April 21, 2012

The Downside of Gender Equality?

1 U.S. Women's Life Spans Grow Slowly

American women's life spans increased over the past two decades, but only by 2.7 years, compared to a 4.6-year increase for men. Disturbingly, in 661 counties in the U.S. life expectancy for women either failed to increase or actually decreased, most dramatically in 84 percent of Oklahoma counties and 58 percent of those in Tennessee. The average female life span currently ranges from a low of 74.1 years in McDowell, West Virginia to a longevity peak of 85.6 years in Collier, Florida. Overall, U.S. women now rank 38th, worldwide, for life expectancy (men rank 37th). Health experts cite high blood pressure and high cholesterol, along with alcohol, smoking and obesity, as underlying causes for American women's lagging life span improvement.

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Life Expectancy, U.S. Life Spans, Women's Life Spans, Changes in Average Life Span, U.S. Life Span Rank, Average Life Spans in U.S.

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Earth Day Take Home Kit

2 Protect Yourself on Earth Day 2012

Today, April 22, is Earth Day, and the EPA has put together an Earth Day Take Home Kit, full of tips on living healthier and taking care of the earth. The web resource includes information on protecting children from environmental risks, breathing clean air, avoiding too much sun, water safety and enjoying a healthy lawn. The Earth Day Network is your official resource on everything Earth Day, including the history of the holiday, social media tools and information on how people across the world are mobilizing for the earth. Do you observe Earth Day?

More at EPA | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Earth Grains Reduced Calorie Bread

Tags: Earth Day Tips, Safe Drinking Water, Too Much Sun, Protecting Skin, Earth Day 2012, Spa Earth Day

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