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    French bulldog continues its remarkable rise in popularity
    Labrador retriever lovers have spoken! The American Kennel Club (AKC) announced today that the intelligent, family-friendly breed has taken the #1 spot on the most popular list for the 23rd consecutive year, the longest reign at the top in AKC history. “Owning bigger breeds—an economic indicator of sorts...
     
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    Authentic Tajima Kobe beef has healthy omega-3 fatty acids
    The world’s best beef is Japanese Kobe beef with an A5 grade, which means it offers the best marbling, taste, and tenderness. But beyond the enjoyment of having Kobe beef as New York Strip Steaks or Tajima Kobe Beef Wagyu steaks, eating Kobe beef can also improve your health,...