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anti-aging-tips-geneticsLook and Feel Younger

Ever wonder how genetics affects the aging process?  Many of us think that there isn't much we can do to stay looking and feeling young because of poor genetics.  But just because we may have been dealt poor genetics doesn't mean we still cant still fight the signs of aging.  In fact, Dr. Oz and Dr. Rozen's use of metaphors explain how the human body ages.  Genetics only accounts for one fourth of our aging potential, whereas treating our bodies and minds right accounts for three fourths of staying young.  Here are ways to understand how to take good care of your body and look younger.

flesh-eating-bacteriaCollege Student Fighting Flesh Eating Disease. 

Aimee Copeland, a student at a college in Georgia is fighting for her life after contracting necrotizing fasciitis from a leg wound. The young woman has already had her leg amputated and doctors fear that her hands and remaining foot might also be infected with the flesh eating disease. Necrotizing fasciitis is a very uncommon bacterial infection that occurs mostly in warm climates and is commonly caused by an infection in a wound. 

us-health-care-spending-highHealth Care Expenses High

We all need health care and many of us, sadly either don't have it, or have to pay an astronomical amount for it.  The scary thing is that recently a new report stated that even though we are spending more on health care, we might not be getting the quality treatment we need.  Americans are plunking down more money for health care than 12 other nations, and spending more on health care doesn't mean we are getting better treatment than those countries.   We are struggling.  We are confused.  But it is always good to know the latest on health care research.  Here is some information you may find helpful.

long-commutes-lead-to-weight-gainCommuting and Weight Gain a Reality

Commuting.  Some of us would rather be humiliated by Simon on American Idol than drive our daily commutes.  And if the stressful, tedious driving isn't enough, now many of us are facing the sad reality that our clothing is getting tighter.  All that time in the car seemingly enables us to perhaps, eat fast food or get stressed out about all those inept drivers on the road.  And the stress of driving and commuting ups our blood pressure and increases the level of the stress hormone, cortisol, making it very easy to gain weight.  So what are some alternatives?  Some would say road rage is the answer, pulling people out of their cars and literally wrestling them into submission and taking their car keys.  But as fat as we are getting, we don't want to end up on the nightly news as a statistic.  Here is helpful information on commuting and weight gain, and ways to keep the fat off.

facebook-promoting-organ-donationFacebook and Organ Donations

Just when we thought social media couldn't get any more complicated, Facebook announced that they are poised to be a major player in organ donations for people that need transplants to save their lives.  Don't get us wrong, any way we can help with organ donations to save lives is good.  And we suppose this was coming.  Along with the social media hype comes creative ways in which to use it.  And what better way to save lives than with organ donation.  It's just that it seems a bit weird, given what we have used Facebook for in the past.  However, technology is always changing and growing, and Women's Forum is dedicated to let you know what is going on with Facebook and organ donations.