Mar
09
2009
2

How many students are homeschooled in the United States?

Homeschool stuff at Costco (photo by by tiffanywashko CC-BY)According to the 2007  NHES  survey, an estimated 1.5 million students are homeschooled in the United States.  In this survey students are considered to be homeschooled “if their parents reported them as being schooled at home instead of at a public or private school for at least part of their education and if their part-time [&hel[more...]

Mar
08
2009
0

How many Community Hospitals are there in the United States?

Hospital sign (photo by Paul8032 -CC-BY)According to the America Hospital Association (AHA), there are  4,897 Community Hospitals  out of a total of 5,708 registered hospitals in the U.S. Details Number of U.S. Community Hospitals – 4,897 Number of Federal Government Hospitals – 213 Number of Nonfederal Psychiatric Hospitals – 444 Number of Nonfederal Long Term Care Hospitals – 136 Number [&hel[more...]

Mar
02
2009
1

What is the size of the diet meal home delivery market?

Veal Chop with zone style salad (photo by Neeta Lind CC-BY)Diet meals and snacks delivered to your home is a convenient option for losing weight. Home delivery diets is one of the fasting growing segments in the weight loss industry. According to a recent research report, home delivery of prepared diet meals is worth approximately $1 billion. This is a rapidly growing market and it [&hel[more...]

Feb
27
2009
1

How many dog and cat owners are there in the United States?

Photo by  Qole Pejorian - CC-BYAccording to the AVMA (1),  there are more than 72 million pet dogs in the U.S. and nearly 82 million pet cats. Ownership A little more than 43 million households own dogs and nearly 37.5 million households own cats. The average number of dogs per household is 1.7. Cat owning households have an average of [&hel[more...]

Feb
26
2009
0

How many pharmacies are there in the United States?

(Photo by Clean Wal-Mart CC-BY)There are more than 56,000 pharmacies in the United States. The NACDS  reports that there are over 39,000 pharmacies operated by traditional chain pharmacy companies, supermarkets and mass merchants. In addition there are  nearly 17,000 independent pharmacies. (1) Walgreens and CVS dominate the drug store chain market with the largest number of stores and the highest [&hel[more...]

Jan
22
2009
2

Is Tanorexia a tanning dependence?

Tanning in the sun (photo by foundphotoslj,  CC-BY)Tanorexia is a word used to describe an unhealthy obsession with tanning. Just as people with anorexia nervosa see themselves as fat, when they are actually very thin, people who tan excessively think they are too pale when they really have a deep tan.Celebrities who have deep dark tans include actor George Hamilton, fashion designers [&hel[more...]

Jan
19
2009
0

Was Kara DioGuardi a Judge on American Idol?

Idol  (photo by azrainman - CC-BY)If you’re an American Idol fan you’ll know. Kara DioGuardi was American Idol’s fourth judge joining  Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson on Season Eight of  reality based TV show “Idol.”  That  year’s premiere took place on January 13, 2009. Kara DioGuardi is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, record producer, and singer who has collaborated with [&hel[more...]

Jan
08
2009
1

What are some tips on saving money on prescription drugs?

Money Pills 3 (photo by klynslis  - CC-BY)Here are a few tips for saving money on your medications. 1. Ask your doctor if there is a lower cost generic drug available. 2. Shop around. Did you know that the price of commonly prescribed drugs varies significantly among pharmacies in the same city? 3. Purchase your medications from an online pharmacy 4. Use a [&hel[more...]

Jan
04
2009
4

What is an easy recipe for Cola de Mono?

Long tail Macaque monkey (photo by robstephaustralia - CC-BY)The holiday beverage that Chileans enjoy during the Christmas holiday season is called Cola de Mono. Cola de Mono literally means Monkey Tail. People in Chile say it’s called Monkey tail because after you drink it you’ll be swinging from the trees like a monkey.  Other origins of the name can be found here. The [&hel[more...]

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