Public Health

ub Sat, 08/06/2022 - 21:15

A person is obese if they have a body mass index of over 30.  3.4 million adults die annually from obesity or being overweight.

The rise in obesity has been gradual but constant across the globe, with the latest estimates suggesting that the world has over a billion obese people, double the rate that existed 20 years ago. The 10 most obese countries USA is ten. One in five kids is suffering from obesity. We have a few neighbors in my building. Some are bigger than others.

Heatwave Suggestions
ub Thu, 07/28/2022 - 10:35

While half the nation or 154.6 million Americans survived through a blistering heat wave, #POTUS has unveiled valuable information. 

A heat wave is simply a period of unusually hot weather that typically lasts more than a couple of days. The temperatures have to be outside the historical averages for a given area.

A couple of 95-degree summer days in Maine, for example, might be considered a heat wave, but a couple of 95-degree summer days in Death Valley would be pretty unremarkable.

Public Health Emergency ub Sat, 07/23/2022 - 11:57

WHO declared a global health emergency over the monkeypox outbreak. So far this year, there have been more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox in more than 75 countries.

Sleep During Heatwave
ub Tue, 07/19/2022 - 10:52

First and foremost make sure you drink plenty of water during the day to keep your body hydrated and cool while you are sleeping. 

Make sure you can count on cooling mattresses or toppers for sweat-free nights. 

Dehydration is a common cause of not being able to get to sleep, and it is known as insomnia.

Keep a glass/insulated container of cold water by your bed in case you wake up hot and uncomfortable.

Carefully chose the coolest part of the house to sleep in, if it is not your bedroom,  temporarily move there.

ub Wed, 06/29/2022 - 12:03

Necessity is the mother of invention is a Plato proverb. It means that the primary driving force for new inventions is a real need.

After #SCOTUS ruling, 112 million residents reportedly face several hours worth of travel to their nearest abortion clinic.

Elections Have Consequences
ub Fri, 06/24/2022 - 20:27

Regardless of which side of the abortion issue any American stands on, SCOTUS conservative jurists have managed to rewrite history.

The ruling reportedly signals a new battle at the polls for future elections. Republicans have won only eight of the last 14 presidential elections and two of those presidents did not win the popular vote, so the president has seemed like more or less a toss-up since the debacle of the Lyndon Johnson presidency.

Seniors Love Pets
ub Wed, 06/08/2022 - 15:16

Senior citizens always mysteriously come to life immediately whenever puppies are brought into their home environment.

Are you wondering how you are going to care for your pet as you age in place? Should you adopt a pet as you age in place?

RIP Jim Seals
ub Tue, 06/07/2022 - 20:40

James Eugene "Jim" Seals Co-Founder of “Summer Breeze” Duo Seals and Crofts has reportedly died at 80 years of age.

Despite their breakup in 1980, Seals and Crofts reunited, but only produced one album after the millennium and their initial claim to fame in the ’70s: “Traces” in 2004.

California Drought
ub Tue, 05/31/2022 - 11:27

The growing California drought has reportedly resurrected a plan for continuing the continuing controversial Sites Reservoir.

A long-dead proposal to flood a bucolic valley north of Sacramento and create a massive reservoir for thirsty Southern California is finding new life, as well as opposition amid the effects of climate change and worsening drought.

MonkeyPox Spreading
ub Sat, 05/21/2022 - 11:09

Monkeypox is an infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus that can occur in certain animals as well as human beings.

Symptoms begin with fever, headache, muscle pains, swollen lymph nodes, and feeling tired. This is followed by a rash that forms blisters and crusts over. The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is around 10 days. The duration of symptoms is typically two to four weeks.