Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - While often portrayed as funny in movies and on TV, intoxication and alcohol abuse are no laughing matter. In fact, it’s estimated that more than 30 percent of the U.S. population misuses alcohol.

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Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - If you or someone you care about is among the more than 40 million Americans over age 65 or the estimated 8,000 more who reach that age every day a few facts about aging and caring for the aged may be good to know.

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Washington, DC - Four people with paraplegia are able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles as a result of a novel therapy that involves electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The participants, each of whom had been paralyzed for more than two years, were able to voluntarily flex their toes, ankles, and knees while the stimulator was active, and the movements were enhanced over time when combined with physical rehabilitation.

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Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - A tiny new device may make a big difference for the estimated 36 million Americans who live with some type of hearing loss. This same device may also prompt more baby boomers to join the digital world.

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Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Here’s a healthy idea: Let your feet help your heart and improve your well-being.

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Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - When it comes to the latest in skin care, anti-aging products are taking the lead.

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Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - While global lung cancer rates are going down, the condition is still the leading cause of cancer death in theUnited States. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

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Salt Lake City, Utah (NAPSI) - At Shriners Hospitals for Children, using the latest technological advances to enhance patient care takes many forms. Here are a few examples:

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Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Here’s something to smile about: Whatever your age, wearing braces today doesn’t mean what it used to, and if you’re longing for a straighter smile, you’re not alone. More than 4 million people in the U.S. wear braces and more than 25 percent of them are adults.

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Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - If you or someone you care about has ever been diagnosed with cancer, there is an online resource that may benefit you.

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