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Is Sitting For Long Hours At Work The New Smoking?

The average worker spends over five hours and 40 minutes sitting at their job every day and a new study says it’s bad for your health, with some claiming the long-term effects of sitting can be as bad as smoking.

Dr. Michael Jensen from the Mayo Clinic joined Larry and John to talk about a study they conducted.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/22/2014

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Doctor Details Tips To Spot Deadly Form Of Nail Cancer

Most people know to get freckles and moles checked out by a doctor, but a small spot under your nail could be just as dangerous.

04/14/2014

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Ohio Geologists Link Earthquake Activity To Fracking

State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.

04/11/2014

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Subway: “Yoga Mat” Chemical Almost Out Of Bread

Subway says an ingredient dubbed the “yoga mat” chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.

04/11/2014

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Study Looks At Screen Time, Teen Bone Density

Computers, tablets, video games, TV — these entertaining devices can be hard on how much kids weigh, how well they see, and now a study hints at possibly how well their bones hold up.

04/08/2014

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Rep. Murphy Pressuring FDA To Approve Meningitis B Vaccine

A state lawmaker is pushing for FDA approval of a meningitis vaccine, after a local college student died of Meningitis B.

04/07/2014

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Some Nutrition Experts Warn Against Intermittent Fasting

Some people who are trying to lose weight are now cutting out meals instead of counting calorie.

04/04/2014

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State Orders Ash Waste Dump Shut Down

Little Blue is a two-square mile lagoon containing untold tons of coal combustion waste, and folks who live nearby say it’s made their lives a misery.

04/03/2014

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Poison Control Center Calls Increasing Because Of E-Cigarettes

A source of poisoning in Pittsburgh is actually electronic: e-cigarettes.

04/03/2014

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New Study Finds Cardio Is Good Way For Young People To Preserve Memory

A new study finds there could be a simple way young adults can preserve their memory and thinking skills as they grow older – more cardio.

04/02/2014

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Partner’s Death Prompts Man’s Crusade For Change In Federal Organ Donation Policy

A local man is fighting for change after he was told he couldn’t donate his late partner’s tissue, as he wanted.

03/28/2014

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Polar Vortex Could Cause More Intense Allergy Season

The polar vortex made it a bad winter… will it also make it a bad spring?

03/28/2014

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Research: Autism Set In Motion Before Birth

New research points to autism being set in motion even before birth.

03/27/2014

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Once-A-Week Drug For Diabetes Under FDA Consideration

For type 2 diabetes, how about a shot that’s just once a week? The FDA is considering a medicine that would be a weekly shot. And it’s not insulin.

03/26/2014

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Treating An Esophagus Trending Toward Cancer

Cheryl Begg struggled her whole life with reflux, a condition where stomach acid flows back into her swallowing tube, or esophagus.

03/25/2014

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