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Do Military Veterans Have More Health Problems Than Civilians?

A new report from the CDC finds that men who’ve served in the military carry a heavier health burden than civilians — in fact, veterans are significantly more likely to have two or more chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

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Richie Has A Musical Warning For Germophobics Staying In Hotel Rooms [AUDIO]

Have you heard what the most germ laden places are in your average hotel room?  If not, I'm about to let you know musically, because I stayed in one of these flea bags recently

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How Much Sleep Should You Get to Keep Your Memory Sharp?

We all know getting too little sleep isn’t good for us, but did you know getting too much shuteye can make your memory worse, too?

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Hey, Ladies — Booze May Actually Be Good for Your Bones

While alcohol has been known to stretch the waistlines of men all over the world, a new study suggests that tying one on might actually be beneficial for women.

Grab a cold one because here comes the science.

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New Survey Reveals More Teenagers Try Drugs and Alcohol During the Summer

While the summer months are supposed to fun and a much needed break from the previous school year, a new survey finds that many teens are using their summer vacation to try drugs and alcohol.

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Coffee Drinkers – More Good News For You

Coffee has been proven to have a lot of health benefits over the past couple of years, and now another one has been discovered. As we sit through this heat wave this new benefit will really hit home.

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Meat Lovers Beware! Tick Bites Could Be Spreading Meat Allergies

As if high cholesterol, heart disease and the potential for Mad Cow aren’t bad enough, now red meat lovers have another threat to contend with — an allergic reaction to beef potentially triggered by a bite from the common lone star tick.

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Do Stories Of Germ Infested Hotel Rooms Make You Travel Differently?

We all know that germs are out there.  On door handles, shopping carts, even in hotel rooms.  But do you do anything about it, other than washing your hands all the time?

I read recently that hotel rooms are the most germ infected places out there!  Light switches and remote controls are found to be  the most germ infected objects in a hotel room

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Drinking Eight Glasses of Water a Day Is Nothing But a Big Fat Myth

Conventional wisdom has long held that eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day are necessary to keep a body healthy and hydrated. But, health experts now say this is a myth and that people should should simply drink when they’re thirsty, instead.

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Does Your Toothpaste Burn Your Mouth? Maybe It’s That Nasty Sodium Lauryl Sulfate [VIDEO]

Does your toothpaste burn the inside of your mouth?  If so, does that mean it's working well?  There are one or two brands that are like fire in my mouth, for some reason.   What the heck is going on?

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Vote To Help Local Girl With Cerebral Palsy

Beautiful Maya Vasquez is  3 and 1/2 year old.  She has bravely dealt with the challenges of cerebral palsy at her very young age, and  actually was a spokesperson for last year's Center Of Disabilities Services Telethon, which we cohosted.  Maya is now entering a national contest, and she simply needs your vote.

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Albany Medical Center Responds To Richie’s Rat Study Article

I guess I needed to be "schooled" about what's going on at a certain school.  If you possibly read my last posting about Albany Medical Center and their landing on the "Top 10 List of Most Ridiculous Research On Animals" (according to the Times Union), you might find that I probably didn't do enough explaining.  Here was a response to that post 

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