Report Card on Obesity

Efforts to reduce obesity rates in the U.S. appear to be working. During the past year obesity rates remained steady in all but one state, Arkansas. This is good news, as rates have been climbing for the past 30 years. Obesity remains very high though, and the nation's future health depends on further reductions. PositiveTip:…

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Smokeless Tobacco and Teens

The use of smokeless tobacco among adolescents and teens continues at just over 5% prevalence in middle and high school students in the U.S. This data comes from the National Youth Tobacco Survey. In spite of tough approaches to cigarette use, distribution of smokeless tobacco products are not prohibited. While the use of 'chaw' may…

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Chlamydia Infections at All-Time High

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that in 2010 more than 1.3 million cases of sexually transmitted Chlamydia trachomatis were reported--the largest number of cases ever reported for any condition. This represents a 5.1% increase since 2009. Researchers say that more screening, better tests, and more complete reporting contribute to this increase, but they…

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