And The Best Place For An Active Lifestyle Is …

Omaha, Neb, is the home of Warren Buffett, the College Baseball World Series, and — take it from me — an above-average tea shop. It’s also the best place for people with an active lifestyle. So says Wallet Hub, a website the purports to provide helpful information for consumers and owners of small businesses. Evaluating…
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Not Dependent, Just Drinking A Lot

People who drink too much are alcoholics, or at least are alcohol-dependent. Right? Usually not, according to a study that appears today in Preventing Chronic Disease, the journal of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nine out of 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics and aren’t alcohol-dependent, the study…
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Ebola Hysteria

Confusion seems to continue to circle around Ebola. When I interviewed Dr. Johan Bakken, an infectious disease specialist at St. Luke’s, earlier this week, he placed the blame on — ahem — the media. “As a reporter you know that sensations sell better than plain facts,” he told me. Touche. My guess is that misinformation…
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The Salty 10

Question: What are the 10 biggest sources of sodium in the diets of American schoolchildren? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control Prevention named the salty 10 as part of a “Vital Signs” report, released today, on sodium consumption among U.S. kids. The report concludes that more than 90 percent of U.S. children, ages 6 to…
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Hard-hitting Obesity Campaign

The media folks at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta put together a series of powerful commercials to call attention to childhood obesity.