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CDC Says Current Flu Shots Only 23% Effective

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Atlanta, GA) -- Public health officials say this season's flu shots are only 23 percent effective. The CDC explained that's because the dominant type-A virus spreading across the country mutated shortly after this year's vaccines were produced. Normally, flu shots can prevent about two-thirds of infections that are serious enough for people to see a…

Study: Women Who Share Photos Are Less Stressed

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Undated) -- Social media can reduce stress for women. A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that women who regularly use Twitter and share photos online are 21 percent less stressed. However, women who use social media were found to experience increased stress when they learned about a tragedy in a friend's life.…

Dental Association Calls Attention To Elder Dental Care

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Undated) -- Poor dental hygiene can cause pneumonia. The American Dental Association has that warning for elderly people and their caregivers this winter. Judith Jones, one of the association's elder care experts, says older people face two main dental problems.   She adds that many elderly people require caregivers, and that's why caregivers must know…

New Blood Test Tracks Age Markers

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Undated) -- A new health service is testing whether age is just a number. "Inner Age" is a service from Boston-based "Inside Tracker" that takes a blood sample and compares a person's chronological age to his or her "Inner Age." A healthy person's Inner Age would be lower than their chronological age, while the opposite…

Jiffy Lube Founder Raising Money For Macular Degeneration

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Undated) -- The founder of Jiffy Lube is telling his story through a new book called "Was Blind, But Now I See."   Jim Hindman grew up an orphan and faced a number of challenges as a child. He started the Jiffy Lube International franchise in 1979. Hindman was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration in…

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    A BIG THANK YOU to Eagle Country Listeners!

    Posted on January 29, 2015

    Finally after over 2 weeks being gone our male german…