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Fatal Prescription: America’s Pain-Pill Epidemic

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More women than ever are dying from painkiller overdoses. How can you spot signs of drug abuse in a loved one?
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Americans’ abuse of prescription painkillers has reached epidemic proportions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC estimates that 15,000 people die every year in this country from overdoses involving opioid or narcotic pain relievers.

While men are more likely to die from painkiller abuse, the number of deaths among women was up 400 percent between 1999 and 2010. “More women are dying at rates that we have never seen before,” said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden. “Stopping this epidemic in women — and men — is everyone’s business.”

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12 Things That Can Shorten Your Life

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A few key behaviors and health conditions could predict your chances of health and longevity for the next 10 years. Find out what they are.

Want to look 10 years into the future, and see how your health is holding up? Thanks to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, you now can. They developed a checklist, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which fairly accurately predicts a senior’s chance of surviving another decade, providing a unique opportunity for patients and physicians to work together to lessen key health risk factors and improve seniors’ quality of life, they say.

The UCSF analysis used a nationally representative cohort of U.S. adults over age 50. Point values were assigned to each factor in the mortality index (the higher the points, the worse the risk). A risk score was then calculated for each participant based on their self-reported health indicators. In the end, there was a dramatic difference: Participants with no risk factors had a 2.8 percent chance of dying over 10 years, while those with the most risks had a 96 percent chance of dying.

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‘Oldie But Goodie’ Posts

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THESE POST MIGHT BE WORTH A REVISIT!

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.Dolphin rescue:

https://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/amazing-rescue-of-beached-dolphins/

.James Bond of Robots:

https://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/the-james-bond-of-robots-vijay-kumar-at-ted2012/

.Awesome acts:

https://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/people-are-awesome-dons-version/

.Mountain ride:

https://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/coming-to-a-mountain-near-you/

.India and Pakistan border:

https://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/how-the-border-between-india-and-pakistan-is-closed-every-day/

.Impossible:

https://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/this-is-impossible-video/

.100 years:

https://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/100-years-in-10-minutes-1911-2011/

.Fusion:

https://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/worlds-most-powerful-laser-fired-by-american-scientists-in-pursuit-of-fusion-ignition/

.Dying:

https://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/what-happens-when-you-die-video/

.What does a heart attack feel like:

https://jtm71.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/what-does-a-heart-attack-feel-like/

.Diet soda:

https://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/how-diet-soda-may-cause-weight-gain-video/

.Fat:

https://jtm71.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/what-fat-can-do-to-you/

.No Tomorrow:

https://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/theres-no-tomorrow-2012/

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What Happens When You Die? (VIDEO)

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Hi everybody. Cara Santa Maria here. Perhaps you’re one of the eight million Americans who claim to have had a near-death experience. Did you see a bright white light at the end of a tunnel? Maybe you floated above yourself in an out-of-body experience. Overwhelmingly, people who’ve had so-called near-death symptoms report a calmness, lack of fear, and feeling of being one with the universe.

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