High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk

High Blood Sugar Levels and Dementia Risk By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) — Elevated blood sugar levels, even among people who don’t have diabetes, are associated with an increased risk for dementia, a new study shows. The effect was very subtle, however, suggesting that higher blood sugar levels may be […]




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3 Reasons the Walmart Empire Is Collapsing

Walmart (WMT) bills itself as a company that sells goods at the lowest prices but the empire was really built on controlling costs. Founder Sam Walton built massive, inexpensively constructed stores in rural areas where the land was cheap. To fill those stores he bought from vendors in bulk quantities, demanding that they give him […]




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Get a Vizio 29-inch LED HDTV for $149.99

The Vizio E291-A1 29-inch LED HDTV is a steal at $149.99. (Credit: Vizio) Today’s television landscape offers an embarrassment of riches, from “Breaking Bad” to “Game of Thrones” to “Orange is the New Black.” Obviously big TVs are best for consuming all this great content, but not every room can accommodate one, nor can every […]




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Childhood Obesity Rates Drop Slightly: CDC

Childhood Obesity Rates Drop Slightly: CDC By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) — There was a small but sure sign Tuesday that the fight against childhood obesity may yet be won: A new government report found that obesity rates among low-income preschoolers had declined slightly in at least 19 states. After […]




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USDA Paid Subsidies to 28,613 Dead Farmers, 1,799 Deemed ‘Improper’

(AP photo) (CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture made farm subsidy payments to 28,613 dead farmers between 2011 and 2012, of which 1,799 were deemed “improper,” according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report issued in June. The report, entitled “USDA Needs to Do More to Prevent Improper Payments to Deceased Individuals,” said USDA’s Farm Service […]




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Wall Street in 2013 Stokes Misty Memories of 1982

It’s just about the most audaciously optimistic investment opinion one could utter, yet a relative handful of Wall Street voices is beginning to say it, out loud and assertively: This market has passed through a “1982 moment.” That is to say, they believe the stock market has experienced the sort of decisive, powerful liftoff from […]




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Get a three-month Rhapsody subscription for $1

(Credit: Rhapsody) My kids are seriously into music these days. Seems like every other song on the radio is met with, “Dad, I want this on my iPod!” So I’m starting to think a music-subscription service might make sense, as it would give them unlimited access to unlimited songs, without all the piecemeal buying. Of […]




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1 in 3 Young U.S. Women Uses ‘Withdrawal’ for Birth Control

Many Young Women Use ‘Withdrawal’ for Birth Control By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) — Withdrawal is an old-fashioned, unreliable form of birth control, but one-third of young women still use it anyway, new research indicates. “Our study showed that use of withdrawal for contraception is very common, but it […]




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Appreciate Your Access

Getty Images “Fueled entirely by overflowing hormones, not an underlying desire to steal, I ran into the store with all the grace of someone who had just been set on fire.“ I fear that kids today take their porn for granted, as if pictures of smut just grow on trees. See, when I was a […]




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