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Jan 26th


Politics plaguing school lunches

Politics plaguing school lunchesIf you haven't heard, the national 2010 legislation requiring schools to include more whole grains, vegetables and fruits at the cost of gradually reducing starch, sodium and calories is under attack by the big-food-corporation-funded School Nutrition Association.

Chemicals and obesity

Chemicals and obesityDear EarthTalk: I've heard that, above and beyond our bad eating and lifestyle habits, some chemicals in everyday products are contributing to the obesity problem. Can you explain?
-- Alyssa Israel, Fairfield, CT

Ehlinger discusses extreme health disparities

Ehlinger discusses extreme health disparitiesOn Friday, July 18, 2014, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties will host Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Dr. Edward Ehlinger, who will address Minnesota's considerable health-related disparities and discuss strategies to reduce health inequities across the state.

Healthy kids equals healthy minds

Healthy kids equals healthy mindsDid you know that vaccines help keep children and teens healthy? And staying well helps them stay in school! Healthy students are able to pay better attention and participate in class.

Men's health and the environment

Men's health and the environmentDear EarthTalk: We often see and read reports about environmental threats to women's health, but aren't there also concerns about which men should be especially vigilant? -- Jay Walsh, Boston, MA

Mayo Clinic: BMI measurement may be missing 25 percent of children who could be considered obese

Mayo Clinic: BMI measurement may be missing 25 percent of children who could be considered obeseROCHESTER, Minn. — Physicians using body mass index (BMI) to diagnose children as obese may be missing 25 percent of kids who have excess body fat despite a normal BMI, which can be a serious concern for long-term health, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online today in Pediatric Obesity.

Seniors need extra care to beat the heat

Seniors need extra care to beat the heatSummer is fast approaching. The days will be long. Your grandchildren will be out of school. You will want to spend time outdoors enjoying barbecues and other activities that are part of this season.
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