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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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YVCC Dental Hygiene Clinic Hosts Screening Day

The Yakima Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Program will host a Dental Screening Day on Thursday, September 26, from 1:00-4:00pm in the Brown Dental Hygiene Clinic at 1015 S. 16th Ave in Yakima.

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Fight Office Stress With Fitness — Dave’s Diary

Workplace stress can be a killer! But you can fight back by being fit.  A new Swedish study reveals a modest level of fitness may help you avoid workplace burnout.  The study showed men who did better on a cycling fitness test were less likely to report feeling fried on the job than those with lower fitness scores.

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Six Tips to Help You Live to a Happy One Hundred — Dave’s Diary

I’m not naming any names but a certain member of The Morning News team is an avowed anti-ager.  Lance  --I mean -- this mystery radio personality seem to be fighting the inevitable when perhaps she should reverse field, embrace the process and make the very most of it. 

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Young Women and Alcohol an Unhealthy Mix — Dave’s Diary

All you have to do is a quick cruise through Facebook and you will be shocked by the level of alcohol consumption on display by today’s late teen and young twenty something women.  Medical problem alert!

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Chopping Wood More Manly than Playing Sports — Dave’s Diary

Ok my manly man brothers—and you know who you are—this one is for us. We may not have the hand-eye coordination of a big league ball player. We may not have the sprinter’s speed or the shot putter’s power but we can have a pile of wood and the mindset of the lumberjack.

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Choke on This–Smokers Earn Less Money — Dave’s Diary

The Yakima City Council is considering some kind of partial ban on smoking in parks and around playgrounds—which got us to thinking about money and cigarettes.

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Too Thin is More Dangerous to Your Health Than Too Heavy — Dave’s Diary

The person who said 'a woman can't be too rich or too thin' was in fact a thin woman and a woman who was rich.…with a man’s name!  Her real full name was Bessie Wallis Warfield  but was know by Wallis Simpson and later as the Duchess of Windsor after marrying Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor in 1937.

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