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Can Coffee Help You Maintain a Sunny Outlook?

Coffee lovers, rejoice! In addition to helping jump-start your morning, a cup of Joe may also improve brain function, specifically the part of your noggin that controls the recognition of positive words, says a new study.

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Genesys Announces Lunch and Learn Series for Seniors

Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) presents a lunch and learn series for seniors interested in learning more about improving their healthy lifestyle.

The monthly series begins Tuesday, Nov. 27, with lunch at noon in the Genesys Athletic Club

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Michigan Moves Toward State-Federal Partnership Health Exchange

Gov. Rick Snyder has filed a grant application to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) to collaborate with the federal government on a state partnership exchange (SPE). The governor said, however, that if additional federal deadlines are extended or the Michigan Legislature takes action authorizing a state-based exchange, then Michigan may exercise its option for the proposed MI Health Marketplace

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Should You Be Required to Have a License to Smoke?

Smokers' rights could be at risk once again: a medical expert is currently advocating for some drastic regulations that would make it mandatory for all smokers to obtain a smoking license.

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Fast Food Breakfast Sandwiches Can Harm Your Heart
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Fast Food Breakfast Sandwiches Are Tasty, Quick and Grossly Unhealthy

When it comes to breakfast, few things are tastier than an Egg McMuffin. But a new Canadian study says delicious morning meals like that may be causing serious damage to your heart.

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Facebook Game Leads to Life-Saving Kidney Donation

You can waste a good chunk of your life playing Facebook games such as FarmTown, FarmVille and FarmFarm (okay, we made that last one up). However, in the case of an Idaho woman in need of a new kidney, FarmTown ended up saving her life.

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Are You Planning to Get a Flu Shot This Year? — Survey of the Day

Flu season is upon us, and the best way to avoid the chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, weakness/fatigue and general discomfort of influenza is to get a flu shot. The vaccine, which greatly reduces your chance of catching the bug, is available at most drug stores.

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Hurley Medical Center Receives $5,011 Donation from Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation

The Hurley Foundation has received a $5,011 donation from the Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation and a donation from HealthPlus. The funds will be used to purchase mobile cardiac equipment, which will enable Hurley to continue providing teen heart screenings for free, for teenagers throughout Genesee County and beyond

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10 Food Myths You Probably Believe

All too often we get carried away believing (or worse, repeating) everything we are told and don't spend enough time questioning what's actually been said. We've picked 10 very common health mantras you hear everyday and weeded out the worst of the lies, because we want you to eat all the avocados. All of them.

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‘Viagra for Women’ Getting Closer, Currently in Trials

Mad scientists have been hard at work trying to develop a sex-drive-enhancement drug for women ever since those wily old coots emerged nearly 15 years ago with a little blue pill called Viagra. Interestingly enough, it appears as if science is no match for men dedicated to breeding a society full of hornier women, because those fiends have done it.

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