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Why obesity intervention needs to be a bigger part of chronic disease care

Why obesity intervention needs to be a bigger part of chronic disease care

Obesity has had an overwhelming presence in the US over the past few decades, but the problem has been exacerbated by the pandemic. The latest CDC data shows that 42% of Americans were obese in March 2020. A survey from the American Psychological Association, conducted last year, found that nearly half of Americans said they …

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Telehealth visits for mental health continue to rise despite dropping in every other specialty

Telehealth visits for mental health continue to rise despite dropping in every other specialty

The explosive use of virtual care that occurred during the early months of the pandemic has dropped drastically across all specialties but one — mental health. In fact, telehealth utilization among mental health patients is continuing to climb, according to a new report† For the report, healthcare appointment booking platform Zocdoc, which is used by …

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With Pills and Burner Phones, Mexican Abortion Activists Prepare for Roe V. Wade Overturn |  Top News

With Pills and Burner Phones, Mexican Abortion Activists Prepare for Roe V. Wade Overturn | Top News

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Abril, a 22-year-old college student, has a plan if Roe v. Wade is overturned: use encrypted messages, burner phones and international numbers to ensure women still have the choice to terminate a pregnancy. And maybe save for a bail fund, she joked. Abril, who declined to give her full name, is …

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New Texas GOP Platform Declares Homosexuality ‘Abnormal Lifestyle Choice’

New Texas GOP Platform Declares Homosexuality ‘Abnormal Lifestyle Choice’

In a giant step into the dark ages, the newly adopted platform of the Texas Republican Party now officially declares that homosexuality is an “abnormal choice.” The shocking platform, voted on by 5,100 delegates and alternates Saturday at the party’s biennial convention in Houston, also affirms Texas Republicans’ opposition to “all efforts to validate transgender …

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