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Steve Frost
Steve Frost
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Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus

In Benton County there have been two positive cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in birds this year, none reported in humans. Overall, 4 cases in humans in the United States have been reported; 2 that were neuroinvasive and two that were non-neuroinvasive.

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Daniel Heywood
Daniel Heywood
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How to Heal Back Pain at Home

One in five Americans report they’ve had back pain at least once in the last month. You don't necessarily need to go to the doctor if your back pain isn’t accompanied by other known stressors. In fact, according to WebMD, most back pain goes away within 4-6 weeks with or without medical intervention.

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Spencer Platt
Spencer Platt
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Know the Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

 

Heat exhaustion and dehydration can go hand in hand during the high temperatures of the summer time. If you’ve been out too long in the heat and aren’t feeling well you may be experiencing one or both of these conditions.

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David McNew
David McNew
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Seeking an Adrenaline Rush This Fourth of July? Know the Dangers [VIDEO]

According to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, six men died and an estimated 8,700 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for firework-related injuries in 2011. Also in 2011, an estimated 17,800 fires were started by fireworks, according to the National Fire Protection Association. These numbers are scary high and include lots of damage, not to mention those lives that will be changed forever.

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Is Colorado Quadriplegic Fired for Using Medical Pot at Home Fair? [POLL]

A Colorado court has put months of speculation to rest and Washington marijuana users should take note. But do you agree?

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Matt Cardy
Matt Cardy
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At Least 5 Diseases Found in Mid Columbia Rivers — Guess Which Ones!

Water-borne diseases in Washington recreational waters infect people each year. Recent trends show that up to three outbreaks are reported annually with cases of only a couple people to hundreds, according to the Washington Department of Health.

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Henryk Sadura
Henryk Sadura
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The Sickening Truth About How Many Things Have Fecal Matter on Them

 

Germs are everywhere. I'm about to make you sick, but before I do I want to remind you there is only so much you can do.

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s1rena
s1rena
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Top 10 Health Apps You Need Now

If you're struggling with getting in shape you may need some extra help. May I recommend an app? Here are 10 you should download:

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Watch Out for Zoonotic Diseases You Can Catch From Pets!

Zoonotic diseases are ones transmitted between humans and animals or vice versa.

Here is a list of ailments you can acquire from your cat or dog:

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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4 Best Fitness Trackers for Sale — You Need One This Summer

I know a guy who's lost almost 60 pounds and he attributes it all to his fitness tracker. They tell you heart rate, count your steps -- even critique your sleep patterns! I did some research and found the four best trackers for you to shop:

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4 Washington state pot stores cited for selling to minors
4 Washington state pot stores cited for selling to minors (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Pot Stores Busted for Selling Weed to Minors

A recent "sweep" test by the Washington State Liquor Control board has already dinged four pot stores for selling weed to minors.

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Beware Mononucleosis Outbreak in Tri-Cities!

This is just from word of mouth -- not an official report or anything -- but the word on the street is mononucleosis (mono or the "kissing disease") is exploding in Tri-Cities right now.

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