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    No one wants to get bitten by ticks, fleas and, mosquitoes. Pet owners also want the same protection for their beloved dogs, according to a recent survey of more than 2,700 dog owners. And, fortunately, dog owners can find prevention and protection from bug bites for their furry friends. By a nearly 9-1 margin, dog...
     
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    Do you know someone over the age of 50 who has broken a bone? Perhaps your mother "tripped" in the garden and broke her wrist? Or your neighbor broke his ankle walking on the golf course? Two million broken bones occur every year in the United States due to osteoporosis, but the majority of...
     
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    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) designated the month of April as "Injury Prevention Month" in an effort to help educate the public and prevent needless injuries: According to a 2000 survey, about 50 million people require medical treatment after being seriously injured each year....
     
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    Green fields and warmer temperatures herald a new spring sports season. But after months of limited or indoor activity, how do you return to the game you love without aches and pains? Baseball, softball, golf, and lacrosse are popular spring sports. And although outdoor exercise is advantageous, these activities do...
     
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    Adults following the well-documented DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan to help lower blood pressure can also include nutrient-rich lean pork as the predominant source of protein in their diets, according to new research presented this week at the Experimental Biology conference, in San Diego,...
     
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    While you may know about your brain's gray matter, did you also know that about 50 percent of your brain is made of white matter? The health of your brain's white matter affects how well it learns and functions. This is also the area of the brain most often affected by stroke. Now results of a two-year human...
     
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    Moms are heroes and this Mother's Day their acts of love will strengthen the fight against childhood cancer by raising research funds for life-saving cures. Starting today through May 13, Northwestern Mutual is rallying sons, daughters and those who want to honor their own "heroic" moms or mother figures...
     
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    In light of the recent deadly tornadoes in the Midwest, Petco offers tips and advice for keeping pets safe during a natural or man-made disaster. For pet parents, forgetting to include pets in a family's disaster preparedness plans can have heartbreaking results. The following tips can help ensure both people and...
     
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    Lauren Streicher, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University’s medical school launched her latest book, Love Sex Again, fixing the issues that are sabotaging your sex life, whether they’re physical, hormonal or medical and brings a national epidemic to light:...
     
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    IDEA Health & Fitness Association's free Web-based tool FitFeed collates the most popular content being shared by health and fitness experts via Twitter, Facebook, and IDEA Client Share. In the year since its launch, FitFeed has tracked over 8 million shares of content. The most popular topics shared in first...