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Kids still getting too much 'screen time': CDC

(HealthDay)—U.S. teenagers are still spending hours in front of the TV and computer every day—despite years of expert advice that kids' "screen time" should be limited, a new government study finds.

Jul 09, 2014
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Advantages of standardizing diabetes treatments

Medical treatment guidelines are suggestions that international organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, the European Society for the Study of Diabetes and the American Association of Clinical ...

Jul 08, 2014
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