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Could Genetic Testing Reduce Your Risk of Cancer?

Approximately 10-15 percent of people have a genetic mutation associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Genetic testing could help women find out if they have the gene and are at greater risk. The Tri-Cities Cancer Center will host a free presentation on Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

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Do You Need Coffee to Make It Through the Day? — Survey of the Day

Just about every workplace has a coffee maker somewhere. And that's because a good chunk of the employed can't make it through their nine-to-five without a jolt of joe. But just what percentage of workers would be doomed if coffee suddenly disappeared?

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New Study Reveals Almost Half of All Americans Will Be Obese by 2030

With countless reports weighing in on the unfit conditions of the great American waistline expansion project, it should come as no surprise that the battle of the bulge is in no way coming to a screeching halt.

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Whooping cough on rise in schools
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Start of School Fuels Whooping Cough Outbreak

The Washington Department of Health is reporting the whooping cough, or pertussis, outbreak is spreading because of the start of schools across the state.

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You Don’t Ride This New German Bike – It ‘Rides’ You! [VIDEO+POLL]

We're not sure what to make of this. Think the Flintstone's foot-propelled car meets a bicycle!

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Ab Circle Pro Slapped with $25 Million Fine for Crazy Weight Loss Claims

In today’s news of the obvious, it turns out three minutes of daily exercise won’t get you in shape — no matter what type of equipment you’re using. And because Ab Circle Pro made those outrageous claims, it’s now on the hook to pay a $25 million fine.

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Federal Campaign started to prevent children being left in cars
ALEXANDRIA, VA - AUGUST 17: Reginald McKinnon wipes away tears after talking about his daughter's death from hyperthermia during a news conference to launch the "Look Before You Lock" campaign against leaving children inside parked cars. In 2010, McKinnon accidentially left his 17-month-old daughter in his car while he went to work and she died from hyperthermia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Experts Say Technology Can’t Keep Parents From Leaving Children in Hot Vehicles

With the recent rash this summer of child and infant fatalities from being left in hot vehicles, numerous technology devices have come out claiming to help parents "remember."

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Obamacare set to punish hospitals over re-admission rates
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ObamaCare Set to Punish Hospitals for Re-Admitting Medicare Patients

Imagine you're a senior citizen with Medicare and you are pretty sick. You go to the doctor and are treated. But if you come back within a month,  ObamaCare is going to punish your hospital.

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Benton County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus
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EPA Regulations Making Mid Columbia Mosquito Control Difficult

The Benton County Mosquito Control District is asking for public help in their battle vs. mosquitos and West Nile virus.

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Oscar Pistorius Loses Race Against Adorable 8-Year-Old Double Amputee

Disabled sprinter Oscar Pistorius of South Africa may have finished last during the 400-meter semifinals on Sunday night, but his inspiring story has touched people all across the world. And now, Pistorius has posed in a series of heartwarming photos with a British eight-year-old double amputee named Ellie May Challis.

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