Monthly Archives: August 2013

Thwarting the safety threats that can lurk in kids’ lunch boxes

Thwarting the safety threats that can lurk in kids’ lunch boxes (BPT) – When it comes to back-to-school safety, you cover the basics vigilantly, such as teaching kids to avoid strangers, buckling them in the car and providing appropriate safety gear when they play sports. But have you considered taking as much care when it…

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Smell and your brain [Infographic]

Smell and your brain [Infographic] Early detection is a crucial step to understanding the causes of and developing better treatments for Parkinson’s disease (PD).  Loss of sense of smell is a common but little-noticed symptom that may occur years before the onset of PD motor symptoms. The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) aims to learn…

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Kick start the school year with fun, free ways to keep kids active

Kick start the school year with fun, free ways to keep kids active (BPT) – School days mean long hours studying indoors, exercising students’ brains but not their bodies. While classroom learning is the cornerstone of education, it’s important to remember that physical activity supports overall wellness. Keeping kids moving can even boost brain function,…

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Nearly 1 in 2 Americans Unaware of Condition Leading to Stroke Risk

Survey Finds Nearly One In Two Americans Unaware of Condition That Leads to Increased Stroke Risk Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) Wants People to Understand the Connection Between NVAF and Stroke (BPT) – In a survey conducted in 1,407 people, one in two adults age 48 and older were not familiar with atrial fibrillation. Fifteen percent of…

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Foot care advice for new moms and babies

Foot care advice for new moms and babies (BPT) – Few things in life are as darling as a newborn’s little feet, and most new moms take great joy in counting 10 tiny, perfect toes. But foot health can be a source of anxiety for both new and expectant mothers, who may wonder about the…

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