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Doctors Recommend Getting Entire Family Flu Vaccines

Posted On September 23, 2014

(Undated) -- Flu season is right around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about getting flu shots. Doctor Kim Giuliano at Cleveland Clinic Children's says the best idea is to get the entire family vaccinated.   Doctor Giuliano says to call before you leave for the doctor to see if they're willing to…

Find A Snuggle Buddy With New “Cuddlr” App

Posted On September 23, 2014

(Undated) -- Wanna cuddle? There's an app for that. A new app called "Cuddlr" finds people in the same vicinity who just want some platonic human contact. The app's creator insists it's not a "hook up" app. Cuddlr is meant to be a way to experience a connection with someone without any pressure or demands…

New App For The Blind Reads Aloud, Converts Words To Braille

Posted On September 22, 2014

(Undated) -- A revolutionary new app is changing the way blind people live and interact. The KNFB Reader app reads printed materials aloud, ranging from menus to homework. Users can also take pictures of documents and translate them into Braille almost instantly. The app costs around 100 dollars and is currently available for iPhone users…

CDC Collecting Data On Violent Deaths

Posted On September 22, 2014

(Tempe, AZ) -- More states are joining a CDC effort to track violent deaths in America. David Choate with Arizona State University's Center for Violence Prevention explains the new CDC analysis.   The CDC says more than 55-thousand Americans died because of a homicide or suicide in 2011. That's about one every ten minutes. The…

Mayo Clinic Study Shows Smell Test Could Identify Parkinson’s Disease

Posted On September 22, 2014

(Rochester, MN) -- Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are developing a smell test that could someday be a tool to screen for people at risk of getting Parkinson's disease. Mayo Clinic neurologist and lead author Doctor Erika Driver-Dunckley says the simple test will determine how well a patient smells.   Right now there is no…