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NEW YORK High school students who get too little sleep or too much are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks, according to government researchers.

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CHICAGO The richest Americans live at least 10 years longer on average than the poorest, but that gap isn't as wide in many communities, especially affluent, highly educated cities, a major study found.

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CHICAGO A workplace exercise challenge using pedometers and social media in a global competition shows potential to improve health in a study involving almost 70,000 employees in 64 countries.

Published in Livin'
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 10:14

Watch for ticks to prevent Lyme disease

Spring is here, so it's time to think about the outdoors and proper protection against ticks. Maine had 1,171 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2015. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and we want to remind you the importance of daily tick checks and encourage the 'tick watch' prevention strategy.

Published in Livin'
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:52

Calorie labels on menus delayed again

WASHINGTON Wondering how many calories are in that restaurant hamburger? You may not be able to find out until 2017.

Published in Livin'
Monday, 21 September 2015 11:32

My immune system

I know it's a running joke that when the kids start school, they get sick. And sure enough, ours did. Everyone talks about how it is helping their immune system which I dig. I love the immune system. It's hardcore. But if school helps you build up your immune system, why the heck am I getting sick? I've had 35 years to build up the defenses - I should not be getting the same gorram cold every single time!

And before you email me, yes, I understand the viruses mutate and that's why I get sick. That doesn't mean I have to like it. What kills me is, it's not that bad. You heard me correctly, not that bad. But it's just bad enough to make me feel like I've been run over by a miniature truck like the kind the Shriners drive in parades. All I really want to do is collapse on the couch with a piping hot cup of tea and binge-watch 'Agents of Shield' but I have to get lunches ready, and try to at least clean up the big pieces of clutter. Oh, God, do I have clean pants for tomorrow? Better do laundry too.

Published in Livin'

Summer weather is here, bringing with it outdoor activities, bathing suits and other motivators for many people who want to get healthy and get in shape.

Your smartphone phone can help you eat healthier, according to 16 percent of smartphone users surveyed. By looking up nutritional information before purchasing food or ordering at a restaurant, you have the opportunity to make healthier choices.

Published in Tekk
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 15:41

Hair tells the story

Do you know how much your stylist knows about you simply by working with your hair? Your stylist has a perfect view of your hair, scalp and skin when doing your hair. Everything - and I mean everything - that goes into your body comes out on your hair. Oftentimes when there is something going on within your body, good or bad, your hair will tell the story.

Published in Get Ginafied
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