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Sickle Cell Disease: What You Need To Know

(NAPSI) - Sickle cell disease involves abnormally shaped red blood cells that reduce the flow of blood inside the blood vessels. It is inherited, the same way people inherit the color of their eyes, skin and hair.

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Fun Way To Enjoy Fruits And Vegetables

(NAPSI) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kids aren’t getting nearly enough fruits and veggies in their daily diets, but you can help yours get the nutrients they need and like it.

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New Approach Personalizes Weight Loss

(NAPSI) - The most effective way to lose weight may not involve any dieting at all. That’s the word from an international group of scientists, physicians and researchers. They believe to be effective, a weight loss program must take epigenetics into account.

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The Nutrients They Need

(NAPSI) - According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, almost 80 percent of children inAmerica don’t get the recommended number of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables in their diets. The USDA says you should fill at least half your child’s plate at most meals with fruits and vegetables.

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When Breathing Isn't Easy: Understanding a Fatal Lung Disease

(NAPSI) - For most of us, breathing is a routine action that we don't give much thought. But imagine feeling like you are suffocating every day, and you can never seem to get enough air. This is what daily life is like for the 50,000 to 70,000 people1 in the United States who are living with a fatal lung disease2 called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). While people with IPF may appear healthy, inside their lungs are deteriorating irreversibly and they are losing the ability to breathe.

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