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Vain? No! Curious? Yes, with revelations around the bend

Dear Lucy: Recently I went to my 40th high school class reunion. Can you imagine that? We are all rapidly approaching 60 and all I heard or saw were wheelchairs, talk of high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, bald heads, disappointments over children and jobs and it just made me sick. I am not physically ill, but I swear I looked at least ten years older than everyone there. In the last few years, I seem to be aging so fast and just looking so old. Am I just being vain? Maybe I should just be glad that I am healthy.

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Down-to-earth Kurtis Blow anchors Ultimate Family Reunion

ultimatefamilyreunion-1It's always great to hang out with family, even if it's a few thousand members.

This past Saturday (June 23) was absolutely wonderful at the 103.5 WRBO Ultimate Family Reunion. Although the sun was shining bright and working at full capacity, it was a fun-packed evening filled with music, dancing and fellowship. We enjoyed performances by local artists Devin Crutcher, Kevin Davidson, as well a seven year old, Eddie Starks Jr., whom you soon will be hearing more about.

Shouts out to my colleague, DJ Kevaunjay, who kept the crowd hyped with songs that personify what real family reunions are all about.

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Read, laugh and get into the (Robin) Thicke of it!

Do you love books? Well, so do I! That's why I created the What's Happening Myron Book Club. Our current selection is "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James.

Set largely in Seattle, it is the first of a trilogy that traces the relationship between a college graduate and a young business magnate, Christian Grey.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 06/28/2012

madea-witnessFor movies opening June 29, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Madea's Witness Protection Program" (PG-13 for crude sexual remarks and brief drug references) Tyler Perry's back in drag for another madcap adventure. This go-round, we find the pistol packin' granny hiding the family of a Wall St. whistleblower (Eugene Levy) who's on the run from mobsters after agreeing to testify in federal court about his company's Ponzi scheme. With Romeo, John Amos, Tom Arnold, Denise Richards and Marla Gibbs.

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Increased diabetic numbers and the link to profit margins

I'm confused. The World Health Organization estimates that there are 30 million diabetics and 79 million pre-diabetics living in the United States. If this is true – I'm not disputing the WHO's statistics – then why are the numbers increasing? And, with modern technology at our command, why aren't these people being cured?

Staying healthy should be a goal that each of us seeks. But if there is no cure for diabetes, and if it's making people sicker and sicker even after seeing a doctor, then the battle is already lost.

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