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Bicycle Safety: Making Friends On The Road

Bicycling is great exercise, but you’ve got to be safe. Always wear a helmet and follow the rules of the road. Use arm signals when turning. Avoid busy commuter streets. And make sure motorists can […]


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Beware Spray-On Sunscreens

Just when you try to do the right thing, like applying sunscreen, you’re told you may be doing it wrong. So here’s the lowdown on spray sunscreens. Very simple, really. Don’t spray them in your mouth. Or your kid’s mouth. Seems there’s bad stuff in sunscreen – any kind.


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Focus On Fun Workouts (Not Drudgery) So You Don’t Overeat

Did you know that we often overcompensate for intense workouts by eating extra food? Researchers suggest that you make your workouts fun, not drudgery. If you’re playing a sport or walking with Jack FM in your ears, you won’t eat as much because it didn’t seem like you were working out.


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Reading Out Loud To Your Baby

We’ve intuitively known this for a long time, but now it’s official: Pediatricians will soon be telling parents to read out loud to their babies every day.


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Not Eating Red Meat May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

According to a new study, young women who eat less red meat may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life. Researchers studied women between the ages of 26 and 45. These […]


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You’re Probably Overestimating How Hard You Exercise

Even if you’re huffing and puffing through your morning run, you might not be working out as hard as you think.



Study: Home That’s Too Clean Could Leave Newborn Vulnerable To Asthma, Allergies

You may want to think twice before breaking out the ole’ duster. In a recent study out of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, keeping your home too clean may lead to asthma and allergy […]


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Study: People More Stressed At Home Than At Work

Health Matters on 965 Jack FM: Tips for a better life. But remember, we’re not doctors! Get this: people are more stressed out at home than they are at work. A new study from researchers […]


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Spring Cleaning Your Medicine Cabinet

Health Matters on 965 Jack FM:  Our way of saying we need to keep our listeners alive! It’s time to spring clean that medicine cabinet of yours.  Doctors say get in there at least once a year […]



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