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Sleeping In on the Weekends Could Actually Ruin Your Work Week

For some people, the weekend is spent trying to catch up on all the sleep they deprived themselves of throughout the course of the last week. Yet, while sleeping in can be somewhat of a godsend, new research finds that it might actually make you more tired throughout the week.

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Get Your Sugar Fix While You Can — The New York City Soda Ban Has Passed

This morning in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugar-laden drinks was approved by the Department of Health in a 9-1 vote.

How long do the Big Apple's Big Gulp enthusiasts have until they can't buy a soda bigger than 16 ounces?

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Research Reveals It Takes Only Seven Minutes a Day to Keep Kids in Shape

Prying your children away from their video game consoles and getting them to play outside for an hour might be somewhat of a task, but a new study suggests that all you have to do is keep them active for seven minutes to keep them healthy and physically fit.

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Smoker on May 31, 2011 in San Francisco, California.
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There Are 3 Million Fewer Smokers in the US Today Than in 2009 — Why the Huge Drop?

It appears as if some smokers have been forced to either kick the habit or go broke, as a new study recently found that a massive tobacco tax increase may be responsible for the decline in smokers in this country, specifically among teens, the lower class and those who receive welfare.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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Is Sneezing Into Your Elbow the Healthy Thing to Do?

Most of us have been taught to cover our mouths when we cough or sneeze, but for the last five years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been trying to persuade kids to cover their convulsive expulsions with their elbows, instead of using their hands.

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Lars Klintwall Malmqvist
Lars Klintwall Malmqvist
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How Many Americans Wash Their Hands After Using Public Restrooms? [POLL]

A new survey on hand washing has revealed that 70 percent of Americans always wash their hands after using a public restroom, while 29 percent sometimes skip that ever-important, germ-killing step. And yes, 1 percent confessed to never washing their hands after using a public bathroom.

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Unsurprising New Research Finds Bar and Restaurant Employees at High Risk for Alcoholism

Bartenders can make a lot in tips, one of the upsides to working in the bar or restaurant industry. However, a new study suggests there is a major pitfall to employment in a business where booze is served: it is a common breeding ground for alcoholism.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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Smile! It’s Good for Your Heart

Ever been told to “grin and bear it” during a rough time? According to a new study by researchers at the University of Kansas, that advice might be more than just an old cliché. In fact, the study says, smiling might just be good for your heart.

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Sept. is Nat’l Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Month, the SPROUT Coalition reminds Genesee County residents of eat right and move more! During the past four decades, obesity rates have soared among all age groups, increasing more than fourfold among children ages six to 11

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Fitness guru Dan Houston pictured here with his wife (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Fitness guru Dan Houston pictured here with his wife (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Tonight On The Tom Sumner Program

Government regulation of fast food and other health related topis are featured with guests fitness guru Dan Houston and Tai Chi instructor Johnny Dayonot on The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday September 4 beginning at 6 p

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