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Levack Is Accepting The Vent Fitness Challenge

A few years back I took a very similar fitness challenge and had amazing results. Well here we are about three years later and I sadly have to admit I put the weight back on. I am still healthier then I was before but I need something to challenge and refocus myself. I found it and invite you to come with me, The Vent Fitness Challenge.

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Your Health Checklist Before Your Doctor Checkup

It’s recommended that everyone visit their doctor at least once each year for an annual physical exam.  When problems or potential illnesses are caught early on, many times they can be solved before they become major – saving you time, money, and helping you feel your best.  Here are a few things you can do to prepare before you visit the doctor to get the most out of your appointment:

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How Long Will It Take You To Work Off All Of That Superbowl Party Food?

I'm a very, very bloated individual at the time of this writing.  Everything from chicken wings to pizza to beer to cheesecake was consumed at the two Superbowl get togethers that we attended.  I was wondering just how much exercise it would take to burn it off?  Are you ready for this? 

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Aggressive Flu Strain Arrives Early And Spreads Rapidly Through U.S.
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Record Reports Of Flu And The Common Cold In 2013

It seems like everybody I know is sick, or has been sick over the past few weeks. Record numbers of people are getting the flu nationwide, while many others are just trying to battle off the common winter cold.

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Should A Mother Be Criticized For Putting Her 7 Year Old On A Strict Diet?

It's "sensitive issue" time.  We touched on it on the Sean and Richie Show Thursday morning.  What's worse - letting your 7 year old child stay at an unhealthy weight (chunky but happy!), or becoming harping on their every move to get them in better shape and dropping the extra weight.

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Pharmacists Can Now Give Flu Shots Thanks To Governor Cuomo

The flu is at epidemic levels in New York State this year, a health emergency has been declared. The flu is not a cold, and is nothing to be taken lightly.

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Where to Get a Flu Shot in the Albany NY Area

When the flu starts hitting people start getting flu shots in droves. You can try to get in to see your doctor, but fortunately there are many other places to get a shot, if they aren't out of the vaccine. Call ahead to make sure they have a supply in stock. 

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Best Chicken Soup Recipe for When You Have the Flu

Nothing ruins your month like getting the flu, especially if you are one of the first people in your circle of friends and family who gets it. Chicken soup is more than just mom's remedy - there is science behind using chicken soup to ease discomfort and help get you back to health. Here's a simple + quick recipe for you while you're sick with the flu. 

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Is it the Flu or Just a Cold?

When flu season hits, every sniffle can make you wonder if it is the flu or just a cold. Neither are pleasant but there are differences between the two. Here is a chart comparing both medical conditions with some differences between the two. 

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Is Narcissism America’s Greatest Epidemic?

Almost everyone in the world fancies themselves to be special in some way, shape, or form, but are those beliefs becoming too frequent from young people, according to a study on narcissism.

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Brace Yourself, the Flu Season Memes Are Here

It's that time of year, when you give everybody who coughs on the train a dirty look and tie your hands to your waist with elastic to keep from accidentally touching your face until you've had a chance to wash them under soap and water for at least three minutes. That's right. It's flu season. Here are some tips for coming out on the other side okay. 

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Bacteria Alert: Now Your Credit Card Could Be Making You Sick – Say WHAT?

Disclaimer:  I'm sure you could find skeevy germs on just about anything if you look hard enough.  That being said, take a gander at THIS little piece of health news.

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