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Kids Continue To Pound Back The Caffeine

Approximately 75 percent of U.S. kids and young adults consume at least some caffeine on a daily basis. The numbers haven’t budged over a decade, despite soda use declining. Instead, energy drinks are becoming the […]

02/18/2014

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Many Women Unaware Of Heart Disease’s Threat

Only one in five women are aware that heart disease is their greatest health threat, but new campaigns like Go Red for women are trying to get the message out that it’s the number one […]

02/18/2014

Tim Boyle
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Be A Giver: Puget Sound Blood Center

Want to  help out your fellow man and woman and child? Get poked – by a very unobtrusive needle at the Puget Sound Blood Center nearest you. The pint you give will save a life […]

02/10/2014

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5 Numbers That Could Save Your Life

There are five numbers that everyone should know by heart but most people probably don’t. Almost everyone can easily recite addresses, social security, telephone, and pin numbers but it’s unlikely that any of those will […]

02/10/2014

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Five Forbidden Foods You Shouldn’t Feed Your Furry Friends

We know we’re not supposed to feed our dogs table scraps, but so many of us do it anyway. But there are five specific things you really need to be concerned about, some even veterinarians didn’t […]

01/20/2014

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Consumer Reports’ Study Reveals Dangers In Chicken

If you eat chicken, a concerning report came out today potential health risks. Consumer Reports’ tests of more than 300 raw chicken breasts revealed 97 percent harbored bacteria that can potentially make you sick.  On American […]

01/20/2014

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Chance Of Twins May Increase With Woman’s Age

Hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time is a precious moment. But, for more and more parents, that moment is coming with a bit of shock. There has been a major jump in the number of […]

01/20/2014

Tim Boyle
Hulton Archive

Give Blood At The Puget Sound Blood Center

Giving blood will undoubtedly save a life. So many people get in vicious car wrecks this time of year. Holiday reverie is quite the culprit. Hospitals need your blood for emergency transfusions and the like. […]

01/13/2014