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Frightened By Ebola? Turn Off CNN & Get A Flu Shot

Now that CNN has done its predictable job of whipping us into a frenzy, it's time to turn off the fear-o-matic channels, stop obsessing about Ebola, and instead go get a flu shot. Yes Ebola is frightening, and Western Africa is a disaster, but consider these tidbits:

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Second Texas Healthcare Worker Tests Positive For Ebola
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2nd Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola; Was on Plane Two Days Ago

A second health worker at Dallas Presbyterian Health Hospital was diagnosed with Ebola on Wednesday morning. Apparently the nurse had traveled by air from Cleveland on Monday.

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How Healthy (Or Unhealthy) Is Your Favorite Cereal?

I love Lucky Charms (tied for last place), Cindy loves Honey Bunches of Oats (276th healthiest), Jim's a Cheerios guy (90th). Where does your favorite cereal rank in DietDetective.com's 'Cereal Investigation?' 301 popular cereals have been evaluated based on 19 different criteria. See how your favorite stacks up.

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German Red Cross Trains Ebola Volunteers
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5 Things You Should Know About Ebola — How It Spreads, Symptoms & More

Ebola is all over the headlines lately. Here are some helpful facts about the deadly disease (that you're not going to catch).

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Nurse in Dallas Becomes First Ebola Patient Infected in U.S.; CDC Urges Calm

The second-ever diagnosis of Ebola in America occurred this weekend, but still, there's no reason to panic. You won't catch Ebola, don't worry.

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Pete’s 30-Day Sugar-Free Challenge: Day 10

Today is day #10 of my 30-day 'Sugar-Free Challenge' (no sugar, no sweeteners, no simple, starchy carbs, no alcohol) following my viewing of the movie 'Fed Up' a couple of weeks ago. I finally feel like some cravings are going away, and I've stopped feeling hungry all the time.

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Pete’s 30-Day Sugar-Free Challenge: Day 7

Today's day-7 of my 30-day 'Sugar-Free Challenge' (no sugar, no sweeteners, no simple, starchy carbs, no alcohol) following my viewing of the movie 'Fed Up' Saturday. One week in, I have already noticed some effects (expected & unexpected) from the diet change; and they're all good.

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First U.S. Ebola Patient Dies in Dallas Hospital

The Liberian man who was diagnosed last month with Ebola, the first such case in the United States, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

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Pete’s 30-Day Sugar-Free Challenge: Day 5

OK, today's the 5th day of my 30-day 'Sugar-Free Challenge' (no sugar, no sweeteners, no simple, starchy carbs, no alcohol) following my viewing of the movie 'Fed Up' Saturday. I've been getting lots of support and suggestions from 98 Country listeners on Facebook & email -- so let's take a look at them.

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Pete’s 30-Day Sugar-Free Challenge: Day 4

OK, today's day #4 of my 30-day 'Sugar-Free Challenge' following my viewing of the movie 'Fed Up' Saturday morning. It's not just obvious sugar like candy & pop; but any added sweetener of any kind in any food (aka: lots of whole foods). I've had two main difficulties in the first four days, they are:

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Pete’s (Self-Inflicted) 30-Day Sugar-Free Challenge [Video]

After watching the movie 'Fed Up' on Saturday morning, I was intrigued enough to take a 30-Day Sugar-Free Challenge -- to to more accurately depict it, a 30-Day 'Added Sweetener-Free' Challenge. No natural, artificial, zero-calorie, honey, or whatever sweeteners. I just want to see how I feel. Here's the start:

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Science Has Proven You Could Live Longer If You Laughed More

Laughing always feels good but who knew it could actually be beneficial for your health?

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