Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Shot of the Day January 13, 2009


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Good News From Mary Jan. 13, 2009

The Currency of Heaven

"Only one life, 'twill soon be past; Only what's done for Christ will last."

When my brother-in-law, Jim, was 18, he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and told he only had a few months to live. The Lord had other plans though, and following treatment, Jim lived a full life for the next 22 years. In the summer of 2004, the tumor unexpectedly returned, and in time it became clear that medical treatments weren't going to save him. Again he was told that only a few short months remained. This time it was true.

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Largest-ever study of U.S. child health begins

Scientists begin recruiting mothers-to-be in North Carolina and New York this week for the largest study of U.S. children ever performed — aiming eventually to track 100,000 around the country from conception to age 21.

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There’s the rub: Vicks might make kids sicker

Vicks VapoRub, the menthol salve used to soothe generations of congested kids, may actually make some little ones worse, a new study suggests.

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Harry W. O. Kinnard, Who Said One Word Would Do, Dies at 93

Lt. Gen. Harry W. O. Kinnard, who inspired the storied retort “nuts” to a German surrender ultimatum during the Battle of the Bulge, died Monday in Arlington, Va. He was 93.

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Surgeon general for a new health-conscious era

The U.S. Surgeon General may be best known for cigarette warnings that helped to cut the percentage of American smokers in half over 40 years.

The job promises to return to a higher profile in coming years as medicine gets more sophisticated, demanding more nuanced public-health advice for consumers on how to make better risk-benefit decisions about prescription drugs and recommended procedures, for example.

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Good News for Jan. 13 from Mary Beth

Miracle of Nice brings hockey stick back home

It was a young hockey fan's dream come true: After the Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field on New Year's Day, a Detroit player motioned to Kalan Plew, then handed him the stick he had used in the game.

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Marching band from Georgia realizes its dream

First someone tossed an envelope containing 500 dollar bills on the doorstep of the high school before scurrying away, a gift for the marching band.

Find more about this inaugural miracle here.

Mapping the sea and its mysteries

In 1953, when Sylvia Earle began studying algae, the marine plants and related microbes were often considered weeds or worse. Boaters ridiculed them as scum that turned patches of sea into pea soup.

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Super Bowl appetizer recipes almost as popular as the commercials

It's the biggest sports and television event of the year, and there's a very important question we must ask. So what are you preparing for your Super Bowl parties?

Click here to get some great ideas from the recipe archives of the New Orleans Times Picayune!

The March of Death: A Culture Commits Suicide

What happens to a society when life is devalued? How does a Christian society respond? Read what Chuck Colson has to say on the subject here.

January 13, 2009 Good News Post from Margaret

10 Most Common Herb Garden Mistakes

"I have gardened in so many situations through the years, that there probably are not many mistakes I have not made. In no specific order, here are my 10 most common herb garden mistakes people make, and how to avoid them."

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Keep the home fires burning

"Four ways to prosper even as you stay home this winter season"

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Making Room for Miss Manners Is a Parenting Basic

"For years, I took care of a very rude child. When he was 3, I called him rambunctious — and I talked to his mother about 'setting limits.' At 4, I called him 'demanding.' At 5, he was still screaming at his mother if she didn’t do what he wanted, he still swatted me whenever I tried to examine him, and his mother asked me worriedly if I thought he was ready for kindergarten."

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Baby boomers rate health good or excellent

"The oldest of the baby boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — have turned 62 years old. A recent survey from the "Live Healthy. KEEP GOING®" campaign, funded by the Energizer Battery company, asked this age group to rate their overall health as well as that of their spouse. The campaign is designed to help educate consumers about better ways to live a healthy, active lifestyle and stick to their resolutions year-round."

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Going Home

"The funny thing about families: Even if you're apart for awhile, when you get back together, it's like no time at all has lapsed."

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