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Health

A closer look at vision health

October 19, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Courtesy of Getty Images   Family Features An estimated 4.3 billion people suffer from the same health problem regardless of gender, age or ethnicity: vision impairment. Whether moderate or severe, vision impairment can have far-reaching social and economic impacts. As the number of Americans with visual impairment is expected to double by 2050,…

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Managing high blood pressure during the holidays

October 19, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Courtesy of Getty Images   Family Features Managing blood pressure can be difficult, especially during the holidays and winter months. A change in routine, family visits, traveling, illness, holiday menus and financial concerns can all conspire to derail your best efforts at keeping chronic conditions, like high blood pressure, under control. If you…

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Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

October 17, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday that vacated a $72 million award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards in similar cases into doubt. The Missouri Eastern District Court’s ruled…

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Maintain gut health for a healthy harvest

October 13, 2017

NewsUSA Fall is in full swing, which means cooler temperatures, sweaters and pumpkin everything. As we head into a season filled with decadent treats, busier schedules and shorter days, we can’t forget our well-being. Similar to the love and care that goes into a bountiful autumn harvest, there are steps we have to take to…

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Winning routines for warding off winter weight gain

October 6, 2017

BPT With cold weather and short days, it’s easy to fall off healthy eating and exercise routines. Here are tips on how to eat right and stay motivated to exercise during the winter months from a leading nutritionist and a top celebrity trainer. Eat Right Dr. Michael Roussell holds a degree in biochemistry from Hobart…

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“This Must Stop” campaign to address breast cancer disparities among Black women scheduled for October launch by local non-profit

October 5, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Anita T. Conner   Jenkintown, PA – Enough is enough for mother-daughter breast cancer survivors and Praise Is The Cure co-founders Anita T. Conner and Kerri Conner Matchett. Despite the constant fight to conquer breast cancer, statistics show the death rate for Black women with this disease are continually increasing over the decades,…

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New resources critical for stroke recovery

September 29, 2017

NewsUSA The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke has developed new stroke rehabilitation tools for healthcare professionals and clinical providers, to help stroke patients achieve the best recovery outcomes and quality of life possible. The tools, which are developed…

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Senior volunteers make a difference in the lives of older adults

September 29, 2017

NewsUSA With years of experience and a willingness to make a difference in their communities, more older adults are volunteering to serve their peers in need. By doing so, they are staying active, meeting new people and learning new skills — all factors that contribute to health and longevity. But most importantly, they are making…

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Americans address the need to better prepare for Alzheimer’s disease

September 22, 2017

NewsUSA The odds that you know someone affected by Alzheimer’s are high, considering that more than five million people are living with Alzheimer’s and more than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for those living with the disease. With the number of people in the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease expected to triple in…

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The truth about sugary drinks

September 22, 2017

NewsUSA A recent national survey commissioned by Panera Bread revealed that 99 percent of Americans do not know the amount of added sugar in a 20 fl. oz. serving of standard cola, with 83 percent of Americans underestimating the amount. To better support and inform guests, Panera Bread is the first national restaurant company to…

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