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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Do You Know?...

  1. Some 79% of women know what they weighed in high school; but just 32% know their current cholesterol.
  2. Restaurant goers choose drinks, sides and desserts with up to 131% more calories when they think the main dish is healthy vs. when they don't.
  3. We're more scared of going blind than of having cancer, a stroke or heart disease.
  4. We spend just 30 minutes a year, on average, with a primary care doc. That's 10 minutes less than needed to meet government recommendations for preventive care.
  5. Retail sales of five leading prescription painkillers rose 90% between 1997 and 2005.