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    Americans eat about 160 million servings of chicken every single day, and 99.99 percent of those servings are consumed safely.  Unfortunately, this particular statistic was left out of the "in depth" piece recently published by Consumer Reports. US chicken producers rely upon the best science,...
     
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    Menopause refers to the end of fertility and menstrual cycles. Although menopause is a natural process, it can trigger widespread symptoms, including menopause mood swings, menopause swollen joints, hot flashes, night sweats, breast tenderness and weight gain during menopause. Managing these symptoms can provide a...
     
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    Functional fitness workouts can help ease daily activities for older adults through muscle strengthening and toning
    Mobility is essential to the health and well-being of older adults. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, impaired mobility contributes to many health problems, including depression and cardiovascular disease, and also can limit social contact with friends and relatives.  Seniors...
     
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    Urgent care centers playing key role in holiday patient load
    MD Now medical centers today announced increases in holiday injuries from accidents involved with cooking and decorating in and around the house. MD Now expects those numbers to hold or rise as patients rush in with cold- and flu-like illness, as well as those who overindulge with eating and drinking.  “As...
     
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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...