TIME – Stroke deaths are rising in some parts of America

Every year, nearly 800,000 Americans have a stroke, and more than 140,000 die from it. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and one of the primary causes of serious disability among Americans. The number of Americans who die from stroke has been dropping since the 1960s, but a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that progress is stalling—possibly due to still-high rates of obesity and hypertension.

TODAY – Many women can’t sleep and the health consequences can be huge

If sleep feels more elusive as you age, you’re not alone in tossing and turning and facing the morning drained. More than a third of women in their 40s and 50s — 35 percent — get less than seven hours of sleep a day, according to an analysis from the National Center for Health Statistics published Thursday. Almost half don’t wake up feeling rested, a finding that particularly stood out for Anjel Vahratian, the paper’s author and a supervisory statistician at NCHS.

Kaiser Health News – Move to end DACA leaves some young immigrants fearing for their health

The Trump administration’s controversial decision on Tuesday to scrap the DACA program does more than put nearly 800,000 “Dreamers” in fear of deportation and losing their jobs. It threatens the health care of thousands of young adults like Ruiz, who either have job-based insurance or whose incomes qualify them for Medicaid in California and several other states.

The Washington Post – EPA under Trump shrinks to near Reagan-era staffing levels

The workforce of the Environmental Protection Agency could soon shrink to the lowest level since Ronald Reagan occupied the White House — part of a push to curtail the size and scope of an agency that President Trump once promised to eliminate “in almost every form.”

The New York Times – If you build it, the Dutch will pedal

The country’s preference for the bicycle could save its economy $23 billion each year, according to a recent study done at Utrecht University and published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study suggested that the Netherlands’ vigorous cycling habits prevented 6,500 premature deaths each year.