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Watch This Skydiver Fall 8,000 Feet Without a Parachute — and Survive

I'm not a skydiver, and I doubt I ever will be. But people who do parachute from thousands of feet up in the sky have my respect. It's scary stuff. You hear about skydivers falling to earth without a parachute to meet with terrible injuries or death. But this 51-year old dentist not only managed to survive his freefall to earth, he walked away with no more than a few bruises! Chalk it up to clean living, I suppose.

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A New Study Says That Drinking Coffee Can Help Alcoholics’ Liver

You read the headline right, my friends. According to a new study in Finland, liver damage caused by drinking too much booze, can be helped by simply drinking coffee.

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Find Out What 2,000 Calories Actually Looks Like

Here's a helpful video, if you were wondering how many carrots you could eat without going over 2,000 calories. If that sounds like something you definitely do not need to know, 2,000 calories is also quantified in Big Macs, pizza, Chipotle burritos and delicious, delicious avocados

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Teen Dying of Cancer Will Get to Go to Her Prom and Cross Another Item Off Her Bucket List

For one brief moment, Katelyn Norman will feel like a regular teenager.

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Abilene Regional Medical Center’s – Healthy Woman Presents Speaker Dale Smith Thomas April 18th

 

Abilene Regional Medical Center's, Healthy Woman, is celebrating their 5th anniversary on April 18th. The evening of events will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and guest speaker Dale Smith Thomas.

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Strawberry’s Bar to Host Benefit this Saturday for Abilene Man with Cancer

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Abilene is the best when it comes to supporting our own in need. Dennis Jennings recently found out his throat cancer returned and along with that diagnosis he visualized the rising cost of medical bills. Never fear, Abilene is stepping up to help Dennis so he knows he's never alone.

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After a Seven Year Break from Working Out, Dave Finds the Motivation to Join a Gym

I've been telling myself for several weeks that it's time to start taking better care of myself and get back into a workout routine. I suppose my excuses dried up, and the reasons to get back into shape finally won out. So yesterday, I decided to make the time, and committed to joining a gym.This morning was the first time I've worked out since 2006.

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‘Is P90X Better Than the Gym?’ — Ask Coach Rick Scarpulla

A couple of my friends swear by the P90X program. Is it worth trying or is it better to go to a gym? -- Tim, 28, Pottsville, PA
P90X and programs like it are good all around fitness programs and are fine if you are just looking to get "into shape" so to speak

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Kellie Pickler Gives an Update on Summer, Good Friend With Breast Cancer

Last summer, Kellie Pickler shaved off her blonde hair to support her friend Summer Miller, who was preparing to undergo treatment for breast cancer at the time. The singer and 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant has offered an update on Miller's condition, and the news is good.

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West Texans Donated Over $35,000 to Benefit the St. Jude Children with Cancer

Who says 13 is an unlucky number? The 13th Annual KEAN 105 St. Jude Radiothon, Feb. 28th and March 1st was successful in raising over $35,500 for the kids of St. Jude. For two days and a total of 26 hours Shay in the Midday Hill, Super Dave Wheaton and I put on a radiothon sharing the our stories, and those of the families that have been helped by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The children that are helped by St. Jude come from all over, but many are from right here in West  Texas.

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2nd Annual ‘Swing 4 Autism’ Golf Outing Coming to Maxwell Golf Course April 6th

A growing number of children are being diagnosed with autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The last figure I heard was that 1 out of 110 children is diagnosed with ASD. With more and more children being identified to have this neurological disorder, the need for additional research, education and other resources becomes more and more necessary. There are a lot of ways you can show support for autistic people and their families, including participating in the 2nd annual 'Swing 4 Autism' Golf Outing, coming April 6th at Maxwell Golf Course in Abilene.

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Shay Shares Her Reasons for Supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

As I sit here on the eve of our St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Radiothon I am thinking about how I will tell everyone just how great this hospital and it's people are. It's actually hard to put it into words; I wish I could just take everyone there for one day to experience it for themselves. If I could do that we would never have to ask for money again it would just be something everyone would do without prompting. However, I can't do that so I'll try to give you a reason or two here, as to why I think this is the best charity to donate your hard earned money to.

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