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    CPSC estimates more than 15,000 holiday decorating injuries during November and December
    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates there were 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating seen in emergency departments nationwide during November and December 2012. This is the fourth consecutive year these estimates have increased. In each year since 2009, there have been an estimated 12,000...
     
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    Human and classic pet names trend strongly in 2013
    Bella and Max are repeat champions as America’s most popular puppy names for 2013. Vetstreet.com offers a top puppy name list each year (past lists can be found for both 2011 and 2012). As in previous years, vetstreet.com searched though Vetstreet’s database of 925,000 puppies born...
     
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    The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to triple by 2050. Learn about lifestyle changes experts recommend to help prevent the most common form of dementia.
    To date, more than five million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to climb 40 percent by 2025 and triple by 2050, making lost mental capacity one of older Americans’ greatest fears. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, studies have found...
     
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    Dietary supplements are dominating the shelves of pharmacy retailers, with brands vying for the attention of health-conscious consumers. In fact, industry experts report that approximately 50% of American adults take dietary supplements. Despite the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) governing...
     
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    Results from the global Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs 2 study (DAWN2™) presented today at a symposium during the World Diabetes Congress of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), show that only 29% of people with diabetes report that their healthcare team ask for their input when making their...
     
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    Noise is a known factor for a loss of sleep and new studies show that sleep deprivation is linked to increases in obesity. Most people need between seven and eight hours of uninterrupted sleep a day. Being in a noisy environment can reduce the quantity and quality of a person’s sleep cycle leading to a state of...
     
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    Number of people with dementia in low and middle income countries compared to high income countries
    In a policy brief launched today, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has announced that the number of people living with dementia worldwide in 2013 is now estimated at 44 million (estimated at 35 million in 2010), reaching 76 million in 2030, and 135 million by 2050.  The policy brief entitled “...
     
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    Researchers link questionable sugar substitute to serious health risks
    Following the Food and Drug Administration’s recent decision that it no longer considers the manmade additive “partially hydrogenated oils,” (commonly referred to as “trans fat”) safe, consumer groups and independent doctors are now targeting the highly controversial sugar substitute high...
     
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    A new study published in Metabolism indicates a diet with walnuts may reduce cardiovascular disease risk by lowering non-HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B (ApoB), two predictors of cardiovascular disease risk. Researchers at University of Munich Medical Center, Germany, investigated the effects of daily walnut...
     
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    As you prepare to enjoy Minnesota’s wonderful world of winter, remember that the common winter chore of snow shoveling can present the potential for spasms, strains, sprains, and other health problems, cautions the Minnesota Chiropractic Association™ (MCA) and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA)....