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Texas Hospital Sparks Controversy for Refusing to Hire Obese Employees

When you apply for a job, you assume your qualifications are what matter most, but the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas is also asking prospective new hires to step on a scale. If they weigh too much, they’re excluded from consideration.

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How Does Your County Rank in Overall Health?

This year’s County Health Rankings, which size up the relative health of people in more than 3,000 US counties, was released Tuesday. And although each county was only compared to others within the same state, there are some interesting and revealing general findings.

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Want to Stay Thin? Try Chocolate

Generally, when something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But what we are about to tell you — that chocolate may actually help keep you slim — seems to have a lot of science behind it.

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Bracing for a Major Allergy Season

Ah yes spring is in the air, and so are all those things a lot of people are allergic to.  Spring in the Piney Woods is always tough on people with allergies, but there's an usual profusion of allergens in the air this year, and those who specialize in such things say we're all in for an especially "sneezy" and miserable allergy season.

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Libs Mock and Ridicule Cheney Heart Transplant

It's just unbelievable.  Just when you thought the far left had gone as low as they can go, they surprise you, and many of their fellow Democrats are embarrassed by it.

Lefties coast to coast are joining the national chorus of bashing Dick Cheney over his weekend heart transplant, and disgusted Republicans and embarrassed Democrats say the uncivil liberal Twitterfest is just ... heartless.

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New Theory: CO2 Makes You Fat

Don't laugh. This is serious stuff.  Researchers in Denmark have announced a theory that may not only explain why people all over the world are getting fatter and fatter, but it could also serve as a warning of serious consequences for life on Earth if pollution caused by CO2 emissions isn't reduced.

The theory states that CO2 -- carbon dioxide -- contributes to making us fat.  Oh please.

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Can Aspirin Prevent Cancer?

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but new research indicates that while it doesn’t rhyme quite as well, an aspirin a day may ward off cancer.

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Christians Reach Out to Help Atheist

This is a great story.  A Henderson County atheist who went to court to get a nativity scene removed from the County Courthouse has fallen on hard financial times because of bad health.  Care to guess who is stepping up to help him?  The Christian community, of course.

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