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Open Your Mind, Change Your Life

by Vikki Hankins| A large number of businesses that have been around for decades, ranging from Macy’s and JCPenney to RadioShack and Office Depot, are closing at a record pace. People are quickly losing jobs, with families panicking and retail workers understandably concerned about how they are going to pay their

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

By Lauren Hirsch and Anya George Tharakan (Reuters) - Inc said on Friday it would buy U.S. organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, including debt, marking the internet retailer's largest deal and biggest foray into the brick-and-mortar retail sector. The deal, which puts a 27 percent premium

Good Heart Health Extends Life Span

By Carolyn Crist People with better heart health during young adulthood and middle age end up living longer and spending fewer years later in life with any kind of chronic disease, according to new research. This prolonged good health also saves money on health care and reduces Medicare spending, the study team

Painkillers & The NFL – An Epidemic In Medical Prescriptions

By Garry Jones| Although many types of prescription drugs are abused, there is currently a growing, deadly epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse. Nearly three out of four prescription drug overdoses are caused by prescription painkillers—also called opioid pain relievers. The unprecedented rise in overdose deaths in the US parallels a 300%

Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Fish Lower Odds of Heart Disease

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Omega-3 fatty acids in fish and dietary supplements are associated with lower odds of heart disease even in people already at elevated risk because of excessive levels of fats or bad cholesterol in their blood, a research review suggests. The American Heart Association recommends eating at

St. Jude Cyber Panel After Heart Device Bugs

By Jim Finkle (Reuters) - Medical-device maker St. Jude Medical Inc said on Monday that it planned to set up a medical advisory board focused on cyber-security issues affecting patient care and safety. St. Jude said in a statement that the group, known as the Cyber Security Medical Advisory Board, would provide