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Teenage Binge-Eating May Point To Drug Use; Study

A new study suggests that parents and physicians can use eating habits as a possible predictor of whether teens will use marijuana and other drugs.

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Ten Tips To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

New research suggests that people gain an average of one pound from Halloween to New Years Day.  That doesn't sound bad.  The problem is that we don't tend to lose that pound.  Do that for 20 years and suddenly you're over weight.  I'm not normally one to worry about it.  I believe that holidays are meant to be celebrated.  But...

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You DO Believe Man Walked On The Moon, Right?

If you're like me, you've probably heard a crazy story or two. We know it doesn't make sense to believe 'em. But why do so many of us buy into utter nonsense

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Are You Satisfied With How Much You Pay for Health Care? — Survey of the Day

While there is a widespread consensus that the overall costs of health care in the United States are out of control, individual policy holders aren't necessarily up in arms about their monthly rates.

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Tis The Season — Flu Season!

In case you missed it this morning, the CDC says flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade.  And, the primary strain that's going around is making people sicker than other types.  Aaaaand (more good news), this is the same strain that made so many people sick (some fatally so) in '03-'04

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Exercise Can Improve Memory in Older Adults

It is often said that, as you age, the memory is the first thing to go. However, according to a new study, one fairly simple step can greatly improve older adults' ability to remember.

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Do You Want To Know What Could Kill You? [VIDEO/POLL]

You probably didn't know this, but when I'm off-work , I try to follow a "normal" schedule. Daytime is a little overrated, but I sometimes find something good on TV.

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Tis the Season For Colds And The Flu. But Which One Is It And Does It Matter?

The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses often mimic each other's symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them.

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Should Women Shun Sex Before Athletics?

There's been a theory, dating back to ancient Greece, that athletes should refrain from sexual activity the night before a major event. But is there anything to that? And, since the practice began in an era before both sexes competed in sports, does it apply to women?

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Don’t Give Him A Hand, Lend Him Your Ear! [VIDEO]

So one of the news stories that made the rounds Thursday was that a Georgian (the country) strongman pulled a truck weighing more than 8 tons! WITH HIS EAR!

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Feeling Stressed? Blame Your Many Facebook Friends

The counter located prominently on everyone's Facebook page has created a bit of a friends arms race. According to new research, it's a race you may be better off losing.

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Gilda’s Club Name Change?

During my 15 years in Albany radio, I worked closely with the American Cancer Society, and supported the local chapter of Gilda's Club.  I've been a long-time fan of Gilda's, even though the highlights of her career occurred when I was far too young to fully appreciate her genius

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