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    Don’t Skimp on Shades This Summer

    Just as skin can burn on an overcast or chilly day, eyes can sustain damage anytime you’re outdoors without sunglasses. Sunglasses, like sunscreen, should be used year-round to ensure...

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    Cost of Kidney Donation May Be Too Much

    Transplants are often the best chance at survival for patients suffering from kidney disease, but living donors are hard to find. One reason for the reluctance to donate appears...

    • July 25, 2014
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    Fish Oil May Benefit Alcohol Abusers

    Fish oil supplements can have a surprising benefit for problem drinkers. Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a...

    • July 25, 2014
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    8 Ways Zinc Affects the Human Body

    Zinc is one of the most important essential trace metals in human nutrition and lifestyle, according to a review article in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, published...

    • July 24, 2014
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    Essential Oils May Provide Good Source of Food Preservation

    Preservatives in packaged foods are often criticized for their role in promoting obesity and other health problems, but a natural alternative may soon be available. A new study in...

    • July 24, 2014
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    Good News for an Aging Population

    Preventable but deadly, stroke is the fourth leading cause of mortality in the United States, with approximately 795,000 strokes occurring each year. However, a new analysis of data from 1988-2008...

    • July 24, 2014
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    Asthma Drugs May Suppress Growth in Children

    Parents of children with asthma should be aware that corticosteroid drugs that are given by inhalers may suppress a child’s growth. Two new systematic reviews published in The Cochrane Library focus...

    • July 23, 2014
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    How Does Working Outside the Home Affect Breastfeeding Goals?

    Breastfeeding is known to provide significant health benefits for both infants and their mothers, but establishing the nursing relationship is not easy for women who work outside the home...

    • July 23, 2014
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    Encouraging Persons with HIV/AIDS to Become Engaged in Care

    Until researchers find a cure for HIV/AIDS, compliance with treatment protocols is our best hope at managing this illness. Regular attendance at HIV primary care visits and high adherence...

    • July 23, 2014
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    Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health of 10 to 14 Year Olds Yields Lifetime Benefits

    Talking to children about their sexual and reproductive development is uncomfortable for many adults, but it is critical for parents, teachers, and healthcare providers to ensure that children age...

    • July 22, 2014
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