Tag Archives: obesity epidemic

Damning report on state of U.S. health care

August 28, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Americans are living longer these days — an average of 78.2 years now — but we are sicker. Our senior years are increasingly marked by chronic illness or disability. The landmark study compared the U.S. with 34 other […]

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Does “back to school” have to mean sick days?

August 17, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  The kids are heading back to school and you know what that means — germs, millions of them. With all the disinfectant wipes in retail stores and hand sanitizers in schools these days, you would think this would mean a reduction in germs and therefore less sick days for children and […]

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Ways to avoid food temptations

August 20, 2012

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Two-thirds of the U.S. population over 20 years old is overweight and one-third of those are obese. Worldwide, there are more than a billion overweight adults. Some statistics implicate both the food industry and respective governments in the obesity epidemic. Food processing is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the U.S.; the domestic market […]

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