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Let’s Get to Know Abbott Labs!

Do you know your pharmaceutical companies? You should, because they're awesome! Today, boys and girls, we are going to learn all about Abbott. Do not worry - we will get to know all our Pharma friends in the coming weeks! Abbott (founded 1888) employs 65,000 workers in 130 countries and rakes in around 20 billion bucks a year. Not too shabby! Abbott is the company…

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Health News: Sun, Salt, Stents, and …Buckwheat

Here's what we're talking about this morning, gang. We want your two cents' worth on: Sun Though you only need a few minutes' exposure, here's yet another compelling reason to get a little sunshine daily if you are able to take advantage of it. Vitamin D appears to help prevent both breast and colon cancer, and doctors say the best source is natural sunlight. Experts…

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Can Roller Coasters Give You a Heart Attack? (and other health myths)

Yo! Sara here. We're going to take out these overblown urban legends of health faster than a cheese plate. Hang on! 1. Do roller coasters get your heart pumping hard enough for a heart attack? Yes, but... In a recent study, researchers found that it's entirely possible for a roller coaster to get your heart pumping over 200 beats a minute. In fact, fully half…

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Fried Lattes…Finally!

Remember one Able Gonzalez of last year's fried coke fame? (You do.) The deep-fried bad boy is back, along with all the usual suspects at this year's Texas Food Contest. The TFC is the biggest fried food competition in the country, of course. Last year's body bombs included such mega-hits as fried coke and fried avocados. This year the offerings include fried guacamole bites, which…

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In Search of a Good Friday Stretch

Hi gang! Here are a few cool facts about yoga and why simple stretching techniques are healthy for adults and the seedlings alike. 1. Lung Relief Many of us never stretch our sides. Doing this is excellent for the lungs (and you don't even have to say ommmmm). Stretching your sides also reduces stored tension in the chest cavity. By improving flexibility and expanding those…

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Scented Bus Stops

Advertisers have been getting smart by appealing to consumers' multiple senses. To wit: scented bus stops. Bakeries like Mrs. Field's have long maximized appeal by wafting sugary scents through the air, and now bus stops are following suit. For example, California's Milk Processor Board ran a one-month campaign earlier this year that floated chocolate chip cookie aromas through several West Coast bus stops. It was…

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