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Cantaloupes Linked to Bacteria Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention are warning consumers of cantaloupes.  Health officials issued a warning after numerous cases of the bacteria Listeria were reported in six states.

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Fatherhood Can Cause a Drop in Testosterone Levels

In the first study of its kind, researchers compared the testosterone level of men when they were single and childless to their testosterone level after they had had a child.

While testosterone always decreases when men age, the decline was much more pronounced among the men who had become fathers.

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“Bad” Foods That ARE Good For You

Like many pre-conceived notions, you are told to avoid something, such as a particular food, because it is bad for you.  However, we are slowly learning, and I emphasize "slowly," that many things aren't bad for you in small doses.

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My Dental Hygienist Made Me Feel Old Today, But I Still Like Her [AUDIO]

My hygienist, Dawn Love has worked many years for Dr. Delehanty's Dental office in Guilderland.  She's great, don't get me wrong.  So is Sandy Knapik at the front desk. And Dr. Delehante?  Top shelf.  It's an all female operation, which is unique for the dental business, you must agree.  I really enjoy going there. Until today's conversation. Now I feel really old!:

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State Health Department Rules No Risk From Mercury

The state Department of Health (DOH) has come to the conclusion that the Lafarge cement plant, in Ravena, is not a threat to residents.

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Elvis Dies, Alabama’s First No. 1 – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of Aug. 16

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New York State Health Department Warns of Mosquito Bites

A 4-year old child from Oswego County died on Sunday from the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus or EEE – a mosquito carried virus that causes serious illness and death.

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Autism A Greater Risk in Children with Autistic Sibling

A new study published online Monday in Pediatrics, shows nearly one in five children with an autistic older sibling will develop the disorder, too.

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St. Jude Song

As WGNA launches it's annual St. Jude Radiothon,  I wanted to share some facts about the hospital and give you a chance to hear a newly recorded St. Jude Song that features Dolly Parton and The Grascals.

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Blood Test Tells Fetus’ Gender Even Earlier

A recent study shows a simple blood test can determine what sex a baby is as early as seven weeks.

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Ground Turkey Recalled
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Cargill Recalls Ground Turkey Due to Salmonella

Ground turkey is now being recalled due to a nationwide salmonella outbreak.

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FDA Changing Gluten Free Food Labels

For all you supporters of "gluten free" food or customers of food with no gluten in them, the Food & Drug Administration plans to revamp the labeling of those products.

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