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(ARA) - With the lazy days of summer behind us, many people look to the fall season as the perfect time to get in shape and back into the right wellness regime.

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(ARA) - Just over a decade ago, a diagnosis of the blood cancer chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a disease in which the body produces cancerous white blood cells, was considered a death sentence with only a few years of expected survival. But today, an estimated 28,000 Americans are currently…

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(ARA) – America has seen women emerge as inspiring national figures including female Supreme Court justices, speakers of the house, CEOs, trailblazing athletes, activists, entertainers and leaders of their communities, over the past 50 years. Women have sparked change through their vision, d…

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(ARA) - The kids are back in school, fall activities are starting up again and the house is empty at different times of the day, making it difficult to keep up with hectic schedules – including yours. Yet there are easy things you can to do adjust to changing family routines, while ensuring …

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(ARA) - They never counted calories, but they ate flavorful, satisfying food and drank wine with lunches and dinners. The people in countries bordering the Mediterranean have historically been known as some of the healthiest, fittest people in the world. Their diet of fresh fruits and vegeta…

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(ARA) – Today’s woman knows the importance of putting her best face forward, from what she says to what she wears to how she takes on the day. Acting like a modern beauty is important to representing herself in the best light.

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(ARA) - The start of the school year is a time of great anticipation for parents and kids alike. New teachers. New classes. New and old friends. It’s a time for fun and learning.

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(ARA) - Rachel Trevino always aspired to become a nurse. As a senior at a Chicago high school, she enrolled in the Navigate to Nursing (N2N) scholarship program, a dual enrollment program offered through Chamberlain College of Nursing. The program allowed Trevino to better understand the dem…

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(ARA) - While many men are concerned with the appearance of their hair, scalp health is often overlooked. Most guys do not realize that a great head of hair begins with a well-nourished scalp. Feeding the scalp provides the right foundation for great hair, and when the scalp is not properly …

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(ARA) – Choosing a college is no easy task. Considering it’s a decision that will lay the groundwork for your career and that college is one of the biggest financial investments you’ll ever make, most students and parents too are aware that it’s not a decision to be taken lightly.

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(ARA) - Americans love to pay tribute to the famous, sometimes in wild and wacky ways. Whether they are collecting mementos of their favorite celebrities, creating off-the-wall portraits of political figures, or mingling with life-sized reproductions of movie stars and superheroes, these for…

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(ARA) - Social media continues to shape our everyday lives, so it's no surprise that the rise of social media is also transforming how we use the Internet to enhance our health. For example, 61 percent of Americans go online for health information, according to the Pew Research Center. Of th…

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(ARA) - It was 100 years ago, in 1912, when Polish-American scientist Casimir Funk identified the first vitamin. Now, on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins, men and women still do not get recommended daily intake levels of vitamins. According to a paper published in the Ameri…

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(ARA) - Going gluten-free has become an emerging nutritional topic and trend in the world of dieting and weight loss. Some celebrities even tout the gluten-free lifestyle as a way to shed pounds. But according to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, the gluten-free diet isn't a c…

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Recently the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) released a study exploring how people consume local news. It looked at the patterns and motivation of the typical consumer's usage of different media platforms to access their local newspapers during one week.

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(ARA) - Many Americans are becoming increasing frustrated with medical reports that advise avoiding certain foods like fats, coffee, alcohol and then later say that these things are actually good. When it comes to the question of how much salt to consume, however, the situation becomes much …

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(ARA) - It's time to start back-to-college planning, buying school supplies and preparing for move-in day at campuses around the country. Students will be living independently, meeting new friends and enjoying all that the college experience has to offer. However, young adults on their own -…

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(ARA) - Federal, state and local elections in 2012 are shaping up to make this one of the most anticipated election seasons in U.S. history. In addition to voting for the president of the United States, 33 of 100 U.S. senate seats will be up for election, as well as 435 U.S. Congressional se…

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The electronic cigarette industry is growing. According to a recent survey conducted by the Wells Fargo Securities Tobacco Talk, the electronic cigarette industry which was once viewed as a passing fad, has grown to around $300 million in revenue at retail. While electronic cigarette compani…

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(ARA) -You don't have to be a "foodie" to be aware of restaurant trends. When a particular ingredient or style of preparation is "hot," it will show up on the menus of everything from chain restaurants to fine-dining establishments. So what's hot right now in restaurant trends? And how do th…

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(ARA) - Due to the increased use of earbuds, adolescent hearing loss is up 5 percent over the last decade, which now affects 20 percent of U.S. adolescents ages 12 to 19, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. It's no surprise the increase in popular portable digital m…

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(ARA) - TV and movie portrayals of real professions tend to be less than realistic, and the job of private investigator is no exception. But just because you won't solve every case between 9 and 10 p.m. on Tuesdays doesn't mean that becoming a private investigator isn't for you.

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(ARA) - In a recent New York Times article, award winning science journalist Gary Taubes describes the considerable efforts and expenditures made by government public health agencies to support and promote salt restriction, despite clinical evidence which does not support population-wide sal…

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(ARA) - When expectant parents imagine their children's future, chances are that a rare genetic disorder is not part of that picture. But that was the reality for Andres and Paulina Trevino of Boston. At 2 years old, their son, Andy, was diagnosed with a life-threatening immune disorder. By …

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Are you someone who likes to continually learn new things for professional and personal growth? If you answered "yes," then you are likely a lifelong learner. Fitting this positive attribute into today's busy lifestyles can be challenging. Distance learning provides a flexible, affordable an…

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(ARA) - Warm weather means more time spent enjoying the outdoors: picnics, bike rides, hikes and sporting events. While the summer months should be enjoyed to the fullest, outdoor enthusiasts must remember that the sun, with all of the benefits it brings, also has many dangerous effects.

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(ARA) - In the game of football, athlete protection should remain top-of-mind among parents, coaches and the public, making a player's helmet selection a crucial step prior to the upcoming season.

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(ARA) - Do you carry a deep appreciation for soldiers of past and present wars, but aren't quite sure how to show it? There are a number of ways, big and small, to express your support that can directly affect the life of a veteran in a positive way.

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(ARA) - Wood is one of the oldest building materials we know, and one of the most beloved. It's a love affair that has lasted - like hardwood itself - through the centuries, from the log cabins of earliest America into the early 21st century.

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(ARA) - With the economy strengthening, today's job seekers have more of an opportunity to find a job than in years past. However, that hardly means that companies are taking the decision to hire lightly. With still unprecedented numbers of applicants vying for each open position, companies …

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(ARA) - Prostate cancer is a serious issue for men, with one in six diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime. However, it is especially important for African-American men, who have a one in five chance of being diagnosed, which is the highest incident rate than any other group in the U.S…

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(ARA) - Hepatitis C is a silent epidemic in America. Millions of Americans have chronic hepatitis C, which is caused through infection with the hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer. As many as 75 percent of people who are living with hepatitis C don't know they a…

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(ARA) - Registered nursing - already the largest health care occupation with 2.7 million jobs - is on a massive growth trajectory. Employment of registered nurses (RNs) is expected to increase by 26 percent by 2020 and nursing was recently ranked No. 1 in the U.S. News and World Report's "Be…

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(ARA) - The average wedding costs about $27,000, according to a recent survey from The Knot. One of the most important investments for brides and grooms is hiring the right professional photographer to capture the special moments of their big day. In fact, about a quarter of brides respondin…

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(ARA) - Today's youth might be the first generation of American children to be less healthy than their parents, with childhood obesity more than tripling in the past 30 years. What's encouraging, however, is that this is a time of increased national focus on healthy eating - and it is going …

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Electronic cigarette use appears to be rising at a rapid rate. Despite an almost noncommittal stance from the FDA in regards to health concerns, a study conducted by Center for Disease Control (CDC) researchers and published by Tobacco Control and Pubmed.gov suggests that the number of elect…

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(ARA) - Back pain, headaches and difficulty sleeping are common symptoms many people discuss with their doctors during routine checkups. Yet one symptom many patients overlook is dryness, especially dry mouth. If you think dry mouth isn't serious enough to mention to your doctor, think again.

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(ARA) - Since getting engaged, Jillian Brown, 32, from St. Paul, Minn., is hitting her neighborhood fitness center more often. "I've added weight training to my regimen," says Brown, who is planning an August wedding. "I have to get those arms and shoulders wedding dress ready."

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(ARA) - Amanda Davis grew up listening to stories of her grandmother's beloved china. When her grandmother surprised her by giving those cherished pieces to Davis to celebrate her own wedding, the precious gift marked a dream come true.

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