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In Case You Missed Them: Five Health Highlights This Week

Just in case you were away on a blissful vacation this week and missed the news...or were too busy to notice...

Here's some of the top health news from the week.


Life Expectancy in the U.S. Hits Record High of 78 Years (but is better health - or better medicine - keeping us alive longer? And before you celebrate, know this: There are two dozen countries where people have a longer life expectancy than we do. Hmm...something's wrong somewhere...)

Get Your Antioxidants in Popcorn (a good excuse to indulge in your favorite snack - but hold the butter)

Some Baby Boomers are Still Getting High (even 40 years post Woodstock)

CDC Releases New Swine Flu Guidelines for Businesses (it's important to stay home when you're sick)

Binge Drinking and Older Adults (not just a problem on college campuses)

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