Is Tobacco a Threat to Health & Development?

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Every year, on the last day of May, a worldwide initiative goes into action to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, as well as advocate for policies that will reduce tobacco consumption. Continue reading “Is Tobacco a Threat to Health & Development?” »

Kansas and Missouri: The Truth About Obesity Rates

 

Obesity puts around 78 million Americans at an increased risk for a range of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. According to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, almost one in every three adults in Kansas and Missouri is clinically obese. The wild rates of obesity across the nation are nothing new. Better Policies for a Healthier America notes that obesity rates nationwide have stabilized, however, the stable level is much too high. Continue reading “Kansas and Missouri: The Truth About Obesity Rates” »