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Robin Williams Found Dead at 63

Shockingly sad news today. Oscar winning actor Actor Robin Williams was found dead at his home today according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's investigators believe his death to be a suicide."Robin Williams passed away this morning," his rep confirmed. "He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time." Williams ...

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Simple Tip For Losing Weight

The tortoise may come in first after all. A recent review of 22 well-designed studies shows that slow eaters seem to be able to keep their weight down better than their counterparts.  We are all aware of the obvious forms of weight control such as healthy low calorie food choices, but eating slowly has not been high on our lists. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to let your stomach know that you ...

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Ebola Has Arrived

Ebola has come to the U.S. Two health care workers have been flown into Atlanta, Georgia to a specially equipped hospital that is taking every possible precaution for the safety of everyone caring for the patients. They are both being treated with a new, experimental drug that has only been tested on animals, not humans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiated an experimental approach ...

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How Much TV is Your Child Watching?

It will not come as a surprise to any of us, but according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,nearly all (98.5%) youth aged 12-15 reported watching TV daily. Ninety-one % used computers daily. Excessive screen-time behaviors, such as using a computer and watching TV for more than 2 hours has been linked to high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and obesity among children. In 2012, one-quarter (25%) of boys and less ...

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What is Ebola?

You probably have been hearing about Ebola in the news - and let me tell you, it's a scary disease. It is called Ebola and it is one of the most virulent and dangerous viruses on the planet. The recent outbreak is the worst one on record.  Ebola is a hemorrhagic disease which has a high death rate..usually around 90%, but so far a bit less.  Just to give you an idea of how ...

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Is the Drought Affecting Your Favorite Beer?

Are you a beer drinker?  California is going through a terrible draught. Could there possibly be a connection between draught and draft? Actually, there is… Small California breweries are being affected by the water shortage. A number of small northern California breweries obtain their water from the Russian River. One brewery alone, Lagunitas, uses approximately 2 million gallons of river water each year to make their popular beer. They use 4-7 gallons of water to ...

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Lightning Strikes Venice Beach Injuring Nine

Nine people were injured Sunday afternoon after a rare 'cloud to ground' lightning strike at Venice Beach in Southern California. Eight people were taken to the hospital, including a 15-year-old. One of the adults was in grave condition, while another was listed in critical, according to LAFD spokeswoman Katherine Main. The six other patients were reported to be in stable condition. Witnesses tweeted they saw a huge bolt of lightning strike the area. It appears ...

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Tracy Morgan Hospitalized After Deadly Car Crash

Tracy Morgan is hospitalized in critical condition following a multi car crash on the New Jersey turnpike early Saturday morning.  The 45 year old actor/comedian, best known for his roles in Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, was transported by helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey after his limo bus overturned, according to New Jersey State Police. Morgan’s limo bus, two semi trucks, and three other ...

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Ohio Measles Outbreak Climbs to 155

A measles outbreak in Ohio has grown to 155, more than doubling from the 68 reported on May 13, according to the Ohio Department of Health.  The outbreak began when unvaccinated Amish missionaries traveled to the Philippines earlier this year.  All of the cases have occurred solely in the Amish community.   Measles can take up to 3 weeks to develop.  It’s a highly contagious respiratory virus causing fever, rash, reduced appetite, and a runny ...

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