Finley Engineering 401K Plan Review

This is the link to the recorded Teams Conference on the Finley 401K Plan held on 2-2-2022. Shawn Van Winkle from Principal reviewed the Principal website and Matt Brett from UBS reviewed the Plan features, performance and investment considerations for 2022.


Copy of PowerPoint Slide Deck from Matt Brett

What Is Average Blood Pressure by Age?

Do you know your blood pressure numbers?  When was the last time you checked it?  Read more here.

Blood pressure (BP) measures the force pressed against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body.

Average blood pressure differs by sex and tends to rise with age. It’s important to know how blood pressure affects your health.

This article will cover how doctors differentiate between “normal” blood pressure and hypertension (high blood pressure). It will also discuss the health risks involved with hypertension, how you can monitor your blood pressure, and when you should call your doctor.

6 Items You Should Clean More Often Than You Do

No matter how often or how vigorously you clean, you can still have myriad household germs lurking around your home. Unbeknownst to you, invisible microbes like viruses and bacteria might be making you sick.

A 2013 study published in Infection and Immunity shows bacterial infections like Streptococcus pyogenes (strep throat) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumonia) could remain active for “extended periods of time,” resulting in one possible way infections are transmitted from person-to-person.

Where are all these little buggers hanging out? Here, we look at six places you don’t realize household germs are hiding. But before you get thoroughly creeped out, we’ll tell you what you can do to make your home less hospitable to them.


Your Sense of Smell Can Return After COVID—But It Can Get Weird

Key Takeaways
The loss of the sense of smell (anosmia) is a common symptom of COVID-19—in fact, it happens more often than fever or respiratory symptoms.
Researchers have found that in COVID—as in other viral infections—the loss of the sense of smell is related to how the virus attacks the cells in the back of the nose.
A lost sense of smell may come back slowly after an illness, but for some people, it may not return completely—or at all. When the sense of smell does come back, things that should smell good smell might smell bad at first—a condition called parosmia.

Read more here.

The Delta Variant May Cause Different COVID-19 Symptoms

Key Takeaways

  • The Delta variant may be changing which COVID-19 symptoms are most common.
  • More people are reporting cold-like symptoms such as headaches and sore throats as opposed to a loss of taste and sense of smell.
  • The overall range of symptoms for COVID-19 hasn’t changed, so watch out for all the known symptoms, including the ones that might now be less common.


Read more about Delta variant symptoms here.