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Artists, Celebrities, And Patients Sing ‘Hey Jude’ For St. Jude

St. Jude is always in the back of my mind, and any time I see something that supports or celebrates the Hospital, I will always jump on it.  I saw this video for the first time yesterday, and I think the images in it show the hope that radiates out of that place.

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Should Elementary School Kids Get Cut From Sports Teams?

I only ask this question because of something I have been watching over the last two days at my son's school, which I will not identify because it's not about the school - it's about the system in general. The last two days were tryouts for the school's boy’s basketball team. This particular school has a boy’s team and a girl’s team. Yesterday was cut day and the kids who were cut, were absolutely devastated and it got me to thinking. Is getting cut at that level a good thing? My instincts say no.

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Should Children Be Kept Off Trampolines [Poll]

While driving around the Tri-State on any given day, it is amazing how many back yards have trampolines. Some have the safety nets, that are usually required for insurance purposes, and some without nets at all. My boys had a trampoline in the back yard until just recently when a tear in the pad got bigger and bigger. The American Academy of Pediatrics said today that trampolines are too dangerous for children in light of more than 100,000 trampoline injuries reported in 2009.

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Insured Body Parts – What Part Could You Not Afford to Lose? [VIDEO]

On Friday night at Kenny Kent Toyota, I started feeling my voice starting to fade. By the time Race for the Cure rolled around the next morning, I could barely be heard. Today, I have NO voice at all. So, because of what I do for a living - TALK - I can't work tomorrow. That got me thinking, I can't afford to lose my voice. If I DID really lose my voice, I would have no career. WOW, maybe I should get my voice insured. Others have insured certain money making body parts, why not me?

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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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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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