Artificial sweeteners may not be a healthier alternative to sugar after all. A new study claims the no-calorie sweetener can lead to obesity and diabetes. Take a look at some of the links below and once you’ve had a chance to read a few of the stories, let us know what you think. Will you continue to consume diet sodas or will this change the … Continue reading It May Not Be Sugar, But….
If you plan to retire soon, you might want to keep your piggy bank close because you’ll probably need it! A new estimate on the costs of health care in retirement, just calculated and released by Fidelity Investments, shows some eye-popping…..and piggy bank busting numbers. How big are the numbers? $280,000 dollars big. From USA Today: Got a spare quarter-million bucks sitting around? If you’re … Continue reading The Price to Retire
Where you live in Arizona, your zip code, may say more about your health than your DNA does. That comes from a new study just released by the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities titled, “The Arizona Healthy Communities Opportunities Index.” From Tucson.com: ZIP codes may serve as reliable indicators in assessing the health of residents and just how long they might live. “Your ZIP code is … Continue reading What’s in a Zip Code?
A new report does not paint a rosy picture of Arizona’s health care when it comes to kids. According to the finance website WalletHub, our state ranks among the worst for children’s health care. Arizona finished 42 out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. //d2e70e9yced57e.cloudfront.net/wallethub/embed/34455/geochart-child-health.html From KTAR in Phoenix: In terms of child healthcare, Arizona is considered one of the worst … Continue reading Arizona Ranks Near the Bottom
There is no greater loss, and no greater gift. Being an organ donor may be difficult to think about, but it can mean the difference between life and death. Today’s blog comes to us from our partners at the Donor Network of Arizona. April is National Donate Month. During this month, the lives of donors are honored and people are encouraged to register as organ, … Continue reading The Gift of Life
Raw fruits and vegetables may help to improve mental health. In fact, new research suggests eating certain types of produce raw may boost your mood and reduce depressive symptoms more than if the fruits and veggies are cooked or processed. From Science Daily: Seeking the feel good factor? Go natural. That is the simple message from University of Otago researchers who have discovered raw fruit … Continue reading Fruits and Veggies Do What?
You might want to hold off on that next glass of wine. Sure, there was a study that came out last year indicating light-to-moderate alcohol consumption might reduce the risk of dying young. But…..a new study disputes that claiming if you drink more than five glasses of wine or pints of beer per week, it could wreak havoc on your health. From U.S. News & World … Continue reading Sobering New Study