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Holidays Bring Heightened Risk for Eating Disorders Relapse

Americans who regularly have high levels of overall stress are most likely to feel stress specific to the holidays, according to a recent survey conducted by Mental Health America. For individuals in recovery from eating disorders, who are typically predisposed to higher levels of anxiety, this is particularly true. The frenetic pace of the holiday hustle and bustle and increased emphasis on food-centric gatherings can lead to heightened stress, and in severe cases, eating disorders relapse. To… Continue

Added by Rebecca H on November 27, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments

The March of Dimes Releases 2012 Premature Birth Report Card

The March of Dimes Report Card compares each state’s preterm birth rate to the March of Dimes goal of lowering the rate to 9.6 percent of all live births by 2020.  Today, March of Dimes released their latest report card, along with a video: http://youtu.be/SecBApEgNk4.

 

The U.S. preterm birth rate dropped for the fifth consecutive year in 2011 to 11.7 percent, the lowest in a decade, giving…

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Added by Rebecca H on November 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Veritas Prep Outlines the 5 Steps Every Parent Can Take to Help Their Student Ace the SAT

For many parents of high school students, the SAT – a standardized exam most colleges and universities use to evaluate applicants – is somewhat of an unknown. While they understand that it is an important part of the college admissions process and that a high score can result in acceptance to the best schools and lead to scholarship awards, they may not know how they can help their students with SAT test prep so they can do their best on the…

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Added by Rebecca H on August 20, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

NECTRESSE Natural No Calorie Sweetener

McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, the maker of SPLENDA® Sweeteners, announces the launch of NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener (pronounced NECK-TRESS). It is the only 100 percent natural, zero calorie per serving sweetener made from the goodness of real fruit – monk fruit extract – available at stores nationwide.

 

The new sweetener derives its natural sweetness from monk fruit, a small green melon that has been cultivated…

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Added by Rebecca H on August 7, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Chex Party Mix Partners with Ted Allen to Introduce Chex Party Mix-Changes, a Fun Update on Holiday Party Traditions

Chex Party Mix has partnered with Food Network star, Ted Allen, to help party hosts put a modern spin on the traditional holiday cookie exchange by creating this season’s easiest way to get ready for the holidays while getting together with friends or family: the Chex Party Mix-Change(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCkmPulhrvw). Leave the stress and mess of baking behind and stir…

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Added by Rebecca H on December 22, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Eating Disorders Identified in College Freshmen as They Return Home for Winter Break

As college freshmen across the U.S. return home for the holidays, thousands of parents will – for the first time – discover eating disorders that developed during their child’s first semester. Because the transition to college is one of the two most common life stages in which eating disorders develop, Eating Recovery Center (…

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Added by Rebecca H on December 22, 2011 at 1:36pm — No Comments

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