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June 16, 2011
I'VE ALWAYS ASSUMED that women live longer than men, which is why I joke with female friends scattered across the country that we'll all meet up in nursing homes when we're little old ladies. We tell each other that we're going to stick together and that one day we'll be taking bus trips to New York and to Atlantic City. But now here comes new info saying that American women in many areas of the United States die at earlier ages than they did even a generation ago. And two of the leading reasons for why this is are things women can do something about: obesity and smoking.
NEWS
May 15, 2011
Retirement planning is no small task. Ideally, you start it in your 20s - though not everyone has the forethought. For the rest of us, these sites provide some direction. Social Security may have an uncertain future, but for now the retirement planner at the Social Security Online site is not a bad place to start investigating the steps to take to prepare for old age. Links go to instructions for applying for benefits and tell when to do so. An eerie life-expectancy calculator will tell you, statistically, how much longer you can expect to live.
NEWS
March 24, 1986 | BY THE ECONOMIST
Winter visitors to Moscow can only admire the healthy determination of the heads bobbing up and down in the steam that rises from the open-air swimming pool down by the Moskva River, not far from the Kremlin. Like every country, Russia has its health freaks. Yet even to the untrained eye, it looks a far from healthy place to live. The diet is poor by Western standards. So is public hygiene (only the foolhardy or the desperate could brave the foul odors and primitive equipment of the public lavatories)
NEWS
December 8, 2002 | By Robert F. O'Neill INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
"We have met the enemy and he is us," declared Pogo years ago in the funny pages. The late Walt Kelly's comic-strip character might well have been referring to older adults who know the path to a longer and healthier life but don't take it. That was the message delivered by Robert Cox, senior investigator at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, during a seminar at the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center in Wynnewood. Cox, 65, conducts research related to cardiovascular disease at the Lankenau Institute, on the grounds of Lankenau Hospital, also in Wynnewood.
NEWS
January 19, 1994 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
THE SUN ALSO RISES OVER LA RUE ERNEST HEMINGWAY Ernest Hemingway didn't really need a street named after him to immortalize his love affair with Paris, but city officials went ahead and did it anyway. La Rue Ernest Hemingway will be a new street in a redevelopment area of southwestern Paris along the Seine River, a city spokeswoman said. The block-long street will connect Rue Leblanc and Boulevard du General Martial Valin and will border the new Georges Pompidou Hospital.
NEWS
February 21, 2005 | By Mark McDonald INQUIRER FOREIGN STAFF
A 90-pound chunk of masonry breaks off the facade of a high-rise building and crushes a man on the sidewalk below. Another man, stumbling home from a late-night party, falls in the street, passes out, and freezes to death. Two men break into a railroad yard and die after drinking several quarts of industrial solvent from a tanker car. There are so many odd and horrible ways to die in Russia that it's almost no surprise the average Russian man isn't expected to see his 59th birthday.
NEWS
December 13, 1986 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
The Golden Child whisks Eddie Murphy from Beverly Hills to the foothills of the Himalayas. The move may expand his horizons, but it severely limits Murphy and mutes his usually riotous brand of comedy. After Beverly Hills Cop became a box-office phenomenon in 1984, there was much speculation in Hollywood about what Murphy would do for an encore - other than the inevitable Beverly Hills Cop II. The Golden Child represents a curious choice: a hybrid of the more familiar Murphy humor and a tongue-in- cheek Spielbergian adventure replete with special effects from George Lucas.
NEWS
October 15, 1990 | BY JILL PORTER
Most of us already know that too much of a good thing can be bad for you. But now we find out that too little of a bad thing can be bad for you, too. Cholesterol, to be exact. According to a study published last week, lowering cholesterol reduces your chance of dying from heart disease, which most of us already know. But lowering cholesterol also increases your chance of committing suicide, being murdered or otherwise dying violently or accidentally. I'm not making this up. According to a University of Pittsburgh researcher, for every 100,000 people who cut their cholesterol, there are 28 fewer heart-related deaths - but there are 29 more deaths from suicide, homicide and accidents.
REAL_ESTATE
June 30, 1991 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tony Vizzi rarely gives no for an answer. Especially if the question is "Can you restore my old roof?" "Old roofs can be repaired," the Pottstown roofer insists. "A contractor who says the materials are no longer available is either uninformed or giving you false information. " Eleven years ago, Vizzi was a carpenter, building kitchen cabinets and counter tops. He took a job with friend, who, as a marketing tool, was repairing slate roofs. No one else was. "It was a highly skilled craft, which I liked.
SPORTS
August 26, 2010
WE SHOULD CARE, and we do. We all want to enjoy a long and healthy life, and most of us wish that for everyone else. Still, the harsh truth is that this will not change things. The other day, we learned that former Eagles fullback Kevin Turner was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - Lou Gehrig's disease. There is no cure for ALS, and the 41-year-old Turner said he as been told by various doctors that he has anywhere from 2 to 15 years to live. Turner said he believes the disease is a result of playing football.
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NEWS
June 27, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - Gov. Christie seemed to play coy Thursday night on his presidential plans even as people with knowledge of his intentions said he would announce a campaign next week. The Republican governor will make the announcement Tuesday at Livingston High School, in the North Jersey town where he grew up, two sources confirmed to The Inquirer. The planned announcement was first reported Thursday by WNYC. On his monthly radio show Thursday night, Christie said he had not decided whether to run. "There's been absolutely no final decision made by me," Christie said on NJ 101.5's Ask the Governor program.
SPORTS
June 26, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - What will Sam Hinkie do? That's perhaps the biggest question in Philadelphia, if not the NBA. The 76ers general manager has many options heading into the NBA draft Thursday night at the Barclays Center. Although he has remained quiet throughout the process, the common belief is that Hinkie will take Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell with the third overall pick. Citing several league sources, CBSSports.com reported that the Sixers are interested in trading up with the Minnesota Timberwolves (first pick)
BUSINESS
June 26, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc. buys Philadelphia's Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment in a $35 million deal expected to close June 30, don't expect the Tennessee company to stand pat. "This is a facility that needs immediate expansion because of the demand for services," Acadia chairman and chief executive Joey A. Jacobs said this month at an investors conference. Einstein Healthcare Network is selling the 147-bed Belmont Center, which had an operating loss of $1.9 million on $38 million in revenue in the year ended June 30, 2014.
NEWS
June 24, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA Regional Rail trains will be more crowded than usual this summer, as crews take railcars out of service to install equipment needed for a new "positive train control" system. SEPTA said "10 or more" cars in the 351-car fleet will be out of service at any given time for the upgrades until at least November. That will mean many trains, which are often six cars long, will be shortened by at least one car. And that will mean packed conditions for passengers in the remaining cars.
SPORTS
June 18, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford even answered a question Tuesday, he confessed that he does not know when he will be fully healthy. However, even though Bradford is not yet participating in 11-on-11 drills during minicamp this week, he made it clear that he plans to take part in full-team work when training camp opens Aug. 2. "If I'm not ready for 11-on-11 by training camp, then I think something has gone terribly wrong," Bradford said....
SPORTS
June 12, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE PHILLIES had the worst record in baseball (22-39) going into yesterday's docket of major league games. They have scored the fewest runs (194) and they have the lowest team OPS (.645). Their starting pitching had the highest staff ERA (4.83) and their relief corps had the highest WHIP (1.45) among baseball's 30 teams. None of this should be considered too surprising. What would be surprising would be a repeat of last July, when general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. shockingly held on to every single one of his veteran players at the trade deadline.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
MM + CM = Baby M In nice, sweet news, excellent actress  Carey Mulligan  and Brit-Americana musico  Marcus Mumford , who live on a farm, told the 'void they are pregs! Carey's been fooling awards ceremonies for a few weeks! No weak names for us!! OK, as the world knows, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their first offspring North - who impossibly turns 2 on June 15. Now the world cries out to know: Will be there be another compass-point name?
SPORTS
June 6, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Tyler Phillips was in first grade, the teacher asked him and his classmates to write down their career ambition. "I wrote down that I wanted to play in the major leagues," said Phillips, a senior at Bishop Eustace Prep. "I wrote it down every year after that. " Phillips still is a long way from realizing his dream. But he could take a step closer if he is selected in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft next week. "He's got what the scouts are looking for," Bishop Eustace coach Sam Tropiano said.
SPORTS
May 31, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kiko Alonso thought he was in proper shape. The Eagles' new inside linebacker also thought he remembered what a Chip Kelly practice was like from his time at Oregon. But two years away from Kelly with the Buffalo Bills was long enough that Alonso still needed to adjust to the Eagles' practices this week during organized team activities. "I knew what to expect, but I definitely thought I'd be more in shape, but I was wrong," Alonso said. "I remember when I was in Buffalo, I was like I can't imagine going against the Eagles and that pace.
NEWS
May 20, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
U.S. airlines are expecting their busiest summer ever, with 222 million travelers - or 2.4 million a day - expected to fly between June 1 and August 31, Airlines for America, the industry group for U.S. carriers, said Monday. The 4.5 percent increase from last summer will include 31 million travelers on international flights. To accommodate the anticipated busy summer travel season, airlines are adding flights and seats, and deploying larger aircraft, said John Heimlich, chief economist for the Washington, D.C. trade group.
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