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Five Simple Ways To Lower Your Risk For Diabetes

 

Diabetes has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, and not only among adults. As obesity grows, so does diabetes. There are always additional concerns ( family history etc.) but there are new findings that can curb this growing trend. And, they are easy to incorporate into your daily lifestyle.

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Obamacare To Cost Some Restaurant Employees Their Full Time Status

Red Lobster.  Olive Garden.  Longhorn Steakhouse.  White Castle.  As restaurant owners approach the full roll out of the Affordable Care Act (AKA - Obamacare) and the costs associated with it, they are making changes to maintain the profitability of their company.  Primarily those changes mean a reduction of hours and full-time status for their employees.

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Your Car May Have Counterfeit Airbags, See If Your Car Is On The List

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a statement saying that they have arrested a small ring of auto part suppliers that have been selling counterfeit airbags to be installed in cars. They have released a list for you to check and see if your car is on the list.

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Source: Gates Foundation via flickr
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Why Are Some Contagious Diseases Like Whooping Cough And Tuberculosis Making A Comeback?

With Whooping Cough making a resurgence this fall and an uptick in reported cases of Tuberculosis and other seemingly eradicated contagious diseases, a lot of people have been pondering what's gone wrong.

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Source: basykes via flickr
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Coffee Linked To Increased Chance of Glaucoma

You might want to reconsider that second or third cup of coffee;  Researchers have found a link between coffee and increased chances of developing Glaucoma - which can lead to blindness.

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Wisconsin Families Need To Contact Their Family Physicians to Immunize Their Children Beginning October 1st

With the recent outbreak of Whooping Cough and Flu season coming back around, this is important news for parents living in Wisconsin. My family lives in Minnesota and we have a schedule for every shot.

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Get Your Questions Answered With a FREE Car Seat Safety Clinic in Duluth

I was talking with our daycare person Shawna and we were discussing when and how of child seats and how tall the child is and when they move from a seat to booster. Law enforcement will be helping answer your questions for Child Passenger Safety Week.

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Research Reveals Disturbing New Side Effect of Secondhand Smoke

Most of us are aware by now that not only is smoking detrimental to the health who do it, but also to everyone in their vicinity, as secondhand smoke has been labeled a culprit in diseases like respiratory infections, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and lung cancer.

Oops -- and we almost forgot memory loss.

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Source: Meeyauw via flickr
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Recent Outbreak Of Hantavirus At Yosemite Might Help Researchers Find Cures And Causes Of The Disease

Much like Legionaires Disease, Hantavirus isn't something you hear a lot about - until there is an outbreak.  The recent cases that have popped up in Yosemite National Park have brought the rodent-borne disease back into the limelight;  They might also help researchers with clues to how the virus spreads and what can be done to help humans fend off the risks

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Source: Pragmagraphr via flickr
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What is Whooping Cough And How Do You Treat It?

All but eradicated in the United States thanks to vaccines, Pertussis - commonly known as Whooping Cough - is seeing cases at "epidemic levels" this fall.

Here's what you need to know.

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Lars Klintwall Malmqvist
Lars Klintwall Malmqvist
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How Many Americans Wash Their Hands After Using Public Restrooms? [POLL]

A new survey on hand washing has revealed that 70 percent of Americans always wash their hands after using a public restroom, while 29 percent sometimes skip that ever-important, germ-killing step. And yes, 1 percent confessed to never washing their hands after using a public bathroom.

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Coffee In The Morning Can Solve Your Aches and Pains

Having coffee in the morning can help you for the rest of the day, not just the jolt of waking up when you have breakfast. A group of scientists, and I would assume coffee lovers, found that it will help you deal with the pain of working at a computer.

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