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FDA Announces Stricter Guidelines For Sun Screens
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Jobs…With Benefits — Dave’s Diary

My “other” job is being a Yakima City Councilmember and we have spent quite a bit of time recently talking about salary AND benefits for city employee unions.  Boy can those benefits add up!  How about your benefits package?  Can you even call it a “package”? Me neither.

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Blood for the Red Cross in High and Urgent Demand

This is the time of year that donations stop flowing in and supplies drop to emergency levels, which means The American Red Cross needs your blood.

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4th of July Food Safety Tips From Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital [AUDIO]

Food born illnesses can run rampant during the summer months. Some caution and extra preparation can keep you from getting sick.

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Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Iowa
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Berries Do a Body Good Too – Dave’s Diary

Bears do it…birds do it…and field mice if they can reach. We’re talking picking berries! While it’s all part of the natural diet for those critters, berries could just be part of a turbo charged health regime for you!

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Lessons From a Lemur and a Legend – You’ve Got to Move it – Dave’s Diary

My daughter Kate loves the part in the delightful cartoon movie Madagascar 2 when the Lemur character sings “I like to move it, move it!”  It’s fun and funny and it makes you want to…well, move it!  Which means we all got a life saving advice from a cartoon because if we want to live longer, we’ve got to move it…like hitting the treadmill.

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Couples Mark Valentines Day In Times Square
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Headache’s No Excuse–Science Puts Romance Myth to Bed :Dave’s Diary

We have all heard the punch line on TV, in the movies and just maybe in real life…he asks her and she says ”Not Tonight, I have  a Headache. 

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Rising Rate of Immunizations for Kindergartners

The required vaccinations for kindergartners for school entry are being completed at a higher rate every year and this year is no different.

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Bon Appetit And GREY GOOSE Vodka Celebrate The Launch Of "The Grilling Book"
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Grilling Tips To Reduce Cancer : Dave’s Diary

Now that Memorial day is in the rear view, it Bar-B-Que City full speed ahead!  Who doesn't love the taste of summertime - a succulent steak or juicy burger cooked on the grill?

The bad news is that it can also increase your risk of developing colon cancer, since the grilling process forms potent cancer-causing substances on the meat. The good news is that there are specific things you can do when grilling to lower that ominous risk of cancer.

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CRS 2012 - New Faces Of Country Music Dinner And Performance
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Fun Fundraiser Puts Locals Behind Bars for MDA

The 2013 MDA Lock-Up for the Yakima Valley is scheduled to take place June 5, 2013 at Gasperetti’s Restaurant in Yakima.  The annual fundraiser will take place from 10am until 12pm.  Local civic leaders and business executives have volunteered to be “locked up for good” and will be raising bail money, all of which will go to aid the many families in the Yakima region battling neuromuscular diseases.

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Of All My Many Pains, Gout Limps To the Head of the List :Dave’s Diary

Wait a minute...how can I be suffering from the “rich man’s disease”?  That’s what they used to call Gout.  They also called it the “disease of kings” and I’ll tell you this...if I WAS rich, which I am not, I would happily pay a king’s ransom to rid myself of gout!

My right foot, heel, ankle, instep, big toe are inflamed by what I have dubbed a fella's response to the pain of childbirth.

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