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Tracking Down How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes

Tracking Down How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes

Dogs possess an amazing ability to sniff out changes in human physiology, even drawing attention to diseases such as cancer. Their ability to detect low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and alert humans in well established. People with type I diabetes can experience abnormal drops in blood sugar – potentially resulting in fatigue, unconsciousness, or seizures. That’s
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It’s Healthy Vision Month

It’s Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month is observed each year in May. This is a great time to learn how vision problems can affect you and your loved ones, and what you can do to keep your eyes healthy.   Approximately 12 million people in the United States have vision impairment. Women, minority groups, and people with a
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Staying Socially Active Wards Off Disability

Staying Socially Active Wards Off Disability

The importance of staying physically active throughout life and the health benefits it brings has long been documented, but what about social activities? Research from the Rush University Medical Center finds that retirees who report a high level of social activity are twice as likely to remain disability free involving activities of daily living. This
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Put Your Best Fork Forward – March is National Nutrition Month

Put Your Best Fork Forward – March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward!” Part of leading a healthy life means eating a healthy diet and being physically active. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of many leading causes of illness and death, add important nutrients to
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Shingles Vaccination not at Goal Levels in the U.S.

Shingles Vaccination not at Goal Levels in the U.S.

In the U.S., currently 1 million people get shingles every year, and about one out of every three people will get shingles in their lifetime. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles. However, the risk of shingles increases as you get older. About half of all cases occur in men and women 60
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