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On the Calendar:  Monday, 11/10/2014 8:00 AM
VETERANS: BOOKS & BREAKFAST: We will draw names each hour of patrons who are veterans on November 10 and will give away 10 "Unbroken" books with breakfast bread to honor our local veterans! Calendar

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50 pounds lost for 50th reunion

In January, Carol Highsmith, 68, began a journey of threes. She had three milestones of 50 that she planned to reach by following three simple rules:

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:14:46 EDT
How rabbi lost 100 pounds

Rabbi Pesach Sommer lost 100 pounds after a doctor told him he had type 2 diabetes.

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:20:47 EDT
It's time to get your flu shot!

Flu season is about to begin, the CDC says. And health officials have a few updates to their recommendations.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:23:56 EDT
Flu shot myths addressed

Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot. Here are five common myths and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the truth.

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:35:35 EDT
Vintage cold and flu ads

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:36:46 EDT
Electrodes in brain to treat Tourette's

A pioneering procedure might be the answer to ending the misery of Tourette's syndrome.

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:39:33 EDT
The next medicinal marijuana?

Ayahuasca is a psychedelic drink that's attracting more and more tourists to the remote corners of the Amazon. But is it a drug, or is it medicine?

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:31:48 EDT
New link between coffee and DNA

You can blame that third cup of Joe on your genes.

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:12:13 EDT
Music helps your brain

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us why music therapy is good for the brain and how it can help us live to 100.

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:26:41 EDT
Live to 100: Laugh more

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how laughing more can help us live to 100.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:46:58 EDT
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