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Tips On Improving Your Child’s Health

Imperial, California (NAPSI) - It’s estimated that about one-third of kids in theUnited States are overweight or obese. Being overweight as a child can lead to health problems later in life. Fortunately, as a parent or other caregiver, there are things you can do to help your child consume healthy foods and beverages, be physically active, and get to and stay at a healthy weight.

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Helping Teens Make Healthier Choices

Imperial, California (NAPSI) - There’s good news for parents who are looking for ways to help their teens make healthier choices when it comes to eating and exercise.

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World’s Largest Pharmaceutical Company Signs Agreement with ViaCyte for a Stem Cell Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

San Diego, California - It’s been a very good week for San Diego based regenerative medicine company ViaCyte and a potentially pivotal week for people battling type 1 diabetes.

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Ebola Test Results on Sacramento Patient Negative

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tested the sample from the patient under investigation who is hospitalized in Sacramento and reports the test results are negative for Ebola.

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California Firm Recalls Chicken Caesar Salad Kits For Possible Listeria Contamination

Washington, DC - APPA Fine Foods, a Corona, California establishment, is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

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Million Hearts launches challenge to recognize success in blood pressure control

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today launched a challenge designed to identify practices, clinicians and health systems that have successfully worked with patients to reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health.

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Back-To-School Food Safety Tips for Parents

Washington, DC - Children are at high risk of contracting foodborne illness because their immune systems are still developing. In fact, children under the age of five have the highest incidence of Campylobacter, E. coli, and Salmonella infection among any other age group in the United States. This highlights the importance of following the USDA’s four food safety steps whenever preparing meals:  Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.

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Making Sure Kids Get The Nutrition They Need All Year Long

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - Here’s food for thought: Of the 55 million kids enrolled in U.S. schools, 21 million get free or reduced-cost lunch, yet 85 percent of the schoolchildren eligible for these U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sponsored lunches don’t get such meals when school’s not in session.

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