Consumer Reports

Texting While Mowing? No Wonder Injuries Are Up

Posted on 07/11/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYes, we know that mowing the lawn can be boring and sweaty and slow. But really, drinking beer while you mow? Talking on the phone? Texting?? People, those mowers can be dangerous! A new poll by Consumer Reports unveiled some of our most dangerous mowing habits —  just in time for a frightening tally of how many Americans suffer lawn mower-related injuries each year, a large percentage of them to older adults. More than 250,000 Americans are treated for lawn mower …

And The Winner of “Best Diet” Is… (You’ll Be Surprised)

Posted on 06/7/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthEver heard of the DASH diet? A new ranking of major diet plans says the government-developed DASH plan is the best overall whether your goal is weight loss, controlling diabetes or staying heart-healthy. U.S. News and World Reports, the news magazine better known for its annual college rankings, this week issued its first-ever ranking of 20 popular diet programs based on the recommendations of a panel of 22 health experts. The panel gave top marks to Weight Watchers as the …