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Source: Sanofi Pasteur via flickr
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What Do I Do If I Come Down With The Flu?

This season's influenza outbreak is one of the worst in several years - according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  So - what do you do if you come down with the flu?

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Source: Alviseni via flickr
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How Do I Know If I Have The Flu?

With influenza season here, it's important to know whether or not you've actually come down with the flu - or - if you're "just sick" with something else.

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Source: Sanofi Pasteur via flickr
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Red Cross Urges Everyone To Get The Flu Vaccine

The Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross is urging everyone in the Northland to get their flu vaccine.

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More and More Americans Getting Their Medications Outside of The U.S.

With the cost of medications rising on a yearly basis, the lack of generic drugs available, and higher deductibles of many health insurance programs, more Americans are opting to purchase their prescribed medicines from other countries. And, it's legal.

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Source: Aquababe via flickr
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St. Paul Store Fined for Selling Candy Cigarettes

Some of them were made from a "white, chalky"-type of sweet sugar and others were a chocolate stick wrapped in paper.  No matter which variety they sold at candy stores near you as a kid, most children of a certain age remember encountering candy cigarettes while growing up.  Now it appears you can add them to the growing list of items from our youth that are no longer "acceptable".

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President Bush Moved to Intensive Care Unit

Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved to the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital in Houston, due to a fever that is not responding to treatment.

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Lake Nebagamon Couple Starts Drive to Give Shoes to the Children of Haiti

I've always said both on the air and in my posts, that I've got the best neighbors on the planet. I think this story will prove it. Let me introduce you to Steve and Jane Sherner of Lake Nebagamon.

Steve and Jane heard of the terrible living conditions and poverty in Haiti through through their church and COFHED. Shocked at what they found out, they decided to take a trip to Haiti and see for themselves. They found the water was unfit to drink, deplorable living conditions, very little food, and no clothes or shoes for the children among other things.

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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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CDC Holiday Health Song Sings Twelve Ways To Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

We all know the tune 12 Days Of Christmas. I always get goofed up on the lyrics. Do you remember how to sing it correctly? Anyway, not feeling well due to a cold, flu, or worse, can really put a damper on your holiday season

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Female Arm Wrestler Breaks Opponents Arm In Charity Event [ VIDEO]

According to a story in the Delaware News,  two female arm wrestlers were arm wrestling in a charity bout. But their laughter soon turned to horror when one wrestler snapped her opponent's arm during the second bout.

 

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Public Urinals Stress Men Out

Men tend to get stressed out about using the urinal in a public restroom, according to a recent study from the University of London. Etiquette seems to dictate that, in a side-by-side urinal setting, merely making eye contact can lead to a fight.

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Guess What The Filthiest Surface In A Restaurant Is

Last week I posted on the filthiest item in the average  household. Today it's the filthiest surface in a restaurant. When I lived in New England, I was on the Board Of Health, and I learned a lot from that experience.

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Guess What The Filithiest Item In The Average Houshold Is

Holiday season and cooking go hand in hand, especially here in the Northland. We like to eat, and plenty of it. With that comes dirty dishes, pots n pans, utensils, spills, and counter tops and stoves that need a good cleaning.

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