Did you know?

Number of people killed by sharks each year: 10

Number of people killed by mosquitoes each year: 725,000



Hugs all around

imageA 10-second hug lowers your blood pressure by increasing oxytocin a feel-good hormone and lowering the stress chemical cortisol.

Source: AARP The Magazine


imageIndividuals who are highly cynical are more likely to develop dementia,according to a Finnish study.
Those who strongly agreed with statements such as “I think most people would lie to get ahead” were three times more likely to develop dementia than more trusting types.

Where you live

Healthcare providers in Alabama,wrote almost three times more prescriptions for painkillers per person as those in the lowest prescribing state, Hawaii.
Most of the highest prescribing states were in the South according to a Vital Signs report.

The Northeast, especially Maine and New Hampshire, had the most prescriptions per person for long-acting/ extended-release painkillers and for high-dose painkillers.

State variation was the greatest for oxymorphone, among all prescription painkillers. Nearly 22 times as many prescriptions were written for oxymorphone in Tennessee as were written in Minnesota.

Source: Centers for Disease Control