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Too Busy to Eat Right? You Might Want to Try These Helpful Tips

It used to be that if a person was too busy to eat nutritiously, doctors would recommend popping a daily multi-vitamin and some antioxidants. According to renowned cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston, the idea was that these supplements would compensate for a poor diet and protect your heart

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State Health Officials Trace Salmonella Clusters to Pork

OLYMPIA (AP) — State health officials say they are investigating clusters of Salmonella that appear to be linked to eating pork.

At least 56 cases have been identified in eight counties around the state

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More US Kids In Poverty Now Than Before The Recession

 The current “great” recovery has more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation child advocacy group said that 22 percent of American children were living in poverty in 2013, compared to 18 percent in 2008.

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Is A Cup Of Coffee Your Best Defense Agaisnt Type 2 Diabetes?

Somewhere Juan Valdez is smiling as more positive medical news continues to roll in about the benefits of coffee.  Yet another study confirms that a cup of Joes is not only a picker-upper, but also quite healthy.

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Pickle Power! Got A Summer Sweet Tooth? Dill It And Kill It!

How's that garden coming?  Cucumbers?  If you have a family history of diabetes like I do, you are continuously on the lookout for ways to cut cravings for sweets.  So if the opposite of sweet is sour, maybe look there first?

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Hey Talk Radio – Ranting Doesn’t Help!

Ok, let’s be honest.  There have been times when I’ve gone off on a bit of a rant on KIT.  Aaaand we do encourage you to call in and “get it off your chest” which I suppose could be considered an attempt to entice a rant.    So with all the ranting going on, is it really doing any good?

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Bacon Seaweed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon?

The answer, according to scientists at Oregon State University, is a new strain of seaweed they recently patented

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Could Your Cat Be A Killer? – Dave’s Diary

I’ve never made a secret about disliking my wife’s cat.  I’m allergic and she’s annoying (the cat not the wife) and it has been a tense truce the past ten years. (16 yrs old and the dang critter won’t croak!)

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Overweight Patients Have Higher Survival Rates When Facing Some Cancers — Dave’s Diary

The medical community constantly bombards us with messages about the dangers of obesity and rightfully so. But there is a medical circumstance where being overweight may help prolong your life.

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Don’t Die Young-Stay In School-Dropouts Die Sooner — Dave’s Diary

We all know that staying in school improves your chances for a better job, a better income and a better life but what about a longer life?  Could staying in school actually prevent deaths.

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