Drinking coffee may help you live longer? A new study that tracked the health and coffee consumption of more than 400,000 older adults for nearly 14 years found that coffee drinkers were less likely to ‘die’ from such heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke or diabetes. In fact, the study claims, men and women who averaged four or five cups of coffee (yes, DECAF was an option) per day had the lowest risk of death. The findings have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. www.ndtv.com/article/world/drinking-coffee-can-help-you-live-longer-study-212205
Its National Women’s Health Week: The Gateway YWCA is hosting a special morning focusing on Women’s health this Friday (May 18) from 10:30am to 2pm. Break out sessions and a light lunch will be provided. The event is FREE. Pre-registration requested. For more information call: 354-1589 X-303
Liberty Hospice is in need of patient volunteers. Mandatory volunteer training sessions start TODAY (THUR, May 17) at High Rock Community Church in Lexington. http://www.libertyhomecare.com/ Contact: Glenda Walters@ 472-1080FYI: Medicare requires the 12 hour training before anyone can volunteer. You must attend all 3 sessions. Volunteers needed in Lexington, Salisbury, Thomasville and Winston-Salem.
Only 1 in 4 Sunscreens are considered ‘safe and effective’?? According to the Environmental Working Group’s 2012 Sunscreen Guide, only 25% of 800 tested sunscreens provide protection for your skin without using potentially harmful ingredients. Bottom line: Make sure that your sunscreen has ‘broad spectrum’ UVA and UVB protection. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=664813 Recommendations: You need to use sunscreens that are free of specific ingredients such as oxybenzone (a chemical which absorbs ultraviolet light) and retinyl palmitate (a type of vitamin A).
Facebook will offer ‘more’ shares for sale when it goes public on Friday. 421 million shares or about 25% more than earlier mentioned. On Wednesday, General Motors will stop all of its paid advertising on Facebook. The reason: The ads on Facebook have not been effective. In a recent survey, the majority of people on Facebook say they ‘hardly ever’ or ‘never’ click on Facebook ads. FYI: GM, the third-largest advertiser in the US, spent about $10 million dollars a year to advertise on Facebook. RnR
It’s lights out in downtown Winston-Salem, for a good cause. Millions of migrating birds across the country die each year because of the night-time lighting in tall buildings. So, the Audubon Society is encouraging building owners across the nation to turn off more lights in order to protect the bird population. Winston-Salem joinsNew York andChicago to save migrating birds and save energy through the Lights Off campaign. http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/657648/lights-go-out-in-forsyth-county-to-save-energy-and-protect-migrating-birds
What’s Happening this weekend:
Old Salem hosting its Spring Festival and Pottery Fair this Saturday (May 19) from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Over 30 area potters will be on-hand. Phone: 721-7350 www.oldsalem.org
Greek Festival going on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Greek Orthodox Church off Country Club Road in Winston-Salem. Food, crafts, live music and dancing. www.wsgoc.org 765-7145
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
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