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Jerry Lawler Speaks For The First Time About His Heart Attack

Last week, we updated you on legendary wrestler in Evansville and around the world, Jerry "The King" Lawler, and his health following a heart attack he suffered during a taping of WWE Monday Night Raw.  Now, Lawler is resting at his home in Memphis, and he spoke to his local TV station Fox 13 about the incident and his health.

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Healthsouth Deaconess Rehab Olympics [PHOTOS]

Since this week is National Rehabilitation Week, the folks at Healthsouth Deaconess put together a series of events putting local teams through the paces of everyday rehab activities.  The radio stations of Townsquare Media were a part of just one of the competing teams.

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Leslie’s Answer to High Calorie Desserts

If you have a sweet tooth like me, you are constantly fighting the urge to have 'a little something sweet'... as my grandma used to say. Well, I have found the answer and it's in a plastic tub!

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Super Sized Sodas and Sugary Drinks Banned in New York City

A few months back, I wrote an article about a proposed ban on super-sized sodas and sugary drinks in New York City that you can read here. NYC officials felt they had to do something about the growing, (no pun intended), obesity problem in that city and around the country as a whole. As you can imagine, there was a tremendous amount of backlash aimed at the proposal by drink manufacturers, restaurants, stadiums and many other businesses that sell large beverages. Earlier today, the proposed ban was passed.

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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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Give Back to Get Back – Covance Clinical Research Trials Need You!

If you’ve taken an aspirin for a headache or an antibiotic to clear up an infection, thank a clinical research volunteer. All medicines including both over the counter and prescription drugs are developed and perfected with the help of clinical study volunteers.

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Deaf Child Prohibited From Signing His Own Name Because It Looks Like a Gun — Is It Fair? [VIDEO, POLL]

Hunter Spanjer, a deaf preschooler in Grand Island, Nebraska, is being prohibited from signing his name (in sign language) because administrators at his school believe that the gesture he uses looks like a gun.

Wait, what?

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The Tanning Industry Is Fighting Negative Press Just Like Big Tobacco

Tanning salons are everywhere - in fact, there are more tanning salons in the U.S. than there are McDonald's restaurants. The industry is by all accounts still booming to the tune of $4.9 billion, but there seems to be mounting evidence of its questionable business practices and the harm caused by tanning

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300-Pound Pee Wee Football Player Banned from League Due to Size — Is It Fair? [POLL]

A 12-year-old boy in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area who is six feet tall and weighs 300 pounds is being denied the opportunity to play football with his friends, thanks to his size.

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Happy POETS Day!

I would bet you have celebrated this day every Friday since you have been a working adult. In fact, I bet you are celebrating it NOW!!!

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Is Taking a Lunch Break a Thing of the Past?

It's a little before 12:30 and I'm sitting at my desk and not out somewhere eating lunch. I am surprised how many of us in our office are here right now and not out to lunch. Don't get me wrong, there are quite a few who are out of the office right who are out to lunch

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Amazing New Wristband Technology Could Keep You from Getting Skin Cancer

During the barbecues and pool parties of summer, many people lose track of how much sun exposure they’ve had — and wind up with a nasty burn.

New technology in the form of a wristband could change that, and lower the rates of skin cancer along the way.

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