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1 in 10 US Adults Take Antidepressants

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in ten adults in the US take antidepressants, and that many more should.

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Reebok to Pay for Misleading Toning Sneakers

It is ironic -- I could have told you those toning sneakers were a gimmick, but apparently it takes a lawsuit and the Federal Trade Commission for people to believe that simply wearing sneakers will tone you legs and gluteals without having to workout necessarily.  Hello!?

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More Listeria Related Illnesses Reported: Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupe

72 illnesses have now been reported in 18 states and are related to the consumption of tainted cantaloupe.

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Drinking Coffee Could Lessen Depression in Women

While some experts have speculated that the antioxidants in coffee have health benefits, a large new study, in the Archives of Internal Medicine, says women are less likely to become depressed if they drink a few cups a day.

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‘How Do I Tell My Friend She Is Overweight?’ – Daily Dilemma [AUDIO]

Yesterday I asked you in my blog to e mail me some "dilemmas" that you the listener can tackle on the air each day. Today we read an E mail about a woman who has a "pact" with her friend to tell each other if one of them started to gain too much weight. I guess that time had come for her friend but she didn't really want to tell her and hurt her feelings and wondered if she should anyway, and if so, how?

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Electric Slide For a Cure For Breast Cancer

I think everyone knows the dance called the Electric Slide. I've deejayed plenty of wedding receptions and parties where people joined in for the line dance.

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Bay Area Vector Control Team Investigates West Nile Mosquito Presence
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West Nile Virus In Albany County

You would think with summer coming to an end that we wouldn’t be worrying about mosquitoes, but we do.

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Phil Bailly Photography, Flickr
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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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Study Shows Laughing Keeps Your Heart Strong [VIDEO]

Lord knows we could all use a little chuckling these days.  If a hurricane or an earthquake doesn't get you, the 24 hour depressing news reports will!  At some point you have to force yourself to laugh.  It's very good for your heart.  Very good!

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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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You Only Need 15 Minutes of Exercise Daily

While the World Health Organization, the U.S. and other countries recommend adults get at least half-hour of moderate workout most days, a new Taiwanese study suggests just half of that will help.

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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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