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5 Helpful Tips to Avoid Catching the Flu

Unless you’ve been hiding out under the covers shivering, nursing a fever and clutching your achy bones, you probably know this has been a brutal flu season.

What you may not know is there are measures you can take to avoid the flu -- and most of them are pretty darned simple. So, what are they?

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America’s Greatest Heart Run And Walk 2013

Where will you be on March 2nd?  Thousands of people will take the streets near Utica College and through New York Mills that Saturday  for America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk.  Some years it snows, some years it's freezing cold but regardless of the weather, the event is always a great way to exercise and help a good cause too.

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Is Washington D.C. Radioactive?

Folks in Washington D.C. may be wondering why helicopters have been flying overhead for weeks now. According to cbslocal they have been conducting tests for radiation above portions of the Washington, D.C. area. The copters are equipped with gamma radiation sensing technology. Was there some sort of leak?

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Jennifer Hudson Joins Jessica Simpson With Weight Watchers

 

A spokeswoman for the weight loss company Weight Watchers has confirmed that Jennifer Hudson has joined Jessica Simpson to shed some serious pounds. PEOPLE.com reported Wednesday that they both discussed their lifelong struggles with their weight and body image with Weight Watchers and both have had success.

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A New Superbug Strain Found in UK Milk Supply

As we were cooking Christmas dinner yesterday I said to my wife, "We have two and a half gallons of milk, let's use 'em up" Now I'm having second thoughts. A new strain of MRSA or (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) has been found in British milk

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CDC Says This Could Be A Nasty Flu Season

Have you gotten your flu shot yet?  I finally did and after hearing what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said earlier this week,  you should too.  Plus, this is National Influenza Vaccination Week and nobody wants to be sick during the holidays, right?

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Bullying Can Lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Bullying does not have to result in suicide for it to have serious, long-term effects. A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Psychology discovered that nearly 33 percent of all bullying victims suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Ghost Hunter Dies After Investigation ~ CNY Paranormal

 

 

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Colts Cheerleaders Shave Their Heads in Support of Head Coach Pagano

While watching the Bills football game yesterday we saw cheerleaders getting their heads shaved. Afterwards I commented that they still look beautiful and just as I made the comment, the announcer said the same thing. I'll tell ya, Indianapolis Colts cheerleader Megan M. is a woman of her word. She's also a woman without any hair. Why?

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Trying A Taste Of Home Cooking School Recipe At Thanksgiving!

I thought cooking was a pain and didn't take much pride in it before being asked to take part in the Taste Of Home Cooking School last month but it inspired me to get behind the stove more often so I decided to take what I'd learned on stage and apply it by actually cooking something for Thanksgiving this year. How about Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms? Mmmm!

 

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Oneida County Flu Outbreak

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Oneida County Health Department says lab testing has confirmed 94 cases of influenza over the last week within the county.

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FDA Investigates Another Energy Drink and Its Possible Role in 13 Deaths

In what seems to be evidence of an emerging trend, the FDA is currently investigating another highly caffeinated energy drinkand the role it may have played in 13 deaths and many more injuries.

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