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Study: Nicotine Can Help with Memory Loss

Using a nicotine patch may help improve mild memory loss in older adults, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.

Previous studies have shown smokers could improve cognitive function by quitting smoking and other studies have found attention and memory improvement in people with Alzheimer’s disease. In this study, researchers at the American Academy of Neurology looked at nicotine in people with mild cognitive impairment – the stage between normal aging and dementia when people have mild memory or thinking problems but no significant disability.

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Excedrin & Bufferin Recalled By Novartis

Certain bottles of Excedrin and Bufferin are being recalled.  Pharmaceutical company Novartis voluntarily recalled the bottles due to mislabeled and broken pills.  Novartis says “stray” pills from other Novartis products were put in the wrong package. 

The recall includes Excedrin and

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Smokers Pay Higher Insurance Premiums, Get Help Quitting

Do you think employers should assist their workers in quitting cigarette smoking? Would you pay a higher premium for them to do so?

These two questions have already been answered by a plethora companies, as a significant portion of them, both large and small, offer this newly designed health benefit to their employees. The Washington Post reports, many of these companies have created a two-tier approach in assisting smokers wanting to quit.

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1077 WGNA Health,Fitness and Beauty Expo on January 21st

Set aside that date of Saturday, January 21st. 1077 'GNA, Price Chopper and Best Fitness will be hosting a giant "Health, Fitness and Beauty Expo" from 10am-4pm at the Empire State Plaza.

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‘Obesity May Run in the Family,’ Say Researchers — Health Check

Is obesity contagious? A study back in 2007 seemed to indicate that, saying we get it from our friends. To back that up, researchers highlighted data showing members of social groups were likely to have similar rates of obesity. New research, however, seems to be changing all this by finding that social interactions may have little impact on body weight.

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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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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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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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