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Being In Someone Else’s Shoes – Richie’s Experience At The St. Jude Children’s Hospital

This is a true story. You can't make these things up. I was more embarrassed than I've been in a very long time, but it convinces me even more that some things happen for a reason. Out of all places, it happened on the campus of St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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Off To St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

I had the unique opportunity to visit this amazing facility almost 20 years ago, so I'm interested to see the changes.  It's still extremely vivid in my memory.  We went room to room and visited patients, the familes of, and committed doctors as well.  It should be amazing!

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Tips To Meet Your Health & Fitness Goals [SPONSORED POST]

As we all focus on turning many new leafs this new year, here are a couple of quick facts to help on some of the inevitable health and fitness goals we all so desperately desire! Compliments of BEST FITNESS, and for more information on how to get fit and stay fit all year, visit  their website.

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10 Foods to Help You Survive Cold Season

Chicken soup has long been a comfort for those feeling under the weather, but it isn’t the only dish known for its feel good factor.

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Will Nutritional Scores Make People Eat Healthier?

If you read food labels when grocery shopping, you’re not alone. And in some stores, they’ve made it even easier for you, displaying nutritional scores alongside prices.

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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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