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Health Update- No place like home for seniors

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on Saturday, October 27, 2012
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Dr. Sam Benjamin makes a plea to keep the family unit together up until the last moments of a loved ones life.

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Health Update: Don't kid yourself - get your flu shot

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on Saturday, October 27, 2012
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Dr. Sam Benjamin explains why you shouldn't skip out on your flu shot this year.

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Health Update- AB blood type may have a higher risk of heart disease

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on Friday, October 12, 2012
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Dr. Sam Benjamin explains why it's important that you know your blood type.

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Be wary of 'kitchen sink'-style supplements

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on Saturday, October 06, 2012
in Vitamins/Minerals/Supplements

I came across a study recently on ConsumersLab.com.

It's a reliable source of information about nutritional supplements, but more importantly perhaps, it is a great testing site where the quality of natural products is validated (or invalidated). Not to my surprise, this is what they said:

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Health Update: Mom, fearful of her child, seeks help from insurance company

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Dr. Sam Benjamin meets with Ariel Koch, a mother whose adopted child was born drug exposed, to talk about her struggle to get her daughter the appropriate health care.

Ariel's daughter, Julia, has proven to be a danger to herself and others after killing the family cat, abusing her teachers and even jumping out of moving vehicles. Ariel has been in a long battle with insurance companies in an effort to send her daughter out of state to receive proper care.

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