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10-Year-Old Boy Drives Dad to Emergency Room After He Suffers a Heat Stroke — Woo’s World

At one point in our lives, we lived on a 87-acre farm near Lake Bisteneau. As all farmers know, farm work never ends. One hot summer day, my husband and our 10-year-old son were digging post holes for some new fencing. My husband was operating the tractor and my son was manning the post hole digger. Hole after hole, they made their way across the pasture.

It was a typical Louisiana Day: a zillion degrees, high humidity and absolutely no shade. That's when it hit! My husband fell to his knees with full-fledged heat stroke.

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Robert and Erin Take Part in Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure [GALLERY]

We raced to cure breast cancer this weekend -- literally! The Susan G. Komen Foundation held its 18th annual Race for the Cure on September 15 at the CenturyLink Center and we were there bright and early. Being the competitive pair that we are, we decided it would be fun to spice up the race a little, laying down some ground rules that would give Erin a definite advantage come race time. But was it enough?

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Erin Whips Robert into Shape for Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure

Robert J. Wright isn't exactly an athletic guy. He's way too cool for sweat. But that didn't stop him from agreeing to put on his rarely used exercise shorts and signing up with Erin McCarty for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on September 15 at the CenturyLink Center.

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Get Your Sugar Fix While You Can — The New York City Soda Ban Has Passed

This morning in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugar-laden drinks was approved by the Department of Health in a 9-1 vote.

How long do the Big Apple's Big Gulp enthusiasts have until they can't buy a soda bigger than 16 ounces?

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Research Reveals It Takes Only Seven Minutes a Day to Keep Kids in Shape

Prying your children away from their video game consoles and getting them to play outside for an hour might be somewhat of a task, but a new study suggests that all you have to do is keep them active for seven minutes to keep them healthy and physically fit.

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Get Your Snack On During the Saints Kick-Off With This Delicious Bean Dip Recipe

Who Dat! The Saints are playing today and I'm trying to be healthier, especially since I somehow made it to the gym only once last week. So, instead of pigging out on game day, I'm sharing with you this recipe for a healthy twist on seven-layer dip from Eating Well. Enjoy!

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If You Have Two Minutes, You Have Time for a Great Workout

We have all seen those annoying late night commercials advertising ridiculous fitness products catering to a fat and lazy population looking to get into shape with minimal effort.

Well, turns out there might actually be something to all this minimal effort business.

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Would You Let Your Child Undergo Plastic Surgery If It Could Prevent Bullying? — Survey of the Day

Bullying has been around forever, but it’s really come to the forefront over the last few years with experts and educators weighing in with different ways to solve this problem that affects so many kids.

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Are School Supplies Poisoning Your Kids?

You may be surprised to find out how many items that your kids have with them at school can make them sick. An organization tested backpacks, three-ring binders, and lunchboxes, and found that 75% had elevated levels of toxic chemicals called phthalates.

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Download the Charity Miles App and Help The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

Are you an avid runner, walker, or biker? If so , you can enjoy more than just the benefits of being healthy and active. You can help the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana feed hundreds if not thousands of people right here in Shreveport-Bossier City by using the free Charity Miles app on your iPhone or Android.

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How Would You Know if You Have West Nile Virus and How Do You Prevent It?

According to the CDC, it is asymptomtic, meaning you might not have any symptoms.

If you do have symptoms they would include ever, headache, tiredness, and body aches, occasionally with a skin rash on the trunk of the body and swollen lymph glands.

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Redrawing Marital Rules?

According to Sociologist, Catherine Hakim, two keys to ultimate happiness are:

1. A long marriage

2. A lot of nookie...Just not with the same person.

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