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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Helps Women Understand Options Available for Reconstruction

October is breast cancer awareness month so it stands to reason that there is a special day within the month focused on reconstruction. Today, October 16th is that day. As a breast cancer survivor I know there is so much to think about, and honestly reconstruction was the last thing on my list of worries. Making sure I was cancer free was my initial focus then came the time to think about reconstruction and there are many options available. That's what BRA day is all about; making women aware of the options available.

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Places in Abilene to Get the Flu Shot

Don't wait until a flu outbreak to get your shot. Get it done now and avoid the days in bed. Here's a list of places in Abilene to get your shot.

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‘RunTogether’ 5K to Benefit Cancer Services Network on October 5th

The 6th Annual RunTogether 5K-1Mile Run/Walk/Waddle to benefit Cancer Services Network will be held October 5th at Frontier Texas. The community event will focus on hope and help for local cancer patients.

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Top 5 Games You Loved in Elementary School

With the start of another school year I am reminded of the many different school house games like tag, red light green light, mother may I, stick ball, dodgeball, kickball or king of the hill. Here's a list of five popular games amongst grade school kids

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Linda Ronstadt Reveals She Has Parkinson’s Disease

Grammy Award winner Linda Ronstadt, best known for her pop and rock hits in the '70s and '80s, also turned out several hit country singles and one unforgettable country album before announcing the end of her career this week. The 67-year-old has Parkinson's disease.

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Jake Owen on Freak Accident: ‘I’m Just Prone to This’

Jake Owen's hand injury is just the latest in a growing list of his injuries occurring during recreational activity that some may label as extreme. Before his block party celebration to commemorate his fourth straight No. 1 single, Owen said he doesn't plan to reign in his adventuresome ways, no matter who asks him to.

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‘Soylent’ Powder May Allow You to Stop Eating Food

I was watching the news today and saw a story about Soylent. Soylent is a powdered food substitute that was discovered by Rob Rhinehart. Rob complains he just doesn't have time to cook meals and eat, so he came up with this powdered substitute that he can just mix and drink.

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Study Shows Gym Environments Are Reservoirs for Germs – Including Staph

In a friendly game of one on one, I pass you the basketball and a dangerous germ too. Researchers at the University of California-Irvine discovered that Staphylococcus aureus (staph infections) can and does survive on basketballs, volleyballs and other sports equipment for up to 72 hours. Therefore, athletes, coaches, trainers and parents must realize the necessity for properly cleaning sports equipment.

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A ground squirrel in Florida was infected with the bacteria that causes the plague.
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Ground Squirrel in California Tests Positive for Plague, Forces Closure of Campgrounds in Los Angeles

A dead squirrel found in Los Angeles County tested positive for bubonic plague, forcing the closure of all nearby campgrounds.

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Cardiologist Explains Randy Travis’ ‘Unusual’ Condition

Bad luck is partially to blame for Randy Travis' downward spiral after catching a virus. A respected cardiologist named Dr. Marc Klapholz says viruses are rare in the summertime, and most don't progress into the heart muscle. Travis was admitted to the hospital earlier this month with viral cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure which led to a stroke three days later.

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5 Handy and Important Meeting Etiquette Tips

It seems like proper meeting etiquette should be obvious, but based on the number of workers who believe their time is wasted in meetings every day, we could probably all use a little refresher course on what exactly comprises good meeting etiquette.

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Category: Health & Fitness
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Former President George H.W. Bush Shaved Head for Child With Cancer

Regardless of your politics, you have to admit this is a class move by former President George H.W. Bush. 

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