Healthy Week 2010

  • With 30,000 health clubs across the country, Americans have their pick of where to work out. Some fitness clubs, however, are simply a cut above the rest. The country’s most luxurious and exclusive fitness clubs are more like health oases, where you might find Olympic-size pools, indoor tennis courts, private changing cabanas, steam rooms, celebrity trainers and even retinal identification scanners. The price of entry to most of these health sanctuaries is steep, with the combination of initiati

    With 30,000 health clubs across the country, Americans have their pick of where to work out. Some fitness clubs, however, are simply a cut above the rest.

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    The devices speed up surgery and recovery time, while reducing pain and bleeding. The next generation may even take human error out of the equation.

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    Advancements  in health care over the last two decades has been nothing short of awe-inspiring, but the endless parade of technological upgrades has also produced a nasty side effect—a stratospheric rise in healthcare costs,

  • Depending on what your position is on the medicinal uses of marijuana, Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D. wrote in a 1997 article for the The New England Journal of Medicine that physicians who prohibit prescribing marijuana for seriously ill patients is misguided, heavy-handed, and inhumane.Thousands of suffering patients with cancer, AIDS, and other diseases claim that marijuana provides them relief from devastating symptoms such as intractable nausea, vomiting, and pain by smoking marijuana.We asked Hi

    Thousands of patients claim marijuana provides them relief from devastating symptoms. We asked High Times Cultivation Editor Danny Danko to put a cost on this relief.

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    Growth in the huge weight-loss business has slowed, but  players and concepts continue to enter a crowded field, especially the low-cost kind.

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    Sun protection products are one of the most important over-the-counter, consumer health products,  yet despite the rising rate of skin cancers many people don't know what to buy.

  • As it turns out, some of the highest income states are among the unhappiest, according to a recent study by economists Andrew J. Oswald and Stephen Wu, of the University of Warwick and Hamilton College, respectively.

    As it turns out, some of the highest income states are among the unhappiest, according to a recent study. So, what are the 10 unhappiest states in the US?

  • If the recession or life in general has got you feeling down, you may want to consider moving to a happier place to live.

    A new study reveals the happiest metro areas in the United States. Is your metro area on the list? Click to find out!

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    In an age when people obsessively track and share the most minute details of their personal lives, more individuals are relying on digital devices to record and monitor their health data.

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    Just because you're busy running a company, doesn't mean you have to run yourself into the ground.  Get proactive—and we don't mean travel more.  See a doctor to learn  whether high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes and other serious diseases may be waiting down the road.

  • Health care is one of the hottest topics both in Washington and around the country, but there is no question that the level of health varies greatly from state to state.Which US states have the healthiest populations and most robust health care systems? Which states lag behind? To help answer this question,  compiles data on all 50 states - employing a methodology that encompasses everything from public policy and clinical care to resident behaviors, community and the environment - to develop a

    Which US states have the healthiest populations and most robust health care systems? Which states lag behind? Find out now!

  • Nearly two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese, and childhood obesity is triple what it was a generation ago. It all adds up to a public health crisis, but for companies that manufacture or sell products, services, diets and foods designed to help people lose weight, it's a $60 billion industry that fattens their stock price. Here are some of the companies associated with the weight-loss industry whose stocks have performed well over the last five years, and are likely to co

    Check out some of the companies associated with the weight-loss industry whose stocks have performed well over the last five years, and are likely to continue.

  • With Americans facing high unemployment, many people with jobs are grateful to get their weekly paychecks, but that feeling alone doesn't take the stress out of the daily grind. To get a sense for the most stressful jobs in America,  looked at 21 different factors that can cause stress on the job, and ranked 200 professions by how significantly these demands factor into an average workday. Factors that weighed into stress levels included work environment, job competitiveness, opportunity for adv

    To get a sense of the most stressful jobs in America, CareerCast.com looked at 21 different factors that can cause stress on the job. Click for the list.

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