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Sarah Dyer
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Sarah Is Getting A Brain Lift

Back in September, I shared with our listeners that I was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation.  What is Chiari?  First, let's pronounce it right: Key-R-ee.  I will never understand the english language and WHY somedays 'CH' makes a 'Cha' sound and other days it makes a 'Ca' sound.  Chiari Malformation is a neurological disorder where the bottom part of the brain descends out of the skull and crowds the spinal cord.  It puts pressure on both the brain and spine.  It also disrupts normal CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) flow.  

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Rick Stewart, Getty Images

Doug Flutie’s Parents Die On The Same Day

They say you can die from a broken heart, that seems to be the case of Doug Flutie's mother and father. Doug's father, Richard, and mother, Joan, both died yesterday within one hour of each other.

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Charlie Sheen Lovers Say They Weren’t told About HIV

Charlie Sheen was on the Today Show the other day morning coming forward to divulge he had HIV. In the interview he claimed all of the partners he had sex with were told about his HIV. Maybe not.

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How to Unfreeze Your Frozen Bird

Most of us buy a frozen turkey for Thanksgiving which means it will have to be thawed before it’s cooked. Thawing a turkey can be tricky but there a few easy guidelines to follow and you should be ready to cook on turkey day. The UDSA warns that turkeys have to be kept at a safe temperature during thawing and there are three ways to do that.

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Charlie Sheen Announces He is HIV Positive [VIDEO]

In shocking news, this morning on TODAY, Charlie Sheen announces he is HIV Positive.  Wanting to put rumors to rest, he makes the announcement almost 4 years after he was diagnosed.  

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Scott Olsen, Getty Images

Dentist Who Care For ME Is Scheduled For Friday

Dentists from Skowhegan to Biddeford are helping Mainers get their smiles back.

The seventh annual Dentists Who Care for ME event is this Friday, with 27 dentists and 20 specialists offering free care at their offices to people who can't afford it or that don't have insurance.

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation Everlast Boxing Gloves

10 Pink Products That Can Actually Help Fight Breast Cancer

When it comes to the fight against breast cancer, not all pinks are equal. As we become more aware of the “pinkwashing” of America, we know that buying something in a shade of pink isn't necessarily doing anything to help the fight against breast cancer -- and some products can actually hinder it. That's why, as we spend our October supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, getting the word out and doing our individual best to fund the cause as we see fit, we need to make sure we're supporting the fight well. (And of course, looking good while doing it -- that's also nice.)

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Breast Cancer by the Numbers — How Often It Occurs, How Much It Costs & More

Only by knowing the statistics of breast cancer will we be able to better arm ourselves against it.

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Do You Eat Spiders In Your Sleep? [VIDEO]

Fact or Myth?  We've all heard the rumor that you swallow 8 spiders a year in your sleep.  This little bit of information has always spun around in my head just before going of to dreamland.  But is this really true?  Watch this YouTube video as someone actually puts this to the test.

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Pooping Unicorn Changing The Way You…Poo [VIDEO]

This is probably the  most pleasurably disturbing advertisement I have ever seen.  The Squatty Potty (as seen on Shark Tank) teaches us the importance of being in a squatting position for effortless pooping.  This unicorn who defecates rainbow sherbert just brings a whole new side to the beauty of bowel movements.

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