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An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
(bonus points if you know who said that!)

It's official, Buffalo...we're in major flu season.  As a rule, I've been ridiculously reluctant in getting my flu shot.  No, I'm not one of those people who says it actually GETS you sick (it doesn't) or has any kind of religious issues against it (I don't), or thinks I'm some kind of Superwoman (I am) that is somehow impervious to illness (I'm not.)  I'm just plain old lazy.  I know it's not a great idea to avoid it...especially because I have asthma.  But I just always put it off and put it off...Ok, maybe not lazy, but more of a Champion Procrastinator.

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Drowsy Driving Can Kill!

Does that driver in the next car look a little sleepy? Maybe you should be worried. So says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. A just-released report based on interviews with drivers in 19 states, including New York, says more than four percent of all drivers admitted to falling asleep while driving within the month before being surveyed!

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Why You Should Always Change Your Sheets

Even though I ALWAYS take a shower at night, for this exact reason, I should still change my sheets often. You would be amazed to know what is actually in your bed and when you find out, I bet you start doing it….right away.

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A Few Mom Rules You Can Forget

When you were growing up, you were probably hit with more than a few "mom rules." You know, bits of wisdom that were passed down from generation to generation. The only problem was that a lot of those rules turned out to be terribly wrong.

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Our "Tristan" (Craig Matthews photo)
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Our Dog’s New Year’s Resolution [VIDEO]

Hi, it's Craig Matthews wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2013. For our newest member of the family, "Tristan", it's a resolution to keep his teeth and gums in great shape. Tristan is our 3-legged pooch we rescued this past fall after saying goodbye to our beloved 13 year old Pearl.

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Which Seat In A Car Is The Safest?

It's the seat in a car that nobody really wants. Research done at UB says it's probably the safest seat in your car when an accident happens. Which seat is it?...

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Advil Prevents Cancer

Aspirin is one of the world's oldest and cheapest drugs and there are now studies showing that aspirin in small doses can prevent colon cancer and help prevent memory loss. I have a horrible memory so this is right up my alley. Here is how much you need to take…

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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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