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    Tips for diabetic foot care from orthopaedic foot and ankle MDs
    It's American Diabetes Month, and if you're among the 25 million Americans who have diabetes, you may know that foot care is extremely important. Nervous system impairment, also called neuropathy, is a major complication of diabetes that can cause you to lose feeling in your feet. This means you may not...
     
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    UrthBox, urthbox.com, a new monthly subscription service that helps consumers discover healthy foods and beverages, have just recently launched. Each month, UrthBox members will be shipped a box of hand-selected food and beverage products available in Standard, Gluten-Free, Diet, Vegan or Snacker options. Members may...
     
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    The Private Care Association (PCA), the national association for private duty home care registries and referral agencies since 1977, joined in the celebration of National Family Caregivers Month today by raising attention to the growing problem of “respite care” in America and the need for cost-effective...
     
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    Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
    The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk returns this holiday season to raise funds to fight and cure arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. In nearly 150 cities across the nation, thousands of people will take to the streets in honor of the millions living with this crippling and...
     
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    Of the 26 million people who have diabetes, an estimated seven million have no idea that they have the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association. With those figures in mind, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that regular health care checkups may help to identify potential signs of diabetes...
     
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    -More than 400 researchers and students from around the world gathered last week at the University of Buenos Aires for VI International Conference on Polyphenols and Health. The conference has gained great momentum as polyphenols – plant antioxidant compounds commonly found in fruits and vegetables – have...
     
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    A pilot study from Boston Children's Hospital's Division Allergy and Immunology and Harvard Medical School shows that desensitizing peanut allergic patients through increased peanut exposure, in tandem with an allergy drug called omalizumab (Xolair, anti-IgE monoclonal antibody, Genentech), allowed 13 children...
     
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    Flu season has significant costs for employers. According to a National Business Group on Health report, the flu indirectly costs employers about $76.7 million a year in employee absenteeism, presenteeism, and other indirect costs.  A typical employee has flu symptoms for five to six days and misses between a...
     
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    Kraft says it plans to remove artificial dyes from three macaroni and cheese varieties that come in kid-friendly shapes, a move that comes as people increasingly reach for foods they feel are natural. The change doesn't affect Kraft's plain elbow-shaped macaroni and cheese with "original flavor." The...
     
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    Brooke de Lench calls The Smartest Team a “blueprint for safer football”
    With all the scary talk these days about head injuries in football, many are asking where the sport goes from here. The answer is a new hour-long documentary, The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer, currently airing on many PBS stations around the country through January 2014. The Smartest Team is...