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Be Careful What You Eat! Maine Restaurants FAIL Inspection! 15 Close Down!

Chad and I eat out very little. We might grab a pizza to go at a few places but we're mostly homebodies.

When we read the article in the Portland Press Herald this morning we were SHOCKED!

At least 5 restaurants we have been to in the past year have FAILED inspection according to the Maine State Health Inspectors. And one of them had to close! I think I counted 25 Chinese restaurants!

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Getty Images, photo by Helene Wiesenhaan
Getty Images, photo by Helene Wiesenhaan

Netherland’s Food #1 in the World

When it comes to healthy, nutritious and affordable diet eating, the Netherlands is number one in the world. Oxfam’s ‘Good Enough to Eat’ index has all European countries in the top 20 with the exception of Australia, they came in 8th.

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Getty Images, photo by Ian Waldie

Caffeine May Help Long Term Memory

According to a research team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, caffeine may boost long term memory. It has long been thought caffeine has many health benefits and now it may be an enhancer for memory.

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Watch Inspiring Time-Lapse Video of Cancer Survivor’s Hair Growing Back [VIDEO]

This woman wanted the world to see that cancer couldn't hold her down.

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Category: Health, Photos
William Lovelace, Getty Images
William Lovelace, Getty Images

Heroin Use in the State of Maine is Up

Heroin use in Maine is on the rise. Twenty-eight of 163 people who died from overdoses in 2012 were due to heroin. Last year's numbers will likely exceed those of 2012. The 2013 numbers have yet to be released.

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Scott Barbour, Getty Images

State To Offer Free Flu Shots To ALL Mainers

Maine is going to offer free flu shots to all Maine residents.  The Maine Immunization Program has flu shots and the nasal spray that were to be used for kids, the uninsured and certain other higher risk groups. But I was reading in the Sun Journal that Maine has enough on hand at the moment they can let it be used by all Mainers for free. If not, it will just go to waste.

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Getty Images, photo by Chris Hondros
Getty Images, photo by Chris Hondros

Electronics Show Debuts Internet-Connected Toothbrush

The Consumer Electronics Show in going on in Las Vegas where the new devices for our future make their debut. One of the talked about products this year is the world’s first internet-connected toothbrush. It’s from a French based company, ‘Kolibree’, whose aim is to reinvent oral care.

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Getty Images, photo by Brendon Thorne
Getty Images, photo by Brendon Thorne

Food Trends for 2014

According to CNN, 2014 will be a new year in more ways than one. Not only will the date change but there will be new trends in food to look forward to. Trends like new pastries, star chefs who have gone green, new beer cuisine and more breweries in hotels.

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Sharon Having Surgery

It's been a long time coming but I've finally decided to take care of myself.

And I'm having mixed emotions.

I know it's the right thing to do but I'm taking away my right to choose...and that makes me conflicted.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Ticks + Tick Borne Illness Impact Mainers All Year And Can Be Deadly

I have a friend and her mom has been sick for a few weeks.  She was fine one day and within a few days she was in the ICU, she received the best of medical care and she passed away last week. It took less than two months. What caused all of this? A tick-borne disease called Powassan virus. This was Maine’s first documented case in about a decade.

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