• New biological targets may make asthma in people with obesity easier to treat
    Research conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital indicates that obesity might cause asthma via factors in the immune system and suggests a new way of treating asthma in obese people (who often respond poorly to standard asthma medications). The study, conducted in a mouse model of asthma and in human...
     
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    Start exercising in bed and weave in small bursts throughout the day; soak in Epsom salt to soothe muscles, feel relaxed, sleep better
    As Americans make New Year’s resolutions to get in better shape, experts who train celebrities and top-ranked athletes offer some surprising tips for improving your health. Their advice includes exercising before getting out of bed, working out at your kitchen counter, and soaking in Epsom salt....
     
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    BJ’s Wholesale Club hosts first Holiday Cha-ching Entertaining Savings Event this weekend
    Let BJ’s Wholesale Club help deck the halls and make them jolly. Entertain friends and family with ease with a vast selection of gourmet foods, easy heat-and-serve catering-quality appetizers, and decadent desserts—all at great value. BJ’s elevates the festivities this year with a club-wide...
     
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    PetPartners’ List of the Most Interesting Ingestion Claims of 2013
    A dog is a man’s best friend. They should rewrite that phrase to “a man’s pocketbook’s best friend.” Only 1% of American dog owners have pet insurance. However, in Sweden, the first policy was written for a dog in 1924. That country still touts a 70% coverage rate for...
     
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    Parks full of children playing baseball, tossing Frisbees, and romping around a playground are as American as apple pie. Childhood cancer survivors can be among those active youngsters, reaping the benefits of exercise and youth sports by following post-treatment guidelines and keeping their doctors informed. Exercise...
     
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    Shoppers have another reason to feel good about choosing organic dairy today. A new scientific study, conducted by Washington State University researcher Charles Benbrook, suggests new benefits from eating and drinking whole milk organic dairy products. The research is now published in the...
     
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    In the first study to look at racial and ethnic differences in dementia risk among older adults with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that dementia was much higher among Native Americans and African-Americans and lowest among Asian-Americans. The study, published in Diabetes Care, included a group of more than...
     
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    This time of year can be filled with moments of high stress and quiet reflection. Amid the spirited family gatherings and hectic travel plans of the holidays, one man’s story reminds us of the healing powers of gratitude, even through a debilitating health crisis. Aladin Abdelnaby was 54 years old when his...
     
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    Overwhelming sadness is not a normal part of aging
    Some people think sadness is a natural part of aging. After all, as people get older, they are more likely to have health issues or lose loved ones. The holiday season can sometimes make this grief even more acute. In these instances, sadness can be normal. But it’s more than the holiday blues when it persists...
     
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    Adult children worry about mom or dad living alone. This is a big added stressor, especially for those taking care of parents and children at the same time. Most seniors want to live in their own home as long as possible: and outside senior care is very expensive. Enter SafeinHome, a real time smartphone-enabled...