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Another day of smoke and indoor confinement (Townsquare media)
Another day of smoke and indoor confinement (Townsquare media)
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Again…Bad Air Keeps Kids Inside Schools, Cancels Activities in Mid-Columbia

Again, poor air quality has cancelled outdoor activities from Prosser to Dayton, and everywhere in between.  NO different in Kennewick.

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New study links pot use to high blood pressure  (Getty Images)
New study links pot use to high blood pressure (Getty Images)
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Pot Use Linked to High Blood Pressure, Says New Study

Officials caution it's an exploratory study, and more research will be needed. But initial tests and information shows a substantial link.

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Bad smoky air in Tri-Cities, Seen at the Edison ramp northbound Kennewick (Townsquare media)
Bad smoky air in Tri-Cities, Seen at the Edison ramp northbound Kennewick (Townsquare media)
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‘Unhealthy’ Air Alert For Columbia Basin, Due to Northwest-Canadian Fires

The Department of Ecology and Benton Franklin Clean Air have deemed today's weather as "unhealthy" especially for those with any kind of respiratory issues. It also could affect older people and very young children.

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Texas doctor invents device to detect flu (Getty Images)
Texas doctor invents device to detect flu (Getty Images)
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Doctor Invents a Breathalyzer Everyone Will Want to Use!

Usually when you hear the worth breathalyzer, you're thinking somebody was driving drunk. But not in this case.

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Busted: 5 Myths About Prostate and Testicular Cancers

Not surprisingly, both cancers have been saddled with many of the same myths. These are based on outdated information or old wives’ tales passed on by the uninformed. Myths or no myths, here's what's most important...

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Activity helps reduce childhood obesity (Getty Images)
Activity helps reduce childhood obesity (Getty Images)
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Tri-City Doctor Says Child Obesity Becoming SERIOUS Problem

It's not just something we see or hear about on the news, childhood obesity is just as big an issue in the Mid-Columbia, but some doctors say it's been increasing rapidly here the last few years.

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Important to know difference between Heat Stroke and Exhaustion Getty Images
Important to know difference between Heat Stroke and Exhaustion Getty Images
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Know Difference Between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Especially with temps climbing into triple digits, you need to know the signs your body is getting too hot. Many of us have children who play sports in the spring and summer, and it's important to safeguard them.  Even doing yard work, we can be prone.

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FitBit, law firm, tussle in court (Getty Images)
FitBit, law firm, tussle in court (Getty Images)
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How Accurate Are FitBit Heart Rate Trackers? Study Claims Issues

There's already been a class action lawsuit filed against the company that makes the popular FitBit Heart Rate trackers, claiming they're inaccurate in calculating heart rates of consumers who wear them. The FitBit is designed to allow the wearer to see what their heart rate is throughout the day during various activities, with hopes of helping them boost physical activity and becoming healthier.

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Washington State AG considering legal action over sickened Hanford workers (KNDU-TV Department of Energy)
Washington State AG considering legal action over sickened Hanford workers (KNDU-TV Department of Energy)
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Washington State AG Considering Legal Action Over ‘Sickened’ Hanford Workers

With the number of Hanford workers being evaluated for a variety of symptoms and potential ailments due to smelling odors and fumes in the Tank Farm area now at 33, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is considering new legal action vs. the federal government.

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Despite regular vacuuming, THIS is what Zerorez pulled out of our carpet...lots of them!  (Townsquare Media)
Despite regular vacuuming, THIS is what Zerorez pulled out of our carpet...lots of them! (Townsquare Media)
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Here’s Why YOU Need Zerorez For YOUR Carpets! [VIDEOS]

As we all know, spring means increased traffic that's in and out, including pets, guests, sports teams etc.  Your floors and carpet get worse than they were in the winter. But you might not know, dirty carpets aren't good for  your health. IF ONLY you knew what was really in your carpet, you would call Zerorez TODAY!

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