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2011 White House Easter Egg Roll Promotes Health & Wellness

Apr 25th, 2011 | By
2011 White House Easter Egg Roll Promotes Health & Wellness

Today the President and First Family joined 30,000 guests from all 50 states for the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll. This year’s event was themed around the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative to promote health and wellness. Following the rolling of Easter eggs across the White House lawn, President Obama addressed the crowd to
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Hockey Concussions Take Longer to Heal After First Injury

Apr 22nd, 2011 | By

Each concussion a professional hockey player suffers takes longer to heal than the previous one, reported a study published in the April 19, 2011 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study’s findings could have implications for players in other contact sports where concussions are common, such as football, boxing, and professional wrestling. The
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Computer Guided Mirage Image Therapy Reduces Arthritis Pain

Apr 15th, 2011 | By

Computer-guided image therapy can reduce arthritis pain, researchers at the University of Nottingham School of Psychology have discovered. Their research offers arthritis sufferers hope of a new alternative for drugs and surgery. The technology employed in the therapy, called Mirage, uses computer-generated images as a biofeedback mechanism to guide patients’ perception of pain. Patients place
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Wretches & Jabberers Documentary Boosts Autism Awareness

Apr 10th, 2011 | By
Wretches & Jabberers Documentary Boosts Autism Awareness

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and theaters across the country are helping boost autism awareness by showing Wretches & Jabberers. The documentary dramatically delivers the message that people with autism can overcome communication challenges to achieve great things. Wretches & Jabberers follows the world tour of autism awareness spokesmen Tracy Thresher, 42, and Larry
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Pigeon Toes and Twinkle Toes: Sugar Ray Still Jives on Dancing With the Stars

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By
Pigeon Toes and Twinkle Toes: Sugar Ray Still Jives on Dancing With the Stars

Critics of Sugar Ray’s dancing style on this season’s Dancing with the Starts are conflicted. Some point to his posture, others are certain his arm movements are stiff, and there are even some comments about his age. The more astute observer will see the real reason Sugar’s steps are different: he has pigeon toes. It’s
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Bristol-Myers Submits Melanoma Skin Cancer Drug to FDA

Mar 22nd, 2011 | By
Bristol-Myers Submits Melanoma Skin Cancer Drug to FDA

Biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb announced Monday that it is currently awaiting regulatory approval for a drug to help patients with the deadly skin cancer melanoma. A new clinical study shows that the drug ipilimumab improves overall survival rate in previously untreated patients with advanced melanoma, the company said. Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes,
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March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Mar 16th, 2011 | By
March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

This month the Prevent Cancer Foundation is sponsoring National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign aims to increase public awareness and to urge legislators to support funding to ensure access to colorectal cancer screening and treatment. Colorectal cancer affects the colon or rectum. It affects women as well as men. Each year it strikes over
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Cook for the Cure Uses Cooking to Fight Breast Cancer

Mar 7th, 2011 | By
Cook for the Cure Uses Cooking to Fight Breast Cancer

Cook for the Cure marks its tenth anniversary of fighting breast cancer this year, in an effort that brings together home cooks, celebrity chefs, and other supporters throughout the country. The program raises breast cancer prevention awareness and money by selling KitchenAid products, hosting celebrity chef auctions, and promoting grassroots efforts that encourage cooks to
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Arthritis Walk Saturday in Bloomington, MN and Jacksonville, FL

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By
Arthritis Walk Saturday in Bloomington, MN and Jacksonville, FL

The Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Walk officially takes place in May in most locations. But in Bloomington, Minnesota, kids are getting a head start with the Juvenile Arthritis March (JAM) at the Mall of America on Saturday, March 5. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville, Florida chapter of the Arthritis Walk is also gearing up for an early start
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Wristwatch Device Revolutionizes Blood Pressure Measurement

Feb 24th, 2011 | By
Wristwatch Device Revolutionizes Blood Pressure Measurement

Researchers have invented a device like a wristwatch that makes it easier than ever to monitor blood pressure. A team of medical experts studying the device reported their initial research results in the February 22 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The new device is called the CASPro blood pressure monitor,
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