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Best Health News I’ve Heard All Year

If you want to be healthier, be in awe. Of....something. Whatever that might be for you! I love this!

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Worrisome Study Reveals Distracted Driving Is a Major Problem for Minnesota Teens

If you have teenagers who drive, you'll want to watch this.

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McDonald’s Adding Kale To Its Menu [VIDEO]

I'm all about health lately. For that reason, I am so excited that McDonald's is adding kale to its menu.

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March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and take it from a guy who was diagnosed with Colorectal cancer in 2002 -- if you have it, you want to find out early through screening; instead of late because of symptoms. By the time you have symptoms it's likely a lot farther along than you'll want it to be.

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Cindy & I Have Joined The ‘Stand-Up Desk’ Revolution

I've long been intrigued by the idea of getting rid of my office chair, in exchange for a stand-up desk. This weekend I took the plunge and transformed my current desk into a taller variety. Cindy and I have also given up our chairs in the studio each morning, standing throughout the show.

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The Time Is Now To Fight Cancer With 98 Country

Each year, millions of people help save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life. Here in the St. Cloud area, 98 Country will be taking part in the fight on June 5th & 6th -- and we'd love you to join us. So why are we talking about it now? Because the Relay For Life Kickoff is coming up this Thursday night (1/29); and you're invited!

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Minneapolis Ranked #2 ‘Healthiest City’ in America

 

BetterDoctor.com just released new findings that ranks Minneapolis the second 'Healthiest city in America.' I'm sure by 'Minneapolis' they mean 'Minnesota.' I make that inference based on the criteria they used to rank the cities.

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Celebrate, Remember, & Fight Cancer With 98 Country

Each year, millions of people help save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life. Here in the St. Cloud area, 98 Country will be taking part in the fight on June 5th & 6th -- and we'd love you to join us. So why are we talking about it now? Because the Relay For Life Kickoff event is coming up on January 29th; and you're invited!

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CDC Declares Flu Widespread in 43 States, Including Minnesota

Good news (not), if you've gotten the flu this season -- you're not immune to getting it again. That's because there are different strains, and having one doesn't prevent you from getting another; and neither does the vaccine necessarily. Getting a flu shot is still recommended because it does protect to a certain degree.

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How To Keep Your Furnace Healthy During A Minnesota Cold Snap

Your furnace can be your best friend during an average Minnesota winter day, not to mention during a bitter cold snap like the one we're having now. You don't want that friend to quit on you, so here are some tips on how to keep your furnace healthy, happy, and keeping your family warm.

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Flu Raging In Minnesota

It appears the flu is off to an early and potent start. The Minnesota Department of Health is now describing the flu as 'widespread' in the state. Some area schools have cancelled games due to too many sick players, hospital ERs are being overrun, and the shot may be less effective than we had hoped.

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Flu Shot May Not Be As Effective As Hoped In Minnesota

Hey, wait a minute. I want my flu shot money back. (Ok, what? Oh, right I did't pay anything. Insurance covered it.) The news of the day is saying the our usual flu shot effectiveness (60%) may not be as effective this year (40%) as we had hoped. Turns out that one of the strains mutated leaving us all a bit unprotected.

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