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Worried About Lead In Your Home? Here’s How You Can Check in Duluth & Superior [VIDEO]

There's been a lot of talk lately about lead in our homes.  Whether it comes from the drinking water or from paint in houses, it's present in many homes.  There are some simple tests you can do, and there's some remedies as well.

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Are Expiration Dates On Food Reliable? [VIDEO]

I admit that before I buy a lot of things at the grocery store, I look at the expiration date.  This is especially true when it comes to milk and other fresh items.  I've always wondered how accurate these dates actually are and after watching this video, I'm even more suspicious.

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Children’s Cough Syrup Recall Due To Incorrect Dosage Markings

As a parent you worry whenever your child is ill.  I don't want to alarm you, you only need to check your medicine cabinet to make sure you don't have any of this particular cough syrup, but there has been a recall due to incorrect markings on the dosage cup.

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Dentists Across Minnesota Provide Free Dental Care To Kids In February

Thousands of dental professionals volunteer their time to an annual event called Give Kids A Smile.  Each year, more than 5,000 children receive much-needed dental care and are provided with proper dental care knowledge to keep their teeth healthy.  Do you or someone you know need this service?

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Elizabeth, Dental Hygienist
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Make Visiting A Dentist A Priority This Year

I am a dentist "regular", every six months like clockwork.  My amazing hygienist, Elizabeth makes my next six month appointment while I'm still there, so there isn't any chance of me becoming TOO busy to make my next appointment.  I know a lot of people that say they haven't been to the dentist in years and SHOULD make an appointment.  This blog is for you.

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Chris Allen’s Son, Sam, Kickstarts Your New Year’s Weight Loss In This Workout Video

Everyone says when the new year comes that this is the year to start the diet and workout that will help me lose 10 lbs or more to get to that target weight. My son Sam told me he knew what to do to help me lose weight, so I went to the YMCA with him and she showed me what he thought a good workout would be.

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The Norovirus ‘Stomach Flu’ and How It Spreads

Health officials are warning about recent outbreaks of the Norovirus, which is commonly referred to as the stomach flu.  (It's not the flu at all, but I've given up telling people that.)  Diarrhea, vomiting, sometimes accompanied with a fever and body aches are the symptoms of the virus.  It's highly contagious and it's made its way through many families this winter already.

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Cathy Kates
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New Pillow Took Care Of My Morning Stiff Neck [Product Review]

For months my husband and I have gotten out of bed and was sore, didn't feel rested and was becoming increasingly frustrated.  We thought it was just "getting old" and I thought if this was the way it was going to be aging gracefully was going to be a challenge.  Until we bought new pillows!

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My Smoking Story, and How I Finally Quit Tobacco

I smoked my first cigarette in 2002.  We were drinking at a college party and I thought, "What the heck, I'll try a smoke."  One thing lead to another, and like it does for so many people, I was hooked within a few weeks.   At my worst, I was smoking a pack and a half a day. 

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Siegfried & Roy Present The Fourth Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run
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Support The Arthritis Foundation, the Jingle Bell Run / Walk is Saturday

If you hear a bunch of jingling and see a bunch of Santa hats running on The Lakewalk Saturday morning in Duluth, it's for a great cause and you should join them!

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Turkey Cooking Times, Temps And Tips For A Happy Thanksgiving!

It's my biggest fear for Thanksgiving:  Having people over for a dinner that I hand a hand in cooking and then getting calls later on from my guests who are now in the fetal position with food poisoning.  Luckily that has never happened to me, but I make sure I'm careful with food.

From the United States Department Of Agriculture, here are some very handy tips for cooking both fresh and frozen turkeys.  Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

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Report Claims Drinking One Energy Drink A Day Can Increase Heart Risk, Even In Healthy Adults

Energy drinks have gained in popularity over the years.  I admit that I drink them on rare occasion.  We've heard warnings that drinking a lot of them can be dangerous, as well as mixing them with alcohol...

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