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Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve for the Red Cross

It’s been a long time since I donated blood. How about you?

Monday (3/17) would be a great day to change that. It's the annual Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve for Heroes blood drive at the American Red Cross Prevention Center located just off the Lloyd at 29 S

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Category: Health, News
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Debunking Those Rules of Health Myths

For how many years have we been following ideas we thought were "healthy?"  It seems that every so often, some new piece of information comes out to tell us all what we should be doing to stay healthy.  Then later we find out that what we thought was truth is fabrication.  For example, how long have we heard that sugar makes children hyper?  The idea spread like wildfire, but it's not true.

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Plants and Poisons are Pet Dangers Lurking in Your Yard

As the weather gets better and the temperature warms up, the urge within us to spend more time outside grows stronger.  We're not the only creatures that will spend more time outside.  Our dogs will, too.  So we all should keep our canine friends in mind as we begin to decorate the yard this springtime with a few more plants.  It's not just the plants that may cause pet problems, it's also the "stuff" that helps the plants grow that can be dangerous to your dog.

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Category: Animals, Health, News, Twitter
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The Best Ways to Get More Vitamin D in Your Body

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for staying healthy, and there are several ways for you to get more of it.

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‘Fitness In The Park’ Dives Into Lloyd Pool This Saturday

Energize Evansville presents another FREE "Fitness In The Park" this Saturday morning starting at 9am at Lloyd Pool on N. First Avenue.

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Deaconess Men’s Health Event Tonight Teaches ‘Small Changes’

The first Deaconess Men's Health presentation of 2014 is tonight, and as usual, is completely FREE! Learn how to make "Small Changes" to make you healthier this year.

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(Photo by Johnny Kincaid)
(Photo by Johnny Kincaid)
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Sock Hop Kicks Off Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is colon cancer awareness month. On Saturday night, hundreds of people gathered to dance, bring awareness to colon cancer prevention and celebrate surviving cancer.

The Van Dells played greta songs from the 50s and 60s and the crowd of all ages danced and sang along

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Category: Health
Photo Credit True Activist via You Tube
Photo Credit True Activist via You Tube
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Powerful Video Shows Your Actions Can Profoundly Affect How Your Kids Behave [VIDEO]

This is a must-watch video, for anyone who is a parent or contemplating having a child.

You may not think that your actions have consequences, but they do, especially when seen by a child, who views you as a role model

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Category: Health, Videos
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(Photo courtesy of Chemo Buddies)
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Kid Asks for Supplies for Chemo Buddies for 9th Birthday

Saints come in all sizes and all ages! Lane Gabbard is the proof.

We discovered this week that for his 9th birthday he asked that instead of presents, people give him supplies for Chemo Buddies!

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Category: Evansville News, Health
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Food’s “Sell By” Date Isn’t the Same as the Throw Away Date

Jenny and I are always very cautious when it comes to eating leftovers or food if its "sell by" date has passed.  Why take the chance of getting sick, right?  Just the other day I discovered yogurt in the refrigerator that had "expired" according to the date on the box.  Even though the yogurt was "unsafe," I ate one anyway and found out that it was just fine.  So is the date on the box or bottle the absolute "do not eat" date?  For the most part, it's not.  Consider this...

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