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Ground Squirrel in California Tests Positive for Plague, Forces Closure of Campgrounds in Los Angeles

A dead squirrel found in Los Angeles County tested positive for bubonic plague, forcing the closure of all nearby campgrounds.

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The 10 People You’ll Encounter at the Doctor’s Office

With flu season slowing taking down everyone you know, it's safe to say you'll be making a trip to the doctor's office pretty soon. No one likes going to the doctor-- it's one of those things we just have to buckle down and do, despite wanting to drag our feet and pout like a two-year-old.

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Brace Yourself, the Flu Season Memes Are Here

It's that time of year, when you give everybody who coughs on the train a dirty look and tie your hands to your waist with elastic to keep from accidentally touching your face until you've had a chance to wash them under soap and water for at least three minutes. That's right. It's flu season. Here are some tips for coming out on the other side okay. 

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New Facebook Help Will Help Find Who Gave You the Flu
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New Facebook App Will Help You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu

After last year's flu season, which health officials say was one of the mildest in the past 30 years, the illness is back with a vengeance. Well, if you're unlucky enough to currently have the flu, at least a new Facebook app can help track down the diseased jerk who gave it to you in the first place.

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Jack FM’s Guide to Keeping Your Jeans From Popping This Thanksgiving [#SAVETHANKSGIVING]

The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day. To put it another way, that’s more than double our daily recommended caloric intake according to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, who say that the average woman only requires 1500 calories per day and the average man only needs 2,000 calories per day.

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FDA Investigates Another Energy Drink and Its Possible Role in 13 Deaths

In what seems to be evidence of an emerging trend, the FDA is currently investigating another highly caffeinated energy drinkand the role it may have played in 13 deaths and many more injuries.

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The Magazine in Your Doctor’s Office Can Make You Sick

During a visit to the doctor, we almost always grab a waiting-room magazine to take our mind off what's to come. But health officials say those very periodicals could pose a health risk and actually make people sick, particularly if they're left out for a lengthy period of time and handled by multitudes of people.

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Should We REALLY Care That Lady Gaga Gained a Few Pounds?

You’ll never believe this, but the media is accusing yet another female celebrity of not having the perfect body. This time the culprit is Lady Gaga, who allegedly gained 25-30 pounds (*gasp!* *judgmental eyebrow-raising*) in the last several months.

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Is Your Smartphone Giving You 'Text Neck'?
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Is Your Smartphone Giving You ‘Text Neck?’

 

Getting your hands on the iPhone 5 may be a real pain in the neck.

And not for the reasons you may think.

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Parents Who Let Kids Try Alcohol May Want to Rethink That Plan

Some parents believe that not only is it okay to share a sip or two of alcohol with their young children, but that it is also good for them to have that type of exposure to liquor to keep them from going on benders later on in life.

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