Soybean Oil: The Newest Nutritional Villain?

A diet high in soybean oil causes more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose, a sugar commonly found in soda and processed foods, according to a new study.

Sun and Water Safety Tips for Summer

Summer is a season when outdoor activity increases. Unfortunately, so can the number of skin cancers. There are more cases of skin cancer each year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. In fact, of the seven most common cancers, melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is the only type of cancer that is on the rise.

How To Reduce Your Tax 
Burden In Retirement

Retirement should represent an opportunity to enjoy life after decades of hard work and saving.

But it doesn’t always turn out that way, even with people who saved wisely, says Gary Marriage Jr., CEO of Nature Coast Financial Advisors (

Maybe it’s because of worries that those savings won’t last. Or maybe it’s just an inability to adjust after years in the labor force.


Essential Apps for People With Limited Mobility

Smartphone apps have revolutionized the way we go about our everyday lives. Whether you need directions, advice about local restaurants, or are trying to find the weekend weather forecast, as they say in the Apple commercials, “There’s an app for that”. Here is a list of apps specifically designed for people with mobility challenges to help make their day-to-day lives easier.

Parking Mobility for iTunes and Android = Free 

“Successful Aging” Linked to Harmful Drinking Among Over 50s

The over 50s who are “successful agers”-- healthy, active, sociable, and well off--are more at risk of harmful drinking than their less successful peers, concludes research published in July 2015 the online journal BMJ Open.

A release from the publisher notes that the researchers warn that harmful drinking is a "middle class phenomenon" which may be a hidden health and social problem in otherwise successful older people. The team for explicit guidelines on alcohol consumption for this group.


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