Springfield New-Leader – Sebelius: Federal health law helps area’s rural residents
Last week I visited the St. John’s hospital system in rural Missouri that is providing critical access to care for thousands who would otherwise have to delay or put off treatment. We discussed some of the challenges that people often face in rural America including limited insurance options, fewer doctors and nurses, and higher out-of-pocket expenses.
Associated Press – Yale: Cereals’ health claims confuse many parents
A study by Yale researchers finds parents often misinterpret health claims on children’s cereals, assuming they are more nutritious than they actually are.
Penn Medicine – Patient’s “Serial Killer” T Cells Obliterate Tumors in Patients
The findings, published simultaneously today in the New England Journal of Medicine and Science Translational Medicine, are the first demonstration of the use of gene transfer therapy to create “serial killer” T cells aimed at cancerous tumors.
WebMD – Red Meat, Processed Meat Linked to Diabetes Risk
Red meat, particularly processed red meats like bacon, sausage, and hot dogs, may increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The more processed or unprocessed red meat a person eats, the greater the risk, according to a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Huffington Post – Climate Change Hits Home
Do you live in a climate-ready city? How prepared is your state for the challenges to health and the environment being caused by climate change-from the dangers of extreme heat and increased flooding to the spread of ragweed whose pollen causes allergies or mosquitoes that can spread disease?