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A year later, Raju’s independence remains strong

A year later, Raju’s independence remains strong

Everyone cherishes a particular independence day. Brazilians celebrate their independence from Portugal September 7 and the Japanese celebrate their independence on February 11. For the Finnish, December 6 marks the…

4 paws and a wet nose can save a wounded veteran’s life

4 paws and a wet nose can save a wounded veteran’s life

Combat-wounded veterans often face a new kind of battle when they return home. Of the 51,000 service members that the Congressional Research Service reports have been injured in Iraq and…

Tips for feeling fit at 30, 40, 50 and beyond

Tips for feeling fit at 30, 40, 50 and beyond

Do you ever wake up and think “Wow, I don’t feel as young as I used to?” It’s a sentiment shared by people of every age group. Fortunately, it doesn’t…

New treatments offer hope to elders with macular degeneration

New treatments offer hope to elders with macular degeneration

When Joan Nick, an 87-year-old retiree, was diagnosed with the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in her left eye, she was worried about going blind. Joan had already…

Identifying pain medication addiction in your friends; yourself

Identifying pain medication addiction in your friends; yourself

If you’ve ever taken them, you know prescription opioids can provide a clinically safe and effective solution to pain management. They can also be very addictive, however, and protecting against…

You can prevent cervical cancer

You can prevent cervical cancer

If it weren’t for a woman named Sandy, Brenda T. might have a very different story to tell. Two years ago, when Brenda was 50 years old, she didn’t have…

Is ‘hockey mom’ the new ‘soccer mom?’

Is ‘hockey mom’ the new ‘soccer mom?’

American hockey participation has greatly increased since the early 1990’s, according to USA Hockey, the governing body for organized amateur ice hockey in the U.S. More than just a game,…

Nothing to sneeze at: How to keep your family healthy this flu season

Nothing to sneeze at: How to keep your family healthy this flu season

February is still part of peak flu season. For adults, coming down with the flu can translate to missed work and complications. Children risk missing school and, for younger children,…

Ask the Pharmacist: Exercise tips your heart will love

Ask the Pharmacist: Exercise tips your heart will love

A regular exercise routine is an important component of heart health, yet less than one-third of Americans get the minimum 30 minutes of daily exercise five days a week, as…

Head of the class: How to get accepted to the school of your choice

Head of the class: How to get accepted to the school of your choice

With tuitions at an all-time high, the cost of college and the increasingly competitive job market have become major considerations for aspiring college students and their parents. Students are not…

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