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Dave’s Diary: The Taste of Beer Shown to be Addictive

The good people at Indiana University have concluded that the taste of beer is addicting.  Really?  Where is my honorary Ph.D. because my own years of research confirms that fact!  In fact, the taste of beer is addicting - whether it contains alcohol or not - and the taste makes us want to drink more.

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Diet & Exercise:The One Two Punch Against Allergies

If you are an allergy sufferer like I am this is the last thing you want to hear. Scientists say that this allergy season is going to be a rough one.  Great…but wait.  There is other news that may point to relief.  Experts say there are some surprising ways to help your itchy eyes and foggy brain.

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E. Coli Outbreak in Several Types of Frozen Foods

The Washington State Department of Health is warning people that several types of frozen food products from the Farm Rich, Market Day and Schwan's brands, have been recalled due to possible contamination with E. coli.

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Dave’s Diary: The Most Often Misspelled Word Strikes Again…and Again…

That’s the beauty of radio…you don’t have to be able to spell all that well…until these daily posts to the website started happening.  BAM!  Now it’s just like being back on TV.  Everything has to be spell checked and what do we discover when we do that? We find that the one word in the English language that is most frequently misspelled is…

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Dave’s Diary: We Grow the Wine Grapes and the Hangover Cure

Just in time for asparagus season in the Yakima Valley!  So perhaps you are still celebrating from the great apple season and perhaps you awake one day with a bit of a hangover…not that you would…but if you do….steam up some asparagus.

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Dave’s Diary:Study Shows – Post in Anger & Feel Anger Longer

University of Wisconsin researchers say getting it off your chest and getting it on line may be counterproductive.  They report that both reading rant sites and posting on them can bring on negative mood shifts.

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Dave’s Diary: Colorectal Cancer-The Life Saving Conversation

How come potentially life saving conversations can be the most awkward?  Time to cowboy up and join us for an honest conversation about colorectal cancer Tuesday morning on The Morning News.  Dr. Vu Le from Yakima Gastroenterology Associates will join us at 8:15.

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Dave’s Diary: Teens Sexting Signals Other Sexual Risk Taking

All the more reason for parents to be on the lookout for their kid’s cell phone behavior.  If you catch them sending sex based messages, don’t let them try to tell you it’s no big deal. According to a study from the School of Social Work at the University of Southern Californian teens who engage in "sexting" -- that is, sending and receiving sexually explicit texts and images -- are most likely taking other sexual risks, too.

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Dave’s Diary: Don’t Hate Me, This One’s From the ’50′s

This one is just for fun…a measure of how far we have come as a society.  It surfaces from time to time and it came to me in an email with a smirk from one of my buddies.  As the cigarette ad once said…you’ve come a long way baby

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Dave’s Diary: Six Tips For a Great Night’s Sleep

Wake up!  It’s time to celebrate National Sleep Awareness Week -- March 3-10. For me that means a tip of the hat to our friends at Sleep Country USA.  You can find information on how to sleep better online from the National Sleep Foundation. http://www.sleepfoundation.org/

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