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(InsuranceQuotes.org) In our everyday life from the day we are born, we face a number of safety and health issues. From the dangers stemming from our curiosity as a toddler to the dangers we face in our later years, the world can be a hazardous place. While health and safety dangers occur at all ages, it is especially true for senior citizens.
(U.S. News & World Report) In one of the nicest imaginable holiday gifts to seniors, a new study backed by MetLife finds that healthy people who age successfully during their 50s, 60s, and 70s—and that's most of us—retain their abilities to make complex financial decisions and, in some cases, may improve skills as they age.
(Reuters) U.S. men looking for the best place to find happiness, health and a good quality of life might consider heading to Boise, Idaho, or San Jose and San Francisco in northern California. The three western U.S. cities top the list of the 100 best towns for men in a new ranking compiled by Men's Health magazine, while Charleston, West Virginia, Philadelphia and Birmingham, Alabama are considered the worst… Boise, which jumped from fifth place last year, scored high marks for the physical and mental health of its residents, its low crime rate and short commuting times - an average of just 18 minutes.
Healthy Living sifted through the research to let you know the five beauty trends we saw this year that are just plain bad for you: Keratin Straightening Systems… Black Market Butt Injections… Tanning… Fish Spa Pedicures… Bikini Waxes.
(Andrew Weil, M.D.) Contrary to what many women believe, menopause doesn’t lead to weight gain. Instead, the drop in estrogen redirects the process of fat storage in women from the hips to the abdomen, according to a review… This change in the location of accumulating fat isn’t just cosmetic. It also increases women’s risk of diabetes and heart disease.
(Consumer Reports) New Year's Day is notable for resolutions. If a healthier diet is on your list, just choosing the right foods isn't enough; how you prepare your meals can be just as important as what you put in your shopping cart, according to Bonnie Taub-Dix, a nutrition expert and author of "Read It Before You Eat It".
(Reuters) After interviewing food historians, scholars, cooks, doctors, activists and consumers for his new film "Soul Food Junkies," filmmaker Byron Hurt concluded that an addiction to soul food is killing African-Americans at an alarming rate.
(Reuters Health) Kids given a combination of cheese and vegetables will eat only about a quarter as many calories as those given potato chips, according to a new study… The findings may not be surprising, but they suggest that swapping out potato chips for cheese or vegetables then might help reduce the amount of calories kids eat at snack time, said Adam Brumberg, one of the authors of the study.
Community: We older kids will do better eating healthier snacks, also.
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