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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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Albany Medical College Wins “Most Ridiculous Research On Animals” Award

Albany Medical College is a prestigious organization.  They are a cornerstone of our medical community.  They've won many awards, I'm sure.  I'm not sure they want to win this one though.

 

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Your Cellphone Is A Cesspool Of Germs – But Now There’s Phone Soap [VIDEO]

You don't realize it, but that pesky little iPhone or Droid that you pick up 500 times a day could be infested with bacteria.  In fact, it's been proven so.  You can't take it into the bath with you - so what CAN you do? 

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An Open Letter To Richie From Albany Medical College

Okay, I stand corrected here.  No problem.  Heck, if you're wrong, you're wrong - might as well own up to it.  My last blog about Albany Medical College winning the "Most Ridiculous Research of Animals" award might need a little bit of clarification.  Time to get "schooled" on this issue from someone in the know

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Summer Jobs For Kids In The Albany Area – Do You Have One Available?

This summer, many high school teenagers in the Albany area and college students returning home will be looking for jobs. Do you own a business? Will you have jobs for these kids available?

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