A Healthier Sangamon County

Members of the local medical community weigh in on public health issues

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Increasing flu shot percentage is vital

🕔March 13, 2014 11:55 a.m.

The end of the influenza season is near. The vaccine really does work.We are finally getting through the toughest Sangamon ...

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Interpreting improving statistics about child obesity

🕔March 03, 2014 2:32 p.m.

A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association regarding the prevalence of obesity in the United States ...

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Soda tax a logical step in fight to lower obesity rates

🕔Feb. 26, 2014 4:09 p.m.

Jerry Garcia, the leader of the Grateful Dead, once said, "Something’s got to be done, and it’s just incredibly pathetic ...

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What can we do to get other businesses to follow CVS' lead on eliminating tobacco sales?

🕔Feb. 21, 2014 9:36 a.m.

In the 1950s and '60s, more than half of U.S. men smoked, but since then the rate has dropped to ...

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Sangamon County seems pretty health, doesn't it?

🕔Feb. 06, 2014 1:23 p.m.

The County Health Rankings is a nationally respected program sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and managed by the ...

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Should other drug stores follow CVS' lead and stop selling tobacco products?

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