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January is National Blood Donor Month

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Start off the new year right, by donating blood to the Red Cross or your local blood bank in honor of National Blood Donor Month.

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Pet Treats Recalled in Salmonella Outbreak

Updated: 01/22/2009 - PetSmart is recalling seven of its Grreat Choice dog biscuit products because they contain peanut products made by a company that has been linked to a salmonella outbreak in 43 states and Canada, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

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Forget The Carbs, Pasta Pairs Well With Recession

Posted: 01/21/2009 - After sales hurt by fad diets, consumers return to cheap food in downturn. Sales of pasta products in the United States — including frozen and refrigerated pasta, canned pasta, soup mixes and prepared dinners — rose 5 percent last year to $6.4 billion.

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8 Ways to be a Happier Mom

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Ask a mom if she's happier now that she has a child, and she'll usually say yes. But psychologists who study happiness often report a different picture. Being the mom of a young child (especially one under 3) is rewarding, but also a real strain on your mood.

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Feeling Lonely? Genes Might be at Fault

Posted: 01/21/2009 - For one person, the idea of spending a cold winter's night alone seems great -- a perfect time to catch up on novels, watch cheesy movies, and drink hot chocolate with marshmallows. For another, the prospect is less comforting -- feelings of depression, anger, isolation set in as the hours go by.

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How To Buy The Best Beef

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Americans love beef; we eat nearly 63 pounds per person each year. Although that's a lot, the amount is down from our 1976 high of 89 pounds. When buying beef, we tend to stick to what we know, which may be why almost 60 percent of our beef dollars go for ground beef. Even as an experienced chef, I often brought home familiar cuts. But researching my book, "Field Guide to Meat," led me to expand my repertoire to tasty, if less familiar, cuts like hanger steak and tri-tip. Soon you can do the same, knowing which cuts to choose for maximum flavor and nutrition.

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Health Ministry: 2 Indonesians Died Of Bird Flu

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Two Indonesians have died of bird flu, apparently after contact with sick chickens, raising the country's death toll to 115, the Health Ministry said Wednesday.

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Ear Infections in Kids

Posted: 01/20/2009 - Experts report three out of four kids have had at least one ear infection by the time they turn three. Here are just some of the ways to treat the condition.

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How To Make Decisions As A Couple

Posted: 01/20/2009 - Decision-making can be challenging for anyone, but when a couple needs to make a collective decision, the challenge becomes greater, psychologist Dr. Josh Klapow says.

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Salmonella Outbreak Worsens: General Mills and Kroger Pull Products

Posted: 01/20/2009 - General Mills Inc. and grocers Kroger Co., Safeway Inc. and Meijer Inc. have joined the growing list of food companies and retailers pulling items with peanut butter amid a salmonella outbreak that has killed at least six people and sickened more than 470 others in 43 states.

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Consumers Urged To Use Caution Eating Peanut Butter

Posted: 01/19/2009 - Federal officials are urging consumers to put off eating foods that contain peanut butter until assurances are made that the foods do not contain products manufactured by the Peanut Corp. of America, some of which were found to contain salmonella.

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Comforting Cancer Patients

Posted: 01/19/2009 - Last year in the U-S more than a million people were diagnosed with ancer. Judy Fortin shares some ways to offer comfort to cancer patients.

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Can Sex Cause A Heart Attack?

Posted: 01/16/2009 - If movies and soap operas are anything to go by, sex can be dangerous for people with heart conditions.

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Surges in Blood Pressure Found to Affect Cognitive Ability in Elderly

Posted: 01/16/2009 - By the time you reach what is commonly called middle age, you’ll likely notice awkward moments when you suddenly can’t remember a simple word, your best friend’s name, the movie you saw last night or even what you planned to say next.

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Where Are the Nation's Best Children’s Hospitals?

Posted: 01/16/2009 - Just the thought of their child in a hospital can cause parental nightmares. No one wants to have their child in the hospital for any reason, and particularly if they are facing a long life-threatening illness or recuperating from serious injury. If a child must be hospitalized parents would like to know the best place for treatment for their child and Parents magazine can tell you where they are.

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8 Tips for a Better Body Breakthrough

Posted: 01/15/2009 - What's standing between you and a hot body? Boredom? Lack of motivation? Too little time? Chances are, you're in an exercise rut. We had readers list top fitness frustrations, then went to experts for ideas to revive any routine. Try their techniques and see amazing results. You'll be saying, "I can't wait to work out!"

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"Check List" for Surgery Helps Patients

Posted: 01/15/2009 - Experts have designed a tool that reduces the rate of complications and nearly cuts the death risk from surgery in half - and it barely costs a thing.

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