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Christmas Has a Tree Shortage This Year

last decade's decisions are affecting today's prices

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption   As you’re making your wish list this year, you may want to ask Santa’s help in finding a Christmas tree. Recent findings by the National Christmas Tree Association (CTA) suggest it may be more difficult and more expensive to…

Some Insurance Won’t Pay for New Cholesterol drugs

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Some patients don’t have access to the cholesterol drugs they need.  In Your Health Minute, A new study reveals many patients with very high cholesterol  can’t get medications that could help. In fact, more than half failed to get insurance approval for a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors. They work to remove bad cholesterol from the blood. Many…

Railroad sues over millions of rail ties it calls defective

1/1Defective Railroad Ties Show Caption Hide Caption ATLANTA (AP) — One of the nation’s largest railroads must replace millions of defective wooden railroad ties on its tracks because they’re degrading faster than expected, the company said in a federal lawsuit.Norfolk Southern Railway blames an Alabama company that produced its railroad ties of failing to use proper protective coating on more…

Childhood Peanut Allergies Increasing

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More children diagnosed with peanut allergies. In Your Health Minute, A new study reveals childhood peanut allergies have increased 21 percent since 2010. In fact, nearly two and a half percent of kids in the U-S may have an allergy to peanuts. Researchers also found an increase in tree nut allergies. Black children had nearly double the risk of nut…

Medical Marijuana Helps Sometimes

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Medical marijuana is not a cure all.   In Your Medical Minute, there’s emerging evidence about the benefits of medical marijuana for some children. A review of research suggested marijuana might help reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. The drug might also help decrease seizures in children with epilepsy. There was not enough proof to support the use of…

Many LGBT Employees say they Feel Bullied

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  LGBT workers say they are being bullied. A new survey reveals 40 percent of LGBT workers feel bullied at the office. The poll, conducted by Career-Builder, included over three thousand full time workers. Many LBGT employees said they were falsely accused of mistakes they did not make or were picked on for their appearance. One in five said being…

Want to Live Longer, Walk!

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A little walking produces big effects. Walking could help you live a lot longer. A new study finds regular walking, even for just two hours a week, lowered the risk of an early death, compared to inactivity. Walking was especially effective in reducing deaths from respiratory and cardiovascular disease. Experts say walking is the perfect exercise because it is simple,…

Men Experience Heart Problems at a Younger Age

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  Doctors find men with heart fibrillations at a younger age than women.   In Your Health Minute, Men tend to develop heart problems including an irregular heartbeat earlier than women. A new German study finds the onset of atrial fibrillation jumped sharply in men after the age of 50 but, women after the age of 60. Researchers also found…

Why Some People Don’t Get Cancer Screenings

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People who work for smaller companies not as likely to get cancer screenings. In Your Health Minute…. People working for small companies are less likely to get regular cancer screenings. Researchers from the American Cancer Society looked at screening rates for cervical, breast and colorectal cancer. Workers at companies with fewer than 25 employees were less likely to be up…

O’Charley’s Announces Second Annual Partnership with The Folded Flag Foundation

Now Through October 29th, O’Charley’s Guests Can Donate to Aid the Families of Fallen Soldiers

1/1FOLDED FLAG FOUNDATION Show Caption Hide Caption NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 9, 2017) — O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar, the classic American restaurant with locations across 17 states, today announced a second annual partnership with The Folded Flag Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships and educational support grants to families of fallen soldiers. After a successful inaugural initiative, the 200+ restaurants have…