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Drowsiness may actually impair the part of your brain that helps you say no to junk food, according to new research from Harvard. Folks who reported feeling sleepier during the day had less activity in their brain’s prefrontal cortex (HQ of decsion making) when shown images of high calorie foods such as cheesecake and ice […]

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Imagine coming home from work in Marquette and there’s 23 inches of fresh snow.  You have the Ford F-150 in 4 wheel drive,  and she has fresh tires on the Subaru.  But it’s such a hill to deal with?

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Noun: Jitney (JIT-nee) Definition: 1. A small bus that carries passengers over a regular route on a flexible schedule. 2. An unlicensed taxicab. Sample sentence: After doing some shopping along the boardwalk, we took a jitney back to our hotel.

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An herbal remedy commonly used for depression, St. John’s Wort can make some drugs, including birth control pills, less effective. St. John’s Wort speeds up the breakdown of many drugs, lowering their levels in the bloodstream. Drugs besides birth control pills include blood thinners and anti-anxiety pills. Go to Health.com/st-johns-wort for a full list of […]

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Adjective: Pediculous (pih-DIK-yuh-lus) Definition: Infected with lice Sample sentence: Several third-graders had to be treated for lice after being exposed to a pediculous classmate.

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Negaunee – Students in the Negaunee High School were surprised by the sound they heard dismissing them from class Monday morning.  The school recently updated their intercom/bell to a brand new system.  The old system was starting to die out and it was getting difficult to hear in classrooms. Now you can hear the announcements […]

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Skip grapefruit and its juice if you’re taking an antihistamine for a cold or allergies. A compound in grapefruit alters an enzyme that helps break down certain drugs in your body. That can lead to too much of the medicine being absorbed, potentially boosting side effects like drowsiness. Check Health.com/grapefruit-meds for a complete list of […]

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In the latest installment of BIG MONDAY presented by McDonalds of Ishpeming our host Mike Plourde is joined by Great Lakes Radio football announcers Mark Evans and Greg Nelson. Mike and his guests discuss the 2011 regular season and also look to the playoffs. Join us every Monday night at 6:30pm for BIG MONDAY presented […]

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Why,  maybe some new eye glasses might help?  

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A recent study discovered that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – which include aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen – can reduce the effectiveness of the commonly used class of antidepressant called selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft and Celexa. Fifteen percent fewer subjects responded to SSRIs when taking NSAIDs compared to those not on […]

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