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Seeking an Adrenaline Rush This Fourth of July? Know the Dangers [VIDEO]

According to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, six men died and an estimated 8,700 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for firework-related injuries in 2011. Also in 2011, an estimated 17,800 fires were started by fireworks, according to the National Fire Protection Association. These numbers are scary high and include lots of damage, not to mention those lives that will be changed forever.

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Is Colorado Quadriplegic Fired for Using Medical Pot at Home Fair? [POLL]

A Colorado court has put months of speculation to rest and Washington marijuana users should take note. But do you agree?

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Matt Cardy
Matt Cardy
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At Least 5 Diseases Found in Mid Columbia Rivers — Guess Which Ones!

Water-borne diseases in Washington recreational waters infect people each year. Recent trends show that up to three outbreaks are reported annually with cases of only a couple people to hundreds, according to the Washington Department of Health.

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Jeffrey Hamilton
Jeffrey Hamilton
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Over 10 Percent In-Coming Kindergartners Have No Immunization Record

Washington State health officials are alarmed at the lack of data on kids hoping to start school in the fall. With recent whooping cough and measles outbreaks, there's a serious risk to kids, they say. Here's what it means:

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Henryk Sadura
Henryk Sadura
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The Sickening Truth About How Many Things Have Fecal Matter on Them

 

Germs are everywhere. I'm about to make you sick, but before I do I want to remind you there is only so much you can do.

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Group running ads in Oregon to change perception of pot smokers
Group running ads in Oregon to change perception of pot smokers (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Group Trying to Change “Stoner” Perception of Pot Smokers – Ads Running in Oregon

Often people immediately think of pot smokers as "stoners," a perception that's been solidified like cement, especially throughout society.  A group is trying to change that.

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Top 10 Health Apps You Need Now

If you're struggling with getting in shape you may need some extra help. May I recommend an app? Here are 10 you should download:

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Watch Out for Zoonotic Diseases You Can Catch From Pets!

Zoonotic diseases are ones transmitted between humans and animals or vice versa.

Here is a list of ailments you can acquire from your cat or dog:

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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4 Best Fitness Trackers for Sale — You Need One This Summer

I know a guy who's lost almost 60 pounds and he attributes it all to his fitness tracker. They tell you heart rate, count your steps -- even critique your sleep patterns! I did some research and found the four best trackers for you to shop:

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Oregon legislature passes new birth control legislation
Oregon legislature passes new birth control legislation (Newstalk 80 file image)
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Oregon Legislature Passes New Birth Control Legislation

A new measure was approved by the Senate and now head to the Governor. One of them could affect insurance rates in Oregon.  The other still pending Senate approval.

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