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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

This is for Health and Fitness, after all, we all hope to--"Live long and Prosper."



Dear Reader, I am passing on this e-mail, because I don't know about anyone else, but I did not know that May is National Bike Month. Then, again, with the U.S. growing weight problem, maybe every month should be one exercise month or another.

Celebrate National Bike Month with the Sierra Club.

Bike Month
Tell Congress and your governor: Americans want safer bike options to break our addiction to oil!

Bike Month
May is National Bike Month. And as a friend told me yesterday, "Biking feels like flying!"

It's true: On a bike, you can smell the flowers, feel the wind in your face, beat the traffic, and help the climate.

Everyone deserves access to clean, affordable transportation choices like biking -- but many communities don't have the infrastructure they need to safely replace car trips with biking. With your help, we can do better.

Celebrate Bike Month with the Sierra Club by telling Congress and your governor: Our communities need safe biking options.

What happens when a community gets safe biking options?

Well, thanks to a Department of Transportation pilot program, several communities in Missouri, California, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have seen more bikers and pedestrians, safer streets, and an estimated savings of 7,701 tons of climate pollution every year since 2010. 1

Biking isn't just fun -- it also beats paying $4 at the pump. If American drivers traded just one weekly four-mile car trip for a bike ride, we'd save $4.6 billion and 2 billion gallons of gas every year.

Tens of thousands of Americans will spend a little extra time on their bikes for National Bike Month, and I hope you'll join them. Start by letting decision makers know: We need safer biking infrastructure.

Tell Congress and your governor about these successes, and let them know: We need them to work with transportation officials for safer, climate-friendly transportation options.

We're proud to be partnering with the League of American Bicyclists, the National Council of La Raza, and other allies to make Bike Month a big success. Join us by contacting our elected leaders today -- and then hop on a bike for a new look at your community.

Thanks for all you do for our environment,

And for Your Own Health, may I add. After all, this is where I have experience, since I too am attempting to lose more weight. I have joined a gym, where I have stopped gaining weight, but I have yet to reach my first goal. Dear Lord, Have Mercy, losing weight after age 50 is not easy.


Get Set for Spring Allergy Season
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5 Myths About Allergies
Not everything you hear about allergies is true. There are a handful of myths. Fall for them and you might head down the wrong treatment path -- one that leads away from the relief you need. Common myths might also spur you to make ineffective changes to your environment or lifestyle. The fix: Ask your family doctor or immunologist about any new medications, home remedies, or lifestyle changes you've heard about before you try them. . . .
Oh, I do feel for anyone who suffers from Seasonal Allergies, especially this year, since there is much talk that since the United States had such a mild weather this past winter, there are many experts calling for the worst allergy season than ever before. I hope that they are wrong, but all too often when the news is bad that is when they are all too often correct.

Why emergency rooms don't close the health care gap

That Editor's note: Dr. Aaron E. Carroll is an associate professor and vice chair of health policy and outcomes research in the department of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He blogs about health policy at The Incidental Economist and tweets at @aaronecarroll.
(CNN) -- For decades, the attempts at health care reform have aimed to increase access. The United States is one of the few industrialized nations in the world that does not provide universal health care to its citizens. And repeatedly, those who oppose it have been forced to argue that access isn't the problem some make it out to be. Why?
The emergency department, they say. After all, it is a commonly held belief that no one can be denied care there. So -- in essence -- everyone can get free health care if they need it. We have a universal system after all. . . .

This is  yet another reason why--WE AMERICANS NEED OBAMA-CARE--THIS IS YET MORE EVIDENCE THAT OBAMA-CARE WILL SAVE LIVES--IF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS THE 'PRO-LIFE' PARTY THEN WHY--OH WHY DO AWAY WITH SOMETHING THAT CAN AND WILL SAVE LIVES????   REPUBLICANS BECOME THE 'PRO-LIFE' PARTY BY KEEPING OBAMA-CARE, INSTEAD OF THE 'PRO-GREED' PARTY BY SIDING WITH 'BIG BUSINESS' ALL THE TIME. 
YES, IT IS A SAD REALITY--THAT DISPITE THE LIVES THAT WILL BE SAVED WITH OBAMA-CARE---OBAMA-CARE WILL COST THE INSURANCE COMPANIES--THE ALMIGHTY--THE ALL SACRED -- THE HOLY OF HOLIES-- THE $$$DOLLAR$$$BUT SHOULD NOT LIFE BE MORE VALUABLE THAN MERE Money?!?!?!?!?!?