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What Are You Nuts? You Are If You’re Healthy! — Dave’s Diary

Elephants and squirrels know about the benefits.  Now you will too! I'ts good to be  a "nut" job!

According to the Harvard School of Public Health, if you are hungry, grab a handful of nuts. It doesn't matter if it's peanuts or pistachios. People who snack on any kind of nut are 20 percent less likely to die from any cause .

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Slightly Overweight Folks Live Longer — Dave’s Diary

My wife has become an exercise fanatic and she is really fit and quite strong.  So much so that I have taken to minding my P's and Q's around her.  Not really...not YET...but she is really transforming her body and mind.  I am quite proud and happy for her.  She would love for me to join in her journey.  So do I dare show her this as my excuse?

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Obamacare Triggers Two of the Top Ten Top Words of 2013 — Dave’s Diary

According to the 14th annual survey of global English, conducted by the Global Language Monitor, the top "word" of the year is not even a word!  Specifically it’s "404". 

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Seeing Sickness Can Trigger Your Immune System — Dave’s Diary

The with cold and flu season coming on, it’s time to tip our cap to the bodies top germ fighter. The immune system is an amazing thing.  It’s the first line of defense against illness and infection. Now new research shows just how much of a “high Alert” system we have!

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Former Presidential Candidate Rick santorum to Speak in Yakima Tomorrow

U.S. senator and former Presidential candidate Rick Santorum will be in Yakima tomorrow as the keynote speaker at Life Choices annual Fall fundraising banquet.

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Washington Is A Good State for Healthy, Successful Women –Dave’s Diary

Fellas, you know you put your better half up on that pedestal where she belongs. But what about those guys across the street or down town or anywhere else in your state? And what about your state?  Are you, is SHE in good company?  Turns out in Washington she is and you are

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Suck It Up Could Be Great Advice

Ah, the weekend.  The Honey-do list, the chores, the pain of it all!!!  But don’t complain because it might hurt worse!

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Undercooked Chicken Causing Illnesses

Maryanne Patnode from the Yakima County Health District has some advice for people who want to make a great meal with chicken. Cook it, watch for cross contamination and always wash your hands.

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Popeye Backed by Science–Spinach is Strong Medicine

It’s October and you would think that means it’s National Pumpkin Pie Month and maybe it is—my research is not complete--but it definitely is National Spinach Month.

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Good Manners Equal Good Medicine — Dave’s Diary

Sad but true -- summer is just about over. But as she goes, if we all say thank you and good-bye, we may be less likely to succumb to the colds and flu of fall.

New British research finds that good manners not only separate humans from the rest of the animals on Earth, but also helps keep humans free of disease.

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