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Are You Getting a Flu Shot This Year? – Survey of the Day

We all hate to admit it, but cold and flu season is just around the corner. In fact, a nasty bug has already been working its way through the people of Laramie. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, recommends all people over 6 months of age get a flu shot this season. The CDC says it is especially important for people with certain medical conditions (like asthma or diabetes), pregnant women and caregivers to get a flu shot. We want to know if you plan on receiving a flu vaccination this season.

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What Can Ruin Your Health More Than Smoking?

If you’re sedentary, it’s time to get moving — a new study has revealed a lack of physical activity could be as harmful to your health as smoking.

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Hey, Ladies — Booze May Actually Be Good for Your Bones

While alcohol has been known to stretch the waistlines of men all over the world, a new study suggests that tying one on might actually be beneficial for women.

Grab a cold one because here comes the science.

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Is Obamacare a Good Fit for Laramie? – Survey of the Day

One of the hottest topics of the past few years, nationwide, has been health care. Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law.

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Taylor Swift to Make a Wish Come True for Young Girl With Heart Defect

Here’s another one for the ‘Taylor Swift is an awesome person’ file. For her latest act of kindness, Miss Swift will make 12-year-old Brittney Kuhl’s dreams come true by meeting her in person. Like most girls her age, Brittney idolizes the award-winning country star. Only, her story is a little different: The talented singing and dancing adolescent has a life-threatening heart condition.

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800 Pound Teen Has To Be Cut Out Of Her House

Georgia Davis is not your normal teenager. She’s unfortunately got some fairly serious medical problems that made her extremely overweight. How overweight? Try 835 pounds.

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US Spends Most on Health Care Per Person Among Industrialized Nations — Dollars and Sense

Anyone in America who has gotten a medical bill for a CAT scan or an MRI might feel like they are paying some of the highest medical costs on the planet. That’s not an exaggeration.

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What Part of the Body Can Sports Drinks Ruin?

Energy and sports drinks may be a great way to get a pick-me-up, but a new study published in the journal General Dentistry says they may be doing permanent damage to your teeth, as well.

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Scotty McCreery Takes a Baseball to the Throat While Pitching

Young country star Scotty McCreery has been pitching for his hometown Garner High School Trojans this season after taking a break during the post-’Idol’ whirlwind. The kid with the incredible voice and equally intimidating arm pitched his first game of the season on March 10 and started as pitcher for his second varsity game last Thursday. However, the ‘Trouble With Girls’ singer faced a scary moment when a ball came back and hit him just where a singer never wants to be hit — the throat.

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Jason Aldean Grants Big Wish for Little Boy Battling Brain Cancer

Tyson Zimmer, a 7-year-old boy in Nebraska who is dying of brain cancer, is a huge Jason Aldean fan. The little boy with the sweet smile told Nebraska’s KOLN-TV, “I sing ‘Big Green Tractor’ because that’s my favorite.” As family and friends have watched Zimmer battle the horrible disease, they rallied around him, joining in a Twitter campaign to request that Aldean send the young boy a message.

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Keith Urban’s First Words Following Vocal Surgery Moved Nicole Kidman to Tears

After spending several weeks on vocal rest following surgery late last year, Keith Urban was ready to get back on stage and test out his singing chops. But more importantly, he was looking forward to having the ability to speak to his wife, Nicole Kidman, and two daughters after spending both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays mum.

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Keith Urban Reaps Major Benefits of Vocal Cord Surgery

After having vocal cord surgery at the end of last year, Keith Urban went on three weeks of extremely difficult vocal rest, during which time he couldn’t speak, sneeze, cough or communicate with his young daughters, who didn’t understand why their dad was silent. But now, on the other size of the trying process, Urban says he feels like a football player in his 40s who was given the knees of a 20-year-old.

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