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    A common belief associated with aging is the expectation of losing your natural teeth. Seniors, fret not—today, approximately 75 percent of people over age 65 have kept some or all of their natural teeth. May is National Older Americans Month, and despite the growing percentage of seniors retaining their teeth...
     
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    Petco will host a National Adoption Weekend at stores nationwide May 17-18 where animal lovers can find a new furry best friend to take along on this summer's outdoor adventures with the family.  Being outside in nature for just 20 minutes a day is enough to significantly boost vitality levels, according to...
     
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    Vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in the United States and the most prevalent impairing conditions during childhood. However, according to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q survey, only 19 percent of parents know that a child should have their first...
     
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    Clean labels are becoming ubiquitous in the food industry, with a growing number of companies marketing their products with "free-from" labels. Organic Monitor research finds that the mushrooming number of free-from claims is bringing many challenges. Organic is the largest clean label in the...
     
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    First-time children's book author Pamela Veth believes good tooth brushing habits start early, and that parents and other role models are an integral part of developing these habits. Youngsters who learn to brush the right way are well on the path toward a healthier adulthood with fewer cavities and a better self-...
     
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    Nukepills.com announced yesterday that the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was recently shipped 6,383,000 tablets of FDA approved potassium iodide for protection against radiation in the event of a nuclear reactor accident. The balance of the total 14 million tablet solicitation by HHS, on...
     
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    Just in time for grilling season, the Home Food Safety program – a collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods – offers healthful grilling advice. "Grilling with family and friends is a great opportunity to make the most of the summer months, and the latest grilling...
     
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    College football players who have experienced a concussion or have been playing the high-impact sport for many years have significantly smaller regions of the brain that relate to memory than student-athletes with fewer years of football experience, according to a study published Tuesday by the Journal of the American...
     
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    It can be tough being a cat. Sure, our pet cats seem to have it pretty good: A life spent napping in sunny windows, safe from predators and attended to by humans who play with them, pet them, and feed them whenever necessary. But in the latest Animal Tracks podcast from the American Veterinary Medical...
     
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    A nationwide "Sleep Well, Be Well" campaign was launched yesterday as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The campaign will...