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The Sipple sandwich contains egg, pancake, home fries, cheese and hot peppers served on an English muffin. It is a treat available only to Meyersdale fire department volunteers during the Somerset County Fair. Volunteer Michel Sipple is the chef. 

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It’s right around the corner. That’s right — flu season. And like clockwork, the familiar muscle aches, coughs, chills, headaches, runny noses, sneezes and sore throats return, too. With the kids back in school, there’s also a much greater chance that they could catch a bug and bring it home to share with the rest of the family.

It’s said that a positive attitude is essential to health and wellness. Keeping a positive attitude in the face of great obstacles — tragedy, anger, violence, illness or hardship — is life’s toughest challenge. Hank Commodore has a simple, unfailing solution: Humble yourself with wisdom, and practice love and kindness to humankind.

Hair loss (or alopecia) for a woman can be emotionally painful. While some men with no hair are considered handsome, this is not the case for women whom often perceive their hair as part of their physical identity. Losing it can be distressing. And yet, according to the American Academy of Dermatology 40 percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are 40.

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A diverse group of policy organizations are joining to support development and growth of association health plans (AHPs) in a bid to expand health care coverage options for small business owners and the self-employed.

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OLEAN — Andrew Marshall spent several weeks without electricity and running water while meeting young orphans living in poverty. He calls it the best trip of his life.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Women’s March on Washington Saturday drew more than 500,000 people, according to city officials. The rally was held to promote the message of women’s equality and the defense of all citizens’ basic human and civil rights, which  protesters fear may come under attack by a Trump Administration.

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