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April 24th, 2014

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Five things to do before sending your child to camp wearing hearing aids

Summer is approaching and many parents will be sending their children off to camp. If your child wears hearing aids and is set to attend a summer camp for kids of all abilities, here are five things you can do to help your child get the most from his or her summer camp experience: 1. Visit your child’s hearing care professional. Many new digi...

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Simple ways to reduce excess sugar in your diet this summer

Warm weather offers many sweet delights, from trips to the beach and more free time, to seasonal foods and soirees with family and friends. Unfortunately, many of the foods we commonly associate with spring and summer are high in added sugars. Hidden sugar in summer foods can make it a challenge to regulate calories and stay on track with your heal...

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Preventing medication fraud and abuse starts at home

Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions across the United States. More than 6 million Americans abuse prescription drugs and much of the abuse begins at home, according to a national survey on drug use and health. In fact, more than 70 percent of those who illegally use prescription pain relievers obtained them through friends or f...

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The wedding shoe trend for everyone: pain-free and pretty

Sparkles, spangles and color, new or vintage, whatever your preference in wedding shoe styles there’s one trend that every bride should get behind: comfort. “Pretty flats and even tennis shoes have been gaining popularity among brides for several years, and while those styles may not be to everyone’s taste, the concept of comforta...

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Medical device innovations lead to extraordinary advances

From custom prosthetics to minimally invasive surgery, innovations in medical devices are leading to some astonishing advances. One example: an artificial heart that uses plastic tubes instead of heart valves to move blood in and out of two plastic ventricles. Implanted in more than 1,000 patients, this plastic heart has extended lives by more than...

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Healthful tips for enjoying the holiday season to the fullest

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but are you able to enjoy the holidays completely? The approaching holiday season means quality time with family, special deliveries in the mail and goodies that delight the taste buds. But it’s important to be prepared and stay healthy throughout the season so you can enjoy every festive...

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Learn how to be healthy, active and live well with diabetes

Whether you are at risk for, have been recently diagnosed with, or are living with diabetes, it is essential to make sure you have the information necessary to manage your disease. It can also be overwhelming caring for someone with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association strives to make it easier and the organization’s EXPOs are a great...

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Why Alzheimer’s should factor into your retirement plan

In an ideal world, you will retire and enjoy many years fulfilling your dreams and spending time with those you love the most. Your retirement years can be some of the happiest and most enjoyable years of your life. But while we all hope for the best outcome possible, it may be prudent for you to plan for the possibility that life may deal you a di...

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Warm up the colder months with skin that’s irresistible to touch

In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, we text more than we hug; we touch our phones more than we touch each other.  However, despite the need to be “plugged in,” when surveyed by professionals at Arizona State University, 75 percent of men and women agreed they would like more touch in their lives. As the coole...

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Advice for pain patients facing insurance challenges

People living with chronic pain face many challenges, and one of the most daunting can be finding ways to pay for treatment.    Reimbursement policies can stand in the way of the integrated approach that is often the most successful in managing chronic pain. Vital aspects of a pain patient’s care – including specialty care ser...

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