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Is your job killing you? 

Have you ever had a job that negatively impacted your health? People often like to groan about how their job is "killing" them. Tragically, for some groups of people in the U.S., that statement appears to be true. A new study by researchers at Harvard and Stanford has quantified just how much a stressful workplace may be shaving off of Americans' life spans.

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MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013

I'm Marc's Prostate 

Like more than 200,000 American men annually I was diagnosed recently with prostate cancer. Next to skin cancer, prostate cancer in the most commonly occurring cancer among American men. The disease claimed more than 28,000 lives in 2009, the last year for which we have...

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TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010

OpenCDA Demands Health Disclosure 15 

At, the inmates are in a lather re: transparency, believing that Mayor Sandi Bloem's administration is withholding info re: the health of one of the City Council members. Intones one of them: "Elected officials are not entitled to certain levels of privacy expected from...

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FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009

Idaho Leads In Melanoma Deaths 

Item: High skin cancer rates in Idaho, Wash. prompt warnings/Betsy Russell, SRMore Info: Idaho has the highest death rate from melanoma in the nation, and both Washington and Idaho are among the top 10 states for incidence of the deadly skin cancer, so health officials...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 2009

Health District: Leave Fido Home 

Item: Your dog's not welcome here? Health District doesn't think Fido should go to public events: Health Department votes to give food vendors signs that suggest you don't bring Fido into public events/Idaho Statesman. More Info: Boise may be a dog city, but leave your...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2009

DeLeon: 8 Might Be More Than Enough 

The reporters noted that these multiple births not only involve the potential for all kinds of health problems for mother and babies; they also “consume enormous financial resources for hospitals, health insurers and families.” Some people have strong opinions on this issue. On The Seattle...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2009

Study: Men Suppress Hunger Better 

Study: Men better at suppressing their hunger/APMore Info: Faced with their favorite foods, women are less able than men to suppress their hunger, a discovery that may help explain the higher obesity rate for females, a new study suggests. Researchers trying to understand the brain’s...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.