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Don’t let asthma ruin the holidays

(BPT) – With colder months arriving, there are a few things on everybody’s minds: festive treats, gift shopping and of course, time spent with family and friends. As many people look forward to the holiday season, asthma sufferers need to be aware and prepared for all the triggers this time of the year can bring. […]

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A message for parents: School eye screenings don’t replace a comprehensive eye exam

(BPT) – With the academic year in full swing, many schools across the country are administering vision screenings to students. Parents mistakenly breathe a sigh of relief upon hearing that their children “passed” the screening. What parents don’t know are the significant limitations of school-based screenings. School vision screenings fail to detect a range of […]

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Don’t let the flu bug you this year

(BPT) – Flu season is upon us, and many healthcare facilities are urging you to start preparing now with vaccines. Ironically, one of the places where you need to be careful is at the doctor’s office or healthcare clinic. The number of people in and out of clinics this time of year increases the chance […]

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Managing osteoarthritis: What you don’t know is hurting you

(BPT) – Twenty-seven million Americans suffer every day from chronic discomfort and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There have been limited advancements in osteoarthritis therapies, leaving patients with fewer options and worsening symptoms. Because daily activities can be such […]

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Just Say No: Healthy Eating And Peer Pressure

If you are on a diet or simply enjoying a healthy lifestyle, than you probably know that peer pressure to eat foods that are not good for you is a major part of your life. If you are concerned about nutrition and the food that goes into your mouth, don’t worry ?there are ways to […]

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Yoga – The Solution For Insomnia

At one time, or another, all of us have experienced insomnia for any type of reason. There are times when lack of sleep just can’t be helped, such as: the loss a loved one, going through a divorce, and losing your job. These are some of life’s serious crisis situations, where we have to let […]

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Exercise!

You can’t turn left, right, go forward, backwards, or even just stand still these days without someone telling you that you have to exercise. Whatever happens, DON’T do it! People talk about the many benefits of exercise, and indeed, the list seems very long, and it seems to touch pretty much every aspect of our […]

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Weight Loss For Couch Potatoes – Don’t Get Up, I’ll Explain…

*** You’re fat and you know it! Now I’m going to tell you something you don’t already know. You think you already know why you’re fat but you don’t. You think it’s because you just don’t have enough time and motivation to exercise. You think it’s because you love food and don’t quite have enough […]

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U.S. scientists don’t publish articles about potential role of innate variation in athletic performance

Compared to scientists working in other countries, U.S.-based scientists are underrepresented as authors of articles on the potential role of innate variation in athletic performance that are published in peer-reviewed science journals, according to Grand Valley State University researchers. The findings are published in the online journal SpringerPlus. The research, conducted by Michael P. Lombardo, […]

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Social media and science: Don’t choose a diet based on what’s trending

A new study is causing a lot of confusion and showing that social media and science might not mix. Research published in the journal Cell Metabolism has made a lot of headlines with findings that show adults age 50-65 who ate more protein were more likely to die from cancer. That headline quickly spread across […]

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