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Drug Recall

If you take one of these you need to be aware of a large recall...


Some popular over-the-counter medications are being recalled due to complaints over mislabeled and broken pills. Novartis AG is recalling bottles of Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X.


   According to CNN, the NoDoz and Excedrin caplets affected by the recall come in bottles with expiration dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier. Bufferin and Gas-X with expiration dates of December 20, 2013 or earlier are also involved in the recall.


Watch Your Diet!

OH NO!  This is really bad news....especially if you like burgers, fries and fast food! 

Burgers and fries might not only be bad for your heart and waistline — they could also hurt your brain's ability to help you shed pounds


A high-fat diet can actually re-program the structure of the brain....so just HOW bad is it?

Recent studies suggest unhealthy foods can actually scar your brain. Here's what you should know:


Saving in 2012!

Okay....you may have blown your budget during Christmas and now you're getting those  NICE credit card bills; and you are thinking, how in the world am I gonna pay this stuff off!?!?  We've got some help for you that will help you save throughout the year!


 Five Frugal Ways to Save in the New Year

   1. Resolve to Get Healthy, but Skip the Gym Membership.  Form a group of friends and walk together or run as a tea .

"We Back Pat" Week!

Start making your plans to attend one of the 17 women's or 12 men's games next week during The Southeastern Conference's. “We Back Pat” Week.  This week-long event is meant to  focus on awareness and recognition to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and its fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

During the week of January 15-22...Twenty of those games will be televised.

The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund launched November 27, 2011 by Pat Summitt after her diagnosis of early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type at the age of 59.

Can You Help?

If you have the extra cash, maybe you can help this Knoxville family.

It's been 2 weeks since a car crash sent Megan Lindahl to a Denver hospital in critical condition.

Now her family wants to bring her back home.

"We want to get her back to Knoxville because that's where her friends are," her brother John told us. "When I first got there she had a tube in, she was in a hospital bed. She responded but it was just movement. Now to hear she's actually talking, it's amazing."

The recovery is going well, but the rehabilitation will take months.

The Top 10 Quotes of 2011

How up to date are you on 2011? If folks asks you about some of the biggest stories, what would you pick? Bin Laden? Charlie Sheen? Death of Ghadhafi? Jerry Sandusky? Arab Uprising? Gabby Giffords? The last Nasa Flight?  We had some major turns in our year and here are some of the biggest quotes that you might recall...

Fred Shapiro has released his sixth annual list of the most memorable quotations of the year. Shapiro picks quotes that are famous, important or revealing of the spirit of the times


The list:

The WORST Christmas Movies

We all have a favorite Christmas movie, but what about your least favorite?

The movie ticket website Fandango polled customers to come up with the ultimate holiday flop, and now has a list of the top 10 worst Christmas movies ever made.

The top pick for worst Christmas movie ever was 1964's B-movie “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” According to the New York Times, the flick cost only $20,000 and features a cardboard set!

Must Have App

This is a sad statistic....On average, 25 soldiers were lost to suicide every month in 2010.  In the 5 years from 2005 to 2009, more than 1,100 members of the Armed Forces took their own lives, an average of 1 suicide every 36 hours.

Here in the state of Tennessee alone.....  we will lose    of our brave men and women to suicide... these are our sons, daughters, fathers, brothers, sisters, mothers....who have served on our behalf...who have faced the horrors and emotional toll of war...so that we did not have too.  

Choosing Just One

When I first read about this...I wondered...HOW could you ever choose or make this decision...until I read the stories.


The Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas

The price of all 364 of the items mentioned in the Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is up 4.4 percent this year to over $100,000 for the first time, according to an annual survey out yesterday (November 28th) from PNC Wealth Management. The survey says that the price of partridges, pear trees, turtle doves and swans-a-swimming are up, contributing to raising the total cost to $101,119, while the price of maids-a-milking, ladies dancing, lords-a-leaping and gold rings has held steady.

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