Hits & Misses #2 – 2009/10/22

The long and the short of it: The shorter you are in America, the more likely your chances to develop coronary heart disease, diabetes or stroke.

Standing between you and a weight loss drug is the FDA: “What the FDA is going to be paranoid about is a non-obese person who wants to drop 5 or 10 pounds in front of a wedding or a reunion.”

Could living near a park be good for your health? Yes, says one study.

New York Times runs positive piece on consumer-driven health care. I believe this is a first.


Comments (6)

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  1. Nancy says:

    Nice graphic. Did you know that this is Alcohol Awareness Week?

  2. Devon Herrick says:

    I wonder if living near a park is good for your health due to increased physical activity? Or maybe people living near a park are healthier because the real estate near parks is more costly. Thus, the people living near parks more are apt to be more highly educated than the norm (and wealthier), which is positively correlated with health status.

  3. Ken says:

    Wonder how that article got in the New York Times. Maybe the editor was out sick that day.

  4. John Goodman says:

    Thanks, Nancy. I did know that.

  5. Vicki says:

    I also think the graphic is great. So I plan to celebrate Alcohol Awareness Week with a glass of wine tonight.

  6. Bruce says:

    I think we should all have two glasses of wine tonight.