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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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Do You Have Trouble Sleeping When Sharing the Bed With a Partner? — Survey of the Day

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, so not being good at it is a drag. And according to a new survey from the Better Sleep Council, the best way to get a good night sleep may be to ditch the person you are sleeping next to.

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Breast Cancer Also Affects Men

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while all the pink we see on the players during NFL games in October mainly focuses our attention on how the disease affects women and what they can do about it, we should also keep in mind (or learn) that men, too, can contract breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 1,000 men will fall victim to the disease, which claims the life of at least one man every day.

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Spider-Man Window Washers Give Sick Kids a Heartwarming Surprise

The window washers at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN, kind of make 'Patch Adams' seem like a big old meany. Two of the hospital's three-man window washing team dressed up like Spider-Man, and then rappelled down the side of the building, lifting childrens' spirits while cleaning windows. But yeah, a clown nose is good too.

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Can a New Sports Bra Really Detect Breast Cancer?

Is possible for a bra to detect breast cancer?

Well, according to First Warning Systems, the answer is a resounding yes. The Reno, Nevada-based company says they have invented a sports bra that comes complete with built-in heat sensors that can allow doctors to see malignancies through a state-of-the-art thermal imprint.

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You Probably Don’t Need an Annual Checkup With Your Doctor

It would seem like getting a yearly physical would make you less likely to die of an otherwise undiagnosed malady than someone who doesn't go in for such checkups. But that may not be the case.

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