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Shaul Schwarz, Getty Images

Hand Washing is One of the Best Ways to Keep Healthy

I have become a total germ-a-phobe this winter. All the talk of the flu and seeing so many people with colds and 'flu-like' symptoms, well, I don’t want ANY part of that stuff!  One of the best ways to stay healthy and avoid a lot of nasty little things is simply to wash your hands.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

Students in Farmington Area are Getting Their Fruits +Veggies

I am very impressed. I know how easy it can be to not get your veggies and fruits.  However, recently about 85% of kids went through a lunch line at Mt. Blue High School's new food court to the salad bar to take more vegetables and fruits!

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Amazingly Dedicated Woman Retires After 44 Years Without Taking a Sick Day

Deborah Ford really takes that whole “neither rain nor hail” mantra seriously.

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Play Your Cards…Right into a Healthier You!

Yesterday at the KVYMCA, our trainer Alisha was out sick. Her entire family has the flu. So we had to come up with a plan of action!  A deck of cards would work just fine. How, you ask? Well, here's how!

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‘Get Fit Fridays’ – Win a One Year Membership to the Kennebec Valley YMCA

It's time for another round of 'Lose it with the Y.' Join us on the Morning Buzz every Friday for helpful healthy hints from the Kennebec Valley YMCA. It's 'Get Fit Fridays!' Plus, you can win a 1 year membership to the KVYMCA.

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What Does Sharon Buck’s Hair Look Like Now?

I can't believe I did it!! But I am so happy I did.

It's only hair, right? Why not try something new for the new year and, with a little help from the wonderful people at Lux Hair Salon in Hallowell, it's new and FABULOUS!

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Our Hospital at MaineGeneral Facebook

Augusta’s New Hospital Gets a New Name: ‘Alfond Center for Health’

The new Maine General Hospital has a new name for the new regional hospital. It will be called the ‘Alfond Center for Health.’ The new name was decided recently by the board of Maine General Health. They wanted to recognize the overall generosity of the Alfond family and foundation.

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John Moore, Getty Images

Flu Season Focusing Attention on ‘Paid Sick Day’ Issue

This flu season is drawing attention to the issues around mandatory paid sick leave. Not so much for those who have it, but for those who do not.  More than 40 million people in the work force do not have paid sick days. So, when they are sick, if they do not work, they do not get paid.

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Joe Raedle,Getty Images

Maine Lawmakers Learn More about Guns + Mental Health Issues

This would have been very interesting to attend. It was an informational meeting with law enforcement and lawmakers on gun violence. The take away message for those who attended was that in order find the solutions, we need to dig deeper into the mental health issues not just the kinds of weapons used.

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Homebrewer makes beer from Sugar Puffs
John Wright

Bad News — We Have Diabetes Now From Just Hearing About Sugar Puffs Cereal Beer

Back in college, we once tried out the beer and cereal combo when we were out of milk, and it did NOT go well. Thankfully, an amateur brewer armed with actual knowledge has found the perfect way to merge the two by creating beer made from Sugar Puffs cereal. Finally, a way to get tanked at breakfast.

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