Friday, January 2, 2009

Good News from Margaret 01/02/2009

Smoking ban leads to major drop in heart attacks

“A smoking ban in one Colorado city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations within three years, a sign of just how serious a health threat secondhand smoke is, government researchers said Wednesday. The study, the longest-running of its kind, showed the rate of hospitalized cases dropped 41 percent in the three years after the ban of workplace smoking in Pueblo, Colo., took effect. There was no such drop in two neighboring areas, and researchers believe it's a clear sign the ban was responsible.”

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Help kids make healthy choices when eating out

"Two-for-one deals, kids-eats-free night, complimentary appetizers or desserts ... they can all save families money, but a good value and a good meal are two
different things."

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Running is About More Than Just Winning

“When I began running about 8 years ago, I started running so that I could keep in shape, look and feel better, compete in races, and relieve stress … oh, and I also did it for my own glory. About three years ago I had a conversion, and have since began to finally live the life I was meant to, a life with and for the Lord. It is wonderful how after the Lord calls you; you begin to look differently at how you go about things in your life and with about what motivates you. Today, I still run to keep in shape, relieve stress, and to compete in races … only now, I do it for God’s glory.”

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Gardening To Do List - January in the Garden

“The catalogs have arrived and we all have grand visions of our new, improved gardens. But right now about all most of us can do is get things pruned and ready for new growth. If you live in a warmer climate, I hope you're taking advantage of the cool, wet months of winter to indulge in sweet peas and salad greens.”

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New PrintStiks Promise More Mobility (PC Magazine)

"Though we had mixed emotions about Planon's portable Printstik PS910, the fact that it can print from most BlackBerry models was an exciting pro for this unusual mobile printer. PlanOn's newest models, the PrintStik 900 and 905, take the paradigm one step further, by offering printing from any smartphone or PDA."

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