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Standing Up Is an Easy Way to Improve Your Health

You exercise, eat well and don’t smoke, but if you think that’s all it takes to be healthy, think again.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Thinking About A Tattoo? Some Tattoo Ink Contaminated And Found To Be Dangerous

This is my tattoo, an Asian symbol meaning peace and tranquility.  I got it years ago, while broadcasting live from a tattoo shop in downtown Duluth.  I never had a problem with it.  But, that isn't the case with some people today.  Obviously, if you are going to get a tattoo, you would pick a reputable business and expect that the utensils they use are sterilized.  But, what if it's the ink that is the problem?

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Cantaloupe Related Salmonella Outbreak Reaches Minnesota

There is a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium that has not reached Minnesota, and it is believed that cantaloupes are the culprit.

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Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
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Water Contact Not Recommended At Main Park Point Beach Area In Duluth

The temperatures my not be quite warm enough for a beach day, but if you are planning on hitting the water do not go near the Beach House at the end of Park Point.

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Bumbo Baby Seats Due To Skull Fractures

You always buy merchandise for your baby with the utmost confidence in the manufacturer.  That's why it's so hard to understand why a product made specifically for babies could cause skull fractures.  SKULL fractures!!!  If you own a Bumbo Baby Seat, please read this!  If you know someone with a baby, please pass this on!!!

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Do School Food Laws Help Kids Lose Weight?

In an effort to curb rising child obesity rates, many states across the US have limited the unhealthy foods that kids can buy at school — and new evidence shows it could be paying off.

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Luigi Anzivino, Flickr
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Toddlers Who Snore Loudly Are More Likely to Misbehave

If you regularly hear your toddler snoring at night you should be prepared for a host of other types of disturbances during their waking hours.

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Neurofibromatosis - Reggie Bibbs
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Duluth Firefighters Seek Generous Donations When Filling The Boot For MDA

I have worked for the MDA.  I know, first hand, how important our Firefighters are in the Northland.  Not only because they are first responders to our homes and families when we have an emergency, but because they pour their heart and soul into raising much needed funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  They choose to raise money in a unique and fun way called "Fill The Boot".

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Can Too Much Homework Lead to Bad Grades?

It may seem like summer’s just begun, but parents are already focused on the upcoming school year — and some are even encouraging their kids to study now and get a head-start on all the work ahead.

But does all that extra time with the books pay off?

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How Long Should a Nap Be to Make You Feel Oh-So-Refreshed?

Taking a midday snooze has been shown to increase alertness, focus and concentration. But just how long should your power nap be?

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Zoo Sends Smoking Orangutan Away From Public “To Quit Smoking” [VIDEO]

Tori the smoking Orangutan has been sent away from her fellow primates and zoo goers so she can kick the habit.  In this Indonesian zoo, people have been throwing lit cigarettes into her cage for her to smoke.  They've been photographing her chain smoke for years.  Zoo officials says she's been smoking for at least a decade.  (She's now 15.)

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Which Airports are America’s Germiest? [VIDEO]

People who come home with a cold after a vacation often blame their fellow passengers on the plane — but as it turns out, it’s actually airports that are probably the culprit. And some are worse than others.

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