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Honoring Western New Yorkers Who Have Battled Breast Cancer — Read Their Stories [PICTURES]

During the month of October, 96.1 Joy FM will be honoring breast cancer survivors and remembering your loved ones who have passed away from the disease. Read on to find out more about some amazing Western New Yorkers.

If you would like us to honor a friend or family member, you can send us some information about the person.

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Wegmans Recalls Foods Potentially Contaminated With Salmonella

Wegmans has issued a recall on thinkThin Crunch Nut and Crunch Protein bars. The bars contain nuts that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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CLASS ACT: High School Students Elect Ill Classmate Homecoming Princess [VIDEO]

I'd be willing to bet that almost everybody who went to high school has at least one "horror" story to tell. Maybe s/he was made fun of, or fell during some important event . Almost nobody comes through unscathed. But there are times that the young surprise us with their kindness and geneorosity.

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Whiter Teeth Thanks To The Strawberry! [VIDEO]

Bleaching, white strips and other procedures to get a whiter smile can get costly. Try a strawberry!

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WNY Olympian Battles Deadly Meningitis [VIDEO]

Springville native and Olympic medal-winning equestrian star Darren Chiacchia remains hospitalized with a rare form of fungal meningitis, the same type of illness that has killed 14 people, and sickened more than 150.

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Why Bees Shouldn’t Trick or Treat…

...or, at the very least, why they should avoid a certain brand of hard-shelled chocolates.

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Heart and Stroke Foundation/YouTube
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Zombie CPR! [VIDEO]

It must be really difficult to be a zombie. I mean, you're undead! That's bad enough, Then there's the unfortunate question of appearance. And what do you do when some "livey" drops into the neighborhood?

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Gavin Bond/People.com
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“Saved By The Bell” Star Battles Mental Illness

Like many of you, I frequently get tied up in the lives of the people I watch on TV. For some reason, those ties get even closer when the performers are young - in the case of the series Saved By The Bell,  teenagers. Now we're hearing that one of the "SBTB" stars is suffering from a serious mental illness.

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Can High Heels REALLY Make You Fat? [VIDEO]

I hate to be the bearer of bad news on a Monday. I mean, the Bills lost, it rained on and off all weekend, and, worst of all, Buffalo Fashion Week is over for another year. Then again, there's that disturbing headline up there, and one of the medical TV shows asking the serious question. I guess we need to look into this.

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Do You Skip Breakfast as Much as Everyone Else? — Survey of the Day

If, as the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then why do so many people skip it so frequently?

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Why Do Women Let Themselves Be Railroaded By Fashion?

I wish I understood women's fashion. If nothing else, I could understand when women talked about the latest styles, like they have been during Buffalo Fashion Week. Of course, it's not even what the fashion experts decide is stylish. I get lost on this question:

Why don't most designers show clothing in sizes real women can wear?

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New Study Reveals Almost Half of All Americans Will Be Obese by 2030

With countless reports weighing in on the unfit conditions of the great American waistline expansion project, it should come as no surprise that the battle of the bulge is in no way coming to a screeching halt.

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