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Text Messages Becoming Convenient for Calling in Sick

Text messaging seems to be the way of the future.  If you don't know how to text message, then you are way behind the times.  Now, it's even being used for employees to call in sick to their employer and is proving to be even more convenient.

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Lung Cancer Is Officially No Longer Just a ‘Smoker’s Disease’ — Health Check

While most cases of lung cancer occur in smokers, nearly 20 percent of cases strike those who’ve never touched a cigarette. When it comes down to the facts, 32,000 nonsmoking Americans die from lung cancer every year — so many that experts say it’s time to stop calling it “the smoker’s disease.”

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Apple Juice Really Not Good For You

The American Academy of Pediatrics says juice in general can be part of a good, healthy diet.  However, fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit for babies under the age of six months.  Fruit juice also has no benefits over whole fruit for older children.  Not only that, apple juice contains trace amounts of arsenic.

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Your Local Mall Is A Germ Infested Paradise

You probably don't think about it. Howie Mandell would though.  (He's a well known germiphobic).  I'm not, but maybe you are, so I thought I'd let you know where they're located in your local mall(not the germiphobes-the germs)

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From Flickr user 4Alarmstudio
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Thanksgiving Heartburn – Five Awesome Antacids [LIST]

Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, macaroni and cheese, green beans, turnip, creamed onions, pecan pie and ice cream all add up to one thing, HEARTBURN!

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Losing Weight Is A Gamble-LITERALLY!

I'm sure you've seen or heard every conceivable weight loss program advertised.  And I'm sure they all work if you stick to them, but people "stray" pretty easily.  But what if there were a little wagering involved?  Interesting concept, huh? 

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Historic Einstein Papers Revealed In Israel
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Richie’s Grandpa Gave Einstein Violin Lessons-TRUE!

There has been a lot of renewed interest in the genius of all geniuses-Albert Einstein. They even have parts of his dissected brain on display.  My late grandfather had a connection to Einstein, and I dug up a picture to prove it! 

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Salmonella Outbreak in New York

Dozens of New Yorkers have become sick from eating kosher broiled chicken livers because they weren’t cooked fully.

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From Flickr user BLW Photography
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Autism Testing Must Be Covered By Health Insurers In New York

I know at least 8 people personally who have children afflicted with autism. Whether you know it or not, you probably know someone with a child that has autism to some degree as well.

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Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Rates of Mental Illness?

Data from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) suggests 20 percent of American adults — 44.5 million people — experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year.

The report defines “mental illness” as any sort of diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder that causes “substantial functional impairment” or requires treatment, and provides a list of how much of each state’s population has suffered such a disorder.

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1 in 10 US Adults Take Antidepressants

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in ten adults in the US take antidepressants, and that many more should.

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Child Booster Seats Not Perfect for Every Vehicle

A new study looked at 83 booster seats for children and evaluated their fit in a vehicle using an adult sized seat belt.  However, 41 of those booster seats fell into the “check fit” category.

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