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Music Doth Sooth the Constricted Blood Vessel — Dave’s Diary

How far would you go to promote good heart health?  Would you go all the way to, oh say, the symphony--Or-- to your favorite TownSquare Media radio station?  Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center say music can make your heart soar and more!

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Program Offers Ways to Cut Diabetes Risk

The number of diabetes cases in America is on the rise.

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Where’s the Beef? Meateaters More Healthy Than Veggies! — Dave’s Diary

 It’s the first full week of summer and all across the Yakima Valley the grills and bar-b-ques are heating up!  Steaks, burgers, hot dogs, pork chops and fabulous fish dinners are cooking to perfection.  What’s that?  What about the vegetables?   Good question.  We’ll cook some veggies but they won’t be the main course—just ask the Austrians why!

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Here Comes the Sun and the Accompanying Endorphin High! — Dave’s Diary

With a forecast in the mid-80s through the weekend and 92 by Monday -- the next few days are going to be great -- but will they be addictive? Turns out that for some people they just might be.

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Good Choice Ladies, Healthy Forum Ahead! — Dave’s Diary

Friday, June 13 becomes your lucky day when you attend a women’s health event with “the nutrition chick,” on hand to discuss hormones, nutrition, fitness and more.

Via Gibson has been in the health industry for 16 years and holds numerous health certifications

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Make Us Smile and We’ll Make Your Smile Brighter — Dave’s Diary

One thing we all can do to improve our health and improve our look is to take good care of our smiles. Delta Dental is teaming up with the Morning News & Sonicare next week to promote National Smile Month! 

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Baby Boomers Formula: Laugh Much and Live Long — Dave’s Diary

The baby boomers hope to live forever. That's probably not gonna happen but we do spend some of our remaining years thinking about how to add to them.

Most of us get more active in the summer (sorry hard-core skiers) and many of us think it’s this extra level of activity that could prolong our lives.

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Red Wine Making and Preserving Smiles! — Dave’s Diary

The success of the Yakima Valley wine industry has generated many a smile on both sides of the tasting room table. Now we find that drinking wine may help preserve those smiles!

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Where You Live Reveals How Long You’ll Live — Dave’s Diary

Former game show host Bob Barker is 90. That's more years than most of us will get. I guess his "have your pets spayed or neutered" approach to life is working for him.

You may not reach Barker's milestone, but picking the right place to live could tack on  a few years.

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Remember More Of Your Punchlines By Listening To Ours — Dave’s Diary

Did you know that the Good Book has something good to say about a good laugh?  Proverbs 17:22  - A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.   Translation - Laughter really is the best medicine and according to new research humor can improve short-term memory in older adults.

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