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Quitline Needed for Internet Users? Studies Say Yes!

Hey, call-screener Tamara here!  Dave stepped out of the room, giving me just enough time to sneak on here and post my thoughts! Being a 20-something college student, I find myself quite interested in a study done by the University of Maryland showing that many people go through signs of withdraw when deprived of internet access. I share feelings of being lost without my cell phone or laptop.

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Marriages Suffer More WHen Mom Can’t Sleep

When the lady of the house gets a poor night’s sleep, her marriage suffers.  However, the same does not hold true if it’s the fellow who spends his night counting sheep in frustration.

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh observed 35 healthy married couples’ sleeping habits over a 10-day period.  With the help of a device called an actigraph, they were able to chart how well they slept, and how long it took them to fall asleep.

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Research Shows Sitting Can Kill You

People who sit most of the day have a 54 percent greater risk of heart attack than those who spend a good chunk of the day standing.

Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana came to this conclusion after analyzing the lifestyles of more than 17,000 men and women over 13 years.

The scientists found that even non-smokers who exercise regularly and would be considered in good shape double their risk for heart attack if their job requires them to sit most of the time.

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Get Some Sleep To Save Your Life

It’s not enough to eat healthy and exercise. Researchers say getting enough sleep is also crucial to good health.

BBC News reports that the risk of developing heart disease goes up by as much as 48-percent if a person doesn’t get enough sleep. Researchers say most people need between six and eight hours of shut-eye to protect their health. Going without enough sleep for long periods of time increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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