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Horrifying Commercial Will Make You Want to Diet — NOW!

Americans and obesity seem to go together these days like KFC and angioplasty, so it only makes sense we continue to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining good health.

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Diet and Exercise May Be Better Than Meds to Fight Alzheimer’s

A recent study makes a strong case for good nutrition, physical activity and other drug-free approaches being better at warding off Alzheimer’s disease than prescription medications and other current medical approaches.

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Meek Blood Center Needs Your Blood

Meek Blood Center in Abilene needs your blood. Their supply of rare blood types have dropped to critically low levels. So please donate today.

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Report Shows Overweight Kids Don’t Realize They Have a Problem

A new study by the CDC shows that many overweight children "misperceive" their weight status, which could be exacerbating the childhood obesity problem.

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City Council Approves Ban of E-Cigarettes For Minors – No Public Use Ban

Abilene has been in an uproar since the news broke that the city council was considering the ban of e-cigarettes in public places. A recent poll shows that 76% of Abilene opposes such ban and following a public hearing, the council have made their decision.

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Energy Drinks & Alcohol — A Dangerous Combination That Leads to Binge Drinking

Basically, the Red Bull in your Red Bull and vodka leads to your drinking lots more vodka.

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Why You Should Stop Using Spray Sunscreen on Your Kids Right Now

An ongoing investigation by the Food and Drug Administration has prompted Consumer Reports to urge parents not to use spray-on sunscreen on or near children.

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Texas Reports First Case of Chikungunya Virus

The mosquito-borne virus with the weird name has now made its way into the Lone Star State.  A case of chikungunya (pronounced chicken goon yuh) has been confirmed in Williamson County, just north of Austin. 

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Instant Ice Is the Essential Summer Heat Wave Life Hack

Looking to cool off quickly as the summer heats up? Then you'll love this.

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Ways to Lose Weight in Abilene

Whether you're wanting to take some pounds off to fit into that swim suit this summer, or you just simply want to feel better, losing weight is a healthy choice to make. Fortunately, there are many ways you can achieve your weight loss goal here in Abilene

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Got Burned? 5 Ways to Treat a Sunburn

The summer sun is out in full force, relentlessly attacking our skin with UV rays. Here's what to do if you get a sunburn.

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The Annual Hope and Help Ministries Health Fair, Blood and Donor Drive is June 28th

About 10 years ago, Hope and Help Ministries Founder Dale Morrison was given a bone marrow transplant because he had cancer. On Saturday, June 28th at the Annual Hope and Help Ministries Health Fair and Donor Drive, Dale will meet his bone marrow donor for the first time. The event will take place at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church starting at 8:00am. The health fair includes a blood donation drive, an organ donor drive and blood screening.

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