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Danny Thomas, a Man of Laughter Before Hope

The man who started St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, was first a nightclub comedian who became a very successful television star and producer. His career spanned five decades. My grandparents and parents loved him.Take a look at the man who made millions laugh all over the world.

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Your Love of Energy Drinks Could Put You in the ER

It's about 3 o'clock...are you feeling a little sluggish and need a pick me up? Maybe an energy drink would come in handy right now...and maybe not. My 19-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter love to drink Monster and I have a friend who swears by his daily 5-Hour Energy drink. According to a new survey of U.S. hospitals, the number of trips to the emergency room that are tied to energy drink consumption has doubled over the last four years. Great, first no large sodas in New York City and now this - is there no end to the debauchery?

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Grayville, Illinois School District Closes Because of Flu Outbreak

The flu season is here and the Tri-State is being hit hard, as is the rest of the country. This is one of the largest flu outbreaks in years and all of us are being warned to take precautions. Schools in Grayville, IL have taken the unusual step of closing their schools for the next three days, starting today.

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New CDC Study Says 1 in 24 Drivers Admit to Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel

We have all heard about the dangers of texting while driving and how those types of accidents are on the rise. There have also been reports about the dangers of eating while driving. A new study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that drowsy driving could be the most dangerous habits for motorists and some don't even realize they are doing it, which is the really scary part of this.

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Should the NFL Eliminate the Kickoff?

The NFL season is in full swing and down to the last three weeks when the playoff picture is really starting to take shape. College football has been equally exciting this year, with one of the biggest stories of the year being Notre Dame returning to the National Championship game on January 7th against Alabama. There has also been a lot of talk about safety in football; the NFL in particular. Rumors are swirling that the kickoff could be eliminated in the name of player safety. What, are you kidding me?

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Take a Look at Jon’s Thumb Injury

Look at him! Pleeeeeese, someone bring him an ouchless band-aid!!!

Ok, now, YOU be the judge. Take a look and tell me, is he a big baby? ;-)

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Teenager Licks an Entire New York City Subway Station Handrail [Video]

My wife Lisa and I get very frustrated with our little guys when they do not wash their hands. My wife is a nurse and she has tried in vain to get them to wash their hands as often as possible, especially after using the bathroom. At first glance, you could say this kid licking the entire length of NYC subway station handrail is just a kid acting dumb and doing something kind of gross. This actually goes way beyond gross, really.

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LeAnn Rimes Checks Into a Treatment Center Not Rehab

There has been a lot of speculation lately about LeAnn Rimes and her health or lack thereof. The speculation has covered everything from an eating disorder to substance abuse. Rimes' peeps tell People that Rimes has checked into a treatment facility for her mental health, specifically, anxiety and stress.

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Maine Grandmother Gives Birth to Her Grandson — Find Out How

It’s the typical American story. Daughter is becoming a first-time mom, and her mother wants to be supportive and helpful to her child. But that’s where our story takes a 21st century twist. What happens when a wannabe mother has a health condition that makes it dangerous for her to get pregnant? Enter first-time grandma. Literally.

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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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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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