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Man Catches ‘The Black Death’ After Saving Mouse from Cat

As definitive proof that no good deed goes unpunished, an unidentified Oregon man in his 50s has contracted the plague after rescuing a mouse from the jaws of a cat. Gah! Next time, just let nature take its course, pal.

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The New York Times
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Infographic Dispels Myth that Eating Healthy Is Expensive

If you’re anything like us, you probably assume that fast food is cheaper than home-cooked meals. But, as this infographic going around Facebook shows, nothing could be further from the truth.

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What Are America’s Worst Restaurants for Workers?

It appears that no matter how delicious the food at your favorite restaurant seems to be, it has nothing to do with how the business operates on the inside. Recently, a pro-worker group called Restaurant Opportunities Centers United produced a guide–mentioned in NY Times Columnist Mark Bittman‘s column–that lists many of America’s most popular restaurants with the purpose of letting you know just how badly the employees of that restaurant are treated.

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Why are Women 37% More Likely to Go to a Psychiatrist Than Men? [VIDEO]

There’s a study that shows women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men. This statement alone leaves a lot to wonder. Personally, I wonder why this is the case. There are several logical reasons, and I’d like to have your help sorting this out.

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Flickr - rcbodden
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Extreme Hot Weather in Abilene Can be Deadly

The National weather service and our local weathermen all agree, ‘temperatures in Abilene and for the most part Texas, have been extremely mild this winter and spring’. Now that we’re entering into summer, the temperatures have started soaring into triple digits. With that comes the dangers of dehydration, heat exhaustion and in some cases, deadly heat stroke. The later of which nearly happened to me on Memorial Day weekend, when I discovered that I was on the verge of total collapse and could have died.

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Dave Wheaton
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Autism Awareness Card Gives an Eye-Opening Experience

I was shopping with my 12 year old son at the Mall of Abilene a while back. Near the main entrance, we saw a small, maybe 5 year old boy, having what appeared to be an epic meltdown. With a mom holding the boy by the hand, the child screaming and trying his best to wiggle away to freedom. We’ve all witnessed this situation, right?

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5 Summer Activities for 2012 the Abilene Weather Stopped You From Doing in 2011

Last summer was a scorcher in Abilene. A record number of 100+ degree days, wildfires burning throughout west Texas, and no rain made the summer months rough in 2011. But weather forecasters are saying that the summer of 2012 should be considerably more tolerable. W

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Sugar Is Making You Stupid

We all know that sugar can make you fat. But we eat it anyway because it’s really good.

So what if we were to tell you sugar can also make you dumb? Would you put down your Big Gulp and step away from your Snickers?

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Small Steps to Fighting Cancer [VIDEO]

As a cancer patient I am now paying more attention to information about ways to fight or prevent the disease. If and when I run across something I might want to try I ask my oncologist what his thoughts are on the subject. Needless to say, after watching this video, I will have some questions for him next week at my appointment.

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Getty Images, Joe Raedle
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Free Childhood Immunizations Available May 17th in Abilene

With the school year winding down and summer upon us, there’s an opportunity to be sure your children are up to date with their immunizations for the 2012-2013 school year. Abilene Care Van and the Caring For Children Foundation of Texas is sponsoring free childhood immunizations this Thursday, May 17th.

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Medical City Children's Hospital
Medical City Children's Hospital
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Medical City Children’s Hospital Air Ambulance Begins Service to Abilene

Medical City’s air ambulance plane begins flying this week, with a stop in Abilene Wednesday at Abilene Aero, 2850 Airport Boulevard. The public is invited to come out from 1 – 6 p.m. Flight nurses will show the air ambulance to children, and give them toy glider planes. Admission is free.

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The NFL’s Witten, Shipley and Snow Co-Own the New D1 Sports Complex in Abilene

The Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten, Cincinnati Bengals receiver Jordan Shipley and the Indianapolis Colts long snapper Justin Snow are the newest co-owners of the new D1 Sports Training Center in Abilene. The Abilene D1 Training facility will be co-owned by a group of investors and sports enthusiasts led by Dr. Dan Munton of Texas Sport & Spine right here in Abilene. The D1 Sports Complex is due to open on June 4th, 2012.

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