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New rotator cuff procedure helps tendons heal

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – The rotator cuff is one of the most important parts of the shoulder, as it consists of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in place and allow the body to lift the arm and reach for items. Unfortunately, rotator cuff injuries are […]

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Maintaining healthy weight helps protect kidneys

(BPT) – There are countless reasons to maintain a healthy weight — and you can add protecting your kidneys to the list. If you have kidney disease or are at risk for it, maintaining a healthy weight is even more important. “Being overweight significantly increases your risk for developing high blood pressure and diabetes, and […]

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Innovative Treatment Quashes Hunger, Helps Weight Loss

(BPT) – More than one in three Americans – roughly 100 million people – are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Like so many of these individuals, Cheryl Denby struggled for years with countless diets that left her hungry, frustrated, and deeply discouraged when they failed. That changed in late 2015 […]

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Farming program helps neighbors in rural America fight hunger

(BPT) – Although the United States produces much of the world’s food, 48 million people in the country are food insecure, lacking access to enough food to sustain a healthy, active lifestyle. What’s even more surprising is that many of the counties with the highest rates of food insecurity are located in rural communities, the […]

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High-energy breakfast with low-energy dinner helps control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes

A small new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that, in people with type 2 diabetes, those who consume a high energy breakfast and a low energy dinner have better blood sugar control than those who eat a low energy breakfast and a high energy […]

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Touchless Technology Helps Keep Your Restrooms Clean And Healthy

Copyright 2006 The Janitorial Store Are you tired of cleaning grimy fingerprints off restroom faucets and soap dispensers? Indeed. One of the major sources of customer complaints is restroom cleanliness. The reasons for this go beyond the abilities of your cleaning staff. The more traffic a building gets the harder it is to keep high […]

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Golf Fitness Helps You Play Your Best Golf

<img style="float:left;margin:5px 10px 5px 0px;" alt="English: WASHINGTON (April 21, 2010) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West meets with residents at the Armed Forces Retirement Home‚ Washington campus. During his visit, MCPON ate lunch with the residents and toured the library, fitness center, golf course, and many of the other amenities. (U.S. […]

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Yoga For Modern City Life: Yoga Helps Ease Modern Stress

For Gail Stuart, who is finishing a beginner’s series, yoga is an antidote to the stress of her job at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she works with psychiatric research. You just walk through the whole process, and you feel yourself slipping away. It’s a different workout, she says, a welcome alternative to […]

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White bread helps boost some of the gut’s ‘good’ microbes

White-bread lovers take heart. Scientists are now reporting that this much-maligned food seems to encourage the growth of some of our most helpful inhabitants — beneficial gut bacteria. In addition to this surprising find, their study in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry also revealed that when looking at effects of food on our […]

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Physical activity helps maintain mobility in older adults

It’s something we’ve all heard for years: Exercise can help keep older adults healthy. But now a study, the first of its kind to look at frail, older adults, proves that physical activity can help these people maintain their mobility and dodge physical disability. A new University of Florida study shows daily moderate physical activity […]

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