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Research: Sitting Can Be as Deadly as Smoking [VIDEO]

If you're going to light up, at least make sure to stand up.

New research has found that sitting for long periods of time can be just as dangerous as smoking.

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Food Pyramid Gets a Makeover

The Food Pyramid has been revamped by the USDA.  Is this something you even pay attention to?  What do you think of the new "pyramid"? ~Erin

The food pyramid, which since 1992 has demonstrated the proper amount of grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat a person should consume per day, is no more.

On Thursday, the USDA rolled out the government’s new f

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Food Pyramid Gets a Makeover

The food pyramid, which since 1992 has demonstrated the proper amount of grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat a person should consume per day, is no more.

On Thursday, the USDA rolled out the government's new foo

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FREE LUNCH: Excerpts from Extension

I'm serious. We're giving away a FREE, healthy lunch. Gallatin County Extension and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services are partneting up to help you get healthy. We're hosting a FREE one-hour workshop on the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Eating Plan on June 28th in the Bozeman Fish Technology Center's Conference Room at 12 NOON. AND if you're feeling up to it, we'd love to go on a short walk around

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Cell Phones May Cause Cancer, Says New Study

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer the radiation in cell phones may cause cancer.

The group came to this conclusion after analyzing 30 previous studies which had explored the link between cell phones and cancer.

As a result of this finding, cell phones have now been given a "2 B" cl

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“High-Pressure” Job? -Excerpts from Extension

Hypertension: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Controlling your blood pressure may not be at the top of your to do list. However, according to heart health experts, it probably should be. Hypertension – or high blood pressure – is often called a ‘silent killer’ because it often doesn't have symptoms and many people don't even know they have it.

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Is Salt Actually Good for You?

A new development in the battle against salt is leading some scientists to question whether a low-sodium diet is actually healthy for you.

In a study published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, Belgian researches "estimated sodium intake of nearly 3,700 participants, with an average age of about 40, by measuring sodium in their urine at the beginning and end of the study."

What they found was that the people with the lowest amount of sodium intake "had no greater protection against high blood pressure after eight years than those who consumed the highest levels," according to the Boston Globe.

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Crystal Meth Perfect Storm

This picture terrifies me!  "They" say if you even try meth once, you are hooked.  Now there's even more scary news.

A recent experiment by scientists at the University of Illinois examined how meth can affect the entire body's molecular makeup

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Diet Ad Scam

I know it's tempting to buy into a miracle diet, but instead of losing weight, you could just lose your money.  That's according to fitperez.com.  The site says the consumer reports for the acai berry diet on the side of your browser are a scam

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Life Size Barbie’s Shocking Look

This is so horrible!  You have to watch this video!!!

As a 16-year-old, Galia Slayen made a life-size Barbie out of wood, chicken wire, paper-mache and — of course — two big balloons  as way to deal with her anorexia.

Slayen — who es

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Research Shows Sitting Can Kill You

People who sit most of the day have a 54 percent greater risk of heart attack than those who spend a good chunk of the day standing.

Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana came to this conclusion after analyzing the lifestyles of more than 17,000 men and women over 13 years.

The scientists found that even non-smokers who exercise regularly and would be considered in good shape double their risk for heart attack if their job requires them to sit most of the time.

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Would You Trust Him?

Half of women say they wouldn't rely on a male Pill as contraception -- because they didn't trust their partners to remember to take it.

In a survey, only half of couples said they might use the contraceptive method when it comes on to the market

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