Archive for April, 2008

Editorials, Health, Lifestyle, Policy, Well-being

How damaging can sun exposure be to the scalp and neck?

A recent posting on Boston.com has stated that melanoma on the scalp and neck are the most deadly types of skin cancer (click here). This is a big concern for many men who have higher rates of melanoma than women do. Men can be very reluctant to use sunscreen or wide brimmed hats when they […]

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Fitness, Lifestyle, Well-being

Life-expectancy and chronic disease

Life expectancy rates have been declining in many areas of the United States. A recent posting in The Wall Street Journal (click here) looked at a report stating that even if the United States provided universal health care it still would not solve the declining rates of life expectancy. The biggest problem that needs more […]

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Depression, Family Issues, Health, Lifestyle, Stress, Substance Abuse, Well-being

Drinking and the elderly population

The Chicagotribune.com posted an article regarding elderly drinkers putting their lives at risk by consuming more than the recommend amount of alcohol for their age (click here for article). The elderly group has been defined as those over the age of 65. The concern is that alcohol can cause greater problems for those suffering from […]

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Fitness, Lifestyle, Sports, Well-being

Do Americans understand the health benefits of exercise?

An article from Sci-Tech Today.com, Action is Louder than Weight, described how Americans do not really take the recommendation of exercise too seriously. This is a concern especially with the raising obesity rate in the US. The article states that most American’s know exercise is good for their health but they do not really understand […]

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