This Week’s Health News

Posted on October 14, 2011

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Here’s a breakdown of what’s been in the news this week.

CDC Report: Decline in Heart Disease

 

 

 

 

 

The CDC has released a report summarizing what has lead to the decline in coronary heart disease. Determinants such as gender, race, education, and regional location affect your likeliness of having coronary heart disease.

Child Obesity: Unhealthy Kids Meals 

 

 

 

Child obesity has been increasing for the past few years. Parenting magazine highlights some of the unhealthiest kids’ meals at local restaurant. These unhealthy meals are high in sodium, fat, and calories.
Mandatory Flu Shots for Hospital Workers?

 

 

 

 

In an effort to increase the percentage of hospital workers who receive flu immunizations, hospitals want to require the flu shot “as a condition of employment”.  Currently 30% of acute  care hospital works did not receive last season’s flu shots. As hospital workers especially, it is a public safety issue, that there are people who are not immunized.  Read the rest of the report at Boston.com

Deadly Outbreak of Listeria Continues

 

 

 

This outbreak of Listeria in cantaloupes has claimed 23 lives, and is now known as the deadliest known food outbreak. Visit the CDC website for updates and protective measures.

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