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Text Neck Syndrome

With everything available at the touch of a button, it’s no wonder that the smartphone has become an essential part of daily life in this society. Typically, people spend an average of two to four hours a day with their heads titled down at their cell phones, according to a study done by Kenneth K. Hansraj, M.D. of the New York Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine. In total, that adds up to 700 to 1400 hours a year spent reading and texting on smartphones and other devices. Teenagers and children…

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Brenda Wynn is a survivor

Brenda Wynn is a third generation breast cancer survivor. Her mother and grandmother also had breast cancer. She was diagnosed on Christmas Eve last year at the age of 53. Wynn is usually diligent about getting her mammograms due to her family history but when she went in last year, she was about six months late on her appointment. She was not worried about the mammogram because she had not noticed anything different in her breasts. When the mammogram results came back, the doctors performed a biopsy because of suspicious…

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Fatal Equine Virus strikes Madison County

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system of several different species of animals, but more often than not, it is most detected in birds and horses. After feeding on EEE infected birds, mosquitoes can transmit the disease to horses and sometimes humans. It is crucial to understand that EEE is transmitted through the mosquito/bird cycle and not a virus directly transmitted from an infected horse to other horses or humans, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. EEE is a…

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Way Back When

August 7, 1953 Brew joints and assorted hangouts in this county were smacked with a one-two punch by the County Commissioners Wednesday when the board approved a no-beer-on-Sunday resolution and a curfew other nights from 12 till 7. One or two legitimate restaurants in the county which also serve beer are likewise affected by the jook-busting resolution. School Board Member J P Johnson, who was voted down 4-1 on the question of closing the street in front of the proposed new Madison elementary school told this newspaper Thursday morning that…

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