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    A new report detailing the top 10 health problems as assessed by employees was released today by ComPsych Corporation. The report, comprised of aggregate wellness data from health risk assessments across ComPsych’s HealthyGuidance book of business, showed that high blood pressure was the No. 1 health issue and...
     
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    Veterinarians provide tips to keep pets safe
    This week, temperatures in much of the United States are expected to climb to beyond the 90 degree mark, with heat indices above 100 degrees. This can mean extreme danger for pets. To keep pets safe, the veterinarians at Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center (www.ChicagoPetEmergency.com) remind...
     
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    On World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance has called for urgent attention to be given to recent figures showing that although viral hepatitis kills as many as HIV/AIDS, the great majority of countries have no programs in place to tackle it. The Global Burden of Disease study released last year in the...
     
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    Candy Crate, one of America’s leading online candy stores, identifies the top 10 candies consumed during summer time in America. The survey was titled “What is Your Favorite Summertime Candy?”  Findings for the July 2013 survey were based on 2100 responses...
     
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    The threat of Lyme disease is predicted to be extremely high for dogs in many parts of the country this year, and several areas are also confronted with a high population of mosquitoes (carriers and transmitters of heartworm disease), according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC). Lyme disease is...
     
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    For Kate and William, the exhilaration of bringing a newborn home might wear off quickly if the baby is keeping them up at all hours. Gregory and Adrienne Doring have been in that situation and are sending the royal couple their sleep solution as a baby gift. "After waking up to care for one of our young children...
     
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    While more than two-thirds of women ages 50-64 stated they are comfortable with using non-hormonal therapies for menopause-related hot flashes, only 10 percent reported they have talked to their doctor about these options. Additionally, more than half reported they were not aware of all the options available to them....
     
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    With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak havoc on vehicles.  With an estimated eight million automobiles in need of AAA's roadside assistance this summer, heat will take its toll on vehicles and their...
     
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    The Center for Science in the Public Interest wants global yogurt giant Dannon to put berries over bugs.  Dannon uses carmine—a dye extracted from the dried, pulverized bodies of cochineal insects—to give several varieties of fruit-flavored yogurt their pink color.  The nonprofit food watchdog...
     
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    Lazy, hazy days of summer may bring relaxation and recreation for many – but for insects in our midst, it's time to pick up the pace, build nests and reproduce. And woe to those who get in the way of their stingers! Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), the leading patient education...