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It is going to be hot and Humid, this is how you can tell (humor)

1)Bald guys are having bad hair day
2)Mosquitoes are the only ones that look comfortable
3)The central air bill just went through the roof
4)You’re sweating in the shower
5)Your ice cream melted before you left Beef N Buns
6)You spent your day standing in front of the osculating fan
7)Your morning jog ended at the end of your driveway
8)You put deodorant under your knees
9) You sit inside the ice cooler
10) You actually can’t wait for January

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. Today is National HIV Testing Day. Why should you care? The CDC says one in six people don’t even know they have HIV. Over one-million people are currently living with the disease. Since the disease first surfaced in the early 1980s, it has killed more than 35-million people around the world.

The good news? Modern antiretroviral medications can keep people with HIV alive for decades. According to new research, a white gay man in America diagnosed with HIV today at age 20 can expect to live as long as any healthy man in the U.S.

Who should get tested? The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested at least once for HIV. Women who are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant should also get tested. At-risk groups, such as men who have sex with men, intravenous drug users, and sex workers should be tested every three to six months.

A few other facts to consider:

  • Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly young black/African American MSM, are most seriously affected by HIV.
  • Young people aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 26% of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010.
  • Almost 60% of youth with HIV in the United States don’t know they are infected.
  • The biggest challenge is perception, you know, the good ole “it’ll never happen to me” nonsense. It can and it will if you’re not protecting yourself – and it only takes once! So be smart AND GET TESTED! It’s as simple as a saliva swab. Don’t know where to go? Visit

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You may look at that Hamburger in a whole new way!

Just in time for Memorial Day, a recently released survey may change the way that you look at hamburgers. “The Hamburger Report” by Clear Labs tested burgers from 79 brands and 22 retailers in northern California and made some discoveries that some may find disturbing.

The lab said that of 258 samples it tested, it found

  • 2 cases of meat in vegetarian products
  • 1 black bean burger with no black beans
  • 3 percent of products contained pathogenic DNA
  • 3 cases of rat DNA
  • 1 case of human DNA

The rat DNA was found in a fast food burger, a vegetarian burger and a ground meat sample. The human DNA was found in a frozen vegetarian burger, likely from hair, skin or fingernail that was actually mixed during manufacturing, Clear Labs said.

The lab notes that while it may make your stomach turn, the presence of human DNA or rat DNA isn’t likely to be harmful for human health.

“What many consumers don’t know is that some amounts of human and rat DNA may fall within an acceptable regulatory range,” Clear Labs writes.

According to the study, fast food restaurants showed low rates of contamination, but there were “substantial discrepancies between the reported nutritional values on fast food menus and the nutritional values of fast food burger products we observed in our testing.”


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BobHeadShot2016Born in DC, was brought home to live on 550 in Woodsboro, and then my parents decided to move to the west side of town on Gravel Hill Road, and I haven’t left. Well OK, I did move out of my folks’ house. At their request, I guess 35 was long enough time to be sponging off of Mom & Dad! I still live in Woodsboro to this day!

Ryan serves as the Co-Host on the Morning News Express at WFMD. He started in radio when he was just 17 years old, doing sports and news for his high school radio station. Ryan spent several years at WFMD in Frederick, Maryland before moving to New York, where he worked at WBEN in Buffalo. In 2016, while working at WIBW-AM in Topeka Kansas, Hedrick earned the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting. Hedrick grew up in Southern California where he attended Cal State University of Northridge.



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