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Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California
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Whooping Cough Cases Top 3000 in Washington State

If you haven't got your T-Dap shot yet, the State Health Department is urging you to go and get that done. The number of whooping cough cases in Washington this year has topped three thousand. This time last year, there were only about 200 cases

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Drinking Wine Is Good For You! In Moderation.

Yakima Valley Wineries are celebrating a new study that finds those who drink in moderation - no more than 14 drinks a week and no more than three a day for women and four a day for men - have better overall scores than those who abstain completely

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zoutedrop, Flickr
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Is When You Eat More Important Than What You Eat?

Attention, dieters: stop counting calories and start watching the clock.

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Ronald Martinez/Getty
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What Part of the Body Can Sports Drinks Ruin?

Energy and sports drinks may be a great way to get a pick-me-up, but a new study published in the journal General Dentistry says they may be doing permanent damage to your teeth, as well.

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Even the Tooth Fairy Is Feeling the Recession’s Pinch – Dollars and Sense

Forget the financial experts or the Dow index. If you want to know what’s really going on with the state of the US economy, ask the Tooth Fairy.

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Love Salt? You Probably Did As a Kid, Too — Health Check

If salty foods are your weakness, blame your childhood. Research has found that babies given such foods can develop a preference for them that carries over into adulthood.

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Obesity Isn’t Just Bad for Your Body, It’s Bad for Your Wallet, Too — Health Check

The health risks of obesity are well-documented, but there’s a financial downside, too — data shows obese people also earn less money, especially women.

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‘Obesity May Run in the Family,’ Say Researchers — Health Check

Is obesity contagious? A study back in 2007 seemed to indicate that, saying we get it from our friends. To back that up, researchers highlighted data showing members of social groups were likely to have similar rates of obesity. New research, however, seems to be changing all this by finding that social interactions may have little impact on body weight.

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US Government Agency Begs to End Cell Phone Use While Driving — Health Check

Studies about the dangers of using a cell device while driving have produced mixed results — some say talking or texting behind the wheel can increase the odds of a crash exponentially, while others say the perils are few.

Regardless, the National Transportation Safety Board is so convinced of the dangers of “distracted driving” that it’s now called for a nationwide ban on non-emergency cell phone use while driving. Even hands-free devices are not excluded.

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Are Working Moms Healthier Moms? — Health Check

Many new mothers grapple with whether or not they should work while their children are still young.

But if a new study is to be believed, it can actually benefit a woman’s health to collect a paycheck between changing diapers.

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