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When Your Survival Instinct Kicks In, Bad News Might Make You Hungry – Dave’s Diary y

The Dow Jones industrial closed down 53 points today—does it make you hungry?  When the stock market plummets, your bathroom scale tends to show just the opposite.

A recent University of Miami study indicates why: "When people were primed with words of sacrifice like deprivation, they unconsciously tried to compensate by selecting high calorie foods that would ensure their survival in case of a shortage

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Smoking Weed Could Stunt Your Teenager’s Growth — Dave’s Diary

All parents want tall, strong, healthy kids. Me, too. So as the parent of a 6-year-old, when it comes to meal time, I’m always doing to her what my mom used to do to me: I nag. I nag my daughter to eat her greens so she'll grow big and strong.

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Reach Into the Kid’s Cabinet For A Hangover Cure — Dave’s Diary

My daughter Kate’s teacher Brooke Scott if out on maternity leave.  Congratulations to her and her new family!  It’s her first and at some point she will learn the value of Pedialyte, the drink designed to replace fluids that are lost when a child is sick.

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Bike Plan And Bike Fun Come Together Next Week In Yakima – Dave’s Diary

The City of Yakima is in the midst of full blown effort to create a master plan for bicycle riders and the work slides off the desk and onto the streets this Sunday May 17.

The "Feet in the Street" event in Downtown Yakima is designed to provide family fun along with important information on bicycle and pedestrian safety

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10-Grand Coming To Promote Health & Learning For Valley Kids – Dave’s Diary

The nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health is throwing some of its monetary muscle to a Yakima group aimed at improving health and early learning for Yakima Valley children.

The Roadmaps to Health Action Award from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation includes a $10,000 grant and up to one year of consultation and coaching to help the “Investing in Children Coalition” build a culture of health in the Yakima Valley

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Eating The Unusual As A Way To Weigh Less — Dave’s Diary

With a show called Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern is no stranger to eating bugs.  Now I’m not here to throw stones, or scones, but Zimmern is no lightweight.  Which is interesting when you consider scientists are advocating eating bugs as a funky new weapon in the battle of the bulge.  

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Cornell Study Says a CAN-Do Diet Approach Can Work — Dave’s Diary

The headlines leap off the covers of magazines in supermarkets all over the country: "Get in Shape for Summer," "Get Your Bikini Body Back," "Lose 5 Pounds in Five Days," etc.

Part of the process invariable includes a diet of some kind, and now new research from Cornell University says there’s a simple three-step formula to a healthier diet.

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Save your Heart: Have Daughters and One Wife Only! — Dave’s Diary

SO how’s your heart? The Daily Mail  reports on two situations I want to tell you about that have potential implications for heart disease.  Both make sense when you think about it.

1.)   Working moms with boys and 2.) Men with multiple wives!

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Ladies In the Gym: Same Effort, But Different Results — Why Is That? — Dave’s Diary

My wife is a workout beast. Maybe you have seen the pictures on Facebook. If not, take my word for it. Her mother and grandmother are thin, too, so she has genetics going for her.  In fact, a genetic risk of obesity is a disadvantage even for those who do work out like Sara "Beast Mode" Ettl!

Fox News reports that University of Arizona researchers took DNA samples from 84 women ages 30 to 65 and examined them, focusing on genes linked with obesity

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Yakima Training Center’s John Wayne Trail To Reopen — Dave’s Diary

You know it takes a lot to hold down the Duke but last year’s Saddle Mountain Fire took its toll on the John Wayne Trail located on the Yakima Training Center. 

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