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Joy FM helps you stay healthy, fit and active! We’ve got everything from fitness tips and suggestions to the scoop on weird and wacky health crazes.

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This Woman in China Has a Big Horn Growing Out of her Head [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

Her name is Liang Xiuzhen from Sichuan, China. She is 87 years-old and for about two years now, has had a horn growing from her head! Doctors say it is a cutaneous horn, which could be cancerous. Warning! These images may be disturbing to some.

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Family Fun Day at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo Helps With a Drug Free America [VIDEO]

WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse held their 20th Family Fun Day fundraiser on the 30th and Mix 96 was proud to be a part of it. This was a day filled with family-friendly fun; bounce houses, games, baseball, food and more. Those who attended Family Fun Day got a seat for the Bisons Baseball game, lunch and a free raffle ticket.

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Video credit to Gilbert Rodriguez via YouTube.
Video credit to Gilbert Rodriguez via YouTube.
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Slow Roll Buffalo! [VIDEO]

Last week, Slow Roll Buffalo took hundreds of cyclists on eye-opening rides around the city.  Enjoy the ride...errr...video!  

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Jimmy Carter’s Cancer Battle

Former President Jimmy Carter held a press conference on Thursday to address his recent melanoma cancer diagnosis.

He appeared to be in good spirits when he announced that he will begin radiation treatment for cancer that has spread to his brain

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Flash Mob Surprises Girl in Hospital at Her Last Treatment [VIDEO]

It was the hospital staff that took the time to learn the Silento Whip/Nae Nae song and dance to it as 12 year-old Sophia Petikas finished her scoliosis tumor removal treatments. Sophia received her treatments at Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport, LA, and the staff couldn't have sent her home a more amazing way.

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Foods You Should Never Give Your Kids

Convenience. That's the #1 reason parents give for giving their kids junk food.

But is it worth it? As back-to-school season is upon us, packed lunches and after-school snacks come to the forefront.

I'll admit it, one of our

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Mark Has Reached His Goal Weight With Guaranteed Weight Loss of WNY[SPONSORED]

I've completed my first 40 days with Guaranteed Weight Loss of Western New York and NutriMost and I've lost 26lbs! I followed the 6 Phases of the fat loss program and it worked! This is the guidance I followed and you should to if you'd like to drop 25 to 40lbs.

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Watch What Happens When an Officer Confronts a Mom Who Left Her Toddler in a Hot Minivan Outside a Costco [VIDEO]

This week will be one of the coolest weeks of the summer of 2015 in WNY, but still please don't leave your pets or your children in the car for any period of time at all. Recently in Hackensack, NJ, police had to free a crying toddler inside a car a hot and humid summer afternoon.

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Mark lost 20lbs
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Mark Is in ‘Fat-Burning’ Mode for the Summer [SPONSORED]

My first 30 days with Guaranteed Weight Loss of Western New York and NutriMost is an absolute success! Right now I'm doing something that most people are not. I'm fighting for my health, and I'm fighting to look and feel a certain way. A better way.

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How Quickly Does the Inside of a Car Heat Up in the Sun? An NFL Player Puts It to the Test [VIDEO]

We reference this MANY times during the show: Do NOT, under any circumstances or for any length of time, leave a pet or child unattended in a parked car in this heat.

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The UW Marching Band Helps Cancer Patient Celebrate Last Chemo Treatment [VIDEO]

If you're like me, you actually enjoy the marching bands during the halftime shows. You're likely looking forward to Drums Along The Waterfront coming to Buffalo. Drums Along The Waterfront will be an amazing night at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Watch a great marching band, The University of Wisconsin-Madison Marching Band, surprised this woman at her last chemo treatment!

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Here Are Some Health Foods That Can Actually Cause Weight Gain

If you've been listening to Mix 96, you know that I've been watching what I eat as I've teamed up with Guaranteed Weight Loss of WNY to slim down this year. I've just discovered that there are actually some 'healthy foods' that can cause weight gain due to their calorie content. Here are some foods with a good-for-you reputation that can screw with your weight loss plan.

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