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6 Signs You Need More Sleep

If you wake up in the middle of I-10 with cars buzzing by you really fast you probably needed more sleep. If you're in the middle of that operation and your head falls into the incision, you probably need more sleep. If you're at your child's school play and you doze off, well you're probably just a parent doing the best you can do. Lack of sleep is a  major problem in America, here are some signs that you might really have sleep issues.

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9 Ways to Combat Fatigue and Get Your Energy Back

For me it happens right around noon, that by the way is end of my work day. I start my morning at 1 am, get to the station about 2am and goof off here pretending to work until noon. Then my batteries just run out. I might try to take a nap but the fact is I still have most of my family day left before me. There are chores around the house, kids to pick up from school and a lot of phone calls and e-mails to return. So what do you do when you're feeling run down? Maybe we have the answer for you in these 9 helpful hints.

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New Guidelines on Women’s Heart Risk

It's the classic Hollywood scene, the middle age man jumps up from his desk clutching his chest. He falls over as the paramedics rush to revive him. Heart attacks, for some reason we only seem to think of that being a man thing. The truth of the matter is, heart problems are just as big a deal for the ladies. We've found some new information we'd like to share on keeping your precious heart beating as long as possible.

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Top Dirty Produce!

Before your next grocery visit make sure to take a look at this list..it contains: veggies, fruits, and other produce (you may think are helping and healthy, but check again!)  I never would have thought any of these could be bad for me!

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Look Into Your Own Eyes!

Look into your eyes frequently.  No I'm not making fun of the fact that it's Valentine's Day and you've been staring at into your "loves" eyes!  I mean really look into your eyes, they will tell you things about your health you didn't know!

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You Gotta Move- With Tracy and TV 3

You might be listening to Tracy Wirtz on 97.3 The Dawg this afternoon wondering, "hmm I know I have heard that voice somewhere else". Well you not only hear that voice but you see her face on KATC TV 3's Good Morning Acadiana weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7:00 everyday. One of the features that Tracy is known for is her "You Gotta Move" series that you can see every Wednesday on GMA. During her process of exploring the different opportunities for exercise in Acadiana Tracy has uncovered some other interesting facts about our fair city.

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Allergies in Winter, What You Need to Know

Your eyes are watering, your nose is stuffy, you just don't feel that great, must be springtime with all the pollen in the air! Nope, it's the dead of Winter and if you are like me and suffer allergies this actually is our prime time  to feel at our worst.

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February is American Heart Month…So Eat Up!

This is the month that a lot of us turn our attention to our hearts. With Valentines Day fast approaching it is easy to see why February was chosen to celebrate that mass of muscle that keeps us pumping every minute of every day. If you have seen Tracy's "Gotta Move" segments on KATC TV 3, you may have noticed that "Gotta Move has Gone Red" ! Heart disease is responsible for far to many deaths in our state each year. So this month we're going to do our part in helping you to understand what you can do to help yourself and those you love live longer, more healthy lives.

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Carbs For Life!

So many diets consist of ( No carbs) ..Well I am taking a Dietetics class at UL and guess what, no carbs may make you lose weight quick, but it's not good for you!  You need carbs for energy, according to my teacher.  So what are the good kinda carbs?

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Too Much Coffee?

You probably heard that Starbucks is now offering a new bigger size of coffee that's got an even stranger name. I think they call it the "Trenta". Which I think is Italian for "Half Gallon". I love coffee, heck I wake up at one in the morning, I know coffee, I don't give blood, I slow drip it through a filter. You get the point. But when is it too much for the system? Well let's understand how coffee and the chemicals involved react with in our bodies first.

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