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Your Pet Can Make You Sick

Can your animal give you an ailment? Can your puppy give you a parasite? Can your kitty kill you?

Well, doctors have a pretty good handle on human-infectious animal diseases, but there are still some steps you can take to keep from ever getting sick in the first place

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Kids' Weight May Be Related To Mom's Work Schedule
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Is Your Job Making Your Kids Fat?

Kids' weight gain may be related to their mom's work schedule.

An American University study seems to indicate that the length of time a mother spends working while raising a child correlates to how many pounds junior is going to pack on

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Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne Dies

Eat well.  Trim down. Pump iron.  It worked for years for 96 year old fitness guru and innovator of "getting healthy", Jack LaLanne.  It was however from complications of pneumonia that claimed Jack Lanne's life over the weekend.  Jack was the guy who preached health and exercise before heal

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National Radon Awareness Month

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking.  You can't see it, smell it or taste it, but it might be in your house right now.

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We’re not very healthy!

On our show this morning, Chuck and I talked about the "healthy states" ranking just out and that Michigan is 30th out of 50 states, and in the top 10 for most obese states.  UGH!  What can we do?  GET MORE SLEEP!

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Breathing Issues

Thanks to all who have wished me well and improved health as I struggle thru my usual breathing issues.  All I can say is thank you to Spectrum Health for rushing me into treatment early Wednesday morning

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Weight Management Resolution Strategies

Well, it's that time of the year again. The time when we set ourselves up for a potential massive failure  - with the dreaded weight loss/maintenance New Year's Resolution.

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Live Long and Prostate
Prostate Cancer Risk - Finger Length Connection
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Live Long and Prostate

"What does finger length have to do with prostate cancer?"

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Anyone else with breathing issues?

For those who listening to Andy and me each morning on WTRV, you probably know I have a lingering case of laryngitis.  Coaching two hockey teams gives my voice a workout.  Thankfully, I work for a very  understanding company that values volunteerism

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