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Improved walking environments can benefit mental health

By Robbie Webber For years doctors have been telling us that being physically active is one of the best strategies for staying healthy. And the benefits are not just from running or working up a sweat at the gym; something as simple as a brisk walk can significantly improve health. Now medical

Two new studies shed light on the link between transportation and health

By Bill Holloway Two new studies affirm the links between transportation, urban design, and health. One study, conducted in England, determined that providing free transit passes to senior citizens significantly increased their level of physical activity, and a second study in Canada affirmed the

Study: Grandma and Grandpa driving more safely

You may not believe it, but Grandma and Grandpa are driving more safely than they did a decade ago. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, older drivers are driving more safely in recent years reports the Chicago Tribune. A study commissioned by the IIHS says that drivers 70