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7 Ways to Stay in Shape During the Holidays

A whole year’s worth of discipline could go straight down the drain during the holiday season. All you need is a few parties in a row, getting your body used to junk food rather than a healthy diet, complete with a marathon of your favorite show and you’re facing a recipe for disaster. But no more self pity! Follow these ...

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Are e-Cigarettes Really Safer? New Study Cast Doubt

  Makers of e-cigarettes claim their products are far safer than burnt tobacco products, but a study published Tuesday shows that may not always be true. The flavorings that make vaping so appealing are made using chemicals that can severely damage the lungs, a team at the Harvard School of Public Health found. Most common was diacetyl, the chemical blamed for ...

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Health Dept. Encourages People To Get Their Flu Shots

Have you gotten your flu vaccine this season? If not, now’s the time. Wisconsin has recorded its first few cases of influenza-related hospitalizations. Although those cases have been in the southern part of the state, it is now clear that influenza is in Wisconsin. “Flu season typically peaks between December and February,” states Kay Bogumill, Public Health Nurse at the ...

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A Brief History of Thanksgiving

The tradition of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving is steeped in myth and legend. Few people realize that the Pilgrims did not celebrate Thanksgiving the next year, or any year thereafter, though some of their descendants later made a “Forefather’s Day” that usually occurred on December 21 or 22. Several Presidents, including George Washington, made one-time Thanksgiving holidays. In 1827, Mrs. ...

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Isreali Study: One Size Fits All Diets Don’t Work

  A healthy food for one person may lead another to gain weight, according to a new study that suggests a one-size-fits-all approach to dieting is fundamentally wrong. For instance, one woman in the study repeatedly experienced a spike in blood sugar after eating tomatoes, which would generally be considered a low-fat, nutritious food. The findings are based on a study ...

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How To Reduce The Risk Of Prostate Cancer

  If you’re concerned about your risk of prostate cancer, you may be interested in prostate cancer prevention. There’s no sure way to prevent prostate cancer. Study results often conflict with each other and most studies aren’t designed to definitively prove whether something prevents prostate cancer. As a result, no clear ways to prevent prostate cancer have emerged. In general, ...

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Amazon To Start Black Friday A Week Early

    Wednesday November 18, 2015 –  Today Amazon announced more details about its plans for the annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping holidays. Amazon’s Black Friday Deals start on Nov. 20, with new discounts being added as often as every five minutes for eight days straight. The online retailer is releasing various bargains in waves, so shoppers will have ...

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