According to Signature services, the Pacific Northwest is the best place to be. And everyone else is catching on for good reason. Washington and Oregon have a lot to offer, let’s examine below.
The PNW has amazing amenities for your social life. There are 17 wine growing regions in Oregon and nine in Washington. This amounts to 540 wineries in Oregon and 690 wineries in Washington. Drink up!
If you’re a beer lover, don’t worry. Washington grows most of the United States hops with Oregon close behind. There’s 172 brewing companies in Oregon and 146 brewers in Washington. An impressive fact is that 53% of all draft beer brewed in Oregon is consumed in Oregon. Great example of the Eat Local movement!
The Seattle-Tacoma area is ranked #13 of the most “restaurant-crazed” cities in the US. There’s over 11,300 restaurants and 22.9 restaurants per 10,000 citizens. Portland is close behind at #15 with 22.5 restaurants per 10,000 citizens and a total of 7,200 restaurants. Amazingly, the smaller town of Bend, OR comes in at number 3 with 25.9 restaurants per 10,000 residents and a total of 300 restaurants!
Getting out and about is another great quality that the PNW has. There’s 196 state parks in Oregon and 142 state parks in Washington. Both states rank high in the US’s most active cities, happiest cities, and bike friendly cities.
There’s plenty more to read. See more in the infographic below.
Have insurance? Thats great, but you will probably still have to pay some money, and it could be more than your home is worth! Find out how much medical compensation you will receive from an infographic released by ProvidedFor, a medical insurance provider.
Brain damage warrants £200,000 from your provider. Do you think that will be enough? A fractured nose will fetch £9,000 while a cheek fracture brings about £8000. If you lose your sight and hearing, insurers typically pay out £250,000 while blindness alone pays £130,000. Each year, over one million people attend the hospital following a head injury.
If you lose both arms, you may receive £150,000 while if you lose both hands, you can receive £100,000. Compare that to if you lose your reproductive organs. Females can be paid around £85,000 while males can receive £75,000. Interesting how losing your arms or hands, which brings about incredible changes in your life, most likely requiring 24 hour care isn’t all that far from losing your ability to have children, which aside from that devastating loss doesn’t bring about as significant of a life change.
See more in the infographic below.
BMI Healthcare has released an infographic titled “How to Live to 100.” Everyone wants a long and meaningful life, who really ever wants to “live fast and die young?” So read on for some tips for getting to the 1-0-0.
For children, currently only 51% of boys are meeting recommended activity levels in the UK and 30% of children are overweight. An active lifestyle and a healthy weight go a long ways in extending your lifespan. Help your children by being an example and walking or biking to school with them. Play frisbee or football in the park on the weekends or encourage them to join sports teams.
Nutrition is an important factor to maintaining a healthy weight. A packed lunch should contain starches, protein, vegetables and fruit. A sandwich is a great example, although there are plenty of ways to get creative and keep your children’s lunch interesting.
See more from teenagers to older adults in the infographic below.
Chances are, you know someone who has dementia. Whether its your grandparents or even your parents, Dementia is a collection of mental disorder symptoms, almost 100 different types. According to Affinity Training, Alzheimer’s accounts for 62% of all Dementia cases and its much more common than you might think:
- About 800,000 people in the UK have Dementia though many are not diagnosed
- one in three people over the age of 65 will develop Dementia in their lifetime
- There are more than 400,000 people living care homes in UK
- Dementia affects 80% of home care cases
- By 2021, Dementia cases is estimated to rise to 950,000
Read on in the infographic below for more information about Dementia.
It seems as if Asthma and allergies are becoming more common in the United States – if you don’t have it, odds are you know someone with Asthma and someone with allergies. This infographic from Oransi looks at just how common Asthma and allergies are and how they impact people’s lives. According to the infographic, 7.7% of the US population has Asthma and 55% of the population has tested positive for at least one allergen. More than 2 millions adults over 65 have Asthma. Further, 1 in 5 people have either Asthma symptoms or allergy symptoms. According to the infographic, it appears genetics play a large role in people developing Asthma or allergies – if one parent has Asthma, there are 33% odds of their child getting Asthma. Similarly, 70% of children with two parents who have allergies will develop allergies. To find out more about what causes Asthma and allergies, alongside what these conditions result in, read the infographic below.
Realizing that you have an addiction is only the first step towards recovery. While many will try, 9 out of 10 addicts will not have long-term success without help from a professional addiction treatment facility. Choosing to go to rehab is an important decision because it’s time-consuming and can be very expensive. Because of this, finding the right rehab for your needs is impertinent towards a long sober life. Learn about the steps of finding the right rehab facility for your needs.
Learn more and take the assessment at: iAddiction
Realizing that one has a problem with addiction is only the first step in the recovery process. Although some are successful, many recovering addicts need a strong amount of support to prevent relapse. This may include professional help, and finding the right treatment center for their needs can mean the difference between long-term recovery and relapse. Take the assessment here to find out what type of addiction treatment center would work best for you or your loved one.
Brushless DC (BLDC) motors play an important role in the medical field. They have made possible some significant medical advances. This infographic from Sinotech looks at 4 of these advances. The first is sleep apnea treatment – some people’s breathing stops or becomes shallow while sleeping. The solution is the continuous positive airway pressure respirator that regulates airway pressure to keep people breathing. The second significant area of advancement made possible by BLDC motors is bodily fluid testing. The third area is blood clot prevention – BLDC motors are an integral part of the pneumatic compression sock which delivers intermittent compression to keep blood circulating and prevent clotting. Finally, this infographic brings us to mobile breathing assistance. Due partly to BLDC motors, assisted breathing devices have become portable, allowing patients to walk around and be mobile.
Source: Delray Recovery Center
Ketamine was originally developed as a anesthetic, which was used in controlled doses on patients at the doctor’s discretion. When used in low doses, there are few side effects. However, the drug was picked up largely by the hippie culture in the mid-20th century. It became popular because ketamine had hallucinogenic qualities when taken in larger doses. Although not as widely known as other recreational drugs, ketamine is still found in nightclubs. It has developed a reputation as a date rape drug due to being relatively odorless and tasteless when mixed with drinks.
Poor health is an issue world wide but with such a large budget going towards health care, you would think that this isn’t an issue that faces the United States, right? Wrong. Through the distribution of funding, the US has ended up with a lower infant mortality rate than Cuba and a lower life expectancy than most other affluent industrialized nations. While America dedicates so much funding towards health care and social services, much of this benefit is lost – up to 30% of the budget is vaporized into administration costs. This is 20% more than in comparable countries. Read the infographic below from Solstice Medicine to learn more about deficiencies in the US health care system and the consequences of poor health.