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OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Being overweight or obese is commonly associated with diabetes, but a new Kaiser Permanente study finds the connection differs widely by race or ethnicity. Members of racial and ethnic minority groups were much more likely to have diabetes or prediabetes at lower weights -- even at normal or below-normal body mass index (BMI), according to research published in Diabetes Care.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Z Natural Foods is proud to announce their new Organic Pumpkin Powder, a fresh, healthy and natural way to enjoy delicious pumpkin all year long. Used as an alternative to traditional flour, pumpkin powder is a powerful, nutrient-dense and convenient superfood that stays fresh for multiple seasons.

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KAUAI, Hawaii, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef, lifestyle expert, and mom, Hollan Hawaii proudly releases her new beach-inspired vegan cookbook Good Food Gratitude: Easy to Prepare Vegan Home-Style Recipes and Beach inspired Lifestyle Tips for the Entire Family ($34.95, Deeper Well Publishing).

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent alarming news headlines have told of the sudden deaths of dogs that swam in waters that contained the deadly hepatotoxins that are found in blue-green algae. Until now the only way to be sure that waters were safe for pets was to conduct expensive tests that took days to provide results. But now 5Strands® Affordable Testing is offering a simple yet accurate and affordable blue-green algae test ($29.96) that will provide results within as little as ten minutes.

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An outbreak of lung disease among vapers has sparked concerns and questions about e-cigarettes. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains what vapers are really inhaling.

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Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

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Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

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We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.

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Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.

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Not waiting for the Trump administration's proposed ban of flavored e-cigarettes, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an emergency executive action to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in the state. The move is tied to two public health crises in youth and teen vaping. CNN's Dr. S…

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In the wake of the deaths by suicide of two mental health advocates, CNN's Michael Smerconish speaks with Peggy Wehmeyer about living with the shame and stigma of having a loved one die by suicide.

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