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In U.S., 38 percent of adults and 17 percent of kids are now obese, CDC study says

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times

June 7, 2016

Filed under News

How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies squander hundreds of millions of dollars? By trying to fight America's obesity epidemic.Two new studies show that the best efforts of ...

What you need to know about Zika from the head of the CDC

By Chuck Raasch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

May 31, 2016

Filed under News

Mosquito season is here, and with it comes the possibility of the Zika virus, a relatively new health risk in the continental United States, especially for pregnant women.The virus has been found to cause microcephaly, which attac...

Nearly 8 in 10 public pools in CDC study failed routine safety inspections

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times

May 19, 2016

Filed under News

Summer's right around the corner, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is here to remind you that there's nothing like a dip in a public pool — a place where you might encounter tiny bits of fecal matter, parasit...

5 things you should know about the Zika virus

By Rianne Coale, RedEye, Chicago

February 2, 2016

Filed under News

The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika--pronounced ZEE-kah--virus has been declared a global emergency by the U.N.'s World Health Organization.Prior to 2015, major outbreaks of Zika occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Isl...

Opinion: Nationwide is not on your side

By Austin Miller, @AMiller_DE

February 3, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Seahawks fans were not the only people crying after Sunday’s Super Bowl.The big game draws in every die-hard football fan, but also an audience of people who could not point to Green Bay, Wis., on a map. Some watch for the ...

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