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Got Tech Neck? Here's Some Advice.

(NewsUSA) - It's called "tech neck." But to really understand the stress you're putting on your neck every time you look down at some wireless device -; think texting, for example -; just imagine four 15-pound bowling balls sitting atop your head.

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Friday 12/02/2016
Hearing Loss And The Holidays—It's A Family Affair
Updated: December 03, 2016 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Since the holiday season is such a great time to connect with friends and family members you haven’t seen in a while, it may also offer an opportunity many may not have considered. Now can be your chance to check in with loved ones about their health and wellbeing, including those who may be grappling with hearing loss.

Top Tips To Live A Healthier, More Active Lifestyle Well Into Your Later Years
Updated: December 03, 2016 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by 2030, one in every five Americans will be over the age of 65. Whatever your age now, it’s wise to prepare yourself mentally and physically for growing older. Adults today, the CDC adds, are looking not only to extend their lives, but to enjoy a healthier, more active lifestyle well into their later years.

When Should Your Child Visit The Orthodontist?
Updated: December 03, 2016 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—While there's no "exact age" for a child to begin orthodontic treatment, there are a few things to consider.

Tips to Curb Muscle Loss as You Age
Updated: December 02, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) As the population of Americans over age 55 soars toward 70 million over the next decade, more Americans are searching beyond avoiding wrinkles and fine lines for tips, foods and products that will help them live the lives they desire well into their advanced years -- and this includes muscle maintenance.

Thursday 12/01/2016
10 signs you may have a bleeding disorder
Updated: December 02, 2016 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Harley Noffsinger was a typical kid who liked to play outside and stay active. When she was 7, everything changed. She got a nose bleed, but unlike most people's experiences, her bleeding wouldn’t stop. It lasted 90 minutes.

Epilepsy Awareness Day 2016 Largest Turnout Ever
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - November is Epilepsy Awareness month, and this year's 4th Annual Epilepsy Awareness Day (EAD) was the largest gathering of epilepsy patients and physicians in the world. Held at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, the 2-day event included a convention with over 90 exhibitors, 24 physician/specialist seminars, a Rick Springfield benefit concert, and a full day at Disneyland for the families.

Three Simple Swaps for a Healthier Lunch
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Choosing a healthy lunch doesn't have to be boring or a day-to-day challenge. In fact, there are plenty of tasty and healthier substitutions you can make to your favorite meals when eating out or packing a lunch, such as adding more fresh fruits and vegetables and reducing refined grain products such as white bread and sugary foods. And losing just a few pounds can help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.

New Cancer Treatment Continues to Progress By Filing for Orphan Drug Status
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It takes a lot to get a drug to market.