Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Roundup

Here is a listing of articles of interest that have been published within the last 7-10 days:

1. CDC: Soda still common among teens, LA Times, 6/17/2011:
Brief Intro: "Only 24% said they drank regular soda (or pop), though when other sugary drinks such as sports drinks, sweetened coffee drinks (ah, yes, those sweetened coffee drinks) or flavored milk were counted, almost 63% of high school students said they drank sweetened beverages daily."

2. HHS again turns focus to prevention, Medpage Today, 6/17/2011:
Brief Intro:"The prevention effort will also tap leaders in "states, local communities, businesses, and nonprofit groups. It's going to take a commitment from all Americans and their families to take advantage of new healthy choices they have," Sebelius said."

3. Kids with government insurance wait longer for some care, Reuters, 6/17/2011:
Brief Intro:"The study, in the June 16 New England Journal of Medicine, "is clear and convincing evidence" that children with public insurance are treated differently, she said, "and it's across the system."

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