• Embracing America’s love affair for sweet treats and Greek yogurt just in time for Valentine’s Day
    This February, 51% of Americans will line up at stores around the country to purchase candy for their sweethearts on Valentine’s Day. For those looking for a decadent and indulgent treat without the guilt, Sunsweet, a leading marketer of prunes, specifically dried fruits, and fruit juices, introduces...
     
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    It’s never too early for you to start taking care of your heart. Studies show children who have good heart health practices are at lower your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases later in life. The first step, says Susan Haynes, MD, assistant professor in the division of cardiology at Saint Louis...
     
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    Cleveland HeartLab CEO to present findings at Health & Wellness Congress
    Leading companies are increasingly recognizing that traditional fingerstick screening for glucose and lipids is proving inadequate when identifying near-term cardiovascular risk in employed populations, according to Jake Orville, CEO of Cleveland HeartLab (CHL). This position is supported by data from the American...
     
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    The National Family Justice Center Alliance has released the results of a national survey of domestic violence survivors, identifying major unmet needs and significant long-term health impacts from violence and abuse. The survey—conducted in Family Justice Centers across the United States during a one-...
     
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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...