Archive for the ‘healthy lifestyle’ category

Family ‘Too Fat to Work’ Collects Annual $30K Disability

March 21, 2009

A British family of four, who receives more than $30,000 a year in benefits because they are “too fat to work,” says they deserve more money, London’s Daily Telegraph reported. The Chawners, who live in Blackburn, England, have a combined weight of 1,160 pounds.

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ABC News: Best Reason to Have Sex: Your Health

March 9, 2009

Men who have sex three times a week can decrease their risk of heart attack and stroke by 50 percent, while women who enjoy sex tend to live longer than those who don’t.

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College drinking debate: 18 or 21?

August 19, 2008

DeaconDavid’s comment:  I say leave the drinking age at 21.  The only argument that can be made for lowering it is the military one that says you can fight and die for this country at 18, but you can’t legally drink until 21.  That doesn’t make a lot of sense, but I would not lower the drinking age, because I believe we would see an increase in the number of teenage deaths that would result from drunk driving, bad choices, STDs, etc.

College presidents from about 100 of the nation’s best-known universities, including Duke, Dartmouth and Ohio State, are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, saying current laws encourage dangerous binge drinking on campus.

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God trumps doctors for many Americans

August 18, 2008

DeaconDavid’s comment:  I KNOW that God is a healer.  I’ve seen it too many times to not believe.  I know that science can’t explain it, but for those who have faith and believe it makes lots of sense.

Many Americans believe divine intervention can revive dying patients. Can science and miracles co-exist?

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34 Reasons To Have Sex

August 10, 2008

Most of us guys don’t really need a reason to have sex, but I found a list of 34 healthy reasons to have sex on AOL.  Check it out HERE.

DeaconDavid

High costs keep doctors from switching to electronic records

June 19, 2008

My Comment: Whoever can solve this problem is going to make millions of dollars. I wish I had the magic answer right now. Is there anyone else out there who wants to brainstorm and figure this out? Leave your comments.

Primary care physicians are slow to adopt electronic health records systems, according to a new survey, largely because moving from paper-based to computerized records costs so much ….only 4% of U.S. physicians use comprehensive systems of electron…another 13% have a more basic electronic record system without the added safety features

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I Finally Found a Wii Fit

June 6, 2008

I have been excited about trying out the new Wii Fit ever since I first heard about it. Imagine that I could play video games and improve my health at the same time. I made the mistake of not pre-ordering the Wii Fit and I have had a terrible time trying to find one in Chicago for the past week. I have looked online, made personal visits to stores, and asked people to let me know if they see one in a store so that I could either go get it or have them buy it and I’ll pay them back. This past Tuesday it seemed like there were no Wii Fits within a hundred mile radius of Chicago. Then I found out that the Best Buy closest to my house actually has some in stock, but because the Wii Fit will be advertised in this Sundays sales paper they will not sell any until then. So for those of you still looking, you can go to Best Buy this Sunday, but go early; I think they will sell out again. They are supposed to have at least 20 per store.

So back to my treasure hunt I was watching the Celtics – Lakers NBA Finals first game when I checked the Wal-Mart website and lo and behold I saw a few stores had the Wii FIt in “limited availability”. Now it’s almost 9:00 PM local time and the store closes at 10:00 PM. I called three stores before finding one that was about twelve miles away. The woman at the store said that she could not hold one for me, but she was pretty sure that they would not sell out by 10:00 PM. Annnnnnnd they’re off! I made a mad dash across the city to get there before ten. I actually pulled into the lot at 9:40 PM and quickly made my way to the electronics department and I finally laid my eyes on the prize. Almost $100 dollars later I speed walked my way back the car with anticipation of lowering my BMI and losing at least 25 pounds over the next two months. I’ll keep you updated on my progress and I’ll share some Wii stories along the way. By the way, one of the first exercises that I did was ski jumping and I almost fell off the balance board and into the TV. I had to laugh at myself for that one.