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Winter Shoveling Can Bring On A Heart Attack Exercise Caution

When a lot of snow falls, and you are in a hurry to get your car out of your driveway, one tends to shovel fast. Sure it builds cardio, but isn't always the work out your heart needs. Here are some things to remember.

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New Study Links TV Watching and Poor Sleep in Kids

A new study links lack of sleep in children to the amount of television they watch while they’re awake.

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Lunch With The History People Cancelled For Tomorrow Due To Weather

Due to the uncertainty of the weather, Gina’s presentation scheduled for tomorrow, has been cancelled and rescheduled. She will be back for her presentation on September 18, 2014.

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Don’t Know Where To Turn With Child Immunization Or Health Concern Questions? Attend Health Happens At The Duluth Public Library

I remember the days when I had a health question concerning my daughter and knew that that I just needed a quick answer, not an appointment with her doctor.  But, where can you get that without having to pull out your health insurance card?  At the Duluth Public Library and their Health Happens program.

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Aerial Lift Bridge Commemorates Earth Hour By “Going Dark” Saturday

I'm sure people who don't read this blog will wonder if the city of Duluth neglected to pay their light bill when the Aerial Lift Bridge's lights go dark tomorrow.  Truth of the matter is there's a very good reason for it and the community will be joining millions around the world!

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Duluth Police Department Rewards Teens Using Seatbelts With The “I Got Caught” Campaign [Video]

I started driving in the early 80's when we were told to wear seat belts, but it wasn't law, so we rarely did.  Thankfully, throughout the years, I have been programmed to put my seat belt on immediately after entering the car, whether I'm driving or a passenger.  The Duluth Police Department wants to make sure our teens are educated early in their driving years that seat belts are the law and could potentially save their lives and that of their passengers.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Gaining More Attention
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We All Do This Wrong, and It Could Burn Down Your House [VIDEO]

Imagine the irony when changing the batteries on your smoke detector could actually cause your house to burn down.   Watch this video to figure out how it happens, and prevent it in your own home.

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Water Main Break Repair Underway on Cody Street

I've noticed several water main breaks around my neighborhood in West Duluth, but so far (knock on wood), our household hasn't been affected.  Even a "scheduled" water interruption is a disruption in ones day. Today, in all the snow, there is a water main break that the City of Duluth wants those it affects to be aware of.  Does it affect you?

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3 Reasons Chocolate Is Healthier Than You Think and You Should Eat More of It

Can eating more chocolate actually be a smart, healthy decision? Yes, it can, despite everything your parents used to say.

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Duluth Fire Department Provides Simple Safety Tips After Respondsing to Two House Fires Due to Clothes Dryers

Thank you to our busy Duluth Fire Department.  Yesterday they responded to over 30 different incidents.  Three of which were structure fires.  To note and the reason for my blog is that two of those structure fires calls were two hours apart and both were due to clothes dryers. Thankfully the damage was not extreme, but it does prompt the Duluth Fire Department to ensure we have access to simple tips to keep our home, family and belongings safe.

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American Red Cross Launches New Flood App for Mobile Devices [Download the App Now]

Until the flood of June 2012 I wouldn't think I needed this app on my mobile phone.  Now, I'm grateful to the American Red Cross for thinking ahead to provide the app and potentially save lives and minimize loss.  It's free and you'll have instant access to local and real-time information.  Download the app now!

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Beam of Hope, Another Reason You Should Be A Partner In Hope

I have had the honor and opportunity to visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital many times in my broadcast career and each time I do, I am amazed at the progress that is made in researching pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases.  This year, I was enthralled to be introduced to the Beam of Hope.  THIS is an amazing tool that will be used to save lives and just another reason why becoming a Partner In Hope (PIH) is so important.

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