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New research center measures impact of racism on healthcare

Nov. 20, 2021 01:02 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota opened a new research center in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic that measures the impact of racism on chronic health inequities among people of color in Minnesota. The Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 29, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

The (McComb) Enterprise-Journal. Sept. 28, 2021. Editorial: Marijuana Bill Is An Improvement It’s often easy to criticize the Mississippi Legislature, which like any group of elected officials is composed of people with vastly differing...

Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

Sep. 16, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers. Childhood obesity has been increasing for decades, but the new work suggests an acceleration last year — especially in those who already...