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Shamrock Shuffle 5k to Benefit Shackelford County Relay For Life March 9th

Relay For Life events tend to be more of a celebration and opportunity to hang out with friends than a fundraiser. The Relay For Life of Shackelford County Shamrock Shuffle 5K is no exception. It's coming March 9th at Bank Park in Albany, and participants are encouraged to dress in green and/or purple, and awards will be given to the best costumes.

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Woman Turned Down for Massage Because She’s Too Fat — Is It Fair?

Laura Smith didn’t get a massage, but she was still rubbed the wrong way.

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The Care Van is Coming to Abilene for Another Free Immunization Clinic February 7th

The "Free Immunization Clinics" and the "Care Vans" are a direct result of several organizations working together to offer these services in Abilene. Through a coordinated effort, the "Caring for Children Foundation of Texas, Inc.", Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and the Medical Care Mission are all directly responsible for helping immunize many Abilene and West Texas Children over the years. Now The Care Van is holding another immunization clinic on Thursday February 7th at 1857 Pine Street.

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‘Should I Hire a Personal Trainer?’ — Ask Coach Rick Scarpulla

Are you for or against working with a personal trainer? Is there anything I should look for in a personal trainer if I decide to hire one? -- Farley, 22, Scottsdale, AZ 

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The CDC Reports ‘Flu Vaccine Could be Fueling America’s Flu Epidemic’

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just revealed that as of mid-January, the flu has officially reached the “epidemic” status in America. The report states that "the flu vaccine is only about 60 percent effective, so for every one million Americans that get the flu shot, 400,000 come down with the flu." That means 40% of those people vaccinated are spreading the disease, raising the likelihood of a more serious epidemic.

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Recent Study Shows the Majority of Americans Discriminate Against Obese People [VIDEO]

The Associated Press and NORC, at the University of Chicago have just released their findings of a Nationwide 'Obesity Perceptual' survey of 1000 adults. The survey explored America's understanding, views and opinions on obesity and obese people in particular. The object was to find out what we Americans know and think about the causes and consequences of obesity. While many sighted the link between obesity and health problems and whether the government should address America's obesity epidemic. An alarming majority claimed 'discrimination' is an even bigger issue.

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U.S. Navy’s Disturbing Bath Salt’s PSA – “It’s not a Fad, it’s a Nightmare”

We've all heard the jokes about bath salts turning people into zombies, but the U.S. Navy wants you to know bath salts are no joking matter.

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Gym Intimidation Usually the Reason Why Some Guys Don’t Work Out

Many guys will be entering the gym for the first time this week in an brash attempt to shed off unwanted holiday pounds and, who knows, maybe even work on building up those six packs instead of just sitting around drinking them.

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You’re Not All Magnums — Study Shows Men Ignore Condom Sizes

Some of us dudes are packing a bit more wiener than sense, according to a new study which shows that despite efforts to educate, many men still choose not to use condoms. The biggest complaint? They say their meat-stick simply will not fit into a one-size-fits-all rubber. We have the opposite problem, so we can't relate.

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‘Am I Wasting My Time Working Out on Machines?’ — Ask Coach Rick Scarpulla

"I've heard free weights are best but is there any benefit to using machines?" -- Todd, 23, NYC

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Flesh Eating Bacteria Exists in Abilene WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES

After hearing about the 24 year old Georgia college student that contracted the deadly flesh eating bacteria, I began to research to see if that could possibly happen here in Abilene. The answer will shock you.

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Abilene’s Hendrick Hospice Care Radiothon Scheduled for December 13th and 14th [VIDEO]

It's been a year since the last Hospice Radiothon and the Holiday time of year is when most families in the Big Country rely on the services of Hospice professionals. It's a known fact that Hospice is in higher demand during the winter Holidays. So therefore it is important for us to do all we can to raise money and awareness of our own Hendrick Hospice Care and the Radiothon. It's scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13th and Friday, Dec. 14th 2012 from 6 AM till 6 PM.

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