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Feeling rundown? Hydration therapy clinic may help
January 10th, 2013
06:59 AM ET

Feeling rundown? Hydration therapy clinic may help

By Nova Safo, CNN

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(CNN) - It’s cold and flu season. If you’re suffering, you may be surprised to learn that you could be feeling better in as little as 30 minutes, using a treatment that medical professionals have been giving themselves for years, according to Jack Dybis, a Chicago-based trauma surgeon:

[:12] “There’s a reason that everybody in medicine has been doing this for years. It’s kind of like medicine’s little perk.”

Dybis is the founder of the Revive Hydration Clinic in Chicago, which uses intravenous fluid treatment to alleviate cold and flu symptoms and cure hangovers – any maladies that are associated with dehydration. FULL POST

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CNN Radio News Day: January 9, 2013
A man walks by a painting on a wall of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas on January 9, 2013.
January 9th, 2013
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: January 9, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

You don’t have to be at this blog to listen, we want you to take us with you! Click the download button in the SoundCloud player and put us on your smart phone or tablet and bring us with you in the car, on the train or while you’re working out.

(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is supposed to be inaugurated tomorrow kicking off his 14th year as the country's leader. But he won't be there. Chavez is in Cuba undergoing cancer treatment. There is little information about his condition or when he may return. Opposition leaders are demanding  new elections if Chavez cannot be officially sworn in, but  Venezuela’s Supreme Court today said he could be sworn in later. We spoke to CNN's Paula Newton in Caracas.

"The people are very uncertain about what's going to happen. This is not a good sign for investors and the economy here is really limping along and there is no indication that this government Chavez put in place really has any ideas on how to improve it."

  • Despite reports of bombing and deaths in Damascus – there was a positive development in the Syrian conflict.The Assad regime struck a deal with the opposition to release 2,130 Syrian prisoners in exchange for 48 Iranians. CNN's Jonathan Binder reports on the exchange and why Iranians were part of the deal.

"The surprise was Bashar Al Assad never asked about releasing any of the regime forces," says Louay Al Mokdad,  a spokesman for the Free Syrian Army.

  • The new Defense Authorization Act calls on the Pentagon to create a position that oversees all suicide prevention programs of the Defense Department and the Armed Services. The case of Lazzaric Caldwell highlights how the military is struggling with soldier suicides.  He almost joined the dark group of military troops who kill themselves. These are his thoughts just before he cut his wrists in his barracks a couple of years ago:

"I started to think, what would happen when I’m out of the Marine Corps? With having PTSD, the first thing that popped into my mind was, not to be funny, but one of the Vietnam vets who’s lost his marbles, and is on the side of the road with that sign. I was crying on the phone, telling my Dad that I was sorry for everything that was about to happen."

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Military suicides: the enemy within
Marine Private Lazzaric Caldwell with a Thai Marine colonel on an official trip to Thailand in 2008.
January 9th, 2013
11:48 AM ET

Military suicides: the enemy within

By Libby Lewis, CNN

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(CNN) - Lazzaric Caldwell almost joined the dark group of military troops who kill themselves.

These are his thoughts just before he cut his wrists in his barracks a couple of years ago:

[:03] "I started to think, what would happen when I’m out of the Marine Corps? With having PTSD, the first thing that popped into my mind was, not to be funny, but one of the Vietnam vets who’s lost his marbles, and is on the side of the road with that sign. I was crying on the phone, telling my Dad that I was sorry for everything that was about to happen." FULL POST

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Character matters in Baseball Hall of Fame
Tyson Murphy's tribute to his dad Dale Murphy. Courtesy tysonmurphy.tumblr.com
January 8th, 2013
10:01 PM ET

Character matters in Baseball Hall of Fame

By Edgar Treiguts, CNN

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(CNN) - Baseball's Hall of Fame Wednesday will announce voting results for its 2013 class. But unlike the typical year of discussion and debate over who qualifies or not based on statistics, this year's results will come face-to-face with the issue of character.

Baseball is trying to shake free of its steroid era. This is also the first year that players Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are eligible. But both excelled under a cloud of suspicion.

Members of the Baseball Writers of America vote on the Hall of Fame. One of its members, David O'Brien, says it's an easy decision to ignore the  worthy statistics of Bonds and Clemens:

[1:19] "I just cannot see voting for guys who, in my view and the view of most who cover the sport, cheated by doing steroids and performance-enhancing drugs."

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CNN Radio News Day: January 8, 2013
CNN's Piers Morgan in a fiery exchange with radio host Alex Jones over gun control
January 8th, 2013
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: January 8, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

You don’t have to be at this blog to listen, we want you to take us with you! Click the download button in the SoundCloud player and put us on your smart phone or tablet and bring us with you in the car, on the train or while you’re working out.

(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • The issue of guns in America continues to dominate conversation.   Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman injured in Tuscon shooting two years ago today, wrote a newspaper op-ed taking Congress and the gun lobby to task for not reasonably dealing with gun control.   Later this month, a commission led by Vice President Joe Biden is expected to make recommendations on how to make the nation safer.   But there are other discussions on guns – away from politics.  One is over faith and firearms.  David Heim, executive editor of Christian Century magazine, wonders why America's become so violent:

"Is it because more people in the U.S. are evil than other countries?  I don't think that's true.  So what is the factor that's making the difference?  I think guns are a huge factor."        FULL POST


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