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Do Military Veterans Have More Health Problems Than Civilians?

A new report from the CDC finds that men who’ve served in the military carry a heavier health burden than civilians — in fact, veterans are significantly more likely to have two or more chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

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incountingufoz, Flickr
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Do Your Kids Drink Too Much Juice?

Childhood obesity is an ongoing concern across our country.  Keeping kids active and making sure they eat good foods are a couple of ways to keep kids healthy.

Making sure kids drink healthy is important too.

Juice can be healthy, but too much juice can add unnecessary calories.  Let's take a look at the experts' recommendations and find out how much is enough.

Are your kids drinking too much juice? 

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Kent County Health Department Issues West Nile Virus Warning

The Kent County Health Department is advising residents to take precautions when spending time outdoors after the discovery of West Nile Virus in three Michigan counties.

Officials are saying that the conditions this summer have caused mosquitoes, which carry the virus, to hatch early. West Nile Virus can be fatal, and has symptoms that include fevers, meningitis, and even encephalitis.

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Lyme Disease Risk In West Michigan – How To Protect Your Family

As the end of summer draws closer, let's take advantage of every opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the scenery and warm temperatures.  Getting outside in summer is a lot of fun, but it's also important to exercise a little caution to stay safe and healthy.

The risk of Lyme disease in West Michigan is on the rise.  Let's review how you can protect yourself and your family.

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Newbirth35, Flickr
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Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster? — Survey of the Day

Tornadoes in the Midwest. Derechos in the Mid-Atlantic. Fires in the Rocky Mountain region. It seems like no matter where you live in the United States the elements have recently wreaked havoc.

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Should Hospitals Stop Giving Away Baby Formula? – Poll Of The Day

Breastfeeding is good for babies.  No, breastfeeding is GREAT for babies.  But, for varying reasons, it is not always an option for every family.

Hospitals have been sending home new Moms with gift

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Can Eating Lunch at Your Desk Actually Hurt Your Productivity?

These days, it’s not uncommon for employees to stay at their desks during their lunch hours and eat their midday meals while they continue to work. But is that really the best use of their time?

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Category: Health
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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Want Low Blood Pressure? Try Passing Gas

Next time you’re sitting next to someone on the bus and they let one rip, don’t just hold your nose and turn away — congratulate them on their low blood pressure. Seems the same gas that produces farts has been shown to control blood pressure in mice.

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Category: Health, Weird News
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Eli Christman, Flickr
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West Nile Virus Is In Michigan – How To Protect Your Family

West Nile Virus has been found in Michigan.  This is the earliest the virus has been discovered in Michigan in several years.

Learn more about where the virus has been found and how to keep your family safe.

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via flickr user jamieanne
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Yummy Pictures of Food Can Make You Fat?

You've heard people joke, "I just look at bowl of ice cream/ basket of french fries/ slice of pizza (insert whatever delicious food here) and I gain 5 pounds!" Turns out, it's no joke. A recent study done by the Endocrine Society of Houston has found that even just looking at photos of rich, tasty foods could lead to weight gain. What a bummer, right?

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Most Americans Now Work Through Lunch Or Eat At Their Desks

Yup, it's happening everywhere.  Why?  Because if you don't work through lunch with the work load Americans now have they'll still be at work during their family's dinner time.  Plus, lots of companies are so short staffed that they have no one to replace someone when they take a lunch break.

National surveys underscore this change.

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Bullying: It Doesn’t Only Happen To Kids, It Happens At Work, Too

With the increasing frequency of bullying stories in the news about children who are singled out and bullied, sometimes to the extent where they take their own life; we can forget that bullying can happen to anyone, at anytime, anywhere.  Thus this story...

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