Breadwinner Blues: Traditional Role for Men Detrimental

The American Sociological Association has noted a study that reveals the expectations associated with traditional gender roles is detrimental to men’s well-being. The study is, “Relative Income, Psychological Well-Being, and Health: Is Breadwinning Hazardous or Protective?” by Christin Munsch, an assistant professor of sociology at University of Connecticut (UConn) and her graduate assistants. From following…

Where You Live Influences the Quality of Your End-of-Life Care

Over 80% of Americans desire to die at home, according to a New England Journal of Medicine article. They also want to determine the type of care received at the end of their life. JoNel Aleccia of Kaiser Health News reports on a news analysis of the outcomes resulting from the state of Oregon’s death-with-dignity…

Apple Cider Vinegar Health Claims: Experts Clear the Hype

Sandee LaMotte of CNN consulted experts about apple cider vinegar, a popular natural health product. Internet articles purport it offers a myriad of benefits, from serving as a powerful sanitizer to offering cardiovascular benefits.  But how much of its popular claims are based on hype? According to the experts, here are some of the 10…

How to Stay Safe in the Hospital

Did you know that hospital-acquired infections are the nation’s eighth leading cause of death? Consumer Reports provides guidelines for staying safe during a hospital stay, and somber information regarding why they are necessary. “Hospitals are breeding grounds for dangerous bacteria, including those that cause C. diff and MRSA infections,” state their recent findings. “Some 650,000…

Concerned About Your Drinking? Try This.

Are you aware of how much you are drinking, or whether your drinking pattern is risky?  If you aren’t sure, take this anonymous survey from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The Institute suggests these ways to start cutting down: Keep track. Keep track of how much you drink. Find a way that…