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McDonald’s Offers More Nutritional Meal Choices For You And the kids

By making an effort to provide more choices for you and your family McDonalds hopes that some of  the menu changes will help customers make more nutrition-minded choices.  One of those changez include smaller fries in some of the meals aimed at children, along with lower sodium and low fat dairy products

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49% Increase In Drug Related Suicide Attempts For Middle Aged Women, Why?

According to a new report just released from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, there is a 49 percent increase in emergency department visits for drug-related suicide attempts for women aged 50 and older.  And women aged 40-69 are more at risk of killing themselves than other women.  So what do you think is going on here?

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Want To Compete On Biggest Loser?

Of all the reality shows on television, one that gets a lot of attention here at the radio station is Biggest Loser. Isn't it amazing....some people lose well over 100 pounds during the course of the show

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Sleep More, Remember More

Frequent waking in the middle of the night could hinder a person's ability to form new memories. That's according to a new study out of Stanford University. Researchers tested the effects of sleep interruption on lab mice by waking them frequently in the middle of their sleep cycle

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Next Time You Want To Complain Or Whine About Grand Rapids Heatwave…

Remember this...

This little moment of reflection will put things in perspective for you.  ps, Thanks to my Facebook friend Vince Isenhoff for posting it.

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Heatwave Kills At Least 22 People; Grand Rapids, Don’t Become A Statistic

This is not the kind of heat that you don't want to take seriously.  If you are thristy, or your mouth is dry PLEASE understand you are already dehydrated.  Whether you are thristy or not continue to drink fluids

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If You’re Thristy; You’re Already Dehydrated. Tips For Grand Rapids Heatwave

Please let these words sink into your brain.  "By the time you're thristy; you'r already dehydrated."  During an average summer here in Grand Rapids dehydration isn't a major problem but for the next week it is going to be SERIOUS!  Whether you are thirsty or not drink water continually throughout the day

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Smoking In The Movie

Cigarettes are slowly disappearing from films made for young audiences. A survey by a branch of the non-profit group Breathe California counted nearly 600 instances of tobacco use in last year's top-grossing G, PG and PG-13 movies

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No Kids Will Be Allowed In This Restaurant

Is this for real?  Kids 6 and under are now banned from McDains Restaurant in Pennsylvania. The owners problem isn't so much with the kids but with their parents.  I agree!   Some people are just so inconsiderate.  What makes you think that I want to hear your screaming, disruptive kids while I am trying to enjoy a nice meal with friends and family.  If I ever behaved that way as a child, and by the way I didn't, my parents would have simply scooped me up and left. 

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Funeral Arrangements For Grand Rapids Shooting Victims; Dantzler’s Wife Had Plans To Leave Him

As more informations surface it appears that the wife of , Rodrick Dantzler, was making plans to leave him. Top that off with him doing cocaine and alcohol on the scene of the last house with the hostages and it spells disaster!One of the most dangerous times for a woman in an abusive relationship is when she decides to leave.  Probably best not to say you're leaving.   But there are steps than can be taken to make the leave a safe one.

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Drunk Underage Boys Visit ER Twice As Much 4th Of July Weekend

Alcohol poisoning is the predominant reason boys visit the Emergency Room twice as much during the 4th Of July Weekend.  It appears to be a high risk period for them.  The statistics were pretty striking for the holiday weekend period studied.

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The American Medical Association Declares War on Photoshop [VIDEO]

The American Medical Association is taking a stand against Photoshop.

For decades, photo manipulation software has been whittling the waists and thinning the thighs of celebrities and models, and the AMA says it’s caused unrealistic and unhealthy body image issues — especially among children and adolescents.

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