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Are Reusing Store Bought Water Bottles Safe? Maybe Not

For the longest time, I've been (on occasion) refilling water bottles and putting them in the 'fridge.  Why not, right?  It's just water.  Well, the jury is out as to whether this is healthy or not (like everything else in the world).

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Kristal O'Neal, Getty Images
Kristal O'Neal, Getty Images
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Fast Food Apple Slices Being Recalled Across the Country Amidst Listeria Scare

While an apple a day may keep the doctor away, it looks as if fast food apple slices could have you racing for the emergency room.

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Chris Hendrickson, Getty Images
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Scientists Find Disturbing Link Between Drought and Suicide

There appears to be a creepy correlation between extended periods of drought and high rates of suicide.

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Eggs Are Killing You Almost As Fast As Smoking

Is anything good for you anymore? It seems there is always something new that leads to cancer or heart disease. One year milk is good for you, the next it's bad. It is no wonder we are a nation full of fear.

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chumpolo, flickr
chumpolo, flickr
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Can Being Healthy Help You Do Your Job Better?

It’s pretty well known that smoking, a poor diet and a lack of exercise can all have a negative impact on your health — but did you know they can affect your work performance, too?

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desnousa, flickr
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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 Clean Is Your Albany Area Restaurant? Now You Can Find Out

We're deep into the information age, so why did this take so long?  Now the public can see which restaurants should be patronized, and which ones should be avoided like the plague (because you might end up contracting it)

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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...

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Cooling Off In The Albany Area [POLL]

The weather in the Albany area has brought us a couple of really nice days, but that’s expected to change.

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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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