Monthly Archives: July 2012

A decade of scientific breakthroughs for patients with GIST

A decade of scientific breakthroughs for patients with GIST (ARA) – In the past decade, some life-threatening diseases have evolved from being untreatable diseases to chronic conditions with the help of significant medical advances. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GIST, are a rare and life-threatening cancer of the gastrointestinal tract. Advances in the treatment of this…

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School lunch vs. bag lunch: What’s best for your kids?

School lunch vs. bag lunch: What’s best for your kids? (ARA) – Bag it or buy it? What’s healthier and what will they eat? It’s a question faced by parents each school year. Often, there’s an assumption that bagging is better, but there’s also the convenience and choices of school lunch to consider. Good news:…

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Foot care tips to keep boomers moving

Foot care tips to keep boomers moving (ARA) – Just a few decades ago, the phrase “granny shoes” implied a tragic lack of coolness, and that the wearer had allowed comfort to trump style in their slow shuffle toward getting old. Those days are definitely gone. Today’s baby boomers and seniors are stepping out in…

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Do you hear what I hear?

Do you hear what I hear? What you need to know about noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in adolescents (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…

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Pointers for protecting feet from skin cancer

Pointers for protecting feet from skin cancer (ARA) – Walking on the beach, frolicking in the surf, participating in sports, strolling through a theme park while on vacation – your feet will carry you through a lot of fun this summer. But can paying attention to them help you avoid the most common form of…

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