As COVID continues to spread across the country, state and local health officials rush to try to detect and contain outbreaks before they get out of control. A key to that is testing, and despite a slow start, testing has increased around the country. But it’s still not always easy to get a test. While many things can affect access to testing, location is an important starting point. NPR investigated the location of public testing sites in Texas, one of the first states to reopen, to see how they were distributed between predominantly white and predominantly minority areas. The investigation found that in four out of six of the largest cities in Texas, testing sites are disproportionately located in whiter neighborhoods. With evidence growing that black and Latino communities are harder hit by this deadly disease, community leaders say that testing disparities are problematic. Many experts warn that if communities don’t test the most vulnerable, they could miss pockets of infection and have new large outbreaks.
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We’re looking at the war in Iraq and asking what it is meant to accomplish and whether it is succeeding at those goals. A recent study in Mother Jones Magazine found an alarming increase in terrorist attacks worldwide since the start of the war. Later in the program, Doug is joined by the study’s co-author to break down the details and to explain what they mean about the success and failure of George W. Bush’s war on terror.
Salt Lake City, UT — A national translators group met this week in Utah, a state where much of the population speaks foreign languages. But the group says the United States is falling behind because of a lack of people trained to do the detailed work of translation.
While many obese people lead happy and healthy sex lives, therapists are seeing more obese people who say their intimate lives are suffering because of their weight. Part of an ongoing series on obesity in America. It’s well known that obesity can lead to a lot of health problems, but what’s rarely talked about is the impact on people’s sexual health. As the obesity rate has soared in the U. When Englehardt met Boynton more than a decade ago, she was quite heavy.
She was a straight-talking nurse, widowed with three kids. He was a local contractor looking to end his swinging bachelor days and get serious. Boynton says he didn’t focus on Englehardt’s size.
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Brooklyn, NY – Last year, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz proposed a tax on junk food. He says the tax would raise revenue for the state and fight childhood obesity.
Oswego, NY — A state agency is looking for help with a multinational study on turkey populations. That story and more in this evening’s newscast. Congressmen spent 3 days visiting troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Details in our morning newscast. Oswego, NY — Mental health officials have advice for people who are dealing with feelings of anxiety and depression during the holidays.
That story and more in our morning newscast. Oswego, NY — Lake effect snow and strong winds make for difficult travel.
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Keywords: BNP, Obesity, Heart Failure, BMI, Adiposity the refractory nature of NPR-A to natriuretic peptide stimulation . However, to date there has been no conclusive evidence in favor of any particular hypothesis.
Primary care physicians, endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses. Obesity Alliance, a health policy think-tank and coalition of more than organizations that drive innovative and practical strategies to address obesity. He has published 14 books in the fields of medicine, nutrition, and public health. He has advised the White House, US Congress, FDA, CMS, and numerous national, state, and local government and advocacy groups on issues pertaining to obesity, nutrition, and chronic disease prevention.
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The Delhi assembly on Friday passed a resolution against the implementation of the National Population Register NPR , in a specially convened one-day session on Friday. When Kejriwal asked if any MLAs in the member-house had their birth certificates on them, only nine members raised their hands. While the Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated in Parliament during a debate on Delhi riots over Wednesday and Thursday that no documents needed to be produced during the upcoming NPR exercise, fears have been expressed over the provision of legal penalty if one refuses or conceals information sought by the surveyor.
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Ina Jaffe is a veteran NPR correspondent covering the aging of America. adults’ involvement in politics and elections, dating and divorce, work and retirement.
Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults’ involvement in politics and elections, dating and divorce, work and retirement, fashion and sports, as well as issues affecting long term care and end of life choices. In , she was named one of the nation’s top “Influencers in Aging” by PBS publication Next Avenue , which wrote “Jaffe has reinvented reporting on aging.
Jaffe also reports on politics, contributing to NPR’s coverage of national elections since She’s also developed award-winning enterprise pieces. Her investigation into how the West Los Angeles VA made millions from illegally renting vacant property while ignoring plans to house homeless veterans won an award from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media. A few months after the story aired, the West Los Angeles VA broke ground on supportive housing for homeless vets.
Her year-long coverage on the rising violence in California’s public psychiatric hospitals won the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award as well as a Gracie Award. Born in Chicago, Jaffe attended the University of Wisconsin and DePaul University, receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy, respectively. On a rare rainy night in Albuquerque, two dozen students are learning the proper way to care for older people.
Teacher Liliana Reyes is reviewing the systems of the body — circulatory, respiratory and so on — to prepare them for an upcoming exam.
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The World Health Organization has already urged us to cut back on sugar, limiting added sugars to no more than 10 percent of our daily calories. So, how might policymakers get people to follow this advice? In a new report , the WHO is urging governments around the world to tax soda and other sugary drinks.
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Many advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of heart failure HF in recent years. Cardiac biomarkers are an essential tool for clinicians: point of care B-Type Natriuretic Peptide BNP and its N-terminal counterpart NT-proBNP levels help distinguish cardiac from non-cardiac causes of dyspnea and are also useful in the prognosis and monitoring of the efficacy of therapy. Given the ever-increasing prevalence of obesity world-wide, it is important to understand the benefits and limitations of HF biomarkers in this population.
This review will explore the biology, physiology, and pathophysiology of these peptides and the cardiac endocrine paradox in HF. We also examine the clinical evidence, mechanisms, and plausible biological explanations for the discord between BNP levels and HF in obese patients. The obesity pandemic is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality across the world.
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Have you seen the show? If so, tell us whether you think it champions or humiliates plus-sized women. Last night, Fox Television premiered its new version of the popular reality show “The Bachelor,” with a plus-sized twist. But in this version of the show, the bachelor, a year-old real estate investor, and all 20 contestants are overweight.
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Or, how about this approach: Simply limit your daily eating window to 10 hours. This means that if you take your first bite of food at 8 a. A new study published in Cell Metabolism offers some evidence that the approach can be beneficial. Researchers tracked a group of overweight participants who followed this approach for about three months. During the fasting period, participants were encouraged to stay hydrated with water. Each day, they logged the timing of their meals and their sleep in an app.
There was also some reported improvement in sleep quality, and many of the participants reported more energy. Panda and Taub have some theories that may help explain the reduction in belly fat and weight loss. There are still lots of unanswered questions when it comes to fasting, such as: Are shorter windows of fasting effective? She was not involved in the new study, but we asked her to take a look at it.