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    Of the 26 million people who have diabetes, an estimated seven million have no idea that they have the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association. With those figures in mind, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that regular health care checkups may help to identify potential signs of diabetes...
     
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    -More than 400 researchers and students from around the world gathered last week at the University of Buenos Aires for VI International Conference on Polyphenols and Health. The conference has gained great momentum as polyphenols – plant antioxidant compounds commonly found in fruits and vegetables – have...
     
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    A pilot study from Boston Children's Hospital's Division Allergy and Immunology and Harvard Medical School shows that desensitizing peanut allergic patients through increased peanut exposure, in tandem with an allergy drug called omalizumab (Xolair, anti-IgE monoclonal antibody, Genentech), allowed 13 children...
     
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    Flu season has significant costs for employers. According to a National Business Group on Health report, the flu indirectly costs employers about $76.7 million a year in employee absenteeism, presenteeism, and other indirect costs.  A typical employee has flu symptoms for five to six days and misses between a...
     
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    Kraft says it plans to remove artificial dyes from three macaroni and cheese varieties that come in kid-friendly shapes, a move that comes as people increasingly reach for foods they feel are natural. The change doesn't affect Kraft's plain elbow-shaped macaroni and cheese with "original flavor." The...
     
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    Brooke de Lench calls The Smartest Team a “blueprint for safer football”
    With all the scary talk these days about head injuries in football, many are asking where the sport goes from here. The answer is a new hour-long documentary, The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer, currently airing on many PBS stations around the country through January 2014. The Smartest Team is...
     
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    More than 16 million kids suffer from untreated tooth decay in United States
    In an effort to help reduce the number of children suffering from painful oral disease, the Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign—a joint effort between The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, and the Ad Council—announce National Brush Day™ to reinforce the importance of kids...
     
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    Knowledge of melanoma is key for prevention, detection, and treatment
    When it comes to melanoma and other skin cancers, misconceptions abound. It is important to understand what will help prevent melanomas and what might actually increase a person’s risk. Here are four common myths related to melanoma and other skin cancers. MYTH: Dark skin doesn’t burn so those with it won...
     
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    Essential Formulas (EFI), distributor of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics and Chia Omega products, announced today the establishment of the Dr. Thomas E. Speer Scholarship for students of chiropractic attending the prestigious Logan College of Chiropractic located in Chesterfield, Missouri. The scholarship will primarily...
     
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    When the clocks change on Sunday most of North America may want to cling to that extra hour of sleep. But the reality is that this time shift from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time may actually compromise sleep rhythms, according to researchers. Tart cherries, a natural source of melatonin, may help us get back on...