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    21.8 percent of children poor – including over one-third of black and Hispanic children
    US Census Bureau data released today reveals 46.5 million poor people in America in 2012, including 16.1 million children, essentially unchanged from 2011. Children remain the poorest age group in the country with a poverty rate 21 percent higher than before the Great Recession. There are 2.75 million more children...
     
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    The ghosts and goblins may be coming out this Halloween, but your skeleton shouldn’t! As millions of Americans prepare for the traditions of Halloween—pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and home decorating—the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Pediatric Orthopaedic ...
     
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    Free or low-cost screenings help diagnose second-leading cause of cancer death among men
    Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men, but it is easily treated when caught early: the problem is that too often it is not. That is why the Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC)—a national organization committed to men’s health and a leader in prostate cancer...
     
  • September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
    The Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta released a public service video today seeking to encourage people across the country to find out how they can help fight childhood cancer and blood disorders. Research done at any Children’s Oncology Group cancer center in the...
     
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    Affluent, educated, and young parents are worst offenders
    As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21), Safe Kids Worldwide today released “Buckle Up: Every Ride, Every Time,” a new study that finds an alarming percentage of parents are not always taking the time to ensure their children are safely secured in vehicles. The report, funded as...
     
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    Oceana’s Protect Marine Wildlife Program chosen by consumers to receive $25,000
    In celebration of its long-standing commitment to the environment, Santa Cruz Organic® announces it will donate $25,000 to Oceana to help protect marine wildlife. As part of the brand’s Choose for Santa Cruz Organic campaign that took place this summer, protecting marine wildlife was...
     
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    This year alone, 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke. Use MySilverAge’s easy-to-follow brochure to learn how to handle medical emergencies before they happen.
    A new study published in the Annals of Neurology shows that the incidence of ischemic stroke decreased by 36 percent among Caucasian or Mexican-Americans ages 60 and older between 2000 and 2010. It’s a promising statistic. But for the 795,000 people who will experience a stroke in the United States ...
     
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    September 15 game to raise awareness for prostate cancer and remind fans to “Know Your Stats”
    On Sunday, September 15, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) will take the field with the Chicago Bears to tackle prostate cancer. The hospital has teamed up with the National Football League (NFL) and the Urology Care Foundation to encourage men to get off the bench and be proactive about their...
     
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    California Milk Advisory Board offers lunchbox tips for a seamless back-to-school season
    The sun is setting on summer and the hours spent at the pool are now being spent in the classroom. With over 79 million kids back in school this month (US Census), there’s less splashing and lots more lunch bags to be filled. Whether including an ice-cold milk with a turkey and California cheese sandwich or...
     
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    Many people try to lose weight or get rid of excess fat that never seems to disappear. Some have tried all the latest diets and failed; others have successfully lost weight, only to gain it back. These people may be looking for a “secret” to lose their excess fat and finally have and maintain a lean,...