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    Chance of infection increases with age
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) appears to cause milder illness than influenza in adults age 50 or older, according to researchers at Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation. The study, published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases, also shows RSV is a common cause of respiratory illness in older adults and...
     
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    Nearly one quarter of Americans will abandon their resolutions after three months or less
    Today Blue Diamond Growers, the world’s largest almond processing and marketing company, announced the results of a recent national Harris Interactive survey revealing that nearly 75 percent of Americans’ New Year’s resolutions will focus on eating healthier and improving fitness. The challenge is...
     
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    You’re never too old to make—and keep—New Year’s resolutions. With 2014 just a few weeks away, SCAN Health Plan Arizona offers five simple resolutions focused on helping seniors stay healthy and independent. 1. Celebrate often. “For some, birthdays and other milestones are...
     
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    Slipping and sliding on ice can lead to trips to the emergency room
    Shoppers along Michigan Avenue have been wearing their winter coats for weeks and the holiday lights are up, so Chicagoans knew the forecasted frigid temperatures were inevitable, but that doesn’t mean everyone will take the proper precautions when it comes to winter weather. Snowy conditions can pose serious...
     
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    Specialty sporting goods retailer offers parents unique holiday gift ideas
    This holiday season specialty sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet is encouraging parents to select gifts that support a healthy and active lifestyle for their kids, especially when technology makes it easy to provide hours of entertainment without ever leaving the couch.  “Electronics and video...
     
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    MyFitnessPal’s users gain access to PEAR Sports’ proprietary technology as PEAR Sports extends its reach to MyFitnessPal’s 40 million users
    MyFitnessPal (www.myfitnesspal.com), the leading free resource helping people improve their health, and PEAR Sports (www.pearsports.com), developer of intelligent training systems that bolster fitness through real-time customized, interactive coaching, today announced their partnership. With the partnership, the...
     
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    IBM predicts that in five years everything will learn
    Today IBM unveiled the eighth annual “IBM 5 in 5” (#ibm5in5), a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live, and interact during the next five years. This year’s IBM 5 in 5 explores the idea that everything will learn, driven by a new era of...
     
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    New ASPCA research finds pets given as gifts are just as likely to be loved and treasured
    The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released findings from its latest research study, which busts a major myth about giving pets as gifts, potentially saving more homeless animals’ lives in the process. It has been a long-held belief by many in the...
     
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    Simple precautions can help prevent heart attacks when shoveling
    That snow isn’t going to shovel itself, but Chicago-area residents—particularly those with known heart disease—should take extra precautions when clearing stairs, sidewalks, and driveways of heavy winter snow, said Northwestern Medicine® cardiovascular experts. Local residents...
     
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    It Works! Global offers 8 tips to boost confidence this holiday season
    The 2013 holiday season is upon us and that means food, family, and fun. It Works! Global—a consumer lifestyle products company—wants to help you enjoy your holiday season to the fullest with these eight tips: 1. There is plenty of food on the table, so don’t let your eyes trick your stomach. Take...