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What is MyPlate?  Few Americans know or heed America's Nutrition Guide

What is MyPlate? Few Americans know or heed America’s Nutrition Guide

Here’s a quick quiz: What replaced the Food Pyramid, the government’s guide to healthy eating that lasted nearly 20 years? If you’re confused, you’re not alone. More than a decade after Department of Agriculture officials abandoned the pyramid, few Americans have heard of MyPlate, a plate-shaped logo that emphasizes fruits and vegetables. Only about 25% …

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Gun deaths among black men at 28, doctors take steps to reframe gun violence as one of America’s top health crises

There has been a substantial increase in gun-related deaths in the United States over the past three decades and black men are the most affected, according to a new study by a team of emergency physicians. According to the study, they are 23 times more likely to be victims of firearm homicide than white men. …

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Michael Dowling Named America's Most Influential Healthcare Leader

Michael Dowling Named America’s Most Influential Healthcare Leader

NEW HYDE PARK, NY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 5, 2022– Northwell Health President and CEO Michael Dowling, who championed innovation to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and was just as aggressive on health equity and gun violence as a crisis public health, was selected as the most influential American leader in health care by Modern healthcare. This press release …

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A critical look at New York's controversial new approach to homelessness |  CNN Politics

A critical look at New York’s controversial new approach to homelessness | CNN Politics

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe for free here. CNN — New York City Mayor Eric Adams gave the city’s first responders, including his police force, a controversial new task this week – enforcing a state law that allows them to unwittingly engage …

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Adopting front-of-package nutrition warnings can help reduce obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers in the Americas - PAHO/WHO

Adopting front-of-package nutrition warnings can help reduce obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers in the Americas – PAHO/WHO

Study finds increased use of government-implemented warning labels can help reduce illnesses linked to poor nutrition RENO, Nevada – Adopting best practices for front-of-package nutrition labeling in more countries in the Americas can help reduce non-communicable diseases (NCDs) linked to poor nutrition such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers …

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A sample plate of the food icon MyPlate, is unveiled at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, June 2, 2011. A new study finds that few Americans have heard of MyPlate.

My plate? Few Americans know or heed America’s Nutrition Guide

A sample plate of food icon MyPlate, is unveiled at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, June 2, 2011. Few Americans have heard of MyPlate, new research reveals. (Susan Walsh, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes WASHINGTON — Here’s a little quiz: what replaced the food pyramid, the government’s guide to healthy eating …

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My plate?  Few Americans know or heed America's Nutrition Guide

My plate? Few Americans know or heed America’s Nutrition Guide

Here’s a quick quiz: What replaced the Food Pyramid, the government’s guide to healthy eating that lasted nearly 20 years? If you’re confused, you’re not alone. More than a decade after Department of Agriculture officials abandoned the pyramid, few Americans have heard of MyPlate, a plate-shaped logo that emphasizes fruits and vegetables. Only around 25% …

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My plate?  Few Americans know or heed America's Nutrition Guide

My plate? Few Americans know or heed America’s Nutrition Guide

Here’s a quick quiz: What replaced the Food Pyramid, the government’s guide to healthy eating that lasted nearly 20 years? If you’re confused, you’re not alone. More than a decade after Department of Agriculture officials abandoned the pyramid, few Americans have heard of MyPlate, a plate-shaped logo that emphasizes fruits and vegetables. Only about 25% …

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How America's Pandemic Preparedness Can Be a Global Insurance Policy

How America’s Pandemic Preparedness Can Be a Global Insurance Policy

Next year, when the new Congress convenes, there will be countless competing priorities for new representatives. One of those issues has to be pandemic preparedness. While COVID-19 may seem like a distant memory to some, the risks of natural or intentional spread of the disease are very much there – it’s not a question of …

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America's Renewal Will Not Happen Without Reforming Our Welfare Programs

America’s Renewal Will Not Happen Without Reforming Our Welfare Programs

The New York Times recently admitted that child poverty has been reduced by more than 50% since 1993. And indeed, America’s progress in reducing child poverty over the past 30 years has been nothing short of remarkable. But supporters still disagree on the policies responsible for this progress. Democrats award a rapidly growing safety net, …

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