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    As fall arrives, so do drives in the country and drinking fresh-squeezed juices and cider. Unfortunately, serious outbreaks of foodborne illness, also called food poisoning, have been traced to drinking fruit and vegetable juices and cider that have not been processed to kill harmful bacteria. The US Food and...
     
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      *Overweight and obese children and teens continued to lose weight and improve their health and quality of life one year after participating in the program, according to newly published data   *First study to document long-term benefits from a community-based childhood obesity program   *...
     
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    According to some studies, more than 100 million people in North America live with—or perhaps more accurately, don’t find it easy to live with—days and nights filled with chronic pain. They know that persistent pain does more than make one achy and perhaps a bit cranky. Chronic pain has been...
     
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    As if life weren’t hard enough, those trying to cut back on calories while staying healthy are faced with radically opposing views on artificial sweeteners. Some doctors and scientists warn that three main synthetic ingredients in artificially sweetened food and beverages—aspartame, sucralose, and...
     
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    Years ago, coffee was subjected to unwarranted criticism, since studies didn’t take into account high-risk behavior among heavy coffee drinkers, such as smoking and inactivity. So some people grew up hearing that coffee would stunt their growth or could cause heart disease and cancer. Today we know these...
     
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    The teenage years are a busy time for young people and parents and are filled with changes of many types: physical, emotional, and environmental. Many changes take place over the teen years physically, emotionally, and socially. “Whether teens are in middle school or high school, preparing for college, or...
     
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    New data shows market leaders in six Asian countries have shifted to low-lead products, though overall lead in paint levels remain high
    Despite bans on lead in household paint in most Western countries, a new study from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) finds that the majority of paints tested in nine geographically diverse developing countries would not met regulatory standards established in most highly industrialized countries and, in...
     
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    Families could save nearly $11,000 annually if long-term care plans were made earlier
    More than half of family members serving as primary caregivers for loved ones have lost income due to the demands of providing care. The study, Beyond Dollars: A Way Forward, also found that caregivers whose loved ones did not have long-term care insurance face additional stresses including covering the cost of daily...
     
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    As Halloween approaches, trick-or-treaters excitedly anticipate all the candy they will gather. While brushing twice a day and visiting the dentist every six months are preventive measures, children’s teeth also benefit by limiting the candy they consume. This Halloween the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA)...
     
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    Children at Learning Care Group schools nationwide embrace healthy lifestyle program
    Stop what you’re doing. Turn up the music and dance!           A new daily custom is sweeping across the country as more than 100,000 children at Childtime, Tutor Time, Children’s Courtyard, La Petite Academy, and Montessori Unlimited schools nationwide are...