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Friday, 08/14/09, Public Square

img-mg---cartoons-87-1_11133081066There has been much discussion about the ‘fattening’ of Americans.  I’m not going to argue that it exists — it would be difficult to make that argument as all we need to do is look around and we can’t miss it.  But, what is causing our children to be less active and on the road to obesity at a younger age?

Is it computers, video games, air conditioning?

I remember as a kid the coolest place in the summer was outside under a shade tree — there was no air conditioning in the house and any chance of a cooling breeze was better under that shade tree!

What do you think?  And what subjects are you thinking about today?

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Increased Mortality Associated with Frequent Night Time Urination

I got interested in this subject based on a recent discussion on one of the Public Square Threads.  This study shows in people older than 70 that urination two or more times per night is associated with death.  This relationship held even after the following covariates were controlled:  “age, sex, BMI, diabetes, hypertension, history of coronary heart disease, nephropathy, alcohol consumption, and use of tranquilizers, hypnotics or diuretics.”

Read the article here.

As the article concludes, it is advisable to talk to your doctor if you are having this problem.

Iggy Donnelly

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