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Junk Food Continues To Plague America’s Diets

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jfcHere’s a two-part quiz for you:

What’s the most popular snack food in the United States?

What’s the number-one drink of choice among teens?

The answers probably won’t surprise you. “Potato chips and soda,” says Ann Svendsen, Director of Nutrition …

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November 12th, 2014 at 9:23 am

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Choose The Right Shoe For The Job

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asesAthletic shoes can do more than look good. The right pair can help you run faster, jump higher, and save your knees from injury.

But with hundreds of styles to choose from, how do you know which ones are right …

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October 27th, 2014 at 9:03 am

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Avoid Stimulants, And Win

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asmlTodd wanted to win the upcoming U.S. Cycling Race in Belgium, and he was prepared to do anything to give himself an edge – except take drugs. He asked for advice from a veteran bicycling racer. “Drink lots …

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October 9th, 2014 at 6:52 am

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Stalking: Protect Yourself Early, And Avoid Problems Later

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spyseEver since Angie broke up with Sam a few weeks ago, he’s been bothering her – following her around when she is going to class, calling her a couple of times a night, even showing up on her job, and …

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September 25th, 2014 at 6:37 am

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Radon: A Silent Killer

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radonskThough some recent studies question whether even low levels of radon are a health threat to humans, most scientists think the radioactive gas – which is found in all buildings – is still a problem.

Major health organizations, such …

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September 16th, 2014 at 6:21 am

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Working Out a Peaceful Solution

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psWhen Marcus borrowed $25 from Jimmy and didn’t pay him back, Jimmy threatened to pound Marcus’ face into the pavement. A few months ago, the two would have met after school to fight, witnessed by classmates who called for more …

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August 17th, 2014 at 6:11 am

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Violence: America’s Achilles Heel

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vaahSeventeen-year-old Tito lived in Miami, a good guy except that sometimes he had a big mouth. At a basketball game one evening he got angry over a foul call and swore at another player. Then he threw a punch. The …

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July 7th, 2014 at 5:19 am

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Flus And Colds Can Be Avoided

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flucFive hundred million of these attack Americans every day. They cause a loss of more than 50 million school days or workdays. And each week in winter, 13 percent of the population catches a fresh one.

What is this? It’s …

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June 3rd, 2014 at 4:57 pm

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