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Sep 30th

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Straight-up talk about testosterone

Straight-up talk about testosteroneIt's almost impossible to turn on the TV or open a newspaper (or website) without hearing about testosterone deficiency in men. We're barraged with information that ranges from scientifically correct concerns about a very real medical condition, to completely unsubstantiated claims about "miracle" supplements that promise to do everything from improving a man's mood and sex drive to giving him a body that would rival that of his favorite action hero. On the other hand, clinicians (and, in some cases, the FDA) are concerned about overuse of testosterone treatments, the effects of testosterone supplements on men and boys who don't have a testosterone problem, and the overall value and safety of these treatments.
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Politics plaguing school lunches

Politics plaguing school lunchesIf you haven't heard, the national 2010 legislation requiring schools to include more whole grains, vegetables and fruits at the cost of gradually reducing starch, sodium and calories is under attack by the big-food-corporation-funded School Nutrition Association.
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Chemicals and obesity

Chemicals and obesityDear EarthTalk: I've heard that, above and beyond our bad eating and lifestyle habits, some chemicals in everyday products are contributing to the obesity problem. Can you explain?
-- Alyssa Israel, Fairfield, CT
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Ehlinger discusses extreme health disparities

Ehlinger discusses extreme health disparitiesOn Friday, July 18, 2014, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties will host Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Dr. Edward Ehlinger, who will address Minnesota's considerable health-related disparities and discuss strategies to reduce health inequities across the state.
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Healthy kids equals healthy minds

Healthy kids equals healthy mindsDid you know that vaccines help keep children and teens healthy? And staying well helps them stay in school! Healthy students are able to pay better attention and participate in class.
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Men's health and the environment

Men's health and the environmentDear EarthTalk: We often see and read reports about environmental threats to women's health, but aren't there also concerns about which men should be especially vigilant? -- Jay Walsh, Boston, MA
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Mayo Clinic: BMI measurement may be missing 25 percent of children who could be considered obese

Mayo Clinic: BMI measurement may be missing 25 percent of children who could be considered obeseROCHESTER, Minn. — Physicians using body mass index (BMI) to diagnose children as obese may be missing 25 percent of kids who have excess body fat despite a normal BMI, which can be a serious concern for long-term health, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online today in Pediatric Obesity.
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