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Report Says More Ticks Survived Winter — Look Out for Lyme Disease This Summer

A new report indicates that there is likely a larger population of deer ticks this season, meaning there are more tiny carriers of Lyme disease to look out for.

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Lyme Disease Q & A: Facts You Should Know Before You Take That Hike

It’s play-outside season for all of us now, finally, and with new reports that more deer ticks survived the winter, we need to arm ourselves with the facts about Lyme disease.

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Mental Illness Can Take More Years Off Your Life Than Chain Smoking

A new study has revealed that mental disorders, many of which go undiagnosed and untreated, could be taking more years off of people’s lives than chain smoking does.

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Drowning Doesn’t Always Look Like Drowning: Signs To Look For

It happens every year. As soon as the weather gets a little warmer, there's always a story on the news reporting an accidental drowning of a child. I think when us parents see that, we rush the unimaginable of that happening to us out of our minds as quickly as we can. I think we stupidly also think, "Well, I'd know if my child was drowning". That's not true at all.

The signs of drowning aren't always what you see in the movies. Drowning can be a very quiet, splash-free accident.

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Moon and Theresa — on the Ball Again

My friend, Theresa Rowe, from Shaped by Faith is back in front of the WBKR/WOMI studios to give my tummy a workout.

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The Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph Invite You To “Get Moving at the Mount”!

It’s time to Get Moving at the Mount! The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are hosting their first 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m. This 5K “fun run” is open to walkers, runners, children and adults and will take place on the beautiful grounds of Mount Saint Joseph and the surrounding roads.

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Recalled Ground Beef Sold in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois

This Memorial Day, if you plan on grilling out, be sure to check your ground beef. A ground beef recall from Wolverine Packing Company in Detroit, Michigan has effected meat sold at Gordon Food Service Marketplace stores (GFS) in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky - along with Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

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Category: Food, Health
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Skin Cancer Self-Examination Guide

I spent my Monday at Owensboro Dermatology, telling you WBKR listeners some very important information regarding skin cancer awareness month. Of course, we all know how important sunscreen, at least SPF 30, is to our daily routine, but there are other things you can do to prevent skin cancer. When treated before it spreads, most skin cancers can be cured. One great way of prevention is a skin cancer self-examination. Knowing your skin is key, especially when noticing any changes.

Here is a great guide to help you with your self-exam. Now, I get it... it may seem awkward at first. But, pour yourself an adult beverage, strip down to your skibbies and get to checkin!

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WBKR Announces Inaugural Kentucky Made Expo in September

There are a lot of things made in Kentucky.  Bourbon, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, wines, crafts, delicious foods and so much more.  And, this September, WBKR is rounding up some of the best homegrown, homespun and homemade products and putting them all under one roof in an exciting new event!  We are proud to present the 2014 Kentucky Made Expo.  It's coming up Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th at the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club in Owensboro and we are currently recruiting vendors and exhibitors.

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9-Month-Pregnant Woman Has Insane Workout Regimen [VIDEO]

This woman can carry more than just a baby in her belly. Meghan Leatherman continued to work out intensely, even though she was nine months pregnant.

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Owensboro Health Is Convention Center Sponsor

At a news conference this morning Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne and Dean Dennis, general manager and vice president of Global Spectrum, managers of the new Convention Center announced a sponsorship for the facility.

Owensboro Health is the “Official Health Sponsor” of the Owensboro Convention Center.

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Study Shows Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Is Increasing in Children

A troubling new study reveals an increase in type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children up to age 19.

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