Do you sit a lot during the day? Studies have shown that when a person spends too much time sitting, there can be health risks. These risks include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and higher cholesterol levels. Too much sitting may also lead to increased risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
There has been a lot of recent conversation about electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes for short.
Some e-cigarettes resemble traditional cigarettes, but many do not. They are battery-operated products which deliver nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals which are inhaled by the user. Many include a LED light at the end to mimic the glow of a burning cigarette. However, they do not produce smoke, but a vapor which is a compound of chemicals — hence the popular term of “vaping” instead of smoking.
It is estimated that in 2013, 640,000 Kentuckians, or 14.9 percent of the state’s population, are uninsured. You never know when you might be in a car accident or become ill and need medical attention. The cost or treatment could run into many thousands of dollars.
In Kentucky the affordable healthcare insurance plan is Kynect. The easiest way to learn more about Kentucky's plan is by going online to kyenroll.ky.gov/ or call 855-459-6328.
Rosalie Metcalf Bell of Wyanet, Ill. will celebrate her 95th birthday on Feb. 9, 2014.
She was born Feb 9, 1919, in Athertonville, and lived in LaRue County several years before moving to Illinois.
She retired from Harper Wyman in Princeton, Ill., and also worked at Hollywood Vasserette and Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
In the late 1950's Rosalie and her former husband, the late Donald Bell, managed the Blue Ribbon Luncheonette located in the Hodgenville square beneath the Masonic Lodge across from the statue of Abraham Lincoln.