Toddler Using Cannabis Oil and Sugar Free Diet to Fight Cancer

    PASADENA, California — A fundraiser that drew firefighters from all over the county was held Thursday night in Pasadena to raise money to help cover the cost of treatments for a 3-year-old girl who has been battling cancer for almost half her life. Cecilia von Harz, a county firefighter’s daughter, was diagnosed in 2013 with […]

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    Protest in Berkeley, Cali. Turns Violent; Two Officers Hurt

    BERKELEY, California — Protests turned violent in northern California early Sunday when some masked demonstrators smashed windows while others pelted officers with rocks and bottles, authorities said. Police said about 200 people were on Berkeley streets for another day of protests over a grand jury decision not to indict New York City Officer Daniel Pantaleo […]

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    The 5 Biggest Myths about Metabolism

    CNN – A source of confusion for some and a scapegoat for extra weight around the midsection for others, metabolism has long been a topic of hot conversation. Without it, we would lack the energy to get out of bed in the morning, let alone burn calories all day long. However, even with its numerous benefits, […]

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    Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper Plan to Cut Calories in Soda Over Next 10 Years

      Soda makers want to cut the number of calories you’re drinking each year. The big three — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper — have all pledged to reduce the number of beverage calories Americans are consuming by 20% over the next decade. Their plan doesn’t come as a big surprise; soda makers have been […]

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    Iowa State Faculty Weigh in on ‘Soda Tax’ Effectiveness

    AMES, Iowa – It’s an idea floated by several states and cities across the U.S over the years: tax sugary beverages higher, and curb obesity as a result. Voters in Berkeley, CA  recently made their city the first in the nation to impose such a tax, but researchers at Iowa State University are questioning whether […]

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    Eating this Diet Could Make You Live Longer

    Eating a Mediterranean diet may be your key to living longer. That’s according to a new study led by Immaculata De Vivo, associate professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School. The diet involves eating items off a menu that is rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans and peas, unrefined grains, […]

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    Bill Cosby Resigns from Temple University Board

    Bill Cosby’s long relationship with his beloved Temple University has come to an end, another effect of the scandal engulfing the once adored television star and comedian. Cosby’s Monday resignation from Temple’s board of trustees, a position he held for 32 years, was first reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Cosby also attended Temple. At least […]

  • Cyber Monday Popular at West Des Moines Business

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa- West Des Moines chocolate retailer Chocolate Storybook has participated in Cyber Monday now for three years, and so far results have been great. The store blasts out an email on Thanksgiving night to catch the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday shoppers.  For Chocolate Storybook, the clear winner is […]

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    Researchers Restore Iowa Farmland to Prairie to Save Water Quality

    As the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship pushes for better conservation practices to improve the quality of Iowa’s waterways, farmers and stakeholders are looking for solutions that balance agricultural productivity and smart stewardship. At Iowa State University, scientists are experimenting with one practice that hits all of the above, and is cost-effective. Most […]

  • Small Business Saturday Focuses On Customer Connection

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Big Christmas lists have customers shopping small. Sidewalks and stores in the East Village are crowded with those looking for a good deal but shopping until you drop takes stamina. Stacey Post laughs, “Usually we`re pretty steady but not this busy.” At the core of a good shopping spree is caffeine. […]

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    Businesses Launch Petition Against Downtown Hy-Vee Location

    DES MOINES, Iowa – An online petition launched Wednesday evening by Court Avenue businesses is urging Des Moines City Council to reconsider the location for a downtown Hy-Vee project, slated to begin construction next spring. “Downtown? Absolutely it belongs. Just not on Court Avenue. I think we can all benefit from a grocery store. But […]

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    Cancer Diagnosis Brings Blessings to Light

      GRIMES, Iowa – A young couple has many blessings to celebrate this Thanksgiving, despite a rough year that started with a difficult diagnosis. Tekyn Tackett says, “As soon as I felt it, I knew something wasn’t right. Just something inside me was like, this is not good.” Tackett found a lump in her left […]