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For former Northwood High School football player Kris Lafeir, enough was enough. After taking a good, long look at himself in the mirror, he decided that he needed to turn his life around.

“In July of 2007, I was 295 pounds and I could not believe it,” Lafeir, who is 5’10”, said. “I was almost 300 pounds. I said, ‘Man, I am really way too big.’ If you let your body go, it really is amazing how fast you get there, get to that weight.”

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Students at Fassett Middle School in Oregon took a brief respite from their regular lessons in readin’, writin’ and ‘rithemetic Oct. 30 to show their commitment to living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

As part of Red Ribbon Week activities, the students participated in a Walk Against Drugs. Before the walk, 38 students, parents and teachers ran in a 5K event.

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(MS) - Those who regularly drink diet soft drinks may not lose weight. In fact, they may gain more weight for every diet drink they consume.

After collecting eight years of data, Sharon P. Fowler, MPH, and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio reported that diet soft drinks may do more harm than good. Fowler discovered that the overweight risk soars 41 percent with each daily can of diet soft drink. That isn't to say that diet sodas and such actually cause obesity, but they may be a contributing factor.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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