Consumer Awareness

Where You Live Will Dictate How Long You Live
Life in the USA isn't equal opportunity for everyone. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at life expectancy for each US county from 1980 through 2014.  During that time life expectancy at birth increased by 6...
Read Books? Then Chances Are It Would Be “Nice” To Meet You!
President Abraham Lincoln is quoted as once saying  "“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.”  An earlier President, Thomas Jefferson, said that he couldn't live without books.  If you love books you are in some pretty good company and a new stu…
Social Smoking Is A Bigger Health Risk Than You Know
You tell yourself just being a “social” smoker limits your risk from all those bad smoking health considerations.  Afterall, its not as though you smoke a pack a day, right?  Not right.
A report in WebMD.com says that so-called social smokers have the same risk f…
So Maybe That Monster Drink Really Is One?
Are you one of the many who have replaced their coffee routine for energy drinks?  You may want to reconsider.  NBC News reports on a new study that found drinking 32 ounces of an energy drink is linked with potentially harmful changes in blood pressure and heart function that are beyond t…
Washington Does It Least But We Still Drive Distracted
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Washington’s lawmakers continue to work on legislation that would ban holding handheld devices while driving.  The measure would prohibit holding an electronic device — including phones, tablets and other electronic …
Looking Like We Want To Look Doesn’t Come Cheap!
What do you see when you look in the mirror?  Do you like what you see or do you see all the imperfections you would like to change?  More and more of us are opting for a tweak or a tuck and the costs add up.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Americans spen…

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