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My First Quick Care Experience

Let me begin this post by saying I do NOT have the flu, strep, or any of the other ailments that are in peak season right now and closing schools across the Tri-State. No, it was something much more simple which I will not disclose at this time. I, however, had never been to a quick care, walk-in clinic before. It was interesting and pain-free.

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Ohio County Schools Closing Remainder of the Week Due to “Excessive Illness”

Another school system in the Tri-State is closing due to illness. Ohio County Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday. 

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Deaconess Gateway Hospital Celebrates the “Heart of Deaconess” [FREE EVENT]

February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States so Deaconess Gateway Hospital is helping the community with a FREE event this week.

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Owensboro Health Opens a New Urgent Care Clinic

There's a brand new urgent care clinic in our area with a centralized location and patient-friendly hours. This is so great for our community!

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Flu Outbreak Continues In Bay Area
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The CDC Confirms Widespread Flu Outbreak Hits Kentucky [Map]

It's here!  The Centers for Disease Control confirms a near-nationwide flu outbreak.  Over 35 states have widespread cases of flu and Kentucky has joined the list.  Here's the map of the latest outbreak.

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Register Now for the 2017 Color Blast 5K [Video]

It's back! The Color Blast 5K returns to Moreland Park in Owensboro on Saturday, March 18th and we're excited to announce that registrations are underway now for this year's event.  And here's how you can get involved and be a part of one of Owensboro's biggest, most exciting and "colorful" 5K's!

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Why The Heck Is My Eye Twitching? [PHOTO]

Just recently I have noticed my has been twitching A LOT!!!  It is totally annoying and comical all that the same.  So Chad came across an article that explains why!

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Do You Put Q-Tips in Your Ears? [Video]

I was watching the news last night and a report (granted, a weird one) came on about Q-Tips.  And that report claims that you should not, under any circumstance use a Q-Tip to clean out your ears.  That's right!  According to the package directions, you should never put a Q-Tip in your ear.  Here's why . . .

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Kentucky General Assembly to Discuss “Medically Necessary Marijuana” in January Session

28 states currently have laws approving the use of medical marijuana. Kentucky may be added to the list in the future. 

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California Department of Public Health Calls E-Cigarettes A Health Threat And Calls For Regulation
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“Who’s E-Cigging?” Video Shot at Evansville Doctor’s House Goes Viral

Dr. Cindy Basinski wasn't messing around when she detected something she didn't like going on at her daughter's party in Evansville. Lauren Basinski had some friends over after Memorial High School's Christmas Dance. Here's what went down. 

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Naomi Judd Inducted Into The Kentucky Legends Hall Of Fame
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Naomi Judd Reveals Severe Depression, Anxiety Battle [VIDEO]

I was scanning the channels and I stopped at a talk show and what I saw shocked me. It was a clip of ABC's Robin Roberts talking with Naomi Judd. Judd looked very different. My heart sank.

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‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz Says Losing Weight is in Her Contract

I wasn't sure at first if I was going to watch it, but I absolutely love the new NBC drama This Is Us. Not to be too spoilery, but it's about three siblings who grew up in Pittsburgh and we see their lives then and now. It's very character driven and one of its stars, Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate, is making waves with what her contract for the show has in mind for her character. 

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