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To School or Not to School

Should we send children back to school during a pandemic? A year ago, attending school would have been mandatory. Now it’s up to the parents. How have parents made this difficult decision, and what is the CDC’s advice? On their website, there is a “School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers and Guardians.” [1] The purpose…

Combating the Obesity Epidemic

Over the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The obesity epidemic has come to the forefront of America’s health agenda in the past years, and even the First Lady has taken on the issue since entering the White House…

The Reach of Ebola

Dr. Mark Manary spent two weeks in Sierra Leone this past July and witnessed a “total disruption in society.” As of November 11, 14,413 cases and 5,177 deaths due to the Ebola outbreak have been reported. Actual numbers are thought to be much higher. But what do those numbers mean? Who are these people being…

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